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Contents Welcome to Chapin Experience It All........................................................................... 5

director of business development George Prudhomme

business development manager Bonnie Ebers

director of outside sales Debbie Moss

marketing specialist Shawna Williams

History & Culture

vp chief marketing officer Joe Jaggie

marketing consultant Charlie Rogers

Chapin — A Unique Community.................................................. 6

vp chief sales officer Tom Hoyt

customer service director Kathy Risley

Getting in Touch

regional director of publications Heidi Robson

advertising

ad research Mary Kopshever Amy Schwartzkopf

administrative support administrative support Kathy Hagene Carol Smith account support Terri Ahner Tricia Cannedy

Important Phone Numbers.......................................................... 8 ad traffic Carol Smith ad design Josh Mueller

Community Information

human resources assistant Teresa Craig

A Convenient Location................................................................10

mailroom technician Melinda Bowlin

Local Business Local Businesses on the Grow................................................... 12

information technology publishing systems specialist Christopher Miller

executive leadership chairman and founder Craig Williams

chief financial officer Rhonda Harsy

ABOUT   This book is published by CommunityLink and distributed through the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information or questions or comments about this book, contact CommunityLink at 800-455-5600 or by e-mail at info@CommunityLink.com.

FOR INFORMATION   Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin, SC 29036, Telephone 803-345-1100, Fax 803-345-0266, www.chapinchamber.com

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Education Academic Excellence.................................................................. 14


Health Care For Your Good Health................................................................. 16

Government & Services The Town of Chapin at Your Service........................................... 17

Local Neighborhoods & Real Estate Right Here in Chapin................................................................... 18

Recreation, Entertainment, & Tourism Always Something to Do............................................................. 19

Worship Diverse Religious Organizations................................................ 24

Organizations & Clubs Join the Club.............................................................................. 26

Calendar of Events What’s Happening in Chapin...................................................... 28

Index of Advertisers................................................ 30

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Welcome

Experience It All T

he Town of Chapin and the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce are delighted to welcome you to our community. Whether you are planning a brief visit, looking for a new home, or considering the

establishment of a new business, we’re glad you decided to take a look at us. Chapin, “The Capital of Lake Murray,” is a great place to live and raise a family, a great place to do business, and a place that offers an unequaled quality of life. We hope this publication will provide helpful information and that you will want to keep it handy as you travel around Chapin and our beautiful surroundings. There is so much more to Chapin than we can put down in a few words. You must experience it to appreciate all that “The Capital of Lake Murray” has to offer. We also invite you to visit our Web pages, www.chapinsc.com and www.chapinchamber.com, for additional information. Then, if we can answer any other questions or assist you in any way, please contact us at the Chamber (803-345-1100) or at Town Hall (803-345-2444). Once you have seen Chapin and all it has to offer, don’t keep it a secret! We’ve got a good thing going. We’re pleased to show it off and know you will feel the same way.

BB Stanley E. Shealy, Mayor

BB Roger Riemann, Chairman of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

BB Laura Howell, President & CEO of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

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History & Culture

Chapin — A Unique Community

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n the mid-1700s, when everything west of Columbia was part of the frontier, a group of German settlers, many of them armed with land grants from England, laid claim to the land between the forks of the Saluda and Broad rivers. This area came to be known as the Dutch Fork, “Dutch” being an anglicized form of Deutsch (referring to the German language and people). Few of the Fork’s German settlers ever left its boundaries, and even fewer outsiders ever came to stay. By the 1800s, Dutch Fork residents had developed their own subculture and their own particular — some would say peculiar — ways. Some still spoke German well into the 19th century, while those who didn’t created a dialect all their own. They measured success not in money or fame but in family and community ties. They were poor, but proud, making the most of the little they had. They believed in hard work, in preparing for even harder times, and in a benevolent God. 6 Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

Martin Chapin came to the Dutch Fork from Cortland, New York. He suffered a lung ailment, and his doctors had advised that if he expected to live, he should head south to the Piney Woods and inhale the fragrance of the pine — and that’s exactly what he did. The pines were good to Martin Chapin, in more ways than one. Martin Chapin was a different sort than his neighbors, yet he shared many of their attributes. He started a successful lumber mill business and invested in the land. Over the years, his holdings increased to the point that, when surveys were made and land was purchased for the basin of the future Lake Murray, more than half of the property could be traced directly or indirectly back to Martin Chapin. County records show that he purchased 4,218 acres in the Chapin area. In order to help him get his lumber to market, Chapin granted a right-of-way to the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens (CN&L) Railway. Over the years, this would have a tremendous impact on

From the beginning, there was something unique about the Chapin community and the people who called it home.

villages and communities throughout the Dutch Fork Area. The Chapin railroad station was built near the Chapin Lumber Mill on Beaufort Street. With the railroad, businesses sprang up and prospered, and a town was established. Martin Chapin allotted the land for the town on Christmas Eve, 1889, with its limits to extend three-quarters of a mile north, east, and west from Martin Chapin’s house, forming a square. Thus the Town of Chapin was incorporated. In the years when cotton was king, Chapin enjoyed relative prosperity but still did not look very far beyond the Dutch Fork. With the onset of the Great Depression of 1929 and the subsequent failing of the Bank of Chapin, many of Chapin’s farmers lost everything. Times were hard, but the greater impact on life in Chapin was not the Depression but the coming of new technology — which expanded the boundaries and opened up the Dutch Fork to the outside world. In the early years of the 20th century, the


History & Culture automobile, electricity, telephone, and radio all played a part in the evolution of this small part of an ever-expanding world. Even so, nothing could have prepared these poor folks, who had lived and worked the land along the banks of the Saluda River for years, for the tremendous social upheaval that resulted from the damming of the Saluda River in 1927 to create Lake Murray, which was to be a source of hydroelectric power for South Carolina’s midlands. As more land was acquired, the lives of some 5,000 people were directly affected. Three churches, six schools, and 193 graveyards were removed. For some, the building of the dam brought employment. New people moved in from other parts of the country, bringing their families, and new students were welcomed into the schools. For others, only memories remained of the lives they had known. A new age had begun. But for all of the upheaval it caused them, few residents of the Dutch Fork in the 1920s could have imagined the tremendous impact Lake Murray would have in the future. Its presence has reached far beyond its original purpose as a source of hydroelectric power. At the time of its construction, the dam creating Lake Murray was the largest earthen dam for power purposes in the world in cubical content. The dam covers an area of approximately 99 acres and is 208 feet high and more than a mile long. Today, the lake that was formed by the construction of this dam is a vast area of water covering 78 square miles and approximately 55,000 acres of land. At its widest point, it is 41 miles long and 14 miles wide. It provides storage for 763 billion gallons of water. It is the jewel of the Midlands, a water wonderland for fishing, sailing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on your back porch, looking out over the water at a beautiful South Carolina sunset. It is one of Chapin’s grandest assets, one of the lures that attracts people from all parts of the country who are looking for a great place to live and raise a family. Chapin is truly “The Capital of Lake Murray.” Unlike the isolation of its early years, today’s Chapin is wide open to an expanding and diverse population from across the nation and around the world. It is one of the more affluent communities in the Midlands of South Carolina. It is situated approximately halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean; its residents enjoy the best of all possible worlds, with a relaxed lifestyle on the shores of Lake Murray, some of the state’s best schools, an outstanding recreation department, and close proximity to the state capital of Columbia. Chapin celebrates its past, present, and future.

