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a guide to 4th of july celebrations around columbia 2015

2015 Guide to 4th of July Celebrations Around Columbia

Columbia 28th Annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015 Time: 7:30 p.m. (only performance time with tickets still available) Location: First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Cost: Free, but must reserve tickets in advance by calling (803) 256-4251 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets must be […]

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“Best of” Summer Activities to Keep Kids Occupied

Summertime is full of fun, sun, long afternoons … and lots of free time. After awhile, the kids become antsy (and let’s face it, so can mom). To help ward off summertime boredom, check out our “best of” ideas to keep your children entertained in (and out of) the capital city. Kid-Friendly Day Trips From […]

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Savoring Summer, AC and All

The trouble with being a writer is that all the stupid things you’ve ever said are out there in the ether, just waiting to embarrass you. Take a column I wrote in 2003, in which I bragged that I was too cool for air-conditioning. I considered it a barrier between me and authenticity (yes, I […]

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Summer Rewards for Moms

One of the first things we do when school ends and summer starts is sign up for the summer reading program at our local library. The kids get charts that they can fill out with colors or stickers for time spent reading. Even non-readers in our family get their own chart, and receive a sticker […]

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Child drawing a smiling sun on a sandy beach, with beach towel, starfish and flip flops (studio shot - warm color and directional light are intentional).

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List 2015 :: Over 100 Things to Do in Columbia

Summer vacation is officially up and running in our house. While my toddler is not yet school age, she did go to a Mother’s Morning Out program two mornings a week. To say Nora loves “school” is an understatement. She absolutely adores it and the past two weeks without her teachers have been, well, not […]

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The Best Free (and Almost Free) Activities for Kids in Columbia

The Best FREE (and almost free) Summer Activities for Kids in Columbia

The last school bell’s finally rung, the last mad morning rush has passed, the bookbags are hung up til August. It’s 99 degrees with 99% humidity. Summer’s finally here, and it’s still awesome – those golden weeks before the boredom sets in, before you’re climbing the walls and counting the days til school starts. Keep […]

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