Quarryville firefighters held their annual chicken and rib barbecue at TownsEdge Shopping Village last Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the firefighters sold about half of the 2,600 meals that were prepared.
Jerome H. Rhoads Inc. is asking Quarryville's zoning hearing board to approve construction of a truck garage and a paved or stone storage area.
The request is for a portion of the 7.1 acres the company owns at 223 E. State St.
Organizing the first Wreaths Across America celebration in Quarryville was a learning experience, Kristi Sprout said last week.
And the lessons were positive.
"One good thing I learned is that people pulled it through when they needed to. The community really got behind this," she said. "At the last minute, there were things that we needed and we didn't plan for and people stepped up and made it happen."
It would have been cheaper just to write a check.
A songwriter they met on the trip made that point to Ron Storms and Meghan Schreiner.
"He asked us how much we had put into creating the truck and financing the trip. When I told him 'it was about $15,000', he asked, 'why didn't you just write a check'," Storms recalled.
But that would not have promoted the cause the way this did, Storms said.
Solanco Neighborhood Ministries wants to help students pack up for school.
But to do that, the nonprofit needs backpacks and other school supplies.
"We're looking for backpacks for all ages," said community support specialist Hannah Linde.
It's unique, at least in the Southern End.
That's one way to describe Bart Township's latest piece of equipment, a JCB Hydradig excavator.
Work on Quarryville's most ambitious street project of the year began in mid-June and will continue through the end of July.
The work began on the block of 2nd St. between S. Hess St. and S. Church St. That includes new water and sewer lines, reclaiming the street, installing new curbs, and paving.
A Martic Township resident is facing additional charges after state police searched his camper in Martic Township on July 3.
Melvin Hartman of 53 Nissley Ln. was already facing charges following a traffic stop in West Lampeter Township. During that stop, police found what appeared to be explosive devices in his vehicle.
A former resident of 10 Laura Ct., East Drumore Township, has been charged with burning the mobile home down, state police said.
Edwin Michael Schabach-Rivera, 33, of 7 Laura Ct. was arrested at the scene of the fire and charged with four felony counts and several misdemeanors. The charges ranged from arson and resisting arrest to vandalism.
Trooper Timothy Pray, a state police fire marshal, charged Schabach-Rivera.
Members of the Southern Lancaster County Farmers Sportsmen's Association want to build a new clubhouse.
But before they can start, they need approval from Providence Township's Zoning Hearing Board.
For decades, the Solanco Food Bank has been providing food for people in the Southern End.
Now a partnership with the Humane League of Lancaster County allows the food bank to help pets as well.
The food is provided by the league's Spike's Pet Pantry, a pet food bank program to help owners in need.
Knocker ball will be among the games offered at the annual SECA Fest this Saturday.
A motorcycle rider was seriously injured when his Harley Davidson rear ended a horse-drawn carriage on Christiana Pike (Rt. 372) at 10:24 a.m. on June 19, Trooper Michael Levinsky reported.
"It's a club none of us wanted to join."
That's how Sabrina Doyle describes Storm Riders, a support group for families of people facing addiction.
They turn out for the exercise programs, especially Geri-Fit.
However, getting people to come back for other programs at Quarryville's Next Gen Senior Center has been a challenge.
"They say they will come back and they don't," activities coordinator Michelle Reeves said last week.
If you can drive it or ride it and want to share it, the Lancaster County Cruisers has a show for you.
Early next month, the club will host its 20th annual show. The event is open to cars, trucks, and cycles.
As with previous shows, the club will donate a portion of the show's income to Solanco Neighborhood Ministries to help fund the non-profit's food bank.
Someone broke into a home in Little Britain Township on June 16 or 17 and stole five buckets of paint, several rollers, and paint brushes, Trooper Matthew Schatzmann reported.
For decades, local nonprofit groups have depended on Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket for supplies.
They've also come to rely on the locally-owned store for financial support.
The Quarryville Fire Company has been one of the benefactors, raising funds through events sponsored by the store and relying on the company for emergency supplies.
The next art exhibit at the Quarryville Library will feature works by Solanco students.
The show will open at the library, 357 Buck Rd., on June 29 and run through July 27. A reception for the artists will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 29.
Quarryville officials will ask the borough's zoning hearing board for permission to put a programmable LED sign near the entrance to Memorial Park, Park Ave. and S. Lime St.
If approved and erected, the sign would display events scheduled for that park as well as for Huffnagle Park and other community programs. It would not be used for business advertising or to promote events that are not community-oriented.
Members of the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society had two reasons to create a series of films.
Entry forms are now available for parents who want to enter their children in the annual Solanco Fair Baby Parade.
The parade will be held at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. Contestants must report to the fairgrounds for registration at 6 p.m. on that date. Judging will begin at 6:15 p.m. In case the Wednesday street parade is cancelled because of rain and is held on Thursday evening, the Baby Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 20, with registration at 9 a.m. and judging at 9:15 a.m.
Clermont Elementary fifth grader Lydia Young was destined to perform in the school's variety show.
Young sings and also plays piano, guitar, and clarinet. Her father, Chad, is a music conductor.
"He has taught me everything I know about music," Lydia said at a dress rehearsal.
Organizing Solanco High School's blood drives has become a tradition passed down from one small group of students to another.
Rachel Johnson and Gabi Dolan planned the most recent drive, which was held in the chorus room on May 30.
This summer, the Southern End Community Association's programs will center around the pool.
"Our focus will be on the pool, all the renovations that have happened and those that will happen," SECA director Rick Kerns said. The recreation association is planning numerous events at the pool, starting with Free Friday on June 21
"We will have a DJ that night [Midnight Rebel]. I don't believe we've ever done that before," the director said.