aiken sc: Downtown Aiken Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2017 - December 1st. - 11/22/17 03:21 PM
It's beginning to look like Christmas here in Aiken SC!   Downtown is adorned with holly and lights, storefronts are dressed in holiday cheer, too.  
What:  Christmas Tree Lighting
When:   December 1, 2017. 
Where:   Newberry Street, Downtown Aiken SC
this pic is the Richland Ave tree,  the lighting ceremony is at the Newberry Street tree :)

aiken sc: Thanksgiving 2017 in Aiken, SC! - 11/22/17 03:08 PM
 Happy Thanksgiving!
If you are new to town and looking for something to do....  or maybe it's already your Thanksgiving tradition....   here's what's happening in Aiken!
First up:
Bloodies and Bagels,    - exactly what it sounds like, haha -  enjoy bloody mary's and bagels (with different cream cheese spreads available, too!)     There is no charge to attend, but donations gladly accepted :)   you can even join as a member. 
where: on the lawn at the Aiken Historical Museum,  433 Newberry Street SW
hosted by:   Aiken Land Conservancy
when:  9am 
Blessing of the Hounds,  -  for over a century this tradition continues....  walk into the majestic Hitchcock Woods … (2 comments)

aiken sc: Summer Concerts in Hopelands Gardens - 2016 Aiken SC - 05/14/16 11:40 PM
Tis the season, for summer concerts in the gardens!!  Yes, every Monday night, bring your chairs or blankets, even a picnic (no alcohol, sorry) -and enjoy the show :)     
  Well-behaved pets allowed on leashes, too.   What: Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series   When:  (2016)Monday nights - schedule below   Where:  Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken SC   Parking:        Handicap parking at Rye Patch parking lot, 100 Berrie Road, and Hopelands Gardens parking lot.        All other attendees may park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC   More Info:  803-642-7631     2016 summer … (0 comments)

aiken sc: Maid Marion, SC's Champion White Oak - 10/11/15 06:58 AM
Maid Marion, SC's Champion White Oak.   She is a grand White Oak, on Clemson's list of Champion Trees. (largest of her species in the State!) They say she's about 150 years old....  the storm October 4 brought her down.  Nature takes care of nature.   She was a hot topic recently in the City of Aiken, SC.  She was in bad shape and was on the list of trees to be removed.  The community was hoping there was a way to save her.  One arborist said it was possible, with the assistance of cables attached to other trees, etc...    Personally, … (0 comments)

aiken sc: Chocolate Festival - 10/10/15 - 10/07/15 10:24 PM
Due to the rain last weekend, the Chocolate Festival was rescheduled for this Saturday.  
What: St Mary's Chocolate Festival
Where: 118 York Street, SE, Aiken SC
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015.  10am - 3pm
More info: 
Admission:  FREE!
 Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  Ice cream, candy, cakes, pies, cookies.....silent auction, carnival games, plant sale, and more!    This is a big fundraiser for St. Marys School, come on out and join the fun!

aiken sc: Storytime in the Gardens - Tuesdays in March - 03/08/15 07:24 AM
What: Storytime in the Gardens
Where: Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC
When:  Tuesdays - March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
TIme: 4pm
More info: 803.642.7631
For ages 8 and under.
Every Tuesday - at the sand patio located near the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum, at Hopelands Gardens.   
Bring a blanket or chair. ---bring snacks, too if you want!

turtle pond at Hopelands Gardens
Enjoy Storytime!  Enjoy the Gardens!  Enjoy Springtime in Aiken!

aiken sc: Heading into the woods! (Hitchcock Woods) - 01/26/14 01:40 AM
Aiken loves horses, history and Hitchcock Woods!  If you are a frequent visitor to my blog,  you have seen a few posts about our beloved Hitchcock Woods.   Here is a picture of a horse crossing on Whiskey Road.  These riders are crossing to an entrance into the woods.   The button to make the light change is posted high on a pole so a rider can easily access it from horseback.  
Come check out Aiken, a little horse town with lots of charactor!


aiken sc: Aiken, SC - Recent pictures around town - 09/24/13 11:50 AM
This is one of 4 wooden bridges in downtown Aiken SC.   Originally all of the bridges were wooden, but most of them have been changed over the years and are now concrete.  Our remaining wooden bridges are on Union Street, Fairfield Avenue and two on York Street.    
  Downtown Aiken has  been dressed in teal for Ovarian cancer awareness month.    This fountain is on Newberry Street - our 'festival' block -- the block they close off for some downtown events and block parties!

St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Downtown Aiken SC on Pendelton … (1 comments)

aiken sc: Flags at half-staff through sundown September 16, 2012. - 09/12/12 09:53 PM
If you fly our Flag, you have to follow the orders and other rules of the Flag. Period!
Half-staff Flag observance.
September 12, 2012.
The President has issued a proclamation as a markof respect for the memory of John ChristopherStevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, andAmerican personnel killed in the senseless attackon our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, and hasdirected that the flag of the United States shallbe flown at half-staff until sunset, September 16,2012.

