Inman honored at celebration


Community Calendar

Charles Warner | The Union Times Retired Chamber of Commerce executive director Torance Inman (left) chats with Sharon Johnson (center) and Janice Jarvis (right) of Roper Staffing Thursday afternoon. Johnson and Jarvis were among the many Chamber members, local officials, and others who attended a retirement celebration for Inman at Main Street Junction. Inman served as the Chamber’s executive director from 2008 until his retirement at the end of 2016.


Sims Class Of 1968

The Sims High School Class of 1968 will meet Saturday, March 4 at 5 p.m. at 1101 Union Boulevard, Union. Please put this date on your calendar. We will look forward to seeing you there. Any questions feel free to call 864-674-6799.

Shag Night

The Union County Healthcare Foundation hold “Shag Night 2017” Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at the Union National Guard Armory.

Shag Night 2017 will feature dancing with live music provided by the “Band of Oz.” Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be both a live auction and a silent auction.

Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance as there will be none available at the door.

Shag Night 2017 is an annual fundraiser of the Healthcare Foundation which uses the funds raised to purhcase health-care equipment and related items for Union Medical Center, Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, and the medical community of Union County.

For more information about Shag Night 2017 and how to purchase your tickets call 864-301-2466.

Concert

Boiling Springs Community Park Center, 182 Rainbow Lake, Boiling Springs, will host a concert by Adam Crabb from the Gaither Vocal Band on Saturday, March 4.

Also performing will be The Griffins and The Redeemers of Faith.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the concert.

For more information call 864-237-3214.

Housing Authority

The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union will meet Monday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. at 102 Porter Street.

Union County Beekeepers

The Union County Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. in the classroom of Clemson Extension at the fairgrounds. Enter through side gate and park in rear. We will have social time and meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Scott Derrick owner of Blythewood Bee Company will present an interesting program on bee products. Check him out online and if you want to order, he will gladly bring to the meeting.

Everyone interested in bees is welcome to attend.

PPG Hosts ‘Survival Garden’ Program

Tommy Sinclair and Buddy Blackmon will lead a workshop called “Creating a Year-Round Survival Garden — Part I” on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Piedmont Physic Garden, which is located at 301 E. South Street in Union, SC.

This spring session will be the first of a three part series on how to create your own survival garden. Join us and learn to reap the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet all year long.

Tickets are $20 for non-members. To reserve your spot, please send your check to The Piedmont Physic Garden PO Box 603 Union, SC 29379 or register online via our website www.piedmontphysicgarden.org Look for the sign up button under our Events section.

Miracle League Registration Under Way

The Miracle League of Union County is now registering players and buddies for its upcoming baseball season. Registration will continue through Saturday, March 11.

Registration forms for the 2017 baseball season can be picked up at the Miracle League office at 115 Thomas Street, Union, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. You can also request registration forms be mailed to you by emailing the Miracle League at unionmiracleleague@gmail.com or by calling Amy Austin at 864-466-7879. You can also “like” the Miracle League on Facebook and visit its website at www.themiracleleagueofunioncounty.org.

There will also be “in person” registration at the Timken Sports Complex Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Uniforms for players and buddies will be distrbuted March 31 from 4-6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex.

The MLUC baseball season will get under way the 2nd week of April and continue through the last week of May.

A leaflet providing registration information states that “Everyone CAN play ball! No baseball experience is required. This league is specifically for boys and girls, men and women who need assistance playing baseball. Buddies are provided to keep your player safe and assist them around the field and at bat. Miracle League Baseball will improve your child’s confidence, self-esteem, independence and development of coordination and motor skills.”

A One Day Trip

Betsy & Company along with Over The Hill Gang Relay for Life Team presents a one day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Saturday, March 11. First pick up at 7 a.m. at Jonesville Municipal Building; second pick up at 7:30 a.m. in Union at the Old Walmart Parking Lot. If interested feel free to contact Betsy at 864-674-6799.

PPG To Host St. Claire

Garden writer and photographer, Marian St. Claire will present “Growing Good Gardens: Finding Ideas and Inspiration in all the Right Places” on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Piedmont Physic Garden, which is located at 301 E. South Street in Union, SC.

