Still Hopes holds Guignard Society dinner

On May 26, the South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes held a fundraiser for the Guignard Society, an organization dedicated to residents’ assistance. More than 150 seats at dinner were taken by ticket holders who paid $80 to attend. Cocktails on the front porch of the Guignard Mansion preceded the sit-down dinner and entertainment in the main dining room. […]


BOOKS Book Fair for “Already Enjoyed” books will be held Thursday, June 30, 4-7 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. 553-1814. CHILDREN/FAMILY Clemson Extension will offer 4-H2O Pontoon Classroom for youth ages 10-12 at Lake Murray June 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Lake Murray, SCE&G Recreation Area, Lexington. 4-H2O Environmental Classroom for youth ages 11-14 at Harbison State Forest, June […]

Happy Birthday Travelites

It’s difficult to believe that Travelites, Inc. is now into its 25th year. It is the only nonlanded naturist club in South Carolina with members throughout both Carolina, Georgia, and across other states. A nonlanded club is one that has no permanent property. Members meet at members’ homes with facilities such as pools, hot tubs, volleyball and horseshoe courts and […]

Author discusses book about Gov. John C. West

Biographer Phil Grose will discuss his latest book, Looking for Utopia: the Life and Times of John C. West, Thursday, June 16, at the University of South Carolina’s Hollings Library. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., and Grose will speak at 6 p.m. Afterward he will sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale. The event […]

Heathwood Hall announces The James H. Gasque Award winners

Beta Omega celebrates changing of the guards

Members of Beta Omega Sorority enjoyed a dinner together honoring their retiring president and officers and recognizing their new officers for 2011-2012. Beta Omega is a friendship and service sorority of Beta Sigma Phi International. The group of 16 women have actively provided support this year to the Woodyard Fund, Sistercare, Harvest Hope, and Breast Cancer Research. They have enjoyed […]

Famously Hot … Historically Cool for 225 years

Getting across the river between Granby (Saxe Gotha) to Columbia was difficult in the early years. Friday operated a ferry between Columbia and Granby from 1754 to 1800. Other ferries were operated by John Compty ( 1763- 1799), Henry McGowen (1799-1821), Stark (1806-1823), and Sharp ( 1811- 1827) over the Broad River. Compty attempted to build a bridge at the […]

Friends of Juvenile Justice raises $10,000 in Palmetto Half Marathon

The Friends of Juvenile Justice (FJJ) is excited to be one of two Midlands non-profit organizations to benefit from funds raised during the recent Palmetto Half Marathon. On Tuesday, May 24, Katrina Shealy, FJJ’s incoming chairman, accepted a $10,000 check from Phillip Gerald and Ken Calcutt of the Palmetto Half Marathon. The funds will enable FJJ to assist in funding […]

web series release

Private Portions announces the release of the Completely Normal Activity web series’ official trailer available to view online at www.completelynormalactivity.com in HD which stars Columbia native Martha Hearn. Completely Normal Activity is an improvised paranormal comedy web series starring Bryan Beckwith as Richie, a twentysomething slacker who squanders settlement money on surveillance equipment to document suspected “paranormal activity” in his […]

Workshop Theatre’s Hairspray held over for four additional performances June 8-11

Welcome to the 60s when Hairspray will continue to rock Workshop Theatre for additional performances June 8-11. It’s a comic, affectionate story of inspiration with a heart as big as its heroine, whose love of dance creates social change. It’s a return to the days when rhythm and blues shook up mainstream music and dance. It’s also a musical with […]