Palmetto Scene

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

June 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Bekker and Fuller

This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violine is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley...

An Artist’s Haven

June 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Artist Co-op

The West Main Artists Co-op is an open environment that allows artists from all over the Upstate to have a space to create. The co-op houses over 50 artists, all in different disciplines. Artists here specialize in sculpting, photography, painting, printmaking, performance...

I Heart Hungry Kids

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
volunteers

There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids. In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany,...

UFO Welcome Center Welcomes All

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
UFO Welcome Center

Bowman, S.C. is home to the UFO Welcome Center . Jody, the creator, is full of interesting ideas and stories that he is happy to share with guests who stop by to say hello. By walking through his welcome center, you can see that many people have enjoyed their time and left...

Community-Owned Grocery Store Supports Community

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Hub City Coop

Located in Spartanburg, the Hub City Co-op is the first grocery co-op in South Carolina. At the co-op, they focus on local farmers and vendors, primarily in the upstate. It's important to support local farms and vendors and give them a space to thrive. From hydroponically...

Lowcountry Doll Collection Inspires Unity

June 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Doll collection

For Mattie P. Sanders, every doll tells a story…all 2,000 of them. The dolls are a part of an exhibit titled “Black Footprints: Blacks Past and Present.” The expo is meant to provide positive role models and build self-esteem among visitors young and old. The dolls are...

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

June 1, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Pearl's Garden Entrance

The small town of Bishopville, SC is home to some traditional vacation stops like museums and parks, but also a few quirkier spots like Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden. Pearl is happy to speak with his guests about everything from bushes to better education systems. Pearl’s...

Mark Bryan Talks About His Favorite Book

May 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan, musician and founding member of Hootie and the Blowfish, talks about his favorite book. Visit Palmetto Scene online at scetv.org to see other SC celebrities talk about the importance of books and reading. And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American Read all...

SC Native Craig Melvin Talks About His Favorite Book Genre

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin, Journalist, News Anchor, and South Carolina native, talks about his favorite book genre. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great...

Born to Read

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Mother with baby

Besides their bundle of joy, new moms leave the hospital with stacks of information meant to help get the baby on the right track. A Lowcountry group of volunteers is using that post-partum window to educate mothers about the advantages of early reading. At the mother’s...

The Ageless Pastime

May 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Checking out books on the mobile library

The aging population in Beaufort County has more time on their hands for leisure than ever before. However, lack of mobility sometimes puts a sudden halt to many of those pleasures. But thanks to the recent addition of a bookmobile, the Beaufort County Public Library is...

Man's Best Friend Lends an Ear to Literacy

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Dogs assisting young readers

Learning to read can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once. For many children, stumbling on a word in front of their peers is a huge fear. All it takes is a chuckle of a classmate to crush the confidence of a budding reader. But a program called Tail Waggin' Tutors is...

The Organs of L’Organo

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
pipe organ

Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U...

SC Native Josh Turner Talks About the Importance of Reading

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Josh Turner

Josh Turner, country music star and South Carolina native, talks about the importance of reading. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American...

Research Study Shows Positive Trends for Summer Reading Program

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students receiving books

For the second consecutive year, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, collaborated with Scholastic , the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to determine the impact of...

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