Members of St. Catherine of Siena parish recently celebrated the congregation's 175th anniversary.
On Sunday, May 19, The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, bishop of the diocese of Harrisburg, celebrated the Mass at the Southern End's only Catholic church.
"We've been planning this for about two and a half years," said the church's pastor, the Rev. Mark Speitel. "We had to make sure of the bishop's schedule and then plan from there."
Quarryville Elementary School held its Race for Education Friday afternoon, May 17, in Memorial Park.
A Solanco graduate and a Solanco student will be the featured speakers at this year's Memorial Day ceremony in Quarryville.
"Our goal is to have a short but meaningful program," said Vietnam War veteran Ron Fichtner. Fichtner, who has organized the program since it began, said it is held in the morning to allow those attending to join in the commemoration.
"The people we are honoring have given so much, it seems little to ask to give up a bit of time to commemorate their sacrifice," Fichtner said.
Everyone did not read every book.
But six Solanco High School students did get through most of the 45 books listed for the first Intermediate Unit 13's Reading Olympics. In the process, they learned enough to tie for second place when teams from two counties competed last month.
Volunteers have been working to place new American flags on veterans' graves across the Southern End.
Ferguson & Hassler’s owners have sold the family-owned supermarket to Giant Food Stores.
The store’s employees were told of the sale on Friday, May 17. The store’s final day of operation under local ownership will be Wednesday, June 19.
The Quarryville Library will host a meet-and-greet with a number of authors from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
Among the authors who will have books available for signing and purchase will be Carol A. Park, JP Robinson, Don Helin, J. Arthur Moore, Patricia L. Reese, and Kevin Hewitt. Books will also be available for purchase from local author, Mary Boomsma.
Although it's still Birth Care and Family Health Services’ main fundraiser, the annual auction has evolved to include activities for families in the community.
"The community supports us very well. They're so generous and we like to give back to them," said Catherine Saunders, Birth Care's director of nursing.
"It's also for us," said Birth Care director Mauren Ketcham. "It's a chance to reconnect with the children who have been born here and to stay connected with the community."
With major work completed along Solanco's western stretch of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail, municipal officials are now concentrating on the section between Quarryville and the Chester County line.
Volunteers with the Go Beyond service project spent Saturday morning, May 10, working in Quarryville’s Huffnagle Park, at Oak Bottom Village, and at the Southern End Community Association.
A man has been charged with attempted homicide for allegedly trying to kill another man with a machete, state police report.
According to police, Aaron Alexander Rowland, 20, got into a fight with a 24-year-old man at 703 Hollow Rd., Providence Township, and chased the older man outside where he stabbed him with a machete. The victim was taken to Lancaster General Hospital with a serious neck injury.
The two men got into a fight over a TV remote control, police said.
Rowland, 20, of New Providence, was arrested without incident at 2:20 p.m. on May 10, Trooper Nelson Renno reported. He was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and possession of instruments of a crime.
If you build it, he will come.
That's the most famous line from the 1989 baseball fantasy film, Field of Dreams.
It may work for a fictional Iowa ball field, but it's not a good plan for 21st century churches, Pastor Steve Sheldon said last week.
One Beaver Valley Pike business is expanding.
Next door, another is putting up two new buildings.
Together, the projects will see an additional 32,000 square feet under roof by early 2020.
New Hope Community Life Ministries' new director knows a lot about one of the non-profit's operations.
Now she will be learning more about the rest of the agency's programs.
Deb Riddell, who ran the ministries' resale shop for more than seven years, will be New Hope's new director.
This is the year Eden Township will replace the Cherry Hill Rd. bridge over Bowery Run.
Two years in the planning, the replacement must happen this year, roadmaster Mark Rudy said last week.
Thanks to its Renaissance program, Solanco High School students are routinely recognized for outstanding academics, good attendance records, and exemplary behavior.
On Friday night, May 10, students will have the opportunity to display different types of skills.
The school is hosting a talent/variety show Friday night at 7. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $5.
Additional sexual assault charges have been filed against a doctor who practiced in Quarryville.
Last week, state attorney general Josh Shapiro announced Dr. William Volmer is facing one additional felony count of sexual assault, one felony count of institutional sexual assault, three felony counts of corruption of minors, one felony count of unlawful contact with a minor, and four counts of indecent assault.
Steven S. Stoltzfus, 15, of Green Ln. was killed in an accident on the family farm on Green Ln., Little Britain Township, on Tuesday afternoon, April 30.
According to police, Stoltzfus was getting ready to work a field and was hooking a 21-foot-long pipe to a mule. The mule spooked and started running toward Green Ln. Stoltzfus ran to catch the mul. When the mule turned back to the farm, the pipe hit a guardrail, broke the chain, and hit Stoltzfus.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police also reported the following incidents in the Southern End:
Members of Solanco High School’s football team spent Saturday morning, April 27, raking leaves and spreading mulch at the SECA grounds in Quarryville.
Four local churches are participating in an annual service project in early May.
Oak Hill Fellowship, Victory Church in Quarryville, Providence Church, and Rivers of Life Fellowship in Refton are taking part in Go Beyond's annual outreach program.
One of Lancaster County's oldest taverns may soon house a chiropractic clinic.
The sale of the Pour Girls restaurant at Green Tree, Bart Township, is pending approval of zoning variances that will approve the property's long-standing driveways and parking lots. The restaurant was known as the Green Tree Inn until the Smiths bought the property and changed the name.
Forty-seven runners and walkers braved a strong west wind and turned out for Providence Township’s inagural trail run on Saturday morning, April 27. At least four runners who pre-registered did not show up for the run on the Enola Low Grade rail trail.
The driver of this tractor trailer was injured when the truck ran off Rt. 272 and overturned shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26.
The truck was southbound when it rounded the curve near the intersection with King Pen Rd.
The truck ran off the right side of the road and the wheels dropped into a deep ditch, flipping the vehicle.
Firefighters at the scene said this was the second such accident on the same stretch of road in recent months.