Author: Charlene Slaughter

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...

Ways to Celebrates MLK Day in Columbia SC

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Columbia SC will celebrate the life of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art, music, service and activism. Here are some ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. King Day at the Dome The annual event, usually held at the South Carolina State House, will move to a virtual...

A Season of Thanks

Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

As we prepare to welcome guests, prepare meals and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, there are many reasons to show and share gratitude. From being in the presence of family and friends to health and safety to the atmosphere, grit and charm that make up the fabric of the region, this is the season...

24 Hours in Lexington

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

The town of Lexington is full of personality and charm with a mix of old and new, and a traditional yet quirky vibe. Here are a few must visits while you’re in town. Start with Sips Second Wave Coffee and Books definitely fits into the unexpected category. With freshly brewed coffee, sweet treats,...

Meet Columbia SC: Javier Uriate

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Chef Javier Uriarte says though the food he serves at his restaurant is Peruvian inspired, it is absolutely akin to the comfort food Southerners love. Comfort is not a portion or a style, he said. It’s a feeling. The chef/owner of Ratio in Northeast Columbia carved out a space for his tapas style...
While visitors to Columbia are only here for a while, there is a way to take part of the region back home with you. Columbia is full of garden shops and nurseries specializing in everything from tropical plants to heirloom varieties. Here are a few of our favorites. Cayce Farmer’s Market If you’re...

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

On the Water Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many waterways by boat, kayak or along walking trails. Palmetto Outdoor Center is open for tube and kayak rentals. Float downstream for three miles, or see the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily on the Spider Lily Kayak tour. Explore the...