At 11 a.m. Friday, Solanco school officials were planning to increase cleaning efforts in the district's schools and looking at ways to reduce the number of students in the schools' cafeterias.
Shortly after 2 that afternoon, district officials decided to close schools for a week. Less than an hour later, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all Pennsylvania public schools closed for two weeks.
They don't shoot hams. Or turkeys.
But the title of Quarryville Fire Company's semi-annual fundraiser does confuse some people.
"We call the fall one a turkey shoot and the spring one a ham shoot because we give away turkeys and hams. We don't actually shoot turkeys and hams," fire company president Jim Herr said.
An accidental fire heavily damaged a house in Quarryville and killed the family dog.
The fire broke out sometime before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, at 127 Wheatfield Ct. in the Meadowview development.
"We had numerous calls from neighbors and, when we responded from the station, we could see heavy smoke," said Quarryville Fire Company Deputy Chief Jamie Welk. That led firefighters to call for additional volunteers and equipment from neighboring companies.
At Christmas, lots of people donate toys to hospitalized children.
Most are gone by April.
That's when Tori's Toys steps in.
For the past five years, Mateo, Amber, and Tori Constantino have been collecting toys and taking them to children in Lancaster General Hospital.
A substantial grant secured by a local businessman will allow Solanco Neighborhood Ministries to provide fresh fruit, vegetables, and cheese to nearly 300 school children every week.
The grant, facilitated by Verizon Wireless store owner Bashar Abdo, will allow the ministries' weekend food program to buy oranges, apples, grapes, carrots, and cheese for 280 students, said Teresa Dolan.
From the shale belt to Puddle Duck Creek, the reports were the same - the groundhog did not see his shadow on Sunday, February 2, and spring is just around the corner.
When they were looking for additional ways to raise money, board members for Quarryville's Next Gen Senior Center decided to cook and serve a dinner.
They even had the ideal date - Friday, February 14.
"We thought people would enjoy a Valentine's Day dinner," director Michelle Reeves said last week.
They tried a popup shop from Black Friday, 2019, to December 23.
"We've been getting a lot of feedback [after the Christmas season]," owner Audrey Stinson said. "People have been telling us the items reminded them of what had been at Erma's [a flower and home decor store that closed more than a year ago]."
The shop was successful enough that Stinson has decided to turn the Showroom on State St. into a year-round store.
Horseback riding lessons led two East Drumore residents to an avocation more commonly connected to the American west.