New 1850s-Inspired Train Exhibit Museum Opens

Staffers of the Blythewood Historical Society Museum opened a new Train Room exhibit. The exhibit features a 3-D mural created by renowned South Carolina artist Harold Branham, depicting the 1850s-era Blythewood train depot. Also on display are artifacts from the original Blythewood train station, including a telegraph machine and iron rail line. Photography by Gary Ward, courtesy of the … Continued

Dining On The Dam

Tickets for Dining On The Dam, which will be hosted on April 5, 2020, were on sale for $110 each. Tickets include event entry, specialty event cup and all food, as well as beer, wine and cocktails. Guests could purchase a maximum of six tickets per order. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Who's planning to … Continued

Lake Murray Lifestyle Supports Chamber Fall Golf Fundraiser

Lake Murray Lifestyle proudly sponsored a hole at the sold-out Greater Lexington Chamber Fall Golf Classic at Golden Hills Golf & Country Club, with proceeds from the contests held at the hole benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Palmetto Chapter. 

The Brent Downing Group Hosts Victorious USC Event for Clients

Every year, Brent Downing invites real estate clients to an appreciation event, complete with tailgate and USC football game. This fall, 200-plus enjoyed a catered barbecue buffet followed by a USC victory over Kentucky! As a top-producing real estate team in the Midlands for the past six years, The Downing Group can be reached at 803.381.8950.

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