CLOVER In February, Clover Area Assistance Center hired Clover residents Jennifer Ellis and Heath Cooper as part-time employees.
Ellis is the client administrator, and Cooper is the pantry manager.
Both positions were created to complement service delivery changes and the anticipated 2013 changeover to a full-choice pantry.
Heart foundation announces events
ROCK HILL The Heart2Heart Foundation’s Lunch-n-Learn will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 with guest speaker Robert D. White, EMS community relations coordinator at Piedmont Medical Center, talking about what to do in an emergency until the ambulance arrives.
Lunch is at Thursdays Too Restaurant, 147 Herlong Ave. The program is free and open to the public.
To reserve your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26.
More information is available online at TheHeart 2HeartFoundation.org.
• Health Source of Rock Hill is holding an online March Madness Bracket Challenge. The entry fee costs $10 per bracket and proceeds benefit The Heart2Heart Foundation of York County. Brackets must be filled in by Thursday, March 21. First- and second-place winners receive prizes from Hampton Inn, Leedo’s Pizza and Health Source. Limit one bracket per user name. 168tickets.com/mmbc-charge-form.php.
• Since her heart attack in May 2012, Sheila Caldwell has had many opportunities not only to share her personal story, but to help raise awareness and educate women about heart disease and prevention. She will be speaking at Thursday, March 21, at Kiwanis Club of York County at the City Club of Rock Hill and at 6 p.m. March 26 at the Mended Hearts meeting at Piedmont Medical Center.
More information is available online at TheHeart2HeartFoundation.org.
Blood drive Thursday
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled a blood drive from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Hall Chiropractic, 1171 Market St., suite 206, Fort Mill.
More public drives can be found online at cbcc.us. Call 704-972-4700 for more information.
Sheriff’s office offers online system to log valuables
YORK The York County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with a free online service to help investigators recover stolen valuables faster.
Leads-On-line, reportit.leadsonline.com, is an online service where residents and business owners can keep a secure, online record of valuable property. Any record may also be helpful when reporting any loss to insurance providers.
If you are a victim of a property crime, call York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059. Leads-On-line does not perform investigations into stolen property.
DSBG honors volunteers
BELMONT Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, thanked its volunteers during a March 13 ceremony.
Volunteers logged almost 6,000 hours last year.
Plaques were given to volunteers to commemorate the duration of their volunteering period in five-year increments. Gifts were given to volunteers with 50, 100, 200 to 250 hours of service in 2012.
• 250 hours: Andrew Sautter, Lake Wylie; Angie Macias, Rock Hill; Tom Medford, Charlotte; Dave Stoimenoff, Gastonia.
• 200 hours: John Caceci, Charlotte; Herb Goldberg, Fort Mill; George Hooks, Gastonia; Gary Lundquist, Belmont.
• 100 hours: Cathy Campbell , Lake Wylie; Linda Gomes and Dottie Pittsinger, both of Clover; Polly Burden, Charlotte; Barbara Foulk, Belmont; Max George and Anita Stiles, both of Gastonia.
• 50 hours: Patti Baller, Karen Gibson and Dick Ifkovits, all of Lake Wylie; Glenda Watts, Clover; Beth Baker, Denver, N.C.; Beth Faragan, Jill Pfeiffenberger and Marie Ryberg, all of Charlotte; Gail Ice and Nancy Mathis of York; Debbie Laws and Allen Lee, both of Gastonia; Lucy Nielsen, Belmont.
• 15 years: Susan Holland, Lake Wylie.
• 5 years: Jill Pfeiffenberger and Marie Ryberg, both of Charlotte.
For more information, visit DSBG.org.
Pet Grief Support Group available
ROCK HILL Hospice & Community Care will host a four-week Pet Grief Support Group April 2-23 5:30-7 p.m. at 2275 India Hook Road.
The group provides a safe, non-judgmental setting for individuals to share personal experiences and discusses common signs of grief people experience as they cope with the loss of their pet.
Call 803-329-1500 or 803-895-2273 to register.
Lake Wylie Library closed April 8-9
LAKE WYLIE The Lake Wylie Public Library will be closed April 8-9 for building maintenance. Normal operating hours will resume April 10. For information, visit yclibrary.org.
Boys & Girls Club leader awarded
ROCK HILL David Carriker, who assumed the role of chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County in the fall 2011, was recently awarded the J. Richard Ullom Rookie of the Year Award.
The award, named in honor of Richard Ullom, who served as regional service director and senior regional service director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the Southeast for 12 years. Prior to that, Ullom served at clubs in Alabama and Florida. One of his passions was the development of new Club executives.
During the first year of Carriker’s service to the organization, the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County was named 2012 United Way Partner Agency of the year, increased club enrollment to more than 500 members and opened a Teen Center. In addition to after-school programs, the clubs offered a spring break camp and summer day camp with several hundred in attendance in 2012.
For more information, visit BGCYC.org.
Go Red For Women offers Lifestyle Change Award
CHARLOTTE The American Heart Association is accepting applications for the first Go Red For Women Change award to celebrate women who have made a change that impacts their quality of life and improves their health:losing weight, lowering their cholesterol, improving their eating habits and increasing their level of physical activity.
No change is too small and all accomplishments will be considered.
Nomination forms are due by April 12.
The winners will be announced April 17 and then honored during the sixth annual Go Red For Women Luncheon and Educational Forum at the Charlotte Convention Center on May 16.
The nomination form for the Go Red For Women Change Award and can be found online at https://ahacharlotte.ejoinme.org.
Short film entries accepted
ROCK HILL The Underexposed Film Festival YC will be held Nov. 15-16 at Community Performance Center.
Independent filmmakers may submit short films in the following categories: narrative, documentary, animation or experimental, with a runtime of 45 minutes or less to participate in this juried competition.
For festival guidelines and entry information, visit UnderexposedFilmFestivalYC.org. Awards totaling $1,950 will be presented at the festival.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6, annual Hop for the Shot Photo Shoot at BowZee WowZee, 116 Massey St., Fort Mill. Get a professional photo of your dog for $20, $10 for each additional pup. Check and cash only accepted.
• 6 p.m. April 25, Cause for the Paws at the Long Branch Club in Rock Hill. Wing War features four restaurants. There will be a silent auction, music by local bands, mechanical bull rides, raffles, karaoke and more. Tickets in advance: $20 each or $30 couple. For more information, visit humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.
• 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)
yorkcountyarts.org or call 803-328-2787.
• Fort Mill Care Center, 9 a.m. to noon, first and third Wednesdays, 513 Banks St.
• Carolina Community Actions, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (seniors and disabled), Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.
• Wesley United Methodist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, first and third Tuesdays, 110 W. Jefferson St., York.
PATH, 9 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Wednesdays, 204 Raille St., York.
• Clover Area Assistance Center, 1 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, 1130 S.C. 55 E.