Local Living

Local Living: Free Fridays and MLK Virtual Food Drive

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some Midlands events in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In your look at Local Living, this month and next month, check out Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo.  Free Friday is open only to residents of Richland or Lexington County. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is offering free admission every Friday throughout January and February. You must reserve timed tickets on the zoo’s website, and you will need…

Local Living: The Holidays are coming to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Here’s Crysty Vaughan with a look at ‘Local Living’. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is hosting a free, family friendly holiday event. ‘A Holiday to Remember’ is scheduled for Friday November 20-Sunday November 22, 2020. Organizers say you can take pictures with Santa, watch holiday performances, shop from local vendors and enjoy concessions, socially distanced, of course! Those…

“She Did Day” Midlands Women mark Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at the 100 Year Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina is marking 100 years of Women’s Right to Vote. Wednesday, a group celebrated ‘She Did Day” The event was sponsored in part by Historic Columbia, The Women’s Rights Empowerment Network, and the League of Women Voters. Organizers met in Columbia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and to recognize local women and…

Local Living: Harvest Hope ”Fill the Gap’ campaign taking food donations

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at Local Living: Harvest Hope Food Bank needs your help in re-stocking shelves

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In your look at Local Living, Harvest Hope Food Bank needs your help in re-stocking the shelves. The “Fill the Gap” campaign is underway right now. Throughout the month, Harvest Hope is asking the community to donate different items each week for those struggling during the pandemic. Officials are asking you to donate canned fruits and vegetables…

Richland District One Volunteers deliver meals to students

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland School District One is making sure all of its students are well fed. Monday, volunteers helped deliver meals to the homes of nearly 1,000 students in the district. The meals were delivered to the homes of families who can’t get to the distribution sites due to lack of transportation or other hardships. District leaders say the…

Local Living: State Museum offers E learning plus, historic artifacts

State Museum offers E learning, plus introduces new SC artifact

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina State Museum is now home to another historic artifact. State Museum officials say they now have a walking stick once owned by famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The stick was given to him as a gift when he visited Charleston in March of 1888. According to the museum, the Douglass walking stick is one of a…

Need delivery or curbside ideas? Check out our ‘We’re Open” section

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With all South Carolina restaurants and bars closed for dine-in during the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants are operating on a to-go only model. So how do you know where to order take out from? To help you out, we here at ABC Columbia have added a “We’re Open” link on our web site. https://www.abccolumbia.com/were-open-find-local-businesses/ In this link you…

Local Living: State Museum announces temporary closure due to Coronavirus, more closures across SC

 ABC Columbia has a working list of cancellations and closures due to Coronavirus concerns

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–In our look at Local Living, more and more locations across the Midlands and South Carolina are closing due to Coronavirus concerns. On Tuesday, The South Carolina State Museum announced it will temporarily close. According to Museum officials, all upcoming museum programs, events and rentals through Sunday, April 5 are also canceled. The State Museum is the latest…