New Evangelical Church in Irmo Offers Fellowship

Foundation Church at Dutch Fork opened in Irmo to offer a new and informal “come as you are” worship environment, says Rev. James Cubie. The congregation gathers on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at Northwest Family YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Road. More details can be found at, or on Facebook and Apple Podcasts via "Foundation Church at Dutch Fork."    

Veteran to Help Veterans with Special Limo Rides

Justin Angona, owner/operator of J&L Limousine Services, looks forward to chauffeuring American veterans for a National Guard special event at the Governor's Mansion on Nov. 21 partly to show respect to their military services and partly because Justin himself retired from the U.S. Army. Based in Lexington, Justin says he would be proud to assist other … Continued

Creatively Sailing into Chapin

The Arts Sail into Chapin is a community art project collaboration between the Crooked Creek Art League and Chapin city officials. It consisted of 13 free-standing aluminum sailboats artistically painted and embellished by local artists whose proposals were selected as the best among all submissions. Local businesses served as host sponsors of each piece. PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CROOKED … Continued

Columbia Offers ‘Spook-tacular’ Cemetery Event

Grab flashlights and join Historic Columbia and Elmwood Cemetery staffers for guided tours presenting some of Columbia’s eerie and peculiar past by the light of the moon on Oct. 10. The Spirits Alive! Cemetery Tours feature costumed tour guides, snacks and other Halloween-related activities. For more information, call 803.252.1770, ext. 23, or email PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF HISTORIC … Continued

Celebrating Resident Mermaids and Aqua Women

Columbia Scuba, SC and Jeep Rogers Family YMCA partnered to recently celebrate Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Women's Dive Day 2019 in the Midlands. Participants spoke of how independent and accomplished the experience made them feel and how they got to discover what's it's like to be a "part of that world." Photography by Hayden Davis and Clapper Captures  

Celebrating Fourth Annual Columbia’s Shrimp and Grits Fest

With plenty of great shrimp and grits on the menus of regional restaurants, it's interesting when they come together to compete to see whose is judged the best. One restaurant, The Grand, was named "Columbia's Best Shrimp and Grits" by a panel of judges. Additionally, the "People's Choice" division winner and creativity award went to Midlands' Modern Southern … Continued

Happy 25th, Lake Murray Association!

Lake Murray Association members, also called "The Voice of Lake Murray," recently observed the group's 25th anniversary. The association began in December 1993, with 150-plus attendees at its first meeting. In April 1994, the group officially organized as a nonprofit with elected officials. Among its goals are lake levels, safety, water quality, conservation and environmental or community matters. Photography by … Continued

Pups ‘n’ Pints

Have you participated in some slobbery fun at the new Pups 'n' Pints events hosted by The Venue? Every Friday, 6-9 p.m., dogs and diners can gather on their patio for live music and tap brews. 1624 Main St., Columbia

Lake Murray Sunsets Inspire

The rich colors of Lake Murray's natural beauty astounds residents and visitors alike. It routinely captures the attention of one local photographer who offers prints, greeting cards, photo mugs, throw pillows, water bottles and decorative plates with his images of Lake Murray and the surrounding Columbia area at Photography by William Copeland.

Taste of Lake Murray 2019 Funds Fireworks

With a purchased ticket for this year's Taste of Lake Murray annual event, attendees received food, drinks and live entertainment from two local bands, The Voltage Brothers and Tokyo Joe. All proceeds went toward supporting the Fourth of July fireworks to be held on Lake Murray. Photography courtesy of Capital City/Lake Murray Country