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Getting in Touch

Important Phone Numbers Area code is 803 unless otherwise noted.

Fire Department Emergency.......................................................................................911 Lexington County Dispatch Office.............................................. 359-2521 Richland County Dispatch Office................................................ 576-3405 Chapin Station (non-emergency)................................................ 345-5185

Police Department Emergency.......................................................................................911 Lexington County Dispatch Office.............................................. 359-2521 Lexington County Business Office.............................................. 359-8000 or.................................................................................800-333-8180 Chapin Police Department (non-emergency).............................. 345-6443 Richland County Business Office............................................... 576-3000

Local & Business Information Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce..................................... 345-1100

Library Lexington County Public Library Chapin Branch......................... 345-5479 Richland County Public Library.................................................. 799-9084

Driver’s License South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Lexington Branch................................................................. 356-8537 Irmo Branch......................................................................... 749-9041 General Information.......................................................800-442-1368

Auto Tag, Marriage License, Boat License Lexington County Administration Building......................................................... 359-8000 or.................................................................................800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin........................................................... 345-1630 Richland County Administration Building.................................... 576-2287

Fishing & Hunting License

Taxes SC Department of Revenue....................................................... 898-5300 Lexington County Administration Building......................................................... 359-8000 or.................................................................................800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin........................................................... 345-1630

Telephone AT&T - Residence..............................................................888-757-6500 AT&T - Business................................................................866-620-6000 Time Warner............................................................................. 252-2253

Electric & Gas South Carolina Electric and Gas.........................................800-251-7234 Emergency........................................................................888-333-4465 Mid Carolina Electric and Gas................................................... 749-6400

Water Contact Town of Chapin for information..................................... 345-2444 City of Columbia....................................................................... 733-8270 or........................................................................................ 733-8285

Sewer Town of Chapin........................................................................ 345-2444

Cable Service Time Warner Cable................................................................... 252-2253

Garbage Service Southland Sanitation................................................................. 256-7276 Lexington County Solid Waste Management............................... 755-3325 Local Collection & Recycling Center is located at 103 Distant Lane, and is for residential use only. Open Sun. 3–7 p.m.; Mon., Weds., Fri., and Sat. 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; closed on Tues. and Thurs. For further information, visit www.lex-co.com/solidwaste.html.

SC Department of Natural Resources......................................... 734-3833 Walmart – Harbison.................................................................. 781-0762 Dreher Island State Park........................................................... 364-3530

Post Office

Business License

Voter Registration

Chapin Town Hall...................................................................... 345-2444 Lexington County Administration Building......................................................... 359-8000 or.................................................................................800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin........................................................... 345-1630 Richland County Administration Building.................................... 576-2287

Municipal Offices Town of Chapin Mayor’s and Clerk’s Office................................ 345-2444 Lexington County Administration Building......................................................... 359-8000 or.................................................................................800-333-8187 If calling from Chapin........................................................... 345-1630 Richland County Administration Building.................................... 929-6000

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Chapin Post Office.................................................................... 345-5531 Lexington County Administration Building......................................................... 359-8000 or.................................................................................800-333-8180 If calling from Chapin........................................................... 345-1630

For More Information The Chamber has free membership directories available at its offices at 302 Columbia Avenue. They feature local businesses by category and are a valuable resource. You may also contact the Chamber for information about Chapin’s representatives in Congress, the State Legislature, and in County Council. Phone...................................................................................... 345-1100 E-mail...................................................... president@chapinchamber.com


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Community Information Little Mountain

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Highways

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The town of Chapin sits just two miles from Interstate 26. Road 48, Columbia Avenue (exit 91), connects the center of town to I-26. U.S. Highway 76, or Chapin Road, runs parallel to Columbia Avenue and also runs through the middle of town. Traffic counts conducted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation in 2001 indicate that approximately 22,700 vehicles per day travel both Columbia Avenue and Chapin Road.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue assesses property values for manufacturing, distribution, and corporate headquarters classifications. All other assessments are the responsibility of local authorities. Rates are expressed in mills, which are equivalent to dollars per $1,000 of assessed value. Assessment ratios are set by state law. Lexington County offers tax abatement of county taxes for qualified investments and new businesses.

Topography

Water & Sewer

We are located in the lower Piedmont Plateau, which is characterized by moderate to steep slopes with gentler, rolling slopes near Lake Murray.

The Town of Chapin owns and operates a regional sewer service and water systems in several developments on and near the lake. The City of Columbia provides water service to the town of Chapin and several areas near the town.

Climate A temperate climate is typical. Winters are mild with average temperatures of 57 degrees with an occasional snowfall. Spring and fall temperatures average 75 degrees. The summers extend from May through September with average temperatures of 90 degrees. The annual average precipitation is 48.27.

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The Chapin community has one of South Carolina’s lowest poverty rates and lowest unemployment rates. The average income per capita is the second highest in the state.

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is just 22 miles east on I-26. Annually, the airport serves more than 1.2 million passengers and processes more than 168,000 tons of cargo. Jim Hamilton Aircraft Inc., at 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard, is a general aviation facility with tie-down capabilities. Located in Columbia only 1.5 miles from Williams Brice Stadium, it is the oldest flight school in South Carolina and can 10 Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

The Town of Chapin enforces a zoning ordinance that encompasses regulations regarding tree protection, preservation, and placement of signs. Outside the town limits, Lexington County zoning regulations apply.

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boast that the pilot of Air Force One obtained his private license there. Many privately owned flyers like this small, experienced facility. Newberry County Airport, located just 24 miles west of Chapin at 1239 Airport Road, now has 100-octane fuel, a 3,500-foot runway being expanded to 4,400 feet, tie-down capabilities, hangar space, and rental car facilities.

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Local Business

Local Businesses

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Chapin continues to develop its local businesses. As Columbia continues to grow, so do the surrounding suburbs and towns. Chapin is far enough from Columbia to be considered its own town and not a suburb of Columbia. This Southern small-town atmosphere is why many residents love Chapin; it’s also much of the reason behind the area’s unusual increase in growth over the past decade. Chapin is a highly desirable location in which to live, with schools that are some of the best in the state and Lake Murray as the town’s southside border. Chapin is also equipped with a network of utilities that includes T1 and T3 data lines, fiber optics, cable TV, roadrunner cable, several cellular network towers, and city water and sewer. All of these factors have encouraged an 12 Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

increase in residential and commercial development in Chapin in the past decade. Over the next decade Chapin will continue to grow and be developed but only in a controlled form. The town has ordinances for signs, landscaping, land use, zoning, and building design review. These will allow the town to grow in a manner that will provide an attractive place to live for its residents in the years to come. The increase of residents in the Chapin area has brought an increase in commercial development. In the early 1990s there were only four restaurants located in Chapin. In 2010 there were over 25 restaurants to choose from in the area. Hardware and construction supply stores exist, as well as several specialty shops. As a matter of

fact, you can now find almost anything you need right in Chapin — contact the Chapin Chamber at 803-345-1100 for a complete list of the businesses in Chapin and their locations. There are a few large companies located in Chapin that employ a large number of local residents. Chapin welcomes these businesses, which are so helpful in boosting the local economy, and residents are grateful that they are a part of the community. Since its founding in the 1933 as a distributor of fishing tackle, Ellett Brothers has become one of Chapin’s oldest and largest companies. In 1952, the company began distributing a small line of guns and hunting accessories in addition to fishing tackle products; three years later,


