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Out and About

  • Bootlegger’s Ball

    I knew it was going to be a fun gala this year when the team in charge of decoration asked people to save their empty wine and spirits bottles. Some of us had an embarrassing number to hand over, but what do you expect just after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s?
    Art & Soul at the Bootleggers Ball, this year’s Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA) 19th annual fundraising gala, will be held Feb. 6 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.

  • S.C. parks ready for New Year’s Day hikers

    Kyle Camp
    kcamp@thelancasternews.com

    Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster and Hanging Rock State Park in Heath Springs are holding special First Day Hikes events on Jan. 1 to help launch the New Year.
    Visitors will learn more about the cultural and natural heritage of South Carolina, as well as get some fresh air and exercise.

  • A Christmas tradition returns to Lancaster

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster County students will once again grace the stage alongside professional dancers in a classic holiday tradition next week.

  • Amazing Journey performance Sunday

    What do a German, Hungarian and Brazilian have in common? If you said, “a love of music,” you’d be right, but you’d be missing the story behind the answer.
    On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, members of the Greenville Symphony Ensemble invite you to join them as they weave a musical journey from Germany, to Brazil, to the United States, and learn some of the real-life stories behind the musical travel.

  • Mistletoe Market

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Those who start their Christmas shopping early this year will also be helping children with disabilities work to strengthen themselves.
    This year’s Lancaster Women’s Club Mistletoe Market will support Horse N Around, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program in Lancaster that works to improve the well-being of children and adults with a range of challenges, said market chair Shonda Carlton.

  • Revisiting the Panhandle's House of Horrors

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Strange disappearances, tall tales and skeletons buried for years.
    The story of Milt Chaney and his infamous tavern near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) has been passed down through Lancaster generations for decades.
    Many believe Chaney, who was arrested and hanged for stealing a slave, secretly murdered the guests who went missing after spending a night at his inn.

  • Horse N Around

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Those who attended the annual horse show and family fun day at Horse N Around Saturday, Aug. 29, were treated to numerous activities, events and food under clear skies and comfortable temperatures.
    Horse N Around, 2593 N. Rocky River Road, provides equine therapy to children with special challenges.
    Several children got the opportunity to show their riding skills at the event.

  • Living a dream

    Kelly Lessard
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Michael Anderson has been on mission since he was a senior in high school.
    That is when, Anderson said, he “got saved” and God birthed within him “a desire to be on mission, really, everywhere I am.”

  • April exhibit showcases 'Women Artists in Harmony'

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host the “Women Artists in Harmony” exhibit in the Springs House Galleries during April.
    This spring show is a collaborative exhibit of 13 diverse local women artists. Each is a talented individual with a focus and style unique to their interests and media.
    Pattie Schlesner and Shirley Wood will have many of their fine jewelry designs available in a variety of stonework, beading and polymer clay.
    Juanita Wood and Melissa A. Lawson have chosen striking works in photography for exhibit.

  • She's a real trailblazer

    Amanda Harris

    For The Lancaster News

    Indian Land native Heather Holben will be hiking nearly 30 miles to help others have a little hope.

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, Holben, 38, will participate in the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge, a hike benefitting Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina, an organization that grants wishes for terminally ill children.