The month of June is National Pride Month, and we here at In The Know Upstate are all about loving our neighbors. That includes everyone. We wanted to celebrate Pride Month our way and provide a handy list of resources for LGBT Upstaters. The sad truth is, many Upstate residents aren’t aware of the education and support available to them in their very own community. We truly want everyone to be able to love life locally. Happy Pride Month! Here are five resources available to the LGBT Community in the Upstate
The Upstate has a lot to offer. A LOT. We know it, you know it, and our partners at Ten at The Top know it. That is why they have created their quick and easy asset maps. What exactly is an asset map? These asset maps are interactive maps that show you how to access all of the great services and amenities in the Upstate. They currently have six asset maps, but are diligently working on more so that you can make the most out of your Upstate.
ITK’s Essential Summer Festival Guide for July 2018.
It is the best of times, but it can also produce the most boring of times. I’m talking about summer. The kids are out of school, the sun is high in the sky, and you’re…well you’re looking for a way to keep the kids entertained and yourself sane. Fret not, dear Upstaters, we’ve got just the solution, seven of them to be exact! We’ve rounded up some ways to keep the young ones having fun that are also unique. Think of all the stories they’ll have when they go back to school. You’re getting “Cool Parent” points already. Here are Seven Summer Activities To Keep Your Kids Off The Couch.
You know what they say, if you don’t like the weather in the Upstate, just wait a few minutes. If they don’t say that, then they should. The weather here can be temperamental, to say the least. This is compounded when it comes to rain, whether a spring shower or a mid-season hurricane, there are some days where being in the Upstate can be pretty damp. But you must not let this rain on your parade, Upstaters! There are still so many fun things you can do across the Upstate. Here is the ITK Guide to having a bright rainy day.
Public art in Upstate South Carolina. If you have been in the Upstate for any period of time, you have probably noticed that it is filled with a myriad of public art. From statues and sculptures to murals and street art, there is an endless array of beautiful works to be seen
Throughout its over-300-year-history, South Carolina has been enriched by it’s African American citizens. With around 50 Upstate properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, one does not have to go far to experience a wealth of sites that document the state’s African American heritage.
As some of you know, my son Bennett has special needs. To be exact, he suffered an intrauterine stroke that left him with left-sided weakness, developmental delays (including speech, fine motor, and large motor), sensory sensitivity, and Cortical Visual Impairment (a form of visual impairment that is caused by a brain problem rather than an eye problem). The more I learn about Bennett and his needs, the harder it is to find things to do with him that he will actually enjoy. There are so many questions we have to ask when we are searching for fun activities. Will it be loud? Is it wheelchair accessible? Can he do it with one hand? Am I going to be worried about him getting hurt or having a meltdown the whole time?
The In the Know Upstate Tribe is all about making it as simple as possible for you to love life locally. We are constantly searching for new and innovative resources that make your life easier. That is why I am thrilled to announce that In the Know Upstate has partnered with Ten at the Top to bring everything you love about the Upstate – all in ONE place.