Tabitha Safdi

Main Street Children's Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

Children's Museum

The Main Street Children's Museum, located in Rock Hill, S.C. offers fun and educational activities for children from birth to age six. The creative play space is inspired by the artwork of illustrator Vernon Grant, creator of Snap, Crackle and Pop from the Kellogg Company.

Joye Cottage

By Tabitha Safdi

Joye Cottage

Originally built as a farmhouse in the 1800s, Joye Cottage is now a sixty room mansion located in beautiful Aiken, South Carolina.  Personally owned by Steven Naifeh and Gregory Smith, both Pulitzer Prize winning authors, the home has seen many renovations to preserve it's history.  The future of the cottage led to a partnership with Juilliard and now promotes art in the community with the festival "Juilliard in Aiken."

The Winningest Coach

By Tabitha Safdi

Summerville High School

Coach John McKissick knows a thing or two about winning. The Summerville High School Athletics Director and Football Coach just wrapped up his 60th year coaching and is only six wins short of a monumental 600th win.

The Blair School of Art

By Tabitha Safdi

Blair School of Art

Since 1997, the Blair School of Art has been teaching students how to create photo-realistic paintings through airbrush. The campus is located in Blair, South Carolina and offers students an intensive program in a distraction-free environment.

Yemassee Train Depot

By Tabitha Safdi

Train

In the center of small-town Yemassee, SC is a train depot that is full of character and history. Between 1915 and 1965, the train depot served as the Marine Corps gateway to Parris Island and saw more than 500,000 recruits come through the station. Now the Yemassee Revitalization Corporation is working to preserve this unique fixture in the community.

Beaufort's Kazoo Factory

By Tabitha Safdi

Kazoo

Kazoobie Kazoos, located in Beaufort South Carolina, is America's only full-time kazoo factory.  The company ships fun all over the world and offers folks a tour around the museum and factory.  At the end of the tour they even offer guests a chance to make their very own kazoo.

Behind the Scenes with the Sea Turtles of the South Carolina Aquarium

By Tabitha Safdi

Sea Turtle

South Carolina's 187 miles of coast is enjoyed by millions year round and Kelly Thorvalson of the South Carolina Aquarium is here to protect it. Thorvalson has one of the most unique jobs in the world...to nurse sick and injured sea turtles back to health. The Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium is a Southeast one-of-a-kind operation. The staff often works nights, weekends, holidays and they are always on-call in case of a turtle stranding.

An Inn on York Street

By Tabitha Safdi

Inn on York Street

An Inn on York Street is a unique historical home that is now a working Bed and Breakfast. Over the years the home has been used as a hospital and a church. Now guests come from far and wide to stay in this relaxing Inn.

Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center

By Tabitha Safdi

Hagood

Located in Pickens County, the Hagood Mill is an 1845 gristmill that is still in operation today. This living history site is on the National Register of Historic Places and has tons of things for visitors to see and do.

Juilliard In Aiken

By Tabitha Safdi

Julliard

Juilliard in Aiken is a week long event featuring public performances, concerts and outreach to area schools from attending students and faculty of Juilliard, America's premier conservatory.  The partnership between Juilliard and the City of Aiken is one that is truly unique as its the only one of its kind in the world.  Juilliard in Aiken is scheduled for March 10-16, 2012.

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