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Today's Features

  • Chris McGinn
    For The Lancaster News
    “We are in an ever-deepening child-rearing crisis, and we need to wake up!” parenting expert John Rosemond told parents at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on Sept. 22.
    The church invited Rosemond to deliver his “Parenting with Love and Leadership from Tots to Teens,” a three-hour seminar on his common-sense approach to child-rearing. About 40 parents attended the event  in the church sanctuary.

  • Ten years ago, Starbucks introduced its Pumpkin Spiced Latte. The mix of Starbucks’ signature espresso, milk, whipped cream and a mysterious pumpkin spice syrup was surprisingly good.
    The drink has now become a fall staple for many coffee drinkers. It was different, and maybe that’s what made it so popular.
    Now, however, a trip down the grocery store aisles in late October reveals food companies have gone “pumpkin spice crazy.”

  • Ongoing
    Haunted Junkyard

    Mahaffey’s Used Cars and Parts, 1475 N. Rocky River Road, will hold its sixth annual haunted junk yard 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31.
    There will also be hot dogs, nachos, drinks and T-shirts. Cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts. For details, call (803) 416-6729 or (803) 285-1057.

  • Ongoing
    Pumpkin patch

    Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, will hold its fourth annual Pumpkin Patch Ministry Outreach from  2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 31. The patch is closed Sunday and Wednesday.
    Proceeds benefit the OYHC! campaign. For details, call (803) 285-3922 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Seven years ago, Tom and Hope Davis chose Lancaster as their new home. Relocating here from Virginia, they headed south to be closer to their children who live in Belmont, N.C., and at the time, a little further away in Florida.  While home searching, they found the perfect house at 4060 Flint Drive in the Shiloh Commons neighborhood.  

  • This is a Halloween tale, especially for my friend, Bill, in Kershaw. Bill has difficulty seeing these days, but can still picture it in his mind. I’m sure someone will read it to him.

    It was the last of October and the wind was whistling along Chesterfield Avenue.

    Aunt Bess told me that the cold air must have been blowing in from some icy place far away.

  • Members of Lancaster County EMS, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department and the city of Lancaster Fire Department are coming together for a night of fun and comedy to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Lancaster.

    The “Tribute To Veterans – A Variety and Comedy Show” will take place on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Bundy Auditorium at University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • October is Family Promise Awareness Month, when a local and national focus is put on the problem of homelessness – more specifically the homelessness of children – in Lancaster County and across the country.

    Family Promise was founded in 1988 and is a national non-profit organization that mobilizes communities and existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence. 

  • Magan Rebecca Parker and Sabino Zani Jr., M.D., were married July 13, 2013, at Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C.
    The bride is the daughter of Becky and Gerald Parker of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dixon and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parker. She is a 1999 graduate of Lancaster High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2003 and a master’s degree in nursing from Duke University in 2013. She is a nurse anesthetist at Duke University Medical Center.

  • Kristen Danielle Steranka and Charles Eric Applewhite, both of Columbia, were married March 9, 2013, at 701 Whaley in Columbia by the Rev. Mark McMinn.
    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Joni Steranka of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Thomas and Ruby Bailey of Lancaster and of Charlotte Steranka of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the late John Steranka. She is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2011 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She is a commercial designer at Miller’s Inc., in Columbia.