June 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Former president recognizes healthy schools

Two Richland One schools have received national recognition for their efforts to transform their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.  More...

Famously Hot Historically Cool for 225 Years

The most popular organized sport in Columbia during its early days was horse racing. More...

News

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Places of worship

It’s fair to say that alcohol has generated a lot of controversy in church congregations. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Columbia may be the only one that owes its origins to an alcohol dispute.  More...

Participants of Second Annual Global Day of Prayer ask for blessings for our city

The Global Day of Prayer in Columbia is an event of unified action by the local Christian community in prayer for the transformation of our city, state, nation, and the world. More...

Commentary

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Gender neutral kids

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

When we take our animal companions for an infrequent walk, we sometimes bump into a big Saint Bernard named Bernie who lives down the road. Joni and Newt bark and sniff and do friendly submissive dog stuff. Quigley behaves just a bit different.  More...

The 85-pound diaper generation

40–Something

The other day I was walking through Walmart and happened to catch a glimpse at a pack of diapers designed to fit a person for a weight limit up to 85 pounds. And no, these diapers were not Depends. More...

Education

Killian Elementary School celebrates Science Day

Killian Elementary School recently celebrated its annual Science Day. The day was filled with fun science exploration and experimentation. More...

Richland District Two enters second year of program

In 2010, Richland School District Two implemented The International Baccalaureate Program at Windsor Elementary, E.L. Wright Middle, and Richland Northeast High School. More...

Local Lions volunteer with Special Olympics

Members of the Blythewood Lions Club recently assisted with eye screenings at the Spring Games of the Special Olympics.  More...

Sports

Disputed call kills Lexington rally, Irmo-Chapin prevails in ninth

A disputed seventh inning call took a run away from Lexington Post 7 in the bottom of the seventh inning and gave Irmo- Chapin Post 193 the break it needed to notch an 8-7 win Monday, June 13 in American Legion baseball at the Ball Park Road complex More...

Irmo-Chapin downs West Columbia

Behind a strong pitching performance by Cole Lee and a potent offense, Irmo-Chapin Post 193 defeated West Columbia Post 79 13-6 Friday, June 10.  Lee pitched 5-1/3 innings and gave up only two runs on six hits while striking out three.  More...

2011 American Legion League 8 Standings

(As of 6/14/11) 1. Orangeburg (3-1) 2. Irmo-Chapin (3-1) 3. Lexington (1-3) 4.  More...

Home & Garden

Japanese Maples for the South

Stopping to smell the flowers

Flo Chaffin, horticulturist and proprietor of Specialty Ornamentals in Watkinsville, Georgia, is working to uproot the long held belief that Japanese maples are not suited for the hot and humid south. More...

Iris Garden Club opens Memorial Garden

Members of Iris Garden Club of Columbia opened Memorial Garden, 1919 Lincoln Street for public tours Thursday, June 9 in recognition of National Garden Week. More...

Star Chefs

Farmers Market Recipes

Tomato and Corn Pizza 3 small plum tomatoes,sliced1/4 tsp. salt1/8 tsp. freshly groundpepper1 (14-oz.) package prebakedItalian pizza crustParchment paper1/3 cup refrigerated pesto1/2 cup fresh corn kernels1/4 cup gratedParmesan cheese More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Amarjit Singh intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Wine, and Liquor at 10890 A Two Notch Rd, Elgin, SC 29045. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

RNE grad vies for Miss S.C.

Tiona Lee, a 2005 Richland Northeast graduate and 2008 Coastal Carolina University graduate, will be competing for the title of Miss South Carolina 2011 June 28-June 30 and will be vying for the 75th anniversary crown on finals night July 2 at the To More...

Smokey finds a home

When Joyce Dillon called The Columbia Star to see if the newspaper would run a story to help the Animal Protection League (APL) find Smokey a home, I happened to be the one who answered the phone. More...

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...

On Second Thought

Car in Cuba is not Plymouth

I believe the vehicle ( Cuba? Why not? by Warner M. Montgomery, June 6, 2011) is about an 1947-8 Chev or Olds. It definitely isn’t a Chrysler Product. I had a maroon job of the same body style 1948 Olds. More...

Flag Day reminds us of our common bond as Americans

Tuesday, June 14, was one of our nation’s sometimes overlooked observances.  It passed relatively quietly. More...

Do you live in an Open Defecation Free Zone?

The Explorers Club always has excellent speakers— mountain climbers, Arctic explorers, marine scientists, bird experts, river runners, beetle specialists— but this past meeting bested them all. Dr.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Ray Tanner believes... everybody deserves a miracle

Reigning National Champion Head Coach Ray Tanner of the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program believes in miracles. More...

CCN honors neighbors who give

Three leaders of Columbia neighborhoods were inducted in the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods Hall of Fame at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods Banquet Saturday, June 11 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.  More...

Business

Accomplished business lawyer is also published novelist

For the past dozen years Wilmot Irvin has been writing books, six altogether. He has sold more than a couple thousand copies. He constantly reads, mostly literature on a high plane, and he constantly criticizes his own work. More...

Briefs

Columbian spotted among Atlanta’s 100 most influential   More...

Women philanthropists attend fifth annual American Red Cross National Summit

Members of the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders from the Columbia Region attended the fifth annual national summit June 5- 6 at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D. C.  More...

Society

Miss Walker and Mr. Gregory exchange vows June 11, 2011

Jennifer Lynn Walker and Philip Lide Gregory were married June 11, 2011, at 5 p. m. in Symmes Chapel “ Pretty Place” in Marietta, South Carolina. Rev. Matthew Stephen Phillips performed the double–ring ceremony. More...

Happy 70th anniversary Alice and Gene Garvin

Alice Elizabeth Mitchum and Eugene Clarence Garvin met in 1940 while they were both attending the University of South Carolina. More...

Prepare now for hurricanes

Contributed by the American Red Cross   Hurricane season officially began on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season for 2011 with 12-18 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes.  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...

Arts & Entertainment

Sterling Chamber Players "The Mentoring Project"

  Sterling Chamber Players “The Mentoring Project” concert will be held June 23 beginning at 8 p.m. with a cash bar at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, students $5. All concerts held at 300 Senate Street. More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents The Princess & the Pea— Commedia Style

Join a band of loveable vagabond actors from Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) as they present The Princess and The Pea – Commedia Style, through June 19. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 10: 30 a. m. and 2 p. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 3: Smoke, smoke, smoke dat Cuban cigar

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...