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Costume Designer Named Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 16, 2019Meet Maker & Costume Designer Margaret “Markie” GaddisColumbia, SC– A local artist, known for her true Renaissance personality, is sharing her talents with Richland Library and the community this fall. We’re excited to welcome Margaret “Markie” Gaddis as our next artist-in-residence, starting September 16. A South Carolina native, Markie is an artist, maker and costume designer. She has […]

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14 Richland One Seniors Named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

Fourteen Richland One high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Nationwide, more than 16,000 seniors are competing in this prestigious national program which awards scholarships to academically talented students. In this high- stakes competition, students will compete for 7,600 scholarships worth $31 million. Finalists will be selected in […]

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Discover Lexington

The Midlands’ Favorite Small Town! Lexington, South Carolina and its surrounding neighborhoods, farms and nearby Lake Murray, make up one of the most popular areas to live in Greater Columbia. A combination of small town charm, excellent schools and a wide variety of restaurants and shopping districts make it truly a community unto itself, although […]

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Richland School District Two Choice Fair

Tuesday December 3, 2019 (see end of article for Fair details) In 1991 Richland Two introduced its first magnet, The Learning Collaborative (TLC), a program for motivated and high-achieving students at Dent Middle School. Over the course of the past 20 years, the magnet offerings have grown to 39 unique and dynamic programs aimed at […]

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Columbia Area Parks Discover Our Parks Family Fun Things to Do Family Fun! Hiking and Walking Trails Lake Murray Uncategorized

Take to the Great Outdoors!

Saluda Shoals Park 5605 Bush River Road + 6071 St. Andrews Rd. | 803.772.1228Visit beautiful Saluda Shoals Park, a regional 480-acre park cozied up against the Saluda River, a favorite with fly-fishermen, kayakers, walkers and bird-watchers. The paved 3.4-mile Greenway Trail meanders through a shady, wooded area along the Saluda, with benches and river views […]

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Take a Day Trip to Lancaster, SC!

Landsford Canal State ParkStart your day of exploration at the Landsford Canal State Park, just 25 minutes outside Lancaster and 65 miles from downtown Columbia. Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, the park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835.  A flat, easy to walk […]

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Shopping

Shopping

Columbiana Centre  The largest enclosed mall in Columbia, includes well-known retailers like Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Michael Kors, Forever 21 and Victoria’s Secret.   Whether you’re searching for a special something or just want to spend the day exploring the hottest new items, visit Columbiana Centre and you’ll find just what you’re looking for. For unique-to-the-market […]

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SC Farm Fun

The South Carolina Agritourism Association’s Passport program for farms continues in 2019. Visit the participating farms and collect stamps to win Certified South Carolina items! To get started, pick up your booklet at any of the farms listed on scfarmfun.org! Here are a few that are nearby: Fox Trot Farm5066 Rowell Rd Lancaster, SC 29720 | 803-804-3541 […]

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Discover Riverbanks Zoo

The Riverbanks Zoo has been one of Columbia’s most popular attractions since opening its gates in April of 1974. In the four decades since, the zoo has provided the Columbia populace a spectacular platform to connect with wildlife from all corners of the globe. This world-class zoo features more than 2,000 animals on display, representing […]

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