It is my pleasure to present the spring issue of Lake Wylie Today for 2017. It is always a pleasure to help to develop the story ideas for each issue.
The spring issue of Lake Wylie Today always showcases our vibrant community with a lot going on. Pour a cup of coffee or glass of wine and settle in to read this issue to see how you can enjoy Lake Wylie today!
You will read about the activities, events and festivals happening around the area. The Strawberry Festival held in May in Fort Mill has been named the No. 1 festival in South Carolina. The Come-See-Me Festival held in April in Rock Hill is a ten-day festival with more than 80 events.
Let’s not forget the St Patrick’s Day Festival held in March in Clover and the various Easter egg hunts that bring members of the community together. For a more solitary and peaceful experience, there are many beautiful scenic areas to hike, bike and explore nature trails. As spring blossoms, so do the many opportunities to enjoy the area, community events and attractions nearby.
The Garden Party section this issue features the Lake Wylie Home and Garden tour presented by the Lake Wylie-Clover Republican Women’s Club. This event lets you have an “insider’s view” of lake with various homes and gardens open to ticketholders. New this year, artists will be added to the tour. Locals are encouraged to invite out-of-town guests to attend this special home tour. Proceeds benefit a scholarship for Clover High School students.
The shoreline feature in this issue talks about how to fish for the mighty Lake Wylie catfish. Many fishing tournaments are on tap for 2017 so stay tuned for seasonal updates.
Food for Thought features new and established places for healthy eating selections. The many farm stands will open in April featuring a nice selection of fresh local berries, produce, local honey and other healthy food choices. South Forty Farm located on Highway 274 will open on April 1. Bush-n-Vine located on Highway 321 in Filbert will feature locally grown strawberries from their hot houses early this spring.
Our local writers and seasonal stories make up the local flavor of our quarterly community magazine designed to market and promote our beautiful area. Lake Wylie Today is a proud collaboration with the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce and SC BIZ News to publish a beautiful, full-color magazine that helps promote and market Lake Wylie and its businesses, real estate, area attractions and events.
Each year, the spring issue is our Healthy, Wealthy and Wise issue featuring tips on healthy living, financial tips and related topics. The chamber is also taking over sponsoring the Lake Wylie Wellness Initiative that will promote living a healthy lifestyle. Check out page 60 for more information.
The summer issue theme is summer fun. The fall is the green issue with a focus on the environment and local features like green developments in the area, agri-tourism, homegrown, gardening and nature-based ideas and tips. Winter is the holiday issue with all the activities, attractions, parties and winter stories to get you in the spirit. We encourage local ideas, photos and attractions to be submitted. Email email@example.com to submit your photos and story ideas.
No matter what time of year, Lake Wylie is a great place to visit, live and work. It is a pleasure to work every day to promote our beautiful area and its many attractions. LW