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Building a better mousetrap…or Koala Water Bottle

Tyler Ryan learns about the the Koala Water Bottle, from the inventor

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–“I was riding my bike, and was struggling with putting my water bottle back into the holder,” says Koala Water Bottle inventor Anthony Goldman.  That is when he came up with the idea of using a magnetic ring to not only secure a bottle, but make it easily accessible. Goldman  purchased a computer program, and set about creating…

Putting your best foot forward for about 5 miles

Tyler Ryan learns about the Heart and Soles Women's Five Miler for heart disease

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–For the last fifteen years, over 1,000 women have come together in April for a quick five mile run, creating awareness for Heart Disease.  According to Lexington Medical’s Jeanna Moffett, the Heart and Soles Women’s Five Miler starts on Saturday morning, at the top of Finlay Park, ending near the stage. According to Moffett, who also serves as…

Turning wine into water for the water in our collective backyards

Tyler Ryan learns about the mission of Sustainable Midlands and the Wine for Water program

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Several local environmental groups are coming together Wednesday evening with the mission of creating awareness of the importance of protecting the vital water supply that starts with the watersheds that exist in our own backyards. Sustainable Midlands, Rocky Branch, Smith Branch, and Gills Creek Watershed associations are holding a “Wine for Water” benefit on Wednesday at the Hall…

Furry Friend Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – This week’s Furry Friend Friday features Mulder, a 20-month-old Chihuahua mix. Mulder has called the Animal Protection League of S.C. home since May of 2015. The shelter, at 6080 Old Leesburg Road in Hopkins, is open from noon until 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.    

Party with a Purpose at Resale for Ray

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Ray Tanner Foundation is hosting a new fundraiser to raise money for Midlands residents in need. “Resale for Ray” will feature high-end, lightly-used clothing and accessories. All proceeds will go to the foundation. The event will be at 701 Whaley on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50. There will…

Project Tax Relax: Sometimes the 1040 isn’t “EZ”

Tyler Ryan learns about ways to relax during stressful times like tax season

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–With taxes due in a few short days, it can be a very stressful, as you sift through recipepts, see up close and personal just how much Uncle Sam dips into our pockets, and work to ensure your return doesn’t include any “red flags.” “Stress affects the whole body,” says Hand and Stone’s Pam Burgess.  Burgess points out…