Nature’s Gym Saluda Shoal’s Park

Located in the heart of downtown Irmo, Saluda Shoals Park is a community park on a grand scale. The park, overseen by the Irmo- Chapin Recreation Commission, combines family fun and outdoor excitement with a commitment to educating Midlands’ residents on outdoor and environmental issues. Visitors entering the park cross a wide wooden bridge and pay the admission fee at […]

South Carolina Wildlife Federation to honor Midlands conservationists

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) will hold the 43rd Annual Meeting & Conservation Awards January 11- 12, 2008 in Greenville. The Indian Creek Wildlife Habitat Restoration Initiative of Columbia will receive the Wildlife Award. Karissa Ulmer of Lodge will receive the Education Award. Ed Duncan of Columbia will receive the Water Conservation Award, and Hank Stallworth of St. Matthews […]

From the seed to the table recipe contest is offering $25 Park Seed gift certificates to the gardener or chefs who submit the best recipes showcasing their horticultural handiwork. The contest is open to anyone who enjoys cooking and has a tasty recipe incorporating at least one edible item that can be grown using products from Park Seed Company. One $25 Park Seed gift certificate will be […]

Wizard leaps up ladder

New group laments loss of film industry incentives

FilmSC, a grassroots non- profit membership organization created to promote the film industry in South Carolina, announced its formation on Tuesday, January 8. Comprised of working film industry professionals as well as members from the business community who have an interest in growing movies in the state, FilmSC is dedicated to advancing the film industry in South Carolina through education, […]

Solemn CPAs save city

Columbia City Council meets Jan. 9, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened in City Hall at 9 am, Wednesday, January 9. Council member Kirkman Finlay III was absent, but all other members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, and Tameika Isaac Devine. City’s favorite Alveno R. Hairston, maintenance tech assistant at the Columbia Canal Water Treatment Plant, was introduced […]

A foot is a terrible thing to waste

Over six million people have diabetes and have not been diagnosed. Fifty- four million have pre- diabetes or borderline. Every 30 seconds a person in the developed world has a limb amputated due to diabetes, 54,000 in the U.S. alone. According to statistics, 68 percent will die with in five years of the amputation. In 2003, an estimated 194 million […]

LifeTrail stations arrive at Lowman Campus

Administrator David Lever was part of a group of Lowman staff and residents who teamed up to install a new LifeTrail System along the existing walking path surrounding the pond on Lowman Home’s campus. Dr. Tom Brown, CEO of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina also participated in assembling the stations. The LifeTrail system adds a new dimension to Lowman’s exercise […]

Dos and Don’ts for diabetics

Dos Inspect your feet daily for blisters, cuts, and scratches. Always check between your toes. Wash your feet daily. Dry carefully. Avoid extreme temperatures. Test water with your hands or elbow before bathing. Inspect the insides of your shoes for foreign objects, and rough edges. For dry feet, use a very thin coat of lubricating oil such as baby oil. […]


China connections US Airways has its largest hub in Charlotte. Connecting with Philadelphia, Columbians can fly to Beijing by 2009. Continental Airlines, another Columbia service provider, will operate a new flight between Newark/New York and Shanghai, also by 2009. Northwest connects Columbia and Detroit, and by 2009 the airline will operate between Detroit and Shanghai. More women South Carolina ranks […]