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Around Town 3/27/2006

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WILDFLOWER HIKES South Mountains State Park will hold spring wildflower hikes from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays in April and the first Saturday in May. A ranger will lead these moderate two-mile hikes. Meet at the park office. Space is limited and pre-registration may be required for some of the programs.…

Performers readying for fourth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition

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It is often said that a civilization is remembered more for its contributions to arts and science than for most anything else. One need only look to the Roman Empire as an example how much truth there is to that. Short of its military conquests and its decline in morality…

Looking back to December 1970, when the old city hall was newly dedicated

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Finally, the big day will soon be upon the citizens of Lincolnton, when the new City Hall/Fire Station facility, 114/116 W. Sycamore St., gets dedicated 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9. In honor of the upcoming event, the Lincoln Times-News this week will rerun articles and features from December…

Arts Council director retires after 10 years

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When Mary Jane Howard first took the position of executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council, it seemed like a perfect fit. She was active in the theater, wrote poetry and loved art of all kinds. She also had a background in finance. At the time, the Arts Council had…

Cookies galore

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(Above) Girl Scout Myckala Whitlow poses with just some of the empty cases left over from the 1,043 boxes of Girl Scout cookies she sold. (Below) Of those 1,043, Myckala sent five cases to the military in Iraq and personally delivered 50 boxes to a military base in Rock Hill.…

74-year-old woman has first solo show

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Art has been Janice Moore’s passion since she was a young teenager, and at the age of 74, she is having her first one-woman gallery exhibit “Potpourri.” Moore’s paintings, some in acrylic, some in watercolors, will fill the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center through April 24. An opening reception…

Bible Drill Team

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Around Town 3/24/2006

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CONSIGNMENT SALE Denver UMC, 3910 N.C. 16, will hold a children’s consignment sale from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to children’s ministries. For more information, contact Allison at (704) 483-6378. MOVIE Mount Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt. Zion Church Road, Cherryville, will show the third movie in…

`A Taste of Judaism`

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Fine dining comes to familiar Denver restaurant

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Lake Cottage Restaurant and Catering, formerly Westlake Restaurant, reopened Thursday with a new name, several new menu offerings and a new chef. Chef Jeanette Barbagli (left photo) stirs homemade Italian sauce in the kitchen. Barbagli, a Lincoln County native, has 24 years experience in the food industry and has spent…