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Faces and Places

  • Storytelling in the park this weekend

    Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms in history, a tradition that stretches back to the dawn of mankind.

    In fact, storytelling is at the heart of Lancaster County’s newest festival – the second annual Storytelling in the Park festival at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Hosted by the Carolinas Literacy Network and AJSP, the event is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • A love that won't LEGO

    Anyone who says LEGO bricks are just a toy, clearly hasn’t met Kim Baldwin.

    Baldwin, a new speech therapist at Heath Springs Elementary School, has organized a LEGO robotics team to teach young people the properties of engineering, as well as develop a newfound respect for the classic toy.

    The team consists of seven boys, all in the fifth grade, who were chosen last year by their teachers and guidance counselors to participate in the program.

  • L&C named Partnership of the Year

    Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC was named the Fort Lawn Community Center 2012 Partnership of the Year at the center’s annual meeting on Sept. 20.  Ron Seegars accepted the award on behalf of L&C from Libby Sweatt-Lambert, FLCC Executive Director, at the event.
    L&C has remained a strong supporter of the programs and activities at FLCC through the years and is the primary sponsor of the community center’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Annual Spring Festival, which will be held Apr. 20.

  • Former Lancaster resident publishes cookbook

    From release

    Irene R. Burriss, a  former Lancaster resident now residing at Garden City Beach, has published a cookbook to help organizations raise funds.

    The cookbook is a 500-recipe collection with nine color photos and 182 pages.
    The spiral-bound book titled Sharing Love Through Cooking is a collection of “tried-and-true” recipes that are both simple and satisfying.

  • Weather causes out of season blooming

    “As I look at the blossom out of season, I hear the whispers from the old Shel Silverstein poem: ‘Anything can happen, child, anything can be.’” — Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Most trees produce blossoms in early spring, but occasionally trees such as crabapple, Bradford pear, redbud and dogwood are observed flowering in fall.

  • Weather causes out of season blooming

    “As I look at the blossom out of season, I hear the whispers from the old Shel Silverstein poem: ‘Anything can happen, child, anything can be.’” — Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Most trees produce blossoms in early spring, but occasionally trees such as crabapple, Bradford pear, redbud and dogwood are observed flowering in fall.

  • Meet your Neighbor: Jennifer L. Bryan

    Age: 48
    Address: Chesterfield Ave.
    Family: Husband, Chandler, 49; one daughter, Julia, 14
    Pets: Two beagloid mutts, Brutus and Brot; a cat, Miyuki
    Job: Judicial Assistant, Lancaster County Probate Court
    Church: First Presbyterian Church
    Hobbies: Writing, living history, community theater and sewing
    Favorite book: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

  • A lifetime of love

    There is no obstacle true love cannot overcome. Time and again, true stories have shown that love can triumph and flourish despite impossible odds. One Lancaster couple has a love story that proves that fact yet again.

    Glenda and Buster Bass celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 8 of this year. What makes this story special is that Glenda was just 15 in 1962 when she married Buster, and he was just 17.

  • Most school-aged eye injuries are sports-related

    CHICAGO – Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats someone for a sports-related eye injury.

    According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in America, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.
     
    The results of an eye injury can range from temporary to permanent vision loss.

  • Fall care for healthy lawns

    Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

    Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stressors of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn.