Artist to talk about works at garden March 5

February 24, 2013 

Collage artist Arless Day will talk about his technique and inspirations from noon to 1 p.m. March 5 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s First Tuesday Presentation.

Day’s work, “Landscapes to Life,” is on exhibit at the garden. Featuring enlargements of seven select pieces as well as original works, “Landscapes to Life” features Day’s pieces that are part painting and part collage, and taken one step further to introduce plants and other items to bring the work to life.

Born in Louisiana, Day lives part of the year in Easley and part of the year in Sarasota, Fla. Starting with an image he might find anywhere, Day combines it with clips found elsewhere, developing the works’ details from paper fragments. He then applies them to a board with wax, adds gouache, making scratches and lines with a screwdriver. An acrylic coat gives it a glossy finish.

First Tuesday presentations are free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, call 704-825-4490 or visit

Mulvaney returns $160K to budget

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney returned more than $160,000 of his office budget for 2012, according to a news release emailed Thursday. This accounted for approximately 12 percent of his budget, according to his office.

This figure is in addition to the 6.5 percent cut Congressional offices took in 2012, and the 5 percent cut in 2011.

Mulvaney released the following statement: “At a time when Americans are tightening their budgets, I have made an effort to do the same with my Congressional office budget. My office has found ways to save money while continuing to provide necessary services to the constituents of the Fifth District. As requested when I returned over $160,000 last year, I ask that Speaker Boehner use this money to pay down the national debt.”

Lowe’s clinics

for Habitat’s Women Build

As the national partner of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, Lowe’s in Rock Hill is offering free training clinics for women interested in volunteering with the Women Build.

The following training clinics are scheduled 8-9 a.m.:

• March 10 – How to install exterior siding (& light overview of framing)

April 7 – How to install insulation and drywall

• May 5 – How to finish interior with paint and trim

• June 2 – How to frame walls and roof (conducted offsite at Habitat for Humanity ReStore)

Space is limited to 20. Lowe’s in Rock Hill is located at 1350 Springdale Road. For more information or to sign up to participate, call 803-328-1728 or visit

Citizens’ Police Academy extends start date

Registration for the 2013 class of the York County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Police Academy class has been extended.

Citizens’ Police Academy will run for eight sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, March 4-May 20. It will end with a formal graduation.

The Citizens’ Police Academy class is open to adults, ages 18 and older, and is free.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to the functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from the different divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.

Applications are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, any of the district offices and online at

For more information, call 803-628-7634.

Blood drive Wednesday

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Road. Free T-shirt to all donors.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

Cruise seminar Feb. 27

Lake Wylie Travel hosts European Luxury and River Cruising Seminar 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Village Cellar on Charlotte Highway.

Learn about the hottest trend in cruising. Featured speakers are from Oceania Cruises and Amawaterways River Cruises.

Enjoy wine samplings from those regions and door prizes.

Seating is limited; reservations required. Call 803 831-5494 or email

Siren test Wednesday

Officials at Catawba Nuclear Station will sound one siren on at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the area of Oakridge Middle School and Bethel Fire Department, off S.C. 557.

This test is in addition to the normal siren tests listed in the 2013 Catawba emergency planning calendar.

The siren will sound for about three minutes. No public action is necessary.

For questions related to this siren test, call Catawba Nuclear Station at 1-800- 777-0006, select option 1.

Parade entries due March 8

Come-See-Me Festival seeks parade entries for the 50th annual event at 6:30 p.m. April 11.

Entries may represent any decade from the 1960s to today. The Parade Committee will review for creativity and theme adherence. Download the parade form at Entry forms are due at noon March 8. Approved entrants will receive notification of acceptance and an invoice by March 25. Entry fee costs $30, due by April 1.

For more information, contact

MS support group to meet March 9

A Multiple Sclerosis support group will begin meeting from 10 a.m. to noon March 9 at Cathey Pinson’s home at 4474 Island Fords Roads.

Guest speakers include doctors and physical therapists, Tai Chi demonstrators and other who may be of help in dealing with this disease.

For more information, call 803-831-2948.

Coupon savings raises money for Relay for Life

Coupon Mama will be holding a class from 1 to 3 p.m. March 9 about how to save money with coupons at Rock Hill Masonic Lodge, 130 S. Elizabeth Lane.

Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

Call 803-324-4757 to sign up or for more information.

CAAC Gala set for April 25

Clover Area Assistance Center announces the annual fundraising gala with this year’s theme, “An Evening in the Orient,” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837.

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