North Columbia celebrates the past and looks toward the future

On July 31, architectural firm Studio 2LR, Inc. announced the opening of NOMA Station at 2430 Main Street, a retail space designed by the firm and currently open for leasing opportunities. In celebration of the opening and the growth happening in the North Columbia area, the North Columbia Business Association, the City of Columbia, Richland County, Historic Columbia, Studio 2LR […]

China causing higher recycling costs in Arcadia Lakes

What in the world does the yogurt container in your recycling cart have to do with China? Everything. Because thinking that putting certain items into the recycling bin to be transformed into another product is suddenly and sadly not the case. That’s what Arcadia Lakes Mayor Mark Huguley discovered recently when he questioned the rising cost of the city’s recycling […]

Train your tiny terrific dog

It’s not coincidence that we see more large dogs than small dogs in our group classes. It’s much harder to ignore a large dog that is jumping on you than when a small dog jumps. Regardless of the size of the dog, a well-trained mannerly dog is pleasant to be around and a welcome visitor in other homes. All dogs, […]

Star photographer honors fallen at Normandy

Columbia Star photographer SGM(R) Phillip Jones lays a wreath at the American cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, during a ceremony honoring 75 years since the D-Day landings. After the ceremony, Jones went to Omaha Beach and placed a U.S. flag on the beach honoring all WWII Vets, especially his dad LTC Hugh-Hogeye Jones, who landed on Day 5 of […]

Historic Happy Hour at Historic Columbia

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat in Columbia? Join Historic Columbia for its fifth annual Historic Water Balloon Battle from 5:30– 7 p.m. Friday, August 16 on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. Participants will break into two military teams, and use more than 3,600 water balloons to recreate epic battles in history. Focusing […]

You can’t have a healthy relationship with an unhealthy person

Divorced women tend to find one another. The Broken Up and Broken Club. No one wants to be a member. Infidelity and addiction caused most of the problems. Every now and then we get an amicable split or a situation where they just grew apart, but it’s usually a case of the wrong and the wronged. Listening is the most […]

Peaches are as healthy as they are delicious


What nutritional values do South Carolina peaches have? We know South Carolina peaches, our state fruit, are delicious, but they aaaaaaaaalso come packed with nutritional value. WebMD recently weighed in on those benefits. They include: Promote healing – Just one fruit has up to 15 percent of the vitamin C you need each day, helping your body heal wounds. They […]

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Apping the future

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

On a recent Thursday morning, I checked my phone and found a message from the future. My grandson Zack had sent a picture of himself as an old man. I wasn’t surprised by the photo, having seen evidence of an aging app days earlier on a sports discussion show. There were several pictures of current NFL quarterbacks and what they […]

Go west young woman

I’m just saying...

When I told my parents all those years ago I was “going to California with this girl I met at school,” I did NOT get the reaction I was expecting. I was in my junior year of college and rapidly getting bored with my studies so when my girlfriend Joan invited me to drive across the country with her to […]