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
529 Future Scholars – College Savings Plan

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana – Food, Restaurant
Ameris Bank – Financial institution
Atkins Law Firm – Law Firm

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
Boland’s Ace Hardware – Retail, home improvement
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
CoCreate – Coworking and Craft Space
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
Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce – Merchants Association, Special Events

Hammond School – K-12, education
Hammond School: Summer Program – education
Hedgepath Outdoor Power Equipment – Small engines, equipment
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

Resource Realty Group– Real Estate
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
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
Satcher Ford – Auto Sales; New & Used
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
Steel Hands Brewing – Brewery, Restaurant, Entertainment
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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Hello, Dolly! at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

It’s the turn of the century when we meet the bold and beautiful widow Dolly Levi who has found herself in the role of matchmaker. Working to pair her latest client, the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, with the young Irene Molloy, proves interesting as Dolly finds herself eager to connect with Horace (and Horace’s money).

Sharing the role of icon Dolly Levi is Kathy Hartzog (Driving Miss Daisy, Always Patsy Cline) and Lee Martin (Hairspray, Newsies). She works to unite Horace, played by Bill DeWitt (Arsenic & Old Lace, Greater Tuna) and Chris Kruzner (Driving Miss Daisy, Stand By Your Man), with the lovely Irene, taken by Cortlin Collins (Miracle on 34th Street, The Little Mermaid) and Lisa Akly (A Christmas Carol, Mame). Other familiar faces gracing the stage include Bobby Bullock (Mamma Mia!), Eric Bothur (Mary Poppins), Emily Clelland (The Little Mermaid), Alex Cone (West Side Story), Corey Langley (Beauty and the Beast), Zachary Linick (Big Fish), Grace Sawicki (Newsies) and Leah Tudor (Arsenic & Old Lace).

Dolly last graced the Town stage in 1997, but she’s back for her turn in the 2019 spotlight. So “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” because “It Only Takes a Moment” before the seats will be filled for you to say, “Hello, Dolly!”

Hello, Dolly! runs September 6-22 with shows at 8:00PM on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays and shows at 3:00PM on Sundays. The box office is open from 12 noon – 5 pm weekdays with hours extended to curtain on show days.

Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for Seniors 65+/Active Military/Full Time Students; $15 for Youth 16 & under. Tickets go on sale August 30 and can be purchased online at towntheatre.com, by calling the box office at 803-799-2510, or in person.

Hello, Dolly! is generously sponsored by Lambert Architecture & Construction Services, and Willis Tax & Accounting.

Midlands Plant & Flower Festival @ South Carolina State Farmers Market
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Fall is in the air, and the Midlands Plant & Flower Festival is returning to the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Visitors can shop for plants, garden essentials, Certified SC produce, fall décor and much more from a variety of vendors. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer free gardening advice, and the Market Restaurant will be open for business. This year’s fall festival runs from September 20-22. The festival runs Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Wagons will be available for rent, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own due to a limited quantity.

Made in America @ Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm

The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra joins together with the Dick Goodwin Quintet to present a fun and exciting program of jazz standards from the American songbook. This program also includes selections by other American composers such as Copland’s majestic Fanfare for the Common Man, movements from Copland’s Rodeo ballet, and works by Paine, and Reinagle. Free admission. Donations accepted at the door.

UofSC Wind Ensemble Concert: Shadow and Light @ Koger Center for the Arts
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join the UofSC Wind Ensemble in their inaugural concert of the 2019-20 season as they welcome faculty soloist Jennifer Parker-Harley to perform Joel Puckett’s evocative and deeply expressive The Shadow of Sirius, concerto for flute and wind ensemble. Composer Joel Puckett will be in attendance for the concert, which will conclude with David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4, one of the most profound works ever composed for band.

Anchored by Love Date Night @ The Spirit of Lake Murray Yacht (dockside)
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Add some spark to your relationship at the Couples Date Night & Dinner event on Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm. This is a dockside event abroad the Spirit of Lake Murray yacht and includes a romantic dinner and fun-filled date night program. Over 100 couples have attended and rated it as “best date night” experience. For more info: https://anchoredbylove.org/product/couplesdatenight/

Event is limited to 25 couples and we expect tickets to sell out soon. This date night and dinner makes a great birthday or anniversary gift for any dating, engaged or married couple! The cost is just $99 per couple and includes meals, non-alcoholic drinks, prizes and materials!

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

September Harvest Dinner @ City Roots
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a harvest feast at City Roots farm. Be prepared for a family style, four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans. Enjoy a welcome cocktail by Bourbon and wine pairings by Advintage.

Tickets are $75.

> Location: 1005 Airport Blvd
>NOT ALLOWED: Outside beverages or food, Dogs

Nature of Fall with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Crunchy Leaves, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Rudy Manke’s Nature of Fall are just a few of our favorite things this month. Join Carolina’s naturalist-in-residence for an in-depth look into the nature behind this changing season. This free lunchtime lecture is fun for all ages and visitors are encouraged to bring objects of interest for Rudy to examine. No live specimens, please.

A Conversation with Coventry Edwards-Pitt @ Richland Two Institute of Innovation
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Coventry Edwards-Pitt (Covie), nationally recognized wealth advisor and author of the book Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. Edwards-Pitt will share inspiring lessons that will help you age well and ensure that you and your family experience your later years not as a burden, but as a gift. The event is free, but registration is required.

Renew Pontiac Planning Charrette @ Richland Library Sandhills Auditorium
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Richland County is working on the Pontiac Neighborhood Master Plan and needs residents’ input. Join us for this informal and engaging event to explore and share ideas on housing, business growth, recreation and area beautification. Come to the event on one day, or come to both. Engage with the planning effort by visiting renewpontiac.com to review planning documents, submit comments, take surveys and get the latest updates.