I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!!
Give us a call … (1 comments)

aiken sc: Painting the town teal... - 09/12/12 10:50 AM
Painting the town teal...for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
That's right - our teal is showing in downtown Aiken. 
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month - and we want everyone to be aware. Our women need our support in every way. These are mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, nieces, granddaughters, cousins, aunts, neighbors and friends... who are battling ovarian cancer - not to mention all the other people (men, women & children) in the world battling other forms of the terrible disease.
I live in a pretty cool town!  Downtown Aiken, SC -  we are painting the town teal for Ovarian cancer awareness.   If … (1 comments)

aiken sc: Sidewalk Sales coming up! - 08/17/12 09:14 AM
Two great shopping weekends coming up soon in downtown Aiken, SC! :)
1.  Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale.  Rain or Shine!!  August 30, 31 and September 1, 2012
more info:  Aiken Downtown Development Assoc. 803.649.2221
2.   Aiken's Makin Sidewalk Sale.  Rain or Shine!!  Sept 7 & 8, 2012
more info: Aiken Downtown Development Association. 803.649.2221
Great sales -- you can get a head start on holiday gifts!!
I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!!
Give us a call when youre ready to call Aiken … (4 comments)

aiken sc: Aiken, SC - a little city with a big history :) - 05/20/12 12:38 PM
Aiken.  Sure is a lot of history for a small town :)   
Here's a link to Aiken's history as shared by the City of Aiken:
 Sand River in Hitchcock Woods, Aiken SC.
Give us a call when  you are ready to move South :)   
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333 Park Avenue SW - Aiken, SC 29801

aiken sc: The way a finals match should be!! - 05/16/12 11:29 AM
I had the pleasure of attending the Smoak Family Polo Tournament Finals match on Sunday - and what a match, wow!!  This was one of the best 8-goal matches I have ever seen.  Lots of defense, offense, skill, speed...   After the 6th chukker it was a tie game, so it went into sudden-death overtime.  It was non-stop action, both teams proved they deserved to be in the finals!  You don't see this kind of scoring usually in an 8-goal tourny. (8 goal is the handicap level total of the players on each team -  If you're not too sure about polo - check out some … (0 comments)

aiken sc: Happening Now!! Aiken Bluegrass Festival 5/11-12, 2012 - 05/11/12 12:10 PM
Happening Right Now !!  I can hear the music :)   This is another great local event that gives back to the community. Great music, and it benefits Star Riding   (Specialized Therapeutic and Recreational Riding)
What: 7th Annual Aiken Bluegrass Festival
When: May 11 and 12, 2012
Times: opens 5pm on May 11th
           opens 2pm on May 12th
Head over to Highfields  (the horsepark off Beaufort/Gaston behind the vets office, you know!)    Listen to some great music, have some good food and drink, take in some arts and crafts..... lots of family fun!!
I wasn't born here but Aiken sure feels … (0 comments)

aiken sc: Stay tuned for a list of SC 'pick your own' Strawberry farms! - 04/25/12 11:30 AM
I have the list on my desk.... will post tomorrow.  I love going out in the field and picking the berries, we used to do it all the time in my hometown in New Jersey -- and it was a classmate whose family owned the farm.  I love small town life, and even though Aiken is a small still feels like HOME to me :)
I'll get the list posted for y'all ---- stay tuned!!
Thanks for stopping by.

aiken sc: Booooo!!! Aiken Ghost Tour for Halloween! - 10/20/11 02:01 PM
Happy Halloween!
What: Aiken Ghost Tour
Hosted by:  Kent Cubbage
Where:  Pendelton Street - South End (between Napa Auto Parts and St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church
Time:  6:30pm
Dates/Info:            October 28th & 30th (75 minute walking tour)  $10
                                   October 31st (90 minute walking tour)  $20
Payment Info:  Cash or Check only
Reservations not necessary but can be made by phone or email.    
Call 270-0773 or email with a contact name, number of persons, desired tour date and return phone number.

aiken sc: Aiken Soccer Cup is here!!! - 08/25/11 02:47 AM
Wow- I can't believe it is here already!  Time flies :)
WHERE:  AIKEN, SC -  PLAYED AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:  23 SOCCER FIELDS SET UP ON OUR HISTORIC POLO FIELDS :)   Powderhouse Polo Field, Whitney Polo Field, Winthrop Polo Field

WHEN:  Saturday, August 27, 2011 and Sunday, August 28, 2011 
Plenty of vendors on hand for food and beverage!  And this year a special treat -  A giant slide will be at the event and can be accessed all day for $5. 

OPEN :   SATURDAY, JUNE 4th  9-11am    &   SUNDAY, JUNE 5th 2-4PM 


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aiken sc: toes in the sand! - 09/18/09 04:51 AM
Aiken is a great little city - but every once in awhile we all need to 'get away'! 
My place to go has always been the shore.  Down here they call it 'the beach' :)
My favorite beach (since moving here) in SC is definitely Hilton Head Island. Just a little more than a 2 hour drive and you are at the coast - with your toes in the sand :)
Just one of about 500 sunrise pics I took last week:

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aiken sc: I guess this is why I love it here so much! - 01/19/09 07:25 AM
I may be at the tail end.....but I am a part of the boomer generation non-the-less.     
Our great city has been named as one of the Best Boomer Towns in America!
Check out our city!
2009 Best Places to Thrive
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