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Poetically Connected: IL woman shares her family’s link to famous World War I poem

Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Ann Spitzer had heard the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” before, but never knew the special connection it had to her family.


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2 sisters + 2 brothers = 50 years of happiness

50 years of family

By Mandy Catoe

This is the story of two Kershaw families joined at the hip for half a century. It’s a complicated tale, so you’ll have to pay attention, but it ends in a happy place.


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Butterflies released to honor Mayor Shaw

Memories take flight

By Mandy Catoe

A dozen butterflies were released Wednesday morning at Red Rose Park in the heart of Lancaster in honor of the late Mayor Joe Shaw, who served the city for 33 years.
More than 30 citizens, city and county officials, garden club members and special guest Charlotte Shaw, widow of Joe Shaw, were in attendance to honor the former mayor.


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Lancaster native targets Food Network

By Kayland Hagwood

Chef Blair Mingo returns to his Charleston home after work.
He drops three bags from a local farmer’s market on his kitchen counter and begins unloading the night’s dinner, reflecting on the day as he rolls out an onion and begins to chop.
At work he gave about 35 tourists a cooking lesson with a little Lowcountry history. The Lancaster native works at Charleston Cooks, which sells high-end kitchen gear and teaches cooking lessons.


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Column: Is $5 too much? Doc, dad haggle over payment for home birth

Back in the 1920s and ‘30s, the doctors had that good bedside manner about them. We never knew what an emergency room was. When the need was there, the doctor came to your home, and he didn’t charge you an arm and a leg, either.
I guess I am a living example of this. You see, I was born in Peachland, N.C. You might call it a one-horse town back in the day. My dad had a farm with several horses, some cows, a few chickens and a lumber mill business.


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Love story started in POW camp

David Kellin
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Local doctor trains health workers in violent, poor part of Africa

Harris takes foot care to Nigeria

By Ronnie Sowell

Dr. William Harris IV is a beloved husband, father, son and a podiatrist with Carolina Podiatry Group in Lancaster and Indian Land. Behind the persona of the soft-spoken bow-tie-wearing doctor beats the warm heart of a man of international good will.
Only after being prompted by several of his patients did Dr. Harris agree to talk with me about his trip last year to Lagos, Nigeria, to train local health-care professionals.


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Volunteers nurture plants and people

Garden club provides garden therapy

By Mandy Catoe

The Lancaster Garden Club brought songs, sunshine and smiles to 90 clients at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities & Special Needs on Thursday.
The garden club sponsored its annual “Garden Therapy” event, which included a hot dog lunch and the gift of a planted petunia to take home.
Club President Carolyn Tolson said more than half of the club’s 34 members were on hand to help and share a little therapy from nature with the adults with developmental disabilities.  


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Lester Belk smiles for a reason

Keona Ballard
For The Lancaster News

Lester Belk smiles a lot.
He smiles when you ask him about how his relationship with his wife changed since he began dialysis.
“Going through all of this made me and my wife’s relationship stronger,” Belk said. “She was always by my side, no matter what or no matter how tired she was.”


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Arts Scene: March is Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month, and the Springs House Galleries on West Gay Street will be filled with artwork by our very own Lancaster County School District students. 
Also, the Main Street banners and art cubes on the Springs House lawn are there for all to see and enjoy.  
These projects are a huge collaboration of our Kennedy Center Partnership, which is coordinated by local sculptor Bob Doster. We are most grateful for all the support. Please visit the galleries in the upcoming days to see the creativity shown by our children.


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