City of Columbia launches Walk Bike Columbia

The City of Columbia has partnered with the Central Midlands Council of Governments to develop a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Bike Share Plan, called Walk Bike Columbia, with funding provided in part by the Federal Transit Administration, Palmetto Health, and Abacus Planning. The planning process was kicked off at a press conference on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, and […]

Petal Pushers Garden Club installs officers

The Petal Pushers Garden Club met at the Spring Valley Club for a delightful luncheon May 15. The hostesses were Dorothy Strickland, Frances Morris, Kathern Matthews, and Judy Glenn. Nancy Reamer installed the officers for the new year: president, Shirley Smith; vice president, Frances Morris; treasurer, Dorothy Strickland; recording secretary, Nora Ann Frye; and corresponding secretary, Judy Gleen. Others enjoying […]

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Everyday folks do extraordinary things

I recently read an article in a local publication. I want to commend the writer, praise him, or call attention to his choice of subject matter. Instead of writing about a well-known citizen who had just died, the writer chose several recently deceased persons who were considered to be “everyday types.” He did research into their lives. He talked to […]

Walter Earle Hayden

October 13, 1938–May 16, 2014

“That best portion of agood man’s life:hislittle, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” —Wm. Wordsworth C Walter E. Hayden, husband of Ellen Tollison Hayden, died May 16, 2014. Walter’s life was defined by gentility, humility, and integrity. He was a devoted family man, a steadfast servant of his God, a conscientious business person, a faithful friend, a strong […]

Lou Berta Brooks

March 24, 1928–May 15, 2014

Lou Berta Brooks, twin daughter of Eula C. Harmon Brooks and Drayton K. Brooks, Sr., left this life for the next on May 15, 2014. Visitation was Saturday, May 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home on Leesburg Road. A graveside service at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery was held Monday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. Lou was a lifelong member […]

Historic Columbia participates in Blue Star Museums

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014, Historic Columbia will offer active duty military personnel and their families free tours of its historic house museums as part of the Blue Star Museums program. A collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, Blue Star Museums offer […]

Columbia Chapter, NSDAR installs new officers

The Columbia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 9, 2014 to install new officers. Emily deQuincey- Newman was installed as the new chapter regent. After her installation, deQuincey-Newman called the meeting to order using a gavel which originally belonged to Federal Judge J. Waties Waring. Judge Waring rendered the verdict in Elmore […]

The Humanities Council of SC hosts 18th Annual SC Book Festival at Columbia Convention Center

For the 18th consecutive year, South Carolina writers and book enthusiasts flocked to the Annual South Carolina Book Festival at the Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, SC. Local authors, booksellers, appraisal companies, teachers of writing, and publishers provide opportunities for the public to attend this event every year in cooperation with The Humanities Council of SC and other generous sponsors […]

SC Program for Infant/Toddler Care announces first demonstration site

The South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care has selected Cutler Jewish Day School in Columbia as its first demonstration site. To celebrate the designation and to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion at the school, Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, will be the featured speaker at CJDS on May 27 at 8:30 a.m. The event will include speakers from […]

Recycle your shoes and make a difference

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is conducting a shoe collection drive beginning April 1 to raise funds for quality litter prevention, recycling, and beautification in the Midlands, while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at their homes, church, schools, civic groups, and businesses. In […]