The need became apparent during last winter's frigid weather, when horses had only blankets to protect them while they were tethered at the Little Britain Township building.
Before those temperatures return, those horses will have shelter from the weather.
"It [the idea of building a run-in shed] came up toward the end of winter," said Christine Jackson, Little Britain's zoning officer. "The Amish came to me and said they were having trouble blanketing their horses to keep them warm."
SECA needed new swings for its playground.
Wrightsdale Baptist Church had the materials and the people to install them.
The need and the solution came together on Thursday morning, July 23, when youth from the church installed new swings at the playground. Members of the church's Youth Leadership Academy also refurbished a toddler's swing set and cleaned graffiti from playground equipment.
Brad Thorne, director of Wrightsdale's Family Ministries, saw the need when he visited the SECA playground several weeks ago.
The co-chairs of Solanco Fair Association's food committee have resigned.
Jacob Gicker, who has worked with the committee for more than 40 years, had to give up the post because he is no longer able to do the work. His co-chair Anna Mary Glick, will resign her position at the end of 2015.
"My food safety certificate runs out in January and I don't intend to renew it," she said last week. "I handed in my resignation two years ago, and now it's going to take effect."
Now the fair association has to find at least one person to take over the committee's leadership.
Friends are planning a fundraiser to help two girls whose mother and sister were killed on June 11.
"We wanted to get something together for Lisa's side of the family," said Michelle Reeves.
Reeves, other family friends, and family members will host the fundraiser at the Lancaster County Sportsman Club, Hilldale Rd., Holtwood. The fundraiser will be start at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Admission to the fundraiser is $20 per person for anyone 21 years old or older.
For more than 40 years, the two-section concrete bridge carried the main road between Oxford and Quarryville.
Bypassed when Rt. 472 was built in the mid-1960s, the bridge now carries Black Rock Rd. over the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek. Colerain township took over the bridge and Black Rock Rd. after the state gave up the road.
Quarryville's volunteer firefighters are used to working in the heat, battling building fires and burning brush.
But two days a year they know they'll spend even more hours facing flames they don't want to extinguish.
"We start at 6 a.m. and get done just before 3 [in the afternoon]," firefighter James P. Herr said. "We like to have the first chickens on the grill by 6:45 [a.m.]."
That's what it takes to help out at the annual chicken barbecue fundraiser.
Given this year's Vacation Bible School theme, the mission project seemed only natural.
"Our Vacation Bible School this year was Everest, which is in Nepal," said coordinator Lisa Jarabak. "
We decided the earthquake relief effort in Nepal would be a great mission project for this week."
The children packed 56 health kits and got them ready to send to Nepal through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
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More than half of Solanco School District's 19 teaching vacancies have been filled.
"We had nine retirements, nine resignations, and one person move from teaching to become an assistant principal," said Dr. Brian Bliss, the district's superintendent.
Many of the resignations were travel-related, he said. One teacher had been commuting from near Hanover and found a job closer to home. Another moved to Arizona. Several went with spouses who had been transferred.
A tiny tributary to the Big Beaver Creek is out in the open after hiding from view for about 40 years.
The creek, which comes off the low grade rail trail on the east side of Quarryville, is now visible until it ducks into another set of pipes to go under Valley Rd. (Rt. 372).
Deciding to remove the improvised pipes that concealed the creek was easy, said property owner Howard E. Groff Jr.
From the side, it looks like a Peerless steam tractor. The front of the boiler and the rear water tanks say it's an Emerson Britingham.
Thats the result of a consolidation of the steam tractor industry in the early years of the 20th century.
This tractor, a 50 horsepower model that came out of the factory in Waynesboro 98 years ago, looks as if it had been built weeks ago.
Fresh from a two-year-long rebuilding at the hands of its owners, the A. Dale Herr family, and a restorer, the tractor has been steamed up several times in the past month. This past Saturday, it moved on its own power, but was not entirely up to form.
The Ross Fording Rd. bridge over the East Branch of the Octoraro Creek, Sadsbury Township, was closed Wednesday afternoon, July 1, after a tractor trailer ran into it.
Baby ducks won't be sliding into a tiny pond at the 2015 Solanco Fair.
Most years, the iconic Powl Feed exhibit enthralls tiny fair visitors and their parents.
But ducks, like other fowl, have been banned from the state's fairs in an attempt to keep Avian flu from spreading through the commonwealth.
The fair's timing is part of the issue, Sam Powl said.
"It comes during migratory fowl season," Powl said, "just when those birds fly south from Canada."
The floor in Quarryville Fire Company's aging station is no longer strong enough to support the firefighters' two pumpers.
There are three different ways to fix the problem, said Carl Cross, chairman of the fire company's board of directors.
The volunteers can have reinforcements welded to the steel beams that support the main floor. They can have more steel beams installed. Or they can build additional engine bays onto the south end of the fire station.
"The camp has really been fun," Tyler Burger said last Wednesday morning. "I was having trouble with putting a spin on the ball and my release.
“I got to work on my ball handling and how to put rotation on the ball and put an arc on it."
In three days, Burger and 95 other campers learned new basketball skills and polished the ones they already had.
The young players participated in the camp run by Solanco boys basketball coach Scott Long and girls basketball coach Chad McDowell.
Kyle Munro didn't miss a day of school during his last semester at Solanco High School.
But what he learned during the three hours before he headed off to class in his final semester at Solanco reinforced his decision about how he will spend much of his adult life.
Munro will go to Lebanon Valley College in August where he will begin studying criminal justice.
The first of 106 Hometown Hero banners began appearing on Quarryville's E. 4th St. last week.
By the time the work is done, the banners will hang on utility poles on 4th St., East and West State St., S. Church St., S. Hess St., and S. Lime St. There will also be a few on Park Ave.
At home, Maya Torres likes to swim, play soccer, builds with Legos, and solve crossword puzzles.
Three days a week, the Quarryville resident heads to Lancaster and takes on her other persona, playing characters in Fulton Opera House's staging of The Wizard of Oz.