winter: City of Aiken, SC - storm debris clean up schedule - 03/08/14 02:46 PM
I know our City guys are out there working very hard to clean up after the storm.  There is still a long way to go.   I'm glad they finally posted a schedule so we at least have an idea when they will be working in our neighborhood. Thank you City of Aiken for sharing the schedule with us. 

Here is a tentative schedule for debris clean up.
 
This was posted on the City of Aiken website :
https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/index.php/storm-debris-pickup-schedule-map/
Storm Debris Pickup Schedule & Map   Winter Storm PAX debris removal continues. Below are the streets that are scheduled … (0 comments)

winter: Storm clean up info for Aiken SC residents - 02/28/14 04:50 PM
Information regarding Aiken SC storm clean up can be found in many places.    
Aiken County website: www.AikenCountySC.gov
City of Aiken:  www.cityofaikensc.gov
Aiken Standard Newspaper:  www.aikenstandard.com
 
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winter: Winter Storm Pax hit my town hard. - 02/26/14 04:55 PM
It looks like a wrecking ball went through town. So many big old trees were lost in the recent ice storm.  Clean up is underway, but there is a long way to go.   
Here is a big tree that my neighbor lost.

 
We have a beautiful street in town bordered by Live Oaks that form a shady canopy.  South Boundary Avenue.   
Here is a picture of South Boundary from September 28, 2013.

And here is South Boundary Ave after the storm -  huge piles of fallen limbs and debris along side the road.  The damage was … (4 comments)

winter: Snow?! I moved South to get away from snow, lol. - 01/28/14 04:06 PM
Every once in awhile we get a freak snowstorm down here in the sunny south.  We're in the middle of a storm right now.   Currently it is freezing rain, but snow is expected - up to 3" in some areas! That is a lot of snow for down here!  Everyone be careful out there.  If you don't have to go out - don't! 
Happy Snow Day! (if we do have a snow day, I'll post some pictures tomorrow)
Thanks for stopping by,
Kara
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winter: did he say 'snow'?! - 02/15/13 05:29 PM
Good Evening from Aiken, SC!  The weatherman just said there could be a little rain/snowy mix tomorrow night.  Be careful out there y'all!  It should be more north of us, but you  never know! We usually don't get much snow in this area - if you like to play in the snow, it's a great weekend to head to the mountains for some snowy fun :)
Have a good weekend!
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I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!!
 Give us a call when you're ready to call Aiken home, too!
 
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winter: December Fun -Downtown Aiken. (some November stuff, too!!) LOTS TO DO! - 11/25/12 07:54 AM
Here's a list of upcoming events in Downtown Aiken-    enjoy!!  Have a holly jolly Christmas! 
                                        
Now thru December 28, 2012 - Aiken Center for the Arts -  Tis the Season exhibition.   Downtown - Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens Street.
 
November 27, 2012 -  Aiken Concert Band - Holiday Celebration.  At USC-Aiken, Etherridge Center, 471 University Pkwy.  8pm.    more info: 803.641.3305
 
November 30, 2012 & December 1, 2012 - 42nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Odell Weeks Activity Center.-Whiskey Road across from Home Depot.   Fri: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-5pm (Santa will be here on Saturday!)  more info 803.642.7631.  … (2 comments)

winter: Parks, Gardens & Natural Areas --- within the City of Aiken :) - 08/19/12 06:48 AM
The City of Aiken manages all of the parks, gardens and natural areas within its boundary lines..... from Hopelands Gardens to the Carolina Bay to the park/playground behind the library!!   The library park/playground is one of my favorites - and it was just revamped to be accessible by ALL children. 
Library Park - 
Located:  behind the Aiken County Public Library.  The Library address is: 314 Chesterfield Street S.
                                                                         The Library Park address is;  355 York Street SE
For those of you who are new to the area - the Library occupies the city block located between Chesterfield Street -Colleton Ave - York Street - South … (1 comments)

winter: A Holly Day in Downtown Aiken - 12/3/11 - 11/29/11 08:02 PM
What:  A Holly Day in Downtown Aiken J 
 
When: Saturday, December 3, 2011
 
Where: Downtown Aiken, SC
 
In-Store Promotions – Refreshments – Door Prizes – Pictures with Santa – Giveaways – Entertainment
 
For the location of activities, pick up your map guide at participating businesses during the event
 
