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Mentors Making a Difference

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Mentor

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Columbia area, Heidi Johnson, tells Palmetto Scene how they match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister and the impact the right relationship can have.

The Greater Columbia affiliate is one of several affiliates in South Carolina. For more information on how you can volunteer or enroll a child in your area, click here .

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-sided, two-room houses, without electricity or heating, until the 1980s."

The NY Times : “For years, local historians had struggled to save the pinewood building....

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. On the latest episode of Palmetto Scene, she sits down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her exhibit, Pilgrimage, that is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January.

In this clip, Leibovitz reminisces about her time touring with The Rolling Stones.

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

From: Palmetto Scene

William Richardson

Beacon

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french fries and onion rings.

Kenny Church says, “We try to give people plenty. He [White] actually started the Beacon after the Depression when people didn’t have much food. So he started...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Lee Bros

Charleston's amazing history and outstanding food is a haven for visitors. Two brothers who grew up in Charleston are now offering a “taste” of the coastal town in a new cookbook, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen .

According to NPR, "In addition to highlighting Charleston's current food culture, Matt and Ted Lee also looked to Charleston's history to find old recipes that might have been forgotten. Cookbooks from the 19th century were particularly inspiring,...

Could South Carolina Turn Into a Blue State?

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Blue State

Today, the South is considered a Republican stronghold when it comes to presidential elections. So, what are the chances South Carolina could turn into a blue state? Winthrop Political Science Professor Scott Huffmon says, “It’s a mistake to think that the past twenty years will define the future forever. Remember, we were once part of the solidly democratic south.”

What are your thoughts? Will we see a Democrat or a Republican win the...

Technology Helping Parents Combat Health Issues in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Text4Baby

South Carolina has one of the highest infant mortality rate in the country. Text4Baby is trying to address the issue. Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. This program is a tool that expectant and new mothers can use to become better informed parents.

Dr. Greg Barabell says, “What Text 4 Baby does is it gives small snippets of information, things I call "twitter...

What's It Like To Be a Contestant on Jeopardy?

From: Palmetto Scene

R. Taylor

Jeopardy

What does it take to be a contestant on Jeopardy ? We asked Columbia native Josiah Washington about his experience as a winner on Jeopardy .

Coach John McKissick: The Winningest Coach in the Nation

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country can only dream about achieving. In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. Coach McKissick currently holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level.

ESPN calls the Summerville High School football coach the “Coach of the Century.”

When ESPN The Magazine asked Coach McKissick about retiring,...

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Teacher Cadet

The Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach to attract talented young people to the teaching profession.

The Teacher Cadet Program was piloted in four high schools from 1985 to 1986. The program quickly grew to 28 schools in its second year, all of which still offer the Teacher Cadet Program. According to Marcella Wine-Snyder, Program Director for Teacher Cadets, “Right now we have 170 sites in the state…but not only is it making...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Lunch Money

The band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too.

“I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself listening to your album even when my kids aren't around.' That’s the point,” says bass player, J.D. Stephens.

The Columbia, South Carolina-based band has songs in regular rotation on SiriusXM...

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Bullying Prevention Month

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Nikki Haley has issued a statewide proclamation designating the month of October as Bullying Prevention Month.

This proclamation is a part of Governor Haley’s continued anti-bullying initiative. The proclamation states that schools should be safe, positive learning environments in which students are able to thrive without the threat of being bullied. This statewide proclamation also recognizes the negative effects that bullying can have on a child’s health and learning experience....

An Interview with Chef Vivian Howard from "A Chef's Life"

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

A Chefs Life

A Chef's Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.

We talked with Chef Vivian Howard about her new show, her twin babies and changing seasons. "A Chef's Life" airs Thursday at 9:00pm on SCETV.

For recipes and to learn...

Flip Flops May Be Bad For Your Health

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Flip Flops

Flip-flops are a year long staple in South Carolina. Unfortunately, there are dangers associated with wearing this popular footwear. Did you know that one pair of flip flops can carry more than 18,000 bacteria, which include Staphylococcus aureus and bacteria from fecal matter?

In a 2012 survey, 78 percent of American adults over the age of 21 reported having had some sort of foot pain or issue at some point in their lives. More...

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