Four generations of Mary Sharpe’s family have grown up in Cayce’s Avenues neighborhood, and in 75 years she’s seen the neighborhood change as much as her family has.
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.
How do you take something you do every day and make money from it? For Toni Tarbutton, that meant turning her juicing lifestyle into a business after buying mobile juice bar Gin’s Juice. Her new business venture also lets Tarbutton be able to interact more with the community. By Charnita Mack Nov. 23, 2015 For… Read More Avid juicer turns lifestyle into career
In two years, Mary Thurman has brought dozens of programs to Hyatt Park’s Leroy Moss Community Center, and she says she’s not done. As she puts it, “I’m here for the betterment of the people.”
Vino Garage owner Doug Aylard took a chance when opening his first business in Columbia’s North Main district. Three years later, he’s thumbing his nose at the banks that snubbed him and hopes his success will attract more business to the area just beyond downtown.
Conflict doesn’t scare Olympia’s Viola Hendley. She started the Olympia Residents Council in 2013 to address multiple neighborhood problems and often spends extra hours finding solutions. Now, she plans to spend even more of it on Olympia as she nears retirement. By Andrew Moore Nov. 18, 2015 When she’s not in a classroom teaching, Viola… Read More Viola Hendley fights for a better Olympia
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
South Kilbourne’s neighborhood association president says maybe it’s time to get back to her “dad’s days,” when neighbors looked out for neighbors. But first Michele Huggins has to break through her neighbors’ apathy.
Ten years later, and residents of Five Points and University Hill are still troubled by Norfolk Southern train horns. They continue to press Columbia to create a quiet zone, but they aren’t finding much comfort from City Hall.
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.