Our Advertisers

To make it easier for you- and send thanks to them- we’ve provided a simple directory of the wonderful advertisers on Cola Daily and 94.3 FM The Dude – all three working together as the media center for your community.

You can click on their names to go to their websites, too!

1801 Grille – Food, Restaurant
321 Auto Sales – Auto Sales, Used
529 Future Scholars – College Savings Plan

All American Heating and Air – Heating, Air Conditioning
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
– Food, Restaurant
Ameris Bank – Financial institution

Backyard Cafe West Columbia – Food, Restaurant
Barron’s Outfitters – Retail, outdoor
Bart Fireside – Home Improvement, Outdoor entertainment
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor – Music Store, Instruments
Bistro on the Boulevard – Food, Restaurant
Black Water Marine – Boating
Bouknight Pumps – Water Treatment
Building Industry Association of Central SC
Burgin Roofing – Roof Replacement, Repairs

Carts Plus – Golf Carts
Caughman’s Meat’n Place
Central Glass of SC – Glass Replacement
Central Heating & Air – Heating/Air Conditioning -Heating, Air Conditioning
CertaPro Painting – Home Improvement
Certified SC Grown – Agriculture, Special Events
Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals – Event Rentals
Clayton Homes – Real Estate
Clean Sweep Chimney Sweep – Cleaning; chimney services
Closet Factory – Storage, renovations
Coldwell Banker – Real Estate, Broker
Columbia Fireflies– Sporting Event
Columbia Police Department – Law Enforcement
Cool Care Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning
Crossfit Optimize – Gym, Fitness, Health

Davis Orthodontics– Dentist, Orthodontist
Deserved Comfort Housekeeping – Cleaning; Home & Office
Devine Street Association – Merchants Association, Special Events
Doc’s Furniture – Retail; furniture, appliances
Dust to Dust Cemetery – Burial Services

Essex Homes – Real Estate
Exceed Real Estate School – Real Estate, Education

First Response – Disaster restoration, remediation
Five Points Association – Merchants Association, Special Events

Galeana Kia – New & Used Auto Sales
Gardener’s Outpost – Garden Center, Nursery
Gentle Dentistry of Lexington – Dental services
Glowout Salon – Salon, Stylist, Tanning
Great Southern Homes – Real Estate
Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber – Merchants Association, Special Events

Hammond School – K-12, education
Herndon Chevrolet – Automotive sales; new & used

Icehouse Amphitheater – Special Events
Inn at USC (Wydham) – Lodging, Hospitality
Insurance Management Group – Insurance Services

Jim Hudson Auto Group – New & Used Auto Sales
JT’s Auto Group – Automotive sales; new & used

Kennel Care – Pet Boarding, Grooming
Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Golf resort, Spa, Recreation
Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles – Restaurant

Larry Lucas Agency – State Farm agency
Lexington Automotive – Automotive sales; used
Lexington Discount Homes – Mobile Homes
Lexington Guns & Shooting Range – Guns; shooting range
Lexington Medical Center – Medical, Hospital
Liberty Tax Service – Tax preparation
Little Pigs BBQ – Food, Restaurant
Lizards Thicket – Food, Restaurant
Love Plumbing, Air & Electrical – Heating, Air Conditioning, Electrical

McDaniels Auto Group – Car Dealer
McDonnell & Associates – Law Firm
Meetze Plumbing – Plumbing
Mercer House Estate Winery – Winery
Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative – Utility
Mid State Roofing – Construction; roofing
Midlands Media Group – Media, Broadcasting
Minnie’s Auto Repair – Auto Repair
Mo’s House of Pizza – Food, Restaurant
Modern Exterminating – Pest Control
Mungo Homes – Real Estate

National Safety Council – Not for Profit
Northside Christian Academy – K-12 education

Old Mill Brew Pub – Food, Restaurant
On Call Plumbing, Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing

Palmetto State Armory – Retail; Gun Shop & Shooting Range
Panera Bread – Food, Restaurant
Pawmetto Lifeline – Animal Rescue, Adoption
Phillips Market Center – Event Space
Pitt Stop – Gas Station

Rhoten’s Country Store– Retail
Richland County– County
Ricky’s Auto & Tire Center – Automotive repair
Rita’s Italian Ice – Restaurant
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden – Zoo
Roper Staffing – Employment Services; Staffing
Rosewood Market & Deli – Grocery, Specialty Foods
Royal Automotive Techs – Automotive Repair

