Author: Charlene Slaughter

Columbia SC Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Shopping for holiday gifts can be daunting. What do you buy for the person who as everything? We’ve put together gift ideas in some unexpected spaces here in Columbia SC that can help make this year’s giving special. Souvenirs One of the cool things about Columbia is that our favorite attractions...

A Koger Center Night Out

Friday, October 21, 2022 9:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Who doesn’t love seeing a great show! In Columbia, we are fortunate to have The Koger Center for the Arts right here in our backyard. From concerts to Broadway shows to comedy relief, there’s a show to fit every mood. So why not make a night out of it! Here are some of our favorite suggestions to...
When most people think of the South Carolina State Fair, exhibits, fair food, rides and farm animals often come to mind. But there’s so much more. In keeping with this year’s theme of “To the Fair and Beyond,” here are some new and unexpected finds at the fair this year. Sensory Friendly Morning...
When you think about tailgating, staples like burgers, hot dogs and chicken or even charcuterie boards come to mind. But what if you don’t eat meat or dairy? Don’t worry, Columbia has you covered. Here are some local restaurants with take-out ready tailgate food to satisfy the plant based crowd....
It’s been a couple decade since I’ve seen my 20’s. The things I do for enjoyment have certainly changed and evolved. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still living my best life, but that looks different for me now than it did before. Luckily, this region is full of fun and activities for every visitor. Here...

Meet Columbia SC: Chris Williams

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Chef Chris Williams says cooking has always been a part of him. He’s been in the kitchen since he was nine years old, getting paid to cook since he was 15 and even when he was working in other professions, his life has always centered around food. The newly named South Carolina Chef Ambassador is...

Black History in Columbia SC

Monday, February 21, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

African American history and culture permeates throughout the Columbia region. From storied histories to the food scene, art and music, there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month in the heart of South Carolina. Here are a few suggestions. History From the Reconstruction Era to Civil...

Basketball Game Days in Columbia SC

Friday, January 21, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Make no mistake about it, Columbia SC is a basketball town. Home to a national champion women’s basketball team, led by a Hall of Fame Coach with a statue of Lady Gamecock legend, hometown hero and WNBA star Aja Wilson perched outside Colonia Life Arena (CLA), women certainly run the court in this...