Middle school principals named

Two new principals have been appointed to Richland Two schools. Dr. David Basile will become principal at Dent Middle School, and Jeff Temoney will become principal at Kelly Mill Middle School. Basile has 27 years of educational experience and has served as a teacher, assistant athletic director, assistant principal curriculum coordinator, and acting principal. He has served in several Midlands […]

Talk to the animals, walk with the animals with Doctor Dolittle at Workshop Theatre

Walk with the animals and talk with the animals this summer as Workshop Theatre presents the wacky adventures of Doctor Dolittle July 12-27. The family-friendly musical Doctor Dolittle is a tale about the adventures of a doctor who learns to speak to animals and who takes a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-inthe Marsh to the far corners […]

Star Chefs

Cook it from Scratch... it’s better for you!

Homemade Wheat Thins 1-1/4 cups whole wheatflour1-1/2 Tbsp. sugar1/2 tsp. salt, plusextra for sprinkling on1/4 tsp. paprika4 Tbsp. butter1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. water(or a tiny bit more ifdough is too dry)1/4 tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 400 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick mat. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ). […]

Now it’s easy being green

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardener’s Outpost is Columbia’s newest and arguably greenest urban garden center. Carol and Randall Isherwood bring planet-friendly organic gardening products and practices to consumers desiring a sustainable life style in the city. The garden center stocks products that have been and can be reused and recycled. Earth-toned Eco- Form pots made from rice hulls are a biodegradable alternative to plastic. […]

Summer rules for pets

Overheating symptoms Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor, or even collapse. They can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since […]

Out to eat with Rover

TripsWithPets.com owner and founder Kim Salerno is thrilled to debut the new search option. “Pet parents are always looking for fun new ways to include their pets in their everyday lives and activities,” she notes. “What better way to bond with your dog than to bring him along for a relaxing meal out? It’s exciting to open up that option […]

St. Paws Thrift Store donates to animal rescue groups

St. Paws Thrift Store will present its 2nd quarter Protecting Animal Welfare (PAW) awards to five Midlands area animal rescue organizations during a ceremony Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the store located in West Columbia. SQ Rescue, Patter Pets, Inc., Howlmore Animal Sanctuary, Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) Rescue & Rebound, and Animal Rescue Carolina (ARC) will receive $500 each to […]

S.C. last to end segregation of prisoners with HIV

The South Carolina Department of Corrections confirmed July 10 that it is abolishing its policy of segregating HIVpositive prisoners, making South Carolina the final state to do so. Segregating prisoners with HIV keeps those prisoners from accessing valuable services and programs they desperately need, permanently brands them by publicly “outing” their HIV status, and can lead to longer incarceration terms, […]

Blythewood/Westwood High students receive memorial scholarship

Blythewood High School senior, Shayla Wiley and Westwood High School senior Breanna Bethea were presented with the Juneique Scholarship Award. This award was founded by Ashanti C. Friels, counselor at Bethel Hanberry elementary in honor of her mother. This is the second year Friels was able to award this scholarship. She created the award to help young ladies pursue their […]

Veteran educator takes reins as Richland Two interim superintendent

Dr. Debra Hamm, a longtime Richland Two administrator officially becomes interim superintendent as named by the School Board at its June 13 meeting. Hamm brings with her nearly 40 years of experience in education. Since 2001, Dr. Hamm has served the district as the chief information officer, overseeing the Office of Accountability and Evaluation and the award-winning department of Information […]