SC Department of Motor Vehicles – State Dept.; Licenses, Registrations
SC Education Lottery – State Dept.; Gambling, Educational Scholarships
SC State Museum 
SC Philharmonic-Performing Arts
STS Auto Sales and Repair
– Automotive 
Salty’s Board Shop – Retail, Shopping
Save a Lot – Grocery Store
Schlotzsky’s – Restaurant
Scott’s Furniture – Furniture, Mattresses
Scottie’s Cafe & Grill – Food, Restaurant
Security Federal Bank – Banking
Schroeder’s Towing – Towing Services
Sink Law Firm – Law Firm
Sinus Center of South Carolina – Medical
SleepMed, Inc. – Medical/Research
Soda City Gymnastics 
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & War Museum-Museum
South Carolina Department of Agriculture– Special Events
Spa 131– Spa
Spirit Communications – Telecommunications
Stanick Sheet Metal & Roofing – Construction; Roofing
Stone River – Event Space
Sumter Opera House – Entertainment

The Casual Pint – Food, Restaurant
The Loaded Patriot – Restaurant
The Melting Pot – Restaurant
The Muffler Shop – Auto Parts, Repair
Tombo Grill – Restaurant
Tony’s Pizzalicious– Restaurant
Top Dogs – Restaurant 
Township Auditorium
– Venue
Trustus Theater– Theaters, Plays, Musicals
Tupelo Grove Events– Florist

Vacuum Center – Home Improvement
Vista Guild – Special Events
Vista Smiles – Dental services

WACH-TV – Television Station
Walton’s Automotive – Automotive repairs
Whitehall TV – Television Repair, Sales
Wilson Auto Sales – Automobile Sales, New & Used
Wingate by Wyndham: Lexington – Hotel
Wingard’s Market – Retail,  Garden Center, Gifts, Produce
Windermere Club-Golf Course
WKTC-TV – Television Station

YMCA of Columbia-Wellness Club

Zesto’s of West Columbia – Food, restaurant

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Dec
15
Sat
Founding Feathers: Extinction and Conservation of Southern Birds @ McKissick Museum
Dec 15 2018 @ 8:30 am – Jun 30 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Undergraduate students Maddie Colvin and Karli Sinclair have teamed up to curate McKissick Museum’s newest exhibition. What started as a group project in a University classroom has been transformed into an educational museum exhibition on extinct and endangered birds. Showcasing three heartbreaking extinction stories: the ivory billed woodpecker, the Carolina parakeet, and the passenger pigeon, the exhibitions also brings to light the conservation efforts inspired by their disappearance. Their legacy sparked the beginning of conservation efforts around the United States including the successful conservation of the Bald Eagle. This 3rd floor lobby exhibition will open December 15th and run until June 30, 2019, featuring objects from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the Museum of York County, the South Carolina State Museum and more.

Jan
4
Fri
Arsenic and Old Lace @ Town Theatre
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm

Mortimer Brewster is a happy man – holds a steady job and is recently engaged. He is excited to share the news of his upcoming nuptials with his sweet spinster aunts. But upon learning that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years, his world goes topsy-turvy. When Mortimer’s brother Jonathan returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury their newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé – all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. An uproarious farce, Arsenic and Old Lace is certainly a play that gives the word “hospitality” a bad name!

Chip Collins (The Game’s Afoot, Million Dollar Quartet) plays Mortimer who seemingly has it made until he learns the truth about his aunts, Abby and Martha. Veteran actresses Kathy Hartzog (Driving Miss Daisy, Always…Patsy Cline) and Leah McNeely Tudor (Singin’ in the Rain, Annie Get Your Gun) take on the roles of the sweet little old ladies who love to entertain! Adding additional mayhem is brother Teddy portrayed by Corey Langley (Beauty and the Beast), brother Jonathan played by Town newcomer, Michael Sugar, and Dr. Einstein, in the capable hands of Bill DeWitt (My Fair Lady, White Christmas). Sarah Strobolakos (You Can’t Take It With You) plays Mortimer’s love interest, Elaine, with Steve Reeves (The Odd Couple) seeking law and order as Officer O’Hara. Gayle Stewart (Nice Work
If You Can Get It), Scott Stepp (Catch Me If You Can, Shrek) and Willam Refo (The Buddy Holly Story) work alongside Town newcomers Tony D’Elia, Matthew Woodle and John Underwood to complete this stellar cast.

