What’s Cooking at Dry Branch Ranch
Author: Brenda Konitzer
If you go to the Camden Farmer’s Market, you can find annual and perennial herbs, heirloom tomatoes and a variety of peppers from Dry Branch Ranch. The author and her mother grow those plants at the ranch, and in this cookbook she offers many recipes using what she grows. The recipes, illustrated by color photographs, are both for everyday use and for special occasions, but the book is also a memoir of sorts, telling stories of Konitzer’s life triggered by smells and tastes. Konitzer, who lives at the ranch in Lugoff, is also a steampunk artist (illustrations with a mix of fantasy, science fiction and history), nature photographer and writer.
Author: Linnette R. Mullin
Publisher: CrossRiver Media
This is the Lexington author’s debut novel, a faith-based romance. Discovering her fiancé’s dark side, Beth flees to the Smoky Mountains, looking to God for answers about her impending marriage. Just when she gets things under control — with the help of someone she meets — a tragedy strikes that endangers her future. Mullin is the founder and coordinator of the Palmetto Christian Writer’s Network.
The Fairy Clan of Phenloris: An Adventure in a Magical Land
Author: Therese L. Grant
Publisher: Brighton Publishing
The Columbia author takes young readers on a trip through a land of knights, fairies, kings, queens and witches. Kim, a fairy princess, comes to the aid of a wounded knight — an act of compassion, but also a violation of the law that forbids fairies from coming into contact with humans. The story is currently available as an e-book, and a print edition is scheduled for mid-2014.
The Other Mother: A Rememoir
Author: Teresa Bruce
Publisher: Joggling Board Press
This book is a partly the story of the late dancer Byrne Miller of Beaufort and partly the story of the author, who was a young television reporter when she met Miller more than 20 years ago. A blurb on the dust jacket from best-selling writer Pat Conroy predicts: “Teresa Bruce will be one of the next great American authors.”
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
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. Click to find out how!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: