Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Calling all Midlands ladies! Patch is giving away two free tickets to the SHE convention this weekend at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. To enter, just fill out the above form to enter your email in the drawing. The tickets are two one-day adult passes to the convention worth $16. A Patch editor will meet you at the door on the day and time you choose to go to give you the tickets. Got questions? Call us at 803-381-8444 or email Jessie.Gable@patch.com.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Students interested in joining magnet programs at Leaphart, Harbison West elementary schools should apply by Feb. 11.
Lexington-Richland 5's elementary magnet school application process is now open for programs at Leaphart and Harbison West elementary schools. District 5 currently supports two elementary magnet programs, Leaphart Engineering Arts Program (LEAP) at Leaphart Elementary and Escolares Academy at Harbison West Elementary. Interested parents are encouraged to attend informational meetings for LEAP on Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at Leaphart Elementary and/or Escolares Academy on Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at Harbison West. The last day to apply is Feb. 11. Additional information as well as the application is available online on the district's website. Leaphart Engineering Arts Program (LEAP) is a whole-school magnet program for students in kindergarten …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan wins crown.
Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers finished second to Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan at the Saturday evening Miss America pageant at the Planet Hollywood Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The Clemson University 21-year-old performed "I Want You Back" by the Jackson Five. She also captured a preliminary swimsuit competition title. She was crowned Miss S.C. Teen in 2009 and landed in the Top 10 in that year's Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition. Only two South Carolina women have carried the Miss America crown over its 92 years. It's been more than 19 years since anyone from the Palmetto State has won the national pageant. Update: Ali Rogers has landed in the Top 5 in the Miss America pageant. In the interview portion, Rogers was asked …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe is a musical and visual feast – but not for the whole family.
The must-see holiday movie of the year arrives Christmas Day as Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, opens nationwide. The movie adaptation of the world’s longest-running musical features Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s innovation of actors singing live, taping their singing parts while filming rather than lip-synching and their songs being added in post-production. The result is best captured when Anne Hathaway, as the desperate single mother Fantine, sings “I Dreamed A Dream” and the audience sobs with her as she despairs over her life as a prostitute. Hooper honors the source material from Victor Hugo’s story while providing a visual feast, from the opening scene where you brace yourself to be splashed with …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
We've got the scoop on when all your favorite Christmas movies and holiday specials are on television.
The kids are getting out of school, holiday preparations are finally taking shape, your shopping is winding down (if you're lucky), and it's time to begin really enjoying the holiday season. What better way to relax, unwind, and bond with family or friends than cozying up and enjoying a favorite Christmas movie or holiday special? For those of a certain age, few things can beat the entertaining and poignant "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the animated classic that attempts to strip the commercialism of Christmas in search of its true meaning, highlighted by the always-touching soliloquy on the season by Linus. The show starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 on ABC. Want something a little sillier? Clark W. Griswold, Jr., finds the meaning of Christmas in …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
You have a few good hours left to head out to the state fair downtown.
Goats and chickens and music and elephant ears and rides, oh my. The final day for the 2012 S.C. State Fair is upon us. The gates are open from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The buildings will close at 8 p.m. and the rides will close at 11 p.m. Here is the full schedule for the final day. The highlight of the day could be the ceremony honoring the Greatest Grandparents essay winners, but there will be something there for everyone. Tell us what your highlight was at this year's fair. And be sure to click the "Contribute" button and upload your own photos.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The 12-day event started Wednesday and goes through Oct. 21.
What is it about the S.C. State Fair that draws tens of thousands through the gates every year? Is it the musical entertainment acts, like O.A.R., Boyz II Men or the Doobie Brothers? Is it the spinning, twirling, magical rides? Is it the exhibits filled with show ponies, pigs, rabbits and flowers? Or is it the food options, with deep fried everything? We have our favorites, but on this first Saturday of the fair, we want to know yours. Tell us below. Better yet, share your photos of your favorite parts of the annual event.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), the vast majority of challenges to books are initiated locally by parents, likely in …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sign up for the Patch e-mail newsletter, and you could win two tickets to Art in the Garden at Wingard's Nursery on Oct. 5.
Do you want free tickets to an evening of art, music and food at Wingard's Nursery in Lexington? Sign up for the Patch newsletter, and you'll be entered to win two free tickets to Art in the Garden on Oct. 5. The event benefits Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS). Just enter your e-mail address in the spreadsheet above and choose the newsletter you'd like to receive. You name will be entered once for each newsletter you sign up for. If you don't see the form on the site, click here. Here are the contest rules: 1. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. 2. To enter, put a valid e-mail address in the spreadsheet above and choose the newletter or newsletters you'd like to …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
"The Birds," "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" will be re-released to theaters for one night only in upcoming months.
Universal Studios is celebrating 100 years in the movie business in 2012 and, in honor of the centennial, the company will bring several classics back to the big screen. NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios are teaming up to screen four of the 20th Century's greatest films for audiences who've probably only seen them on television. Alfred Hitchcock's “The Birds” returns to theaters on September 19 and will be shown at the Sandhill Stadium 16 in Columbia. The classic chiller starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor trying to survive in a world where birds beginning attacking humans, shows at 7 p.m. Be sure to keep an eye for Hitchcock's trademark cameo. A moviehouse tradition, the double feature, returns just in time …