Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C., celebrates 30th anniversary

 

Pioneering farm-to-table restaurant commemorates milestone with December specials It has been three decades since Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C. — one of Columbia’s longest-standing restaurants — first opened its doors, leading the charge to revitalize the capital city’s fine dining scene. Now celebrating its 30-year anniversary, Motor Supply has established itself as a…

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Women in Philanthropy holds its annual Leadership Breakfast on December 13

 

Women in Philanthropy (WIP), an affinity group of United Way of the Midlands, holds its annual Leadership Breakfast on Friday, December 13 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Palmetto Club. Kathy Izard, the award-winning author of The Hundred Store Home, will be the keynote speaker. “We have an outstanding speaker joining us at this…

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Top Grossing Movies – December 2, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 11/29/2019 to 12/05/2019 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Frozen 2 2  $85,977,773  $288,845,131 2 Knives Out 1  $26,769,548  $41,414,093 3 Ford v. Ferrari 3  $13,168,306  $81,031,328 4 Queen & Slim 1  $11,890,490  $16,000,790 5 A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood 2  $11,776,422  $34,291,766 6 21 Bridges…

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Tips for safe, online shopping this holiday season

 

With Cyber Monday just around the corner and the holiday season in full swing, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) wants to remind South Carolinians of safe online shopping tips. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 165 million consumers are expected to shop Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. Retail analyst eMarketer predicts that Monday will be the…

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The Sad Ballad Of Moses Corley

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Each Thanksgiving, I Remember Moses We all cross paths with a person we can’t forget. And so, a man by the beautiful name of Moses Corley lingers in my mind. If every life is a song, then Moses’s life was a sad, sad ballad. Moses worked as the janitor in the…

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Thanksgiving 2015

 

I wrote this essay on Thanksgiving morning after the flood of 2015. I know my mother is going to make us go around the room and tell what we’re thankful for before we eat our Thanksgiving lunch. I will probably take the easy route and say something lighthearted like, “I’m glad I didn’t have to…

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Top Grossing Movies – November 25, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 11/22/2019 to 11/28/2019 Rank Title Rating Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Frozen 2 PG 1  $130,263,358  $130,263,358 2 Ford v. Ferrari PG13 2  $15,730,678  $57,720,248 3 A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood PG 1  $13,251,238  $13,251,238 4 21 Bridges R 1  $9,250,117  $9,250,117 5 Midway PG13 3  $4,640,673…

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Join us at the Relic Room to Remember – and learn about – Pearl Harbor

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – “Remember Pearl Harbor!” Who could forget? It wasn’t just the “date that will live in infamy,” but the moment when America turned on a dime and was permanently transformed. We went instantly from being a nation of isolationists who didn’t want to hear about the problems of Europe and Asia, to a…

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Funerals Down South

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   “Lawdy, Miss Ruth, I don’t know when I enjoyed a funeral so much.” Whenever a funeral came up Mom repeated what this lady told her. I didn’t know the woman. She may have belonged to the Newberry Missionary Baptist Church or another church back home in Lincoln County, Georgia. I remember…

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My Dog Bruzer – He Trained Us Well

 

By Tammy Davis   Most dogs greet their humans at the door at the end of the day. Not my dog. My dog, Bruzer, plays hard to get. When we come in from school, we call to him and tell him we’re home. His response? Nothing. You would never know there was a dog in…

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Kick off the Holidays with Historic Columbia

 

Decorative house tours, classic carriage rides and breakfast with Santa heighten the holiday season Historic Columbia is the home for holiday traditions, and the new season of events is sure to bring back memories — and establish new ones. The Historic Columbia holiday season will officially kick off on Friday, Nov. 22 with historic holiday…

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Top Grossing Movies – November 18, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 11/15/2019 to 11/21/2019 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Ford v. Ferrari 1  $31,474,958  $31,474,958 2 Midway 2  $8,505,531  $34,896,304 3 Charlie’s Angels 1  $8,351,109  $8,351,109 4 Playing With Fire 2  $8,332,607  $25,280,431 5 Last Christmas 2  $6,493,930  $22,369,695 6 Doctor Sleep 2  $6,006,949  $24,865,108 7 The…

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The-Fluff-The-Straw Philosophy

 

