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Top Ten Columbia – Christopher Columbus Connections

Top Ten Columbia – Christopher Columbus Connections

Much controversy surrounds the celebration of Columbus Day in the United States. Was Christopher Columbus truly the first to discover America? I won’t regurgitate the opposition’s arguments here, but let’s just say it is highly unlikely. Still, we live in a city that bears the 15th Century explorer’s name, so surely we have a number of ties to city’s namesake. Here are the top ten Columbia Columbus Connections… (more…)

Best Bets this weekend

Best Bets this weekend

It’s going to be a wet one. You may even need to bust out your life raft to get around. So…what are the best bets for a rainy Columbian weekend? Don’t know about the rest of you, but these are the indoor activities we will pursue.  (more…)

Play Ball! Columbia MiLB Team named Fireflies!

Play Ball! Columbia MiLB Team named Fireflies!

Fireflies Come to Famously Hot Columbia

Hardball Capital and the City of Columbia announced today that the new Minor League Baseball team in Columbia will be named the Fireflies. The team is affiliated with the New York Mets and opening day is April 14, 2016. Reservations for season tickets open August 5, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Check out a video with the story behind the name here.

Follow the team on Twitter @ColaFireflies or on Facebook!

Go Fireflies!

Sooper Bowl Sunday – Where to Watch the Big Game in Columbia, SC

Sooper Bowl Sunday – Where to Watch the Big Game in Columbia, SC

While the staff of Coolumbia aren’t exactly the biggest football fans in the Midlands, who doesn’t like the camaraderie, good food, and great beer typically associated with the big game? Super Bowl XLIX (I’ll spare you the math…that’s a 49!) is this Sunday, February 1st. Where will you watch the biggest sporting event of the year? As the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks prepare to faceoff, Coolumbia recommends a few Columbian hangouts for your viewing, eating, and drinking pleasure. (more…)

At the Corner of Bull Street and Hope…Baseball

At the Corner of Bull Street and Hope…Baseball

Bull Street and Hope (11 of 20)

Appropriately named The Chapel of Hope

I am not an expert on baseball or business, but the combination of the two can mean progress and prosperity, or at least that is the hope of Mayor Steve Benjamin. Years in the planning, the highly controversial ballpark project on Bull Street saw its first pitch today in the form of a ground breaking ceremony. Representatives of the Columbia City government, the building development team, and over one hundred onlookers witnessed the project’s first step toward becoming a reality. (more…)