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Today's News

  • Wreaths Across America comes back to Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – The annual Wreaths Across America event is coming up, and local organizers still need your help to make this year’s ceremony a success.
    The goal is to remember, honor and teach – as the plan is to once again lay a wreath on each of the nearly 600 veterans’ grave sites at Kershaw City Cemetery.

  • Fire damages new Dollar General

    Shoppers looking for dollar deals will have to put those plans on hold as one local store repairs damage from a fire that sparked last weekend. 

    Lancaster’s new Dollar General store, at 501 E. Arch St., opened its doors a little over a month ago, but those doors were shut again after a back room fire burned in the early Sunday morning. By Monday, strands of yellow crime scene tape hung in the parking lot, preventing customers from parking or going inside. 

  • Saying thanks at Thanksgiving

    Thanks to cyberspace, cell phones, Twitter, and e-mail, reaching someone halfway around the world is almost instantaneous with very little face to face interaction.

    There’s nothing wrong with using technology to your advantage, but that’s not always the way the Rev. T. Edward Kofi, director of African Christians Fellowship International (ACFI) does things. Yes, Kofi has a Facebook page, but he prefers to reach out in love. 

  • Talkin' Turkey

    There is a quotation by Albert Einstein tacked up in my work cubicle.             He was a genius when it comes to capillary forces, general relativity, matter-energy equivalence and how light from another star can be bent by the sun’s gravity.

    It isn’t Einstein’s ability to comprehend atomic vibrations, wave-point duality and critical opalescence that I respect. Gosh, I have trouble just spelling Brownian motion and thermodynamic fluctuations, much less discerning what all of that means.

  • Naming the turkey is a bad idea

    – Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 19, 2006, edition of The Lancaster News. The story of Jim the turkey has indeed become a Thanksgiving tradition at The Lancaster News.

     

    I don’t know if it was tradition or custom, but a couple weeks before “Big Thursday” or Thanksgiving Day, me and Daddy journeyed down to Tradesville to pick up our big ole gobbler.

  • Today's Recipe

    This tender, moist cake uses pureed pumpkin to replace much of the fat and is delicately seasoned with classic Thanksgiving flavors and can be made ahead of time.

    Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    Ingredients

    1 cup all-purpose, flour

    3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

    1 cup granulated sugar

    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (not Dutch-process)

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • Christmas musical features local artists

    By Doris Hood
    Special to The Lancaster News
    After Thanksgiving, the focus turns to the Christmas season, with Christmas Day just a month away. The Pan-Hellenic Council plans to get the season off to a good start, with The Spirit of Christmas, a musical performance at 5 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion AME Church, 317 E. Barr St.
    The Spirit of Christmas features Lancaster artists Gayle Gordon, Lafayette Thrower and the Rev. Eddie Moore.
    Gordon is a well-known soprano and has performed at numerous events in Lancaster and beyond.

  • Thanksgiving is more than a good meal

    It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, the traditional kickoff of our holiday season.
    Our national day of giving thanks dates back to 1621 in Massachusetts, where we believe the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated a successful harvest with food and festivities.
    Given our economic situation, some in modern-day America may find it difficult to give thanks, but we still have much to be thankful for – health and family and freedom, to name a few.

  • Give your time, resources cheerfully

    Thanksgiving is a special time to ponder, pray and be reminder of the true meaning of thanksgiving. It is a great time to rest, reflect and give thanks unto the Lord for all he has done in and during our lives.
    Thanksgiving is a time to be reminiscent and grateful to be alive and to reach out and express our love and kindness toward our family, friends, neighbors, leaders and country. Give thanks unto the Lord for he is good and his love is everlasting.

  • Injured deputy returns home

    A sheriff’s deputy shot last week during a botched robbery is home, just in time for Thanksgiving. 

    It hasn’t even been a week since Investigator Brandon Rollins was shot once in the stomach, but Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the deputy was released from the hospital earlier this week.   

    Rollins, an 11-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was shot as he and several other off-duty deputies confronted an armed robber at the Shrimp Boat restaurant shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.