a multimedia celebration of greenville apr 2014

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Gullah History 10
FêteBook 16
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Are You Kidding Me? 24
Field of Dreams 30
Café Commentary 35
Vacationing Together 37
Spring Forward, Part II 63
Growing Gardens 64
Jef’s Quest 68
The Talk 70
The Last Word 73
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Gene Krcelic
Joy West
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al Season
Purpose Found =
By Lee Ann Carter
Kim Pitman, Executive Director of the Greenville
Humane Society (GHS) is a hometown girl, raised right
up the road in Spartanburg. College took her to Virginia
where she began her corporate career with General
Electric Financial Services in Richmond. “I worked in
corporate sales and marketing and while it afforded
me a good living, it wasn’t fulfilling,” Pitman said.
As luck would have it her husband’s career brought
them back to Greenville in 2004 during a time when
GHS was really floundering. Pitman’s husband was
assisting as a volunteer and when the Executive
Director’s position became available; Pitman stepped
up and never looked back. Now six years later, it’s
obvious she has found that often elusive balance
between life fulfillment and a successful career.
With Pitman at the helm GHS has blossomed. They
moved out of shared facilities with Greenville County
Animal Care Services into their own brand new
location at 305 Airport Road in the spring of 2011.
Since then so many animals have been adopted and
new programs and services added that the second
phase of expansion is in the planning stages.
GHS is funded solely from donations, monies earned
through pet adoptions and services and yearly
fundraisers. “We are very blessed by the generosity
of the community and our corporate sponsors,
especially the extremely generous and
unexpected gift from the late Margaret
Southern. There are so many non-profits competing
for charitable donations that we are very fortunate.”
Presently GHS is making plans for their upcoming
Pawmetto Derby Party. Scheduled for Thursday,
May 1st at The Old Cigar Warehouse, this fun filled
event will feature gourmet food and bourbon tastings,
live music, and for the first time ever, “Run For the
Noses,” Greenville’s own unique take on the
Kentucky Derby.
The second Tuesday of each month from now
through October is Yappy Hour in the GHS courtyard.
March was this year’s first event and over 200
people and pets came out to enjoy unlimited pizza,
beer, barks and a band.
Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the
August 23rd Greenville Mutt Strut. This 5K Run/Walk
is the largest dog friendly race in the state and one of
their largest fundraisers.
For information on everything from adopting a new
best furry friend to all the services found at the
Greenville Humane Society as well as volunteer and
donation options and more details on the above
mentioned upcoming events, please visit them
online or on Facebook.
= Lives Saved
“The harvest is rich, but the workers are few.”
In the Village there are quiet meetings in homes were people gather and pray. They pray for the neighborhood, for
healing, for peace, blessings, and each other. It is the moral fiber of this community.
Kathy Hall is a pastor and neighbor in the Village. Along with her
husband John, they have founded The Village Church. Kathy, who
says, “We are not social activists, or community development
organizers.” She has simply made
herself available. She spends her time
walking and praying with neighbors.
She offers friendship, something rare
in a society where neighbors hardly
know each other, and many people
live in isolation and spiritual poverty.
A friend who is there in the painful, lonely and sometimes difficult and desperate
moments of this life, to meet whatever needs arise and to say, “You are not alone.”
In the future Miss Kathy hopes to see a community of people with no division of race,
class, or age, worshiping together. If you would like to become part of the building blocks of this community, contact
John or Kathy Hall @ johnqhall@gmail.com.
The Village Wrench is an organization that offers bikes and bike repair. Children do a few hours of community
service to earn a bike. The Wrench is in need of a leader and someone to help with the children. If you are
interested in being part of the Wrench, contact Wes at weswhitesell@gmail.com.
The folks at Naked Pasta now accept EBT!! They have created The Wheel, set to open
May 1. They have also started a community garden. If you want to be part of the garden,
contact Ed at edc@creativecarads.com.
The Owl is taking up residence in a local food truck. YAY!! “Taking fine
dining out of the hands of the wealthy.” Look for them soon.
Art and Light Gallery will be having an exhibition: The Memory of Place, featuring artist
Elizabeth Rundorff Smith. Opening April 4 in the Flatiron building, 1205 Pendleton St.
The CEE (Center for Educational Equity) Boxing Club is having the Jr Olympic Boxing
Event. It will be held Wed, April 30, at the TD Convention Center. For more information on this
awesome boxing club and how you can participate, go here.
And finally the Clemson CVA will be having its In the Garden Celebration -a social event with fine art, food and
music that supports art student research, internships, residency programs and student-generated curatorial
projects. It will be held at 6:30 Sat April 5. For more information on what Clemson is doing and to purchase tickets,
go here.
God Bless,
Jamie Michele, Village Arts Scene Editor
Miss Kathy Hall
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Jonathan Green, an artist who
loves painting Gullah-life, gets
animated when he talks about
his ancestral S.C. roots.
He said he’s
at lost for
words about
why Gullah
haven’t been
included in
the state’s
history books. Keep in the mind
that Gullah folks and the West
Africans were all coming to
America from Africa’s rich
western coast between the 16th
and 19th centuries.
“Why don’t we know about the
contributions made by the West
Africans and rice?” he asks.
When Green, 58, who is from
Gardens Corner, S.C., is
animated (and is occasionally
deeply disappointed) when he
talks about these subjects.
Before they were slaves these
folks were armorers, craftsmen
and experts from Sierra Leone,
Liberia, Gambia, Senegal and
“They didn’t arrive here empty-
handed,” he said to the 250
attending a Riley Institute at
Furman University seminar in
Hilton Head last month. Green
said they brought creation
expertise and crops to S.C.
One of the central crops was
rice—which needs heat and
water to grow.
Green said the Gullah people
contributed “to the legacy of
the south.”
“My people created much of
what’s created.”
The area that Green spoke of is
known as the state’s Low-
country. In fact, they were called
either Gullahs or Geechees and
mostly lived along the coast.
The Geechees were basically the
same people from West Africa
but lived in Georgia.
All of this artist’s ancestors
lived along a 435 mi. span along
the Atlantic, from Cape Fear,
N.C. to Jacksonville, Fla. It’s
one and the same area also
defined as the “Gullah/Geechee
Cultural Heritage Corridor”.
The historians, educators and
property owners interested in
preserving the heritage corridor
were bestowed with a $10
million federal grant to study
this area. Experts wanted to
know about the cemeteries,
churches, homes and an art
form that still exists in the
S.C. Rep. James E. Clyburn was
one of the co-sponsors of the
federal grant, which was
awarded several years ago.
Historians estimate that 10
million to 12.5 million Africans
were brought to the new world,
according to the Trans-Atlantic
Slave Trade Database. Some
historians estimate that 2
million to 4 million perished on
the journey from West Africa
or succumbed shortly after
In all, Green estimates that
there were about 500
plantations involved.
