Explorers celebrate anniversary

Heathwood Upper School students Frances Ellerbe, Katie McInnis, Christine Parham, and Eric Reeves won the Young Explorers Challenge event held October 27 at the Columbia Canal and the SC State Museum. The Young Explorers Challenge is a team competition that includes a kayak relay race, a land race featuring homemade chariots, and a quiz competition inside the museum. The Heathwood […]

Fountain honors founder of Columbia Green

John Stringer Rainey commissions sculptor to create a fountain dedicated to his wife Anne Rainey

Before her fountain creation was unveiled and dedicated, sculptor Sandy Scott was able to see how naturally and artfully water moved across the bronze wings of the doves she had shaped in her Colorado studio. Rain did not keep the internationally renowned wildlife sculptor from seeing her public piece in its now-permanent setting for the first time. The low Renais-sance […]

City remembers Veterans

Contributed by The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation and Columbia Action Council The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation and Columbia Action Council want to make sure veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and those currently serving the United States are personally honored and remembered this Veterans Day. Veterans, families of those currently serving, and […]


In the October 27 issue of The Columbia Star , “Organizations give to MS Society” on page 4, Sara Rieger was incorrectly identified. She is with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Also, the article incorrectly stated that the monies were donated to the National Sclerosis Society. It should have stated the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Great Cayce Lockdown celebrates Cayce Riverwalk Expansion

Contributed byFerillo & Associates, Inc. The City of Cayce, in partnership with the River Alliance, hosted the “Great Cayce Lockdown,” a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Phase 1 Extension of the Cayce Riverwalk Park, a component of the Three Rivers Greenway on Friday, October 27. The “Great Cayce Lockdown” began at the rear of the Pointe West apartment […]

Barbecue Association treats senior citizens

By Walter Rolandiwrolandi@wrolandi.com Members of the South Carolina Barbecue Association recently partnered with a local barbecue eatery to treat over 100 senior citizens to a barbecue luncheon with all the fixings. Seeking a way to show appreciation of senior citizens, SCBA Senior Judge Tom Corwin petitioned Governor Mark Sanford to declare October, “Senior Q Month.” The Governor responded by issuing […]

Libraries celebrate centenarians

Contributed by theNational Library Service The South Carolina State Library, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), and the Library of Congress honored eight centenarians of the South Carolina 102 Talking Book Club at a ceremony Friday, October 27. South Carolina residents Louise Johnson of Columbia was among the newest inductees into the 102 Talking Book […]

The Capital Senior Center

Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, is dedicated to providing Midland’s seniors, 50 years and older, with the means to maintain and enhance an active and healthy lifestyle. The Senior Center enriches the lives of active, older Midlands-area adults through a multitude of educational, social and wellness programs. From Tai Chi, line dancing, and water aerobics to painting, and beginner […]

Get on the bus with Temple Ligon

On WIS-Radio, 1320 am, this Sunday, November 5, at 9 am, John Temple Ligon will talk about Auldbrass Plantation in Beaufort County. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright before World War II, Auldbrass is his only working plantation design. Bought by film producer Joel Silver in 1986, Auldbrass has been fully restored. Ordinarily Auldbrass is available for tours only one weekend […]

To cosign or not to cosign

Contributed byTake Charge America Did you know that three out of four cosigners are ultimately asked to repay the loan? That’s according to the Federal Trade Commission, which also reports that in most states, if you cosign a loan for someone who misses a payment, the lender can immediately collect from you without first pursuing the borrower. Mike Sullivan, director […]