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Faces and Places

  • Called to Hunt

    Many of us probably take for granted the act of doing things outdoors.

    Whether it be hunting, fishing or participating in some outdoor sport, we don’t think twice about the opportunity.

    A group of local state troopers, however, have come together to help those with disabilities also enjoy the great outdoors.

    Mobility Outdoors for Christ is the name of the organization, and First Sgt. Paul Harrison of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said he felt the idea was a calling from the Lord.

  • Impressive desserts for the holidays

    The main course may make a meal, but let’s be honest, isn’t it the dessert that you’re really waiting for? Well, you’re not alone.  Sweet tooths of the world unite, and enjoy this sweetest of all seasons. And while you’re at it, why not make a celebratory splash of your own by serving up holiday sweets as pretty as they are delicious?

  • Tour of Homes

    This weekend you don’t want to miss the annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Lancaster Garden Club.

    In addition, Lancaster Garden Club and arts council organizers teamed up to make a concert featuring South Carolina’s own Capital City Brass Quintet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Cultural Arts Center.

    What better way to end your day of holiday activities than with an entertaining classical holiday concert?

  • Stability and motion equally important

    It is vital to maintain the characteristics of joint stability and joint mobility throughout life regardless of your age or physical stamina.
    It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior.
    Understanding core and joint strength, as well as joint mobility can save us from years of joint pain, arthritis and limited mobility as we age.
    Some of you may actually already have stability and mobility exercises added to your daily schedule.

  • Saving baby Susan

    Ginger Petty
    Special to The Lancaster News

    In July 2011, here in Lancaster, residents started seeing fund-raising jars for a little girl with “Saving Baby Susan” etched on them, not knowing the whole story behind the girl or those jars.
    Well, here is that story from her mother’s words and heart.

    On Dec. 16, 2010, Susan, or “Bean” as she was known by family and friends, was a healthy and normal 18-month-old child.

  • Holiday food safety tips

    Great food is the centerpiece of any holiday celebration, and practicing safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of holiday meal preparation. There are certain steps you can take to keep friends and family safe from food poisoning.

    “The kitchen can be chaotic and it can be challenging to keep food safety top of mind when dealing with a whole holiday meal, from turkey to trimmings,” cautions Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education.

  • TOPS ‘Sets the Table’ for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    MILWAUKEE, WI – This holiday season, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, encourages people to change the way they think about eating during family gatherings to avoid seasonal weight gain. Being prepared, having a game plan, and staying positive are all keys to mindful eating during celebrations, allowing you to enjoy time with loved ones without worrying about your food choices.

    TOPS offers several tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving and other upcoming holiday get-togethers without regret:

  • Shannon Wessinger

    By Tom Didato
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Editor’s note: This story was first printed in the (Camden) Chronicle-Independent and is reprinted here with their permission.

    Sometimes she carries her arms in her backpack. But Shannon Wessinger still wears her heart on her sleeve.

  • Remember When: I’ll just let ol’ Tiger sleep it off

    Lancaster folks were a bit antsy the last week of October 1940.
    All of this war stuff was taking a toll.

    James Williams of Route 4 and Henry Flynn of Elm Street were among the first soldiers whose draft numbers were drawn from a fish bowl in Washington, D.C., that week.

    It had been a tough week. Friday night’s weather had messed up the football game between Lancaster and Fort Mill.

    The game ended in a 7-7 tie. Some didn’t go ’cause of the rain and the ones who went were mad about the outcome.

  • Kirkin' o' the Tartan Nov 4.

    First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., will present is annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service at 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

    The ancient tartan ceremonies started in the 1700s as way for Scottish clans to rededicate their families to God.

    The service had its beginnings in the United States during World War II, when the late Dr. Peter Marshall preached a series of sermons to raise funds to aid Scottish churches. Dr. Marshall’s sermons were popular. When asked to entitle his May 2, 1943, message, Marshall suggested the tartans name.