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Swimming for the health of others
Kim and Robb Eskenasy will be heading west in July to take part in the Alcatraz Challenge to help raise money for cancer research.  Greg Beckner / Staff

Swimming for the health of others

Local trainer takes on the Alcatraz Challenge to raise money for kids with cancer

JUNE 7, 2012 10:16 a.m. Comments (12)

This summer, personal trainer Robb Eskenasy is not just helping others get fit, he’s hitting the pool and gearing up for a personal goal: a second run of the Alcatraz Challenge.

The last time he participated in the aquatic race from the famed California prison through the bracing, 50-degree waters to dry land was three years and 165 pounds ago.  Continue reading...

Alchemy Improv hosts ‘Local Legends’
Alchemy Improv Comedy cast members, clockwise from top: Jason Underwood, Harrison Brookie, Meg Pierson, Ben Burris. Greg Beckner / Staff

Alchemy Improv hosts ‘Local Legends’

Weekly performance series turns everyday stories into comedy gold

JUNE 7, 2012 10:12 a.m. Comments (6)

On a Friday night in June, Erickson Bynum told a story from his childhood on the stage at Coffee Underground, and then joined the rest of the audience packed onto old church pews to watch the Alchemy Improv Comedy troupe interpret it.

Sort of.

What Bynum saw was Ben Burris playing the part of an 18-year-old boy competing for the affections of a girl played by Harrison Brookie, against a romantic rival played by Meg Pierson. Burris’ character, incidentally, was sealed in a giant hamster ball, and Pierson’s character was a deer, who had recently charged across the stage in a “stampede of one.”  Continue reading...


County Council chooses ‘A-list’ for DSN

Interim board to govern disabilities agency until permanent board is formed

JUNE 7, 2012 10:11 a.m. Comments (6)

Greenville County Council approved an “A-list” of interim board members to take over at the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs board Tuesday as part of the process of curing the troubled agency’s problems.

The nominees’ names will be sent to Gov. Nikki Haley for approval. Once the governor signs off, the five interim board members will go to work at GCDSN.  Continue reading...


Swimmers SAIL into summer

JUNE 7, 2012 10:07 a.m. Comments (0)

‘A stunning gift of philanthropy’

MAY 31, 2012 10:43 a.m. Comments (0)

Staff changes underway at Greenville disabilities agency

MAY 31, 2012 10:37 a.m. Comments (0)

County Council disbands disabilities board

MAY 25, 2012 9:16 a.m. Comments (0)

Sharing the joy of science

MAY 25, 2012 9:11 a.m. Comments (0)

Scottish Games outgrows its name

MAY 18, 2012 8:51 a.m. Comments (0)

Disabilities agency faces County Council

MAY 18, 2012 8:43 a.m. Comments (0)

Poe Mill resurrection

MAY 18, 2012 8:40 a.m. Comments (0)

3 resign from Greenville disabilities board

MAY 11, 2012 8:40 a.m. Comments (0)

Greenville DSN interim director cuts staff

APRIL 26, 2012 12:01 p.m. Comments (0)

Building Judson from the inside out

APRIL 26, 2012 11:41 a.m. Comments (0)

Work on Greenville’s newest park will begin in May

APRIL 26, 2012 11:27 a.m. Comments (0)

Release the hounds

APRIL 26, 2012 11:02 a.m. Comments (0)

Upstate churches changing and growing with America’s religious landscape

APRIL 19, 2012 11:01 a.m. Comments (0)

New VA clinic to offer services to Upstate veterans

APRIL 19, 2012 10:46 a.m. Comments (0)


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