Seniors’ triathlon goes national

Since February when Still Hopes, a local adult retirement community, entered into a training program that will result in a mid-summer triathlon for people 55 and over, eight people have been training almost daily for the big event slated for July 28. Stefanie Glatz is the trainer for the triathlon, and she said now the event has gotten national coverage. […]

From “Famously Cold” to “Famously Hot”

Brynhildur Ottosdottir was scheduled to leave her home in Iceland on August 7, 2007, to live for a year as a foreign exchange student in the United States. She had requested to be sent to a city in the U.S. rather than a rural or farm area. AFS- USA had her scheduled to live in the Syracuse, New York area, […]

A Titanic story Hollywood missed

More than 1,500 people lost their lives when that magnificent vessel struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912, and sank within hours. But 712 persons were rescued from the sinking of the luxury liner. Their survival is a story of courage, competence, and faith. “SOS Titanic calling. We have struck ice and require immediate assistance.” That startling […]

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Crazy is as crazy does

The car ahead of me on Devine Street veered from lane to lane. I stopped a safe distance behind it at the light. The car did not move until just before the light turned red. I was caught. Several intersections later, I pulled up beside the car expecting to find a drunk or a senile person behind the wheel. To […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive, 5000 block: a woman called police at 5 a.m. Tuesday after she said a man she met at a gas station was stalking her. The 20-year-old woman said she and the man “hit it off” while talking at the gas station, so she exchanged phone numbers with him. Since then, she said they “hung out” only […]

One month, One Columbia

By now you’ve likely heard some of the “One Month, One Columbia” buzz. Historic Columbia Foundation is happy to be a part of this month-long celebration of everything our “Famously Hot” city has to offer. The following are some of the things offered in April for “One Month, One Columbia.” Free Art and Architecture our of Main Street Saturday, April […]

Famously Hot Bike Tour

Not only is our mayor famously hot, but so is our history. Meet at the Seibels House on April 28, 2012, for a bike tour led by Mayor Benjamin. The tour will take you on an almost three mile family-friendly ride through downtown Columbia and showcase some of the city’s most historic sites like the Mann- Simons Cottage and the […]

Surprisingly Cool Trike Tour

The mayor and his bike tour might be famously hot, but Councilwoman Belinda Gergel and her trike ride are surprisingly cool. Meet at the Seibels House April 28, 2012 for a family- friendly parade designed just for those on trikes and in strollers. The Surprisingly Cool Trike Ride will parade two blocks down Richland and Pickens Street. Check in for […]