And the artist points out that
recognizing these contributions
is just a matter updating the
state’s history. Green thinks
we’ll all be better off once
records are righted. “Most
people don’t know about the
West Africans”, he said. More
importantly, “how are we going
to understand each other
without the knowledge about
our past?”
Speaking to about 75 students
in late March, he said that he’s
been talking about “West
Africans and rice for about 5
“My friends and fellow artists
think I’m crazy”, he said.
Green sees himself as an
advocate for the arts.
And he talks about artists in
general who aren’t recognized
for their work. Hard work! What
about the artist that created
stain glass for churches or those
who created church pews?
“What about all the art that’s in
the Bible?” he asks. That art
just didn’t appear out of thin
air, he scolds.
He said that when countries
win wars over other countries
the first thing the victor does is
to destroy the art and kill the
Green said the intimidated
people won’t say a word.
“They know that the people will
make believe it didn’t happen,”
he said. He eludes to the recent
film “The Monument Men,” a
group of curators, historians
and museum directors assigned
to save art in Europe before
Hitler destroyed it all at the
end of WWII.
Green said he will continue to
talk about these issues until
something is done about them.
For those interested in the
Gullahs and rice, there are
several Gullah festivals
scheduled for this spring.
Green is available in Charleston
and in Greenville.
The Film House
APR 3 • Let The Right One In
2008 115 min. Rated R Tomas Alfredson
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful
but peculiar girl.
APR 10 • Beginners
2013 105 min. Rated R Mike Mills
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has
terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
APR 17 • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2004 119 min. Rated R Wes Anderson
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer
Steve Zissou rallies a rather interesting crew.
APR 23 • A Late Quartet
2012 105 min. Rated R Yaron Zilberman
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of
death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.
APR 24 • Up
2009 96 min. Rated PG Pete Docter & Bob Peterson
78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South
America. Russell, 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.
7PM at Cofee Underground and cost $5.00 for Admission.
Greenville Forward was created in January 2006 to help Greenville achieve Vision 2025, the bold, comprehensive,
and aggressive plan to create a vibrant Greenville in the next twenty-five years. By having a group like
Greenville Forward, whose sole purpose is to facilitate, coordinate,
and communicate the ideas from Vision 2025, the aggressive goals
for Vision 2025 will be kept vibrant, alive, and attainable.
Your Future Can Be Dirty
By Catie Moore
Catie Moore, a Greenville resident for 22 years, is a senior Communication Studies Major at Furman University.
In 2012, CNN ranked Greenville among the top 10 fastest growing cities in the United States. Big businesses have
rolled in. The population has swelled. A reputable downtown area has been revived. Here we are, 2 years later, still
growing steadfastly with no end in sight.
Now think forward. Think ahead 10 years. What will Greenville be known for? How will we be characterized then?
We have reached a turning point. The city has made amazing progress: from renovation of the old to the
establishment of the new. A foundation for greater growth is in place. Now we plunge into an unknown future. Will
Greenville become just another concrete jungle? Will we be characterized by a typical city’s population of strangers,
frequenting big-box retailers and items shipped from China instead of prioritizing local business? And will we follow
the trend toward unhealthy lifestyles? Or will we create our own unique Southern hub? Will we become a large city
that values affordable health, supports local production, and prioritizes relationships with community members?
Uncertainty can be frightening. Having little control over your future, even more frightening. But you—the
hardworking businessperson, the over-active teenager, the recent retiree —can impact the future.
Gardening for Good, one of many programs within Greenville Forward, is the avenue
for simple change with big implications. Gardening for Good provides centrality and
networking to citizens involved in the community garden movement sweeping the
Upstate. By connecting citizens through their network of 70+ community gardens, the
program provides local garden awareness, promotes the exchange of knowledge and
collects resources to be used in various gardens. Such a movement is not to force
Greenville citizens to drop everything and start tilling the backyard. This is a movement
for affordable health, knowledge and appreciation of food production, awareness of the
effortlessness in supporting local production and keeping the city beautiful. Above all
else, Gardening for Good’s core aspect is community. It’s about knowing and connecting with people. It’s about
helping your neighbors. Odds are you’ve unknowingly driven by most of the gardens in the Gardening for Good
network: maybe once a month, maybe once a week, maybe everyday.
Now a challenge to the Greenville citizen: next time you log into your
laptop, tablet or iPhone, postpone your Google search for just a few
minutes. Go to the Gardening for Good web site. Click on the ‘Find a
Garden’ tab, locate your nearest garden, and drop by. Gardening for Good
provides educational resources and opportunities for any citizen to
become as involved as they’d like and the more people who are involved,
the more people in the community benefit. Simple as that.
Become aware of your surroundings. Take advantage of your surroundings. Become aware of your built environment.
How you use it is our community’s future. The ball is in your court.
These FêteBook
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Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda and Reedy Rivers is an
extension of the dedicated work of Upstate Forever on the Saluda-Reedy watershed
and the culmination of a partnership with four South Carolina photographers, an
Upstate nature writer, and Hub City Press. A collection of essays by John Lane takes
the reader on a journey through the Saluda-Reedy watershed, a trip that unfolds
through the fine-art photography captured by photographers Tom Blagden, Clay Bolt,
Jon Holloway, and Ben Geer Keys.
100% of the proceeds from book sales directly benefits the work of Upstate Forever
on the Saluda-Reedy watershed. Please join the photographers, essayist, and
Upstate Forever team at one of the events below.
Greenwood Thursday April 17th at Sundance Gallery 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greenville Tuesday April 22nd at Studio 220, Hyatt 5:00pm – 7:00 pm
Spartanburg Tuesday May 6th at Indigo Hall 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WebofWaterBook.com Upstate Forever
What better way to celebrate National
Poetry Month than to open with TS
Eliot’s “The Waste Land”? Forget Easter.
April is about poetry. In celebration of
this, I turn to someone whose words
are far wiser than mine.
In 2006, students at Xavier High School
in New York wrote to author Kurt
Vonnegut asking him to visit their
school. He didn’t get to make an
appearance, but he did write them
back. He ended the letter with an
assignment that I am going to issue each and every one of you this month. Because it is easy, it is beautiful,
and we all need moments of inner peace every now and then.
Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you
possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your
girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?
Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash recepticals [sic]. You will find
that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot
more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.
You can read the full letter here. Read “The Waste Land” here.
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
- TS Eliot “The Waste Land”
If your “Must Read” list isn’t long
enough, check out the Indie Next
list put together every month by
the American Bookseller Associa-
tion (ABA). Drawn from bookseller-
recommended favorites, the Indie
Next Great Reads list epitomizes
the heart and soul of passionate
bookselling. Independent booksellers
are and have always been discover-
ers of the next big thing, the next
great read, the next bestseller, and
the next undiscovered gem.
