Global expedition leader says “big announcement” planned for the 5th annual event By Alex Junes-Ward COLUMBIA, S.C. – Global Eco Adventures, Inc. (GEA) will host its 5th annual ECO BALL at Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Wed. evening, Apr. 22 – Earth Day 2020 – and will present awards for Environmental Champion of the Year, Environmental LegislatorContinue Reading

By Steve Bell, Lake Watch columnist In early June of 2019, Lake Watch noticed what appeared to be “excessive” shoreline clearing within the 75’buffer on Lot 5, Key Island Cove on Lake Murray. This lot is part of a parcel known as the “Byrum Tract”. The tract was approved forContinue Reading

A New Year is kicking into full swing at the Newberry Opera House. The Opera House’s season traditionally runs from August to early June so events for the first half of 2020 are already on sale. With so many unique performances to choose from, the Opera House encourages you toContinue Reading

The 2020 Columbia Boat Show will showcase 16 boat dealers and more than four dozen exhibitors at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds February 7 – 9. Hundreds of boats will be on display as dealers bring their boats that are perfect for recreation, sport, fishing, and more. Come to theContinue Reading

Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, opening this Saturday, January 18, at the South Carolina State Museum. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur ConanContinue Reading

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Leadership Lexington County (LLC) is celebrating 25 years of developing leaders in the community. The 34 member class of 2019 graduated on January 9. Over the past 25 years, here is Leadership Lexington County by the numbers: 813 Total Graduates of LLC (1995-2019) 2019 Service Project raised over $80,000 toContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold its 2020 Teacher Recruitment Event on Feb. 1 to give jobseekers an opportunity to learn more about schools and services in the district and talk one-on-one with administrators. Registration is now open for the event, which will be held at the Center for theContinue Reading

Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands and Girl Scouts of the USA have launched the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Season. Girl Scouts from across the United States become entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures. This season, Girl Scouts is announcing a sweetContinue Reading

January 20 – 11 – 3 pm, FREE COGNITIVE SCREENINGS Every wonder, “Is my forgetfulness part of normal aging or is it more?” Johnsie Douglas, MEd, LPC, with Right at Home will be on hand to administer the Saint Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMS), a widely used and briefContinue Reading

The Greater Columbia Rose Society will be holding its first meeting of the New Year January 19. The meeting will be held at Prisma Health Richland Hospital 9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Room 130 at 3 pm. Guest Speaker Bill Patterson, Owner of Roses Unlimited will speak on the differentContinue Reading