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Fountain Park – Boo Ha-Ha

Bring the kids out to enjoy safe, free trick-or-treating! There will be more than 35 vendors, the Boo Ha-Ha Dance Party, our annual Costume Contest, and pictures to be taken in sets of your favorite movies. Dance the night away!

Date(s) – 10/31/17
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Fountain Park – Boo Ha-Ha
300 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC

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Steel Magnolias | Winthrop University

The Student Works Series of Winthrop University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Steel Magnolias” (the basis for the much-loved Oscar-nominated film).
Witness the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small Southern town.  When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin.  By turns hilarious and poignant, “Steel Magnolias” is a heart-warming portrait of friendship and love.

November 1st-4th at 8pm and November 5th at 2pm
Johnson Studio Theatre | 1920 Alumni Drive, Rock Hill

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July 4th Event – Independence Day at Historic Brattonsville

Location: Historic Brattonsville
Event Date: July 4, 2017
Event Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Historic Brattonsville’s 1850s Independence Day Celebration will include many activities to honor the holiday as our Carolina Piedmont ancestors did long ago.

The backyard of Hightower Hall will come alive with period music as you join costumed interpreters in dancing The Virginia Reel.  There will be historic cooking demonstrations, children’s military drills, toys and games and much more.  Young and old will be amazed when we launch a tissue paper hot air balloon high into the sky! The program will climax with the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the front steps of Hightower Hall.

Don’t miss this meaningful way to celebrate the true spirit of the holiday.

Spoons BBQ Truck will provide food concessions for hungry visitors.

COST: Adults, $8; Seniors, $7; Youth ages 4-17, $5; ages 3 and younger free.
CHM members admitted free of charge.

1444 Brattonsville Road | McConnells

Not Just Another Love Story

Location: NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center
Event Date: June 23, 2017
Event Time: 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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Laugh and cry with America’s greatest generation and remember the days of World War II.  From an exciting collection of 40’s favorites to a stirring patriotic medley, this dinner show is based on the Biblical account of Hosea and is both nostalgic and inspirational.

Enjoy Momma’s Down-Home Cookin’…
Chicken-fried chicken with sawmill gravy
Buttery mashed potatoes
Roasted brussel sprouts with real bacon bites
Mama’s buttermilk biscuit with honey
All-American cherry pie with sour cream sauce
Sweet Iced Tea or Water

Kids 12 and under…
Enjoy the same delicious dinner in a kid-size portion.

World War II Veterans admitted FREE!
Playing April 29 – September 30.
All menus, show dates and information subject to change. Call 803.802.2300 to confirm.

The NarroWay Theatre | 3327 Hwy. 51 N., Fort Mill 

Home Sweet Home

Location: Museum of York County
Event Date: June 20, 2017
Event Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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An interactive nature-themed exhibit packed with family fun activities that highlight ways that you can discover, enjoy and help protect our natural world. Imaginations go wild as you join Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl and enjoy outdoor adventures inside. Fish in a stream, row a boat, crawl through a hollow log, climb a rock wall, play with animal costumes and puppets, plant a garden, have a backyard picnic and discover the wildlife living in your own backyard – all this awaits families this summer.

This event begins in June and lasts through September. It takes place Tuesday – Saturday.

4621 Mount Gallant Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732

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Explore Lake Wylie This Weekend

Explore Lake Wylie this weekend – If you’re looking for a getaway not too far from the Queen City, Lake Wylie is the perfect location! Explore the town’s history, food, outdoor activities, shopping and much more.

Welcome To Lake Wylie
Lake Wylie borders North and South Carolina, providing easy access for residents in Charlotte, Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Rock Hill. This man-made lake was formed in 1904 and has 325 miles of shoreline. After several changes in power companies and raises in the level of the dam, the lake was renamed Lake Wylie in 1960. The town of Lake Wylie has a population of approximately 8,000 residents. The real draw of this area is the lake, so it’s worth packing a picnic, your sunscreen and even your tennis shoes and spending some time exploring nature in South Carolina while still feeling like you’re close to Charlotte.

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A Christmas Celebration on Lake Wylie


Bright colorful lights, festive good cheer, and of course Santa Claus made the 28th Annual Lights on the Lake Boat Parade and Christmas by the Lake a fun-filled evening for local families.

