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Today's News

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Charlie Cheney always willing to help


    The shiny pins on Charlie Cheney’s baseball cap begin to tell the story of just how much he enjoys volunteering for the local Veterans Affairs office.
    Cheney is one of eight people who drive Lancaster County veterans to doctor appointments at the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia. A former military serviceman himself, Cheney said he’s happy to be of assistance.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Senior Circle adviser reaches out to seniors

    As the new adviser of the Springs Memorial Hospital chapter of Senior Circle, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful community resource.   
    I began my working career in banking and most recently worked in the funeral industry. In both of these positions, the most enjoyable part of my job was getting to know my customers and serving their needs.  During this time, I have made many lasting friendships.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011: Seniors stay in step, active with Zumba

    Sixty-eight-year-old Kitty Ormand is determined to keep active.
    Having survived a brain aneurysm in 2008 followed by brain surgery, Ormand wasn’t sure if she’d be able to continue her regular workout at Curves. Today, she not only continues that workout, but she has joined the Zumba class there.
    Zumba is an aerobic fitness program that originated in Colombia, South America in the 1990’s and incorporates Latin rhythms.

  • The bereaved need help to cope

    Bereavement is a powerful, life-changing experience that most people find overwhelming the first time.
    Although grief is a natural process of human life, most of us are not inherently able to manage it alone. At the same time, others are often unable to provide aid or insight because of discomfort with the situation and the desire to avoid making things worse.
    The following explains how some of our “normal” assumptions about grief may make it more difficult to deal with.
    Five assumptions that may complicate grief

  • Sun City celebrates International Pickle Ball Week

    INDIAN LAND – If exercise and socializing are key to good health, then Sun City Carolina Lakes residents are determined to be healthy while actively enjoying life.
    One of the best examples of this duality is the pickleball enthusiasm explosion.
    Recently, the Sun City Pickleball Club, in recognition of International Pickleball Week, called upon all community residents to join them in celebration.
    The Festival of Fun began with all interested community members arriving at the Lake House Courts with a pickleball paddle for a photo shoot.

  • Work continues on station

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Things are looking a lot different these days at the Heath Springs Fire Department station on Duncan Street
    New brick accents the outside of what will be quite an upgrade for the department when renovations are done. The project, which is about 70 percent complete, will give department members more than three times the space they’ve had in the past.
    Fire Chief Patrick Helms gave an update on the work during the Heath Springs Town Council’s meeting April 19.

  • USCL plans for new growth

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster has big plans for its campus — and it won’t be long now before the public begins seeing some of those plans take shape.
    First up, and most immediate, the school is finally moving ahead with plans for a 30,000-square-foot classroom building.
    “We should finally be making a decision on architectural and engineering firms on May 12,” USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano said.

  • Slowing down drivers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land neighborhood will lower its speed limits thanks to a traffic study and the efforts of Lancaster County Council.
    Months after residents from the Brookchase neighborhood voted to create their own tax district to fund road repairs in the development, Council considered a recommendation to place a lower speed limit along those roads. The neighborhood is located in Indian Land along U.S. 521, not far from Inspiration Ministries’ City of Light.  

  • 2011 Red Rose Festival is slated for May 13-14

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    An impromptu game of hopscotch at the 2010 Red Rose Festival is the inspiration behind the promotion for this year’s festival.
    Over the last few weeks, you may have seen fliers for the 2011 Red Rose Festival, which is May 13 and 14 in downtown Lancaster. The event is considered the city of Lancaster’s signature event.
    The flier is highlighted by a huge red rose and two girls playing hopscotch, the popular children’s game often played in the streets or at playgrounds.

  • Bake sale to help pay for Andy’s surgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A group of local stylists and cosmotologists are hoping a plethora of tasty treats will help raise money for a special-needs teen’s risky heart procedure.