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Annual home tour shines light on Rich Hill

Holiday Tour of Homes

By Greg Summers

A trio of beautifully decorated country homes in the Rich Hill community of Heath Springs will sparkle in the yuletide spotlight Sunday during the Lancaster Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

For Jodi and Joey Franklin, the luminous shades come from rooms lined with Santas and rich earth tones inside their Dean Lane home.

The Franklins’ neighbors Leslie and Dixon Parker let their holiday spirit glow with child-centered, you’re-allowed-to-touch décor.


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Here’s the rundown for Saturday’s festive Christmas in the City

Holiday curtain-raiser

Hold on to your toboggans and grab your reindeer reins, as Lancaster ushers in the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 3, with a flurry of fun in the Cultural Arts District downtown.
Revelers will be transported throughout the Cultural Arts District by old-fashioned trolley cars, courtesy of L&C Railway. Hop aboard and disembark at Santa’s Workshop, the Winter Block Party, the Artisans Holiday Market, the historic Springs House, the L&C Railway Museum, the Native American Studies Center and local businesses hosting holiday open houses.


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‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday dreams to stage on Monday

Amanda Harris


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IL Rotary Fall Festival brings changes

Slide into fun this Saturday

Julie Graham
For The Lancaster News


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It’s opening night for latest Community Playhouse play

‘Daddy’s Dyin’ and sparks are flyin’ for Texas family

From release


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Nutramax treats all to free BBQ, music, fellowship

By Nita Brown

The Lancaster community is invited to join together for a “Night of Inspiration and Jazz,” at the Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9.
Around here, most folks would agree that good barbecue, good fellowship and good music makes for a mighty fine evening, with the bonus that admission and food are free.


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9-hole disc golf comes to Springdale Complex

By Hannah Strong

The Springdale Recreation Complex is home to a new 9-hole disc golf course friendly to all ages.
The 3-par course was funded by a grant from the J. Marion Sims Foundation.
Disc golf sets were donated to middle schools in the county and Springdale was given an extra set, said Hal Hiott, the county’s parks and recreation director.
The set was installed in two days by the staff and Lancaster resident Steve Lambert, who designed the course.


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Good Samaritans all over the place

We were almost on the road again, until my daughter Sherrie Bailey and her husband, Tim, had a mechanical problem with their pickup pulling their camper to Myrtle Beach Travel Park for a few days of vacation.
I have always said anything manmade, mechanical or electrical, new or old, can and will eventually give you trouble. Tim always keeps his equipment in good condition. It was near Father’s Day, so Sherrie asked me and my lady friend, Martha, to go to Myrtle Beach with her and Tim for a few days.


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Community event celebrates its eighth year

Kids Day 2016

Madison Barrett
For The Lancaster News

More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Lancaster’s Preston Blackmon Park for the eighth-annual National Youth Empowerment Kids Day.
Children laughed as they played on the jungle gym and swings. Adults tried to catch a cool breeze on the hot summer afternoon and catch up with friends they hadn’t seen in a while. Everyone chowed down on free food.


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From making catapults to lip gloss, LCCA’s arts and science camps are in full swing

Science + Art

By Hannah Strong

Campers’ eyes were filled with excitement and wonder Monday morning as the Lancaster County Council of the Arts started its first week of Arts and Sciences camps in Lancaster.
Being one of the largest sessions, the Lancaster camp is hosting nearly 70 participants this week at Covenant Baptist Church.
LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said the Lancaster session has 12 classes with instructors who are certified teachers and art professors.


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