More than half a hundred volunteers began working early this week to give their neighbors a serving of good luck on New Year's Day.
Pennsylvania Dutch tradition holds that a pork and sauerkraut meal on January 1 guarantees good fortune in the coming year.
Members of the Robert Fulton Fire Company auxiliary want to make sure more than 1,000 of their neighbors keep the tradition alive.
Mike Swayne's family got a head start on its post-Christmas cleanup this year.
When they got home from a visit on Christmas night, they began talking about taking the tree down.
Facing a smaller budget next year, directors of the Quarryville Library have decided to close the facility on Mondays and cut the number of books and other items to be purchased.
By late last week, property owners still owed the Solanco School District $1.3 million in real estate taxes.
That's about normal for this time of the year, said Dr. Timothy Shrom, the district's business manager.
"By the end of the year, it's not unreasonable to believe we will have all but two and a half percent of the money, or about $500,000, in," Dr. Shrom said.
Most of the remaining money will be paid in the last two weeks of the year.
She started with a summer present and a chance encounter with a friend's cat.
The present, a new digital camera, and the photograph she took of her friend's blue-eyed cat gave Jaden Willis a look at a potential career.
Danielle Drumm found what she was looking for.
"I just need to remember to bring money to buy them," the sixth grader said of the books she wanted to buy at Smith Middle School's annual book fair.
A new group of volunteers joined the Wreaths Across America program at Mt. Eden Lutheran Cemetery on Saturday, December 13.
Assisting people from the Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran congregation were members of Boy Scout Troop 87, Green Tree, and Cub Scout Pack 87.
Susan Griffith, a member of Quarryville's borough council since January 1, 2014, has resigned.
Griffith submitted her letter of resignation last week, council president William R. Mankin said Monday. She cited personal reasons, Mankin said.
When their first book was more successful than they anticipated, authors Stan White and Mike Roth decided to write a second.
"People started asking us what we would do next," Roth said.
The result was published recently.
Quarryville Borough is asking four neighboring townships to help pay for the local fire company's workman's compensation insurance.
"We've been talking about this for several years," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We want the surrounding townships to pay their share."
The borough has been paying the entire cost of the insurance, just over $21,000 for the coming year.
Santa will be making an early trip this month.
Instead of a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, she will be driving south on I-95 to Baltimore.
When she arrives, Santa will have a car full of toys for children who will be in Johns Hopkins Hospital on Christmas.
There won't be anything new in Union Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas pageant and that's the way the congregation likes it.
"We keep it traditional," director Andrea Nixon said recently.
This will be the 35th year the church has presented the pageant. The first one was staged by organist Dorothy Mahew when she came to Union from a church in Strasburg.
The newest owner of the branch bank in the Fulton Township crossroads of Penn Hill plans to be there for the long run.
"We intend to keep that branch open," said Mary Ann Scully, president of Howard Bank. "We very definitely are planing to maintain it. … We are now working on plans to make this a successful market for us. We believe this can be a growth area for us."
The stone arch that carries the Low Grade Rail Trail over Pumping Station Rd. is inching closer to demolition.
"PennDOT, Norfolk Southern, and Eden Township have made progress in complying with the PUC order to remove the bridge," PennDOT spokesman Gregory Penny said last month, "… but there are still a few last-minute details that need to be addressed."
On Saturday, December 6, churches across the Southern End will be hosting Christmas bazaars.
The congregations will be offering homemade soups and baked goods, locally crafted items, and Christmas decorations.
Auctioneers Mike Hart and Eric Lefever will be going even further.
They will be selling a complete church.
Madison Lasko was crowned Miss Solanco 2015 at the annual pageant Saturday night.
Donna Montgomery was first runner-up. Kaitlyn Ashley was second runner-up and Brianna Dickel was third runner-up. Erica Jackson was named Miss Congeniality.
Quarryville is $5,000 closer to restoring the lighting system on the lower ball field of Memorial Park.
The borough received the donation from the Land O' Lakes grant program.
The check was presented by the dairy cooperative's unit delegate, Ellis Kreider.