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Painting with a purpose

Two fourth-graders from Malvern Hill Baptist Church and Camden Elementary School had a goal: revamp the visitation room at the Department of Social Services (DSS) to make it more child-friendly for foster children who come through. McKenzie Taylor and Madison Williams ran two lemonade stands to raise the money. They also received two gift cards donated by Wal-Mart totaling $125, a can of paint donated by Lowe's and the hard work from the Malvern Hill Baptist Church youth group to complete the project. The group, including the two girls, sanded, painted walls and bookshelves, cleaned, steam cleaned the furniture ...

October 26, 2011 | | Localife


Outreach Bicycles aims to provide 100 children with wheels this holiday season

It's the time of year when Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to a needy child. This year, Alesha Hudson's (right) goal is to donate 100 bicycles. She did not reach her goal last year of 100, but was able to collect a total of 85 bikes and see 85 smiling faces.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


Five generations together

On Aug. 2, Jillian Leigh Odom and Charles "Charlie" Allen Furniss announced the birth of a baby boy, Mason Allen Furniss. Mason then became the fifth living generation in the family. Great-great-grandmother Sara Douglas Morris, great-grandmother Alice Morris Furness, grandfather Charlie "Allen" Furniss, father Charles "Charlie" Allen Furniss, and son Mason Allen Furniss are featured in the photo.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


FAC brings drive-in movie, Finally Friday concert series to Camden

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning two family-oriented events this month. A Drive-In Movie Night is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. featuring Stephen Spielberg's popular movie, "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." The following weekend marks the return of the popular outdoor music series, Finally Friday, with its Halloween edition from 6 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Admission to both events is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Music Association to host fall general meeting

The Camden Music Association will host its fall general meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas Reed House, on the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. The objective of the Camden Music Association is to give young musicians of the whole county a venue to showcase their talents and provide scholarships to help in their music study.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


Old McCaskill’s Farm hosts fall farm day Sunday

Old McCaskill's Farm is opening its doors to the public Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will include quilters, a spinner and a working saw mill. Kids activites will include a cake walk, face painting, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, making apple cider and more. Admission for adults is $2, for children $3 and covers all activites on the farm. A new attraction will be a combine simulator, designed to give the feeling of driving a combine through a field. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Lunch will also be available for purchase ...

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Works of Art from the Heart

As an ongoing community service project, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their hard work to local children in the foster care system.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Alpha Delta Kappa Psi to celebrate 25th anniversary Monday

The Kershaw County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Psi will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday at Carolina Café at 6 p.m. The silver anniversary dinner will honor past and present sorority members for their service in education to the community.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Local Claflin alum returns to participate with dinner theater

The local cast of "Park Lights" was invited to perform at Claflin University in Orangeburg.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


KC Master Gardner encourages others to join the fun

The following is a reprint of an article by Margot Rochester which appeared in the August 20, 2008, Chronicle-Independent. After reading this article, I took the Master Gardner class and it has changed my life in many ways.

October 17, 2011 | Maryann Bowen Kershaw County Master Gardener Association | Localife


Bringing a hallway to life

One hallway at Bethune Elementary School was transformed into a South Carolina history lesson recently. Art teacher Renee Robinson and muralist Russ Petty collaborated to help students paint a variey of murals down the hallway of their school. Murals included images of various regions and landforms found in the Palmetto state as well as other state emblems, like the Yellow Jasmine and the Palmetto tree. Carrie Eubanks (left) and Khole King, both third graders, work on painting the Yellow Jamines with Petty's direction. Visiting artists in the schools are sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's ...

October 14, 2011 | | Localife


Can you spell better than a fifth grader?

The Kershaw County Literacy Association will hold its third annual 'Can You Spell Better Than A Fifth Grader? Spelling Bee' on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Camden. Fifth graders from Kershaw County schools will compete against local community and business leaders for prizes and bragging rights. Last year's winner, Corey Sweetenburg of Midway Elementary School, is shown with Mz. Buzzbee (a.k.a Hope Robertson, KCLA Executive Director). Corey topped 31 other fifth graders and community and business leaders; Robert Arial, nationally syndicated editorial ...

October 14, 2011 | | Localife


JDFR goes “Hawg Wild” for a cure Saturday

Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 3 million Americans, and that number is growing rapidly. Every year, 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That's more than 40 children a day with this permanent non-reversible disease that prevents the body from being able to produce insulin. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has a sole purpose of helping find a cure for type 1 diabetes and is the largest funder of type 1 diabetes research. JDRF has annual fundraisers such as the "JDFR Walk to Cure Diabetes," the "JDRF Gala" and the "JDRF Golf Tournament." These events are organized ...

October 14, 2011 | | Localife


Master Gardener orientation to be held Oct. 20

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and the Master Gardener program? The Master Gardeners are hosting an orientation session for Kershaw County applicants Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Extension Homemakers Building on the corner of Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. Amanda McNulty from "Making it Grow" will be the guest speaker.

October 14, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Antique Fair kicks off Oct. 20

Organizers for the inaugural Camden Antiques Fair announce that 33 antique dealers are booked for the event and many hail from out of state. They will bring items new to the South Carolina market and shoppers will find an array of offerings which feature furniture, toys, ceramics, sporting artifacts, rugs, silver, crystal, jewelry, books, maps, rustic furnishings and pottery. A list of dealers and ticket information can be found on line at www.steeplechasemuseum.org.

October 12, 2011 | | Localife


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Miss Burns and Mr. Koven wed

Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Almost There Party and Premier Photographic Exhibit will be held Nov. 6

Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


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