By Tammy Davis   Old people call it fluffing the straw.  It’s a genius gardening hack for when your flower beds start to look bad.  You take a pitch fork, lift up the pine straw, give it a good shake, put it back down, and voila, your beds look good as new.  No need to…

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Return Of The Beavers

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   All these years later I still don’t know who is right, Uncle Joe or the beavers. I know one thing, though. The old mine hole, long filled by rain and a creek, is still going strong. A long time ago, men mined manganese on what is family land back in Georgia.…

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Top Grossing Movies – November 11, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 11/08/2019 to 11/14/2019 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Locs Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Midway 1 3,242  $17,897,419.00  $17,897,419.00 2 Doctor Sleep 1 3,855  $14,114,124.00  $14,114,124.00 3 Playing With Fire 1 3,125  $12,723,781.00  $12,723,781.00 4 Last Christmas 1 3,448  $11,441,055.00  $11,441,055.00 5 Terminator: Dark Fate 2 4,086  $10,808,236.00  $48,465,366.00 6…

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Little Dog Agency clients’ current specials and upcoming events

 

Wasabi Restaurant Group This November at Wasabi enjoy the Sushi Spotlight Roll of the Month, Aki Maki; enjoy crispy Kabocha squash, asparagus and shrimp on the inside topped with seared filet mignon, roasted artichoke, roasted garlic lemon aioli finished with chives. Stop by Mt. Pleasant or Daniel Island to purchase a Wasabi Gift Card for…

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Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Diabetes Dietary Guidelines

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   I recently met a woman who was overwhelmed with all the lifestyle changes she was told to make following her diabetes diagnosis. As a result, she wasn’t doing any of them. Her story made me sad. Healthy guidelines should inspire, not confuse or scare. If she had…

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Nature Never Sleeps

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   You and I are here just for a bit, and so are the things we build. Nature is here forever and she never sleeps. I can take you to a house that kudzu owns. You can see the powerline that runs into a towering mound of green leaves, but that’s it.…

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Columbia City of Women initiative announces call for nominations

 

Nominations for 2020 Honorees Due November 15, 2019 The Columbia City of Women initiative is now accepting nominations for 2020 honorees. Columbia City of Women is a partnership of Historic Columbia and WREN  (Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network), and was founded by former S.C. First Lady Rachel Hodges. Columbia City of Women will select honorees…

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Shared history of SC and Texas to be celebrated on day Gamecocks and Texas A&M clash on the gridiron

 

Can’t make it to College Station for the showdown between the Gamecocks and Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 16? Then come on out to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room for “Palmetto and Lone Star” day, a celebration of historical and cultural connections between the great states of South Carolina and Texas. It will be…

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Nominate a local family to receive a free Thanksgiving meal from Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

 

Sticky Fingers will provide full Thanksgiving meals to six families who are in need of a helping hand Sticky Fingers Ribhouse believes in the gift of giving back, so this Thanksgiving the restaurant will be giving free Thanksgiving meals to six families in need. As a way to help support the communities who have supported…

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Residents have better fire coverage in south Parker

 

Firefighters covering the southern portion of the Parker Sewer and Fire Subdistrict have relocated to 1 Medshore Way, which is near Mills Avenue in the Dunean community. They moved from Station 54 at 86 Allen Street after Parker leaders discovered structural issues several months ago. Modern fire trucks were too heavy for the fire house,…

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Top Grossing Movies – November 4, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 11/01/2019 to 11/07/2019 Rank Title Rating Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Terminator: Dark Fate R  $29,033,832  $29,033,832 2 Joker R  $13,500,116  $299,187,108 3 Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil PG  $13,090,680  $85,240,391 4 Harriet PG13  $11,676,720  $11,676,720 5 The Addams Family PG  $8,296,007  $85,092,007 6 Zombieland: Double Tap R  $7,424,626  $59,381,788…

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Why Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Hard – Plus a salmon recipe

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   A healthy lifestyle includes several parts: eating healthy, being physically active, getting good sleep, being mindful and managing stress. November kicks off the American Heart Association’s Eat Smart Month. It is a time to get inspired to make small changes in your diet that can have a…

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High Spirits Hospitality hires new vice president of sales and marketing

 

Holly Haraway is bringing her years of industry experience to the High Spirits Hospitality team as the new vice president of sales and marketing. A Greenville native, Haraway graduated from Furman University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. After working for six years at Republic National Distributing Co. as an on premise area manager,…

