New shop accepting consignment appointments in Lake Wylie

March 3, 2013 

Echo Consignment Boutique, an upscale consignment and retail store, is accepting consignments by appointment. The store will open this month at the Landing Station Shopping Center (Bi-Lo shopping center at S.C. 49 and 274).

Lake Wylie residents Linda Watkins, former owner of Anytime Fitness in Lake Wylie, and Chrissy Pellegrino partnered to open this store because they see a “growing desire for more shopping opportunities in Lake Wylie.”

In addition to brand name women’s and children’s apparel, Echo will also carry specialty lines such as maternity clothing and formal wear, as well as home decor and furnishings.

Call 704-299-1075 or 704-607-0229 to make an appointment or for more information.

Learn about identity theft March 12

The York County Library and Family Trust Federal Credit Union are offering free workshop called “Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the library on Black Street.

Conducted by Jim Bloom, regional sales manager for Econocheck Corp., learn about identity theft, how it happens and steps to take to protect yourself. Handouts will be provided. Books on the topic will be available for checkout.

The final workshop, “Old Age is No Place for Sissies” will be held April 8. Mitchell Payne of Warner, Payne and Black will review documents needed in the event of death or incapacity.

Participants are asked to register at or call 803-326-2187.

Chamber kicks off Wellness Initiative

The Lake Wylie Wellness Initiative will kick off with a brunch March 12 at the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce office, 264 Latitude Lane. The event is sponsored by Lake Wylie Today and Bi-Lo of Lake Wylie.

Rachel Gilmore is the spokesperson for the effort and will talk about being fit and healthy.

For more information, call the chamber at 803-831-2827.

St. Pat’s after hours March 14

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Business After Hours, sponsored by Lake Wylie and Clover chambers of commerce and Lake Wylie Liquors, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Clover Community Bank, 5196 Charlotte Hwy.

For more information, call the Lake Wylie chamber at 803-831-2827.

Dog training classes to begin

Perfect Pet Dog Training will begin group classes March 23 at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane. Classes will meet once a week for six weeks and include, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Intro to Canine Sports, Reactive Dog Class and Canine Life and Social Skills.

In addition, a “Hounds on the Town” class begins at 6 p.m. March 21. Meeting once a week for five weeks, this class meets at different locations to work on manners in public, socialization and confidence building.

Alison Pennington of Lake Wylie is the owner and trainer at Perfect Pet Dog Training. She is certified in on and off leash obedience and behavior modification, is a current member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Class space is limited. Call 803-210-9380 or visit for more information.

Chamber selling charm bracelets

The Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the sale of a charm bracelet to mark the 125th anniversary of Clover.

The bracelet is $25, available from the Clover chamber and at Good Things Consignment & More and Siopa on Main, both in downtown Clover. The packaging for the bracelet has a card attached that tells when each of the 10 charms represents.

The bracelets are silver-plated and each charm has a special meaning for the town.

The charms represent Clover’s name, an eagle for the home of the Blue Eagles, a Celtic braid for its Scotch-Irish heritage, a key to represent the key to Clover’s heart, a train to make its railroad history, a Palmetto for the state of South Carolina, a ball of yarn for the town’s textile heritage, the clover that grew under the town’s water tank, love to represent “the town with love in the middle” and a 2012 charm to mark the 125th year.

Friends in Business invites new members

Friends in Business of Lake Wylie is a local specialty-business networking group that welcomes visitors.

The group meets at 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Cafe 49, and 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at All Saints Catholic Church.

For more information, call 803-631-5161 or visit

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