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Tour draws out-of-town visitors and locals

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Thanks to the efforts of the Lancaster Garden Club, the Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 2 attracted over 100 visitors, who spent the afternoon marveling at Rosewood, Craig House, and the Privette and Chastain/Zschoche homes. This twenty-sixth annual event featured private homes, historic points of interest, and beautiful gardens and pools.  


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Habitat’s “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve Party

Welcome 2013, help us build

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Advance tickets are now available for Habitat’s Third Annual “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve Party. Get your tickets now to “Top out” 2012 and bring in 2013 with us. The “Black tie optional” party will be Monday, December 31, 2012, in the ballroom of the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Moose Dr., Lancaster, SC. Everyone is invited to join the fun.


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It's not just a shag 'thang'

The Lancaster Shag Club presents The Embers' Christmas show

By Nita Brown

The Embers are coming to town on December 9. People around here past a certain age will recognize that name – a well-known beach band that’s still entertaining audiences across the Carolinas. But they’re not coming to Lancaster for beach music, even though the Lancaster Shag Club is sponsoring the event. They’re coming to do a Christmas Concert.


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Holiday fun kicks off Saturday

By Julie Graham

It already looks like Christmas in Van Wyck, with its streets lined with old-fashioned light poles.

The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, and the Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

The two events, routinely held on the second weekend in December, are holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.


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See ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ this weekend

By Chris McGinn

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Add a little cheer to your holiday season by seeing the Community Playhouse of Lancaster  County’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” this weekend.  

This year’s performances feature 28 local actors, most of whom are children. Indian Land residents Sandy McAlister and Sydney and Sally Strader are among the cast.


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4-H pullet sale set for Nov. 3

If you love fresh eggs, read on.


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Just a Pinch by Janet Tharpe

Fancy Fall pumpkin bundt cake

We love the bundt.


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Denyse Clark, Landmark News Services

Fort Lawn Community Center changes under new director

The Fort Lawn Community Center has a new executive director who is plunging head first into projects that will make the center a place of productivity and pride for the entire town.

Libby Sweatt-Lambert, on the job since Sept. 18, has literally endured whirlwind on the job training for the past month because she said she wants the community center to truly benefit the community.

“Our goal is to find out what the community wants so we can provide it here,” Sweatt-Lambert said.


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Kerr attended all three First Presbyterian Church locations

Teeny Kerr remembers

By Sherry Archie

Imagine what it would have been like in Lancaster when the main means of travel were walking or horses and buggies.


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Debbie Jaillette, Lancaster County Council of the Arts

Arts Scene

October is National Arts and Humanities Month.

Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nations’ leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. In addition to providing a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders, the programs are dedicated to representing and serving local communities to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.


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