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Out and About

  • Stolarski shares CSF experience with movie star

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Tracy Moss Stolarski did what many women would love to do.
    She recently met George Clooney.
    “It was one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done,” Stolarski said.
    Stolarski, a Great Falls native who now lives in Atlanta, is the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth “Lib” Moss.
    Stolarski and her best friend, Ann Winter of Augusta, Ga., attended the Brilliant Lecture Series (BLS) on May 3, at the Wortham Center in Houston.

  • Hero at Lake Wateree

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    When Lancaster residents Elizabeth and Joe Simpson went for a walk at Lake Wateree not long ago they encountered a little more than fresh air.
    The Simpsons were following their dogs along the banks of Lake Wateree near Beaver Creek when they noticed their chocolate lab, Tripp, and German shepherd, Hootie, playing with  a brown object in the water.
    “At first we thought it was a fish or something. Tripp was pulling it up with his head,” Elizabeth Simpson said.

  • Seven tips to help your landscape beat the heat

    Melinda Myers
    Horticulturist
    Summer has arrived and for many gardeners that means heat, drought and watering bans. This can be hard on gardeners as well as their landscapes. The good news is that there are ways to help plants thrive despite these seasonal challenges.
    Adjusting landscape care accordingly during the summer months can not only provide relief for lawns and gardens, but also for the gardener.

  • New evidence for positive health benefits of trees

    Joanna Angle
    For The Lancaster News
    Emerging evidence from international studies is verifying that trees and forests offer invaluable benefits to human physical health.
    Research results from the University of Illinois provide evidence that trees may also help to reduce social problems.
    Investigators found that trees draw people out of their individual homes and foster socialization among neighbors.
    These relationships then help nurture children and build a strengthened sense of community, contributing to good physical and mental health.

  • A stirring sight

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Many local residents and businesses contribute to Relay For Life each year in various ways, but one local school has a fundraiser each year that extends beyond the borders of Lancaster County.

  • Dive in! You’re never too old to learn to swim

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Science tells us 70 percent of the Earth is covered with water of some kind (not counting the water in swimming pools), and swimming is certainly a popular recreational sport. But can you be too old – or too young – to learn how to swim? In Lancaster, the answer is most decidedly no.
    University of South Carolina Lancaster aquatic instructor Anne Small has been a swim instructor for 30 years. She says age makes no difference when learning the skills it takes to be a swimmer.

  • Medical Miracle

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Chandler Lenard is no different from any other excited teenager who just graduated from high school. The Lancaster High School graduate has plans to enjoy the summer with his family, and plans to attend the University of South Carolina Lancaster in the fall. With a cheerful demeanor and a ready smile, it’s hard to imagine that 11 years ago, a horrible accident nearly cost him his life.

  • It was an honor to meet a Tuskegee Airman

    Tommicha Walker
    Special to The Lancaster News

  • Look – up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane! It’s a...glider

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Perhaps you’ve seen a strange aircraft in the sky, one with extra long wings that makes no noise at all. Rest assured it’s not a UFO or a military drone. Chances are, it’s a glider that has taken off from Bermuda High Soaring School in eastern Lancaster County.

  • Join fight against diabetes Saturday at Famdamily's

    On Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a family fun day at Famdamily’s Restaurant, 1227 Great Falls Highway. Hair chalking, face painting, a dunking booth, children’s karaoke, diabetes testing and arts and crafts are just some of activities planned for the event.