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Hope for the holidays

In the midst of holiday shopping, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce encourages our friends to consider the blessing of giving to others. There is no better time to become involved with a great cause such as Nancy’s Hope Thrift Store. “I felt there was an emptiness in the community,” said the store’s owner, Nancy Scott. […]

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David Kelley Columbia State Park

People of Columbia: Meet David Kelley

If you’ve visited Columbia State Park, odds are you know David Kelley… or at least his face. The Columbia favorite is involved in California Statehood Day, the Glorious 4th of July Celebration, Native Sons of the Golden West, Quartz Mountain stagecoach rides and so much more. David says he likes to “try and be a […]

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Columbia Ladies

History Snapshot: Staying Cool in the Summer

Summer heat didn’t stop these Columbia ladies from enjoying the outdoors, and neither should it you! Here are just a few of your options for your next visit to Columbia: Stagecoach rides are open daily. Columbia Kate’s Teahouse has delightful, cool deserts. Grab a cold water or flavored frozen ice from Brown’s Coffee House. Or […]

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Business Highlight: The Farmory

This month’s featured business gets its name from the old armory that once stood next to the Columbia Airport. Arleen Fotiu opened the Farmory marketplace three years ago after running a successful grocery buying club. The market sells organic products at reasonable prices while offering a selling space for vendors such as Artemesia Herbals and […]

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Stay warm with these Columbia merchants

We’ve had quite the adventure with all this much-needed California rain, but the flooding has gone down in the park and our Columbia shops have the perfect remedy for the cold weather. Stop by. We’re open for regular business hours! Enjoy the rain by warm candle light. Glinda Wolverton at Seven Sisters Soap and Candle Company […]

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Columbia for last-minute gifts

Christmas is just over a week away! We know many of you began your holiday shopping months ago, but there is always room for last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. We invite you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of old-fashioned Christmas decorations and a variety of boutique shops. Here is a sampling of what you may […]

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