4 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 2017 Tour of Homes

Are you thinking about a new home or curious about the latest trends in the building industry? For anyone considering real estate in Columbia or its neighboring counties, the 2017 Tour of Homes is happening now! During this unique and completely free event, the beautiful homes of Central South Carolina will be on display. Homes that […]

How to Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

While summer is certainly a fun and exciting time for kids, the lack of time in the classroom can result in lost learning. Often referred to as the “summer slide,” it can be a serious issue for students who don’t continue to learn throughout their summer break. In fact, students can lose up to two […]

5 Great Benefits of Giving Online Donations

Approximately 73 percent of Americans go online on a daily basis according to a recent survey. With this much dedication to screen time, it’s no surprise that many nonprofit organizations are now accepting online donations. Although nonprofits still make a majority of their money the old fashioned way, online fundraising is certainly on the rise. […]

Should Your Child Major in Music?

As the owner of Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music, parents often ask Marty Fort whether their soon-to-be college student should major in music. With both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in guitar performance, Fort is well versed in the academic side of music education. But that doesn’t mean he […]

What Attracts People to a Community?

Sponsored by: Central Carolina Community Foundation   Living in a community you love is just as important as loving the home where you live. So, what makes a community desirable? Outstanding schools, affordable healthcare and safe streets are a plus, but what makes people want to put down roots and establish a life in a […]