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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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Small Steps Can Lead to Big Changes

Written by Liz Perry on February 1st 2017.

Life can be overwhelming, worrying, and stressful. Contributing to that state are many bites of detailed information about how to be heathier, some of which seem contradictory. You know taking care of yourself helps with stress, but you are stressed thinking about how to find the time to exercise mo… read more

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Snow Run

Written by Ned Barrett on January 18th 2017.

I’ve challenged you to the daily adventure before, and want to tell you about a recent one I had as a means of provoking more.

I’ve lived in a number of places where several inches of new snow is not an unusual weather event. But here in sunny South Carolina, four or five inches of fluffy powder … read more

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New Year's Resolutions

Written by Lindsey Graham on January 11th 2017.

It’s officially 2017 and the gyms are officially packed with people fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions. While I might (only occasionally!) get slightly annoyed at being pushed to the back of the class when I am actually still five minutes early, I am very happy to see people trying to be more a… read more

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Happy New Year!

Written by Genevieve Dallmeyer on January 4th 2017.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

As we enter the New Year, I look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects Spartanburg has undertaken! PAL is already in the midst of many exciting projects. For one, the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail Park has had continual progre… read more

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