After nearly 18 months of construction, Richland Library is reopening the doors to its Southeast location on Friday, April 12. The roughly 19,000 square-foot structure, located at 7421 Garners Ferry Road, offers customers enhanced spaces, such as: A Covered Courtyard Part...
Whether you're new to South Carolina or have spent your entire life here, you know we count the minutes until spring arrives. The second the temperature drops below 70 degrees in October, we're ready for our "warm" weather back...
Strawberries ... my family’s most favorite fruit, and really, their favorite treat of the entire spring! We love all kinds of berries, but strawberries are the best, especially the ones that are locally grown and oh so sweet. After living...
The holidays are over. The weather is unpredictable and you're saving up for your Spring Break vacation. And … the kids are bored. Here are some inexpensive activities to entertain your kids without breaking the bank. Skateland This roller skating fun...
April is the Month of the Military Child. It’s a chance to celebrate children all across the nation who themselves make daily sacrifices and overcome many challenges. Military children deal with deployments, moving every couple of years, changing schools, and...
Here comes Peter Cottontail! From Easter egg hunts to visits with the bunny, there's plenty of holiday fun happening around the Midlands! So grab your basket and go explore the best Columbia has to offer! Meet the Easter Bunny at...
Spring Break will be here before you know it! Not planning a big family trip? Try these ideas for things to keep the kiddos entertained and happy during their time off from school.  10 Things to Do at Home and...
How familiar are you with the origins of St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, is not only the impetus behind the Christian movement in Ireland, but is also known for driving the snakes out of Ireland....
As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in the Columbia area is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer makes many think of ice cream, parks and water play we KNOW as moms...
Columbia, South Carolina will be a site for the first and second rounds of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena March 21-24, 2019. It’s the first time since 1970 that the tournament will be played in...
South Carolina boasts 47 state parks and with the capital city being smack in the middle of the state, every one of them could be a day trip. When we polled our readers, we found Oconee and Edisto to be among...
St. Patrick's Day has always been a part of my life. When I was young, I hunted leprechauns. My friends and I ran around the playground at school - brown grocery bags flying behind us. The younger students understood that...
Since I was a little kid, St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my FAVORITE holidays. My (big fat) Irish family never misses an opportunity to party, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! Ireland may be my...
Ah, October. Finally, the temperatures have dipped to make outdoor activities slightly more bearable than they were a month ago. In addition to milder days spent at the zoo, the park, and the Riverwalk, October also means fun seasonal...
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We would be delighted to have you as our guest at FIRST! This congregation has been opening its doors to thousands of Columbia families...