Annie Mack Seawell was proudly recognized as Piney Woods Elementary School’s Student of the Month during the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club’s November meeting. This accolade is a tribute to Annie’s exceptional kindness, self-confidence, and unwavering commitment to doing what is right. Annie’s standout qualities include her genuine kindness, making aContinue Reading

First grader Londyn Stoner from Chapin Elementary School has been honored by the Chapin Sunrise Rotary as their September Student of the Month. “Londyn Stoner works very hard in class and is an excellent student, but even more importantly, she is kind to everyone,” Chapin Elementary School Principal Jesse HutchinsonContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB) and their event partners will host the third annual Lakeside Litter Sweep litter cleanup event on Lake Murray on September 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. KMB is seeking volunteers to clean up islands, shorelines, boat ramps, roads, and natural areas around the lake.Continue Reading

The City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media and Marketing Department is hosting two fundraising events for Sistercare, which helps victims and families recover from domestic violence August 19 and August 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. Join in at downtown City Hall Parking Lot, 1737 Main Street in ColumbiaContinue Reading

By Cindy Chin In January of this year, CGC President Cindy Chin applied for multiple awards on the state level – highlighting the work of Chapin Garden Club members completed throughout the year in the Chapin community. Garden Club of SC Board of Directors reviewed all award applications from acrossContinue Reading

Chapin Garden Club travelled to Spartanburg for their May 25 meeting. The group enjoyed a personalized tour of the Spartanburg Community College Arboretum located on the Giles Campus. Dr. Kevin Parris guided the tour pointing out several horticulture gardens including an Asian Garden, the Cabeanna Gardena, the George and SissyContinue Reading

FBI director’s award recognizes “outstanding contributions to our nation’s communities” By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   BUILDING BETTER COMMUNTIES (BBC), a Columbia-based nonprofit which helps support marginalized and struggling communities across the Midlands, received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award during ceremonies at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., Friday, MayContinue Reading