Local Business they added marine accessories. Ellett Brothers moved to its current building on Columbia Avenue in 1975. FB Johnston Graphics (an I.T.W. Company) is a specialty graphics manufacturer providing comprehensive graphics solutions, including design, print fulfillment, installation, inventory management services, and on-site management support to original equipment manufacturers and point-of-purchase retailers. It has made Chapin home since 1969. PM Systems Corporation deals primarily with the technical needs of credit unions across the country by hosting websites, providing network security, and offering technical assistance. In 2000, PM Systems moved to their new building, located in the town center on Beaufort Street. GIS, or General Information Services, is the fastest-growing company in the area. It provides background investigations and other services to employers worldwide. Clients have included Walmart, McDonald’s, and Aetna. GIS has been around since 1966 but moved to the Chapin area in 1996. A new headquarters was built in 2000 in downtown Chapin, with 500 current employees. GIS continues to expand their existing facilities, increasing their employee base and becoming one of Chapin’s largest employers.

Chapin is a highly desirable location in which to live, with schools that are some of the best in the state and Lake Murray as the town’s southside border.

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Education

Academic Excellence Chapin Schools, part of School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, are steeped in tradition and high academic excellence. School District Five has earned a reputation as the top school district in South Carolina and one of the finest in the nation. The district serves more than 16,500 students who live within its boundaries. With an enrollment of over 1,200 students, Chapin High is a 3A school and has outstanding offerings in academics, athletics, and co-curricular activities. The United States Department of Education recognized these outstanding qualities by naming the school as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The South Carolina Department of Education awarded the school the prestigious Palmetto Gold Award for the past several years, as well as the Red Carpet School Award. Academically, Chapin High School affords students a curriculum in which each can achieve his or her potential in an atmosphere that is positive, caring, and conducive to learning. Advancedplacement courses provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits. Chapin High School students consistently score above state and national averages on achievement tests. Chapin High School students are also the recipients of Palmetto Fellows Scholarships, Governor’s School for the Gifted and Talented, and millions of dollars in college scholarships each year. Almost 650 students are involved in athletics at Chapin High, a program that has been ranked by The State newspaper as one of the best programs in the state. Athletic teams have a tradition of success, 14 Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

and they continue to build on that tradition. In 2009–10, the cheerleading team won the 3A State Championship for the sixth time.The team broke the high school record for the most state titles in cheerleading. In addition, the boys’ tennis team won the state championship. More than half of the students in Chapin High School’s class of 2010 were named Preliminary Life Scholars by guidelines established by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. These students also earned more than $14 million in scholarship offers. Chapin Middle School, Chapin Elementary, and Lake Murray Elementary all work together to prepare students for success at Chapin High. Each school has been named a Palmetto Gold winner for outstanding student achievement. In the elementary schools, students and teachers work hard to maintain quality performance on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test. Students are provided additional small group instruction to reinforce classroom instruction, and they have fun while they are learning. Chapin Elementary is the proud recipient of the Department of Education’s Red Carpet School Award. The school recently underwent major renovations and opened a new kindergarten wing in 2010. Lake Murray Elementary students and staff participate in several community programs and have won numerous awards for excellence. The school sponsors service projects that benefit the community such as collection of winter coats and canned

Chapin’s schools are considered among the best in the nation. goods and has used their 10th birthday year celebration to raise money for GOoD Works for needs within the Chapin community. The school has been recognized as a Palmetto Gold Award Winner, Exemplary Writing Award winner, and by the South Carolina Department of Education with awards for Closing the Achievement Gap. The school has also received the Red Carpet Award for family-friendly schools from the State Department of Education. At Chapin Middle students continue to soar like eagles with regards to student achievement. Chapin Middle School is among the best in the state and nation. As a school of character, students are acknowledged for their positive display of community character concepts and spend time doing service for their community by participating in such programs as the Chapin Community of Character Day. The student-first philosophy is evident as you walk into the front lobby. Students excel both academically and in their participation in the awardwinning band, chorus, and orchestra programs. Athletic opportunities are provided in conjunction with Chapin High School. School District Five’s Alternative Academy for Success is also located in Chapin. This program is for students who have difficulty being successful in a traditional school environment. It is a very successful program and is the only alternative school in South Carolina recognized as a Red Carpet School. Chapin schools serve a diverse community, blending the heritage of the old Chapin farming community with the new metropolitan Chapin of Lake Murray. Students and parents are drawn


Education to their smaller and more personal school atmospheres, which offer new families in the area an appealing option to the larger district middle schools.  More information about all of the schools in the Chapin area can be found on the school district’s website at www.lex5.k12.sc.us.

Higher Education Facilities Located Near Chapin Approximately 20 miles from Chapin are the University of South Carolina, Columbia College, Allen University, Benedict College, Columbia International University, the Lutheran Seminary, and Newberry College. Less than 15 miles away is Midlands Technical College.

Chapin Schools’ Achievements The 2010 graduating class of Chapin High earned more than $23 million in scholarship offers — an increase of more than $14 million over last year’s graduating class. Chapin High was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. Chapin High was recognized as a recipient of the Palmetto Gold Award by the South Carolina Department of Education. This award recognizes high levels of academic performance and substantial progress in closing the achievement gap. The Chapin High Boys Tennis Team won the 3A State Championship in 2010. The Cheer Team won the 3A State Championship in 2009. This was the team’s sixth overall state championship. The team broke the high school record for the most state titles in cheerleading. Coach Vicki Williams also set a record for the most state titles by a cheer coach. The Chapin High Boys Soccer Team won the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2009. To qualify for the award, the entire team had to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25. The Chapin Middle Student Council was awarded the Honor Council Gold Award as well as the Outstanding Project Award for both community service and video at the South Carolina Association of Student Councils Convention in 2010. The Chapin Middle Wrestling Team placed third in the state championship. www.chapinchamber.com 15


Health Care

For Your Good Health See how Chapin caters to your every health care need.

