Active Living Blog


Two Weeks and Counting...and Chaos

Written by Laura Ringo on April 12th 2017.

In a little over two weeks, Partners for Active Living will host a professional bicycle race in downtown Spartanburg as part of the City of Spartanburg’s Spring Fling festival. After hosting the event for over a decade, we have learned some lessons –

  1. We could not host the event without the sup… read more
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Another Croft Hike: Beech Tree Trail in Springtime

Written by Ned Barrett on April 4th 2017.

I love the springtime. Likely because I don’t suffer much from pollen allergies, I am giddy about all the blooming going on around town. In my neighborhood, dogwoods line the streets, azaleas in large clumps create multi-colored mounds, cherries weep in front yards, and any number of bulbs line walk… read more

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Hey Kids, Let's Go...

Written by Liz Perry on March 29th 2017.

Do balmy Spring days lead to thoughts of running, jumping, swimming, wading, fishing, camping and hiking with the whole family? We sure hope so! Study after study shows that being active outdoors has many special health benefits. Partners for Active Living is dedicated to improving access to opportu… read more

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16 Successes to Improve Health in 2016

Written by Lindsey Graham on March 22nd 2017.

Ever wonder what PAL does throughout the year to work towards our mission to make Spartanburg a more healthy and active community? Well, in our annual report we highlighted 16 successes we made towards improving health in 2016.

Walking & Bicycling

  • 3,196 BCycle trips
  • 1,600+ Turkey Day 8K w… read more
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A Completely New Place: Daniel Morgan Avenue

Written by Laura Ringo on March 15th 2017.

The latest streetscape project underway in downtown Spartanburg is Daniel Morgan Avenue between St. John St. and Henry St. If you haven’t been by lately, you should walk down there because it feels like a completely new place! The redesign includes critical elements for a pedestrian-friendly corrido… read more

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Things I Think About When I Ride My Bike to Work

Written by Ned Barrett on March 8th 2017.
  1. Crossing Pine Street is more scary than dangerous. That may be an even better reason to improve it.
  2. I saw a guy wearing a high-visibility yellow safety vest while driving his car. I think that is a good idea as I could see him clearly. Maybe drivers should wear helmets, too. 
  3. I keep thinking … read more
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Warm Weather Activities

Written by Genevieve Dallmeyer on February 22nd 2017.

You know what’s crazy? This really nice weather in February. It’s nonsense. Furthermore, it doesn’t give me an excuse to not ride my bike to work, even if I’m feeling lazy. I’m trying to stay with my resolution this year to work out, and making biking apart of my work day means it’s inevitable that … read more

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A Look Into 2017

Written by Laura Ringo on February 15th 2017.

PAL is always trying to learn and apply important lessons about preventative health, Spartanburg, working with others, and engaging donors. As we look back on 2016, we take our "lessons learned" with us as we move forward into 2017:

  1. Collaboration is critical, messy, and exciting; Eat Smart Mov… read more
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