Peak Fitness hosts networking event Thursday
LAKE WYLIE -- Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours at the new Peak Fitness in Steele Creek from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by Peak Fitness, City Tavern and BI-LO at Steele Creek.
The evening will mark the grand opening of this newest Peak Fitness at 11108 S. Tryon St., at the former Winn-Dixie Shopping Center.
Business After Hours is open to chamber members and invited guests and is one of a variety of networking opportunities provided by the chamber. For information about chamber membership, call (803) 831-2827.
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Allison Creek project meetings set for June
ROCK HILL -- Residents living near the 2,300-acre proposed Crescent Resources and Allison Creek Partners re-zoning project will have two chances to comment on changes to the plan in June.
Public hearings on the development agreement for the 1,400-acre proposed mixed use development near Allison Creek are scheduled for the June 2 and June 16 York County Council meetings. Officials will outline changes to the plan at these meetings at 6 p.m. in York.
Councilman Tom Smith, who has been pushing for this type of large development and lake protection since before he started on the County Council two years ago, said he'd like to see some of the concerns raised in a previous public hearing addressed in the development agreement with the county.
Those who wish to review the detailed contract between the county and the developers should request a copy from the County Planning Department, 1070 Heckle Boulevard in Rock Hill, (803) 909-7240.
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Observer leader to speak at Lions meeting June 3
LAKE WYLIE -- The president and publisher of The Charlotte Observer, Ann Caulkins, will be the guest speaker at the River Hills Lions Club's 7 p.m. June 3 dinner meeting.
In 2006, Caulkins became the first female president and publisher in the 120-year history of the largest North Carolina daily newspaper, The Charlotte Observer. Caulkins is a graduate of Simons Graduate School of business executive course, has a bachelor's from Baylor University, member of the Board of Trustees of Centenary Methodist and Charlotte City Partners. Her professional background includes: The (Columbia) State, publisher; Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, advertising director, senior VP, sales and marketing; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, retail advertising director.
Caulkins is married with two sons.
Call (803) 370-2828 to make reservations or for more information.
Free carnival set for June 7
LAKE WYLIE -- Lake Wylie Retirement & Assisted Living will hold a free carnvial from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at 4877 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie.
There will be food with the proceeds going to charity, activities for the children, face painting, games, prizes, a dunking booth, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, shopping and more. River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS will be set up for children to see the inside of their ambulance and Bethel Fire Department will have child-size fire gear and an opportunity for them to get inside the firetruck.
For more information, call (803) 831-9900.
Learn about scholarships at Thursday event
LAKE WYLIE -- Baker Financial Group hosts an evening with author Elizabeth Hartley from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the River Hills Country Club.
Hartley will help students and parents understand opportunities available to them for scholarships.
For more information, or to RSVP, call (704) 587-9596 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Say goodbye to Parrish
CLOVER -- The Clover School District Administration will hold a drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. June 1 to honor Barbara Parrish, who is retiring on June 30.
Parrish, assistant superintendent of elementary instruction, has been a valued member of the district for 23 years, according to a district press release.
Prior to coming to the Clover School District, Parrish worked with York School District for 19 years.
The drop-in will be at the Clover School District Administration Office at 604 Bethel St., Clover.
Clover schools post ceremony information
CLOVER -- Clover High School will present Career and Technology Awards scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday to honor student achievement in vocational and technology courses.
Also this week:
• Clover Junior High School will honor seventh and eighth graders with two award programs -- 6:30 p.m. Thursday academic awards and 9 a.m. June 6, a unique moving-on ceremony for eighth-graders.
• The Class of 2008 will be honored in a Community Baccalaureate Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by York County Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, at Clover School District Auditiorium. The CHS band and CHS Choraliers will perform. The speaker is Jay Joye, the pastoral intern at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Joye, a recent transplant to the Clover area, grew up on the coast in Georgetown. Graduating from the University of South Carolina-Upstate in December 1999 with a degree in education, he began working as a fifth-grade teacher in Spartanburg by day and the live-in director of a mentally handicapped men's home at night.
Following getting married to Erin Joye, currently a choral instructor at Clover High, the couple moved to Nashville, where he spent the last five years teaching algebra, geometry and psychology. He now serves as a pastoral intern at Bethel Presbyterian Church and studies as a full-time student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He enjoys spending his time running, reading and playing tennis. The Joyes are expecting the birth of their first child in November.
The Clover High graduation exercises for the Class of 2008 are at 7 p.m. June 7 at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill.