Parachute Play provides a perfect place for preschoolers to participate in a pleasurable pastime.
Parachute Play is a regularly scheduled, year round activity hosted by the Quarryville Library.
It is held every other Thursday during the school year and on Fridays in the summer when school-age kids can take part, library assistant Janee Anastasio said.
State police are looking for the person who debited a business's bank account for more than $14,000, Trooper Nolen McElwee reported.
There were three unauthorized debits to E.H. Beiler Sawmill's account between January 22 and 28, the trooper said.
The business is in the 900 block of Lancaster Pike (Rt. 272).
Police also reported the following incidents:
At 6:45 every Wednesday evening, members of a specialized choir meet in a room behind the sanctuary of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church to practice.
Recently, they uncased their instruments, lined up behind a row of music stands, and rehearsed the numbers they will be playing later this month.
New lighting is bringing a change to the annual Go-Fore Golf fundraiser at the Quarryville Library.
The 10th annual fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, February 23, will be the first without a glow-in-the dark round of golf.
The after-dark round was dropped because the black light bulbs cannot be used in the library's new LED fixtures.
"We tried it last year with glo-sticks and that didn't work real well," said Randi Kennedy, the library's youth services coordinator.
Some people have been planning summer activities since the first week in January. Others are waiting until spring is closer.
Those with firm schedules have been reserving space in five Southern End municipal parks, local officials said recently.
Robert Fulton Fire Company volunteers went to neighboring Oxford on Saturday, February 2, and brought home a new engine.
New, that is, to them.
The local volunteers bought the 1993 Pierce Lance pumper from Oxford's Union Fire Company. It will replace two of Fulton's current engines, a 1991 and a 1995.
The company is making the change for several reasons, Fire Chief Phil Smith said.
In January, the federal supplemental food assistance program SNAP, commonly known as food stamps, made a double payment.
Meant to offset the effects of the partial federal government shutdown, the second payment came nearly a month early for families who receive the benefit.
That has meant some families will go six weeks or longer without new support.
Nationwide, that has put an additional burden on food banks. So far, that effect has not reached the Solanco Food Bank.
Cash found in TownsEdge Shopping Village last November has been turned over to the person who discovered it.
"We gave it back to the finder," Quarryville Police Chief Clark Bearinger said last week of the $600 discovered on November 17.
A man charged with threatening a Quarryville resident and borough police officers was arrested in Baltimore on Tuesday evening, February 5.
Damon D. Daniel, no age given, has been charged with three counts of making terroristic threats.
He is being held on outstanding Maryland felony assault charges and will be extradited to Pennsylvania.
Once a month, members of a library support group hold a two-day book sale to raise money.
When the sale is over, volunteers sort the remaining books, giving some away and saving others for future sales.
The unneeded books are donated to several nonprofits, including one that sends books to military personnel serving overseas.
Quarryville police are waiting for a ruling from the state treasurer's office to determine what will become of cash found and turned in late last year.
"If it was identifiable property like a Rolex watch, it would go to the state and be listed in their unclaimed property. But I'm not sure what they will say about cash," Quarryville Police Chief Clark Bearinger said last week.
The cash was found in the area of the TownsEdge Shopping Village on November 19 and turned over to police.
Police wanted to return the money promptly.
That hasn't been possible.
Not much water was coming out of Ray Wimer's faucets on Friday morning, February 1. But it was running into the basement of his S. Lime St., Quarryville, home.
Working in temperatures that barely reached double digits and during a persistent snowstorm, members of the borough crew labored for just under seven hours to fix the problem.
The reports were unanimous.
From Puddle Duck Creek to the Refton Shale Belt, squads from the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge reported woodchucks peered from their holes just after dawn on Saturday, saw their shadows, and retreated back underground to sleep through six more weeks of winter.
The reports and the official prognostication were delivered on the lodge grounds in White Rock, Colerain Township, shortly before 9 a.m. on February 2.
When it comes to meals, Flowing Oil Café has a perfect record.
"We've never run out of food," coordinator Virgil Roark said Saturday evening, January 26. "These teams have no idea how many to prepare for but, in 15 years, they have never run out of food."
Damian and Tessa Wissler have been in touch with the Wade family for about five years.
"We've been stopping in every now and then and letting them know if they were ever interested in selling, we would be interested in buying," Damian Wisser said. "This is essentially a hometown dealership and that's what we were looking for."
That opportunity came late last year when the Wade family decided to sell. The Wisslers took over the dealership on December 10, 2018.
"We are happy to be in the community," Tessa Wissler said.
There will be dueling bands at this year's Groundhog Day celebration.
In addition to the lodge's marching band, members of a country band will also perform.
"A couple of members went to the board and said they were willing to sponsor the band if we would agree and we did," said Rick Rankin, the lodge's Hibernating Governor.
Between them, the two doctors served the Southern End for 65 years, working from the same office on Quarryville's 2nd St.
The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation has moved the venue for its second annual Burns Night celebration.
Last year, the foundation held its first celebration at Bellbank, an historic home in Colerain Township. This year, the event is being moved to Beale Manor in Parkesburg.
"We loved having it at Bellbank, but there was not enough room and we had to turn people away," organizer Donna McCool said.
"We had 40 people attending and we couldn't accommodate everyone who wanted to come."
Landlords and tenants in Quarryville are subject to new regulations. At their Monday night, January 7, public meeting, members of Quarryville's borough council approved additions to the community's property maintenance code. The amendment makes it easier for the borough to use the code for rental properties.
"The maintenance code does not lend itself well to rental property," said borough manager Ken Work, "and some of those properties are not as well taken care of as owner-occupied homes."
The amendment went into effect immediately.
A local weight loss group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Founded in January, 1969, the Quarryville chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly now has 67 members, spokesman Charlotte Hook said.
The Southern End Community Association, Park Ave., Quarryville, has scheduled the following activities:
School's out with SECA
When school is out for selected holidays and in-service days, SECA will provide programs for children ages five through 13 all day. There will be supervised activities, including games, arts and crafts, and play. Children should bring bagged lunches; an afternoon snack will be provided. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The days will be Monday, January 21, Friday, March 8, Thursday, April 18, and Friday, May 10. Registrations should be made a week prior to each date.
Joel Bigler and Michael Wagner spent their first several weeks on the job cleaning roadside gutters, replacing signs, and getting to know the 35 miles of Bart Township's municipal roads.
"We're getting confident with the roads," Wagner said, "and we're changing older stop signs to the newer, more visible ones."
Bigler and Wagner were hired in December to staff the township's road crew, replacing Troy Grumelli and John McComsey. Grumelli resigned in October and McComsey retired at the end of 2018.
By 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, volunteers from the New Providence Baptist Church had already taken one truck full of donations to the Solanco Food Bank and were ready to load another truck of nonperishible items.
The volunteers also collected cash donations to buy perishable items for the food bank's clients.
One driver was slightly injured when two SUVs collided on Nottingham Rd. (Rt. 272) north of Pine Grove Rd., Little Britain Township, at 2:56 p.m. on January 10, Trooper Kurt Goldbach reported.
According to the trooper, Lauren R. Overly, 20, of Quarryville, was driving south when her Ford Explorer crossed the center line and collided with a northbound Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Elizabeth A. Proffitt, 29, of Oxford.
Proffitt sustained minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital, the trooper said. Overly was cited for the collision.
Solanco School District officials hope to begin construction of a new sports building this spring.
The structure will replace a wrestling building destroyed by heavy snow last winter.