.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Out and About

  • Umeh joins Air Force, promises to come home after duty

    A farewell celebration was held Saturday at Children First Medical Center, as Dr. Uchenna Umeh prepares to leave at the end of this month to join the Air Force.

    “I decided to join because I want to give back to the country that has given me so much,” Umeh said. “My plan is to return to Lancaster after my four-year term. I’ve been here for close to 14 years, and I will be back.”

  • Buckland Presents: Buckland brings bluegrass to a new generation

    If you happen to be in the Unity community on the second Friday of the month, you may hear the sound of music coming from Buckland Presents off in the distance. When you go down Buck Brasington Road and get a little closer, you will see, good ole normal folks just having a fun time with their families and tapping their toes to the beat of the bluegrass music coming from the stage, while their children play on the huge homemade playground behind them.

  • Mums & Poppies seek help with library project


    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Mums & Poppies Garden Keepers are in full bloom this year.

    The good news is they want to include you in their expansive library landscape project.

    First, let’s take a look at the history of their library projects.

    In 2011, the club held a plant sale and raised $600.

    After much research, discussion and investigation, “we decided to ‘adopt’ the library and work to enhance the grounds,” said Carol Williams, club president.

  • Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

    While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.

    Food and lifestyle expert Evette Rios has five easy tips to help families pack a healthier lunch and turn a good lunchbox into a great lunchbox:

  • 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.