Lexington-Richland School District Five is set to host its second district Magnet Fair on Thursday, January 4, 2023, providing families within the district a valuable opportunity to explore the diverse elementary magnet and choice offerings available at several schools. The in-person Magnet Fair will take place at the Center forContinue Reading

Got books? The Friends of the Irmo Branch Library at 6251 St. Andrews Road will accept donations of used books and media this Saturday, May 13, from 9 am to 1 pm. Books may be dropped off curbside at the side entrance to the library, where Friends volunteers will assistContinue Reading

Wingard’s Market Wildlife Specialist Zach Steinhauser has announced the opening of his new business, The Carolina Safari Company (CSC), where he will lead guided tours of the unique southeastern landscapes and wildlife. The next upcoming adventure is a Coastal Fossil Hunt in Charleston March 25. “I love being able toContinue Reading

Sheriff Leon Lott attends as special guest speaker By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Legendary Midlands-area karate instructor and nationally acclaimed tournament fighter Mike Genova hosted an hour-long women’s self-defense seminar at Genova Family Karate Studio in Elgin, Monday, Feb. 27. Not the first such seminar that has been held atContinue Reading

More than 778,000 South Carolinians hide a secret: They can not read. Turning Pages SC, an adult literacy council, helps those secret keepers live a better life. Most people in the council’s free programs say they felt pushed through school without ever learning to read. “Everyday activities are hard forContinue Reading

A community family picnic will be held September 17 from 11 am to 3 pm at Woodmen of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. There will be food from Tim’s Catering, music from Time Pirates, a bounce house, a mini playground, and swimming in Lake Murray. Bring a lawnContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold its 2023 high school graduation ceremonies Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1 at the Colonial Life Arena. Chapin High School: May 31 at 8:00 a.m. Dutch Fork High School: May 31 at 12:00 p.m. Irmo High School: May 31 at 4:00 p.m. SpringContinue Reading

Artist Lindsay Radford Wiggins’ show, Stardust, will be featured at the hallway gallery at 701 Whaley Street in Columbia July 10 – August 27. The public is invited to view the artwork and meet the artist, as well as buy original works and prints during a reception on July 10Continue Reading

Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is once again partnering with the Town of Chapin to create public art to beautify a public space. “The Arts Trail through Chapin” will be a highly visible multi-part public art display featuring a community scavenger hunt and auction culminating at the 2021 Chapin LaborContinue Reading

Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, announces that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S. during its ninth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Nearly 750 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are inviting local familiesContinue Reading