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Charlene Slaughter

Columbia SC Holiday Shopping Guide

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…

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A Koger Center Night Out

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…

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Tailgating the Plant-Based Way in Columbia SC

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…

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The Mature Traveler’s Guide to Columbia SC

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…

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Meet Columbia SC: Chris Williams

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…

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Black History in Columbia SC

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…

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A Season of Thanks

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…

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24 Hours in Lexington

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…

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