March 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Biscuit House owner helps Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Class of 2010

Biscuit House owner Gene Sansbury plans to retire when his lease runs out as he is part of the State Farmers Market property that has been sold to USC. Sansbury has been on Bluff Road since the 1970s. More...

News

Forest Acres

tBeltline Blvd. and Forest Drive: A 19–year–old man was arrested at 2:30 am Wednesday after the driver made an illegal right turn on red. More...

Art collection makes top 10

For Harriett Green, assembling the “State Art Collection 1987–2006” catalog was more than a labor of love, and many times love had absolutely nothing to do with it.   More...

Police celebrate St. Baldricks

Members of the Columbia Police Department participated in Columbia’s 4th annual St. Baldricks event held March 20 at Jillian’s in the Vista.   The St. More...

Business

Ethics investigation reveals pattern

Recently resigned city council member E.W. Cromartie has to appear soon before a federal judge to hear his sentence in federal prison for income tax evasion. More...

Briefs

Merrill Lynch stays put   More...

AupairCare and Build–A–Bear partner to help local charities

AuPairCare, an au pair placement agency, is teaming up with Build– A–Bear Workshop stores nationwide for their second annual Share–A–Bear campaign that invites au pairs to give back to their local communities by making a bear More...

Society

NAMI Columbia In Our Own Voice presenters rank 10th in the nation

NAMI Columbia made In Our Own Voice (IOOV) presentations to over 1700 South Carolinians during 2009. Although Columbia had the only program in the state that year, South Carolina ranked tenth in the nation in total IOOV audience. More...

Sports

Competition fuels Falcons over Dreher

Late in the second set, A.C. Flora’s Toby Cassels was camped on the baseline when his opponent launched a drop shot.   Cassels charged the net. More...

Six–run fifth vaults Bearcats over Dreher

For four innings, Dreher’s Alex Shaw pitched a tough game. He had given up only three hits while shutting out the Brookland–Cayce Bearcats. More...

Bearcats optimistic despite 2–3 start

Last season, Brookland– Cayce’s girls soccer team started slowly and need a sustained finalmonth charge to earn a playoff berth. More...

Travel

Amazon Adventure Relived

In 1976 I did the Amazon. Recent ly, I came upon pictures of that great adventure and relived a small portion of that three–month experience. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE STORAGE EXPRESS   120 HOBART RD.   BLYTHEWOOD, S.C.   29016   Auction on 04-22-10 at   More...

Place a bid to name Riverbanks’ newest giraffe

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is providing its patrons with the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to name its newest baby giraffe. Guests should visit the Riverbanks website to place their bid. More...

Who will lead our city?

The night was balmy, and the crowd was diverse yet friendly as they mingled outside of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Tuesday night, March 23. More...

Jean’s Journal

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Melanie Veal’s two year old twin boys, Joshua and Jacob, were born premature at 27 weeks. More...

On Second Thought

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Identifying the real southern states

The Council of State Governments has agreed to allow Maryland to transfer from the Southern region to the Eastern region of their organization. More...

Forty– something

Balls, strikes, and bathrooms

Children are amazing creatures capable of just about anything, but the best part is that no matter how hard we try to make them grow up they always have a way of reminding us they’re kids.   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council addresses noise, farmer’s market, Parade of Homes, and communication systems

A preacher at a local church who has heard neighbors’ complaints about noisy and prolonged music at his facility, told the Forest Acres City Council on March 17 that the church is working on a solution to the problem.   More...

Rosewood Cr awfiish Festiival to be May 1

Six weeks remain before the Rosewood Crawfish Festival on May 1 from 11 am–8 pm, and the planning is well under way. More...

Columbia City Council hears from historic preservation planner and urban design planner

At last week’s city council meeting Wednesday, March 17, the city’s historic preservation planner, Amy Moore, presented an outline of her office’s policy procedures and voting process for neighborhood historic designation. More...

Education

Glenforest School student council annual report

Community Service The Glenforest School Student Council put together a recycling program in which buckets were given to each class. Instead of simply throwing away paper, bottles, and/or cans, they were put into the buckets and recycled. More...

Blythewood Middle School Future City S.C. regional winners go to nationals

Blythewood Middle school students Val Miller, Steven Heath, and Patrick Reid, recently competed at the National Future City Competition. More...

“In Our Schools” looks at four innovative programs to promote student learning

The “In Our Schools” television show this month features stories on innovative South Carolina programs including multi–age classrooms, teacher teaming, arts integration, and environmental education. More...

Events

“The Last Five Years” at Trustus Theatre

“The Last Five Years” will be performed March 26–April 17 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street, opposite the Publix in the Vista. More...

USC Theatre and Dance

April 16–25 Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Directed by Kathleen Conlin Drayton Hall Theatre 1214 College Street 8 pm Wed.–Fri.; 7 pm Sat.; 3 pm Sunday April 25. Tickets: $10–$16. More...

Relieve spring fever at Dance, Dance, Dance

For those looking to relieve spring fever, the South Carolina Philharmonic recommends an evening of energy at “Dance, Dance, Dance” Saturday, March 27, 7:30 pm at the Koger Center.   More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Quit butchering crape myrtles

Stopping smell flowers

As predictable as the return of purple martins and chimney swifts, generally law–abiding citizens assault crape myrtles in the name of spring pruning. More...

Six tips for healthy lawns

With warmer temperatures on their way, homeowners across the country are already itching to get out of their houses and back to caring for their lawns and landscapes. More...

Star Chefs

Eas t er Tra di ti ons

Butter Muffins   2 cups self–rising flour 1 (8 oz.) container sour cream 1 cup melted butter Stir together all ingredients just until blended. Fill lightly greased miniature muffin pans to the top with batter. More...