How Congaree Riverkeeper Protects South Carolina’s Rivers

From winding rivers and coastlines to native wildlife, South Carolina is home to a wide variety of natural wonders. Unfortunately, many of these wonders are under threat of pollution and elimination by development. Without intervention, many of the things that make the Palmetto State beautiful could disappear. Luckily, a number of non-profits have stepped up […]

Take Pride and Give Back to SC Pride

Since 1989, South Carolina Pride has been helping folks feel like part of something larger than themselves. Formed to support the needs of LGBT individuals living in the state, events hosted by SC Pride are gaining popularity for good reasons. “Our purpose is to truly bring equality and awareness to South Carolina,” commented Jeff March, […]

Art Exhibition Displays Tools in a Whole New Way

Jacob Lawrence, Carpenters, 1977, lithograph. Photo courtesy of Joel Breger.   At first glance, an art exhibition titled “ReTooled” might sound like a display of vintage saws and hammers, but don’t let the name of the current exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art fool you. ReTooled highlights the collected works of John Hechinger, owner […]

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 […]

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 […]