winter: did he say 'snow'?! - 02/15/13 05:29 PM
Good Evening from Aiken, SC! The weatherman just said there could be a little rain/snowy mix tomorrow night. Be careful out there y'all! It should be more north of us, but you never know! We usually don't get much snow in this area - if you like to play in the snow, it's a great weekend to head to the mountains for some snowy fun :)
Have a good weekend!
I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!!
Give us a call when you're ready to call Aiken home, too!
winter: December Fun -Downtown Aiken. (some November stuff, too!!) LOTS TO DO! - 11/25/12 07:54 AM
Here's a list of upcoming events in Downtown Aiken- enjoy!! Have a holly jolly Christmas!
Now thru December 28, 2012 - Aiken Center for the Arts - Tis the Season exhibition. Downtown - Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens Street.
November 27, 2012 - Aiken Concert Band - Holiday Celebration. At USC-Aiken, Etherridge Center, 471 University Pkwy. 8pm. more info: 803.641.3305
November 30, 2012 & December 1, 2012 - 42nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Odell Weeks Activity Center.-Whiskey Road across from Home Depot. Fri: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-5pm (Santa will be here on Saturday!) more info 803.642.7631.
winter: Parks, Gardens & Natural Areas --- within the City of Aiken :) - 08/19/12 06:48 AM
The City of Aiken manages all of the parks, gardens and natural areas within its boundary lines..... from Hopelands Gardens to the Carolina Bay to the park/playground behind the library!! The library park/playground is one of my favorites - and it was just revamped to be accessible by ALL children.
Library Park -
Located: behind the Aiken County Public Library. The Library address is: 314 Chesterfield Street S.
The Library Park address is; 355 York Street SE
For those of you who are new to the area - the Library occupies the city block located between Chesterfield Street -Colleton Ave - York Street - South
winter: A Holly Day in Downtown Aiken - 12/3/11 - 11/29/11 08:02 PM
What: A Holly Day in Downtown Aiken J
When: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Where: Downtown Aiken, SC
In-Store Promotions – Refreshments – Door Prizes – Pictures with Santa – Giveaways – Entertainment
For the location of activities, pick up your map guide at participating businesses during the event
Aiken Antique Mall
Aiken Brewing Company
AikenCenter for the Arts
The Curiosity Shop
Lionel Smith, Ltd
MB Jewelry & Beads
My Aiken Body
Powercuts Salon Spa & Gift Boutique
Tea Garden Gifts
winter: Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown Aiken. Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11/29/11 07:43 PM
What: Annual lighting of the Christmas Tree
Where: Downtown Aiken - Center. Richland Ave/Laurens Street Circle
When: Friday, December 2, 2011
More Info: 803.642.7631
I wasn't born in Aiken but it feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!
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winter: While you're downtown..... - 11/27/11 09:24 AM
While you are here (downtown) experiencing the Night of 1000 Lights on December 8th.... stroll on over to the Aiken Center for the Arts for a 'Meet the Artist' event.
What: Opening Reception - Meet the artists and view their exhibitions over hors d'oeuvres and wine
Artists include:Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Bea Kuhlke, Mike Carr Hartley
When: Thursday, December 8th 2011 Time: 6pm - 9pm --- during Downtown Aiken's Night of 1000 Lights
Where: Aiken Center for the Arts - 122 Laurens Street, Downtown Aiken
More Info: 803-641-9094
Ready to move south? Give us a call! 803.648.8660
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winter: A Sight to See! Night of 1000 Lights :) - 11/27/11 09:07 AM
Absolutely beautiful, the streets of Downtown Aiken aglow with 1000 luminaries.... you have to feel and see it for yourself, photos just don't do it justice! Visit Downtown Aiken on December 8th! Shopkeepers will have their doors open late for holiday shopping. Food - Festivities - even SANTA!!
What: Night of 1000 Lights
When: December 8, 2011
Where: Downtown Aiken, SC . Historic Business District
(while you are on Laurens Street - stop by the Aiken Center for the Arts for a 'meet the artist' event!)
poster credit: Aiken Downtown Development Association
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winter: Aiken Christmas Parade on Sunday!! 12/12/10 - 12/10/10 01:07 PM
EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!
Who: Aiken Jaycees proudly presents.....
