Comments accepted through June 27
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Marine Commission has applied to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for a Water Quality Certification and Construction in Navigable Waters Permit to move a boat ramp 40 yards for private use for the Law Enforcement Center at 4755 E. Liberty Hill Road, York, on Lake Wylie.
Comments will be received by DHEC at 2600 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201, Attn: Rusty Wenerick, division of water quality, until June 27.
Marine commission launches website redesign
LAKE WYLIE The Lake Wylie Marina Commission’s website, lakewyliemarinecommission.com, has a new look.
“We wanted to make it more navigable and eye-catching,” said Commissioner Ed Hull of Rock Hill. “It had been the same forever and it was difficult to make changes. Now, it’s more up to date and more meaningful.”
A new addition to the site is calendar information. Along with the new redesign by Wayne Hackbarth of Webwrite Carolina, the group is currently developing a mobile site, Hull said.
The site includes information about the commission, a federally established group of residents appointed by governments of the three counties that border Lake Wylie to represent residents of those counties and lake stakeholders to establish public policy and regulations to protect and preserve Lake Wylie and its shoreline, as well as how to contact its members. Information on boating, fishing and other regulations also are available, along with “Go Green” efforts.
“We hope it gives people more current information to help them enjoy the lake,” Hull said.
The marine commission’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 25 at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie. The public is welcome.
Donations needed for fireworks
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Fourth of July Fireworks Display needs donations.
The show will begin about 9:45 p.m. July 4, launching from Camp Thunderbird.
The fireworks fund, made possible through community donations, needs $30,000.
“Since Lake Wylie Fireworks Display is funded solely through donations, your support of this wonderful event is really needed in order for the event to continue,” said Susan Bromfield, president of Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce.
Donations may be sent to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, One Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.
Call 704-716-4100 for more information.
Celebrate with Arts Council Thursday
ROCK HILL The public is invited to attend the Arts Council of York County’s 34th annual Arts Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.
The Arts Council will be unveiling its new logo, look and marketing campaign.
The evening’s agenda will include highlights from the past year and presentations of the Long Family Scholarship, the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award, and the Business & the Arts Award.
Attendees will be treated to light hors d’oeuvres and music by the Charles Craig Trio. Guests will have the opportunity to win prize packages including concert tickets, T-shirts and Arts Council keepsakes.
For more information, call 803-328-2787.
Blood drives set in York County
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces upcoming York County blood drives:
• 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, Charlotte Knights, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill. Free game admission to all donors.
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Cox’s Harley Davidson of Rock Hill, 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill.
• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24, Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill.
• 4-7 p.m. June 25, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 S.C. 55, Clover.
• 1-7 p.m. June 26, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 4-6 p.m. June 29, Best Buy - Rock Hill, 1775 Chamberside Drive, Rock Hill.
• 4-8 p.m. June 30, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30, Omegas of Rock Hill Blood Drive, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill.
“Pints for Patriots” campaign is under way. For every pint of blood collected through July 31, CBCC will make a financial contribution to support military families and to thank hospitalized veterans in the Carolinas with a “Freedom Coin,” through the MFLCF Products for Good Program. Each coin will include a thank-you note listing the CBCC donor’s name.
Minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.
More public drives can be found by logging on to the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas website at cbcc.us.
Meet new museum leader Saturday
A series of Meet & Greets are planned for the public to meet Carey Tilley, executive director of the Culture & Heritage Museums.
• McCelvey Center in York: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, during the opening of the New Harmonies exhibition.
• Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill: 4-6 p.m. June 21, in conjunction with Old Town’s market and arts events.
• Museum of York County in Rock Hill: 5-7 p.m. July 12.
Admission to each site will be free during the event times. Refreshments will be served at each event by Culture & Heritage Museums’ volunteers and staff.
Culture & Heritage Museums is one of 11 museums in South Carolina accredited by the American Association of Museums.
For more information, call 803-329-2121 or visit chmuseums.org.
Juneteenth celebration Saturday in Belmont
BELMONT The city of Belmont’s second annual Juneteenth celebration will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Stowe Park on Main Street.
The celebration features local entertainers, artifacts, vendors and a fish fry. The festival will feature Kennon Knight performing at 2 p.m. and organizing a drum circle; Ewanda Thompson and clients from Fit4You performing and doing a wobble contest. James “Tootie” Hogan will perform jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. A movie in the park will be shown at dusk.
Event sponsors are Carolinas Health Care System, holding BMI and blood glucose screening.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth today, celebrates African-American freedom and achievement, while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.
For more information about Belmont’s Juneteenth celebration, call 704-901-2069 or visit cityofbelmont.org.
Personal safety class Monday in Clover
CLOVER The town of Clover will host a community education session on women’s safety and awareness training at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Clover Community Center.
