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If you don't count it, it doesn't count.

March 1, 2018

You’ve heard plenty of people say, “I never see anyone there,” or “It’s crowded every time I pass by.” “Anecdata” may feel like an assessment, but it’s important to gather real counts for grant requests and trail maintenance and programming...

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Stay Healthy During the Winter Season

February 2, 2018

As we are all well aware, the start of 2018 has been full of cold weather, germs and sickness! If you are like me, you are counting down the days until spring blossoms and 60 degree weather. Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow reared its ugly head and we could be stuck with this lovely...

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Beating the Winter Blues

December 15, 2017

Most of us tend to slow down during the winter, with shorter days and longer nights. At least I know I do. I’d much prefer to enjoy the winter months from the comfort of my own bed, actively avoiding those cold windy mornings. The shorter days and colder weather make it hard to continue those...

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Connecting Spartanburg One Trail at a Time

November 10, 2017

Learn more about the work happening in Spartanburg around trail development.

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Spartanburg’s Car Culture

September 20, 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot about Spartanburg’s driving culture, mostly that I don’t think it’s as uniform as we may imagine. For a glimpse, stand on the corner of Henry Street and Church Street for about 10 minutes some day. You’ll see drivers ignoring stop lines,...

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Growing Up Green

September 14, 2017

At Woodland Heights Elementary School in Spartanburg, some 4th graders started the new school year off by harvesting sweet potatoes they had planted as 3rd graders. The school garden program allows students to have a hands on experience growing vegetables, and they also learn about plant biology and...

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Fall is Coming...

September 7, 2017

Every year I look forward to Labor Day weekend, which I usually spend at the beach with my family. I am always sad when the weekend ends but actually get a little excited when I am driving home Monday morning (minus the bumper-to-bumper traffic). Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a long weekend...

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Welcome to Spartanburg!

August 31, 2017

In June of this year I was offered a position at Partners for Active living as an AmeriCorps VISTA and initially I was more than a little hesitant to accept. I’d spent four years living in Washington D.C. and the idea of moving to a city only a fraction of the size of my hometown was daunting....

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