Tarzan swings into Town July 12

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Tarzan come to life on Town Theatre’s stage, July 12–28. Tarzan – The Stage Musical features a cast of more than 50 of the finest talent in the Midlands as well as special flying effects that will amaze and delight audiences of all ages. The award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Disney film […]

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Hotels I have loved

When I was still a child, my parents used to take me to the Gold Eagle Tavern in Beaufort, S.C. It was called that name after the Revolutionary coin which was made close by in the town. The Gold Eagle Tavern is no longer in existence, but I can still smell the fragrance of the whole lobby and dining area. […]

Daughters of the American Revolution convene in Washington, DC

This week, the nation’s capital welcomed more than 3,500 members of the DAR, one of its foremost service organizations. Members of the Columbia Chapter, based in Columbia, South Carolina, were in attendance at the 122nd Continental Congress, the annual convention. The DAR Continental Congress is a time-honored tradition that has been held in Washington, D.C., as the annual national meeting […]

Miriam Freeman Rawl

A visitation for Miriam Freeman Rawl, wife of the late Francis L. Rawl, will be held from 3-4 p.m. Sunday July 7, 2013, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Miriam passed away Sunday June 30, 2013. Born June 25, 1923 in Bertie County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Reginald B. and Sadie Myers Freeman. Miriam […]

Five Points Rotary Club elects new president

Andrew Folks is the 2013-2014 president of the Five Points (Columbia) Rotary Club. He has been a member of the club since April 2005 and, at 35, is the youngest president of the club since its founding in 1955. Folks was named his club’s Rotarian of the Year for 2012-2013 and 2005- 2006. Professionally, Folks is director of business relations […]

Two of Classical Ballet director’s students win in New York

Over the years Columbia Classical Ballet artistic director Radenko Pavlovich has guided and coached Columbia native and Washington ( D. C.) Ballet member Brooklyn Mack through several international ballet competitions where he took top prizes again and again. Two more of Pavlovich’s students – Nations Wilkes-Davis and Kota Fuijishima, who will join the company next season, won top prizes in […]

The Columbia Star apologizes

In the June 28th issue of The Columbia Star , several mistakes were made on the Arts/Entertainment page concerning the benefit performance of Tarzan at Town Theatre. The facts are as follows: The Family Shelter is losing funds, NOT the Town Theatre. The Family Shelter is benefitting from the show, Not the Town Theatre. The article was NOT contributed by […]

Strong seventh inning leads Irmo/Chapin past West Columbia

Four runs in the bottom of the seventh helped Irmo/Chapin Post 193 put out a 6-1 win over West Columbia Post 79 Monday, July 1. Through the first three innings neither team was able to plate across a run, despite opportunities on both sides. In the top of the first, West Columbia started the game off with two hits, only […]

Cardinals hope to soar higher and higher

Overview: The 2012 season was quite the debut for Tidwell, as the Cardinals won four games and made it to the SCISA playoffs. While the win total topped out at four, it could have easily been six as the Cardinals dropped a couple close games. Offensively, the Cardinals made major strides in 2012, averaging 180 yards more per game than […]

Century plant blooms after 30 years

Thirty years ago when Joy Sovde planted a century plant in her front yard she wondered if she would live to see it bloom. The desert succulent, Agave americana, was thought to bloom every hundred years. Today, we know agave doesn’t take a century to bloom but flowering is a rare and spectacular event occurring only once between the plants […]