Entry forms are now available for parents who want to enter their children in the annual Solanco Fair Baby Parade.
The parade will be held at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. Contestants must report to the fairgrounds for registration at 6 p.m. on that date. Judging will begin at 6:15 p.m. In case the Wednesday street parade is cancelled because of rain and is held on Thursday evening, the Baby Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 20, with registration at 9 a.m. and judging at 9:15 a.m.
Clermont Elementary fifth grader Lydia Young was destined to perform in the school's variety show.
Young sings and also plays piano, guitar, and clarinet. Her father, Chad, is a music conductor.
"He has taught me everything I know about music," Lydia said at a dress rehearsal.
Organizing Solanco High School's blood drives has become a tradition passed down from one small group of students to another.
Rachel Johnson and Gabi Dolan planned the most recent drive, which was held in the chorus room on May 30.
This summer, the Southern End Community Association's programs will center around the pool.
"Our focus will be on the pool, all the renovations that have happened and those that will happen," SECA director Rick Kerns said. The recreation association is planning numerous events at the pool, starting with Free Friday on June 21
"We will have a DJ that night [Midnight Rebel]. I don't believe we've ever done that before," the director said.
"I didn't earn any medals or anything. I just did my job."
That's how Nicholas A. Cavallaro describes his service during World War II.
Cavallaro, who lives with his son and daughter-in-law in Quarryville, moved to the Southern End three years ago.
Last week, local and state officials stopped by his home on Warner Ave. to wish him well and thank him for his service.
Jerry Albert had his own navy before he enlisted.
Albert began building his first scale model warship when he was 18. In the years that followed, he constructed a fleet of battleships, cruisers, and a destroyer.
Recently, he brought part of that fleet to the Southern End and demonstrated the radio-controlled ships on the pond at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Quarryville police are looking for the man who broke into the Verizon Store, TownsEdge Shopping Village, and made off with numerous cell phones.
Should there be fluoride in water? Quarryville authority to decide if decades-long program will continue
Later this month, members of the Quarryville Borough Authority will vote to either continue adding fluoride to the water system or discontinue the practice. "We're in the initial stages of removing the fluoride treatment from the system," said authority chairman John Chase. "[Borough] council has indicated they're opposed to it and, on and off over the years, the borough has investigated getting rid of the treatment."
They would rather not use the 'B' word.
"People don't want to talk about budgets," said Todd Capitao, a division manager for Tabor Community Services.
Clients may prefer to talk about a spending and saving plan, but developing a budget is the main goal, Capitao said.
Fulton's crew spends most of its days making the township roads smoother.
On Tuesday, May 28, there were adding bumps rather than taking them out.
Working with Long's Paving, the township added two permanent speed bumps to one of Fulton's shortest roads.
A longtime Quarryville employee has been chosen to be the borough's next manager.
Scott Peiffer was appointed to the post by unanimous vote during the borough's public council meeting on Monday night, June 3.
This is the year for Noble Hill Horse Rescue's yard sale.
"We do a yard sale every other year or so," director Pat Astheimer said.
This year's sale will include a lot of saddles and donated items of tack, baseball gloves, and roller blades. There will also be an assortment of household items, including a new set of plain dishes.
A woman from New York state has been charged with calling in the bomb threat that caused the evacuation of Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground on May 25.
Kristie L. Forkl, 41, of Lackawanna, N.Y., was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and two counts of threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction, Trooper Kory Wardrop reported.
Dr. Mary Kirk's new animal hospital in Penn Hill will serve two purposes. It provides more room for the existing practice and it will provide a long term location for a small animal veterinary practice in the Southern End.
In April, she moved her practice of 19 years from the basement of an historic home on Pilottown Rd. to the former bank in Penn Hill, just north of the village of Wakefield.
Elementary-age kids and high school students share something in common.
They all enjoy escaping the classroom for a day of fun, food, and friendship.
They did just that Thursday, May 23, as Solanco High School hosted its 15th Ophelia Day, a celebration where students from Solanco School District elementary schools visited the high school and "buddy up" with high school students.
Most businesses don't put a new store too close to an existing one. Most grocers make sure all of their items are well within their sell-by dates.
Most aren't BB's, a name chosen by founder Ben Beiler.
The chain, which got its start in an outbuilding on Furnace Rd. in Bart Township in 1986, will open its fifth location on June 3.
This year's summer reading program at the Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Rd., takes its theme from the approaching 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
The 'We Have Liftoff' theme was developed by a national library organization, said youth services coordinator Sharon Roche.
This year's program will kick off with three events at the library on Saturday, June 1.
Family and personal relationships bring most volunteers into local fire companies.
Keeping them there and turning them into active firefighters and rescue personnel takes time and dedication. About half of them stay through the years-long process.
Southern End fire companies are working together to make the lengthy training process easier for new recruits.
UPDATE: Kristie L. Forkl, 41, of Lackawanna, N.Y. has been charged with two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of threat to use weapon of mass destruction.
A bomb threat forced more than 1,000 campers out of Yogi Bear Campground, Blackburn Rd, East Drumore Township, on Saturday morning, May 25.
An accidental fire gutted a house in Little Britain Township Saturday afternoon, May 25, leaving a family of three homeless.
The blaze in the 100 block of Nottingham Rd. (Rt. 272) was ignited by a lawn mower that had been used recently, Robert Fulton Fire Chief Phil Smith said.
“In Quarryville, we know what Memorial Day is. In Quarryville, we don’t forget.”
That’s how organizer and Vietnam War veteran Ron Fichtner opened the sixth annual commemoration of the holiday on Monday morning, May 27.
Two incumbents lost their bids for reelection in the Tuesday, May 21, primary election, according to unofficial results posted by the county board of elections.
Eden Supervisor Randon J. Kylar lost his bid for the Republican nomination to challenger Lawrence M. Stoltzfus. Stoltzfus received 119 votes to Klar's 58.
Two local firms are among more than a dozen victims of a scam run for over two years, Trooper First Class Kelly Osborne reported last week.
Barbara E. Hogstrom, 50, of Turners Pond Dr., Lincoln University, is facing 50 counts of theft and bad checks, the trooper said.
On Thursday evening, May 16, Alex Wright and other members of Boy Scout Troop 91 leveled the soil around a prayer and reflection area in front of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's Family Life Center.
Once the ground is seeded and two benches are assembled, the project will be finished and Wright will have completed the last requirement he needs to become the troop's latest Eagle Scout.