In 1946, Robert Trias opened America’s first dojo in Phoenix, AZ. Nearly two decades later, the martial arts pioneer hosted the first national karate tournament in the continental US at the University of Chicago. It was at that tournament in the early 1980s that up-and-coming martial artist Mike Sanders met the man that would become his secon
Family and friends gathered at the Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizens Breakfast Tuesday morning to honor longtime Greer resident Keith Smith.
The Greer Commission of Public Works sponsored the breakfast at the Cannon Centre, surprising Smith with an award for his contributions to life in the community.
Doris Franchina is celebrating a century of life, with parties held in her honor at Greer Community Ministries (GCM) and the Needmore Community Center.
“This doesn’t happen very often—100 years old, wow,” said Nimfa Clauter, Senior Action Coordinator at Needmore Community Center. “It’s a great community here.”
He’s been a Green Beret in Vietnam, met Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, and studied under the world’s most accomplished martial artists.
After a half-century in the dojo, however, the thing Mike Sanders is most proud of is helping so many students become the best people they can be.
Ann Salway’s third grade class at Abner Creek Academy is one of two grand-prize winners of the national DreamBox Learning Fall Math Challenge.
“Last year, I didn’t push dream box until the contest,” said Ann Salway, who is a second-year winner. “This year, I started dream box from day one.”
A popular music festival is making its way to downtown Greer this winter.
The Albino Skunk Music Festival will host its first-ever indoor WinterSkunk Music Fest from 2-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at The Spinning Jenny, located at 107 Cannon St, Greer.
He was the most caring man. If he could do anything for anybody, he’d do it.”
That’s how Delores Boroughs will remember her husband, Sonny, who passed away in November after a long battle with cancer.
That’s how many other members of the Greer community will remember him, too.
Fifth Grade Students at Berry Shoals Intermediate School welcomed in the new year with Letters to 2017.
Local daycare students brought Christmas cheer to a nursing home in Greer last week.
Three and four-year-olds from Country Day School visited Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center last Wednesday to sing Christmas carols and deliver ornaments.
Moms, dads, grandparents and other family members formed a line that wrapped around a local Greer business Saturday morning.
It may have been cold and wet, but complaints weren’t heard. Inside, the little children they brought with them were being given Christmas early as the annual Cops for Tots was taking place.