An accidental fire gutted a house in Little Britain Township Saturday afternoon, May 25, leaving a family of three homeless.
The blaze in the 100 block of Nottingham Rd. (Rt. 272) was ignited by a lawn mower that had been used recently, Robert Fulton Fire Chief Phil Smith said.
When the new school year begins next month, the Amish community will have two new schools.
Those schools are under construction in Providence and Little Britain townships. A third is under consideration in Eden Township.
One Southern End township is working to allow Amish residents to keep a horse on a one-acre lot while a neighboring township will mandate at least two acres for one horse.
The changes come as an increasing number of Amish residents move into homes on one-acre lots, township officials said last week. Most townships allow one or two horses, known as travel horses, to be kept on a one-acre lot if the horses are the family's only means of transportation.
Saturday's weather was nearly perfect.
Sunny skies and warm temperatures prompted many homeowners to tackle the brush and tree limbs felled by this past winter's snow and ice.
Some people decided to burn the debris, something that's legal in all nine municipalities in the Southern End. A few of the fires spread, leading to several brush fire calls for local volunteer firefighters.
Several hundred children turned out Saturday afternoon, April 12, for Little Britain Township's annual Easter egg hunt.
Who pays to fix mailboxes damaged by plowed snow depends on where the mail customer lives and who plows the road.
The state and some townships will not compensate mailbox owners if plowed snow damages their rural delivery boxes. Other townships will either compensate the owner or fix the boxes.
As the thermometer reached new record low temperatures last week, some Southern End residents were planning picnics, reunions, and ball tournaments.
Three townships and Quarryville Borough have been taking reservations for their municipal parks since January 1.
Southern End townships aren't ready to follow Quarryville Borough's lead and enact property maintenance codes.
In November, borough council approved a property maintenance code that allows municipal officials to deal with everything from overgrown yards to collapsing houses.
Contractors have finished one bridge project in the Southern End and plan to complete work on two others later this month.
The bridge over the Octoraro Creek connects Sleepy Hollow Rd. in Little Britain Township with Lees Bridge Rd. in West Nottingham. The rebuilt span opened late last month.
The $1.2 million project rebuilt the superstructure of the span, which was built in 1947.
Two people were charged with assault following an incident in the 1100 block of Slate Hill Rd., Drumore Township, at 11:45 p.m. on August 22, Trooper Aaron Davis reported.
According to the trooper, A 19-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Quarryville, tried to smash a mailbox. The property owner retrieved the bat and followed the teens, damaging their vehicle with the ball bat, the trooper said.
Karl Muller plans to bring one of his Packards to the inaugural car show at Little Britain Presbyterian Church this coming Saturday.
Muller, a member of the church's mission committee, is working with evangelism committee member Tom Brown to organize the show.
The idea was first presented to the church's trustees several years ago, Brown said.
"We're looking for ways to get people to come to church," he said.
Fire heavily damaged a garage and its contents Tuesday afternoon, July 30.
The fire at the property of Tom and Lorraine Newell, 369 Pine Grove Rd., Little Britain Township, broke out shortly after noon.
The building was well involved when the first of nearly 100 firefighters arrived, Robert Fulton Fire Chief Tracy Tomlinson said.