from Landsford Canal State Park
To celebrate the peak bloom of the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily, Landsford Canal State Park and the Katawba Valley Land Trust invite the public to an afternoon of music and activities while experiencing the beauty of the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily.
A three-quarter mile walk on the historic Canal Trail leads to the overlook to view the lilies.
This is the largest population of spider lilies in the world and they cover this area of the Catawba River in a blanket of white.
WAXHAW, N.C. – The Museum of Waxhaws and the Andrew Jackson Memorial, along with the Waxhaw Weddington Sunrise Rotary Club, announce the final lecture of their spring 2013 “Listen and Learn” Waxhaw Lecture Series.
Dr. Abannik Hino, associate professor of history at Wingate University, will address the dramatic creation of the new nation of South Sudan at the Museum of the Waxhaws at 3 p.m. May 19.
Too Much Sylvia has had Lancaster on its wish list for a while now.
The popular cover band, whose music includes rock, beach music and R&B, is booked most weekends playing shows throughout the Carolinas and other parts of the Southeast.
Fortunately for them – as well as fans of good music – favorable scheduling has allowed them to finally make it here.
Children’s Book Week, a national annual event encouraging a love of books and libraries in children, will be held May 13-17 at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land with four free activities for preschoolers through fifth-graders.
Nationally acclaimed acts in country music, R&B, pop and even tap dance and comedy are all coming to town for the 2013-14 Lancaster Performing Arts Series.
Jimola Wade, who manages the series, recently announced next season's schedule, which runs from September to April.
Country and gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys kick things off Sept. 6. The next show is Oct. 26 for "Tap – The Show," which features a group of tap dancers.
Have you ever wondered what retirement will be like for you? Most people dream about it, particularly during difficult or hectic days at work. Perhaps you see yourself on a tropical island, cool drink in hand, gentle breezes blowing – and then the phone rings bringing you back to reality.
As is the case with many retirees these days, Jim Kershaw did retire, but not for long.
“I unretired, re-retired, unretired and re-retired again until we wound up in beautiful Sun City Carolina Lakes, where we really love living,” he said.
April turned out to be a great month in Sun City Carolina Lakes, no fooling!
Lifestyle Director Trevor Sunderledge pulled a great joke by sneaking in his bed, pjs and other sleep paraphernalia to give everyone a good laugh. But the joke on him was when he went tent camping with his family during the coldest spring break in recent memory.
The SCCL Hadassah Friends, a Jewish women’s volunteer organization that supports health, medical research and other causes, held a Game Day on April 7 at the LakeHouse to raise money for their outreach projects.
by Michele Roberts/for Carolina Gateway
From simple wooden boxes to complex systems made for an entire flock of birds, birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes.
However, one Lancaster County resident has turned them into works of art.
John R. “Cornbread” Collins Jr., 75, started building regular birdhouses back in 2004, after retiring as a truck driver in 2001.
Collins said he sold about 1,200 of the birdhouses in one year, mainly on eBay, but also out of the back of his truck.
For Jimmy Fox, school bus driving was a mission field. A retired Baptist minister, Fox has stepped down as a bus driver for Indian Land schools, where for a decade he greeted each child by name, sent them birthday and Christmas cards and encouraged them to do their best.
“I love relating to the students more than driving the bus,” said Fox, 73, a Van Wyck native. “If kids were having trouble with a lesson, I would help them with it. I tried to teach them politeness, manners and how to treat others.”
Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements.
It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.
This year, the theme of Older Americans Month is “Unleash the Power of Age!” which emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older Americans as productive, active and influential members of society.