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  • The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is celebrating the start of school with its third annual Friends Concert at 3 p.m. today at its 201 W. Gay St. gallery in Lancaster.The event will feature a family of flutists, including Erin Moon-Kelly, her mother Joyce Moon, and sisters Ryan Moon and Kate Moon-Orara.Margaret Walsh will accompany the flutists on piano.“Margaret Walsh is an awesome musician, and I thoroughly enjoy working with her,” Moon-Kelly said.

  • Between a struggling economy, high unemployment and dealing with personal challenges at home and work, there are difficulties that women to face each and every day.

  • Most of us know the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn as one of the best restaurants around.Now the 500-seat fish camp owned by the Edwards family is getting some national attention, thanks to a video that’s showing on the YouTube Web site.The 3 1/2 minute video features a young girl climbing inside, and then out of, the stuffed animal vending machine that’s by the front door.Captured by the restaurant’s surveillance system about 8:45 p.m. on Jan.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Corey Taylor, an Indian Land High School graduate and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, was recently awarded the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps’ Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while serving as the USS Shiloh’s engineering officer.The ship’s commanding officer, Capt. A.J.

  • Fireworks go with the Fourth of July like, well, the “bombs bursting in air” and the “rockets’ red glare” go with the national anthem.Here in South Carolina, where almost all fireworks are legal, shooting off your own fireworks display is a big part of the holiday.Using fireworks can be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be.

  • They don’t call it summer squash for nothing.And right now – while it’s coming in season – is the perfect time to add it to the dinner table.A fleshy vegetable protected by a hard rind, squash belongs to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers.Among substances present in summer squash are phytochemicals, coumarins and flavonoids.

  • We old folks are still in awe at just how quick the years fly by. It’s remarkable that the memories made of certain days – like June 6, 1944 – can remain so vivid in our minds.Only 11 years old, I was rushing through the upstairs hallway on a warm summer morning when my attention was drawn to the announcements on the radio.This was a day we all knew was coming.Normal broadcasts were interupted as war correspondents reported that thousands of men, thousands of ships, hundreds of airplanes had launched a massive invasion

  • Sally Deese sat beneath the giant trees in her front yard on Monday that give her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Camp Creek Community its name, watching two of her grandchildren play in a nearby swing.

  • This morning, when I looked into the barrel where we burn trash, it was still and lifeless.Just the morning before, it was pulsing with life, with the tiny heartbeats of five Carolina wren chicks.

  • DARLINGTON – Logan Gordon and Jordan Smith shared a common bond with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on Friday night.All three of them were winners.Stewart took the checkers during the running of the Nationwide Series race while Logan and Jordan got to see most of the race he won.

  • Use the Reader Comments section below to post your mom's favorite quote. Your mom's favorite quote may be chosen to appear in the May 11th edition of The Lancaster News!

  • Sometimes, we look for an excuse to start another holiday; take today, for instance. While April 16 is the day that all tax preparers look forward to, it’s National Eggs Benedict Day, too.I wonder if there is a correlation between the two. Sleep late, eat late and play golf later.

  • Slave re-enactor Kitty Wilson-Evans’ scene in Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” ended up unnoticed on the cutting room floor.

    But her stage performance as “Old Maw” in a Feb. 14, 2008, production of the David Chaltas’ play, “Two Women: One War” grabbed everyone’s attention during two sellout performances at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. 

    The retired kindergarten teacher who helps tell the story of slavery at Historic Brattonsville recently received an award she never saw coming.

  • High protein diets have triggered an explosion of interest, but just how much protein is enough or is too much?

    According to the Harvard School of Public Health, adults need a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day to keep body tissues from slowly breaking down.

    That works out to a little more than 7 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight.

    But the numbers can fluctuate.

  • It’s been much louder in the second grade classrooms at Buford Elementary School this week. Teachers Jackie Anthony, Tara Broome, Terry Cauthen, Julie Craig, Buffy Eason, Deborah Elliott and Lee Anne Robinson are having trouble keeping these rowdy, rambunctious noisemakers in line, too.No, it’s not students anxious for Easter break who are causing the ruckus.

  • Many area churches will host special worship services between today and Sunday to celebrate Maundy Thursday, Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, Good Friday, Jesus crucifixion, and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is a look at where they are so you can make plans to attend the services of your choice.

    Today

    - Greater New Hope Christian Center, 1721 Wadell Stinson Road, will hold Holy Week revival at 7 p.m. through Friday. The theme is Women of the Word.

  • Good Friday 2008 will be marked by the local release of the newly-published book “A Month of Miracles: 30 Stories of the Unmistakable Presence of God,” co-authored by Lancaster’s Women by Design ministry team.

    Two of the six authors –  Kimberly Sowell and Edna Ellison – will be signing copies of the book from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Silver & Spice Gifts, 408 N. White St.

    The book features 30 heart-warming and tender devotionals.

  • Amidst the sounds of the hammer dulcimer and musket fire, history came to life Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park. March 15, 2008, marked the 241st birthday of the nation’s seventh president.

    Logan Waldo, a fifth-grader at the Discovery School, was excited to be at the celebration Saturday.

    “The event was an opportunity to go back in time,” said Logan, who was dressed in colonial garb, complete with a toy musket.

    Dressing up and re-enacting was also on fourth-grader Jordan Reeves’ mind.

  • The men’s ministry of Hopewell United Methodist Church missed out on its fall barbecue chicken fundraiser in 2006.

    It was expected when they temporarily traded in their cooking tongs and aprons for trowels and hammers to construct an up-to-date, 1,500-square-feet cooking facility.

    But now, they are switching back.

    The new building – which started in April 2007 – two weeks after Hopewell’s 2007 spring barbecue – has been completed.

  • Atlanta Rhythm Section keyboardist Dean Daughtry is a lot older than he used to be.

    That's OK. I am, too.

    Times sure have changed – but here I am – as Daughtry and fellow ARS members Andy Anderson, David Anderson, Jim Keeling, Justin Senker and Steve Stone turn back the clock for me and a group of friends.

    I'm sitting here in Bundy Auditorium with Jimmy Addison, Ken Henry, Terry Marshall Povey, Tom Moore, Mark "Green Horn" Starnes and Jono Rabley, who attended the University of South Carolina at Lancaster from 1978-80.