These beautiful photos from The Herald show the wonderful commitment to this glorious tradition in the close-knit community.


This year’s event even had its challenges with low lake levels, but that would not damper the holiday spirit as brightly decorated boats lit up a glistening Lake Wylie.


While the boat lights dazzled the lake, those on shore celebrated with delicious treats such as hot cocoa, s’mores, and hot cider, all of which was generously provided by local churches.


“It was a huge success and families really enjoyed the music, the boat lights, and the homemade treats provided by the local churches”, says Lisa Jubenville of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce.

Even Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up to enjoy the festive atmosphere!


One of the magical events of the celebration was the live nativity scene. It was amazing!


And of course you cannot have a Christmas celebration without the blissful sounds of a children’s choir.

The residents of Handsmill on Lake Wylie appreciate the organizers, especially the local churches, who truly came together to make this year’s celebration special with treats, music, donated tents, even fire pits to keep everyone toasty! And the beautifully decorating boats on Lake Wylie were spectacular!

Happy holidays from Handsmill on Lake Wylie.

*Photos courtesy of The Herald

Model Home with Luxury Upgrades, Handsmill on Lake Wylie

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This spacious five-bedroom home is loaded with lavish upgrades that will particularly delight the family chef!

The Lennar Builders model home, located in the gated community of Handsmill on Lake Wylie, boasts a gourmet kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas stove-top, large center island, custom cabinets, and beautifully appointed light fixtures.  

Handsmill on Lake Wylie

With an open floor-plan for entertaining, the wide-plank wood floors extend from the designer kitchen into the spacious and inviting living areas!

The family room features a log fireplace and large windows to let in the sunlight.  So many upgrades in this 2,650 square foot home, which is listed at $336,073.

Handsmill on Lake Wylie

The future homeowner of 1010 Currituck Way will appreciate all that the lovely community of Handsmill on Lake Wylie has to offer.  Residents here enjoy the Handsmill Club, a luxurious $2 million lakefront clubhouse which features a Junior Olympic pool, fitness center, and a playground.



They also have access to the South Marina, which boasts 28 boat slips, a boat ramp, and gated paved parking. The community marina is exclusively for residents, giving them a unique marina lifestyle in their own neighborhood!

Of course, every homeowner is surrounded by the natural beauty of this community!

The resort-style amenities are just steps from this new luxury home that consists of five spacious bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a half bath.

Handsmill on Lake Wylie

And this home takes full advantage of the lovely landscape with a rear screened-in porch to enjoy year-round as well as a paver patio with wood burning fireplace.

We welcome you to visit 1010 Currituck Way in Handsmill on Lake Wylie.

The Handsmill Marina, An Everyday Vacation

Live like you’re on a once in a lifetime vacation every day!

Handsmill on Lake Wylie offers resort-style amenities to its residents, but perhaps the most impressive and appealing amenity is the Handsmill Marina!

The South Marina is now open and offers 28 boat slips, a boat ramp, and gated paved parking. The community marina is exclusively for Handsmill residents, giving residents a unique marina lifestyle in their own community!


The motto here at Handsmill is Imagine Mother Nature as your next door neighbor. The great outdoors is a reality here at Handsmill with every homesite surrounded by beautiful trees and Lake Wylie just steps away!

The Handsmill Marina allows residents to dock their boats, up to 25’ x 8.5’, right in their own neighborhood! Here at Handsmill, your love of boating is always accessible!

Along with the Marina, residents also enjoy the Handsmill Club, a luxurious $2 million lakefront clubhouse.

Living in Handsmill offers plenty of outdoor adventures, serene sunsets, and a family friendly atmosphere! And we have homesites available to fit every lifestyle!

We offer beautiful dockable lakefront sites and lake-access homesites near the shore. We also offer a variety of floorplans that will suit your family’s specific needs. Bring your own builder and make your dream home by the lake a reality.

Here’s a clip at a recent realtor function to promote special pricing on select homesites! Ask us about special prices!

Come tour the Handsmill Marina and see for yourself why Handsmill is Life Unhurried!

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