St. Claire is well known for her articles in The Greenville News and Carolina Gardener Magazine. She also leads garden tours throughout Europe and the United States.

Tickets are $20 for non-members. To reserve your spot, please send your check to The Piedmont Physic Garden PO Box 603 Union, SC 29379 or register online via our website www.piedmontphysicgarden.org Look for the sign up button under our Events section.

Sims Class Of 1969

The Sims High School Class of 1969’s regular meeting will be held Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 22 Headquarters.

March At The UCAC

The following events and activities will held in March at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown Union.

• Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

• Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. This is open to everyone.

• Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us March 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent.

• Toddler Time — Friday, March 24 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30-1:30 p.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us. $10.

• Mini Monet — Join us on Saturday, March 18 for a morning full of secret creativity! We will be making secret book safes! Kindergarten-5th Grade. $15 members/ $20 nonmembers.

• 2017 Wine Tasting — Join us on Friday, March 10 for the 2017 Wine Tasting. The Cat’s Paw Winery will be supplying our wine while Bob Love, this year’s Sommelier, will provide us with all the information. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the UCAC or from any board member. Tastings will be held at 5:30 and 7:30. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

• 2017 Elementary Youth Art Show Reception — UCAC will honor Union County’s talented elementary school students with a reception on March 23 starting at 5:30 p.m. The UCAC gallery will be filled with over 50 pieces of artwork created by students, kindergarten to 5th grade. We invite everyone to join us. Refreshments will be served.

Have you joined UCAC yet? NOW IS THE TIME! March is the annual membership drive for UCAC! Call, email, or stop in today to join! All members receive special pricing on camps, classes, and events. For more information contact Amber at 864-429-2817.

Upcountry Literary Festival

USC Union will be the host to the seventh annual Upcountry Literary Festival this year on Friday, March 24, from 1-5 p.m., and Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The two day-event will showcase a number of nationally and regionally renowned authors, poets, and musical artist.

The Upcountry Literary Festival is honored to announce the keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Kelly Cherry, who will also be presented our William “Singing Billy” Walker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Southern Letters. Dr. Cherry is a poet, novelist, and memoirist whose work includes “Augusta Played,” “The Life and Death of Poetry,” and “Dr. Joyce Brothers and Me,” among many others. Her work is accessible, humorous, and “serious” in that most engaging way. Along with other numerous awards and honors, Dr. Cherry was named Virginia’s Poet Laureate by their Governor Bob McDonnell in 2010 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016.

The event is free to everyone and will be held in the auditorium at USC Union’s Main Building. A full schedule and participant list will be posted at a later date on the USC Union website.

For more information, please contact Randy Ivey at (864) 424-8057 or email rivey@mailbox.sc.edu.

Civitans Meet

The Union Civitans Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at the Inn at Merridun. Lunch is served.

Teens Sought For Summer Jobs

The USDA Forest Service, Enoree Ranger District is seeking young men and women, ages 15-18, who are interested in summer employment with the USDA Forest Service in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Crew members will earn minimum wage (7.25 p/h), working 40 hours per week for eight weeks (June 11-August 5, 2017).

The YCC program teaches young adults about the forest environment by engaging them in the management of its natural resources. Students gain hands-on experience in trail building; campground maintenance and renovation; noxious weed removal and planting projects. These and other projects all serve to benefit the forest and its ecosystems. It’s a great introduction for kids interested in pursuing a natural resources career.

Applicants must be prepared for hard physical work in an outdoor environment under potentially adverse weather conditions and rough terrain. Crew members are responsible for their own daily transportation to the Enoree District Office. Each participant must provide his/her own work boots, proper work clothes, a backpack and a daily lunch. The USDA Forest Service will provide project tools and transportation to and from project work sites each morning.

The district will choose enrollees based upon answers to application questions contained on the form. So be succinct and diligent in answering the questions. An equal number of men and women will be chosen. Applications must be submitted in “hard copy” form to USDA Forest Service, 20 Work Center Road, Whitmire, SC 29178 by April 24, 2017. E-mails will not be accepted.

