Coker Commissioners painted the town blue & gold to welcome the Cobra class of 2021 to Hartsville!
Welcoming new students to downtown Hartsville? Game on! #Coker2021 #CokerPride
Coker Commissioners painted the town blue & gold to welcome the Cobra class of 2021 to Hartsville!
Welcoming new students to downtown Hartsville? Game on! #Coker2021 #CokerPride
The Miss America Organization is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the country, awarding millions of dollars each year. This past February, Catherine Wong was crowned Miss Hartsville 2017 where she was given a $500 academic scholarship and the opportunity to represent Hartsville at the 81st Annual Miss South Carolina Pageant. Miss America contestants contribute thousands of hours of community service annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007. CMN Hospitals are the official philanthropy of the Miss America Organization and contestants spend countless hours during their reign volunteering and raising money for this charity. So far this year, Catherine has raised $262.00 and is ambitious to raise even more!
The greatest part of being Miss Hartsville is spending time with the Hartsville community and raising awareness about her Miss America Platform: Bridging the Education Gap Within SC Public Schools. Catherine believes being Miss Hartsville, Miss South Carolina, or Miss America are more than just a title. This organization is a movement of empowering young women all over the state and country to achieve their dreams, make the world a better place, and do good by providing quality scholarship assistance and honoring their commitment to helping others.
Please join Miss Hartsville 2017 one last time before she leaves for the Miss South Carolina Competition, at the Hartsville Famers Market this Saturday from 9AM to 1PM as she raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! She will be signing autographs, taking pictures, and collecting donations all day. Can’t come but still want to donate? Here’s your solution! Visit the link right here: Missamericaforkids.org/Donate/CatWong.
Come on by this Saturday and help make some miracles happen!
There’s something unmistakable about a dad. Whether the one you call yours on Father’s Day is biological, adopted, or chosen, you likely know exactly what his favorite thing to do is or when his worst joke will come out. But for all the movie quotes you both know by heart, all the awkward family photos you’ve been in together, and all the embarrassing stories he tells at dinner parties…chances are you have no idea what to get him for Father’s Day. Like the rest of us.
Don’t worry, that’s where this Father’s Day Gift Guide comes in. Tell us where we could find your Dad on any given Saturday and we’ll tell you what Downtown Hartsville has to offer him.
Indulge his sense of good-natured pride—stop by the masters of Chic Menswear, DeVane’s, to buy him special cuff links, an elegant tie, or (if you’re really in need of some brownie points), a blue suit for the meetings he needs to make a statement for.
He’s perhaps a coffee snob (no cream or sugar, you know the type), so peek into De Baz for a selection of fair-trade, pristine coffees from the finest coffee lands in the world.
Then stop by Burry Bookstore, where the team there can help you find a book that Dad will grab his glasses to peruse approvingly on his next business trip—whether it be a historical fiction, a book on South Carolina’s agriculture, or the latest David Baldacci murder mystery.
One of the neatest gifts you can get him on the East coast is a hand-carved, hand-assembled guitar from Frets & Necks. The craftsmen there create these exquisite pieces by hand from piano wood and other sturdy, story-telling materials. They’re also doing a 15% promotion on all of their offerings—unique instruments, repairs on Dad’s own guitar, and lessons so you two can bond well past Father’s Day (just mention this blog post!).
After your sweet summer jam session on the porch, treat dad to a bourbon tasting at Retrofit, where he’ll fit right into the hipster vibe with a classy selection of fine bourbons and whiskies. And, depending on how hipster Dad thinks he is, grab him a pair of the most comfortable, en vogue sandals from the Hartsville Army-Navy store—but please, no socks.
No better place to start than at Gardner’s General Store, where the potted herbs and plants are sure to get his green thumb itching. They’ve got everything indoors to complete his gardening kit too, down to replenishment for the bird feeder, with some vestiges of gardening in the good ol’ days hanging from the ceiling.
Of course, he’ll need a hat if he’s outside all day (and what Dad doesn’t wear a hat?), so stop by the Hartsville Army-Navy store to choose from a selection of well-made toppers.
If he’s outdoorsy, chances are he has a beard (are we generalizing?), so check out Seersuckergypsy’s selection of locally made beard oils and accessories. And if he’d rather have someone else care for his manly scruff, you’re in luck: Hartsville’s most stylish barber, Brian at The Grooming Lounge, offers gift cards for its state of the art grooming services and, most recently, has expanded its services to offer facials…uh, excuse me, to offer longer grooming sessions that no one questions.
Make his Father’s Day tailgate-themed, so he makes it through the rough summer months before the blessed f-word is all he can say again. First, stop by Vintage and take-out a hand-selected six-pack of his favorites (mention this blog post for 20% off carry-out!). Next, head to Bizzell’s and put in an order with their delicious caterers, who will spoil him with southern classics.
If he doesn’t have one yet, grab a Ben-No-Mo from Seersuckergypsy so his cooler can stay off the muddy ground and closer to his hand.
