Wednesday, December 28, 2011

3 dead in Lancaster County car crash

This is a sad and strange story occurring just outside Waxhaw. According to an article in the Herald:
Van WYCK -- The bodies of three people who died in a crash Christmas Eve in Lancaster County were found down a steep embankment by railroad employees Tuesday.

Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris arrived at the bridge at U.S. 521 and S.C. 75 near the Van Wyck community about 1 p.m. and pronounced the victims – Darrell Christopher Fisher, 48, of Catawba; his sister Jerilyn Fisher, 47, of Rock Hill; Jerilyn Fisher’s son, William Breon Fisher, 16, of Catawba – dead at the scene

Morris said based on talking to family members he and Highway Patrol determined the crash occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 24. After checking with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, they discovered one of the Fishers’ sisters reported the family members missing.

The car was not visible from the road, he said.
Read the whole thing.

WSOC has more details on this tragedy as well. Plus a video.

Friday, December 23, 2011

A little eleventh hour Christmas shopping in Waxhaw

The kids and I went out in Waxhaw looking for a Christmas gift for the special lady in our life. I thought we could head over to the Bead Merchants and make a necklace or something like that for her. But we were thwarted by the their holiday business hours that had them closing up shop on December 21st.

We headed over to the used book store since it's there and came out with a bunch of kids books and a $14 bill. Not a bad price for all the books we got, but it seems like we paid more per book than previous trips to the use book shop. It's for a good cause, so it's not a big deal; just an observation.

Waxhaw Antique Mart was open on our way back so we stopped in there to what kind of gift we could find. Lots of options, but the kids are confident they picked a good one.

New Gazette

John released another new issue of the Waxhaw Gazette last Friday. My lack of updates means most of the info there is out of date at this point, but he has put together a nice slide show of Waxhaw's Christmas Parade that's worth checking out.

The town also has some pictures of the parade available at Facebook for those interested.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas lights

I know it's been quite a while since my last post but general business of the holidays, combined with traveling, an uptick in tempo at the office, and probably a dollop of procrastination have conspired to keep me away from the site.

I mentioned last year that Royal Colony Drive was a good. It's still good (although a few of the houses' lights were off when we stopped by), but this year you should make a point to check out the Christmas lights in Wysacky Pack where Essaw Road and Yamasee Road come together.

The light display in Wysacky Park appears to be a joint effort between two houses and it's one of those elaborate displays you can find on Youtube where the lights are tied to music being broadcast via FM transmitter. It's pretty impressive and definitely worth checking out. Unfortunately the display is so big that you cannot watch all of it at once.

If you go, there's a receptacle for canned good donations, so take some if you go.

Friday, December 2, 2011

UPDATE: GingerSnap 5k

I briefly mentioned this in a prior post, but the GingerSnap 5K takes place in Waxhaw on December 3rd. My wife is already signed up to run.

For those interested, you can still sign up here. Proceeds support "Girls on the Run."

UPDATE 12/2: The GingerSnap 5K is still looking for volunteers for tomorrow morning's race. Citizens of Waxhaw unite! And then sign up here.

First Friday

Tonight's First Friday of course. See the flyer below.

And that's all I have time for. Have fun if you head out!

Christmas Show & Fundraiser tonight

The Waxhaw Arts Council is having a Christmas Show and fundraiser tonight to raise money to be used throughout the course of the year.

Visit the Facebook page of the event to get all the details if you're planning on attending. Per Donna Frasca:
This is open to the public. This function is part of Waxhaw’s celebration of the arts – First Friday Art Crawl and celebration of the revision and fast growing Waxhaw Arts Council with a Christmas Sale, Party & Raffle.

A percentage of any sales to the artists and the profit from the raffle will go to help the Waxhaw Arts Council raise money to have future functions free to the public in Waxhaw, including educational programs to school children & public in the Waxhaw/Marvin/Wesley Chapel area.

There will be over twenty-five painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, printers, musicians, etc. participating in this show. Also, you will get a chance to see the new “Bean & Belle” art studio first hand. Jennifer Host Williams teaches classes to children and hosts “art parties” for different functions.

You may email any questions on Facebook ---Waxhaw Arts Council or call Lambeth Marshall, 704-843-5060.
I just wonder where the Waxhaw Arts Council was when I was working on my campaign sign garden. Maybe their input could have turned an ordinary campaign sign garden into an extraordinary one.

In other Waxhaw Arts Council news, John Anderson had an article in the Charlotte Observer about the Waxhaw Arts Council, including detailing the new leadership.

The new leadership for 2012 includes:

President: Scott Bland.

Vice Pres: Carolyn Carroll.

Secretary: Lambeth Marshall, with Lori Sanderson and Linda Dyer as backups.

Treasurer: Lambeth Marshall, with Missy Rose as backup.

In addition, committees were reaffirmed and the leadership established as follows: Social Media and Design, Donna Frasca (chairman), Gina Karpathakis, Verna Witt; Event Coordinators, Carolyn Carroll (chairman), Lori Sanderson (co-chair), Ann Tanzy, Linda Dyer, Verna Witt, Lambeth Marshall; Business Advisers, Consultations with Cathy Murphy, Barbara Faulk (Union County Arts Council), Daune Gardner (Waxhaw mayor) and Melissa Brana (CPCC Marketing); Advertising: Donna Frasca.

Read the whole thing.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Good Living Social deal

For those of you who periodically eat at McDonald's and like Big Macs and fries, there's a pretty good deal going on through the end of the day.

5 Big Macs & 5 Large Fries for $13

It consists of 10 individual coupons. One burger and one fry coupon can be used at a time (ie. can't use all ten on one visit). While Big Macs aren't my sandwich of choice, I still got one

Follow the link for all the details.

Busy busy busy

I've been awful busy as of late. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving until now. I figured I'd get a post up to assure the elite few who call themselves my readers (perusers?)that I am in fact alive and well.

The GingerSnap 5K is coming up Saturday morning; expect me and the kids to be out there fighting the cold temperatures cheering on my wife.

In other news, I hope to get up posts about First Friday and the Waxhaw Arts Council's Christmas Show & Fundraiser sometime before midnight, so I guess I'm on the clock.