Ride The Soda Cap Connector! and win $125 in gift cards!

After all these years of traffic, and driving, and traffic, and driving, and car repairs, and driving… aren’t we all a bit tired of the routine?  Why don’t we, as 50+ers, embrace our public transit? Let me guess… it seems like a bother. Where does it go? Probably nowhere I need to go… Is it…

Daytrip to Newberry

Town Green and Newberry Opera House (photo courtesy of City of Newberry) Newberry South Carolina is a short drive up I-26, and is surprisingly a great way to spend a day.  Surprisingly because it doesn’t get a lot of publicity, and yet has a lot to offer a couple or a group of friends looking…

Wellness times Seven: A Formula for Success

Submitted by Cindy Johnson, Columbia Presbyterian Community Today’s quiz: How many kinds of “wellness” are there, and which  are the most important? Surprisingly, wellness can be divided into seven dimensions. All seven are important, all contribute to enjoyment and satisfaction in life. The biggest surprise: one actually outweighs all the others in importance, and it…

Shaggin’ Thursdays at The Woody

Thursdays at The Woody in the Vista Join in the fun at Shaggin’ Thursdays at The Woody in the Vista! They rotate some of the best Shag DJ’s in the state to play all your favorite Shag tunes every Thursday night. So if you love to Shag or have ever wanted to learn, Thursdays at…

In Your Garden: The Scoop on Bird Feeders

Bird feeders offer the best way to turn your own backyard into a mini oasis for the wild birds in your area. They’re usually filled with a variety of seeds to suit the different species of our feathered friends. The most popular types of seed include millet, safflower, sunflower, and thistle. Apart from satisfying the…

There’s Lots to Do at The SC State Farmer’s Market!

// Fresh Edibles // The South Carolina Department of Agriculture works hard to promote the business of feeding us. The agency aids farmers in many aspects of food production and marketing, and the State Farmers Market on US Highway 321 in West Columbia is a big marketing tool for South Carolina’s small farmer. Depending on…

Super Cool: Adventures with Grandkids

Sweet Spots! Spoil them with a trip to these favorite local candy shops! The Peanut Man Candy & Nut Co. has three locations in Columbia – downtown in The Vista, Ballentine/Irmo, and Village at Sandhill (Fernandina Rd. coming soon), so wherever you and the grandkids happen to be, you can stop in for chocolate, popcorn,…

Learning Something New

Historic Columbia 803.252.7742 historiccolumbia.org Historic Columbia is a non-profit organization that focuses on preserving Columbia’s wealth of historic properties and artifacts, and educating the public on local history. They offer year-round workshops geared towards helping citizens form a better understanding of the world around them in ways that are both entertaining and educational. Richland County Public…

Daytrippin’: Summerville, SC

Nicknamed “The Flowertown in the Pines”, Summerville is home to a historic downtown area and charming Main Street, all set against the lush backdrop of pine forests, blooming azaleas and bountiful green spaces in this Lowcountry paradise. Art Gallery Browse the shop-lined streets of the historic downtown and pop into Art Central Gallery, a Summerville…

Let’s Get Fit After Fifty!

Stretching/Balance Activities Senior Resources, Inc. Bishop Avenue Wellness Center 6429 Bishop Avenue | 803.252.7734 Senior Resources, a non-profit organization, has four community Wellness Centers, in Columbia, Blythewood, Eastover and Hopkins. The Wellness Centers host physical fitness programs and other activities daily. At the Bishop Avenue Wellness Center in Columbia, classes include Walking, Stretching, Balance and…