Village Square Theatre celebrates 10th anniversary of its summer workshop with production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The Secret of the Golden Medallion in 2007 was the first summer workshop production by Village Square Theatre. This production, written and directed by the current artistic director Debra Leopard, was created as a way to get kids involved in the theater through a “full” theater experience. Leopard wrote all the scripts for the summer productions out of necessity because […]

Blue Devils taking a different approach to 2017

Overview: The 2016 season was very similar to seasons past under coach Treigh Sullivan. It started off with a bang, four straight wins, then a 2-4 finish. Untimely injuries, doomed what was potentially a breakout season for Dreher. Instead, the Blue Devils fielded a six-win team and faced a difficult first round opponent on the road. Sullivan has brought stability […]

Star Chefs

Coriander Chicken with Mango Salsa 1 skinless, bonelesschicken breast1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. black pepper1 Tbsp. groundcoriander seed2 Tbsp. extra virginolive oil1 mango—peeled, seeded,and chopped1 orange, peeled andchopped1/3 red onion, chopped1 red chile pepper, seeded and chopped1 Tbsp. chopped freshcilantro1/2 tsp. black pepper Sprinkle chicken breast with salt and one teaspoon black pepper; set aside for 10 minutes. Evenly coat with […]

A perennial vine with a passion for butterflies and conservation

Stopping to smell the flowers

Capture children’s enthusiasm for butterflies with a vine that matches their energy while rearing gulf fritillary butterflies on Passiflora incarnata, passion vine. The native herbaceous perennial vine grows across the southeastern United States. While found in wilderness areas, it is also common in subdivisions and along roadsides. The extraordinary beauty of the passionflower is dreamlike. Three-inch wide purple flowers have […]

TobyMac joins 2017 S.C. State Fair musical lineup

Christian hip hop artist TobyMac will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair October 20. The Grammy and multiple GMA Dove award winner is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia. “TobyMac brings another level of musical diversity to our popular Pepsi Grandstand shows, and we are […]


NAI Avant has announced the sale of 510 Lexington Highway, a ±5,000 square foot office building in Chapin, South Carolina. Broker Peyton Br yant represented the seller, SC Whitmore School, in the transaction. Gore Properties, LLC, purchased the building for $395,000.

Folks About Town

Taylor Mor r is has joined LS3P’s Columbia office as a marketing coordinator. Courtney Ardis has joined LS3P’s Columbia office as a team member. In a national study South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) was deemed one of America’s most trusted utility brands. Holly Smith, DO, has joined Providence Columbia Medical Associates team of primary care providers. Betsy Gray, […]

Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation grants $90,000 to three South Carolina charities

The Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation is granting $90,000 over three years to three South Carolina charities working on projects that benefit child welfare and youth arts programs. The three organizations and their projects are • Carol ina Youth Development Center; Nu House: Independent Living Transition House for Youth Aging Out of Foster Case—In South Carolina, more than 600 foster […]

Door dashing, a deadly habit

How many of you dog owners have dashing dogs that are engaging in an aggravating and potentially fatal habit. You can imagine the potential problems of a dog that runs out the door—running into the street and being hit by a car, running away and getting lost, chasing a child on a bicycle, or attacking a dog or cat that […]

Richland Library to receive top honor in D.C.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will honor Richland Library and nine other organizations during the 2017 National Medal Ceremony at 3 p.m., Monday, July 17 in our nation’s capital. The award recognizes outstanding and significant contributions these institutions have made to their communities. Richland Library executive director Melanie Huggins will travel to Washington, D.C., to accept the […]