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Harry E. Cromer III Financial Advisor

130 C Amicks Ferry Rd PO Box 968 • Chapin, SC 29036 Bus. 803-345-3272 Cell 803-924-1004 • Fax 866-855-9869 harry.cromer@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

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ealth care, fitness, and care for older residents are always a concern. In Chapin, residents have access to all the necessities of health care and more. Lexington Medical Center Urgent Care, Lake Ridge Family Medicine, and Chapin Women’s Care are located on Columbia Avenue. Chapin Urgent Care offers outpatient lab and x-ray services. Most recently Lexington Medical Center has expanded their services to include CT and mammography in the Chapin facility. Within the town proper there are three family medical offices, a women’s services ob-gyn practice, and a pediatrician’s office. Other medical facilities represented in the Chapin area include dental, orthodontic, chiropractic, counseling, massage therapy, and veterinary offices. Contact the Chapin Chamber at 803-345-1100 for a list of member medical facilities or check the Chamber website at www.chapinchamber.com for member listings. There are numerous human resource counseling, psychologist, and psychiatric practices available in nearby Irmo, as well as in Columbia. The Lexington County Health Department also has services available to families and individuals who reside within the county. Generations of Chapin is a retirement facility located on East Boundary Street that also houses an assisted-living community and pharmacy. Also located on East Boundary Street is Southwoode Independent Living Community. Another large retirement home, The Heritage at Lowman, is just seven miles from Chapin in White Rock. Chapin has several pharmacies in town that can “fill” any need, from prescriptions to personal medical supplies. There are two rehabilitation and physical therapy services facilities in Chapin as well. Crooked Creek Park offers many programs to help area residents stay healthy and fit, including a full-service facility for working out, classes in

aerobics, racquetball, tennis, basketball, indoor volleyball, weight training, and organized sport activities for the whole family, including soccer and baseball fields. Just minutes away from Chapin are four hospitals that offer a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, maternity, and surgical services. Lexington Medical Center is a Level III trauma center well known for its Women’s Care Center. Palmetto Health Hospital has two major facilities: Richland and Baptist hospitals. Palmetto Health Richland, well known for its Children’s Hospital, is also a Level IV trauma center and teaching hospital. Palmetto Health Baptist is one of the oldest and most respected hospitals in Columbia. Providence Hospital is known nationally for its medical and surgical cardiac services. Newberry County Hospital is just up the road from Chapin as well. Lexington County Public Safety provides Chapin’s emergency medical services; there is a 24-hour, fully staffed ambulance maintained at each of Chapin’s three fire stations. Also available within the Lexington County Public Safety 911 system is the Care Force helicopter, operating through Palmetto Health Richland, and the Life Reach helicopter, stationed at Providence Hospital. Both are in Columbia and within four to eight minutes’ flight time of all areas of Lexington County, including Chapin.

Phone Numbers for Area Hospitals Lexington Medical Center......... 803-791-2000 Palmetto Health - Richland....... 803-434-7000 Palmetto Health - Baptist.......... 803-296-5010 Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital................ 803-865-4500 Lexington Medical Center in Chapin................................ 803-932-0655


Government & Services

The Town of Chapin at Your Service Town Government Town Offices, at 103 Columbia Avenue, are open Monday through Friday (except holidays), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general town business, call 803-3452444. The fax number for the town is 803-345-0427, the e-mail address is chapinsc@sc.rr.com, and the website is www.chapinsc.com. For police, during regular hours, call 803-345-6443. For emergencies, the Chapin Police Department operates within the Lexington County 911 system, and 911 should be dialed. For information on utilities during business hours, call the Town Offices at 803-345-2444. For water and sewer emergencies, 24 hours a day, contact E.A. Services Inc. at 803-796-9231. The Mayor of Chapin is Stanley E. Shealy, and the Mayor Pro Tem is Leland Teal. Our Town Council has three members: Vivian Atkins, Kay Hollis, and Robbie Frick. Town of Chapin Administration consists of: • Clerk/Treasurer/Zoning Administrator: Adrienne Thompson • Chief of Police: David Rodgers • Utilities Specialist: Marge Lowe • Clerk of Court: Mary Ann Davis • Municipal Judge: Gary Reinhart • Town Attorney: David W. Knight

The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1991, is located at 302 Columbia Avenue in the historic 106-year-old Chaffin-Eleazer House. The Chamber has over 340 members that include retail, commercial, and professional concerns; health care providers; educational institutions; organizations; and individuals. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the growth of commerce, community, and culture in and around the Chapin area through the leadership of its members. The Chamber is lead by 12 elected board members and a president/CEO. For information on joining the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, contact us at 803-345-1100. Visit us at our website, www.chapinchamber.com, or e-mail us at president@chapinchamber.com.

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he most important concern for you and your family is where you live. If you wish to live in one of the best possible places to raise a family, Chapin is just what you are looking for. There is affordable housing available for everyone, from the first-time homebuyer to the established family looking to relocate. There are many neighborhoods with single-family residences and patio homes starting in the $100,000 range; there are also properties in the $1 million-plus range. Chapin also offers rural property for those who need space to roam or to care for animals, as well as for those who simply wish for a more private and quiet life. Acreage is also available to

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accommodate those with green thumbs, whether for a small garden or larger agricultural endeavors. For water lovers, Lake Murray is perfect for relocation, with 520 miles of shoreline surrounding this beautiful 55,000-acre lake. Imagine waking up to a panoramic view of one of the most beautiful lakes in the country! Is there a better way to enjoy life than to work and live in the same community? Many have found the perfect combination right here in Chapin, as ample commercial and professional properties are also available to buy. Whether you are looking to open or relocate a business in the Chapin area, we can accommodate your needs. In our business district, there are many retail and

Everything an individual or family needs to grow and to enjoy life at its best. professional locations available. There is acreage in Chapin’s surrounding areas that would be perfect to accommodate the needs of both small and large prospective businesses. Nearly as important as the real estate itself are those who broker that real estate. Chapin has a large and experienced group of real estate professionals who can help you find just the right place for you, your family, and/or your business. Contact the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce (803-345-1100) for a listing of local real estate professionals. Whatever your housing or professional needs, Chapin is ready and willing to accommodate you.


Recreation, Entertainment, & Tourism

Always Something to Do With the lake in the backyard and the Capital City nearby, there is plenty to keep residents of all ages busy.

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o doubt the summers are the most fun in Chapin. During the summer weekends, many Chapin residents are out on the lake boating. Lake Murray is the right lake for leisure boating, with over 500 miles of shoreline. There are many sites around the lake and a lot of water to cover. There are close to 20 marinas on the lake offering gas, bait, and snacks, as well as boat storage, launching, and boat rentals. The lake also hosts a boating poker run that’s a full day of fun. A boat tour of some of the lake homes is conducted each year. For Lake Murray information, contact South Carolina Electric and Gas Company at 800-830-5253.