The monthly Indie Next List flier is available for download online, includes a bookseller quotation and complete title
information for each outstanding book. Each monthly flier also announces IndieBound hardcover Great Reads now
available in paperback.
ABA Site April 2014 Indie Next List on ABA Consumer Website
1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Novel, by Gabrielle Zevin
2. Frog Music: A Novel, by Emma Donoghue
3. The Empathy Exams: Essays, by Leslie Jamison
4. The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense, by M.J. Rose
5. The Plover: A Novel, by Brian Doyle
6. The Intern’s Handbook: A Thriller, by Shane Kuhn
7. And the Dark Sacred Night: A Novel, by Julia Glass
8. Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor
9. Inappropriate Behavior: Stories, by Murray Farish
10. In Paradise: A Novel, by Peter Matthiessen
11. Astonish Me: A Novel, by Maggie Shipstead
12. Mimi Malloy, At Last! A Novel, by Julia MacDonnell
13. Murder at Cape Three Points, by Kwei Quartey
14. The Cairo Affair, by Olen Steinhauer
15. My Wish List: A Novel, by Gregoire Delacourt
16. Roosevelt’s Beast: A Novel, by Louis Bayard
17. Strange Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,
by Carl Hoffman
18. The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature,
by Ben Tarnoff
19. Mind of Winter, by Laura Kasischke
20. The Book of Duels: Flash Fiction, by Michael Garriga, Tynan Kerr (Illus.)
Thursday, April 17, 7:00-8:30pm
Barrett Room, Spartanburg Public Library HQ
Publishing your book is just the first step. This month’s segment of
The Writing Show addresses the big question: how do you get people
to buy it? Learn how to market your book from the best! Panelists
include Wanda Jewell, director of the Southern Independent
Booksellers Alliance; Asheville’s Rich Rennicks, a freelance book
marketer; Tracey Adams, senior partner of Media Masters Publicity;
and Eric Svenson, a sales representative for HarperCollins.
Wanda Jewell’s Blog SIBA Rich Rennick’s Site
Tracey Adams - Media Masters Publicity Hub City
The Writing Show
April 2014 Indie
Next Great Reads
Cover Artist
Diarmuid Kelly

Photorealistic Oil Painter Diarmuid Kelly
moved with his family from Ireland to
the United States in 2008.
Kelly is a self-taught artist and has
been painting professionally since
1997. He has received National and
International recognition for his realistic
animal paintings. His work can be seen
in many prestigious homes of Art
Collectors in Ireland, England, Wales,
Australia and the United States.
Kelly has had several successful solo and group shows in Greenville,
Spartanburg, and Union Counties since his move to the U.S. 5 years
ago. He was recently included in the publication “Artists Among
Us —100 faces of Artists living and working in the Spartanburg.”
Kelly’s farming background has become more evident in his
paintings in recent years.
Kelly says“ I have always been interested in telling stories through
my paintings. Farming is a hard but very rewarding way of life and it
reminds me of a simpler time. We all have moments in our day that
we can sometimes take for granted moments that are worth
capturing with a brush.“
Diarmuid Kelly
23 W. North Street Greenville, SC 29601 864-232-2761 http://www.rushwilson.com
“Purveyors of Classic American Style”
The Scottish invasion is coming.
The Scots are back in Greenville, South Carolina complete wi
and fierce fighting spirits, as well as with their robust sense o
out for some epic fun.
Friday, May 23rd
The Bagpipe Challenge!
Great Scot! Parade | The Ceilidh!
ith their bagpipes, independence
f humor so bring the whole clan
A Southern Celebration of Scottish Heritage.
turday, May 24th
e Greenville Scottish Games
British Car Show | Celtic Jam
Visit gallabrae.com for more details.
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what’s happening in and around Greenville. Publisher Jay Spivey
will keep you posted on the best entertainment and get-together
going on. And Fête Mobile Music Man Dave Galloway will point
you to his live music picks for the week.
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Are You
Gene Krcelic
al·che·my ['al-ke-mê]
a power or process of transforming something common
into something special
Founder of the Alchemy Comedy Theater in SC and the DSI Comedy Theater in NC
team-up for a short mono-scene.
You can see more improv live every Friday night!
Alchemy Improv Comedy is Greenville’s only weekly improv comedy show. These energetic and completely
improvised shows feature different special guests each week.
All shows are Friday nights at 8:00pm and 9:30pm in Greenville’s iconic
Coffee Underground theater. Tickets are $5 for the 8pm show and $8 for the
9:30pm and can be purchased online or at the door with cash or credit. Street
parking is available as well as several nearby parking garages. For a full list of
upcoming shows check the calendar.
Alchemy Comedy also has improvisation classes starting all the time. For details about upcoming classes
and online registration check out our classes page. For any more questions you can contact us via email or
by phone at 864-256-1467.
Comedy Theater
Centre Stage
In cooperation with Centre Stage Board of Directors, Current Tools, Mark Blonstein and Don Faircloth
Apr 1, 8, 15
Tuesday Night Fringe Series
7:00 PM
by Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan
By special arrangement with StudioCanal
MAR 27
APR 19 MAR 27
APR 19
As the dogwoods start to bloom on North Main Street and
the mild temps call you to Falls Park, the West End comes
alive with the sounds of cheering crowds and the distinctive
“CRACK” of baseball bats. When the Greenville Drive’s
2014 home season opens Thursday, April 10th, it will be the
latest chapter in this city’s rich baseball history. For more
than a century, Greenville has been involved in a deeply
committed love affair with “America’s Game”.
Long before The Drive...or even the G-Braves...came to
town, the surrounding mill towns and their baseball teams
had already given us local heroes whose prowess at bat was
the stuff of legends. Undoubtedly the greatest of these
near-mythical figures was Joe Jackson. Dubbed “Shoeless
Joe” by fans, this humble man started his extraordinary
baseball career right here in Greenville. The son of a
sharecropper, Joe first went to work in textile mills as a child.
As a young teen, he was recruited to join the mill’s baseball
team as its youngest player. First positioned as a pitcher, Joe
was quickly moved to left field, the position he would play for
the rest of his career, after his massive fastball actually broke
another player’s arm. But it was at bat that Joe really made
his mark. Swinging his beloved “Black Betsy”, Joe set record
after record - many of which still stand today. His remarkable
talent soon caught the eye of major league scouts. After
playing with several professional teams, Joe was signed by
the Chicago White Sox in 1915. Over the next four seasons,
he became Chicago’s favorite sports hero, leading the league
in batting statistics and winning the admiration of fans and
fellow players alike. Babe Ruth even modeled his batting
style after Joe’s and Ty Cobb said Joe was “the finest natural
hitter in the history of the game”. Joe’s legend began to
crumble when he and seven of his teammates were accused
of “throwing’ the 1919 World Series in what became known
as the “Black Sox Scandal”. Despite the fact that Jackson
had 12 hits (a Series record), a .375 batting average (the
best of both teams) committed no errors, and he and the
other seven were acquitted of fraud charges, the “Chicago
Eight” were banned from baseball for life by Commissioner
Kennesaw Landis. He never played professional baseball
again after the 1920 season.
