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…

Get Growin’: Embrace the Shade in Your Garden

Article provided by: Wingard’s Nursery Unless you’ve lived in the Midlands in July and August there’s no way to describe “hot” other than blistering, all day, bake in the sun heat! As South Carolinians, we’re always on the lookout for a lush, shady hideaway in our gardens. Here at Wingard’s Market, we want to help…

Home Sweet Motorhome

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. In fact, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, sales are better than they’ve been in four decades! This trend is due in part to active Baby Boomers, with their newfound disposable incomes, who are looking to travel like they couldn’t before while working or…

The Super Cool Grandparents Guide

Purple Martin Tour: On this 2 hour sunset cruise to Bomb Island aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray yacht, you and your grandchild will experience over 750,000 purple martin birds circling above the island catching bugs for dinner and landing for the night; a trip your grandchild will never forget! Tours take place in July…

Day Trippin’: Spartanburg, SC

Spend a day this spring visiting Spartanburg, a thriving city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; home to charming plantations, an historic downtown, the BMW production plant, shopping, and creative cuisine. Spartanburg is a straight 93 miles north-west, about an hour and a half drive up I-26 West from Columbia. Musgrove Mill State…