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Faces and Places

  • Council of the Arts’ 2012 gala set for May 12

    Nonprofit organizations like the Lancaster County Council of the Arts depend on the good will of others to be able to carry out their mission in the community. Those of us who love and believe in our work in the not-for-profit sector delight in the shared experiences provided for and by our community “family” members. This month’s column will highlight many of the cultural opportunities and events we hope you will share with us.

    Arts gala on May 12

  • Church honors its ‘foundation’

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Members of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church gathered April 14 to pay tribute to the eldest members of the church, with a program entitled “Remembering Our Past, Honoring Our Present, and Celebrating Our Future.”
    Eleven members of the congregation, ranging in age from 82 to 96, were honored during the program. They  include Huretta White, Beulah Benson, Burnez Brown, Carrie L. Waiters, Almetta Cunningham, Creola Moses, Idell Waiters, Charlie Smith, Oscar Hall and Jerry Mingo.

  • The Hinson Girls Pick and Win at RenoFest

    By Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    The Hinson Girls went to Hartsville and came home state bluegrass champions.
    The four sisters – Katelyn, 12, on mandolin and lead vocals, 14-year-old twins Allison and Melissa on banjo and bass, and Kristin, 17, on guitar and fiddle – won the band contest at RenoFest on the fourth weekend of March.
    The festival is named for Don Reno, a bluegrass legend from South Carolina.

  • Sherrill turns ‘What if?’ into a novel

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    It only takes watching the 6 o’ clock news or picking up a copy of the newspaper on any given day to find out that some sort of violence has taken place somewhere in the county, state, country or some other part of the world.
    But what if violent tendencies were not limited to just select members of the population? What if every individual in the world gave in to thoughts and acts of violence? One local author considered that fact, and wrote a book in which such an apocalyptic situation becomes real.

  • Summers crosses balloon ride off her bucket list

    Jackie Summers has never been on a hot air balloon ride before, so she added that to her bucket list. On the morning of April 13 she got her wish.
    Robert Summers set up the event for his wife, who has a form of cancer. Robert brought a Relay for Life sign with the words “Doctor Driver” to take with them in the basket.

  • 12-Week Challenge heads into final leg

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their third progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story
    We just finished week seven of the challenge and while I am still so happy I did this, I am realizing why it is called a “challenge” now.

  • Mother’s work with Run for Ryan memorializes son

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Each spring, Donna White, with the help of her committee, turns a negative into a positive.
    The date for that switch this year is April 14.
    That’s when the sixth annual Run for Ryan, a Kleine-Levin Syndrome fundraiser and awareness event that includes the county track meet, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lancaster High School track.

  • Reducing sodium is hardest resolution

    By now, most New Year’s resolutions have fallen to the wayside.
    I make them every year. This year, after much thought and soul searching, I decided to tackle the hardest resolution of them all: I’m reducing the sodium in my diet.
    As far as resolutions go, it doesn’t have the popularity of “losing 10 pounds,” “paying off debt” or “reading the Bible through.”

  • Training hard for 12 weeks: Photos show physical changes

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their second progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story
    Four weeks down and I am so glad I did this. I have made some serious progress already, although I have a long way to go. I tend to be a little impatient, so to finally see some significant changes really helps me focus.

  • Toeing the line

    NASHVILLE – When Lancaster native Kassie Jordan hits the stage with her band, she knows immediately who the movers and shakers along Music Row are.

    Hailed by one critic as “one of the hardest working girls in music around Nashville and a force to be reckoned with,” the 2000 Buford High School graduate just released her first CD, “Timing,” on Feb. 19.