Greenville Drive: Greenville’s Class A minor league team
opens their home season at Fluor Field on April 10th, with
home games also taking place at 7PM the 11th -16th and a
4PM game on Sunday the 13th. Tickets are available for
$7-$9 in advance or $8-$10 at the gate. For a full schedule,
statistics and a team roster, visit their web site here.
Shoeless Joe Jackson: To learn more about the amazing
life and career of Greenville’s favorite baseball legend,
visit shoelessjoejackson.com.
Read more about our Joe as we
continue this article in a special
guest blog by Joy.
Joy West is a freelance
promotions specialist
and social media
correspondent. Known
locally as Downtown
Greenville Girl, she
strives to promote the
local color of our fair
city through her
Facebook Page, Twitter
and weekly blog. She
can often be found in
Downtown Greenville
– prowling vintage
clothing stores and
enjoying live local
music, while
consuming great
quantities of caffeine.
Her blog of weekly
Downtown musings
can be found at
Field of Dreams
3109 Hwy 153, Piedmont, SC 29673
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Please join us for the
ACE Leadership Symposium
Advancing Minority Leadership
Tuesday, AprIl ZZ, Z014 · 10am tc 1pm
TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
Collaborative Relationships to
Advance Minority Leadership
Keynote Speaker: Brett Carter,
Senior Vice President & Chief
Distribution Officer, Duke Energy
Anita Garrett
How to Not Be a Victim
and Produce Results
Charles Weathers
The Truth About Coaching
& Managing Minorities
Brett Carter
Keynote Speaker
Register online at greenvillechamber.org
(Pre-registration is required)
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PULSE Social & the
2014 Ballpark Bash
As PULSE Social Chair, Holly
Pruitt is not afraid to shake
things up. She introduces the
Ballpark Bash, an event slated
to host hundreds of YPs in
An account manager and event coordinator at Greenville
Business Magazine, Holly organizes events such as the
Best & Brightest 35 and Under, Power Up Conference and
SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies.
A Greenville native, Holly was driven to get involved with
PULSE in order to meet the new faces of the Greenville.
She’s passionate about the Social Committee because it
offers members a chance to network and interact in a
social setting.
As social chair, Holly championed the idea that the Hangar
Party didn’t have to be the Hangar Party. “This event needed
a change and after many discussions—the Ballpark Bash
was born!” said Pruitt. “The community support is
tremendous, thanks to our sponsors: Elliott Davis, Southwest
Airlines, Steve White Audi, Erwin Penland, Bank of Travelers
Rest, and Spinx.”
Held at Fluor Field at the West End, the event is on April
30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Event parking is located at
County Square and trolley service will be provided. Guests
can enjoy entertainment from DJ FWB and ShutterBooth
and delicious food from Good Life Catering, Table
301Catering, Funnelicious and Spinx. There will also be a
raffle with lots of great prizes, including exciting giveaways
from Southwest Airlines.
You can register to attend the Ballpark Bash at
greenvillepulse.com. It’s free to all young professionals.
Hear more directly from Holly here!
The World According to Bo-Jo
Each month, Greenville’s least powerful power couple, Tammy Johnson and John Boyanoski, take on topics
facing young professionals—everything from dating to business to culture.
This month’s topic: Vacations for the Young Professionals Together
John: This should be easy. Don’t all young professionals
have the time and money to take exotic vacation?
Tammy: Did you forget, dear, what our schedule looks
like? And our budget?
John: I was trying to be sarcastic…that doesn’t
come off so well in type?
Tammy: No.
John: Truth be told, we have struggled with this whole
vacation thing for some time, haven’t we?
Tammy: Yes, but I like to think a lot of couples do as well.
Let’s not even worry about both getting time
away from work together. That’s another article.
But it’s tough to find the right balance between
doing things we both enjoy, that one person
enjoys and what the other person enjoys. Not
to sound to cliché, but the stress of planning
vacation can almost ruin the actual vacation.
And at this time of year as young professionals
are excited about shaking off winter, it becomes
John: Preach on.
Tammy: For example, let’s say the guy in the relationship
wants to see a baseball game on the trip and the
girl doesn’t care for baseball. How do you
balance that? Can you balance that? Is the
choice, for every baseball game, there is an
unlimited shopping spree? A vacation doesn’t
need to be an episode of “Pawn Stars” when it
comes to negotiations.
John: But a lot of couples do make those trade-offs
don’t they?
Tammy: Yes. And it works. Sometimes. But a lot of times,
it makes for a very tough situation and stresses
the relationship because the couple is splitting
time instead of sharing time.
John: To clarify, you are not speaking from experience.
Tammy: Um, of course. Of course. And hey, you haven’t
added much to this article yet!
John: Sorry, I was looking up places for where we
actually might want to go on vacation! Ideally,
you don’t want trade off. You want a vacation
Tammy Johnson is the owner of Liquid Catering
and The Old Cigar Warehouse and is a former
chair of PULSE. John Boyanoski is the owner of
Complete Public Relations and author of sorts
and current chair of PULSE.
that is the perfect blend of what both person
likes. That way everyone is happy.
Tammy: But doesn’t that leave a lot of bland, neutral
memories? How exciting is that?
John: Not very.
Tammy: Well, we came up with a solution that makes
vacations a little easier.
John: We did?
Tammy: We did. And you get to explain this month.
John: Well, instead of doing trade-offs, compromises
or overly bland, we did a framework. One
person makes the decisions on the trip, but the
other person puts in parameters or a
Tammy: Preach on.
John: For example, it is my turn to make a decision
on a quick spring trip. Tammy put down what
she felt worked: No more than three hours
from home. Head north. Need a nearby lake.
Some hiking trails. Flying is possible. Cabin
preferred, but not necessary. From there, I
drew in the rest of the details and ergo we
have a trip that we both get something out of
it and enjoy.
Tammy: Speaking of that, where are we going on
this trip?
John: I heard our backyard is nice at this time of
the year.
Tammy: ...
Tech After Five
Peace Center
(PC) Peace Center
(WHT) Warehouse Theatre
(CS) Centre Stage
(SCCT) SC Children’s Theatre
(FRP) Flat Rock Playhouse
(EFP) Easley Foothills Playhouse
(FIRE) Fountain Inn Rep.
