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Today's News

  • Caregivers deserve special recognition

    Caregivers play a special role in the lives of the ones they tend to each day.
    Their tasks and challenges are great, sometimes outweighing the needed thanks.
    That’s why those dedicated folks are special.
    Recently a Lancaster caregiver, Karen Hoffman, was honored for her work as a caring caregiver.
    Hoffman was presented the local Family Caregiver of the Year Award, an annual honor given by Homewatch Caregivers, which is an international provider of full-service home care, and co-sponsored by the National Family Caregivers Association.

  • We must not forget the true cost of our freedom

    This is the last Veterans Remembered column in a series written in support of the veterans monument being built for all veterans of Lancaster County.
    Veterans Remembered is written to stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and to provide support for the Veterans Monument Project.
    Remembering is necessary and is a part of our character as individuals and as a community. Remembering veterans is necessary for historic purposes as well as providing moral understanding for present and future generations.

  • Vision in her eyes

    “I wear my sunglasses at night

    so I can, so I can

    Watch you weave, then breathe your story lines.”

    Samantha Rollings found the look by wearing “Sunglasses at Night.”

  • I found a friend in the swing man

    – Editor’s note: Mr. Evans is taking a well-deserved break this week. Due to reader response, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the July 26, 2009, edition of The Lancaster News. It is especially timely with the Lancaster County Fair opening Tuesday.

     

    They called it a carnival. For me, it was more or less a county fair wannabe.

    This small outfit popped into town during the lull of my summer vacation.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Yvonne Hodge

    Name: Yvonne Hodge

    Age: 36

    Address: Logging Road

    Family: Husband, Tommy, 41; children, Shakina, 20, Samantha, 18, and Justin, 18

    Pets: Four dogs, Caramel, Coco, Eight Ball and Sasha

    Job: Accounts manager at The Children’s Clinic, P.A.

    Church: Sandhill Baptist Church

  • County seeks to amend budget

    It was round two for the county’s 2011-12 budget, as Lancaster County Council reversed course and added funding back in for several county services cut earlier this year.

    The amended budget was voted on during two meetings, with first reading held during council’s regular Monday meeting, and second reading held during a special meeting on Tuesday night. Council approved both readings, though the vote was not unanimous. 

    Council will hold a public hearing and hear final reading at its Sept. 26 meeting. 

  • City seeks grants

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    The city of Lancaster is still looking to launch the last phase of its Main Street beautification project. However, work will depend on what type of funding officials receive. 

    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow City Administrator Helen Sowell to submit a $500,000 grant application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which has been a familiar source in the past. 

  • Hanging with the stars

    Keri Johnson Bailes has quite a few stories to tell about all the celebrities she recently met. 

    The Buford native spoke with Britney Spears and paused for pictures with Katy Perry, another pop singer who’s enjoyed much success in the mainstream. 

    Bailes was in the same room as hip-hop megastars Jay-Z and Kanye West and also heard from singer Beyoncé about her pregnancy before she announced it to the world. 

  • From the garden to cockpit

    Tara Bowers is proud of her husband, Kevin. She hoped to welcome him home from Afghanistan with a surprise article about him in The Lancaster News. It was a good plan, but she had to keep it a secret.

  • Williams-led Bruins roll

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    PONTIAC – A cool night like Friday might have suggested early hibernation for your average bear, but the fired-up Lancaster Bruins roared in the first of three straight Midlands trips with a 42-22 win over Spring Valley at Harry Parone Stadium.
    Lancaster, 3-1, produced its “most complete game on both sides of the football,” in taking the 20-point win over the 3-2 Vikings, said LHS coach Bennie McMurray.