March 18, 2016 RSS feed / Society

Spare me your faux women’s health legislation, please

It’s an election year, and that means that many South Carolina legislators think it’s prudent to hedge their re-election bets by passing laws to “chip away at safe and legal abortion” in the state, as one observer put it. More...

A gratitude journal is a powerful tool for good mental and physical health

Gratitude is a hot topic. Not just at Thanksgiving and on birthdays. Check bookstores. Read articles in magazines and newspapers. Google the word “Gratitude” and find over 80 million links. More...

Granby Chapter DAR members make dolls for troops at the Dang-it-Doll Workshop

Several Granby Chapter DAR members spent their day Saturday, March 12 at the Dang-it- Doll Workshop making dolls for our troops around the world. More...

William Joseph Andrews

William Joseph Andrews was born March 11, 2016. He weighed nine pounds three ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of Caroline Beaseley Andrews and Keith Maxwell Andrews. His maternal grandparents are Jim C. and Phyllis A. Beasley. More...

Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter DAR celebrates 90th anniversary

In celebration of its 90th Anniversary, the Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a luncheon at Forest Lake Club Wednesday, March 2, 2016. More...

Attention readers who send photographs to The Columbia Star

Most pictures taken with cell phones do not print well. Pictures printed on home printers do not print well. The best photographs are taken with cameras and sent digitally to The Columbia Star in jpeg format with a resolution of 300 dpi.   More...

Women of Fitness

Ashley Hayes, owner of Pilates of Forest Acres, began her journey in Pilates when she was 24 years old in Boulder, Colorado. She describes the experience as “life changing,”as pilates was the first modality to fully make sense to her. More...

Four local women honored as Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina - –Mountains to Midlands will honor four Midlandsarea women at its 23rd Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, 6 – More...

Retired Army, Air Force veteran joins Capital Rotary

Capital Rotary president David Boucher welcomed retired Army and Air Force veteran Shane Lacaillade into the club following recent induction ceremonies. More...

C. Marshall Kibler

C. Marshall Kibler passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 13, 2016, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Marshall Kibler and Eleanor VanBenthuysen Roman Kibler.  More...

NSDAR presents award to Rev. Dennis Banks

On March 9, 2016, the University of South Carolina Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution had the honor and pleasure of presenting a NSDAR Certificate of Appreciation to Rev. More...