Features http://www.thelancasternews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Column: Now’s the time to help lawns recover from summer stress http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/column-now%E2%80%99s-time-help-lawns-recover-summer-stress <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/melinda_myers_fertilizing_with_a_spreader_2012.jpg" alt="Melinda Myers fertilizes the lawn with a sprayer." title="Melinda Myers fertilizes the lawn with a sprayer." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As summer fades into fall, it&rsquo;s time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.</p> <p> Keep mowing your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool-season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass, and you want it 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches tall. Warm-season grasses like Bermuda, carpetgrass, centipede and zoysia should be grown at 1 to 2 inches tall while St. Augustine should a bit higher, 2 to 3 inches, for best results.</p> Hand-crafting pottery in the Catawba tradition http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/hand-crafting-pottery-catawba-tradition <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hs_4132.jpg" alt="Brown holds a partially dried turtle. " title="Brown holds a partially dried turtle. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Catawba Nation potter Keith Brown is coming to the University of South Carolina Lancaster&rsquo;s Native American Studies Center for four-month artist-in-residence program sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission.</p> <p> Brown will be at the center in downtown Lancaster from Aug. 25 through Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and every other Saturday.</p> <p> Brown will provide visitors with demonstrations, share how Catawba pottery is made and explain the history of the tradition.</p> Green - Montgomery Engagement http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/green-montgomery-engagement <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/green_montgomery_0.jpg" alt="William Montgomery and Nathalia Green" title="William Montgomery and Nathalia Green" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Nathalia Nicole Green, daughter of the late Pinckney and Susie Green, announces her engagement to William Louis Montgomery, all of Lancaster.<br /> The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016, at St. Paul AME Church in Lancaster.<br /> Miss Green is a 1975 graduate of Lancaster High School. She is a former employee of Duracell.<br /> Mr. Montgomery is the son of the late Clarence Alexander of Rock Hill and the late Annie Lou Elder of Lancaster.<br /> Neal - Taylor Engagement http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/neal-taylor-engagement <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4555_psdcopy.jpg" alt="Reece Taylor and Laura Neal" title="Reece Taylor and Laura Neal" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Neal announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Neal, to Reece Taylor, all of Kershaw.<br /> The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church in Heath Springs.<br /> Workman - Stevens Engagement http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/workman-stevens-engagement <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/workman_stevens_engagement_color.jpg" alt="Chery Workman and Corey Stevens" title="Chery Workman and Corey Stevens" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mr. and Mrs. Tony Workman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Chery Workman, to Corey Stevens of Aynor.<br /> The wedding is planned for Oct. 8, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C.<br /> Miss Workman is the granddaughter of Myrtis McManus and the late E.J. McManus Jr. of Lancaster and the late Azilee and Richard Workman of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School, and a 2015 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Christian ministry. She is the Family Life Minister at Hyde Park Baptist Church.<br /> Plyler - Poulos Engagement http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/plyler-poulos-engagement <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/plyler_poulos_engagement_color.jpg" alt="Spiro Poulos and Drewid Plyler" title="Spiro Poulos and Drewid Plyler" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Ronald and Cheryl Plyler announce the engagement of their daughter, Drewid Dyneane Plyler, all of Lancaster, to Spiro Gus Poulos of Chester.<br /> The wedding is planned for April 22, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte.<br /> Miss Plyler is the granddaughter of the late Pinkney Andrew Plyler and the late Earlene Caskey Plyler and the late Nathan Rayvon Hall and the late Bette Lewis Wright Hall.<br /> Bowen - Hance Wedding http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/bowen-hance-wedding <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bowen_hance_wedding_color.jpg" alt="Furman Hance and Cris Bowen" title="Furman Hance and Cris Bowen" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Cris Bowen and Furman Hance were married June 25, 2016, at Faith Assembly of God in Rock Hill by Pastor Brian Keith.<br /> The bride is originally of Colonial Beach, Va., and the groom is of Lancaster.<br /> Following the ceremony, the bride and groom hosted a seated reception in the Faith Caf&eacute;.<br /> After a short honeymoon, Cris and Furman will reside in Rock Hill.</p> Train Hard, Eat Healthy: A better blueprint for healthy living http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/train-hard-eat-healthy-better-blueprint-healthy-living <p> We all have heard of blueprints or patterns. They&rsquo;re basically maps that we follow to physically build something, like a house or a piece of clothing.<br /> The kinds of blueprints I&rsquo;ll talk about today give us directions to constructing better thoughts, actions and emotions.<br /> I&rsquo;ll give you three specific things you can do to help take your health blueprint to a higher level.<br />