On the Partners for Active Living podcast,The Daily Required, we talk about the work we're doing, interview friends and partners about the ways they like to stay active, and talk with experts about the work they do as we aim to make Spartanburg a healthier place to live, work and play.
Written on August 15th 2019.
In this episode we tour the Bike Park, Spartanburg's newest recreational facility. Located on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail, the Bike Park will feature a number of fun and dynamic elements to inspire cyclists of all ages and abilities. We walk the emerging flow tracks, rideable berms and … read morePosted in
Written on July 31st 2019.
In this episode, we talk with Tonja Smith, Executive Director of Ruth's Gleanings, a non-profit focused on reducing food waste by gleaning healthy, nutritious food that would normally be thrown away and distributing it to shelters and other facilities. Ruth's Gleanings also operates Foodshare Sp… read morePosted in
Written on July 22nd 2019.
In this episode we talk with Katie Burnett and Sarah Kate Abee, founders of the Hub City Kids, at the NFL Play 60 playground on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail. Hub City Kids is a resource for families looking for fun, healthy activities to do with their kids. We talk about what they l… read morePosted in
Written on May 24th 2019.
In this episode we visit two new recreational facilities on the west side of Spartanburg County. The Westview Extension of the Wadsworth Trail held an opening ceremony on May 18.We walk the trail with one of the creative forces behind the Wadsworth Trail and a donor to the Westview Extension, La… read morePosted in
Written on April 25th 2019.
In this episode we take a look into the planning and history of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium 2019, the fifteenth and largest edition of this Spartanburg favorite. We sit in on a staff meeting and talk with PAL ED Laura Ringo and PAL Resource Development Coordinator Lindse… read morePosted in
Written on April 19th 2019.
In this episode, we walk and talk with Alissa Duncan, Healthy Communities Coordinator, about her work with the Healthy People Healthy Carolinas grant from the Duke Endowment.
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Written on March 29th 2019.
In this episode we talk with Siobhan Saul, Healthy Kids Coordinator at Partners for Active Living, about her work with the Spartanburg Healthy Schools Initiative in coordination with the Mary Black Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
We also visit with the Oakland Element… read morePosted in
Written on February 20th 2019.
In this episode we walk and talk with Betty Montgomery and Anne Flynn of the Noble Tree Foundation, an organization that recently planted 42 trees on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail. We find out about the Noble Tree Foundation and why they think trees are so important.
Written on February 8th 2019.
This episode of the Daily Required is a live recording of a panel discussion that was part of the Spartanburg County Historical Association's Annual Meeting entitled History and Active Living. With PAL's Ned Barrett, the Spartanburg Area Conservancy's (SPACE) Executive Director Andrew Waters and… read morePosted in
Written on January 23rd 2019.
In this episode, we focus on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail, which surpassed 100,000 annual uses in 2018, up 38% over 2017. We interview volunteers at a trail work day, and talk with Mitch Kennedy, Community Services Director at the City of Spartanburg, about the role the trail plays in Sp… read morePosted in