(GLT) Greenville Little Theatre
(SLT) Spartanburg Little Theatre
(TLT) Tryon Little
(GCT) Greer Children’s Theatre
(D Globe) Distracted Globe
(444) Studio 444
(ECP) Electric City Playhouse
(OCT) Oconee Community
(BABT) The Bird & Baby Theatre
(WS) Walking Shadows
(CLT) Clemson Little Theatre
(GLOW) Greenville Light Opera Works
(CU) Coffee Underground
Wednesday, April 9
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP)
2:00 & 8:00pm
Thursday, April 10
4000 Miles (WHT) 8:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 8:00pm
The Producers (CS) 8:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP)
2:00 & 8:00pm
Friday, April 11
4000 Miles (WHT) 8:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 8:00pm
The Producers (CS) 8:00pm
Hay Fever (OCT) 8:00pm *
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP) 8:00pm
IMPROV (Alchemy @ Coffee Underground)
7:30 & 9:00pm
Saturday, April 12
4000 Miles (WHT) 8:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 8:00pm
The Producers (CS) 8:00pm
Hay Fever (OCT) 8:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP)
2:00 & 8:00pm
IMPROV (Alchemy @ Coffee Underground)
7:30 & 9:00pm
Sunday, April 13
The Producers (CS) 3:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 3:00pm
Hay Fever (OCT) 3:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP) 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 15
Smudge (CS, Edge Series) 7:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP) 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 16
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP)
2:00 & 8:00pm
Thursday, April 17
The Producers (CS) 8:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 8:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP)
2:00 & 8:00pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown)
2:00 & 8:00pm *
Friday, April 18
The Producers (CS) 8:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 8:00pm
Steel Magnolias (FIRE) 7:30pm *
Treasure Island (SYT) 4:30 & 7:00pm *
Hay Fever (OCT) 8:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP) 8:00pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown) 8:00pm
IMPROV (Alchemy @ Coffee Underground)
7:30 & 9:00pm
Saturday, April 19
The Producers (CS) 8:00pm
Don’t Dress for Dinner (GLT) 8:00pm
Steel Magnolias (FIRE) 7:30pm
Treasure Island (SYT) 2:00 & 4:30pm
Hay Fever (OCT) 8:00pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (FRP)
2:00 & 8:00pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown)
2:00 & 8:00pm
IMPROV (Alchemy @ Coffee Underground)
7:30 & 9:00pm
Sunday, April 20
Hay Fever (OCT) 3:00pm
Steel Magnolias (FIRE) 3:00pm
AUDITIONS: The Foreigner (OCT) 7:00pm
Monday, April 21
AUDITIONS: Cindergirl (SYT) 5:30pm
AUDITIONS: The Foreigner (OCT) 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 22
Flashdance, the Musical (PC) 7:30pm *
AUDITIONS: Cindergirl (SYT) 5:30pm
AUDITIONS: The Foreigner (OCT) 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 23
Flashdance, the Musical (PC) 7:30pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown) 8:00pm
Thursday, April 24
Flashdance, the Musical (PC) 7:30pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown)
2:00 & 8:00pm
Friday, April 25
Flashdance, the Musical (PC) 8:00pm
Steel Magnolias (FIRE) 7:30pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown) 8:00pm
IMPROV (Alchemy @ Coffee Underground)
7:30 & 9:00pm
Saturday, April 26
Flashdance, the Musical (PC) 8:00pm
Steel Magnolias (FIRE) 7:30pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown)
2:00 & 8:00pm
IMPROV (Alchemy @ Coffee Underground)
7:30 & 9:00pm
Sunday, April 27
Flashdance, the Musical (PC) 1:00 & 6:30pm
Steel Magnolias (FIRE) 3:00pm
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown) 2:00pm
Monday, April 28
AUDITIONS: Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day (SCCT) 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 30
The Fantasticks (FRP downtown) 8:00pm
Dave Galloway
Fête Mobile
Music Manager
april music spotlight
Live music lovers, especially those hungry for more of this
spring weather we’ve finally begun enjoying, rejoice! April is
chock-full of outstanding entertainment and fun events.

Rather than providing my typical list of shows to see, I decided
to switch it up a bit this time and highlight a few of these great
events. As always, the full music schedule can be found on
your smartphone or computer at music.fetegreenville.com,
or you can check it out in the live window below!
Happy April listening to you!
Albino Spring Skunkfest
April 10th-12th | Albino Skunk Farm, Greer SC
It’s that time of year again where the good folks at The Skunk Farm in
Greer put on a festival for the masses filled with top-notch talent of the
local and touring variety. Not only is it conveniently located right down the
road in Greer, but it’s also one of the friendliest festival atmospheres I’ve
ever experienced—pet friendly, kid friendly—just all around friendly!
Live music is a given at
the Skunkfest, but that’s
not all. Primitive camping
is available for all and
there are endless cool
spots to set up camp for
the weekend. A craft
beer garden sponsored
by Community Tap, local
food truck vendors,
local craft and artisan
booths, and a
kiddieland for the little
ones featuring small
acoustic performances,
guided craft exercises
and lots of fun things
to play with.
If you still haven’t
experienced a festival
at The Skunk Farm, I
highly recommend
you purchase tickets,
available here in full
weekend (Thursday
– Sunday Morning)
or single day passes.
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April 19th-20th
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Record Store Day
April 19th | Horizon Records
Horizon Records opens at 8 am on April 19th to celebrate Record Store
Day—a day in which lovers of music, especially rare releases, descend upon
record stores across America for retail bliss. Get there early to get your hands
the rarest of rare and stick around all
day to enjoy live music. Mourning Dove,
featuring Lisa Stubbs and Niel Brooks,
will be releasing their EP and perform-
ing among others. The full schedule
and many details about the records
that will be available can be found by
clicking on the happy shoppers. Check
back and check often for more info!
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more! If this sounds like fun to you, you’re going to want to
buy your tickets right away as there are only a limited
number available due to it’s indoor and more intimate than
usual location.
April 25th-27th | The Music Camp, Spartanburg, SC
You may remember the Music Camp that we told
you about at the end of last summer. Well, they’ve
decided to begin a spring festival as well that
they’ve dubbed SXSE (South by Southeast). The
Music Camp is another gem of a festival location
located in convenient proximity to Greenville,
right of of I-85 towards Spartanburg. Primitive
camping is available at SXSE as well and local
food and art vendors will be on site for all of
your needs and wants. While this festival
focuses more on our musical neighbors to the
north, there are a few Greenville regulars
playing as well, and ALL of the music is good
and fun! Some Greenville names you might
recognize include Wasted Wine, Marcus King
Band, Milli Fungus and Four 14! Along with the
convenient location and great entertainment,
tickets to this event are highly afordable.