 
3 Monkeys
Aiken Antique Mall
Aiken Brewing Company
AikenCenter for the Arts
AikenCountyVisitorsCenter
Bone-i-Fide Bakery
Chris’ CameraCenter
The Curiosity Shop
Equine Devine
Folly
Lionel Smith, Ltd
MB Jewelry & Beads
My Aiken Body
Powercuts Salon Spa & Gift Boutique
Re-Fresh
Return Engagement
Tea Garden Gifts
Vinya’s
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winter: Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown Aiken. Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11/29/11 07:43 PM
What: Annual lighting of the Christmas Tree
Where: Downtown Aiken - Center.   Richland Ave/Laurens Street Circle
When: Friday, December 2, 2011
More Info: 803.642.7631
 

 
I wasn't born in Aiken but it feels like home.  Come see for yourself!  What are you waiting for?!
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog - give us a call if you have any questions about the local real estate market...or if you are planning a move out of the area we can also help as a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.   No matter where you are moving...call us … (0 comments)

winter: While you're downtown..... - 11/27/11 09:24 AM
While you are here (downtown) experiencing the Night of 1000 Lights on December 8th.... stroll on over to the Aiken Center for the Arts for a 'Meet the Artist' event.
What: Opening Reception - Meet the artists and view their exhibitions over hors d'oeuvres and wine
Artists include:Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Bea Kuhlke, Mike Carr Hartley
When: Thursday, December 8th 2011 Time: 6pm - 9pm --- during Downtown Aiken's Night of 1000 Lights
Where: Aiken Center for the Arts - 122 Laurens Street, Downtown Aiken
More Info: 803-641-9094
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Ready to move south?  Give us a call!  803.648.8660
Carolina Real Estate Company - 333 … (0 comments)

winter: A Sight to See! Night of 1000 Lights :) - 11/27/11 09:07 AM
Absolutely beautiful, the streets of Downtown Aiken aglow with 1000 luminaries.... you have to feel and see it for yourself, photos just don't do it justice!  Visit Downtown Aiken on December 8th!  Shopkeepers will have their doors open late for holiday shopping.  Food - Festivities - even SANTA!!
What: Night of 1000 Lights
When: December 8, 2011 
Where: Downtown Aiken, SC . Historic Business District
(while you are on Laurens Street - stop by the Aiken Center for the Arts for a 'meet the artist' event!)
 

 
       
                                                                poster credit: Aiken Downtown Development Association
 
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winter: Aiken Christmas Parade on Sunday!! 12/12/10 - 12/10/10 01:07 PM
EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!
Who:  Aiken Jaycees proudly presents.....
What: Aiken Christmas Parade
Where:  Downtown Aiken.... Park Avenue and Laurens Street
When: Sunday, December 12, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
-----DON'T MISS THE PARADE.... AND SANTA WILL BE THERE, TOO!!!!!!



I wasn't born here, but Aiken sure feels like home.  Come see for yourself!  What are you waiting for?
 

Give us a call when  you are ready to move South :)   
Kara Casamassina, The Carolina Real Estate Company - Historic Aiken SC - 803.648.8660      
 www.CarolinaHorseProperties.com
 
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winter: Tour of Homes 2010. Saturday Dec. 11. - 12/06/10 07:17 PM
What:  22nd Annual Holiday Homes Tour

Hosted by:  Aiken Choral Society
Date: Saturday, Dec. 11
Time:  begins at 4pm - CLOSES AT 7pm
Map Pick-up - after 3:30pm at the Aiken County Historical Museum.
Tickets: $10.
More info: 803.439-0083.
This is NOT a walking tour!
 
 
Happy Holidays!     
 
Enjoy the tour!!
 
 
I wasn't born here but Aiken sure feels like home. Come see for yourself! What are you waiting for?!
Kara Casamassina, The Carolina Real Estate Company, 333 Park Avenue SW, Aiken SC 29801
803.648.8660
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winter: Night of 1000 Lights. Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 12/06/10 06:50 PM
Night of 1000 Lights is truly ONE of THE PRETTIEST evenings in Downtown Aiken, SC.  
Pictures can't do it justice - you have to see it, feel it, live it, be part of it, enjoy it :)      
    
Downtown is aglow - the streets lined with luminaries.  Sponsoring businesses will be open late for holiday shopping, there will be food, festivities and even SANTA will be in town!! 
More Info: 803.649.2221  
Come enjoy Downtown Aiken during the Night of 1000 Lights -  say hello if you see me!
 
