A walk in the natural world with Rudy Mancke

Rudy Mancke has inspired many to care about the environment, through his television programs and podcasts.  He’s lived his life exploring the natural world and bringing his experiences to anyone interested in listening to him.

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Important S.C. jazz cafe worries about losing home in redone Finlay Park

Skipp Pearson’s Le Cafe Jazz stands out not only as the renowned saxophonist’s home base but also for its focus on the music. But look at the preliminary renovation plans for Columbia’s Finlay Park. You won’t find the building it now calls home.

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New Columbia dog park would give dog owners extra choice

Dog owner Ola Helsing so wants another free dog park in Columbia that she’d drive several miles to get there. She and other dog owners could soon get their wish with a free dog park planned for Owens Field Park. But not everyone supports the idea.

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Owens Field Park renovations require balancing many interests

Renovations at Owens Field Park are underway, but what comes first and who will or will not be happy with the results? Finding a balance for all the users of one of Columbia’s largest and busiest parks is a crucial part of the project.

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Volunteers, city differ on whether law could block feeding homeless

Does a Columbia ordinance pose a roadblock to feeding homeless people in Finlay Park? Volunteers with Food Not Bombs say it could have, until they worked around it to continue providing free home-cooked meals every Sunday. But city officials say park permit rules don’t even apply to that.

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Miracle Field coming to Rosewood means more than baseball for disabled

Children and adults all over the nation with disabilites are spending their weekends playing a game they may have never thought they could play. … Read More Miracle Field coming to Rosewood means more than baseball for disabled

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Hollywood Park gets renovations from within the community

Hollywood Park is dying. The playground needs to be replaced and the trees are dead. But, help is coming and from much closer than expected. Todd Martin has worked on parks before, but this time it’s just around the corner.

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Hyatt Park’s Geter marvels at park’s turnaround

Hyatt Park is still a work in progress, but Robert Geter says it’s in a much better state now than it was when he arrived as recreation leader in August 2011. After working with police to weed out negative influences, Geter happily looks back at the turnaround in the North Columbia park.

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