Shortly before 11 on a recent Wednesday morning, the Hometown Hero banner honoring World War II veteran Charles Temple came down off a pole on W. State St. Minutes later, a new banner, also honoring Temple, went up on the same pole.
The first set of weekend meals went home with 250 students on Friday, September 13.
"The numbers are always down at the beginning of the [school] year," said program coordinator Judy Beiler.
Beiler helps organize the Solanco Food Bank's SWEEP program.
A nine-month-long STEM program at the Quarryville Library wrapped up Saturday, September 14, with a final project and awards.
One of the few public access boat ramps along the Susquehanna River has closed for repairs.
The Peach Bottom Marina, on Fulton Township’s Peters Creek just east of the river, closed September 3 for dredging and other improvements, said Deena O’Brien, a spokesperson for Exelon Energy. Exelon owns the marina and leases out its operation.
Chairs, an old milk can, and rope reserve space along the parade route seven days before the first marchers step off.
Volunteers begin moving tons of sawdust into the show rings at the fairground.
Young electricians string lights through the tents that will house exhibits during the Solanco Fair’s three-day run.
In celebration of two anniversaries, the annual Solanco CROP Hunger Walk is looking for 75 participants and hopes to raise $12,000.
The driver of a Saab was apparently injured when his car slammed into the basement of a home on Pine Dr., Octoraro Pines, Colerain Township, shortly after noon on Thursday, September 12.
A Bible given to a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church more than 130 years ago has returned to the congregation.
According to an inscription in the book, the Bible was given to John Sterrett on October 17, 1886, by the Pleasant Grove Sunday School.
Leaders of three Boy Scout troops are working together to attract more members to the youth organization.
"We've formed the Solanco Scout Council to work together to bring more boys to scouting," organizer Becky Guhl said last week. "Our purpose is to recruit more members."
Three troops, 91 at Chestnut Level, 76 in New Providence, and 87 at Green Tree, are members of the council. Cub Scout packs 91 and 76 are also members, and leaders are planning to restart Cub Scout Pack 87.
Quarryville firefighters held a boot drive at the intersection of State St. and 4th St. on Friday and collected $7,857 from generous motorists.
A New York resident was charged with animal cruelty in East Drumore Township on September 7, Trooper Chad Dohner reported.
Members of the Historic Covenanter Church Foundation are looking for help.
They need an expert in Scottish memorabilia to evaluate a number of items the nonprofit has been given.
Dangers posed by the African Swine Fever have brought changes to the market hog competition at this year's Solanco Fair.
In years past, contestants who brought pigs that were either not heavy enough or too heavy to compete were allowed to take those hogs home.
When the temperatures head south, so do geese, swallows, and snowbirds –residents of the Southern End who go to warmer states for a week, a month, or the entire season.
Some of those snowbirds are volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels throughout the Southern End.
Finding drivers to fill in for the snowbirds is one of Solanco Meals on Wheels' new volunteer coordinator Diane Hastings' early priorities.
"It can be difficult to find more drivers in the winter," she said.
While they were waiting for the first new signal pole to arrive, a truck damaged another pole at the intersection of Quarryville's S. Church St. and 4th St.
"We have had to have poles made to fit the base. Since they have to be custom-made, we've been told it will take six to eight months," Borough Manager Ken Work said last week.