History Lesson

It’s always a conundrum: how to honor the original bones of a historic home while ensuring the redesigned spaces meet the expectations of a 21st-century family. This give-and-take is playing out beautifully in the three-story Colonial…

‘ELEMENTS-ARY’

Anne K. Moore, owner and president of D&M Sound, offers advice on planning and buying a backyard sound system that best meets your needs. Homeowners want the same flexibility many enjoy indoors — zoned entertaining that offers the…

Inside Flat Branch

We're excited to announce a new video partnership with Cosmic Sauce, bringing you an "Inside Look" at some of Columbia's favorite spots, like this first one about Flat Branch Pub & Brewing — a perennial Best of Columbia winner. We…

Pathways To Power

Remember when Columbia’s trails were exclusively for exercise? Not any more. Today’s trails are hi-speed conduits to commerce and social networking. The routes remain the same — albeit a few more than a decade ago — and the surroundings are…

Doing Stuff With Dad

Create lasting memories this Father’s Day with gifts that don’t need to be unwrapped. These experiential presents focus on spending quality time with Dad while delighting in his favorite pastimes — or helping him find new ones! Taste The…

Father Knows Best

It’s time to raise a toast to dear old Dad. What better wine to serve than a selection from “the father of American wine,” Robert Mondavi? Mondavi, who died in 2008, spent a lifetime creating California wines that could compete with…

Canny Choices

The weather is nice, and we want to get outside. As with many activities, a good beer usually only enhances the experience. Lucky for us, there is a serious selection of quality, refreshing options available to tag along with you on your…

Happy Trails

You can’t turn around in Columbia without bumping into a trail, park or conservation area that you can easily learn to love. We’ve wrangled together some insider info, tips, resources and reflections to help you explore the natural beauty…

Big Apple Beginnings

In October 2011, Holly Smith and Nathaniel Gravely met at a bar in New York City during a music festival. Nathaniel was producing a concert in collaboration with the public relations firm where Holly worked. Nathaniel introduced himself to…

Great Chicken!

There is something special about a smoked chicken — crisp skin with moist and juicy meat that bursts when you bite into it. There are many methods to smoke chicken, but here are a few techniques that guarantee great chicken every time.…