Richland One Schools celebrate the holidays, give back to students

Hyatt Park Elementary holds “snow day” for students

Hyatt Park Elementary School got to experience a winter wonderland. The students got to play in “snow” in the school’s courtyard. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden donated a snow machine to Hyatt Park Elementary to help make this winter wonderland possible. The school also had a backup snow machine donated by St. Michael’s and All Angels’ church. Richland One Commissioner Dr. […]

Santa Claus visits deaf students at Brennen Elementary

Santa Claus made a very special visit to Brennen Elementary School. He spent time with deaf students at the school, fully communicating with them in American Sign Language. Signing Santa read to the students, sang carols, and passed out gifts. The Richland Sertoma Club has been sponsoring the Signing Santa event for about 20 years.

Alcorn Middle students receive free hoodies from Buffalo Soldiers

All 371 students at Alcorn Middle School received free hoodies from the Columbia chapter of The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. Members of the non-profit organization and Alcorn staff distributed the hoodies at the school. Walmart provided the hoodies for this event.

Running into the dermatologist

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

At my last appointment, my acupuncturist asked about my face. I told her I’d been in an accident— I ran into a dermatologist. Somewhere a friend named Ruth is laughing uncontrollably. I experienced my first ever dermatologist appointment recently— yet I had a déjà vu feeling. It reminded me of the initial visit to a beauty shop to get my […]

Holiday relapse is a danger for addicts

Guest Editorial

The holidays can be tough on those who have struggled with addiction. It can be a recipe for relapse between holiday stress and family gatherings with alcohol. If you have a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol use, you should seek treatment for them immediately. Being close with family for the holidays may also have caused you to notice […]

Under the Tuscan Spell— St. Peter

Originally published December 30, 2005

St. Peter’s Basilica, the most sacred site in all Christendom, took 18 centuries to build and is built over the tomb of St. Peter who was crucified in 64 AD. It contains many great sculptures, paintings, relics, and frescoes.

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The Columbia Cotillion Club holds Winter Ball

The Columbia Cotillion Club, a gentleman’s dance club founded in 1890, held its Winter Ball Tuesday evening, December 21, 2022, at Forest Lake Club. Eight daughters of members were presented. A reception and receiving line were followed by the debutante presentation and figure. Mrs. Steve Allen Matthews directed the figure, which was followed by dinner and dancing to the music […]

Woman’s Club of Columbia enjoys tea at Sims Stackhouse Mansion

Members and guests of the Woman’s Club of Columbia enjoyed an afternoon tea at the headquarters of the General Federation of Women’s Club—South Carolina (GFWC-SC) Sunday, December 18. Located at 1511 Laurel Street, the Sims Stackhouse Mansion has housed the GFWC-SC since 1934. Built before 1853 for James and Eliza Rebecca Sims, the mansion originally sat within the middle of […]