October 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Hospice specialist walks sacred journey with seriously ill children

Editor’s Note: World Hospice and Pal l iative Care Day is observed October 12 and National Hospice and Pal l iative Care Month is observed in November. More...

Palmetto Health Hospice sponsors Brett’s Rainbow Family Bereavement Camp

For the 21st year, Palmetto Health Hospice is sponsoring Brett’s Rainbow Bereavement Camp Saturday, October 26, at Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road., Blythewood, S. C. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Not a chip off the old block...when it comes to cooking

I’m just saying...

I have got to learn to cook southern style.  More...

The Modern Movie Experience

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

While living in action-packed Centreville, Alabama, we spent many Saturdays at the movie theatre. At least, I think we did. Memory is a strange thing. More...

Education

Satchel Ford principal kisses pig

The Satchel Ford Elementary School’s Walk for Life took place October 4. Students, teachers, and their families raised $8200 for the Palmetto Health Foundation. Each class had a goal of raising at least $100. More...

Gullah Gumbo: Stories and Songs of the Sea Islands

The Westwood High School Actors’ Theatre and Soaring High Dance Company are proud to present the premier performance, Gullah Gumbo: Stories and Songs of the Sea Islands! More...

Conder Elementary teachers Walk for Life

L.W. Conder Elementary teachers and family members shared in a moving experience as they teamed up for the annual Walk for Life campaign sponsored by Palmetto Health Foundation this past Saturday. More...

Sports

Vikings run over Richland Northeast

Spring Valley 6, Richland Northeast 0  at Spring Valley October 3, 2013   More...

Cavs win a 5-set classic with Spring Valley

The visiting Richland Northeast Cavaliers gutted out a five-set (22-25, 27-25, 18-25, 25-14, 15-13) victory over the Spring Valley Vikings Thursday, October 3.  More...

Heathwood girls win Highlander Classic

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders continued their magical run through the high school cross country ranks winning their third meet of the season ( They finished second twice, and third once in three other meets this year). More...

Arts & Entertainment

Name the 3-ton shark and celebrate the State Museum’s 25th anniversary

During the month of October, the South Carolina State Museum is marking its 25th anniversary by celebrating its rich history, naming its iconic three-ton model shark and hosting a 25th birthday party on Saturday, October 26.  More...

Columbia Classical Ballet’s international, 53-member award-winning company promises its most exciting season ever

For two decades, the Columbia Classical Ballet has been a shining light for dance in Columbia, the Midlands, and in the state. This year the company has reached a new level.  More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 6: Campobello Island

Campobello Island is located in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick just across the FDR bridge in the Bay of Fundy from Lubec, Maine, the eastern most town in the U.S. More...

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Public Notices

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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 More...

Legals

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Little known and uplifting story coming November 3

A largely unknown and uplifting event in the dark history of the Holocaust will be told through a concert that combines the musical forces of a full orchestra, a choir from Bulgaria, choirs from around the U.S., and soloists.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Your Voice, Your Paper

Send your opinions to MikeM@TheColumbiaStar.com!

The Republicans just don’t use their brains. If you give back pay to furloughed federal employees while they are at home looking at Time-Warner Cable, why not bring them back to work? More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Fire chasers  Dear Curmudgeons,  Is it just me or does it seem everyone is on their way to a fire these days? I’ve got so many people riding my bumper, I feel like I’m towing half the population. What’s the hurry? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres rezones two properties

At this month’s city council meeting October 8, representatives from two Forest Acres area schools presented proposals to change the zoning at the properties in which they operate.  More...

Residents save money on flood insurance

Richland County residents are receiving discounts of five percent or 10 percent on flood insurance due to the enhanced efforts by county officials to minimize the risks in floodprone areas. More...

Ninth Annual Neighborhood Planning Conference to be October 12

Join Richland County for the ninth annual Neighborhood Planning Conference featuring fair housing, matching grant successes, community gardening, and dealing with difficult neighborhood issues. More...

Business

Strictly Running moves to new location

Strictly Running, established in 1976 on Harden Street in Five Points, is moving to 2515 Devine Street. The former location of Palmetto Flooring offers three times the building space and a parking lot behind the store.  More...

Upstairs Audio celebrates anniversary

Ask most Columbians if they know Joseph Azar, and they’re likely to ask, “Isn’t he the guy who ran for city council?”  Yes, that’s Joseph Azar, a man who’s probably as famous for his many unsuccessful bids for More...

City Snippets

Wells Fargo Bank still tops in state   More...

Society

Encounters with law enforcement appeal to Nelson Mullins administrative assistant

Jennifer Lee arguably has had more encounters with local law enforcement in the past decade than any of her contemporaries.  More...

Columbia Baroque Soloists present Composing Women October 26

What better location than a women’s college for a concert featuring five Composing Women? More...

DAR honors Charlotte Berry

Columbia area philanthropist Charlotte Berry, right, accepts the coveted Community Service Award from USC DAR Chapter Regent Sylvia Waldron of Chapin during a recent meeting at the Governor’s Mansion. Gina McCuen nominated Berry for the award. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Sesquicentennial State Park will offer “Howl-O-Ween,” a Halloween dog event Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Two Notch Road. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.   More...

Meet The Explorers III: From Tookiedoo to Timbuktu

If you like adventure, exploration, and travel, you will enjoy Meet the Explorers II: From Tookiedoo to Timbuktu at the Richland Library, Sunday, October 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

Give perennial vegetables a turn

Stopping to smell the flowers

While adding cool-season food crops to your fall garden, consider including perennial vegetables too. More...

Star Chefs

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus   More...

Ancient technology weeps the necessary amount of water needed

A good sense for the environment and a desire to educate is a great place for a small for-profit business and not-for-profit organizations to meet. More...

Pets

Dogs riding in pickup truck beds is dangerous

You may see it quite often as you’re driving around town: dogs riding in the back of trucks. You might even know someone who does it. Why not? It seems so convenient to just load your dog up in the back and take them with you. More...

PAALS to host annual Poochapalooza Festival October 13

PAALS, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, will be bringing Poochapalooza to Saluda Shoals Park this Sunday, October 13. The festival will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Poochapalooza is a fun-filled family and dog friendly festival.  More...