Finally, give your dad an IOU for a Friday night at the sports bar so he can slowly emerge from his sports hibernation—luckily, we’ve got a great one in town at the LighterSide.
Give him a homegrown Father’s day, filled with the traditional kind of surprises. First, treat him to a brunch buffet on Mezzo Forte’s new outdoor patio—you’ll hit the southern classics and enjoy the music.
If he has served for his country, wrap him up some memorabilia from the Hartsville Army-Navy store, like a US Navy ball cap or a service award pin—it’s a small gift but a touching gesture that will make a big impact.
Stop by Gardner’s General Store to grab a fresh pound of butter and eggs, and when you get home, pull out his favorite dessert recipe. To keep the sweet surprise, whisk him and the family away to Sam Kendall’s for a delicious steak dinner before bringing him home to a house that smells of comfort.
No matter the Dad you are celebrating this June 18th, we’ve got so many ways for you to make him feel loved and appreciated. Our small town’s got a lot—and we will help your gift match his goofy, sappy, or just plain awkward Daditude.
Announcing the Black Creek Arts Center for the Ag+Art Tour of Darlington County farm-to-fork kick-off dinner at Black Creek Arts on Wednesday May 31st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased securely online using the PayPal “Add to Cart” button below or by visiting the Black Creek Arts Council’s website. A PayPal account is not required to pay; any major credit or debit card can be used.
Likely, you are reading this post after having received several promotional emails from brands mass-advertising their Mother’s Day deals. Also likely, you have a mother who is unique, refined, and an all-around gem. What a coincidence: so is Hartsville! And your mother deserves a locally picked gift as unique as she is. With one week to go, we’ve made finding the perfect gift easy with this Gift-Giving Guide from Downtown Hartsville. No matter her personality, she’ll love the thoughtfulness, and you’ll get a fun afternoon in our adorable downtown. Who says you can’t have it all? (Probably Mom).
You need exotic gifts that will make her dream of her next adventure. Head down to De Baz first, and pick up one of their carefully selected fair-trade jewelry pieces or handcrafted decorative items. With items from over 25 countries around the world, this eclectic store may even have a piece that will inspire your mom’s next adventure (and as her new favorite child, you’ll get to go!). Don’t forget to include the item’s tag with its story in the package. Next, mosey over to the The Mint Julep where you can pick up gourmet foodstuffs so your mom can host the next potluck and run through a slideshow of pictures from her travels. Package them in one of the store’s elegant serving dishes so she even has a centerpiece for the gathering.
You need a “Treat Yo Self” kind of day to stop her clock and relax her. First things first: head to blush: A Merle Norman Studio to assemble a pampering basket for her with the latest Merle Norman beauty products, or grab her a gift-card for a soothing facial.
If a blow-out and the latest Opi color are more her style, head to Indigo Salon & Day Spa for their Mother’s Day gift certificate special: spend $50 on a gift certificate and get $10. For a relaxing spa day she can have at home, place a few of Crema Coffee owner Tiffany Moan’s homemade bath bombs from her brand, Super Natural Body Care in a basket: they’re buy 3, get one free. What, she’s already a regular at the spa? Then indulge her with a double-date to Spa Soleil, picking from such delicacies as a European facial ($65), a blossom ritual ($100–please report back with what this entails), or simply a 1-hr professional massage ($60).
And for a longer-term gift of relaxation, check out Girls University‘s Mother’s Day special: 50% off 8 weeks of summer camp at Coker College, to benefit from several days of peace and quiet! Be careful–she might like it.
Show her the best of Downtown’s palette by taking her on a Treasure Hunt of Flavors. Start by treating her to brunch at Bizzell’s for their famed Mother’s Day Sunday Buffet, featuring such Southern staples as beef tips with mushroom gravy, shrimp & grits, and deviled eggs.
If a dinner outfits your agenda better, but thinking of Hartsville’s Sunday hours makes you gloomy, don’t despair: our new foodie neighbor, Sam Kendall’s, is open from noon until 9pm on Mother’s Day (yes, that includes the bar). The Lighter Side will also be featuring a dinner special, where Mom can get free soup and salad bar with her meal. And since you’ve been planning this Mother’s Day for weeks (right?), you can shuttle her home to a delicious layered cake ordered from SugaRush. Psst…order before Wednesday, May 10th for a Saturday pick-up.
Take her on a shopping adventure, or take yourself on one and bring her home the gifts to unwrap and clothe her head-to-toe. If classic elegance is her style, DeVane’s, a family-owned business, will offer you an array of outfits for her. If she’s an easy, breezy, beautiful lady who comes alive with the warm weather and nonchalance of summer days, cross over to COAST on Carolina, where their casual chic style will bring out her vibe. Now, for the shoes…you have two wonderful options. Head to Rambo’s Shoes for the Mother who prioritizes sleek fashion or chic comfort; and for the Mother whose style screams creativity, check out the selection at Brandi’s on College.
Because shopping is a marathon—not a sprint—take a breather at Crema Coffee with one of their honey cinnamon lattes before heading down to Minnie’s Giftique for their adorable outfits, purses, and shoes (below).
