COVID-19 Resource

We’re all for supporting our local restaurants by purchasing takeout. But rather than hunkering down over the steering wheel with that fried chicken sandwich, how about enjoying the great outdoors while maintaining distance from others? Luckily, four of our favorite outdoor spots remain open for a...

Small Businesses Step up to Help

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Even in the midst of struggling to make ends meet, our small businesses are showing enormous strength for both themselves and the community. Several businesses have gone beyond serving customers. If you’re an essential worker or someone who has lost your job due to current circumstances, this list...

Zoom Backgrounds

Friday, April 17, 2020 3:00 PM

While we certainly didn't expect that Zoom would be the next happy hour hot spot, we are here for the continued camaraderie. Whether you're a local or a visitor wishing you could come see this capital city, here are some custom Zoom backgrounds to make your next happy hour (or brunch or dinner or...

Keep Columbia Strong: Support Local

Monday, April 13, 2020 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

There’s no question about it, our local businesses are the heart of our community, and now more than ever they need our support. If you want to help, but you don’t know where to start, we have several suggestions for how we can be the biggest cheerleaders of local businesses. Spread the Love One of...

Columbia SC in Bloom

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

Springtime is one of the most glorious seasons in Columbia, but sometimes it takes slowing our pace a bit to appreciate its true splendor. With folks spending more time in their yards and on walks, it’s the perfect time to learn more about the plants that make up the Columbia landscape, and maybe...

Scrub-a-Dub: Wash Your Hands to These Local Songs

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

If there are two things we can all get behind these days, it's supporting local and staying healthy. While you could continue to sing Happy Birthday for the thousandth time while sudsing up those hands, we recommend something a bit more real. Try these local songs to make your twenty seconds a bit...