The Scandalous Lives of Carolina Belles
Marie Boozer and Amelia Feaster
Author: Tom Elmore
Publisher: The History Press
The mother and teenage daughter of the title were notorious in Civil War Columbia — the “tabloid queens” of their day, if there had been tabloids then. Feaster, a Philadelphia-born widow, aided the Union war effort, while her daughter Marie was mostly just infamous for her involvement in various scandals. Elmore, who has written two previous nonfiction books related to the war and Columbia, tracks down the facts after sorting through myths and legends that have been published over the years about the two women and their links to rich and powerful men at home and abroad.
Going Full Circle: Worship That Moves Us to Discipleship and Missions
Author: Mark C. Powers
Publisher: Resource Publications
The author is the worship and music director of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. In this book, he uses everyday language to examine worship, discipleship and missions and to provoke thought among worshipers and worship leaders. Powers served for 28 years as a full-time worship pastor in Baptist churches in Florence, Chester, Aiken and North Augusta before returning to Columbia six years ago.
Down. Set. Fight!
Authors: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims and Scott Kowalchuk
Publisher: Oni Press
In this just-published comic graphic novel, much of the action takes place in Columbia at the fictional Darius Rucker High School. The hero is Fearless Chuck Fairlane, a brawling former football star, now a coach, who finds himself slugging it out — literally — with team mascots.
Author: David Maring
This historical novel is set in the coastal area near Georgetown. It goes back to prehistoric times, tracing the migration of Indians, Vikings, Africans, Spanish and British in a region with a mixture of history and romance. Maring is a retired circuit judge who lives near Winyah Bay.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: