Holidays

Traditions in the New Year

December 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
fireworks

Earlier this year we learned about certain superstitions many of us have. As we get ready to ring in a new year, a look at some more traditions celebrated during this time of year.

Narrative: "Together We Grew"

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Marcia Peter and facilitator Felix Lopez, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. When StoryCorps visited Columbia in 2016, Marcia Peters talked with facilitator...

Holiday Festivities at The Biltmore

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Kaitlyn Park
lights at biltmore estate

Marrisa Jamison of The Biltmore Estate tells Palmetto Scene about all of the additional holiday fun beyond the Biltmore House during the 2017 season.

West Columbia Man Brings the Spirit of Christmas Alive as Santa Claus

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Arthur Erskine of West Columbia and friend.

Most men don’t frequent beauty parlors, but Arthur “Cotton” Erskine of West Columbia visits his every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas to prepare his hair and long beard for a role he’s portrayed for years: Santa Claus. “Santa Cotton,” as he is known, becomes the Jolly...

A Biltmore Christmas

December 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Banquet Hall

On Christmas Eve of 1895, the public got its first look at America’s Largest Home when owner George Vanderbilt opened the doors for all to see. And still today, many Americans flock to The Biltmore during the holiday season to step back in time and experience the spirit...

Poinsettias

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Poinsettias

Clemson professor and poinsettia expert Dr. Jim Faust joins us at "Making It Grow" and shares tips on selecting and caring for poinsettias, as well as a little history about the plant and how it came to America. Dr. Faust also brought some new varieties and historical...

Holiday Shopping Season Looks to be Best in a Decade

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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USC Retail Department Chair Mark Rosenbaum is excited by this year’s holiday shopping season. A decade after the great recession that started in 2008, he said retail sales in the state and nation are back to 2007 levels. The stock market’s record highs are just in time for...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

Celebrate the Holidays with SCETV

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
Call the Midwife Holiday Special

The holiday season is officially here! Grab a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa with family and friends to enjoy the following SCETV programming. We also encourage you to check out special events in your area or find helpful holiday planning tips from our Happy Holidays...

#SCHolidays: the Lowcountry

December 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
kids on beach in Santa hats

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

Five Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 7, 2017 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Holiday Food

Holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and food, lots of food! For most people who are trying to eat healthy, the holidays can be a challenge. Kristen Ziesmer, Palmetto Health’s Apex Athletic Performance sports dietitian ,...

#SCHolidays: The Upstate

December 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
couple with lights at mountain lodge

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing...

#SCHolidays: The Midlands

December 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Governors tree and SC statehouse

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

Holiday Depression is Real for Some South Carolinians

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Health by Tut Underwood
illustration of a male figure in a Santa who is holding a battery that is "low" on power

Cries of “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year” can ring hollow for those afflicted with the phenomenon known as holiday depression. Psychologist Fred Medway says holidays are so charged with memories that if one experiences, for example, a loss or other...

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