Columbia Children’s Theatre opens its season with Schoolhouse Rock Live

Filipino american association to celebrate annual gala

The Filipino American Association of Greater Columbia (FAAGC) will celebrate its 20th Annual Gala and 19th Anniversary Ball with a formal dinner, dance, and cultural show presented by the Columbia Fil–Am Dance Troupe. The gala will be held Saturday, September 18, 6 p.m. to midnight, at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive. Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for […]

Trustus Theatre opens season with rent

The Broadway musical Rent will be performed at Trustus Theatre, September 10 through October 2. Showtimes are Thursdays through Sundays only. There will only be two Sunday matinees, September 19 and 26. Trustus Theatre is located at 520 Lady Street. For more information visit or call 254-9732.

Arts at Shandon schedule of events

Arts at Shandon, an outreach of Shandon Presbyterian Church, will be held at 607 Woodrow Street. Friday, September 24, 6:30 p.m., Home Cookin’ Enjoy a delightful serving of Shandon members’ talents and a delicious homestyle meal. Adults $15 and children under 12, $7. Friday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., Matthew Jones on Xylophone with Friends Joining Matthew will be John Biddle, […]

CFO shows council how it’s done

During city council’s retreat in the Big Apple building at the corner of Hampton and Park, Wednesday, September 1, the city’s chief financial officer, Bill Ellis, walked council through some updated accounting in two stages. First stage was to review fiscal year 2009/2010, and second stage was to present the fiscal year 2011/2012 budget preparation. Ellis warned council the fiscal […]


Hotel value The 422–room InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta sold recently for $105 million in cash, and the buyer is putting in another $7 million in capital improvements. That total, $112 million, means the hotel is costing the new buyer about $265,400 per room. The City of Columbia was paying almost $265,400 to develop its 300–room convention center headquarters hotel, including parking […]

Folks about town

Cour tney Lowe of Allstate’s Palmetto Market Claims Office has been named Allstate’s Helping Hands Volunteer of the Season for the second quarter of 2010. Kather ine Swar tz has been named vice president of Leadership Development and Community Involvement at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Jennifer Whitley Baxley, Severien LLC, has been awarded a Palmetto Pillar Award by […]

Five points merchant’s entrepreneurial spirit helping women

It wasn’t enough that Debbie McDaniel owned and operated two successful, high–end consignment stores in Columbia. Something was nagging at her one day. Fourteen days later, Revente’s Last Call that benefits The Women’s Shelter opened its doors. “We always had merchandise that we couldn’t use or didn’t sell,” said McDaniel. “We would donate loads of it to charity and different […]

District Two saves taxpayer dollars

On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, the Richland District Two sold $42.6 million in general obligation bonds saving taxpayers an estimated $43.9 million in interest. These bonds were issued as Qualified School Construction (QSC) bonds that qualify for a special interest subsidy from the federal government. The bonds will mature in 2027–28. Proceeds from the QSC bonds will be used to […]