Be sure to bookmark music.fetegreenville.com
on your smartphone, and
“like” Fete Mobile Music on
Facebook to stay up-to-date
on blog entries, including
more information on these
shows and more!
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Old Gold
Darby Wilcox
JM King
Joe Jones
Ok. Get this picture.
I’m sitting in the middle of a room that has a permanent 20 foot, “green screen” wall
to the left of me, a permanent “blue screen” wall behind me to my right, a permanent
“white screen” wall behind me to my left and in front of my I see the blackest “black
room” studio I have ever built. Without going into details, Studio E is starting to look
like a real “live” performance capture studio that will eventually be the home for
MDORadio.com, Rockwell Sound & Image and of course, Hanvey Time Capsule Video
Productions. All of this is great news but... I am having so much fun overseeing this
project that we did not shoot a single new video for this month’s article!
Time flies when you’re having fun, yet I have a responsibility that I must fulfill.
For the past two months I have been
watching my own video library in an
effort to determine my next stage of
capture. I have found some things I
want to change, but most important,
I found some awesome performances
that have gathered dust. Dust
gathering is not what I like to see
happen to my favorite performers
when I am lucky enough to be in the
right place at the right time with my
cameras and mics “ON”. I found one
that I watch over and over that I
must share.
It feels odd talking about the Catfish Po Boys’ show at
Smiley’s as “back in the days,” but it is from “back in the
days” and history that can not be repeated. Darby no
longer has the long flowing hair, or at least she doesn’t
wear it like this anymore. And the every Friday dinner
show at Smiley’s is long gone. I miss that “gateway to
the weekend.” My Fridays are now so boring that I have
to build my own place to drag in the musicians and
make them play in front of my cameras —thus, Studio E.
Enough ramble. Watch this and you will understand why
this video is one I will return to for many years to come.
It’s simple. I love the chemistry of Darby Wilcox, JM King
and Joe Jones.

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Spring is ofcially here, which means one thing…
Spring kicks of the most exciting time of the year
in live music, and it doesn’t end until late fall.
Music festivals are a culture all their own, and not
much else can beat them. Not only do you feel
like you’re in a completely diferent world, but
everyone is excited to be there—the fans, the
musicians, the vendors, even the city itself feels
like it’s buzzing with a new found energy. It’s
festival season for the next seven months, and if
you miss one, there are literally hundreds of others
you can go to. But right now, you have it all to
look forward to, and one thing is for sure, this is
going to be a fantastic season.
If you’re not too familiar with the
music festival life, let me give you
the 411. The four most popular and
famous music festivals in the US are
Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza,
and Austin City Limits Festival. For
the past few years, Coachella and
ACL Fest have grown so big, that
they hold it twice. They
literally have the same
exact music festival, with
the same line up, on two
consecutive weekends.
Oh, and they also
completely sell out
both weekends.
Coachella is held in Indio, CA and is the first up in
the season, on April 11–13 and April 18–20 Coachella
is known for it’s desert ambiance and it’s many
celebrity sightings. This year, the lineup includes
Outcast, Muse, and Arcade Fire, along with many,
many more
amazing acts.
Next up is
Bonnaroo on
June 12–15, held
in Manchester,
TN. Bonnaroo
might have
more of a “jam
band” past, but recent years have proved to have
something for everyone. This year’s lineup has
huge names like Elton John, Jack
White, and Lionel Richie, and Kanye
West. Lollapalooza is held this year on
August 1–3. One great thing about
Lollapalooza is that it is held in the
middle of Grant Park in downtown
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ago. Not only do you get the full music festival
erience, but you also have a fascinating city to
over, and you get to stay in hotels instead of
ping out. This year the headliners are Eminem,
s of Leon, Calvin Harris, and The Avett
hers, plus many more. Finally, we have ACL
. Austin’s Zilker Park is home to this music
val, and this year it is being held on October
and October 10–12. The lineup hasn’t been
ounced yet, but ACL Fest tends to have one of
most eclectic lineups around. Last year their
dliners were Kings of Leon, Muse, The Cure, and
eche Mode.
w, if your pockets aren’t
p enough to make it to
of these festivals, there
plenty of options
able within driving
ance of Greenville. The
that I’m most excited
ut this year is Shaky
es Festival on May 9–11
tlanta, GA. This is the
ond annual Shaky Knees
, as last year was such a success. Last year
had headliners like The Lumineers, Jim James,
d of Horses, and South Carolina’s own Shovels
& Rope. This year’s lineup has blown me
away with acts including, The National,
Alabama Shakes, Local Natives, Foals,
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros,
Modest Mouse, and many more. Tickets are still on
sale, both single day and 3-day passes are
Greenville is no stranger to music festivals.
Artisphere and Fall for Greenville are two
fantastic festivals for the city, and the best thing
about them is that they are both free. This year
Artisphere is being held on May 9–11, and Fall for
Greenville will be on October 12–14. However, if I
had to pick my favorite Greenville based festival, it
would have to be Woofstock—a
beer and music festival that
benefits the Greenville Humane
Society. Their tag line is “one day
of brews, bands, and barks.”
That’s right, you can bring your
dog to Woofstock, have your fill
of craft beer, and listen to live
music. No word on whether
there will be 2014 Woofstock,
but here’s to hoping.
So, now that you’re well versed in music festival
culture, hopefully I have inspired you to attend one
during the 2014 season. There’s one out there for
everyone, you just need to do a little research to
find what you like.
Happy Festival Season, everyone!
By Annie Mardre,
Greenville native
and avid music lover.
You can reach her at
The Hole in the Wall
2 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Main & Washington, across
from Brooks Brothers.
Nichole’s Blogs to Read
Check out Nichole’s Blog
Gap Creek Gourmet
Plate of View
A gorgeous food and photog heavy blog by The Local
Palate Magazine Alum, Cameron Reynolds.
Juke Box Diver
A beautifully written blog by artist, photographer and
crazy caramel maker, Moe Megan.
Greenville Foodist
A new food blog on the scene with reviews, local chef
interviews and recipes.
Carolina Epicurean
My foodie friend & Greenville Small Plate Crawl partner
writes about all things food in North and South Carolina.
Craft Beer Chick
Harvin chases down tasty brews across the state and
keeps us up to date on beer happenings in the Upstate.
Cars are yellow. Half of people have scratchy throats. Front lawns are awakening from winter hibernation. It’s spring.
College graduates will soon be entering the job market. Companies are weighing a newbie with an experienced
professional for their open positions. What sets you apart beyond your resume? Your interview.
Every interviewer is different. Some managers want to see you so nervous you’re close to urinating on yourself.
