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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

Options for buying trees

There are many reputable suppliers of baby trees, from local nurseries to the big box stores. During the years I have been tree farming I have relied heavily on two sources.


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YOTM: Firsts give southern yard a northern touch

September Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Sometimes pretty yards take years to establish, but sometimes they just seems to fall in place, especially if the owners have green thumbs. That’s the case with Ronald and Susan First at 1954 Charles Avenue. The couple relocated to Lancaster from Erie, Pa. about two years ago when Ronald’s job brought them south. He was here about six months before Susan could come, so he began the search for a new home.


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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

All about the Chinaberry

‘There’s a Chinaberry tree I remember                                                           
I used to climb in and out of my window…’
Rodney Crowell,
‘Telephone Road’


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Thomasons’ yard has Southern charm and plenty of room to relax

Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Dragon wing begonias steal the show at the home of Cain and Anita Thomason at 1049 Edgemont Drive in Lancaster. They also caught the eyes of Betsy Folks and Sheila Robertson, members of The Lancaster Garden Club, who selected the Thomason yard as the Yard of the Month for August.


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July Yard of the Month

Knights’ garden is like music

By Sherry Archie

An orchestra seems to make music flow with harmonies and crescendos; sometimes a beautiful solo will steal the show.  The carefully planned musical piece provides continuous entertainment.  


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Remembering Andy Griffith

By W.B. Evans

Betcha my Independence Day was pretty much like the one you just celebrated. Well, maybe not.

The grilled steaks and sweet iced tea were good, but the July 3 death of Andy Griffith sorta dampened my enthusiasm. I opted to watch the fireworks going off over the Mall in Washington, D.C., via TV.

I did feel sorry for the folks in San Diego and seeing how their July 4 fireworks popped at one time.

It reminded me of the time my son tossed a match on the box of firecrackers, roman candles and sparklers.


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Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2012, is designated by President Barack Obama as Women’s Equality Day. As the anniversary of the 19thamendment, granting women the right to vote, it is fitting to celebrate the many strides the Nation has made towards equality over the past 92 years.
On August 24, Dr. Charmaine W. Stradford of Lancaster will travel to Germany by invitation to be the guest speaker for the US Army Garrison Equal Opportunity Program. She is the wife of John E. Stradford Sr. of Lancaster.


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Center welcomes Virginia Burgess and Tamara Carver

Welcome Center gets fresh faces

By Michele Roberts

Two new smiling faces will now greet visitors to the Lancaster County Welcome Center, located inside the restored historic courthouse at 100 N. Main Street.
The center was formerly run by Sylvia Hudson, who retired in mid-June.
“The full-time position was broken into two part-time positions,” said Debbie Hardin, clerk to Lancaster County Council and administrative assistant for the county.


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Alzheimer specialist Teema Snow plans Charlotte seminar

Alzheimer’s workshop offers help for families

By Jane Alford

Jo Ann Koffman, 76, of Indian Land recently lost her husband of 55 years to Alzheimer’s disease.
Boyd Koffman, 82, died May 21 after a long painful year for the Koffman family.
Koffman said her husband wasn’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until his death.
But it’s a common problem among the elderly. One in eight seniors over age 65 and one in two over age 80 years have Alzheimer’s, said Seth Zamek, owner/executive director of the Senior Helpers office in Fort Mill. About 5.3 million Americans have it.


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Carbone reduces her carbon footprint

Roll with the changes

By Laura Caskey

In the mornings and afternoons on Meeting Street, amongst the cars and trucks, you may see something unexpected.
Susan Carbone, a bookkeeper at Lancaster County Library, makes her daily commute from her home to the library on a Segway.
“I live in Lancaster, so the trip is only about four miles one way, and you can use it on sidewalks and cut corners to reduce the miles,” Carbone said.


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