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Blythewood area families can take advantage of some fun, free entertainment this summer with monthly outdoor movie nights in Doko Meadows Park. The event is the brainchild of local resident Erica Page, a mortgage officer with Guaranteed Rate Affinity and a member of the town’s planning commission.

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It’s been 12 years since Crystal and Craig Hewitt lost their two children, Parker and Haley, in a car accident. The couple is now working to honor their childrens' legacy, and continue their impact on the Midlands community until the family is all together again one day.

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Food from more than a dozen nations. Costumes, artifacts, cultural items and arts and crafts from more than 100. That’s what awaited guests at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds last weekend, because the Columbia International Festival was back.

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LGBTQ Pride never left Columbia, but the pandemic did force the cancellation of many related events in 2020. However, as City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine put it Saturday, “This year we're back with a vengeance.”

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Homeless No More officials and supporters gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the organization's newly refurbished Family Shelter. Now that the project has been completed, Homeless No More can officially welcome families back into the facility.

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Officials from Experience Columbia SC Sports announced Tuesday that the Spikeball Summer Series Coed Invitational will take place in Columbia this weekend at Segra Park. The tournament will be filmed by ESPN2 for a special segment scheduled to air in August.

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The original Woodstock music festival, back in 1969 in Bethel, New York, was billed as “three days of peace and music.” In 2021 in Cayce, Steel Hands Woodstock packed all the peace and music into one day, and served up much better food.

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With Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer upon us, more than 97 percent of respondents in a survey by University of South Carolina and Penn State researches said they definitely will (64.8%) or might (32.5%) travel within the next six months, but COVID-19 will continue…

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A beautiful, Famously Hot Sunday. A sold out crowd. A scenic outdoor setting. Live music. Booth after booth offering food and drinks. And hardly a mask to be seen. The finale event of the Columbia Food and Wine Festival recalled, perhaps for the first time, weekends in the Capital City befor…

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Looking for a fun family outdoor activity that will help kids learn about the environment — plus a chance to win some professional public art for your neighborhood? Consider signing up for Richland County’s stormwater drain marking project.