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Ruth’s Flower Shop

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Outside the artful placing of lilies, camellias, daffodils, and azaleas in vases, I never tried floral arranging. Thought about it but Clint Eastwood said, “A man’s got to know his limits.” As close as I got to professional flower arranging was a college job at Carolyn’s Flowers in Athens, Georgia. I…

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Too Many Lamars – Part Three

 

By Tammy Davis   Lamar Thomas – Part Three  (Part Two, click here) Time passed.  I had a job as a public information officer for one of the major school districts.  It wasn’t as fulfilling as teaching, but it wasn’t as heart-wrenching, either.  My student teaching experience had taken its toll. One Saturday, I was…

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A New Pair of Shoes – Lamar Thomas, Part Two

 

By Tammy Davis   Lamar Thomas* – Part Two  (Part One, click here) On our first day back after Christmas break, Lamar did something odd. He ran in, said hello, and then took his shoes off. He lined them up carefully beside his desk and then slip slided back out into the hall for a…

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South Carolina first steps is invited to present to the early childhood study committee

 

South Carolina First Steps will present about the activities of the state’s Early Childhood Advisory Council to the Early Childhood Study Committee in the Blatt Building (1105 Pendleton Street) at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 30. The Committee’s findings will be presented to the 2019 legislative session to make recommendations to the general assembly regarding the…

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South Carolina State Museum to offer free general admission for Fall Fest

 

Annual event will coincide with History Day Sat., Nov. 9 The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate fall by offering free general admission to all guests for Fall Festival and History Day, Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Fall Festival and History Day will feature a variety of barbeque, live bluegrass music from…

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Providence Health joins American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ initiative

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Heart disease and stroke affect everyone in this country—you, your neighbors and your loved ones. Often people will try to fight these diseases with radical fad diets and crazy exercise trends, but these are only temporary fixes. A long life of heart health requires lifelong habits, and…

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Free program at the Relic Room brings Civil War correspondent to life

 

Frank Vizetelly was a British correspondent who covered the American Civil War for The Illustrated London News from a decidedly Southern point of view. On Friday, Nov. 8, at noon at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia, Mr. Vizetelly will deliver a free public lecture about his wartime experiences. Or…

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Top Grossing Movies – October 28, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 10/25/2019 to 10/31/2019 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil 2  $19,369,877.0  $66,245,035.0 2 Joker 4  $19,248,035.0  $277,931,557.0 3 The Addams Family 3  $12,006,007.0  $73,101,705.0 4 Zombieland: Double Tap 2  $11,817,487.0  $47,217,760.0 5 Countdown 1  $8,865,082.0  $8,865,082.0 6 Black And Blue 1  $8,376,846.0  $8,376,846.0…

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Joe’s Place Bookstore will be closing their chapter at the end of 2019

 

After five years of being Greenville’s go-to place for rare, used, and new books, the owners of Joe’s Place Bookstore have announced that they will be closing at the end of the year. Owners Mary and Alix Bernard started the family-owned bookstore, Joe’s Place, as a tribute to Mary’s brother, Joe, who passed away unexpectedly…

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Let Your Cookware Multi-Task For You With This One-Skillet Lemon Chicken Dinner

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   WOW! It feels like we went full speed ahead right into busy season. That’s when homemade healthy food feels too challenging to fit in. But home-cooking CAN work even when life gets a little crazy. If you have multiple things going on at once, have your cookware…

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The Southern Studies Showcase

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The beautiful Edgefield pottery piece you see is a gift. I received it for speaking at the Southern Studies Showcase held recently in Edgefield. It makes for a symbolic gift. Edgefield and pottery go hand in hand with history. From Friday, September 20 through Saturday, September 21, the Southern Studies Showcase…

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Tongue Twisters and Student Teachers Part One – Lamar Thomas*

 

By Tammy Davis   Day One My supervising teacher went around and introduced each student. She didn’t let them do it.  She spoke for them. In five minutes, she labeled each kid.  He is a good worker; she’s not.  This one likes to talk too much; that one doesn’t talk at all. There was a…

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Two new exhibits continue Relic Room’s commemoration of the First World War

 

