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Clare Ruble has star power – The Warehouse Theatre 

Clare Ruble
Photo by Will Crooks

Clare Ruble is anything but just a simple ostrich.

The very first play she was in as a child, Ruble was cast as a floppy-legged ostrich in a rendition of The Story of the Wide Mouthed Frog.

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Upstate residents are coming together to help house chronically homeless

Greenville homelessness
Dennis Jeter, a volunteer for the Church Street Place Project who spent almost a quarter of his life homeless. Photo by Will Crooks

Today, you would never guess it, but Dennis Jeter, a 53-year old real estate professional, spent almost a quarter of his life homeless. For over 12 years, his struggle with substance addiction and, subsequently, an inability to keep steady work landed him on the streets of New York City, and then, eventually, Greenville.

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SAIL swimmers of the week, meets of the week and results

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Check out photos of meets throughout the community, swimmers of the week and see where swimmers rank in S.A.I.L.

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Meet Nick — Greenville’s youth ambassador for Tourette syndrome

Nick Venuto is 14 years old and a youth ambassador for the Tourette Association of America. Photo by Will Crooks.

When Nick Venuto was about 5 years old, his parents sent him to an eye doctor for repetitively rolling his eyes, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. Soon after, he started clearing his throat nonstop, so they sent him to an allergist.

It took nearly two years, but eventually, they figured out what the problem was — Nick had Tourette syndrome.

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes Southern twist to national competition

Romeo and Juliet
Greg Middleton and Kat Bates play as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Samantha Taylor.

Mill Town Players’ unique Southern spin on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” will compete at the American Association of Community Theatre National Festival in Pennsylvania on June 21.

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