The wisdom of a Founding Father


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest of America’s Founding Fathers, doing much both as a private citizen and as a public servant during the colonial, revolutionary, and post-revolutionary eras to establish, improve and advance the United States of America, the nation he helped create. His life and legacy are worth studying, especially his observations on life and what it took to be a successful, productive member of society and that’s why his words and the wisdom they convey are so important. In this quote he stresses the importance of preparation in all things that we do in life and the consequences of not preparing. Franklin was a highly educated man who constantly sought to increase his knowledge and broaden and deepen his understanding of the world around him. As a result, he became extremely successful in life as a businessman, scientist, inventor, author, philosopher, diplomat and many other fields of endeavor. While few of us may attain the level of accomplishment that Franklin did, we can in his words, his life and his legacy, take inspiration and strive to improve ourselves so that we too may become successful members of society who make a positive contribution to our community.


Thursday, Aug. 6

• Union County Arts Council will host “Jam At Lunch” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

If you are looking for a fun lunch break, this is the place for you! Whether you want to join in, or simply sit back and surround yourself with the talent this group has to offer, we invite you to come. This is one jam session you do not want to miss!

For more information contact UCAC at 864-429-2817 or www.facebook.com/UnionArts

• The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon at the USC-U gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church. Please pray for our military and our police, who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

If you can’t get there, please take some time for special prayer during the day. All are welcome.

Saturday, Aug. 8

• Betsy & Company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life Team presents a 1 day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. First pick up at 8:15 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building and second pick up at 8:50 a.m. at the old Walmart parking Lot. If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799.

• It’s football season!! Join us at Union County Arts Council from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.! We will be making wooden door hangers! Choose your hanger, your paint, and your favorite team! Brandi Ketterman will be there to assist you with anything you need!

The fee is $20 for Arts Council members and $25 for non-members.

For questions on this event, and others, contact Amber Ivey at 864-429-2817. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/UnionArts.

• The Piedmont Physic Garden hosts a “Write Yourself” workshop which will be held in conjunction with the Union Carnegie Library. This workshop will feature award-winning poetry and non-fiction writer, Maureen Ryan Griffin.

This workshop is for anyone interested in writing about our natural world and the numerous ways it can enrich and inspire our lives. Overall, this will be an opportunity to explore creative writing in general whether it is journaling, memoir, poetry, fiction and/or nonfiction.

According to Griffin, participants will learn and practice a number of fun, easy tools and methods to help your words flow, whatever your particular interest. Whether you have published widely, sometimes write in a journal, or haven’t written anything since your senior year of high school, you will enjoy this lively, informative workshop.

Griffin has taught the art and craft of writing for more than twenty years through a wide variety of venues, including Queens University and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte; the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina; and the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York. She offers individual coaching and critique, as well as a wide selection of retreats, workshops, and classes, through her business, WordPlay (www.wordplaynow.com).

Griffin’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Catalyst, Calyx, Chelsea, Cincinnati Poetry Review, The Charlotte Observer, and The Texas Review. She is the author of Spinning Words into Gold, a Hands-On Guide to the Craft of Writing, a grief workbook entitled I Will Never Forget You, and three poetry books, including her new collection, Ten Thousand Cicadas Can’t Be Wrong.

To register, please email us at info@piedmontphysicgarden.org or call us at 864-427-2556. The cost for the “Write Yourself” workshop is $20. Space is limited.

PPG is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is horticultural and environmental education for children, teens and adults in Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.

Jennifer Tsuruda, Clemson University Cooperative Extension’s apiculture specialist will present an informative program.

Light refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and program begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

Friends On Main Open Fridays

Great News! Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring a box and shop!

Potters Storehouse 2015 Schedule

The Potters Storehouse will hold its 2015 food distributions on the following dates:

July-December

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Distribution time for each event will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

In case of bad weather, snow or ice, The Potters Storehouse will follow the Union County School District schedule (delays/closings).

For more information call Pastor Don Moore at 864-680-3465.

Volunteers are needed.

Jonesville Festival

The Jonesville Town Festival Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the festival which will take place on Sept. 19, 2015. Also, if there are any vendors that are interested in reserving booths, feel free to contact Randy Spencer at 864-426-2219 or Betsy Thompson at 674-6799. This is a community function. All are welcome. We will look forward to hearing from you.

Class Reunion

The Jonesville High School Class of 1973 is planning their 43rd class reunion. If interested in attending contact Dianne West at 674-0994 or Barbara Baldwin at 429-1262 and leave a message.

Ongoing events

• The Union Lions Club is collecting used/unwanted eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. There is a collection box outside of the Lions Club building, located at 134 E. Main Street, Union. Donated items are refurbished and donated to those in need or sold for money that directly benefits those in need of hearing and vision services. Questions? Contact Lion Kelli Johnston at carnecki@yahoo.com.

• The Union County Arts Council hosts “Painting with Coffee” each Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!Come join in and work on your art project while you enjoy spending time, and having coffee, with other like-minded artists. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

• The Union County Arts Council hosts Corky Canvas every Friday at 6 p.m. Who needs a FUN night out? All you need are a few friends, a favorite drink, and we provide the rest! Our very talented teacher, Brandy Ketterman will help you create a masterpiece to take home! Each week we will have a different theme. $30 members/$35 non-members Please pre-register.

Items for Community Calendar can be submitted to The Union Daily Times by email to UDTnews@civitasmedia.com, by fax to 864-427-1237, by mail to Community Calendar, 100 Times Boulevard, Union, S.C. 29379 or in person at our office, 100 Times Boulevard in Union. Items will run on a space available basis.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest of America’s Founding Fathers, doing much both as a private citizen and as a public servant during the colonial, revolutionary, and post-revolutionary eras to establish, improve and advance the United States of America, the nation he helped create. His life and legacy are worth studying, especially his observations on life and what it took to be a successful, productive member of society and that’s why his words and the wisdom they convey are so important. In this quote he stresses the importance of preparation in all things that we do in life and the consequences of not preparing. Franklin was a highly educated man who constantly sought to increase his knowledge and broaden and deepen his understanding of the world around him. As a result, he became extremely successful in life as a businessman, scientist, inventor, author, philosopher, diplomat and many other fields of endeavor. While few of us may attain the level of accomplishment that Franklin did, we can in his words, his life and his legacy, take inspiration and strive to improve ourselves so that we too may become successful members of society who make a positive contribution to our community.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Ben-Franklin.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest of America’s Founding Fathers, doing much both as a private citizen and as a public servant during the colonial, revolutionary, and post-revolutionary eras to establish, improve and advance the United States of America, the nation he helped create. His life and legacy are worth studying, especially his observations on life and what it took to be a successful, productive member of society and that’s why his words and the wisdom they convey are so important. In this quote he stresses the importance of preparation in all things that we do in life and the consequences of not preparing. Franklin was a highly educated man who constantly sought to increase his knowledge and broaden and deepen his understanding of the world around him. As a result, he became extremely successful in life as a businessman, scientist, inventor, author, philosopher, diplomat and many other fields of endeavor. While few of us may attain the level of accomplishment that Franklin did, we can in his words, his life and his legacy, take inspiration and strive to improve ourselves so that we too may become successful members of society who make a positive contribution to our community.
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