County solid waste
A new solid waste plan based on the recommendations of a citizens' committee will be reviewed by the York County Council in July.
The committee took more than eight months to evaluate the current plan before a consultant drafted the proposed plan, Assistant County Manager Anna Hubbard Wilson said.
The council will discuss the plan at a workshop slated for July 14.
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The current solid waste plan caused controversy in 2007, when significant changes were made between the second and final approvals that said no new construction and demolition debris landfills were needed in the county until 2013.
This halted plans for two C&D landfills, one on Vernsdale Road in Rock Hill and another on Quarry Road in York. Developers of both proposed sites have filed lawsuits relating to being left out of the plan.
July 4 celebrations
u The McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, will hold an Independence Day celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. July 4. Bring your lawn chairs and settle in for the 6 p.m. opening ceremony featuring patriotic music, the Pledge of Allegiance and posting of the colors. Bobby Plair Jr. will play the National Anthem on trumpet. Then stay for food, kid-friendly activities, a performance by the Plair band and fireworks to close out the night.
u Celebrate American Independence will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at Historic Brattonsville. Join reenactors as they honor our nation's birth 1840s style with games, cooking demos, musket firings, children's military drills and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Regular admission applies.
u The Lake Wylie community July 4th fireworks display will be at dusk, or around 9:45 p.m., on July 4 near the Buster Boyd Bridge. The best viewing sites are the Buster Boyd Bridge Boat Landing, T-Bones on the Lake outside deck, Rey Azteca deck at Lake Wylie Plaza and Lake Wylie Italian and Pizza on patio at Lake Wylie Plaza. The display is funded solely through donations. Send donations to the Camp Thunderbird fireworks fund, One Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, S.C. 29710.
YORK -- Tour of the archives of the Historical Center of York County at McCelvey Center from 11 to 11:45 a.m. July 5 as part of the center's Ancestors & Archives Series. Take a look at how the archives stores records and resources donated from the public. The tour is free and open to the public. For details, call 684-3948.
YORK -- York Parks and Recreation Department is hold children's art and creativity classes this summer at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. Using two- and three-dimensional art techniques, children will explore their creativity while "thinking outside the box." Each session will produce a different project to show off to family and friends.
Session B: July 8, 15 and 22 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. for ages 5 to 7 and 1 to 2:15 p.m. for ages 8 to 12.
Session C: July 29, Aug. 5 and 12 from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 7 and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 8 to 12.
Each session is limited to seven students. A minimum of five is required to offer the session. The fee for three weeks is $35 per session plus $7 material fee. The deadline to register is the Friday before each session.
For more details, call 684-3742 or Mary Anna Richbourg at 493-3459.
BETHANY -- The 2009 calendar "Bethany's Heroes: The Men and Women of WWII and Korea" is now available for purchase.
The calendar features 87 veterans from the Bethany Community, including more than 150 photos, first-hand stories and excerpts from the "Bethany Blab," a school sponsored newsletter during the 1940's that kept students and soldiers in touch with each other during WWII. Calendars are available at McGill's Store and Mac's Service Station in the Bethany community, Medicap Pharmacy in York, and at Bethany Elementary School. Calendars are $15 and proceeds benefit the Bethany Elementary School Historical Committee With the funds raised, committee members plan on preserving and displaying many of the artifacts given to the school's historical museum, which is available to the public during regular school hours. The 2009 calendars were unveiled during the memorial service in early May, held at Bethany Elementary School, with more than 300 people attending. Veterans and their families had the opportunity to share information about their time in service and their ties to the Bethany community.
For more information or the Bethany Elementary Historical Museum, call Kathy McCarter, principal of Bethany Elementary School, at 222-4093.
CLOVER -- The Clover High School class of 1998 is seeking contact information for its 10-year reunion Oct. 11. E-mail information to Jackie Meek Krashner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (704) 913-5850 or to Jessica Rogers Smith at email@example.com or call her at (803) 493-2794.
YORK -- Downtown Live in York, an outdoor community concert series, returns from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 17 in the parking lot of Whiteside Cleaners and Uniform Rental, 5 E. Madison St., York. Performing will be Parallel, a five-piece group playing a variety of current and original rock hits. The event is free. Food and drinks will be sold.
Also, Aug. 22 will feature "Flash Back," a six piece group playing beach, oldies, and classic rock music.
The series is a program of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce.
CAAC benefit planned
CLOVER -- Clover Area Assistance Center says save the date Aug. 28 for its annual fundraiser, "A Tropical Evening with Friends," beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dairy Barn of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill. There will be entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and open bar.
CAAC is a nonprofit, collaborative agency that serves needy families in the Clover area by providing food, emergency financial assistance, medical and dental clinics, as well as other critical services.
Tickets to the benefit cost $75 per person, with a tax deductible portion of $50. For more information, call 222-4837 or 831-0122.