If you enjoy camping, the lake is the best place to do it. There are nine campgrounds located directly on the lake and four more in the local area. Those who like to camp can hike the Palmetto Trail, which is soon to pass near Chapin. Canoeing and camping along the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree rivers is another activity that will take you away from the crowds. There are several places to launch and pick up canoes along these rivers, including the canoe/kayak launch site for the Broad River, just above Chapin. Several hotels are nearby for those who would rather enjoy the comforts of indoor plumbing. Ten miles east of Chapin, on Interstate 26 at the Lake

Murray and Harbison exits, there are nine major hotels from which to choose. Sailing on Lake Murray is one of the best ways to shake the worries off after a long day. There are two sail clubs in the Chapin area that sponsor several regattas, sailing parties, and club activities throughout the year. There is also the Columbia Rowing Club on Broad River and white-water canoeing in Columbia. The Chapin side of the lake has five restaurant/ bars along the water; many boaters congregate there in the afternoons and evenings to socialize. These restaurants offer some of the best dining around. Summer nights on the lake are very www.chapinchamber.com 19


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relaxing, whether spent anchored in a private cove or visiting friends at their dock across the lake. If you’re not out in a boat but want a pleasant evening out in Chapin, there are over 20 restaurants and four taverns in town from which to choose. And just 10 miles up the road is Harbison Boulevard, which hosts over 50 major restaurant chains and nightspots. Another 10 miles up the road is downtown Columbia, which has two business districts, noted for their restaurants and nightlife, along with the Columbia Rowing Club on Broad River and whitewater canoeing. Chapin’s sunsets are breathtaking and there is no better way to observe them than by cruise boat. Summer evening cruises to Bomb Island on the Southern Patriot or The Spirit of Lake Murray to see the purple martins congregate are extremely popular. The Vista is the historic area between Assembly Street and the Congaree River. The 5 Points Area, across town from The Vista near the University of South Carolina, also hosts a vibrant nightlife. When September comes, Chapin residents think about one thing: football. Chapin High School football games are held every Friday night and are always packed with enthusiastic Eagles fans. 20 Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday mornings during USC home games, many Chapin residents are preparing for the drive to Williams Brice Stadium, which hosts the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Being in Gamecock Country, most Chapin residents are either at the game tailgating, listening to the radio, or watching the game on television. For basketball fans, watching Gamecock college basketball is unbelievable in the new facility, which is equipped with corporate skyboxes. Since Chapin was once a predominately agricultural town, there are still many residents with ties to Clemson University. Clemson is located only two hours up Interstate 26, making it very easy to catch games in a one-day trip to Death Valley, the Clemson Tigers’ stadium. The local Labor Day Parade and Festival is one of the busiest and most enjoyable three-day events in the area, featuring fireworks, arts and crafts, a music concert, the library’s annual book sale, and  — of course — the 100-plus unit parade. Chapin Labor Day Festivities would not be complete without a host of national, state, and local politicians. Crooked Creek Park (803-345-6181) is the center for recreational activities in Chapin. The park hosts a variety of activities including weight

training, aerobic workouts, racquetball, tennis, disc golf, and several adult classes. Crooked Creek Art League meets at Crooked Creek Park and hosts several arts classes and contests annually. There are also several sports, both for youth and adults, hosted by the park each year; football, baseball, soccer, and basketball are the four biggest sports activities offered, with youth camps for each during the summer. Crooked Creek Park also has a nature trail that’s excellent for bike riding and hiking. If you’re looking for a good baseball game in the spring or summer, there is always a local game on Sundays at the town field on Boundary Street or weeknights at Crooked Creek Park. For those who enjoy playing baseball, Crooked Creek Park hosts a spring and fall church softball league, both men’s and co-ed. In addition, Crooked Creek Park hosts a winter church basketball league. If golf is your game, you’ve come to the right place. There are two fantastic golf courses situated near Chapin and over 20 public courses in the Columbia area. Timberlake Country Club (803345-9909) is located in Chapin and wraps around the shoreline of Lake Murray. Mid Carolina Club is located in neighboring Prosperity, and is also very popular among Chapin residents and visitors.


Recreation, Entertainment, & Tourism Riding motorcycles is another activity for Chapin residents. There are several bike clubs in the area that conduct charity poker runs around the lake on a regular basis. If you would rather ride the four-legged kind, there are local stables available for horseback riding, lessons, and boarding. Even with all this variety, hunting and fishing are probably two of the biggest sports around Chapin. There are ample undeveloped tracks of land in the Chapin area. North of Chapin many hunters belong to private hunt clubs. There is also an outdoor shooting range north of Chapin where hunters can adjust their scopes and prepare for the upcoming hunting season. The Broad River and Lake Murray are also excellent locations for duck hunting. The lake hosts a variety of fish species including striper, largemouth bass, bream, and crappie. There are many bass and crappie fishing tournaments hosted on Lake Murray each year by local and national fishing affiliates. For fishing information and a list of local guides, call 866-SCJEWEL (725-3935) or go to the recreation page at www.lakemurraycountry.com. If you desire to be part of a social or service group, there are many in Chapin. They include the Chamber of Commerce, Garden Club, Rotary Club, Ruritan Club, Woman’s Club, Sertoma Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and Chapin American Legion Post 193. Another way to get involved with the community in Chapin is to help with the annual Labor Day Parade and Festival, the annual Chili Cook-Off, or the Chamber Awards Dinner. Chapin Community Theatre is an excellent organization in which to explore your creative side or just to enjoy a night out at the theater. There are 14 other “off-Broadway” theaters

in Columbia, which host a multitude of plays throughout the year. For more information, visit www.chapintheatre.org. The Dutch Fork Choral Society, a group of interested singers, meets once a week at the Heritage at Lowman to practice for two programs a year and an occasional presentation to other groups. Marjorie Turner is the artistic director. If you like shopping, there are plenty of local shops and stores in and around Chapin. Neighboring Little Mountain, Prosperity, and Newberry offer antique shopping opportunities. There are more stores and malls 10 miles up the road on Harbison Boulevard. Downtown Columbia also has many shops to browse through in the Vista, 5 Points, and Devine Street areas. There are a total of five major malls in the Columbia area, with many of the local movie theaters located nearby. Frankie’s Fun Park and Riverbanks Zoo are both excellent locations to experience fun for the whole family. Frankie’s is located next to Harbison Boulevard and has many activities for kids of all ages. Riverbanks Zoo is known as one of the top 10 zoos in the country and hosts such highlights as an Aquarium/Reptile Complex, a 5-acre replica of Africa, a gorilla exhibit, an Interactive Farm, and an award-winning Botanical Garden. Touring Chapin and its neighbors, Columbia and Newberry, is a must. All three communities are saturated with museums, art galleries, opera halls, ballet theaters, town theaters, historic homes, and various historic attractions. You can learn about all these wonderful attractions and activities by visiting the Chapin Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center or the Columbia Visitors Center in downtown Columbia.

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Worship

Diverse Religious

Organizations Chapin benefits from the combined work of its area churches.

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quick drive around Chapin and the surrounding areas reveals numerous churches. The Lutheran church is well represented in the area due to the German settlers who brought their native religion with them. These German settlers moved north from the port of Charles Town, now known as Charleston, to settle in the upper portion of what is now the state of South Carolina. Some of these Lutheran churches trace their formation to the mid-1700s. As the Chapin area grew in population during the 1900s, so did the diversity of its religious organizations. One can now find numerous Baptist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Catholic, and Episcopal churches locally. There has also been a growth of nondenominational churches that serve the area, many of which offer both contemporary and/or traditional services. Chapin benefits greatly from the combined work of its area churches. One nondenominational organization is We-Care (803-345-3244). This

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program serves as a food bank and financial-assistance group for families experiencing economic hardship. The Thrift Shop, run by St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, provides clothing, appliances, and furnishings to individuals in need, while proceeds from the sales of donated goods to the general public are used to support a summer camp for underprivileged children. GOoD Works (803-345-2030) is a nonprofit Christian outreach. Their mission is to improve living conditions for needy neighbors. The founder and president is Brinkley Melvin. GOoD Works is located at 118 St. Peters Church Road. Several of the local churches offer children’s day care facilities that are open to the public. The Mayor of Chapin also hosts an annual ecumenical Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast that brings together the area churches in united worship.


