Back to school… by the numbers

     

     The Weather
    Aug 20 Aug 21   Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26
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     What’s Happening in Greenville?

    Got all things planned for this week? Don’t miss to include a day out or two with your family or friends. There are plenty of things to do in Greenville and they come in all flavors – concerts, plays, outdoor entertainment and more. Start your week off with a bang with our pick of the best happenings in Greenville this week.

    Aug 20, 7 PM
    Greenville Drive Baseball
    Fluor Field at the West End
    Aug 20, Mon
    Big League Fun
    The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
    Aug 21, Tue, 5 PM
    Mauldin Farmers Market
    Mauldin Cultural Center
    Aug 21, Tue 10:30 AM
    Toddler Time!
    Upcountry History Museum
    Aug 22, 5 PM
    Greenbrier Farms’ Weekly Porch Series
    Greenbrier Farms
    Aug 22, Wed, 7 PM
    ScanSource Reedy River Concert
    TD Stage at Peace Center Amphitheatre
    Aug 23, Thu, 5 PM
    Dogs Night Out
    Mast General Store
    Aug 23, Thu, 5:30 PM
    Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive
    NOMA SquareMuch Ado About Nothing
    Aug 24,  Fri, 7 PM
    Starry Nights
    Roper Mountain Science Center
    Aug 24,  Fri,  5:30 PM
    Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
    NOMA Square
    Aug 25, Sat, 8 AM
    TD Saturday Market
    Main St Washington-Court Sts
    Aug 25, Sat, 12:30 PM
    Bon Dance Japanese Culture Festival
    McAlister Square
    Aug 26, Sun, 2 PM
    Family Animal Encounters
    Chimney Rock
    Aug 26, Sun, 3 PM
    Savannah Baroque Concert
    Greenville County Museum of Art

     

     Foodie Destination of the Week

    The restaurant scene in greater Greenville has exploded off the past decade with new restaurants springing up here and there. Downtown Greenville alone has brought an array of tasty cuisines to pick from which makes it a great place for anyone who wants to try different culinary experiences. This week, we’ll highlight one of the best places to dine and experience Greenville’s gastronomic delights.

     

    Fireforge Crafted Beer

    Greenville’s brewery scene is growing exponentially. The old WN Watson building now houses Fireforge, the 4,500-square-foot brewery is now housing the flowing tap lines of Greenville’s newest brewery.

    Fireforge is the brewing project of Brian and Nicole Cendrowski and they have just recently opened last June. The small-batch brewery, tasting room, and pleasure garden can accommodate almost 400 people inside and out. As for the beer, founders Brian and Nicole have a passion for exploring new flavors so you will find something exciting. Try out Brokkr, Spinto Santo IPA, John Hopcock, Pool Honeys Peach Milkshake IPA, and Fires of Helles Bock. The majority of their beers are 6-9% alcohol. They have three different size options (small, medium, or large) at very reasonable prices.

    Nothing beats savoring a cold brew at the end of a tiring day. The atmosphere inside is relaxing with all the cool decors put together: rustic pallet wood walls, comfy furniture, a rad owl lamp, stained glass & eclectic original tap handles. They have an outside patio for cornhole. The staffs are extremely helpful and friendly too. They offer snacks in the meantime and the brewery is open Wednesday through Sunday. It’s a great new place where you’ll want to come, hang out, and relax.

     

    Address: 311 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
    Phone: 864-735-0885
    Hours: Mon-Tue: Closed, Wed-Thu: 4 pm –  9 pm, Fri-Sat: 2 pm – 10 pm, Sun: 2 pm – 8 pm
    Website:  www.fireforge.beer

     

     Did You Know?

    Back to school… by the numbers

    It’s officially the first day of school for students. Summer is finally over! Just in time for the ‘back to school!’ Here are some selected numbers related to schools and students in Greenville County Schools:

    1 – largest school district in South Carolina
    44 – largest school district in the U.S.
    76,000 – Student enrolled for this school year 2018-2019.
    82,000 – Meals served at GCS.
    10,000 – People employed by Greenville County Schools.
    5,400 – Teachers working for GCS.
    633 – out of 5,400 were new hires.
    11 – Schools throughout the school district with new principals.
    265 – were first-year teachers.
    106 – Facilities throughout the school district.
    369 – Bus routes throughout the school district.
    27,000 – Students who use the school bus.
    11,200 – Students athletes throughout the school district.

     

     Real Estate Highlight

    What’s Next After Your Offer Has Been Accepted?

    Remember the weeks or even months you spent on house hunting, viewing houses, and considering homes you would like to buy, now that the day has come that the offer you made on a house has been accepted, you will feel delighted for sure! Although it feels like that hard work seemed over, you are still in the early stages of the buying process…


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