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Today's News

  • Candidates say drugs, gangs are top issues

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As violent crime continues to be a problem in Lancaster County, the candidates in this year’s sheriff’s race have offered several solutions for curbing everything from illegal drugs to gangs to armed robberies.
    Facing each other in the contested election are incumbent Sheriff and Democrat Barry Faile and his Republican challenger Scott Case.

  • Catawba culture for all to see

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    For Caroleen Sanders, pottery is more than clay that’s been shaped and hardened.
    Those pieces represent her passions and dreams while forever connecting her with her rich Native American lineage. She says it’s from the heart.
    Sanders, a member of the nearby Catawba nation, started making pottery in the 1980s and has been taking it seriously since 1994. Her work has appeared in publications and been displayed at various events.

  • Springs Memorial earns honor

    National recognition is nice and national recognition two straight years is, well, twice as nice.
    That’s what Springs Memorial Hospital earned from the Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of  health-care organizations in America.

  • ‘Great tie debate’ of 2012 rages on

    Heeding Proverbs 17:28, I’ve been keeping my thoughts to myself about the upcoming presidential race.
    The notion that “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues,” is pretty sound advice.
    But I’ve finally had enough. No, it’s not soliciting phone calls, mass mailings, polls or a daily bombardment of e-mails that have me at the breaking point.

  • L&C named Partnership of the Year

    Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC was named the Fort Lawn Community Center 2012 Partnership of the Year at the center’s annual meeting on Sept. 20.  Ron Seegars accepted the award on behalf of L&C from Libby Sweatt-Lambert, FLCC Executive Director, at the event.
    L&C has remained a strong supporter of the programs and activities at FLCC through the years and is the primary sponsor of the community center’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Annual Spring Festival, which will be held Apr. 20.

  • Former Lancaster resident publishes cookbook

    From release

    Irene R. Burriss, a  former Lancaster resident now residing at Garden City Beach, has published a cookbook to help organizations raise funds.

    The cookbook is a 500-recipe collection with nine color photos and 182 pages.
    The spiral-bound book titled Sharing Love Through Cooking is a collection of “tried-and-true” recipes that are both simple and satisfying.

  • Weather causes out of season blooming

    “As I look at the blossom out of season, I hear the whispers from the old Shel Silverstein poem: ‘Anything can happen, child, anything can be.’” — Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Most trees produce blossoms in early spring, but occasionally trees such as crabapple, Bradford pear, redbud and dogwood are observed flowering in fall.

  • Weather causes out of season blooming

    “As I look at the blossom out of season, I hear the whispers from the old Shel Silverstein poem: ‘Anything can happen, child, anything can be.’” — Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Most trees produce blossoms in early spring, but occasionally trees such as crabapple, Bradford pear, redbud and dogwood are observed flowering in fall.

  • Meet your Neighbor: Jennifer L. Bryan

    Age: 48
    Address: Chesterfield Ave.
    Family: Husband, Chandler, 49; one daughter, Julia, 14
    Pets: Two beagloid mutts, Brutus and Brot; a cat, Miyuki
    Job: Judicial Assistant, Lancaster County Probate Court
    Church: First Presbyterian Church
    Hobbies: Writing, living history, community theater and sewing
    Favorite book: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

  • A lifetime of love

    There is no obstacle true love cannot overcome. Time and again, true stories have shown that love can triumph and flourish despite impossible odds. One Lancaster couple has a love story that proves that fact yet again.

    Glenda and Buster Bass celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 8 of this year. What makes this story special is that Glenda was just 15 in 1962 when she married Buster, and he was just 17.