Others make interviews an informal conversation. No matter what kind of setting, there are key things you need to
be prepared for as you interview.
1) Do you have specific examples?
Some interviewers might ask questions along the lines of, “What would you do if…” Those kind of
questions tell them nothing —except what you think you would do in an optimal situation. The truth is past
performance predicts future behavior. Bring examples of how you’ve performed in the past. Keep them real,
relevant, and to the point.
2) Do you know about this company?
Do your homework. Why do you really want to work at this company? What about it attracts you? Why would
you want to be here versus somewhere else? Research the firm, the person interviewing you, and clues about
what culture in the company is like. Personalize your response to tell the interviewer you want to work here,
not just anywhere.
3) Ask your own questions.
Be prepared; come with questions of your own to ask. Steer clear of questions easily answered
on the company’s website (about benefits, vacation, etc). The most impressive question I’ve
been asked by an interviewee is, “When you do my one year evaluation, what results can I
make happen that will lead you to call it a successful first year?” One question shows your
commitment, attention to results, and that you’re in it to make your future boss look good
(not just get a paycheck yourself).
There are plenty of advice points for interviews like dressing for the part,
showing up early, and bringing a copy of your resume. Most
candidates have heard those—it’s the unique attention you pay
to the company you want to work for that will impress a future
employer more than anything.
Chris Manley is the co-founder of Engenius, a web design and
online marketing agency in Greenville. He is also the co-founder
of ReWiGo Ministries, a nonprofit serving elderly, disabled,
and low-income people with accessibility improvements and
emergency home repairs. . Engenius is actually hiring –
check out the open positions at engeniusweb.com. Chris
lives in the Upstate with his wife and two young children.
You can reach him at chris@engeniusweb.com.
Spring Forward, Part II: THE INTERVIEW
By Chris Manley
Making Our
Gardens Grow!
If you have not seen the news lately, perhaps you have been shopping
for mangos, carrots, oranges, tomatoes, or even almonds. Have you
noticed how the price of food has increasingly gone up—well there is
a drought on the left coast of the United States—scientists estimate
that something like 98% of the state of California is in a water crisis. I
say crisis because California, as their Dept of Food & Agriculture
reports, is the number one producer of farm products (crops, livestock
& livestock products) in the country. They account for 15% of national
cash receipts for crops, growing over 400 different fruits and
vegetables, and accounts for more than half of the US-grown fruits,
nuts, and vegetables.
I am quoting all of these numbers, not to bore you but to alert you that
we, us great folk living in and around Greenville, South Carolina need
to figure out a way to grow our own food—either in our backyards or
in community “Victory Gardens”. The drought is not only affecting our
prices here at the local Publix and BiLo, it is affecting the prices all
around the world (as we now live in a global ‘grocery store’ it seems).
This then becomes a great burden on the working poor —they get
priced out of fresh, healthy food!
Here is the other side of the coin! Honey Bees. Yes, those tireless
workers of the food chain are disappearing & dying off. Experts are
unsure as to why, but they have been calling it Colony Collapse
Disorder. Beekeepers are having entire hives just up and disappear
out of the hives that are needed to basically pollinate anything that
grows on a tree, on a vine,
or has a flower. Each
seed in a melon must be
pollinated in the flower by
a honeybee! Dan Rather
reported not to long ago
on “Dan Rather Reports”
that beekeepers have lost over 60% of the managed honeybee
colonies, nationwide!
A Whole Foods store in Providence, Rhode Island, showed what it
would be like without bees. It turns out that 52% of what you buy at
Whole Foods is due to the work of pollinators like honey bees!
For one, there are a few of us here locally that are working on a
project to bring attention to the way we get our food. We see a need
to use vacant spaces and innovative technologies in and around
Greenville to grow FOOD! Imagine the possibilities.
While it is too early to share more about these amazing projects and
ideas; something huge will transform the City of Greenville for
In the mean time, take a look at this PBS show,
GrowingAGreenerWorld.com, and their episode about the Brooklyn
Grange Project. With 3 rooftops, 2.5 acres of space, they pulled about
50,000 pounds of produce of the roof & get $50 a pound for honey
from their hives!
Isn’t it time we put the Green back into Greenville?
-Will Morin
If you would like to help, or would like more information, please email
me at wmorin@gmail.com.
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Suppe Light Cavalry, Overture
Haydn Symphony No. 82, C major (The Bear)
Schubert Symphony No. 8, D. 759, B minor (Unfinished)
J. Strauss Jr Kunstler Quadrille nach Motiven beruhmter Meister, Op. 201
J. Strauss Jr Fruhlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring, Waltz)
J. Strauss Jr Liebesbotschaft, Galopp
Josef Strauss Feuerfest Polka; Op. 269
Scintillating with wit and the explosive symphony of “Papa Haydn,” father-founder of Viennese classical
style, the poetic warmth and refined romanticism of Franz Schubert beautifully follows in this charming
chamber concert. The evening begins and ends with the rousing tunes of two great entertainers and
founders of the Viennese Operetta – Franz Suppe and “The Waltz King,” Johann Strauss.
Fri April 25 8pm Sat April 26 8pm Sun April 27 3pm
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Jef Chandler
hen Don Richardson moved to
Greenville, he had already put in
many years in the brewing
industry, garnering accolades
for his recipes from the Great American Beer Festival
and the World Beer Cup during the time he spent
working for the Boulder Beer Company in Colorado,
Cottonwood Brewery in Boone, North Carolina and
Carolina Beer Company in Mooresville, NC. A native of
Atlanta, Richardson relocated to Greenville from North
Carolina in 2009. Greenville’s only commercial brewery
at that time was Thomas Creek, which has been selling
craft beers since 1998.
That changed in 2013, when Richardson teamed up
with business partner Andrew Watts to open Quest
Brewery. Since opening in July 2013, Quest has been
making its presence felt with its now-familiar taps in
many a watering hole in the Upstate and, indeed,
throughout the state of South Carolina.
In addition to limited-run barrel-aged beers and
seasonal brews like the Pecan Porter and the Don du
Saison, Quest has four main beers in their Legendary
Series (each named for a figure or scene from
mythology) that you can find in bars and restaurants
throughout the year – Smoking Mirror Porter, Kaldi
Coffee Stout, Ellida IPA, and Golden Fleece BPA.
As passionate as Richardson is about the brewing
process (his favorite beers to make are Belgians, he
says, for their complexity and the challenge of brewing
them), he is also enthusiastic about building
relationships in what he calls the craft beer community,
and indeed, the general community of the Upstate,
western North Carolina, and eastern Georgia.
