Food and Fun

  • Zesty Mexican soup brightens winter table

    Homey, wholesome and hearty, this pork posole – a soulful Mexican soup – is perfect for a winter dinner.
    Chock full of pork, veggies, herbs and spices, it’s as flavorful as it is filling – a cold-weather pick-me-up the whole family will love.
    See step-by-step photos of Geoffry’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks everywhere at www.justapinch.com/posole.
    You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch.”


  • Tour draws out-of-town visitors and locals

    From release

    Thanks to the efforts of the Lancaster Garden Club, the Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 2 attracted over 100 visitors, who spent the afternoon marveling at Rosewood, Craig House, and the Privette and Chastain/Zschoche homes. This twenty-sixth annual event featured private homes, historic points of interest, and beautiful gardens and pools.  

  • Welcome 2013, help us build

    From release
    Advance tickets are now available for Habitat’s Third Annual “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve Party. Get your tickets now to “Top out” 2012 and bring in 2013 with us. The “Black tie optional” party will be Monday, December 31, 2012, in the ballroom of the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Moose Dr., Lancaster, SC. Everyone is invited to join the fun.

  • The Lancaster Shag Club presents The Embers' Christmas show

    The Embers are coming to town on December 9. People around here past a certain age will recognize that name – a well-known beach band that’s still entertaining audiences across the Carolinas. But they’re not coming to Lancaster for beach music, even though the Lancaster Shag Club is sponsoring the event. They’re coming to do a Christmas Concert.

  • Holiday fun kicks off Saturday

    It already looks like Christmas in Van Wyck, with its streets lined with old-fashioned light poles.

    The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, and the Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

    The two events, routinely held on the second weekend in December, are holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.

  • See ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ this weekend

    Chris McGinn
    For The Lancaster News

    Add a little cheer to your holiday season by seeing the Community Playhouse of Lancaster  County’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” this weekend.  

    This year’s performances feature 28 local actors, most of whom are children. Indian Land residents Sandy McAlister and Sydney and Sally Strader are among the cast.

  • 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

  • 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.