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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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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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Harpers’ yard full of the colors of summer

Yard of the Month: Colors of summer are all around

By Sherry Archie

This year, shades of pink and orange are popular in everything from clothes to flowers. That’s what makes the yard of Cynthia and Jerry Harper at 2657 Quiet Acres Road so appealing. It is filled with all the colors of summer including those vibrant pinks and oranges. Having a well kept yard filled with flowers has always been a passion for Cynthia. With flower gardens designed throughout the yard, Cynthia makes sure they are laden with a blend of color from perennials and annuals.


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Year-round color; Jewetts find their ideal home, yard

August Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Ten years ago, Mike and Jennifer Jewett moved to Lancaster from Missouri.   


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Stuart Graham creates a dream yard for his dream house

May Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Growing up, Stuart Graham attended Van Wyck Presbyterian Church with his family.  
Just two doors down from there stood a bright yellow home known throughout the tight knit community as the old Hyatt house.  
At the time, Graham never realized the keys to the 1898 Victorian-style home at 5154 Old Hickory Road would one day be in his pocket.
Graham had always admired the house and was excited to learn in 2003 it was to be sold at an auction.


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Steeles' yard paints 'the picture of springtime'

March Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

When Grace and Clyde Steele moved into their home at 1206 Trailstream Drive nine years ago, the 3-acre lot was filled with trees, leaving little space for sunshine to touch the ground.  That’s the way her daughter, Cindy McDonald, liked it. Cindy previously lived in this home with her husband, Jimmy, and their children. After her family moved to Myrtle Beach, the house stood empty for about six years.  


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Mungo business gets high marks for curb appeal

Repeat performance

By Sherry Archie

History can and does repeat itself. 


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Pecan trees, open space have special significance for Funderburk family

Childhood memories

By Sherry Archie

Childhood memories mean a lot to David and Tammy Funderburk.
That concept is what the Funderburks focused on when landscaping their yard at 610 W. Shiloh Unity Road.
They are hoping that vision goes a long way in helping their children, Holly, 28, and Rod, 21, and grandchildren, Gunnar, Drake and Alyson, build some special memories, too.   
They had no idea their efforts would get them recognized in the local community.
The Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs selected the Funderburks’ yard as  Yard of the Month for October.


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