Color Me Toni brings in money

Friends roasted and toasted Toni Elkins to raise money for The Columbia Jewish Day School

The winning caricature depicting Toni Elkins portrayed the artist and cultural activitist in purple, her favorite color. But for the Columbia Jewish Day School, the artful occasion was the color of money. The dinner event, a roast and toast of Elkins, was a fundraiser for the private school. Early in the Color Me Toni evening, over–sized Crayolas scattered around the […]

A History of The Columbia Luncheon Club

is released

Contributed by Columbia Luncheon Club As the “Civil Rights Revolution” was burgeoning and making national news, a group of black and white civic leaders in Columbia, SC were working together to make real and meaningful social changes. That group became known as the Columbia Luncheon Club. Today, after more than 40 years, a book titled A History of The Columbia […]

The Nurturing Center holds auction and art contest

On May 14 The Art of Nurturing was held at BLACKLION to benefit The Nurturing Center, A Nurturing Place for Parents and Children

Accredited judges club installs new state officers

Lou Riddle, center, was the installing officer recently when the Nationally Accreditation Judges Club of SC elected new officers. President is Peggy Bischoff; VP, Susan Hite; Second VP, Emily Stephens; Recording Secretary, Sammy Martin; and, Treasurer, Susan Thomas. Club members met at the Garden Club Council Building in Maxcy Gregg Park for the organization’s annual meeting and an all-day symposium […]

AARP Columbia observes Beautification Day

On May 12, 2005, the Greater Columbia Chapter of AARP observed Beautification Day by planting a tree in front of the Capital Senior Center. Creighton and Michael Shull of Creighton Shull Landscapers donated the tree as the first step in an extensive project. The Shulls celebrated 50 years in business last month. Members of the State AARP staff planted perennials […]

State Guard celebrates Organization Day

Capt. Eligio Maoli, Col. Robert K. Lown Jr. (retired), and Lt. Isaiah Montgomery attend the South Carolina State Guard Organization Day at the Bluff Road Armory May 21, 2005. On this occasion, which celebrates annually the muster of the first SC Militia on May 23, 1670, the State Guard honored all of the past Brigade Commanders who have played such […]

Business editor visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Summer Concert Series presents Eugene Dykes and his big band orchestra

The 2005 Summer Concerts Series welcomes Eugene Dykes to Finlay Park on Saturday, June 4, 2005. The Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series offers free concerts every Saturday night and includes a talent line–up as diverse as Columbia’s own residents. Join us Saturday, June 4 from 7 pm to 10 pm when Eugene Dykes and his big band orchestra fill the park […]


A 60th Class Reunion for the 1945 Columbia High School graduates is being planned. If you were a member of that class and have not been contacted, call Evelyn, 252-0319 or Erma, 772-6962. Chapin High School Class of 1995 is having its 10–year class reunion August 27, 2005. Call 864-234-5566 or email Brookland Cayce High School Class of 1985 […]

The Columbia City Jazz Company wins Ultimate Studio Achievement

Contributed by The Columbia City Jazz Dance Company The Columbia City Jazz Dance Company recently attended Star Systems Dance Competition in Atlanta, GA, and was awarded the Ultimate Studio Achievement award for attaining the highest averaged scores of any group attending. They were also awarded Jr. Small Group Champions with their number Ice , Jr. Large Group Champions with Born […]