Worship

Area Churches & Contact Numbers A.M.E. Hopewell.................... Chapin.................... 345-3706 Mt. Zion..................... Chapin.................... 932-7603 Providence................. Chapin.................... 345-9108 St. John..................... Chapin.................... 345-3737

Baptist Brown Chapel........ Jenkinsville................ 345-5454 Chapin Baptist........... Chapin.................... 345-3477 Little River................. Chapin.................... 345-2217 Mt. Moriah............. Jenkinsville................ 345-0203 Mt. Zion..................... Chapin.................... 345-3006

Catholic Our Lady of The Lake.........Chapin............ 345-3962

Episcopal St. Francis of Assisi...........Chapin............ 345-1550

Lutheran Holy Trinity...........Little Mountain............. 345-2841 Macedonia...............Prosperity................. 364-3786 Mt. Hermon.................Peak..................... 345-2807 Mt. Horeb................... Chapin.................... 345-2000 Mt. Olivet................... Chapin.................... 345-3333 St. Jacobs Evangelical.............. Chapin.................... 345-2309 St. Peter ELCA........... Chapin.................... 345-9309 St. Thomas................ Chapin.................... 345-2993

Methodist Chapin United Methodist................ Chapin.................... 345-2801

Presbyterian Chapin Presbyterian............ Chapin.................... 932-4821 Lake Murray Presbyterian............ Chapin.................... 345-5140 Oak Grove United.....Little Mountain............. 945-7862

Nondenominational Chapin Community.... Chapin Chapin Fellowship Bible...... Chapin.................... 345-7451 Lake Murray Evangelical.............. Chapin.................... 345-7788 www.chapinchamber.com 25


Organization & Clubs

Join the Club (All area codes are 803.)

American Cancer Society – Relay For Life............................................... Columbia...................................................................... 750-1693 American Legion Post 193........................................................................... Chapin....................................................................... 932-9596 Chapin Arts & Crafts Association.............................................Crooked Creek Park, Chapin....................................................... 345-9410 Chapin Community Theatre......................................................... Columbia Avenue, Chapin......................................................... 345-1836 Chapin Garden Club................................................................................... Chapin....................................................................... 345-5862 Chapin Lions Club......................................................................Crooked Creek Park, Chapin...................................................... 345-5892 Chapin Optimist Club.................................................................................. Chapin....................................................................... 345-3358 Chapin Ruritan Club....................................................................... 117 Peak Street, Chapin........................................................... 345-0531 Chapin Sertoma Club................................................................................. Chapin....................................................................... 932-9002 Chapin Woman’s Club................................................................................. Chapin....................................................................... 932-2272 Crooked Creek Art League.......................................................Crooked Creek Park, Chapin....................................................... 345-8701

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Organization & Clubs

Dutch Fork Choral Society........................................................... New Life Chapel, Chapin.......................................................... 345-8701 Fancy Hat Ladies of Chapin........................................................................ Chapin....................................................................... 945-0424 Girl Scouts of SC – Mountains to Midlands.............................130 Pinnacle Point Ct, Columbia.................................................... 461-3735 Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce.................................... 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin.........................................................345-1100 Greater Chapin Community Endowment.................................................... Chapin....................................................................... 345-0369 Lake Murray Moms..................................................................................... Chapin........................................................................ 447-3678 Lake Murray Sisters In Service................................................................Ballentine........................................................................749-1175 Potters of Chapin........................................................................................ Chapin........................................................................345-6001 Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise..................................................Crooked Creek Park, Chapin.......................................................401-2208 SCORE Chapter 230................................................................................... Chapin.........................................................................345-1100

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Calendar of Events

What’s Happening

in Chapin February

Daddy/Daughter Date Night at Crooked Creek Park Registration for Spring Sports – Crooked Creek Park Chapin Sunrise Charter Celebration Greater Chapin Community Endowment’s Ground Hog Ball

March Chapin High School “Golden Eagle Evening” Optimist Club Lake Murray Poker Run

April Community of Character Service Day Chapin-Irmo Relay For Life Chapin Celebrates the Arts at Crooked Creek Park Lake Murray Sailing Club Sailfest Regatta

May Chapin High School ROTC Review American Legion Post 193 Memorial Day Ceremony Greater Chapin Chamber Annual Golf Tournament Antique Tractor Show Mother/Son Date Night at Crooked Creek Park

June/July Dixie Youth Baseball Tournaments Fall Sports Registration at Crooked Creek Park Lake Murray Sailing Club Bottoms Up Sail Regatta Southern Patriot & Spirit of Lake Murray Purple Martin Boat Cruises 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on Lake Murray Little Mountain Reunion

August Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Community Prayer Walk Firefighters Appreciation Day

September Labor Day Parade and Festival Lowman Home “Jazz, Flavor & Flair” Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise Golf Charity Classic

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Calendar of Events

October Greater Chapin Chamber Spooktakular Chili Cook-Off Town of Chapin Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony Winter Sports Registration at Crooked Creek Park Kids Halloween Party at Crooked Creek Park Blood Moon on the River – Halloween at Saluda Shoals Park

November Greater Chapin Chamber Annual Awards Dinner and Auction Shops of Chapin Holiday Open House

December Town Christmas Tree Lighting Chapin Woman’s Club Tour of Homes Holiday Lights at Saluda Shoals Park Community Christmas Concerts by Dutch Fork Choral Society and Area Churches Chapin Garden Club Arbor Day Celebration

Other Regular Events The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of each month. Chapin Town Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Chapin Planning Commission meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Chapin Community Theater: Four productions yearly (803-345-6181) Adopt-a-Highway: Four times per year

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Index of Advertisers Accountant

Arthur L. Jayroe, Jr., CPA — Page 15 824 Main Street Little Mountain, SC 29075 803-345-1040 Fax 803-945-7222 ajayroe@jayroecpa.com www.arthurjayroecpa.com

Full-service public accounting firm offering individuals and businesses tax minimization. Offering income tax preparation and planning and small business services, including startups and planning, payroll services, accounting, and auditing. Erin Long Accounting and Consulting — Page 5 P.O. Box 4448 Irmo, SC 29063 803-741-6292 erin@elacllc.com

Performing financial analysis and managing business processes so you have timely information to make proper decisions for your business. Adult Care/Senior Living

Generations of Chapin — Page 7 431 E. Boundary St. Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1911 Fax 803-345-6228

Assisted Living and Independent Living for Seniors. Homes and rental apartments. Clubhouse. Full services including meals and housekeeping. Pharmacy on campus — 24-hour staff on duty in Assisted Living. Southwoode — Page 7 431 E. Boundary St. Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1911

Attorney

Harrell & Martin, PA — Page 28 P.O. Box 1000 Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-3343 Fax 803-345-9171 www.harrellmartin.com

Arts

108 Beaufort St. Chapin, SC 29036 (not a mailing address) 803-345-6588 www.judyjarrettgallery.com

• Artist’s Studio • Original Paintings • Handpainted Furnishings • Limited- and Open-Edition Lithographs • House Portraits

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203 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-9399 Fax 803-932-9299 www.drminico.net

Family Practice of Chiropractic helps families like yours to stay healthy. Offering traditional chiropractic care, massage therapy, vitamins, and rehabilitation. We tailor a healthy program for your particular needs.

