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Out and About

  • 9-hole disc golf comes to Springdale Complex

    The Springdale Recreation Complex is home to a new 9-hole disc golf course friendly to all ages.
    The 3-par course was funded by a grant from the J. Marion Sims Foundation.
    Disc golf sets were donated to middle schools in the county and Springdale was given an extra set, said Hal Hiott, the county’s parks and recreation director.
    The set was installed in two days by the staff and Lancaster resident Steve Lambert, who designed the course.

  • Good Samaritans all over the place

    We were almost on the road again, until my daughter Sherrie Bailey and her husband, Tim, had a mechanical problem with their pickup pulling their camper to Myrtle Beach Travel Park for a few days of vacation.
    I have always said anything manmade, mechanical or electrical, new or old, can and will eventually give you trouble. Tim always keeps his equipment in good condition. It was near Father’s Day, so Sherrie asked me and my lady friend, Martha, to go to Myrtle Beach with her and Tim for a few days.

  • Kids Day 2016

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Lancaster’s Preston Blackmon Park for the eighth-annual National Youth Empowerment Kids Day.
    Children laughed as they played on the jungle gym and swings. Adults tried to catch a cool breeze on the hot summer afternoon and catch up with friends they hadn’t seen in a while. Everyone chowed down on free food.

  • Science + Art

    Campers’ eyes were filled with excitement and wonder Monday morning as the Lancaster County Council of the Arts started its first week of Arts and Sciences camps in Lancaster.
    Being one of the largest sessions, the Lancaster camp is hosting nearly 70 participants this week at Covenant Baptist Church.
    LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said the Lancaster session has 12 classes with instructors who are certified teachers and art professors.

  • Community Playhouse performs Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians Kids’

    This Friday is opening night for the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s production of the Disney musical “101 Dalmatians Kids.”
    The first performance of the six-show run is 7:30 p.m. at the Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E Meeting St., Lancaster.
    The childhood classic is about the rescue of Dalmatian puppies from Cruella de Vil and her henchmen, who want to use the puppies for a new fur coat.

  • All things watermelon

    Kevin Smith
    Landmark News Service

    Dozens of vendors and an expected crowd of 20,000 will cram the streets of Pageland this Friday and Saturday for the 65th-annual Pageland Watermelon Festival.
    The festival has built a following across the South, filling the small downtown with shoppers, eaters, runners, parade-watchers and concert-goers.

  • Farmers market opens Saturday, with local fruits, veggies, crafts

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    Peaches, strawberries, squash and other local produce will go on sale June 4 at the Lancaster Farmers Market, and market manager Mike Barnes hopes people take advantage of the great prices and produce.

  • On Faith: Sit, think and ask: What is my story?

    I love to read those great stories in the Bible of adventure, intrigue and excitement. Stories that trace the steps of people who lived life to the fullest, facing insurmountable odds and overwhelming obstacles.
    Their stories have been saved for future generations to read, enjoy and learn. What am I supposed to learn from the story of Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Peter, Paul, Jesus or countless others?

  • Ciompi Quartet known for versatility, sophistication

    Organizers of the Vivian Major Robinson Concerts have another musical treat in store for the Lancaster community. Sunday’s performance by Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet at the Cultural Arts Center features composers covering the musical spectrum from Romantic to Modern.
    The Lancaster audience will recognize familiar composers Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, and George Gershwin, and be introduced to the lesser-known early 20th century Austrian composer Anton Webern. Webern was a pioneer in the use of the 12-tone musical technique.

  • Playhouse tackles massive ‘CATS’ production

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Colorful costumes, unique characters, music and choreography bring a classic story to life right in Lancaster this weekend.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is taking on its most challenging production yet, “CATS,” one of the longest running shows on Broadway. The musical is based on the Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.