“We like to try to support the local suppliers and folks
who make local ingredients, from grains to hops,”
Richardson states. To be specific, Quest uses malts
from Asheville’s Riverbend Malt House and hops from
Blue Ridge Hop Farm in Marshall, North Carolina. And
the next time you enjoy a Quest Kaldi Stout, know that
it was brewed with beans roasted by Greenville’s own
West End Coffee Company.
Richardson’s sense of community also extends to other
breweries in the area. And Greenville, by the way, is
now home to two new breweries in Brewery 85 and
Swamp Rabbit Brewery.
“It’s all about camaraderie with other breweries and
working together since the craft beer industry is
basically about 6% of the total beer consumed. We all
feel like there is a lot of room to grow there, and if we
can all grow there together, there’s a piece of the pie
for everybody,” Richardson explains. Point in fact is
an Imperial Brown Ale that Quest is brewing in
collaboration with Terrapin Brewery in Athens,
Georgia, a portion of the sales from which will go to
an Upstate charity.
Community involvement for Quest entails
environmental responsibility. “We’re trying to get as
close as we can to zero waste,” Richardson affirms.
Accordingly, the brewery donates the used mash from
its brewing process to the Clemson Agricultural
Department and to local farmers for livestock feed.
The company also employs Spartanburg firm Junk
Matters for recycling of waste.
Quest is also invested in supporting the local music
scene, with weekly outdoor concerts that it stages on
the brewery’s premises every Thursday beginning in
April and running through October. The kickoff for this
year’s concert series begins on April 3 with Shonna
Tucker and Eye Candy from Athens, Georgia. Thursday
night concerts start at 7pm and go until 9pm. And if
you miss the show on Thursday, the taproom has live
music indoors on Fridays as well from 6pm till 8pm.
For the latest on Quest Brewery’s events and brews,
visit their website at www.questbrewing.com.
Or better yet, stop by their taproom and sample their
goods at the brewery, located at 55 Airview Drive,
Greenville, SC, 29607. The taproom is open 4pm –
8pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4pm – 9pm
Thursdays and Fridays, and Saturdays from 12pm
– 9pm. Free Tours of the facility are provided on
Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm.
Quest Brewing
Tony adjusted his grip on the subway bar and shifted the
weight from his right leg to his left. It was a cool
morning, but he was sweating a bit. It could have been
due to all the body heat of the passengers crammed into
his morning commute. But the more likely reason was
that he was handed a note the night before to report to
the foreman’s offce frst thing this morning. He liked
his work and was happy to have a job in this economy,
especially since his wife just gave birth to his daughter
just over a month ago. He supported a whole family
now, and the thought of losing his job scared him.
The train came to his stop and he stepped on to the
platform, along with about 100 other commuters, and
then up the stairs to the street. Before he crossed the
street to the construction site of the latest high-rise to
make its way to the city’s skyline, he wiped the sweat off
of his brow with the back of his shirtsleeve and wiped
his palms on the front of his jeans. He walked across the
street and up the steps to the foreman’s trailer, cleared
his throat and knocked on the door.
“What?!” came the shout from the trailer as if the
foreman had just sat down to the paper and his
morning constitutional.
“It...It’s Tony, Mr. Kretchsky. You asked me…”
“Open the door for chrissakes. This ain’t no whorehouse.”
Tony quickly did as he was bid and was soon standing in
front of Kretchsky, the foreman. He wasn’t a big man,
by any means, but his presence flled the room, as did
his voice. He always had a cup of coffee in his hand and
as Tony looked around his offce, he noticed four
additional half-flled cups in varying stages of staleness.
When Kretchsky saw it was Tony that had come in, he
changed his demeanor as if a child had just entered.
“Oh, Tony, yeah, thanks for coming by.” He tried putting
Tony at ease. “Have a seat. Yeah, just move that stuff
anywhere. You want some coffee?”
“No thanks, I’m fne.” Tony wiped his palms on his
jeans again as subtly as he could and wondered how
much of his brow sweat was showing. His heart skipped
a beat every time Kretchsky spoke, which he was about
to do again.”
“First things frst Tony, I want you to know you’re doing
a great job. Everybody’s impressed with your talent and
I’m sure you’re going to have a great future in
construction of you want it.”
Tony appreciated the words and forced a smile.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t shake the feeling that there
was a “but” coming and he could only focus on that.
The but.
“Also, I don’t want you to think – you know what, I
need some coffee, you sure I can’t get you a cup?”
Kretchsky walked over to the coffee machine and
looked over at Tony, who simply pursed his lips and
shook his head no. Then Kretchsky, with fresh coffee in
hand, sat on the edge of his desk, looked directly at
Tony and got to the but.
“So, I don’t want you to think you’re job is in jeopardy
or anything. Like I said everybody thinks you’re doing
a great job.” Tony took a deep breath, stopped sweating
and leaned back slightly in his chair. Kretchsky
continued. “I asked you to come by this morning to talk
about how you’re ftting in with the other guys.”
Tony was a little confused by this and said so. “The
other guys? They’re great. Johnny I’ve known since
we’re kids and Scott…”
Kretchsky cut him off. “Tony, let me get right to the
point. The problem has to do with the whistles and cat
calls when women walk by the construction site.”
Tony’s jaw dropped open and he was immediately on
the defensive. “I don, I don’t do any of that stuff. You
know, I’m probably one of the few guys on the whole
crew who doesn’t!”
Kretchsky held out his one free hand to calm Tony
down and was very deliberate in his words. “I know,
Tony. In fact, you are THE only one who doesn’t. And
that’s where the problem is.” Kretchsky took a sip of his
coffee while he let that settle in Tony’s brain.
“Look, Tony, being a construction worker isn’t just
about the work. Maybe it should be, I don’t know. But
it’s also about maintaining an image. The women that
walk by our sites expect a little interaction and if they
don’t get it, well, maybe they start walking another
route, which hurts the retailers in the building once
we’re done. Ya see?”
Tony thought this was a joke at frst, but soon realized
it wasn’t. Could this really be part of the job, he thought.
Then Kretchsky continued.
“You know we overlooked it for a while, hoping you’d
come to it naturally. But to be honest, we’re starting to
get complaints. I just got an email this morning from
some woman telling me that she’s shakin’ it but you
ain’t takin’ it. Look, most of the guys would rather read
a book or sit in quiet contemplation when on their
breaks. But they pitch on for the good of the company
and the community. You see what I’m sayin?”
“I guess so.” Tony was still very perplexed by this whole
idea and was in a bit of a fog when Kretchsky began
walking him to the door.
“Of course you do,” Kretchsky reassured him. “Now you
don’t have to go overboard. Start out small until you
feel comfortable. A ‘woo-woo.’ A whistle is always
good. Maybe you throw in an ‘I like that’ now and
again.” He patted Tony on the back. “You’re gonna go
far in this business kid. Thanks for coming in.”
Read more of his stories at ActCreatively.com
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