• Real Estate Closings • Title Insurance • Wills • Probate • Corporate

Churches

Automotive – Dealership/Repair

Ballentine Collision Repair, Inc. — Page 21 1590 Dutch Fork Road P.O. Box 61 Ballentine, SC 29002 803-781-7105 Fax 803-781-1004 ballentinerepair@aol.com www.ballentinecollisionrepair.

• We Specialize in Wrecks! • We Have a Lifetime Warranty on Parts, Labor, and Paint • 24-Hour Towing (Wrecks Only) • All Insurance Work Is Welcomed • Locally Owned and Operated for 26 Years Taylor’s Auto Service — Page 18 285 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-8775 www.taylorsautochapin.com

Complete Automotive Service • Tune-Ups • Electrical • Shocks/Struts • A/C • Brakes • Alignments • Tires • Computer Diagnostics • And more Chiropractors

Judy Bolton Jarrett ArtCan Studio & Gallery — Page 21

Family Practice of Chiropractic — Page 16

Chapin Chiropractic Center — Page 15 1402 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-3466 www.chapinchiropractic.com

CHAPIN CHIROPRACTIC CENTER is focused on providing highquality service and patient satisfaction and we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Don’t spend another day in pain.

Chapin United Methodist Church — Page 16 415 Lexington Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-2801 www.chapinumc.com

Sunday Services Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:10 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:15 a.m. Cleaning Services

Murmaids Cleaning Service, Inc. — Page 28 205 Forest Bickley Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-600-3397

• Established in 1994 • Residential and Commercial Cleaning • Supplies provided • DEPENDABLE, HONEST services weekly and biweekly • We are bonded for your security • Call for a free estimate Communications

Karen Owens Communications — Page 29 326 Sienna Drive Chapin, SC 29036 803-413-6789 karen@kocommunications.com www.kocommunications.com

Karen Owens Communications provides marketing and public relations support for businesses and organizations looking to enhance their bottom line. My specialties include writing, media relations, special events, and website development.


Conference Center

Columbia Conference Center — Page 13 169 Laurelhurst Avenue Columbia, SC 29210 803-772-9811 Fax 803-454-2028 mreid@columbiameetings.com www.columbiameetings.com

An accent on luxury and comfort, combined with the latest technology, executive and banquet chairs, easy access to I-20 & I-26, and on-site catering makes Columbia Conference Center a unique setting for your event.

Dentistry

Chapin Dental Associates — Page 25 S. Britt Holstein, DMD R. Gregg Jowers Jr., DMD 425-A Lexington Ave. Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-5526 Fax 803-345-1793 chapindental@gmail.com www.chapindentist.com

Chapin Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry using the latest technology in a modern, pressure-free environment. Our services include one visit crowns, porcelain veneers, dentures, implants, and more.

Construction/Contractors

Gallup & Gallup — Page 28 113 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-4884 Fax 803-932-4886 gallupadmin@bellsouth.net www.gallupandgallup.net

• Design • Build • Remodel H & H Fabricating Inc — Page 16 P.O. Box 842 Chapin, SC 29036 mobile 803-518-0656 office 803-345-7398 Fax 803-345-7398 info@handhfabricating.com www.handhfabricating.com

• All Aluminum Frame Construction • Screen Porches • Sunrooms • Pool Enclosures • Repairs H & H has been turning dreams into reality for over 20 years. Visit our website to see photos of projects from Rock Hill to Charleston. Metts Construction, Inc. — Page 13 1714 Chapin Rd. Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-2211 office@mettsconstruction.com www.mettsconstruction.com

Metts Construction is a family-owned business that has been serving the Chapin community since 1975. Now expanded to include LCD Landfill and commercial site preparation over the entire state. Country Club

Timberlake Country Club — Page 5 222 Timberlake Dr. Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-9909 Fax 803-345-0661 eday@timberlakecountryclub.com www.timberlakecountryclub.com

Located 6 miles from downtown Chapin, this 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course was designed by Willard C. Byrd. The course offers challenging golf with panoramic views of Lake Murray. Golfing and dining is available at Timberlake Country Club, being accessible by land or lake. Custom Framing/Art Gallery

Palmetto Fine Arts, LLC — Page 16 107 Virginia Street Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-0265 info@palmettoarts.com

Specializing in custom picture framing at unbeatable prices, we also carry South Carolina and Lake Murray Art prints as well as local originals. We also offer custom mirrors, select home decor items, and great fashion jewelry for any occasion.

Lake Murray Pediatric Dentistry — Page 22 Ralph D. Warnock, D.M.D. 740 Old Lexington Hwy. Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-2483 www.lakemurraysmiles.com

Health Care

Chapin Family Practice — Page 18 1612 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-3414 Fax 803-345-1672

Serving the health care needs of Chapin and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Six physicians and three nurse practitioners. On-site labs, x-rays, and EKGs. Chapin Pediatrics — Page 30 119 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-2200 Fax 803-932-2225 www.chapinpediatrics.com

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” —Proverbs 22:6

At Lake Murray Pediatric Dentistry we believe that good oral health starts early. Come see why fun dental visits with us will leave your child “Hooked on Smiles” for life.

Lexington Medical Center — Page Inside Front Cover

Pitner Orthodontics — Page 27

Lexington Medical Center — a 414-bed medical complex, including LMC Chapin, offering urgent care, family medicine, and women’s services.

814 Old Bush River Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-781-5225 Fax 803-781-4780 pitcrew@drpitner.com www.drpitner.com

Whether you are an adult, adolescent, or child, Pitner Orthodontics will help you achieve the smile you deserve — and help you to smile big and smile often. Engineering

Engineering Resource Corporation (ERC) — Page 29 510 Lexington Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1101 erc@ercorp.net www.ercorp.net

Civil & Environmental Engineers Government

Town of Chapin — Page 17 P.O. Box 183 Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-2444 Utilities 345-0416 Police 345-6443 Fax 803-345-0427 chapinsc@sc.rr.com www.chapinsc.com

2720 Sunset Boulevard West Columbia, SC 29169 803-791-2000 www.lexmed.com

Heating & Cooling

Richardson’s Heating & Air Conditioning — Page 16 324 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-5221 Fax 803-345-5874

Since March 1982 we have focused on servicing and installing heating and air conditioning systems (primarily residential). Honesty, Integrity, Quality, Reliability, Professionalism, and Reasonable Cost are most important. Home Furnishings

Chapin Furniture — Page 7 1150 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-4052 Toll-Free 866-932-4052 www.chapinfurniture.com

Chapin Furniture is your one-stop shop for beautiful home furnishings, mattresses, and decorative accessories. We have just what you’re looking for, and you can get it today!

