December 2015

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A Competitive Spirit

Kelly Kirtley describes the world of competitive cheerleading as fast and furious.

A Hero in Blue

A dark shadow was cast on the gloomy afternoon of Sat., Oct. 3, 2015. A dark yet still somehow beautiful shadow created by the blue uniforms of hundreds of police officers solemnly marching down Devine Street on their way to the funeral of a hometown hero.

Camellia Japonica

Camellia japonica! What a beautiful word and flower you are! Southern gardens are beautified with the spectacular blooms of Camellia japonica from November through March.

Carolina Legends

University of South Carolina fans know more than their fair share of football.

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Cheers!

Merriam Webster defines a toast as, “an act of proposing or of drinking in honor of a toast.”

CMM Picks

Since 1990, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine has brought an array of culinary creations to the Midlands through photography and recipes that showcase the mouth-watering allure of Southern cuisine.

Collectible Classics

Ex Libris: The Art of Giving a Book

During the holiday season, there is the constant looming question of what to buy for various people — from immediate family to the neighbor down the street.

Flora and Fauna

Fountains

“When You Pass Through the Waters … ”

Many in Columbia and South Carolina attribute their safety — despite a perfect storm of 11 days of almost non-stop rain with up to 20 inches in a 12-hour period and dozens of small dam breaches — as a miracle.

Mending Fences

What first comes to mind when thinking about the Christmas holidays? For those with Christian faith, a celebration of Jesus’ birthday is foremost.

Merry and Bright

Photography by Robert Clark

Mind Matters

Barbara Robinson, 77, is approaching 100 books that she has read over the past three years. She keeps a book journal on her computer, pursues topics that pique her interest and admits to periods of single-minded focus.

Pre “Pairing” Wine for Dessert

It’s holiday time, which means multiple course spreads followed by decadent desserts.

Prince George Sotheby’s International Realty

Senior Living: In Their Own Words

The 2015 Best Lawyers® in the Midlands

When good legal representation is vital, how do you know where to find the right counsel? Woodward/White, an Aiken-based publishing company, compiles the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

One of the best parts about the holiday season is the many decorations adorning both homes and public places.

There’s an App for That!

When Business is Personal

Entertaining clients –– it’s a tradition that has been in practice as long as businesses have existed.
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