Finally, check out our newest neighbors, Mahala Reese, for timeless pieces made for women of all ages (below).
Don’t have time for all that shopping? Just stop by Main Street Hartsville and grab her a gift certificate, signed by you and redeemable for any day of the year, anywhere in Downtown.
Turn the tables on her and host a celebration for HER this Mother’s Day. Take a page from her (likely very organized) book and stop by Tin Can in Burry Bookstore to pick up elegant stationary or boxed notecards (20% off!) for your party-planning to-do list. Next, head to Retrofit Sip-N-Seat—no, not to sample their delicious lemon sorbet and tequila refreshers, but to grab a set of these gorgeous gold-etched serving plates (below) for her always-set dining room table.
Finally, go to Raised Down South to grab her a floral dress like this one (below) that will match her personality.
And if she’s a Supper Club host, ease her load at the next gathering by ordering a delivery of chocolate-covered strawberries from Crema Coffee (6 for $14 or 12 for $24). You’ll be her second-in-command in no-time.
Nothing makes her happier than boasting about her family, so stop by Madison Avenue to grab her a pair of stackable rings with each child’s birthstone for an elegant reminder that you love her (above).
Then, head over to local, hand-made SeersuckerGypsy where she can get one of your father or brother’s neckties made into a vintage-chic cloth bauble necklace by a local artist. Finally, stop by Midnight Rooster this week to grab one of their strawberry cakes with pistachio buttercream icing (below) to crown off a nice family dinner honoring the lady who stitches it together.
There you have it, folks! No matter the personality of the dear Mother you call yours, Downtown Hartsville’s got a gift idea for you. Grab your Guide and head out there: it’s your day to become the favorite child once and for all. Happy shopping!
Main Street Hartsville is gearing up for another street celebration of the local talent and businesses which set Hartsville apart at this Thursday’s Downtown Block Party, featuring The Paul Grimshaw Band, sponsored by SPC Credit Union.
From the band’s website,
“The Paul Grimshaw Band (PGB) began performing in the greater Myrtle Beach area in 2001 to meet the demand of restaurants and concert venues seeking high quality, affordable, family-friendly, diverse live music options for a broad clientele. From vacationers to demanding locals, the PGB sound is unique, mixing acoustic guitars with electric lead guitar, along with and bass and drums to recreate a broad range of styles with some 700 songs in its repertories. From country classics to classic rock, from Jimmy Buffett-styled tropical-rock and reggae, to alternative and indie pop, and of course, plenty of dance music, the PGB never fails to entertain and play to the crowd.”
The event is Thursday, April 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. is coming to the newly paved portion of East College between Fourth Street and Fifth Street, and will not only feature the concert but also a community coming together with sidewalk sales, food and drink vendors. Both parking lots will remain accessible from the Fourth Street (Coker College) side.
For more information about economic development, programs and events coming to downtown, or to be a vendor at this event, contact Main Street Hartsville at 843.383.3015 or email@example.com.
Dr. Orville Dyce and Black Creek Medical Consultants celebrated the opening of their new location at 149 East Carolina Avenue in downtown Hartsville on Monday morning, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.
The new office is 7,000 square feet of custom-built medical space that now includes services such as: surgical and procedure rooms, comfortable exam rooms, state of the art diagnostic tools, and laboratory services, allowing them to better serve the community and meet the needs of their patients.
For over 12 years, Dr. Dyce has been caring for and treating patients in Darlington, Chesterfield, and Kershaw counties, with privileges at both Carolina Pines Hospital and McLeod Health Cheraw. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in both Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine, and is also a fellow with subspecialty certification in allergy from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Dyce attended Cornell University in New York where he received a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Arts and Sciences in 1992. He received his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1997.
Dr. Dyce performed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennslyvania with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He performed a fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in the Department of Otolaryngology Division of Laryngology.
Dr. Dyce can diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders, thyroid problems, voice and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancers, and sinus and allergy difficulties. Dr. Dyce is board certified in Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and is a member of the AAOA, ASM, AOA, and AMA.
Dr. Dyce is excited to announce the addition of Miss Rachel Kuegler who moved to Hartsville from Fort Meyers, FL. She is a Physician Assistant with a Masters of Medical Science from NOVA Southeastern University, where she graduated with Honors and was a Pi Alpha Honors Society Member. She brings with her a strong background in Cardiology and Internal Medicine and has been received by the practice and its patients exceptionally well.
Black Creek Medical Consultants is now accepting new patients, and welcoming existing patients to their new location. Their office hours are by appointment Monday – Thursday 8:00-6:00 and Friday 8:00-3:00.
Check out all of the great, gifts, offers, and discounts our Downtown Hartsville businesses have this year for Valentines. Specials for your special someone!
Check menus at your favorite Downtown restaurants for Lunch and Dinner specials during Restaurant Week January 12-22, 2017! Partner restaurants are doing their own delicious specials this week, some featuring four-course meals, to celebrate.
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