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Food and Fun

  • 4-H pullet sale set for Nov. 3

    If you love fresh eggs, read on.

    The 2012 4-H pullet sale is this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at Chester County Farmer’s Market, 116 Columbia St., Chester. Eggs don’t come much fresher than getting them straight from the chicken.

  • Fancy Fall pumpkin bundt cake

    We love the bundt.

    Sometimes called a fluted tube pan, these fancy baking dishes dress up any cake.

    This yummy Pumpkin Bundt Cake is from home cook Candy Ayers of Minneapolis.

    It is as pretty as a picture and as easy as pie.

    Spiced with pumpkin pie flavoring, canned pumpkin and butterscotch pudding, it’s a cake we bet you you’ll find any excuse to bake.

    See step-by-step photos of Candy’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks around the country at
    www.justapinch.com/bundt.

  • Fort Lawn Community Center changes under new director

    The Fort Lawn Community Center has a new executive director who is plunging head first into projects that will make the center a place of productivity and pride for the entire town.

    Libby Sweatt-Lambert, on the job since Sept. 18, has literally endured whirlwind on the job training for the past month because she said she wants the community center to truly benefit the community.

    “Our goal is to find out what the community wants so we can provide it here,” Sweatt-Lambert said.

  • Teeny Kerr remembers

    Imagine what it would have been like in Lancaster when the main means of travel were walking or horses and buggies.

    Elizabeth “Teeny” Kerr, now age 93, remembers those days.   

    Kerr is one of Lancaster’s special seniors who experienced those days and all the changes in between that bring us to today. She is also unique in that she actually attended all three First Presbyterian Church locations in Lancaster – from the historic church on Gay Street, to its more modern home on North Main Street.

  • Arts Scene

    October is National Arts and Humanities Month.

    Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nations’ leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. In addition to providing a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders, the programs are dedicated to representing and serving local communities to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

  • Pieces of home

    In most any situation or circumstance, the people best qualified to help others are those who have been through the same or very similar situations or circumstances. That’s why Leslie Murphy, a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps, founded the Carolina Veterans Commission, a non-profit organization based in Lancaster.

  • Change up chili with smoky, zesty chipotles

    Hail to the chipotle chile pepper! Chipotles are smoked jalapenos and are commonly found in grocery stores, either as a powder in the spice aisle or in cans with aromatic adobo sauce in the ethnic foods aisle.

    Home cook Sandi Sheppard adds flavor and flair to her pork chili recipe with these tantalizing chile peppers, along with fresh jalapenos and canned chipotle-spiked white corn. Fresh cilantro sprinkled on top cools it down.

  • 'Food deserts' a growing concern for S.C. residents

    WEST COLUMBIA — Hundreds of thousands of people across South Carolina live in communities where access to supermarkets or large grocery stores is beyond reach. In agricultural terms, such areas are called “food deserts” — communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain.

    “For a growing population, healthy foods are much harder to come by in the modern world,” Clemson University professor Dave Lamie said. “For many, they sadly are beyond reach.”

  • 2012 Red Ribbon Week national contest announced

    From release

  • Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center honors volunteers

    The Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center held an appreciation dinner for its volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse.

    More than 70 invitations were sent out to community residents who operate as liaisons between the community, their home church and the pregnancy center, said Julie Walters, who was named Executive Director of the center three months ago.