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Today's Features

  •  With the holidays and the fun family times along with delicious dinners and deserts that we are destined to eat, I’m going to give you a few extra treats on how to keep your abs and waist line in tip top shape and still enjoy eating your favorite foods. 

  •  Whether dashing to visit family or just getting away for a leisurely trip, families spend the winter holidays away from home for different reasons.

    The “Three House Run”

    Christmas travels begin at 5 a.m. Dec. 24, for the Camp family, who set out on their annual holiday journey to Warner Robins, Ga.

  • Nov. 2, 2013

    There’s got to be at least 40 volunteers here.

    Some crouching, hammers in hand. The hollow sound of tools banging against the wood echoes. The noise slicing through the autumn air. 

    Finally, the progress is visible – it’s tangible.

  • Eighty-four-year-old James Hagins is a retired Lancaster resident. He spends his days taking it easy, napping in his recliner when he feels like it. When he lost his wife of 60 years, Peggy, in September of 2012, he found an unusual outlet for his grief – quilting.

    “My mother quilted, and with eight of us children, she definitely had help when she needed it,” he said. “I didn’t mind helping her, and sometimes I was the only one she would let help, because I did things the way that suited her.”

  •  If you can’t make it the mountains to choose and cut your Christmas tree there’s no need to worry – Lancaster County has it covered.

    Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm, located at 6980 Flat Creek Road in Kershaw, offers six different varieties of trees customers can choose and cut, including Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine and White Pine. 

  • Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home’s exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside.

    Though the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can quickly turn tragic if safety is not emphasized when decorating a home. When decorating this holiday season, be sure to employ the following precautions so your holiday season is festive, decorative and safe:

  • On Thanksgiving Day, Alex Sims turned 100.

     

    The Van Wyck man credits his long life to hard, but satisfying work on his 225-acre farm at the corner of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5. He bought the land after two stints in the U.S. military.

    “It doesn’t matter how much money you make if you like what you’re doing. Keep it up,” said Sims, who cut his own winter firewood with an axe until he was 97. “You have to love your life.”

  • The familiar sounds of Christmas music in concert seems the perfect way to relax and unwind on a Sunday afternoon.

    The Capital City Brass Quintet will perform at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Olde Presbyterian Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., topping off a weekend packed with holiday events.

  • This Sunday, Dec. 8, the Lancaster Garden Club will sponsor its annual Tour of Homes.

    The tour begins at  2 p.m. and is part of the Red Rose Holiday Tour taking place this weekend, Dec. 6-8.

    Now in its 27th year, the tour will feature three Forest Hills homes and one downtown location, all decorated for the holiday season.

  • Misty Lynn Hargett and Jonathon Ross Doster were married Oct. 26, 2013, at the home of Brian and Stacie Davis in Catawba.
    The bride is the daughter of Robin Hargett of Lancaster and J.R. Hargett of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of Jeannie B. Gardner of Lancaster, Richard W. Gardner of Catawba, N.C., Suzanne Hargett of Lancaster and the late Lloyd Hargett. She is a 2004 graduate of Buford High School and a 2010 graduate of York Technical College. She works in management at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Rock Hill.