The exhibit dealing with the 30th Division’s experience on the Western Front in 1918 has ended, but the commemoration of the “Great War” is far from over at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. In fact, two different World War I exhibits will be on display at the same time, starting Nov.…

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Low Country current specials presented by Little Dog Agency

 

Ms. Rose’s Hosts Mimosas & Mutts Benefitting Dorchester Paws  Ms. Rose’s invites you and your favorite four-legged friends to Mimosas & Mutts Saturday, October 26 from 10am – 2pm to benefit Dorchester Paws! Enjoy $1 Mimosas, live music, housemade dog treats (available for purchase), local vendors such as Allies Adorables, Initials Inc, Kutie Kaps, Practically Perfect Vacations and so much more. All proceeds from the…

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The Three Witches of Hocus Pocus will fly on screen at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

 

The Classic Halloween Movie and Trick-Or-Treat Event will take place at [email protected] on October 29 It’s a classic movie that spans generations, alongside a fun event happening in the decorated backstage of Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College ([email protected]). Join us for a trick-or-treat path through the world of the movie’s Sanderson sisters, plus a…

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Can You Eat for Healthy Breasts? Plus a Recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Does a person’s eating habits impact his or her risk of breast cancer? Some studies that show eating fruits and veggies may slightly lower the risk of some types of breast cancer. Of special note in these studies are foods high in carotenoids which include carrots, squash,…

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Fall’s Unsung Colors

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   “I need to get out of the South. Fall here is no good.” A woman from California said that. I don’t get the criticism. Fall in the Kingdom of Grits can be mighty pretty. And even if fall color is flat now and then, four distinct seasons bless the South with…

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She Flies Through the Air….

 

By Tammy Davis   As walked into the aerial yoga class, I couldn’t help but wonder, “How the heck did I get myself into this?” I almost left when I realized I was the only student above 25 but decided to stick it out. I was good with the warm up and stretch that was…

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Top Grossing Movies – October 14, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore Week of 10/11/2019 to 10/17/2019 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Joker 2  $55,861,403  $193,590,190 2 The Addams Family 1  $30,300,007  $30,300,007 3 Gemini Man 1  $20,552,372  $20,552,372 4 Abominable 3  $6,072,235  $47,873,585 5 Downton Abbey 4  $4,881,075  $82,668,665 6 Hustlers 5  $3,887,018  $98,052,357 7 Judy 3  $3,217,960  $14,936,811 8…

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CCPL to open Baxter-Patrick James Island Library on Saturday, Nov. 2

 

 Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library, located at 1858 South Grimball Road, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.  “This facility offers the public access to the latest library resources, services and technology while providing features unique to…

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Health Your Grains Up with Farro

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Farro is one of my favorite ancient grains. Evidence shows it has been cultivated since as early as 10,000 BC, and it still is a popular ingredient in Italy. (It works well with that Mediterranean diet… you know the one that’s always at the top of the…

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Growl at the Moon this Halloween at the State Museum

 

Sixth Annual Signature Event Returns with Howling New Halloween Fun The State Museum will welcome guests to “Growl at the Moon” Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 – 10 p.m. The event will feature the debut of a new planetarium laser light show, new Haunted Virtual Reality experiences, live music from the Reggie Sullivan Band, Ghost Tours, a…

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A book review: An unlikely intersection of humanity… Dogs and Politicians

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   At first glance, the pairing may have seemed to be an odd juxtaposition of two authors on the Charleston Music Hall stage recently as they discussed their newly published books – one about dogs and one about politicians. It was a sold-out show. These writers’ careers as two of the best photographers…

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Rocking The Georgia Pines, Part Two

 

By Tom Poland   Editor’s Note: Parts of this column appear in the Sept./October issue of South Carolina Wildlife where Tom once served as managing editor. Part One, click here: https://whosonthemove.com/rocking-the-georgia-pines-part-one/   Back home, I picked beggar lice off my jeans for days. The sticky seeds had hitchhiked from Georgia to South Carolina, and they…

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Fire and Rain

 

By Tammy Davis   Everything That Matters Is Going to Be Alright When I was 18 my house burned down. I knew it was going to happen. I dreamed it. It was January and unusually cold for SC. Someone threw a blanket over me. The newspaper carrier drove me to our neighbor’s to get warm…

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