Arsenic is directed by Allison McNeely and runs January 4-20, 2019.

Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Priority members can get tickets beginning December 14, regular members beginning December 19 and the general public starting December 28. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 PM. Beginning January 4, hours extend to curtain on weekdays and also include Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 1 PM.

Arsenic and Old Lace is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center.

Jan
10
Thu
Celebrate Restaurant Week with Midwood Smokehouse @ Midwood Smokehouse
Jan 10 @ 5:04 pm – Jan 20 @ 11:04 pm

Kick off 2019 by celebrating Restaurant Week in Columbia. Spend a night and dine with Midwood Smokehouse in Cross Hill. For $25 per person, we’re serving an appetizer, main entree, dessert, and our special Kentucky Mule On Tap for $4. Call for a reservation and come and dine with us!

Jan
14
Mon
Flip Flops & Soap Boxes: Issue Voting in the United States @ McKissick Museum
Jan 14 – Jun 13 all-day

Most people are familiar with the Democratic and Republican Parties in the United States. However, party affiliation is not the only factor people use to decide how to vote. Many voters choose candidates based on specific issues, like abortion or gun control. Historically, some of the biggest issues for voters have been the economy, the Vietnam War, and busing to integrate schools during the Civil Rights movement. Flip Flops & Soap Boxes explores the variety of ways American voters have communicated their opinions on these and other issues in the past

In Cotton High and Low: The History of a Carolina Cash Crop @ McKissick Museum
Jan 14 – May 4 all-day

Cotton has changed significantly from its humble roots as a plant growing wild in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world to its position today as the primary fiber in textiles. It has influenced the history of agriculture, labor, race, and gender, not only in the US South, but around the world. Explore the material culture of cotton through these lenses, beginning with the natural history of the plant itself and progressing to the social effects of its cultivation in the US South.

Jan
16
Wed
Raffle to Benefit AVID/Gills Creek@DentMiddle @ Dent Middle School
Jan 16 @ 12:00 am – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am

Thank you for supporting AVID and Gills Creek @DentMiddle! All proceeds benefit students in these programs at Dent Middle School.

Tickets go on sale January 14, 2019.

Each ticket you purchase gives you a chance to win a set of 5 park hopper passes to Walt Disney World!

We will be giving away TWO sets of 5 park hopper passes on February 15th, 2019!

Tickets are $6 and are available online at https://tinyurl.com/dentraffle19

Neighborhood Toolkit and Certification Program @ Richland County Council Chambers
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program staff will take County residents through a three-day course on establishing a plan for their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Toolkit will be utilized to guide residents through the process of creating a vision, mission, goals and objectives for their community and neighborhood-scale projects they can implement. Participants will be asked to share what they learned about Neighborhood Planning and how they will apply that knowledge to improve where they live. Richland County Planning Commission member, Heather Cairns, will wrap-up the sessions with an informative presentation on neighborhood association bylaws and covenants.

Jan
17
Thu
We’re Celebrating Valentine’s Day Early on Carlisle Street @ OTM Gallery
Jan 17 all-day

We’re Celebrating Valentine’s Day Early on Carlisle Street
Thursday, January 17 – 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gift Wrap – Champagne & Strawberries
Original Paintings
Handmade Necklaces and Bracelets
Ceramic Vases & Wine Holders
OTM Gallery
3142 Carlisle Street
Columbia, SC 29205
803-719-1713

Behind-the-Scenes Tour | Claussen’s Inn @ Claussen's Inn
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Go behind the scenes with Historic Columbia and explore a historic Five Points landmark! Claussen’s Bakery was built in 1928 for George Frederick Claussen, the grandson of a German immigrant who had previously established a steam bakery in Charleston. Until it ceased operation in 1963, Claussen’s made significant contributions to the industrial and commercial development of Columbia. Learn more about the origins of this building, its evolution in the 20th century, and how the project’s current owners plan to bring new life to Five Points with boutique residential apartments at this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

Neighborhood Toolkit and Certification Program @ Richland County Administration
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program staff will take County residents through a three-day course on establishing a plan for their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Toolkit will be utilized to guide residents through the process of creating a vision, mission, goals and objectives for their community and neighborhood-scale projects they can implement. Participants will be asked to share what they learned about Neighborhood Planning and how they will apply that knowledge to improve where they live. Richland County Planning Commission member, Heather Cairns, will wrap-up the sessions with an informative presentation on neighborhood association bylaws and covenants.