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Heat wave churns up ice cream memories

By Greg Summers

It was a sound that brought summer to a halt along every Erwin Farm street.         If we were racing our home-made, human-powered go-carts made from worn-out mower wheels, discarded lumber, rope steering and axles fashioned from metal rods discovered in a pile of rubbish from the old mill trash pile off Laurel Avenue, this sound would bring out a red flag as it drew closer and closer.


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Environmental Protection Agency

Keep your cool on hot days

During summer months, days are longer and more people are outside for longer periods of time, increasing the health risks from heat exhaustion and overexposure to the sun.
Each year, more Americans on average die from heat waves than from any other natural disaster.
And every hour, one person dies from skin cancer, which is the most common occurring cancer in the Unied States.
Staying cool
To avoid heat exhaustion and overexposure to the sun, follow these steps to stay cool and safe this summer:


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Joli Elder/For The Lancaster News

Flip your lid over home canning

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh, homegrown tomatoes.
That is exactly what it smelled like in the Carol Raye Dowling Health Services Center at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where in mid-June participants peeled and quartered dozens of tomatoes during Clemson University Cooperation Extension’s hands-on canning course.
Canning is one of the most time-tested ways to preserve that smell and taste of fresh food, but it must be done carefully.


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Morgan Turpen holds her own in national racing series

Rising star

By Greg Summers

Eighteen-year-old Morgan “Hot Shoe” Turpen has lofty dreams.


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Ida Claire! – Great Falls women start cheesecake company

They have a wholesalers license and their product is certified as a South Carolina product. In fact, Barbara Lyles and Barbara Hilton even have a certificate from the Department of Homeland Security.


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Save money, relax this Father's Day by cooking out instead of eating out

Long, low and slow

By Greg Summers

According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue’s 2011 National Barbecue Poll, 70 percent of Americans prefer to cook out over eating out as a way to save money.


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Marinades add flavor, spice to grilling

Today's recipes

By Greg Summers

When it comes to grilling out, nothing beats hot dogs and hamburgers, but sometimes you need to kick it up a notch.


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Summer movies start this Saturday

By Greg Summers

The city of Lancaster’s summer outdoor movie and concert series kicks off this week.

Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster, said there will be a movie on the second Saturday of each month through September.

Beginning Saturday, Hasty said families can bring chairs and blankets to the corner of Gay and Main streets for “Movies in the City.”

All the movies are free and concessions will be sold.


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Deligiannidis a testimony to proper nutrition

By Nita Brown

Opinions and advice on how to achieve good health or overcome health problems are a “dime-a-dozen” nearly everywhere.
But it means a lot more to hear a personal story from someone you know, who’s succeeded in achieving better health.
It’s even better if their program is simple, easy to understand and affordable.
Konstantinos “Gus” Deligiannidis, owner of Gus’ Restaurants in Kershaw and Lancaster, has a story of his own journey to good health, and he’s doing something to share it.


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Fresh always best with strawberries

Berry Nice!

By Greg Summers

FORT LAWN – In 1996, third-generation farmers David and Jimmy Jordan were looking for a crop that could be watered and didn’t require very much rain.
Their options were limited, given their location just north of Fort Lawn on S.C. 21. That was something the Jordan boys learned young, while watching their grandfather try to scratch out a cotton crop on the same ground.
“We’d sit on the porch and watch thunderstorms come through and go around this place every single time, making our granddaddy so mad he could spit,” David Jordan said.


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