For 35 years members of St. Vincent de Paul Society, named for the patron saint of all works of charity, have given to the homeless in Columbia.”No one thinks about the homeless around Christmas time,” said Robert Keeder, Vice-President, Basilica of St. Peter St. Vincent de Paul Society in Columbia. “We atContinue Reading

Dr. Todd Crump spoke recently to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. He serves as an Emergency Physician at Lexington Medical Center. Dr. Crump discussed his experiences with Covid patients. Later, he described some of the work the free clinic does in the community. Dr. Crump has treated hundreds ofContinue Reading

Top Memory Boosting Habits The new year undoubtedly brings new goals and new wishes for this new beginning. This year, why not set your goals on keeping your brain healthy and resilient? Lucky for us, the brain is a muscle that can be strengthened with practice. Try these top tipsContinue Reading

The S.C. Chapter of Federal Bar Association is giving back to food banks this holiday season. S.C. Chapter President Janet Brooks Holmes and President-elect Beattie Ashmore presented Harvest Hope Food Bank with a check for more than $10,000. Board members voted unanimously December 3 to roll out the campaign toContinue Reading

On December 11, the St. Andrews Optimist Club hosted speaker Brian Haley, Fire Marshal for the Irmo Fire District. He described some of the fire department’s ongoing community service initiatives and touched on new challenges facing the department. When an Irmo citizen makes a 911 call, more likely than not,Continue Reading

The Board of Directors at Senior Resources held its 53rd Annual Meeting virtually December 10 to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and recognize the support of several key community partners. The FY2020 Annual Report was also presented at the meeting and can be viewed online at seniorresourcesinc.org/annual-report. OfficersContinue Reading

Recognizing many families face increased difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion Energy continued its annual Good Neighbor Fund Christmas Project to help those in need across the Midlands. The 37th annual event at the company’s Cayce operations center looked very different from previous years as volunteers followed recommended safety protocols,Continue Reading

It is undeniable that Covid-19 has prompted  a number of changes, both in everyone’s private lives and in the corporate world. That was the springboard for remarks St. Andrews Optimists heard from Troy Simpson, VP, Member Services for Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative. Rather than describing the nuts and bolts of theContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia has introduced At-Home Virtual Morning Camps this December for ages 6 – 11, sponsored by AFLAC. The daily morning camps will focus on a different theme for each session, including natural history, astronomy, art, S.T.E.A.M and more. Campers can participate on their ownContinue Reading

The tenth annual “Operation Spread the Joy” (OSJ) campaign is once again collecting items to distribute Christmas Eve morning to Columbia’s homeless. OSJ volunteers are available now through December 20 at two drop-off locations throughout the Midlands to accept contributions: Debi & Co. Salon, 2401-B Dutch Fork Road in Chapin,Continue Reading

Bank of America has named Senior Resources a Neighborhood Champion, in recognition of their work to advance economic mobility in Columbia. This recognition includes $50,000 in grant funding and virtual leadership training from experts in the nonprofit sector. The Neighborhood Champions program is invitation-only for nonprofits who have demonstrated strongContinue Reading