At 11 a.m. Friday, Solanco school officials were planning to increase cleaning efforts in the district's schools and looking at ways to reduce the number of students in the schools' cafeterias.
Shortly after 2 that afternoon, district officials decided to close schools for a week. Less than an hour later, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all Pennsylvania public schools closed for two weeks.
They don't shoot hams. Or turkeys.
But the title of Quarryville Fire Company's semi-annual fundraiser does confuse some people.
"We call the fall one a turkey shoot and the spring one a ham shoot because we give away turkeys and hams. We don't actually shoot turkeys and hams," fire company president Jim Herr said.
An accidental fire heavily damaged a house in Quarryville and killed the family dog.
The fire broke out sometime before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, at 127 Wheatfield Ct. in the Meadowview development.
"We had numerous calls from neighbors and, when we responded from the station, we could see heavy smoke," said Quarryville Fire Company Deputy Chief Jamie Welk. That led firefighters to call for additional volunteers and equipment from neighboring companies.
At Christmas, lots of people donate toys to hospitalized children.
Most are gone by April.
That's when Tori's Toys steps in.
For the past five years, Mateo, Amber, and Tori Constantino have been collecting toys and taking them to children in Lancaster General Hospital.
A substantial grant secured by a local businessman will allow Solanco Neighborhood Ministries to provide fresh fruit, vegetables, and cheese to nearly 300 school children every week.
The grant, facilitated by Verizon Wireless store owner Bashar Abdo, will allow the ministries' weekend food program to buy oranges, apples, grapes, carrots, and cheese for 280 students, said Teresa Dolan.