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Out and About

  • Piedmont Folk Art Show is Dec. 1

    From release

    Artisans from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia will gather at St. Luke United Methodist Church in the Elgin Community on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to display and sale fine quality folk art that reflects Southern Heritage through a variety of art forms. Art will include – but is not limited to –  pottery, textiles, carvings, baskets, jewelry and paintings.

  • Maple leaves add beauty

    “The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry of bugles going by.”
    – William Carman

    I  have loved maple trees since I was a little girl living on a street named Maple Lane.

    I remember playing in our schoolyard and watching the double-winged fruit of old maples spiral slowly to the ground.

    We children called them “helicopters.”

    One of the first things I did when I came to our farm in 1982 was plant two maple trees near the house.

  • USCL's new picnic shelter named after Rotaract Club

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    USCL’s Rotaract Club held a meeting recently at a newly constructed picnic shelter on the grounds of the University of South Carolina Lancaster, behind the Gregory Health and Wellness Center.

    The shelter was the result of a great deal of community effort, said Professor Robert Collins, instructor of Economics at USCL.

  • Bocce ball tournament benefits Safe Passage

    Enthusiastic crowds recently came to the courts to support players and to play in the Bocce Ball Tournament at Sun City Carolina Lakes. The tournament was a fundraiser for Safe Passage, a local organization that helps victims of domestic abuse.

    After three days of fierce competition, the following trophies were awarded to the winners:
    ◆ First place: Marc and Brenda Piette and Joe and Dell Lamoureux
    ◆ Second place: Roger and Lois Unbehagen and Michael and Frieda Nellenbach
    ◆ Third place: Bill Toflinski, Bonnie George and Bruce and Joan Vanetti

  • Sun City helps out

    The 2012  Sun City Volunteers and Helping Hands drive for Safe Passage was a big success.

    Susan McClure, who served as event co-chair with Jackie Sharp, said more than $700 in checks, cash and gift cards were collected, along with 158 cellular phones and hundreds – if not thousands – of toiletry items.

    “In fact, we have so many, I’m going to give some (toiletry items) to Lancaster Children’s Home and the men’s shelter in Charlotte,” McClure said.

  • Take care of mold before it turns ugly

    DES PLAINES, ILL. —September is Mold Awareness Month and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) wants homeowners to know how to recognize signs of mold or water damage, how to catch these issues early on or prevent them all together.

  • Black Gum Tupelos provide autumn beauty

    On a late August morning while enjoying coffee beside our pond, we noticed a flurry of activity high in a slender tree near the water’s edge opposite our chairs. Binoculars revealed a large number of juvenile blue birds, red bellied woodpeckers and American goldfinches picnicking on the dark blue berry-like fruits of a Black Gum Tupelo.

  • Keeping our history alive

    From release
    For many years, Lancaster County Historical Commission has wanted a building to use as a museum.

    Lancaster County was one of only two counties in S.C. which did not have a county museum, so when the historic courthouse was renovated, Lancaster County council gave LCHC three of the four rooms on the first floor to use as a museum. The fourth room is the county welcome center, which was also much-needed.

  • ‘Watching Out & Watching Over’ local community

    Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes recently joined thousands of neighborhoods across America in the 29th annual Neighborhood Night Out, held Aug. 7.

    Community residents came together to enjoy the evening with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and the SWAT team, firefighters, EMS and Rescue Squad from Indian Land, the American Red Cross Disaster Response Unit and the Pink Tow Truck serving the Indian Land area.

    S.C. House Rep. Deborah Long and S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory joined the community and visited with residents.

  • Food coalition celebrates kick-off

    Gloria Kellerhals and Ben Boyles have been “joined at the hip” for hours on end.

    The two have worked together to increase awareness of the Catawba Regional Local Food Coalition.

    “Ben has worked hours and hours and hours,” Kellerhals said. “We’ve been together almost 24/7.”