Lake Wylie Friends in Business breakfast July 10

July 8, 2013 

Friends in Business breakfast Wednesday

The Lake Wylie Friends in Business will meet for a breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Cafe 49.

The July lunch meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. July 24 at All Saints Catholic Church.

This is a local business networking group. Visit for more information.

Queen’s Feast July 19-28

The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week returns for its Summer 2013 outing July 19-28, featuring 109 upscale restaurants in the metro Charlotte area offering three courses or more at dinner for $30 per person.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants can be found across Charlotte and beyond into Fort Mill, Matthews, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Waxhaw, the Lake Norman area and Statesville.

Visit to see participating restaurants’ prix fixe menus and reservation information.

York geriatrics makes house calls

South Carolina’s only geriatric wellness system, Providence House Calls, has expanded to the area and is accepting patients to receive primary and specialty doctor care in the home setting.

“We believe that if patients can be seen in the home, there are better outcomes for both the patient and the healthcare system as a whole,” said Dr. Romin Shah. “Our goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life and reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations that will result with the patient being able to live at home longer. This can be done by seeing the patient at home, and spending more time with the patient.”

Providence House Calls is the area’s only community, faith-based organization.

“With modern technology, house call visits can produce better clinical outcomes than other outpatient settings,” Shah said. “Lab work, blood draws, and even complicated X-ray procedures can all be done in the home setting.”

Most services are covered under private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Providence’s office is located at 1736 Old York Road, York, and covers York, Lancaster, Union and Chester counties.

For more information, call 803-818-6955 or visit

Protect our troops, send sunscreen

Local Mary Kay consultant Heather Catts is asking the community to help protect our troops through Operation Sunscreen.

Mary Kay has teamed up with Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to the troops, to supply soldiers with suncare products.

A suncare package – which includes broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, lip protector broad spectrum SPF 15 and package of cleansing cloths – costs $40. Donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, call 704-231-5760 or email

Farmers market opening Saturday

Fort Mill’s new farmers market will open Saturday, July 13, at 121 Monroe St.

The market will be managed by the Fort Mill Economic Council in cooperation with the town of Fort Mill and run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26.

The market is for vendors selling agricultural products, produce and plants produced or grown themselves in South Carolina or North Carolina. Brokers will not be allowed. Each 10-by-10 space costs $10, and vendors provide their own tent.

Completed applications and the required documentation must be received two weeks before the vendor expects to sell. Applications are available by calling 803-207-0851 or by emailing

Join Gaston network program

The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd.

Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.

Register to attend online at

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