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Out and About

  • 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.

  • Yard of the Month: A celebration of German roots

    Sherry Archie
    For The Lancaster News
    Forty-seven years ago, Philip and Hedwig Burbach, along with their three young daughters, left their homeland of Germany behind and moved to the United States. They were following the lead of Philip’s brother, George, who settled here in 1957.

  • Nature walks are good for body, mind and spirit

    People need trees. Literally. While we have intuitively known for years that taking a nature walk is good for our bodies, minds and spirits, researchers are now discovering that the human-tree connection can be critical to our health.
    Scientists in Japan have learned that individuals walking in woods experience more positive physiological benefits than subjects who walked in the city.

  • Cubs graduate as Pack 82 turns 50

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Five local boys graduated from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts on May 6 during a ceremony held at Buford Volunteer Fire Department.
    Chandler Horton, Austin Shipston, Mason Brasington, Hunter Roberts and JP Starr crossed the bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout during the ceremony. The occasion was made more memorable by the fact that the graduation coincided with the 50th anniversary of Cub Scout Pack 82, which was established in 1962.

  • Mission of Hope

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Whether you’re looking for a bargain or a place to donate gently used clothing and household goods, try God’s Attic Thrift Store in Heath Springs.

  • Web site offers new hope for finding lost pets

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    May is National Pet Month, a time to celebrate the furry, four-legged companions that can be more like family members than just mere pets. For most pet owners, the worst possible scenario would to be to lose that valued member of the family. But there are several resources that can increase the chances of reuniting with a lost dog or cat.