Interested persons may pick up an application from the guidance counselors at local high schools in Union, Newberry, Chester, Laurens, and Fairfield counties. The Enoree District Office will also have applications available: Enoree Ranger District, 20 Work Center Rd., Whitmire, SC 29178, telephone (803) 276-4810.

DSN Board Meetings

The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board will meet at the following times in 2017:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12 p.m.

All meetings will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street Union, SC 29379, in the conference room.

Lunch will be provided.

Clemson Club Membership Drive

The Union County Clemson Club is holding a membership drive and is seeking all Clemson fans who are “All In” to join.

Club membership is open to all Clemson fans, alumni and non-alumni alike.

The Union County Clemson Club annually hosts two major events, a kickoff event in August and a chicken roast in November leading up to the annual football game between Clemson and South Carolina.

Each year, two Union County students who will attend Clemson as freshmen receive a scholarship from the club, allowing them to further their education and join the Clemson family.

Annual club dues are $25 which cover all Tigers in the household, with dues supporting the activities of the club, specifically scholarships.

For more information, contact club president Virgil Childers at 864-251-0094.

Relay For Life Schedule

Union County Relay For Life Team Captain meetings are now under way and will continue into spring with the 2017 fundraising campaign culminating in May with this year’s Relay For Life Event.

This Team Captain meetings will held on the following dates:

• Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center.

• Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Anyone wanting to start a Relay Team is welcome at any meeting.

The 2017 Relay For Life campaign will conclude May 12 at the Union County Fairgrounds. The event will get under way at 6 p.m. with the Survivor Reception followed by the Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. The rest of the evening’s activities will continue through the rest of the evening with the Closing Ceremony held at 1 a.m. Saturday, May 13.

For any information about Relay For Life contact Beth Lancaster, Event Co-Chair, at 864-426-3438 or Torance Inman, Event Co-Chair, at 864-426-0883 or Cheri Standridge, American Cancer Society Community Manager, at cheri.standridge@cancer.org.

Lions Club

Lions Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact Penny Adamo at 864-427-8322.

Bereavement Program

Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.

2017 Union County School Board Meeting Dates

These are the 2017 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates. All meetings will be held at 6 p.m.

• March 27, 2017 — Union County High School (Teacher of the Year Recognition)

• April 24, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center (Academic Recognition)

• May 22, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center (Retiree Banquet)

• June 12, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• June 26, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center

(Meet if Budget has not been approved)

• July 24, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• August 28, 2017 — Monarch Elementary School

• September 25, 2017 — Buffalo Elementary School

• October 23, 2017 — Foster Park Elementary School

• November 27, 2017 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

• December 11, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center

Additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.

The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.

2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates

These are the 2017 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

• March 14, 2017

• April 11, 2017 at Lockhart Town Hall

• May 9, 2017

• June 13, 2017

• May 9, 2017

• June 13, 2017

• July 11, 2017

• August 8, 2017

• September 12, 2017 at Carlisle Town Hall

• October 10, 2017

• November 14, 2017 at Jonesville Town Hall

• December 12, 2017

Charles Warner | The Union Times Retired Chamber of Commerce executive director Torance Inman (left) chats with Sharon Johnson (center) and Janice Jarvis (right) of Roper Staffing Thursday afternoon. Johnson and Jarvis were among the many Chamber members, local officials, and others who attended a retirement celebration for Inman at Main Street Junction. Inman served as the Chamber’s executive director from 2008 until his retirement at the end of 2016.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_IMG_0272-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Retired Chamber of Commerce executive director Torance Inman (left) chats with Sharon Johnson (center) and Janice Jarvis (right) of Roper Staffing Thursday afternoon. Johnson and Jarvis were among the many Chamber members, local officials, and others who attended a retirement celebration for Inman at Main Street Junction. Inman served as the Chamber’s executive director from 2008 until his retirement at the end of 2016.
Community Calendar
comments powered by Disqus