June 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Travel to Uganda with Caroline Burns

Editor’s note: Caroline Burns attended Satchel Ford Elementary, Crayton Middle, and A. C. Flora High School (2006) and the College of Charleston (2010). More...

News

Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

Places of worship

For 53 years Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church has served the southeastern neighborhood of Columbia from its strategic spot on Leesburg Road near Sumter Highway. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Hooked on iPhones

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

The first time I witnessed the now commonplace fashion idiocy was in a mall in Knoxville. A young couple walked along the halls making small talk and flirting. The guy said something offensive to the girl. She took a swing as he retreated swiftly. More...

Forgetting to remember

40–Something

I’ve pretty much given up on my memory. That’s why I have a PDA (personal digital assistant) on my phone. That way I don’t have to remember anything. More...

Business

Update on the new nuclear reactors

In mid-March soon after an earthquake and its tsunami, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station began spewing radiation.  More...

Briefs

Manufacturing rebirth   More...

Folks about town

Kassandra Moneymaker has joined the Columbia Star as an ad sales representative.  Rex L. Casterline and Gary A. More...

Society

Dreher Class of 1957 holds 54th Reunion

The Dreher High School Class of 1957 held its 54th Class Reunion at the Fort Jackson Officers Club May 14. The event was organized by Jo Lynn Huffman Allen, Sara Sturdivant Kirby, Carolyn Davis Riser, and Warner Montgomery. More...

Columbia College announces annual awards

Columbia College recently celebrated Alumnae Weekend, welcoming nearly 180 alumnae back to campus for two days of fun and activities. More...

Miss Long and Mr. Fetner marry at Wintergreen Woods

Brennen Kimball Long and Donald Ellison Fetner were married June 3, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at Wintergreen Woods in Lexington, South Carolina. Pastor Alden Ellis performed the double ring ceremony.  More...

Events

Events

ART  City of Columbia Arts Center and Backman Gallery will feature a One Woman Show by West Columbia artist, Constance Reid Cashwell through June 30, 1932 Calhoun Street. 545-3093.   More...

Arcadian Delights to be performed by Columbia Baroque Soloists June 21

In their last concert of the season, the Columbia Baroque soloists will perform Arcadian Delights Tuesday, June 21, in the Goodall Gallery of the Spears Fine Arts Building on the campus of Columbia College.  A pre-concert talk about the music to More...

Summer classes offered at local pools

City of Columbia Parks & Recreation outdoor pool swim season: May 28-September 5, 2011 More...

Home & Garden

Honeyberry for Your Honey

Stopping to smell the flowers

Folks in Russia and other parts of eastern Europe and Asia have been snacking on honeyberries for hundreds of years. More...

Star Chefs

Honeyberries... More...

Correction

Last week we ran this photo with the wrong name. This is Joey Yandle from Yandle’s Produce holding the company’s signature item, shelled beans. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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SC 29805 2002 Mazda Protégé 5; Vin# JM1BJ245X21449254 Owner: N/A. Lien: N/A The owner/ lien holder may reclaim vehicle within fifteen [15] days of this notice by paying to the custodian of the vehicle all charges authorized by law. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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Pawmetto Lifeline to open new shelter in September

In the Columbia area, a unique and urgently needed service for homeless animals is getting a new breath of life as Pawmetto Lifeline, formally Project Pet, continues its construction on its new state of the art animal shelter scheduled to open in Sep More...

CIU graduate ministers to soldiers in Afghanistan

Chaplain Navy Lt. Stephen DiCenso, featured in the following story, says, “My connection to Columbia is Columbia International University (CIU) and Park Street Baptist Church. We lived there five years while attending seminary. More...

Famously Hot Historically cool for 225 years

Columbia’s first newspaper, The Gazette, was founded in 1791. The First Presbyterian Church was the first religious organization to hire a pastor, the Rev. David E. Dunlap. Mail service between Columbia and Charleston began in 1797. More...

On Second Thought

Rock to the Top adds to bureaucracy not to teaching

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced another round of “Race to the Top,” a federal program that offers quick, one-time cash infusions to state and district administrative offices.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Comptroller General, interim commander of the SC State Guard

I was recently honored to be selected as interim commander of the South Carolina State Guard succeeding Major General Nelson C. Lacy, who is retiring.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

City employees save city dollars

Columbia City Council held its regular meeting Tuesday night, June 7, on the third floor of City Hall. Awards for cost-saving suggestions  More...

South Kilbourne Neighborhood gets update on substation

SCE& G is another step closer to building a substation on Rosewood drive, according to South Kilbourne Neighborhood Assocation President Michele Huggins at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting on June 2. More...

Destination Hometown: Columbia’s entertainment guide

For many residents in Columbia, summer will provide an opportunity for vacation time—maybe the beach or mountain area— but Leshia Utsey is asking for Columbia residents to plan for a vacation in Columbia. More...

Education

Killian Elementary School holds fifth annual Family Health Night

Killian Elementary School recently held its fifth annual Family Health Night.  More...

Girl Scouts of South Carolina–Mountains to Midlands honors Gold Award recipients

Thirty-three high achieving Girl Scouts were honored at Presbyterian College recently for earning the prestigious Gold Award. More...

Teachers of the Year

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Sports

Falcons look to build off 2010 success

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next several weeks in a run- up to the start of the 2011 high school football season, The Columbia Star will present previews of several area schools. This week we present the A. C. Flora Falcons.   More...

Fire hoping to get hot in Oklahoma City

The Fire ‘97, a girls’ 14U fastpitch softball team based in Columbia, S.C., has qualified to compete in the ASA Hall of Fame Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla., the weekend of June 17, 20 More...

Diamonds to shine at next level

Lower Richland’s Chris King signs a letter of intent to play basketball for USC Sumter. He is joined by his mother, Janice King. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Fifth Annual S.C. Irish Arts Weekend

Experience the living tradition of Irish music

The Redbird School of Irish Music presents the Fifth Annual S.C. More...

A… My name is Alice! the musical

Reunion performance of original Columbia cast together again

A fundraiser performance for the Palmetto Center for the Arts at Richland Northeast High School, will be June 24 and 25, 7:30 p.m., at Richland District Two Auditorium. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 3: How to get around in Havana

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Linda and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. In celebration of President Obama’s opening of Cuba to Americans, I am republishing the articles.   More...

Pets

The return of the Canine Americans

Several months have passed since the “Great Sofa Lift.” Even though replacement of the living room sofa has left the Chi a rootless wanderer, things have been mostly quiet in the Dixon household. More...

Why are mosquitoes dangerous for dogs and cats?

Mosquitoes are the most dangerous parasite for dogs, cats, and other small mammals because this tiny little insect is the cause of a deadly disease: heartworms.  More...

Columbia Animal Services sponsors Adopt–A–Shelter–Cat Month

Columbia Animal Services, is celebrating Adopt-a- Shelter-Cat Month in June to bring attention to the wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption at the Columbia Animal Shelter.  More...