Town Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Public is welcome to attend. Walt McLeod, State Representative — Page 28

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Hilton Garden Inn - Columbia SC — Page 26 434 Columbiana Drive Columbia, SC 29212 803-407-6640 Fax 803-407-6639 www.columbiaharbison.hgi.com

308 Pomaria Street Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1538 Fax 803-345-0770

Insurance

Full-time, effective, independent leadership, proudly representing the citizens of House District 40. Gymnastics

Chapin Christian Gymnastics — Page 25 452 East Boundary Street Chapin, SC 29036 803-414-0707 chapinchristiangym@gmail.com www.chapinchristiangymnastics.com

A faith-based gym where all are welcome. Offering team and recreational gymnastics, tumbling, dance, Group and Acro Gymnastics. Birthday parties, funtastic camps, Parents Night Out.

Russell-Massey & Company, Inc — Page 4 200-A Lexington Highway Chapin, SC 29036 803-941-3650 info@russellmassey.com www.russellmassey.com

Russell-Massey & Company is an independent insurance agency that offers a wide range of insurance products for individuals and businesses in the Midlands area. Investment

Edward Jones - Harry Cromer III — Page 16 130 Amicks Ferry Road, Suite C Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-3272 Fax (866) 855-9869 harry.cromer@edwardjones.com

We’re pleased to announce that Edward Jones has been ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms.” • Annuities • Life Insurance • Certificates of Deposit • Stocks • Bonds • Mutual Funds

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Jewelers

Palmetto Gems & Gemological Services — Page 21 130-B Amick’s Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-407-6661 Fax 803-932-0610 pggsinc@bellsouth.net www.palmettogems.com

We deal in trust. With the only Certified Gemologists in the midlands, we are uniquely poised to provide a complete professional buying experience. Maximizing your dollars whatever your budget. Your neighbors at Palmetto Gems.

Recycling

Eight Acres Recycling, Inc. — Page 29 1135 Candy Kitchen Road Prosperity, SC 29127 803-364-0889 eightacres@att.net

We recycle all types of metals including steel, aluminum, copper, appliances, autos, and more. We are locally owned and here to serve you six days a week. IT PAYS TO RECYCLE. Restaurants

Veterinarian

Dutch Fork Animal Hospital — Page 29 1780 Dutch Fork Road Irmo, SC 29036 803-781-7483 Fax 803-781-7462 dwa@dfah.net www.dutchforkanimalhospital.com

Dutch Fork Animal Hospital is a small animal practice with five veterinarians. We offer preventive medicine, advanced diagnostics, dental care, and surgery. We also provide boarding, bathing, and daycare.

Sonic - Store 6064 — Page 30 Pet Care

Chapin Pet Lodge Inc. — Page 22 1212 Beagle Run Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-5082 Fax 803-345-1422 chapinpetlodge@bellsouth.net www.chapinpetlodge.com

Featuring: • 16-foot Indoor Dog Runs • “Kitty Condos” • “Garden Apartments” • All Climate-Controlled • Midlands’ only PCSA-Accredited Kennel • Quiet country setting with lots of TLC from people who really care Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS — Page Outside Back Cover

1150 Dutch Fork Road Irmo, SC 29063 803-749-9550 store6064@sonicpartnernet.com sonicboomsc.com

Situated in front of Walmart. Mention this ad at time of order and receive a 10 percent discount off your purchase. Thank you for your continued patronage! Tipsy Toad Tavern — Page 11

The Tipsy Toad has an excellent new menu and we look forward to serving our neighbors! Live entertainment on the weekends!

Ellett Brothers, LLC — Page 7

103C Beaufort P.O. Box 654 Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-4470 Fax 803-932-4188 www.tipsytoadtavern.com

Wholesalers

Vella’s Restaurant and Tavern — Page 28

Serving Chapin and surrounding areas for over 50 years with quality service, quality agents. Stop and visit our Historic home office and we will assist your with all your real estate needs! Free Lake Murray maps and info! Come see us!

Vella’s in Chapin offers a family oriented atmosphere with a friendly staff. In addition to a menu wide in variety, we offer food and drink specials daily.

912 Chapin Rd Chapin, SC 29036 803-941-7113 vellaschapin2010@hotmail.com

Retail

The Lake Murray Specialists, Kit & Johnny — Page 3

Our solitary focus is helping people buy and sell homes in Lake Murray Country whether it be in Irmo, Lexington, Ballentine, Chapin, Newberry, or Saluda. We want others to experience the magic that we are fortunate enough to live with. RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants — Page 1 1303 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-2800 Fax 803-932-4165 www.forsaleinchapin.com

The most experienced agents in the local market ready to help you with your move. Put the power of RE/MAX to work for you. Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. — Page Inside Back Cover 539 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-8300 800-756-4154 toll-free cdaniels@russellandjeffcoat.com www.russellandjeffcoat.com

Full-service real estate company serving SC for over 40 years. Call toll-free for interactive CD-ROM full of info about the Midlands of SC. Templeton Realty & Investments, LLC — Page 15 P.O. Box 223 Ballentine, SC 29002 803-413-1479 sherers@aol.com www.sherers.com

Templeton Realty and Investments, LLC was started in 2007 by local Realtors, Verdie and Phil Sherer. A $5,000 investment for 1 year earns 10 percent simple interest. Call 1-800-351-0820 for details.

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506 Old Lexington Hwy., Suite A Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-3170 803-345-9549 www.eyecare-sc.com

Eye Care Center provides professional eye care for the entire family, from infants to senior citizens. Our doctors are committed to personal care using the latest technical innovations including the optomap retina exam. An optical dispensary and all types of contact lenses are also available.

271 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1094 Fax 803-345-3668 www.cbunited.com/chapin

271 Columbia Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 803-917-0168 Fax 803-345-1904 kitoswald@att.net www.lakemurrayspecialist.com

Vision

Eye Care Center — Page 25

Boland’s True Value Hardware — Page 11 745 Chapin Road Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1336 bolandstruevalue@bellsouth.net www.bolandstruvalue.com

• Friendly, Helpful Staff • Rentals • Color Match Paint • Marine Supplies • RV Supplies • Propane • Glass Cutting • Pool & Spa Products • Pool Cleaning Service Open Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Julia Neal Designs — Page 7 910 Chapin road, Suite A Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-3320 julianeal@aol.com www.julianealestatejewelry.com

The Rivalry — Page 29 P.O. Box 663 Chapin, SC 29036 803-932-9744 therivalry@bellsouth.net www.therivalrysc.com

Collegiate / Palmetto & HS Spirit Apparel Tailgating Supplies / Flags Unique Gifts & Jewelry Custom Embroidery Salon & Spa

Aquarius Spa & Salon — Page 11 113 Virginia Street Chapin, SC 29036 803-345-1920 aquariusspa@att.net www.theaquariusspa.com

267 Columbia Ave. P.O. Box 128 Chapin, SC 29036 800-845-3711 Fax 800-323-3006 www.ellettbrothers.com

Nationwide wholesale distributor of outdoor sporting goods products. We market and distribute a broad line of products and accessories for hunting and shooting sports, marine, camping, archery, and other outdoor activities. In business since 1933.


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