Give us a call when  you are ready to move South :)   
Kara … (0 comments)

winter: Christmas in Hopelands 12/11/10 - 12/23/10 - 12/06/10 11:52 AM







What:  Christmas in Hopelands!  
         
 


                         
Hopelands  Gardens will once again be beautifully illuminated for all to enjoy!  Stroll thru the gardens and enjoy the holiday displays - thousands and thousands of lights!!    
Be sure to visit the Doll House, Carriage House and the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum :)  
Where:  Hopelands Gardens - near the corner of Whiskey/Dupree
Hours:  weekends: 5:30pm - 9:30pm    weekdays: 6pm-9:30pm
Dates:  WEEKEND DATES: Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 and 26    (5:30pm-9:30pm)

               WEEKDAY DATES:  Dec. 16, 17, 20, 21, … (3 comments)

winter: Holly Days in Aiken - 12/04/10 03:20 PM
HOLLY DAYS IN AIKEN!!
 
What: A holiday event with something for EVERYONE!!
 
When:  Saturday, December 4, 2010.
 
Where: Downtown Aiken!
 
Hosted by:  Aiken Downtown Development Association
 
 
Participating Businesses include:  Aiken Antique Mall, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken Community Playhouse, Birds & Butterflies, Desserves, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd., MB Jewelry & Beads, Tea Garden Gifts, PowerCuts Salon & Spa and Vinya's. Visit Downtown Aiken on Saturday for our Holly Days! Activities for this event include gingerbread decorating, door prizes, in-store promotions, pictures with Santa Claus and more.   See you there! WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY … (0 comments)

winter: TIME TO LIGHT THE CHRISTMAS TREE! - 12/01/10 05:15 PM
 
What:  Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting - hosted by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh
                                                                             
When:  6:30pm. Friday, December 3, 2010
Where:  Downtown Aiken, at the intersection of Richland Ave and Laurens Street -- THAT'S WHERE THE TREE IS!!
Who:   ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!!
Cost:  FREE!!!!   (children must be accompanied by an adult, though)
More Info:  803-642.7631
                                                           
Come join us Friday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Aiken.   The ceremony will be led by Mayor Fred Cavanaugh, with music, refreshments, singing carols, candle lighting and a countdown to the lighting of the tree :)   Even a special appearance by … (4 comments)

winter: 'Tis the Season! Aiken area Holiday Events :) - 11/30/10 03:50 PM
Aiken area Holiday Events


12/1 & 12/3 The Feast of Carols,
University Theatre Production, Etherredge Center, Aiken. 803-641-3305 or 2847
http://web.usca.edu/etherredge-center/
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12/01 - 12/31 An Over the Top Christmas! Trees, trees and more trees.
Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., SW, Aiken.
Closed Mondays and holidays. 803-642-2015

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12/3 - 12/5 & 12/10 - 12/11 A Christmas Story,
URS Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken.
Aiken Community Playhouse production. Box Office 803-648-1438 http://www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com/

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12/4 Christmas for the Birds,
Living History Park, North Augusta. 803-279-7560 www.colonialtimes.us
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12/4 GVW Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas … (4 comments)

winter: Aiken area State Parks - 11/30/10 03:16 PM
 Enjoy the crisp fall weather, visit one of our area State Parks or Natural Areas :)
 
AIKEN AREA STATE PARKS!

AIKEN STATE NATURAL AREA
1145 State Park Road, Windsor. 803-649-2857 or aiken@scprt.com
Facilities include campsites (RV and primitive), nature trail, canoe trail, four lakes and a river for fishing. Canoes, kayaks, and jon boats available for rental.
Park hours are 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday.
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BARNWELL STATE PARK

223 State Park Road, Blackville. 803-284-2212 or barnwell@scprt.com
Facilities include five cabins, campsites (RV and primitive), nature trail, two lakes for fishing, picnic shelters,playground equipment … (1 comments)

winter: Southern Snow - February 12, 2010. Aiken SC - 02/14/10 07:25 PM
It was a Winter Wonderland in Aiken, SC  - I say 'was' because the snow is pretty much all gone - except for the shady areas.  We had approx 4-5 inches here in downtown Aiken - which is VERY unusual.  There is a meterological reason as to why Aiken doesn't get much snow. I'll be writing about that soon.   This storm was great! I loved it.  Here are some pics of our little town - covered in snow. 
 
   
 
it's a blizzard!!
 
next morning --soooo pretty - check it out! :
 

 
a canopy of Live Oaks along … (9 comments)

 
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