What: Aiken Christmas Parade
Where: Downtown Aiken.... Park Avenue and Laurens Street
When: Sunday, December 12, 2010
-----DON'T MISS THE PARADE.... AND SANTA WILL BE THERE, TOO!!!!!!
I wasn't born here, but Aiken sure feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?
Give us a call when you are ready to move South :)
Kara Casamassina, The Carolina Real Estate Company - Historic Aiken SC - 803.648.8660
winter: Tour of Homes 2010. Saturday Dec. 11. - 12/06/10 07:17 PM
What: 22nd Annual Holiday Homes Tour
Hosted by: Aiken Choral Society
Date: Saturday, Dec. 11
Time: begins at 4pm - CLOSES AT 7pm
Map Pick-up - after 3:30pm at the Aiken County Historical Museum.
More info: 803.439-0083.
This is NOT a walking tour!
Enjoy the tour!!
I wasn't born here but Aiken sure feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!
Kara Casamassina, The Carolina Real Estate Company, 333 Park Avenue SW, Aiken SC 29801
winter: Night of 1000 Lights. Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 12/06/10 06:50 PM
Night of 1000 Lights is truly ONE of THE PRETTIEST evenings in Downtown Aiken, SC.
Pictures can't do it justice - you have to see it, feel it, live it, be part of it, enjoy it :)
Downtown is aglow - the streets lined with luminaries. Sponsoring businesses will be open late for holiday shopping, there will be food, festivities and even SANTA will be in town!!
More Info: 803.649.2221
Come enjoy Downtown Aiken during the Night of 1000 Lights - say hello if you see me!
Give us a call when you are ready to move South :)
winter: Christmas in Hopelands 12/11/10 - 12/23/10 - 12/06/10 11:52 AM
What: Christmas in Hopelands!
Hopelands Gardens will once again be beautifully illuminated for all to enjoy! Stroll thru the gardens and enjoy the holiday displays - thousands and thousands of lights!!
Be sure to visit the Doll House, Carriage House and the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum :)
Where: Hopelands Gardens - near the corner of Whiskey/Dupree
Hours: weekends: 5:30pm - 9:30pm weekdays: 6pm-9:30pm
Dates: WEEKEND DATES: Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 and 26 (5:30pm-9:30pm)
WEEKDAY DATES: Dec. 16, 17, 20, 21,
winter: Holly Days in Aiken - 12/04/10 03:20 PM
HOLLY DAYS IN AIKEN!!
What: A holiday event with something for EVERYONE!!
When: Saturday, December 4, 2010.
Where: Downtown Aiken!
Hosted by: Aiken Downtown Development Association
Participating Businesses include: Aiken Antique Mall, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken Community Playhouse, Birds & Butterflies, Desserves, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd., MB Jewelry & Beads, Tea Garden Gifts, PowerCuts Salon & Spa and Vinya's. Visit Downtown Aiken on Saturday for our Holly Days! Activities for this event include gingerbread decorating, door prizes, in-store promotions, pictures with Santa Claus and more. See you there! WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY
winter: TIME TO LIGHT THE CHRISTMAS TREE! - 12/01/10 05:15 PM
What: Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting - hosted by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh
When: 6:30pm. Friday, December 3, 2010
Where: Downtown Aiken, at the intersection of Richland Ave and Laurens Street -- THAT'S WHERE THE TREE IS!!
Who: ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!!
Cost: FREE!!!! (children must be accompanied by an adult, though)
More Info: 803-642.7631
Come join us Friday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Aiken. The ceremony will be led by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh, with music, refreshments, singing carols, candle lighting and a countdown to the lighting of the tree :) Even a special appearance by
winter: 'Tis the Season! Aiken area Holiday Events :) - 11/30/10 03:50 PM
Aiken area Holiday Events
12/1 & 12/3 The Feast of Carols,
University Theatre Production, Etherredge Center, Aiken. 803-641-3305 or 2847
12/01 - 12/31 An Over the Top Christmas! Trees, trees and more trees.
Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., SW, Aiken.
Closed Mondays and holidays. 803-642-2015
12/3 - 12/5 & 12/10 - 12/11 A Christmas Story,
URS Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken.