This free course will cover common sense safety information for the street and home. It is designed to increase personal safety through awareness, avoidance and the development of safe habits.
The hands-on techniques are compiled from basic, everyday movements to aid in defense and escape, and do not require great physical strength or agility. The class is designed to fit all women from teens to seniors.
To register or for information, call 803-222-9493.
Red Cross holding classes
ROCK HILL Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross offers the following courses:
• Babysitter’s Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16. Cost: $85.
• Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review, 5:30-10:30 p.m. June 18. Cost: $70.
• Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21. Cost: $90.
• Babysitter’s Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26. Cost: $85.
Advance registration required. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/takeaclass.
Belmont festival June 29-July 1
BELMONT The City of Belmont Parks and Recreation, Belmont Merchants Association and Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce present the second annual Red White & Belmont Festival June 29-July 1 at Belmont Stowe Park on Main Street.
Festivities begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and end at 10 p.m. Sunday. There will be carnival rides provided by Pinnacle Amusements, games, arts and crafts, business and nonprofit vendors, food, entertainment, bands, classic cars, tractor display and karaoke. Fireworks will follow both the Friday and Sunday evening concerts at 9:30 p.m.
On Friday, The Tams will play 7-10 p.m. for Friday Night Live on Main Street. There also will be carnival rides and vendors in the park.
On Saturday, from 2 to 10 p.m. enjoy carnival rides, vendors, local entertainment, food, Red White Bow Wow Parade sponsored by Happy Dog, a tractor display by GAMTR Tractor Club and DJ and Karaoke by Buddy Love. Patriotic service recognizing veterans from all military branches will be held at 7 p.m. The “Mason Jars” will perform blue grass/folk music until 9 p.m.
On Sunday, festivities run from 1 to 10 p.m. with carnival rides, vendors, local entertainment, DJ and Karaoke by Buddy Love, Watermelon Eating Contest, Apple Pie Contest and Car Show by Hornet Nest Car Club. The Catalinas play 7-9:30 p.m.
Event sponsors are Carolinas Health Care Systems, Gaston Travel & Tourism, Suntrust Bank, Sunbelt Rentals and Compliance Training.
For more information, call 704-825-8191 or visit cityofbelmont.org.
CAAC teams with Benefit Bank
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is a local site for The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, a free service that allows individuals to apply for services, such as SNAP (Food Stamps) and Medicaid, without having to travel outside their community to do so. The Benefit Bank is accessed through the Internet and application for assistance is transmitted electronically.
Trained volunteer counselors are available on-site by appointment to meet one-one-one with those who are seeking assistance. A preliminary “Quick Check,” which can be done at any time, is a way to identify potential eligibility for aid and a list of required documents an individual must have.
Anyone interested in this service or wants more information may call 803-222-4837 or stop by CAAC, 1130 Hwy. 55 E., during regular hours 1-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. You do not need to be a CAAC client to receive assistance through The Benefit Bank.
CAAC seeks volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to work the front desk one to two days a month during regular business hours from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Individuals must have proficiency with computer data entry. Strong communication skills and ability to work compassionately and respectfully one-on-one with clients is essential. The application includes a screening process before acceptance.
Volunteer application packets are available for pick-up at 1130 Hwy. 55 E. To have a packet mailed, call 803-222-4837. Leave a message with name, phone number and complete address.
Class of 1982 reunion set
CLOVER The Clover High School Class of 1982 will celebrate its 30-year reunion Sept. 28 at Memorial Stadium as the Clover High School Eagles play the South Point Stallions.
Following the game, class members are invited to Patio’s Restaurant, 1007 N. Main St., with discounted food and beverages.
Sept. 29, class members and guests will gather from 7 to 11 p.m. at Waterford Country Club, 1900 Clubhouse Road, Rock Hill.
Cost is $25 per person before Aug. 31, and includes appetizers, meal and music. Cash bar available. Business casual dress. Prizes awarded to those dressed in the best ’80s attire.
Send check to: Clover High School Class of 1982, P.O. Box 1922, Fort Mill, SC 29716.
Rooms have been reserved at Wingate Inn in Rock Hill until Aug. 31 for $85, plus tax. Call 803-324-9000 to reserve. Mention CHS reunion for discounted rate.
Call Julie Atkinson Warner at 803-984-5594, Mary Beth Shealy at 704-913-3233, or Wesley Edmunds at 704-813-6663 for more information. Or visit “Clover High School Class of 1982” on Facebook.
Dental clinic seeks donations
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center will be reopening the dental clinic at a second facility on Church Street.
The building has undergone renovation work and dental equipment has been installed.
Some furniture pieces are still needed for the classrooms and waiting area. CAAC is looking for new or gently-used items: conference style tables, chairs to accompany the tables, a storage cabinet, bookcases, end tables and large dry erase or chalkboards. Call 803-222-4837 to find out what may still be needed.