Christmas in July held at Tucker Center Stone Pavilion

Columbia’s Story Lady adds a new page

Helen Fellers was certain at least one of her young listeners remembered her and her stories when a little boy from an earlier story time at Barnes and Noble in Greenville spotted her in a local restaurant. She happened to be wearing a fur coat. “Mama,” the little boy said, “the Story Lady has turned into a bear!” Fellers will […]

Star Chefs

Yellow Squash Casserole 1 Tbsp. olive oil1 tsp. butter1 small onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced4 cups peeled and cubedyellow squash1 tsp. kosher salt1/2 tsp. freshly groundblack pepper1/3 cup finely choppedraw almonds1 cup shreddedColby-Monterey Jackcheese, divided1/2 cup heavy whippingcream2 eggs1/3 cup coarsely chopped roasted, salted almonds Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high […]

The August Edible Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

August, the month of summer vacations and back to school, is also the time when veteran gardeners start a second round of edibles to extend the harvest into fall. For those who missed planting edibles last spring, August gives another window of opportunity. The sweltering temperatures and humidity are not conducive to long hours of garden prep. Consider using containers […]

Kids can experience the magic of Nutcracker live…as performers!

Columbia Classical Ballet is holding auditions Saturday, August 27 for children cast members. In the 1990 movie Nutcracker Prince, Clara says, “Oh, I don’t know; I’m so confused. It’s just, well, the Land of the Dolls is where you all belong. But I want to grow up. There’s a million things I want to do: people to meet, worlds to […]

SUMC Garage Sale!

The Shandon United Methodist Women will hold its 11th Annual Treasure Sale on Friday, August 19 (8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) and Saturday, August 20 (8 a.m.–1 p.m). The sale will include: clothing and accessories; a large collection of shoes for all; a Clemson and Carolina section to get ready for football season; a bake sale with an assortment of homemade cakes, […]

Lower Richland Ruritan Club donates to Project Hope

Capital Rotary Club welcomes a Global Grant Scholar

City Snippets

Columbia a top college town Columbia is the third-best college town in the United States, according to Livability.com’s annual list. The website said South Carolina’s capital city blends beautifully the old and the new with a solid base of young people, particularly students, young professionals, and soldiers. Columbia logged in behind No. 2 Irvine, Calif., home of the University of […]

Do you remember?


Friendship is a part of each person’s life. All of us have different views on this subject, not all of them good. Some people accumulate friends like pennies in a child’s piggy bank, the more the merrier. Whoops! I doubt many children have piggy banks anymore. They are busy counting how many friends they have on social media. At least […]