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Beacon Cinemas holds over Sumter native's film, A Father's Legacy, through June 29

"A Father's Legacy," a movie set and filmed around Sumter County was the best attended film at the Beacon Cinemas last weekend. Because of its popularity, the theater has extended its run through June 29. Jason McElveen, whose stage name is Jason … more

Sumter Artists' Guild show opens Thursday Awards presentation, reception featured at gallery

The Sumter County Gallery of Art's most highly anticipated exhibition of the year opens Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The show features a variety of mediums entered by guild members. Guild president Laura Cardello, a ceramicist herself, noted that there are … more

Summer snacks that satisfy cravings: Mini Pecan Lemon Berry Tarts, Buffalo-Pecan Pimento Cheese Dip

Road trips, outdoor adventures and relaxing by the pool are some of summer’s most popular activities, and all can be more enjoyable by adding favorite snacks to the mix. Next time you bask in … more

Kid friendly summer snacking

(Family Features) Summer sun means it’s time for warm-weather fun for kids of all ages, and all that activity and playing calls for snacks and hydration to recharge. Whether your children … more

Club Digest for June 7, 2021

NU MASTER CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI The chapter met on June 3 for its last meeting of the year and first meeting held inside since the COVID-19 pandemic. President Margaret Dougherty presided over the meeting. Secret Sister gifts were exchanged … more

Pill shows benefit in certain hard-to-treat breast cancers

A pill has been shown to help keep certain early stage, hard-to-treat breast cancers at bay after initial treatment in findings being reported early because they are so promising. Study results were released Thursday by the American Society of … more

Kids can help make Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse is a perfect recipe to make with your little ones. It's sweet, fluffy and smooth all at the same time. Made to serve a handful of people, it only takes a few moments to complete. If you make this recipe at … more

Berries equal yummy cobbler This summer, get a little wild in the kitchen and make something different. It's alright to mix up the seasonal menu now and again by creating dishes out of the ordinary as a change up from the usual warm-weather favorites. It's … more

Sumter County Museum's Summer of Signings continues in June with authors Susan Cushman, Signe Pike

SUBMITTED BY SUMTER COUNTY MUSEUM Sumter County Museum's Summer of Signings will continue in June with two events to choose from. On June 8, at 5:30 p.m., the museum will present the free Talk … more

Add beauty, function to your garden with a path

A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it's needed - but just not there. A well-designed path can do more than keep your feet dry. It can tell you where to walk and also … more

Learn about the Bradford Watermelon on Tuesday at Sumter County Museum

from staff reports Nothing says summer better than watermelon. As part of the Sumter County Museum's Summer of Signings, A Talk with Dr. David Shields and Nat Bradford, The Interesting and Dangerous History of the Bradford Watermelon, will be … more

Carla Hall shares fun and tasty carrot recipes

(StatePoint) To celebrate spring, Carla Hall, renowned chef, author, and television host, offers two delicious recipes that make carrots the star ingredient of the season. “The thing I love … more

Some families with kids are about to get checks that can make a difference

Starting in July, most families with kids will start getting monthly payments of up to $300 per child as part of the American Rescue Plan's expansion of the child tax credit. The payments are scheduled to end in December, and it's unclear whether … more

Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors

The new season of shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We're not talking about screens, which we've all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed is another trend: people tuning in to nature for quieter, real-life, … more

An unforgettable fruity flavor: Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is finally in season. When the sun is out and kids are hitting the pool, it’s also time to indulge in some sweet fruit flavors. Watermelon, berries, bananas and more can all be … more

A summer treat: Very Berry and Creamy Coconut Ice Cream

Sometimes food can be presented so beautifully, it’s hard to take that first bite. However, once you dig your spoon into the bowl, there is no going back. Imagine a bite that is chilled, … more

Impeachment will be topic at Sumter County Genealogical Society meeting

At Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society, Wilson Hall U.S. history teacher Tom O'Hare, guest speaker, will examine the process and impact of impeachment. He will concentrate his talk on the impeachment of 17th U.S. President … more

Millennial Money: A flashy credit card may not fit you best

The credit card you pluck out of your wallet can make as much of a statement as the purse or pants you keep your wallet in. With cards touting sleek metal designs, luxury perks and loyalty program … more

Ohio farmer reveals deep knowledge of vegetables

NEW YORK — Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves.The Ohio-based farmer had planted too many … more

Sumter County Museum hosting Backcountry Springtime on Saturday; other May events include talk by bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, basic stitching class

The Sumter County Museum will present its annual celebration of the season Saturday with its virtual trip back to the early 19th century. Life as it was in the Sumter area around 1800 returns to the museum's grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. … more
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