A consortium of community service agencies celebrated its fifth anniversary last month.
Solanco Family Life Network, a collaboration of more than 60 organizations, celebrated its birthday at the Quarryville Library on June 18. The group includes local ministries, organizations, and public schools and has resources at the county, regional, and state levels.
Carol Lieber has a village of her own.
Imaginary animals inhabit tiny homes, work in miniature gardens, and play around small plants in the fairy garden under a tree behind the Center Road home she shares with her mother, Maida Miller.
A century and a half ago, workers began building one of the most iconic bridges in the United States.
It took them 14 years to finish the 5,989 feet of the Brooklyn Bridge at a cost of $15 million.
Colerain Township's bridge project gets underway this week, and it rivals the mile-long, 150-year-old Brooklyn span only in the length of time it has taken to complete.
Quarryville firefighters held their annual chicken and rib barbecue at TownsEdge Shopping Village last Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the firefighters sold about half of the 2,600 meals that were prepared.
Jerome H. Rhoads Inc. is asking Quarryville's zoning hearing board to approve construction of a truck garage and a paved or stone storage area.
The request is for a portion of the 7.1 acres the company owns at 223 E. State St.
Organizing the first Wreaths Across America celebration in Quarryville was a learning experience, Kristi Sprout said last week.
And the lessons were positive.
"One good thing I learned is that people pulled it through when they needed to. The community really got behind this," she said. "At the last minute, there were things that we needed and we didn't plan for and people stepped up and made it happen."
It would have been cheaper just to write a check.
A songwriter they met on the trip made that point to Ron Storms and Meghan Schreiner.
"He asked us how much we had put into creating the truck and financing the trip. When I told him 'it was about $15,000', he asked, 'why didn't you just write a check'," Storms recalled.
But that would not have promoted the cause the way this did, Storms said.
Solanco Neighborhood Ministries wants to help students pack up for school.
But to do that, the nonprofit needs backpacks and other school supplies.
"We're looking for backpacks for all ages," said community support specialist Hannah Linde.
It's unique, at least in the Southern End.
That's one way to describe Bart Township's latest piece of equipment, a JCB Hydradig excavator.
Work on Quarryville's most ambitious street project of the year began in mid-June and will continue through the end of July.
The work began on the block of 2nd St. between S. Hess St. and S. Church St. That includes new water and sewer lines, reclaiming the street, installing new curbs, and paving.
A Martic Township resident is facing additional charges after state police searched his camper in Martic Township on July 3.
Melvin Hartman of 53 Nissley Ln. was already facing charges following a traffic stop in West Lampeter Township. During that stop, police found what appeared to be explosive devices in his vehicle.
A former resident of 10 Laura Ct., East Drumore Township, has been charged with burning the mobile home down, state police said.
Edwin Michael Schabach-Rivera, 33, of 7 Laura Ct. was arrested at the scene of the fire and charged with four felony counts and several misdemeanors. The charges ranged from arson and resisting arrest to vandalism.
Trooper Timothy Pray, a state police fire marshal, charged Schabach-Rivera.
Members of the Southern Lancaster County Farmers Sportsmen's Association want to build a new clubhouse.
But before they can start, they need approval from Providence Township's Zoning Hearing Board.
For decades, the Solanco Food Bank has been providing food for people in the Southern End.
Now a partnership with the Humane League of Lancaster County allows the food bank to help pets as well.
The food is provided by the league's Spike's Pet Pantry, a pet food bank program to help owners in need.
Knocker ball will be among the games offered at the annual SECA Fest this Saturday.