November 2016

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Announcing 2016 Top Doctors®

Endless Vitality

Ex Libris: Treacherous Beauty

“I believe I may without vanity say that there are few women that could have so far conquered [these difficulties] as I have done.” — Peggy Shippen Arnold

Following Her Bliss

With the first step into Hillary McDonald’s garden, guests are transported to a private sanctuary.

From Forest Acres to Famously Fast

For the boy who grew up a few blocks off of Trenholm Road — the one who, at age 4, told his mom he wanted to be a race car driver — it was a perfect day.

From the Field to the Jar

People often dream of turning a fun hobby into a profitable business.

Hands-On H.O.P.E.

“Should I use this fabric? What do you think about this button here?” Melanie Pompy, manager of the 1,800-square-foot Store of HOPE on Broad River Road, visits students in their classrooms at least once a week.

Living on Memory Lane

They say you can’t go home again, but for many families living in Columbia, that adage couldn’t be further from the truth.

Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery

Palmetto People

Patriot James Miller

This past August, West Columbia resident James Miller was gearing up for his own election.

Planted Focal Points

The importance of creating focal points in the garden is to lead the eye and the visitor from one area in the garden to another.

Positive Coaches

The coaches who seem to grab headlines most often are the ones who grab facemasks, throw chairs or intimidate their players.


The sport of shooting “clay pigeons” first developed in England around the turn of the 20th century as a means to practice wing shooting.

Seasoned Traditions

Every cook, it seems, has a secret. Maybe it’s a special way to beat eggs that creates a perfectly fluffy but toothsome yellow cake every time.

Shining Energy

Walking up to Juliet and Randall Roberts’ house on a tree-lined street in Columbia’s Melrose Heights neighborhood brings into view a welcoming front porch and a charming house.

The 2016 Best of Philanthropy Awards

Columbia is filled with unsung heroes — everyday people having enormous impacts on the lives of others.

The Sport of Kings

Falconry is an art. It requires copious time, an all-consuming devotion and a gentle yet determined skill.

Tribes and Territories

South Carolina is steeped in Revolutionary War and Civil War history. However, a rich and distinct history existed for hundreds, even thousands of years before these relatively young historical events became significant.

Upcycling Junktiques

Everyone wants to find a good deal, but few people have the knack and the patience to sort through mounds of junk to find hidden treasures.

Weehaw Retreat

Tucked into the beauty of the Nantahala National Forest is the city of Cashiers, North Carolina, a quaint mountain town in the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from Asheville.
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