Aiken Community Playhouse production. Box Office 803-648-1438 http://www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com/
12/4 Christmas for the Birds,
Living History Park, North Augusta. 803-279-7560 www.colonialtimes.us
12/4 GVW Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas
winter: Aiken area State Parks - 11/30/10 03:16 PM
Enjoy the crisp fall weather, visit one of our area State Parks or Natural Areas :)
AIKEN AREA STATE PARKS!
AIKEN STATE NATURAL AREA
1145 State Park Road, Windsor. 803-649-2857 or email@example.com
Facilities include campsites (RV and primitive), nature trail, canoe trail, four lakes and a river for fishing. Canoes, kayaks, and jon boats available for rental.
Park hours are 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday.
BARNWELL STATE PARK
223 State Park Road, Blackville. 803-284-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities include five cabins, campsites (RV and primitive), nature trail, two lakes for fishing, picnic shelters,playground equipment
winter: Southern Snow - February 12, 2010. Aiken SC - 02/14/10 07:25 PM
It was a Winter Wonderland in Aiken, SC - I say 'was' because the snow is pretty much all gone - except for the shady areas. We had approx 4-5 inches here in downtown Aiken - which is VERY unusual. There is a meterological reason as to why Aiken doesn't get much snow. I'll be writing about that soon. This storm was great! I loved it. Here are some pics of our little town - covered in snow.
it's a blizzard!!
next morning --soooo pretty - check it out! :
a canopy of Live Oaks along
winter: Christmas in Hopelands Gardens - come see the lights! - 12/21/09 03:02 PM
What: Christmas in Hopelands
Where: Hopelands Gardens / Rye Patch
When: STILL TIME LEFT TO GO SEE THE LIGHTS AND STROLL THE GARDENS!
5:30-9:30 December 17-23 & 26
More Info: 803.642.7631 - City of Aiken PRT (please call72 hours in advance for accomodations for those with disabilities)
Shuttle service from the Goodwill Parking lot on Whiskey Road - - no parking on Dupree Place or at Green Boundary Club
Come stroll thru the garden paths and enjoy the thousands of Christmas lights and decorations! Sip on Hot Cocoa or Spiced Cider as you stroll! Enjoy
winter: Benny Goodman Holiday Tribute ! One Show Only! December 18, 2009 - 12/15/09 01:51 PM
Who: Aiken Performing Arts Group
Presents: Dave Bennett's "The Benny Goodman Holiday Tribute"
When: December 18, 2009
Where: Washington Center for the Performing Arts - Newberry Street, Downtown Aiken
Box Office: 803-648-1438
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! WISHING Y'ALL A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON - NO MATTER WHAT HOLIDAY YOU CELEBRATE MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH LOVE AND HAPPINESS THE WHOLE YEAR THROUGH!
I LOVE AIKEN!! I WASN'T BORN HERE, BUT IT SURE FEELS LIKE HOME. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
READY TO MOVE SOUTH? - GIVE ME
winter: FREE FLU SHOTS - AIKEN, SC - 11/11/08 04:54 PM
That's right - FREE (for Medicare patients), and just $28 for everyone else!
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet - you might want to take advantage of this offer.
Family Medcenters - 2 convenient locations:
Downtown: 216 Edgefield Ave NW. Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1. 803.648.4224
Southside: 2678 Whiskey Road S. Mon-Fri 9-5. 803.642.6352
DO YOU NEED A FLU SHOT?
You should talk to you doctor about it first.
Partial list of who might need to get a flu shot:
are aged 50 years old or over live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility between the ages of
winter: sharing: a home energy efficiency checklist - 05/25/08 12:31 PM
Check your heat and A/C systems. Check windows and outside doors for drafts. (important in the warmer months, too) SEASONALLY:
Check furnace switch, fuse and breakers. Check furnace blowers, oiling motor and changing belt if necessary. Check thermostat accuracy by taping thermometer to wall next to it. if discrepancy, have serviceman re-calibrate unit. Check central air condensing unit for obstructing leaves and debris, and hose out if necessary. Keep shrubs pruned back to maximize airflow. Check room A/C condensate drain outlet for plugging. MONTHLY:
Check and clean/change room A/C filters. Check room A/C condenser coils and intake vents for obstructions.