The look of France's capital city will be coming to Kirkwood, at least for a few hours, early next month.
Spring in Paris is the theme for the New Hope Community Life Ministry's eighth annual fashion show on Saturday, April 12.
About a dozen models will show clothing for children and adults.
The models will be able to buy the items they wear; any of those items that are available after the show may be purchased at New Hope Community Closet.
Workers began building the Solanco Fair Association's newest building this week.
The 60-foot by 180-foot building is being erected by Pine Hill Construction and will cost about $150,000, said fair association general manager Scott Peiffer.
Construction is possible thanks to a major gift from longtime fair supporter Jim Kreider and his family. The Kreiders are donating $117,000 to help fund the project.
Andy Jackson met his future wife when her family moved from North Carolina to a neighboring farm in Little Britain.
The relationship grew into a marriage that has lasted for decades.
On March 21, Harold Andrew Jackson and Eva Weaver Jackson celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Jackson, who turned 100 last July, and Mrs. Jackson, who is 96, live on the farm the Jackson family has worked since 1752.
Anglers who turn out for the first day of trout season along Conowingo Creek will find new signs to help them find, and legally take, fish.
The five signs were erected late last week by Joseph Mundorff, a Solanco High School junior and a member of Boy Scout Troop 76.
Making and erecting the signs is Mundorff's project to reach scouting's highest rank
"The fish commission came to our troop to suggest this as a troop project and I ended up with it as my Eagle project," he said.
Their pool won't open for another two months, but the Southern End Community Association is getting its swimming program underway.
SECA offers a seven-week program starting March 28 to help swimmers improve their skills.
Working three shifts a day, five days in a row, hundreds of volunteers working in a Colerain Township butcher shop put out enough canned food to meet five percent of the Mennonite Central Committee's relief needs for the next year.
"By doing this, we can touch the world from Aaron Lapp's farm in Kirkwood," said Mennonite Central Committee assistant executive director Ken Sensenig.
Between 50 and 70 volunteers turned out for each shift at the Noble Rd. Butcher Shop, starting at 5:30 Monday morning, March 10, and wrapping up Friday evening, March 14. Each volunteer worked one shift during the week.
At their Monday night, March 17, meeting, members of the Solanco School Board chose Dr. Brian Bliss as the district's new superintendent.
Dr. Bliss has been the district's assistant superintendent for the past seven years.
Investigators are still trying to determine what started a fire that heavily damaged a vacant home in Fulton Township Wednesday morning, March 12.
Three firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Two, Robert Fulton firefighters James Rodgers II and Michael Childress, fell through a floor into the basement while battling the blaze. That led to a Mayday call, summoning additional firefighters and equipment. Eventually, about 100 volunteers were called to the scene.
An assortment of teas and a guest speaker are two of the attractions at the annual Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's Lenten tea.
It's a worthwhile gathering, organizer Faye Mimm said last week.
"I thought it was real nice," she said of last year's event. "I brought a good friend and we had a nice time. There was good food and lots of good conversation."
Women across the region are invited to come and to bring their friends, organizer Kristine Hileman said last week.
"It's for all the ladies in the community," she said.
The church started the event in 2001.
Even before students leave for their summer vacations, contractors will be getting ready for projects at two of the district's schools.
One project will remake the entrance to Quarryville Elementary School. The second will build a weight room at Solanco High School and renovate the space it has occupied in the building.
They haven't built the scenery.
They aren't rehearsing their roles.
But without the promotions crew, Swift Middle School's students will be playing to an empty house when they stage The Revenge of the Pigs later this month.
They have been preparing press packets, meeting with reporters, and will begin creating posters to fill the seats for the play's two performances.
Solanco High School's small engine repair team finished in second place in the annual small engine repair contest.
The contest was held in the ag shop at Solanco High School on Tuesday, March 4. Seven school districts were represented in the annual county FFA competition.
When Kathy Kilby started her new job in Providence Township's municipal office, she expected to deal with a lot of paperwork.
"I knew there would be a lot of filing," she said.
She didn't anticipate the level of activity.
"I'm learning how much goes into local government," Kilby said last week. "There's a lot going on. This is a busy place."
The Friends of Dorsey Station are ready to go formal.
People interested in preserving the last remaining station of the long-defunct Lancaster, Oxford, and Southern Railroad first got together more than seven years ago.
The faculty of Swift Middle School has announced the names of students earning honor roll distinction for the second marking period of the 2013-14 school year.
Earning highest honors in the eighth grade were: Jacob B Akerley, Morgan Armstrong, Jack Boomsma, Jada Brown, Aaron Constein, Shiloh Dale, Victoria Delp, Lydia Fetterman, Stephanie Golden, Alexis Jackson, Kyle Johnson, Halie Larsen, Emily Mellinger, Madison Moatts, Xiao Moore, Braden Redcay, Maurissa Roslan, Daniel Spilker, Alyssa Stauffer, Sarah Sweda, Lauren Swisher, Marlena Tatman, Miranda Waldvogel, and Patrick Workman.
One of Eden's pieces of snowfighting equipment sat in the township shed for nearly three years, waiting for a winter tough enough to justify its use.
This is that winter.
"We had it for three years before we needed it. This year, we've used it for 50 or 60 hours," roadmaster Mark Rudy said of the eight-foot-wide snowblower.
He doesn't know what the prize is, but Solanco Food Service Director Matt Kirchoff wants the district's schools to win the state's latest competition.
"We've entered each school in Pennsylvania's school breakfast challenge," he said last week.
To meet the state's goal, each school has to increase the percentage of students eating breakfast 30 percent.
Members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church's Relay for Life team are preparing for their major fundraiser.
This will be the sixth year the team has held a ham supper to raise money for the annual American Cancer Society event.
"Our goal this year is $1,400," said organizer Karen Keefer. "The amount we raise [from the ham supper] has been going up about $100 a year."
Who pays to fix mailboxes damaged by plowed snow depends on where the mail customer lives and who plows the road.
The state and some townships will not compensate mailbox owners if plowed snow damages their rural delivery boxes. Other townships will either compensate the owner or fix the boxes.
The top layer of mud began to thaw late Saturday morning, March 1, but freezing temperatures didn’t keep buyers away from Bart Township Fire Company’s 50th annual sale.
By 11:30 that morning, nearly 2,000 bidders had registered for the sale.
Buyers and spectators crowded the sale grounds behind the fire company’s Furnace Rd. station as auctioneers had several sales going simultaneously. The station’s engine bays were standing room only as quilts went to the highest bidders.