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WASHINGTON D.C. – Five high school students from across the country have been chosen from among thousands of award-winning poets to serve for a year as National Student Poets, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work.

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Since March 4, 2020, UNLADYLIKE2020 has been releasing short films and a broadcast hour on PBS American Masters profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. The final, 26th, episode of the series wil…

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Below you will find a Florence Chamber COVID-19 Business Update. The latest information supplied by the Greater Florence Chamber comes from various sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the State Newspaper. We hope this material is useful i…

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Two faculty members in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are working on numerous levels to enhance the study of Asian cultures at the University.

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(New York, NY) Scholastic will publish J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog, an original fairy tale, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in the US and Canada in hardcover and ebook formats, with international editions to follow soon after.  

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New York, NY – July 15, 2020 – Joanna Cole, award-winning author of the bestselling The Magic School Bus series and more than 250 books for children, died at the age of 75 on July 12, 2020. She lived in Sioux City, Iowa with her husband Phil. Along with illustrator Bruce Degen, she created t…

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The South Carolina Arts Commission, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, McCormick County Chamber of Commerce, and Hickory Knob State Park, will offer a free virtual writing workshop in July.  The Communal Pen: Water/Ways workshop will allow participants to write to celebrate and e…

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South Carolina State Parks and The Slave Dwelling Project created a series of Facebook Live videos to explore the African American experience at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site from slavery through Reconstruction and beyond. The virtual experience was supported with a Speakers Burea…

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With Culture & Heritage Museums’ sites physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer programs are offered on a digital platform to provide fun learning opportunities for families of all ages. Created by educational teams at Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County and Main …

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SC Humanities is pleased to announce that the maximum award for Major Grants will be raised to $10,000, effective starting with the August 12, 2020 deadline. Previously, the maximum award was $8,000. The SC Humanities Board of Directors voted to raise the amount of the award in June 2020.

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We may not have celebrated in person this year, but that’s no reason why you can’t order your favorite ArtFields merchandise! We’ve got the perfect ArtFields gear for a memento or gift. Click HERE to access our online store. You can also shop for Visit Lake City memorabilia. If you have any …

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Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School has received a $7,400 grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission to purchase Wenger flipFORMS® to use in its multipurpose room for the school’s related arts classes.

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SC Humanities is extending the third quarterly Fast Track Literary Grant deadline until Wednesday, July 1. This extension will accommodate the many cultural organizations that are re-opening their doors and beginning programming again in June, giving them additional time to consider an appli…

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Beginning this summer, with the help of a generous grant from the F. Allen and Louise K. Turner Foundation, Kalmia Gardens of Coker University is launching the Kalmia Club for Kids (KCK), a subscription-based club where local children can access STEAM-based educational projects bi-monthly th…

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Right now your online presence is more important than ever. In today’s digital landscape, a strong social media presence can be one of the best tools at an artist’s disposal for marketing themselves. So today, we looked to our friends at Blue Ion for some quick social media marketing tips ge…

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SC Humanities operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-two volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three…

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Web LinksFun family resources from Sesame StreetKidsHealth.org Has Information for Kids on CoronavirusWith all the talk about coronavirus, you might be wondering what kids can do. Here are the 3 best ways everyone (including kids) can help stop coronavirus.Kid NewsThis site out of Australia …

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We know many of our artist friends are losing out on in-person events and gallery placements so it’s never been more important to look to improving your online presence. That can sound a bit daunting but there are some small tweaks you can make to really help put yourself out there.

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We hope you’re enjoying #ArtFieldsAtHome as a way to virtually come together. Had we celebrated in person, ArtFields would have concluded by now, but we’re going to keep the energy and spirit alive online for a while longer. Stay tuned as we roll out even more original content in the coming …

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When Rischard Brown arrived at Francis Marion University four years ago, he carried many of the same worries that many freshmen bring. Would he like it? Would he succeed? Would he fit in?

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In order to conform with federal and state mandates for families to stay at home to diminish the spread of the coronavirus, American families are in the midst of a new phenomenon: social distancing by sheltering in our homes to avoid social contact for national health and wellbeing. Regardle…

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As you know, the coronavirus has altered our plans for ArtFields 2020. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to elevating and celebrating Southern art and, right now, that starts with you.On April 24th, the day we would normally kick off ArtFields with a ribbon-cutting and a welcoming of art…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn announced that South Carolina has received $1,043,897 in National Park Service (NPS) funding from African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants dedicated to preserving the sites and history related to the Afr…

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Summer Studios is a unique summer program for children at the Florence County Museum. Each week-long session begins on Monday, focusing on a specific theme. The week ends each Friday with an exhibit of student work along with a reception for family and friends. To register, please visit our …

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Fragment #ES 76, a remnant of limestone from the US Pentagon which was damaged by a terrorist attack on 9-11-01, made its way to Florence to be installed as a memorial in the Florence Veterans Park. When Colonel Barry Wingard delivered the stone that had been salvaged from the attack site, a…

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Since the world could use more things to smile about right now Addie's Baby is hosting a FREE online Paint Party! She will teach this awesome Cross w/ Paint Prayer. All you need to do is sign up via our link below for the complete list of supplies and you can paint. She will teach [...]

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Postponing ArtFields was a very difficult decision for us as we are well aware of the benefit it brings to artists, attendees, and the town of Lake City. As soon as we’re able to safely hold our event, we’ll look towards getting it back on the calendar. In the meantime, however, we’rebringing the energy and spirit of […]

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Located inside Seminar Brewing, Downtown Southern Funk offers fine food with a funky flair and an extensive menu with something for everybody. Get your pecan fix over Sunday brunch with their one-of-a-kind beer-pecan syrup. Downtown Southern Funk 551 West Lucas Street Florence, SC (843) 732-…

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Two concerts scheduled for the spring season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Show Must Go On---Restaurants Offering Takeout, Curbside and Delivery! Here is a list of restaurants in the Florence area providing curbside pickup, to-go orders and delivery (each may not do all three). Some restaurants are offering free delivery within a certain radius. Thank you for s…

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Despite the turmoil of the COVID-19 outbreak, businesses are still working hard in Darlington. The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association recognized two of them today, March 18, through the DDRA Incentive Improvement Grant.

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The ArtFields Collective is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of this global outbreak, we must do our part to protect not only our beloved community of Lake City, but also the greater Southeastern community at large. The safety of ArtFields’ guests and participants is always our number one priority. We believe it is our […]

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Moore Farms Botanical Garden has been closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19, and we want to assure you that we're taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:00 PM Luncheon with Author Mary Alice Monroe Ticket price is $45.00 and includes the book. There will also be four (4) $100 tickets for seats at the author table. Tickets can be purchased at www.florencelibrary.org/shop, mailed to FoFCL, 509 S Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506 or paid by check or […]