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Woodlands at Furman Challenge takes on BMW

Woodlands at Furman logo

The Woodlands is sponsoring the Challenge because of its commitment to healthy senior living in the Upstate. It is a Life Care community that added Masterpiece Living, which assists visionary communities who are already leading the industry with their wellness commitment, to become places where residents and staff alike seek to better themselves.

The Challenge is put on with the help of The Greenville Track Club, which is the state’s second-oldest running club. The club’s goal is to provide the running and fitness community with a schedule of top quality events in which area residents can reach fitness and life enrichment goals through participation or volunteering.

About The Woodlands at Furman:

The Woodlands at Furman is a premier non-profit continuing care retirement community owned and operated by a local board of directors and managed professionally by Greystone. The 22-acre campus is located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail adjacent to Furman University. It offers all four level of continuing care housing with the added financial assurance of Life Care. Residents enjoy a wide range of amenities – enabling them to continue an active and engaged lifestyle. For more information, please visit

Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch to open next week


SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. –Holy Cross Episcopal Church will open its annual Pumpkin Patch on September 27, 2014.


Patch hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. The patch will remain open through Halloween or until all the pumpkins are sold.


This is the ninth year that the church has operated its pumpkin patch in front of Vaughn’s Country Store at 109 W. Trade Street in downtown Simpsonville. The pumpkin patch began as a ministry of the church to raise funds for its contribution to the annual Golden Strip Church Coalition Habitat for Humanity build. It has grown over the years to provide funding to other local non-profit agencies and ministry partners of the church.


The patch has raised $115,000 in its eight year history that has been distributed to local ministry partners of the church. In addition to Habitat for Humanity, the beneficiaries of this year’s patch proceeds include the Center for Community Services, Fountain Inn Kids Experience, James Monroe Mission House, Little Steps, Kairos Outside, Safe Harbor, Santa Cruz Hispanic Outreach, Synergy Garden and Upstate Warrior Solutions.


The Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch has several special events planned for the patch to encourage families to attend. On Friday, October 3 the patch will hold its First Friday at the Patch festivities from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring wine tasting for adults and storytelling for the children. On Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., the patch will offer face painting and on Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., the patch will offer pumpkin carving demonstrations. The patch will also be participating in the Harvest Moon Festival on October 17 and 18 in downtown Simpsonville.


Holy Cross Episcopal Church is located at 205 E. College Street in Simpsonville.


Johnson going Ove the Edge for Zoo


GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Friends of the Greenville Zoo will be taking part in the Upstate’s inaugural Over The Edge for a Brighter Tomorrow fundraiser by sending community leader Tammy Johnson to rappel the Bank of America tower downtown.

Over the Edge is a community fundraiser where 70 people will rappel 15 stories (228 feet) down the iconic downtown building. Each rappeler is raising money for a local charity.

The Friends of the Greenville Zoo chose Johnson as its “edger” for the October 4 event because of her commitment to the Greenville Zoo as well as the community at large, said Amanda Osborne, the Executive Director of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo.

“Tammy has been a big supporter of the Zoo and the Friends,” Osborne said. “We are excited to have her as our edger.”

Go to to support Johnson and the Zoo.

Johnson is the owner of Liquid Catering and The Old Cigar Warehouse. Her business acumen has earned her the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for South Carolina as well as being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Black Box Magazine.

She served as the chairwoman of PULSE, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group; served on the Chamber’s LEAD committee for two years and currently serves on the Chamber’s Board of Advisors. She has been named one of Greenville’s Best and Brightest under 35 and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 39. In 2012, Johnson was appointed to the City of Greenville Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. She also serves as volunteer Bar Manager for Euphoria and is a member of the Upstate Bridal Association.

“This is a very unique fundraiser and I am excited to be a part of it,” she said.

About the Friends of the Greenville Zoo:

The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is a non-profit organization that serves as an independent community outreach group, whose purpose is to provide financial, resource, and advocacy support for the needs of the Greenville Zoo. Learn more at

RevUp to open Saturday

RevUp Indoor Cycling

GREENVILLE, S.C. – To celebrate its arrival onto the Greenville fitness scene, RevUp Indoor Cycling is offering Upstate cyclists trips through breathtaking, challenging terrain – all from the comfort of the new, state-of-the art cycling studio.

RevUp, the Upstate’s only boutique indoor cycling studio, will host its grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The studio will offer two adventure rides that morning, both instructed by International Master Instructor Scott Schlesinger. The adventure rides include a 90-minute Iditarod race and a 60-minute Storm Surge through the elements. The morning celebration will also feature free food and prizes.  Non-riders are welcome to drop in and visit the facility.

People need to sign-up in advance at to take part in the rides

RevUp has been offering classes since August, and offers a unique online registration model. Participants can book spinning sessions in advance online instead of being first-come, first serve like many fitness centers. There are no membership commitments and people can pay for classes as they go.

The studio is located at 2441 Laurens Road. The 3,800 square foot facility features 30 spinning bikes, dressing rooms, showers and a large waiting area for people to cool off post workout.

The spinning studio features 60-inch television screens and the bikes are aligned in a stadium seating style, which means everyone can see the instructor. Each bike includes built-in software that allows users to save data from previous workouts, track workout goals and see how they are competing against other people in the program if they chose. RevUp is the only location between Atlanta and Charlotte to use these unique aspects.

About RevUp Cycling:

RevUp Indoor Cycling’s mission is to help people reach their fitness goals while having fun. Located at 2441 Laurens Road, RevUp allows people to register online for classes as well as track workouts over time. Learn more at



Citizens group launches campaign song


GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Citizens for a Better Greenville have created a campaign song that members plan to share to grow awareness of the November roads referendum.

The 60-second is a parody of the song “Bad Boys,” by Inner Circle and best known to local audiences as the theme song to the show “Cops.” The song can be listened to by going to the Citizens for a Better Greenville’s YouTube page.

There are also 30-second and 15-second versions, said Bob Knight, the group’s chairman.

“We want to people to know that the roads in Greenville are in bad shape, and there is a viable option to fixing them,” he said.

The lyrics of the 60-second commercial are:

“Bad roads bad roads
Whatcha gonna do?
Better not wait for the state to come through.

Bad roads bad roads
Wbhatcha gonna do?
Better not wait for the state to come through.

When you paid your taxes to the state
You were looking for something great
Now you’ve learned the truth, don’t be taken for a fool
If you vote yes you won’t have to wait

Bad roads, bad roads
There’s something you can do, so we don’t have to wait for the state to come through.”

Citizens for a Better Greenville is a coalition of Greenville residents that is working to pass the November, one-cent sales tax referendum. The tax is limited to a period of eight years, and will fund needed road and infrastructure improvement projects including road resurfacing, intersection improvements, bridge improvements, and sidewalks around schools. The group lists safety, economic development, quality of life and monetary control of roads funding as key reasons to pass the referendum.

Go to and click on the November Referendum to read the entire list of projects.

About The Citizens for a Better Greenville County:

The Citizens for a Better Greenville County is a local initiative to allow all Greenville residents the opportunity to decide the best way to fund infrastructure improvements county wide. Learn more at

Advisory: BASF employees are helping to keep our highways beautiful


What:          Four times a year, employees of BASF in White Stone, SC give back to the local Spartanburg community by picking up trash

and beautifying a section of Southport Road through the state’s Adopt-a-Highway program.


When:          Friday, September 19, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.


Where:         3455 Southport Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina


Who:            BASF employees

How:            This event is open to the media. Please call beforehand.


About BASF


BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at