Food and Fun

  • Test Kitchen: Study shows chocolate cake spreads smiles

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for... CHOCOLATE! Every day keeps getting sweeter around here in the test kitchen as we taste and sample our way through the yummy chocolate confections you’re serving up. A little heat from the oven doesn’t scare us a bit when the trade-off is a summer evening spent nibbling on homemade chocolate cake and ice cream.

  • Disney's Aladdin Jr. comes to stage

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is bringing “Aladdin Jr.” to stage July 19-22 with all the magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides as the popular Disney tale.
    Directed by Elaine Reese, “Aladdin Jr.” has an all-kid cast in a stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney film with the well-known songs, “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”

  • Raymond’s unusual clay pot

    When Zan Garris Raymond found out “Antiques Roadshow” was taping in Atlanta, Ga., she gathered several pieces from her collection of Catawba Indian pottery and set out with her husband for the series taping.
    “I’ve always been a fan of ‘Roadshow,’” Raymond said. “It was a fun experience. I had no clue if I’d be on TV.”

  • Lancaster girl seeks Miss S.C. crown

    PAGELAND – Every Thursday night in June the lights went up on Watermelon Idol, Pageland’s annual music competition. Present each night of the event was Emily Moody, 18, of Lancaster.
    Moody is the daughter of Melanie Vaughn and Fred Moody Jr. and began competing in pageants as a young girl, before taking time off.
    “At one point I was just like I don’t want to do this anymore, so I stopped and just restarted in the last year,” Moody said.

  • Racing for a Dream

    The Lancaster Dream Team received their own sponsored car from Lancaster Motor Speedway.

  • Book exchange shares love of the written word

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    The Carolinas Literacy Network’s (CLN) goal is to provide the Lancaster community with different resources to promote literacy in all of its forms.
    One way it does that is with the Second Glance, Second Chance book exchange, a bookstore that lets readers come and select books to read and keep for free.
    The program started in November 2009, and has more than 9,000 books to choose from.
    From mystery to history, and biography to romance, there is something for everyone.

  • Erwin Elementary retirees get together for fun, fellowship

    Retired teachers and staff members from Erwin Elementary School met on Sunday, June 23, at the Wagon Wheel to reconnect, share memories, renew old friendships, catch up on each other’s lives, laugh and brag on grandchildren.
    Based on the response, It was decided to make this event an annual reunion.
    Many of these teachers helped open Erwin Elementary in 1975.
    The group represents more than 800 years combined years of teaching and guiding children in Lancaster County.

  • Nine generations baptized at church

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    hen Marlow Harper Murdock was baptized at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church on May 27, she continued a family tradition that dates back to the 1700s.
    Marlow, the 6-month-old daughter of Ryan and Karen French Murdock of Atlanta, followed in the footsteps of her mother, her grandmother, Catherine Potts French, and six more generations.

  • Duracell receives Literacy award

    Carolinas Literacy Network
    Proctor & Gamble–Duracell received the Literacy Champion Award during the Carolinas Literacy Network’s annual meeting on June 13 at the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse.  
    Elizabeth H. Robinson, chairwoman of the Carolinas Literacy Network board of directors, presented the award.
    Duracell was recognized for its ongoing support of literacy, especially among its employees. Karen Yarborough, employee relations coordinator for Duracell, accepted the award on behalf of the Lancaster Duracell operation.

  • Get patriotic with deep dish cherry pie

    It doesn’t get more American than a homemade pie. The combination of a flaky crust and fruity filling topped with a cold scoop of ice cream just can’t be beat, especially when enjoyed outdoors after a backyard cookout.
    And if you’re going to have pie, you might as well go whole hog! This Deep Dish Cherry Pie is out of this world! Simplified with three kinds of canned cherries it’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour.