Nine months ago, Christin Sheets and Marty Osborne were on operating tables at the Hershey Medical Center.
When the surgeons were finished, one of Sheets' kidneys was in her uncle, replacing his failing organs.
"I came home two days after the operation and went back to work four weeks after the surgery," Sheets said.
Osborne didn't recover as quickly.
Last year, Solanco school officials wondered if the low kindergarten enrollment was a one-time occurrence or the beginning of a trend.
Now a trend seems more likely.
One new building and a renovated school will greet Amish students when they return to school.
The new school on Eagle Rd. in Little Britain Township is nearing completion, township zoning officer Christine Jackson said last week. It will be the township's 10th Amish school
Fire destroyed a home in Eden Township early Saturday evening, August 10. The fire at 43 Stony Hill Rd. was reported at 7:10 p.m. An occupant who was taking a nap was awakened by a smoke detector. That occupant escaped safely. Initial reports said a number pets were also in the house.
Amanda J. Boyd, 29, of Nottingham, was cited for failing to drive at a safe speed following the investigation of a fatal pedestrian collision on W. 4th St. before dawn on February 28, Quarryville police said.
On a sweltering Tuesday afternoon, Dr. John Cavallo was sanding the treads of a staircase going to the second floor and Ashley Cavallo was painting.
The couple was working to get their new chiropractic and wellness center ready for an open house later this month.
Work will begin shortly on a new high tension transmission line from PPL's Face Rock substation along the Susquehanna River to the Quarryville substation on Robert Fulton Highway.
The new line will run for more than nine miles and will replace an aging line that now provides the service, PPL spokesperson Jess Baker said last week.
One set of volunteers started work at 7 last Wednesday morning, picking sweet corn on the Redcay farm in East Drumore Township.
The first of three pickup loads of corn arrived at the large show barn at the Solanco Fairgrounds about half an hour later.
Weather held up the start of two of Solanco School District's major construction projects, business manager Sandra Tucker said last week.
A 22-year-old man from Peach Bottom was killed when his motorcycle crashed as he was fleeing from police at 9 p.m. on August 1, State Police Corporal Jennifer R. Maguire reported.
Later this year, Colerain will have a contractor widen two of the township's narrower roads.
The Rev. David Manley is finding his way around his new charge.
Earlier this month, he became pastor of St. Paul's Church, Quarryville, following the Rev. Ken Hash. The Rev. Mr. Hash had been the church's interim pastor for more than five years.
Last year's event exceeded organizers' expectations.
"We didn't know what to expect," Providence Township zoning officer Heidi Martinez said last week. "We've had about 50 people come to our annual picnic, so we didn't know how many would come out for the first time we combined that with the National Night Out. We got between 400 and 500 people [in 2018]. We did not think we would get that many."
Heather Findley-Morrison, 27, of Quarryville, was charged with trespassing after she was found lying on the floor of a bedroom at 497 Cinder Rd., Providence Township, at 7:05 a.m. on July 23, Trooper Scott Prushinski reported. Findley-Morrison had been told not to enter the home by both the property owner and the occupant, the trooper said.
State police also reported the following incidents in the Southern End:
Fire destroyed a garage in Little Britain Township on Friday afternoon, July 26.
The blaze, which is believed to be accidental in origin, caused an estimated $95,000 damage to the building and its contents, Robert Fulton Fire Company Deputy Chief Mark Barto said.
The fire at 121 Honeysuckle Rd. was reported at 2:42 p.m. Arriving firefighters found heavy fire in the building.
Last year, the special giving at Mennonite Central Committee's annual Gap Relief sale helped fund emergency efforts in the Ukraine.
This year, the donation will go to assist MCC's mobile canning unit. The unit, which travels throughout the United States and into Canada every year, cans meat to be used in MCC's relief efforts. During this past season, the canner put up more than 700,000 24-ounce cans.
Joe Miller will talk about the canning unit's work during the first evening of the annual sale. Following Miller's talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 9, the offering will be taken.
Earlier this month, Scott Long moved across the office, down the hall, and into his new job at Solanco High.
He brings with him a vision for the school's future and plans to turn that vision into reality.
"We need to do a better job with college and career readiness," he said. "We need to get kids ready for what they're going to do after high school. "College is not the be-all and end-all. We need to work with CTC [the county's vocational schools] as well as our own training here."
Organizers of the Solanco Fair Parade are trying to encourage more individuals and groups to design and build floats for the annual event.
They hope creating a new award - a grand prize for the best float - will encourge more entries. With that award will come a cash prize of $250. That's the most money presented for any winning entry in the annual fall celebration.
"We're trying to encourage more floats," fair parade committee chairman Jeff Minnich said.
By early next month, drivers will be able to use a new bridge that carries Providence Township's Hollow Rd. over an unnamed tributary of the Big Beaver Creek.
The original bridge was destroyed by a storm in August, 2018. The township used two ABS pipes to replace that bridge temporarily. Now a permanent span is being installed on the road. Until that work is finished, the road is closed between Sawmill Rd. and Truce Rd.
The Quarryville Authority has renewed its search for an additional water source after two test wells came up dry.
The wells, both drilled on Solanco Fair Association property, did not produce enough water to justify their development, said authority chairman John Chase.
A man from Willow Street and his stepfather have been charged with conspiring to steal four cartons of cigarettes from the Turkey Hill Market, 1010 Lancaster Pike, Drumore Township, state police report.
They've tried evenings. They've tried weekends. But organizers of St. Paul's Church's annual vacation Bible School have found holding the event on successive Wednesdays in July works best for them.
"We started doing this in 2014," director Patti Chase said last week. "Except for last year, we've done it in the mornings at [Quarryville's] Huffnagle Park. We tried evenings because we thought it would allow us to attract more helpers, but it didn't."
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.