One of the few public access boat ramps along the Susquehanna River has closed for repairs.
The Peach Bottom Marina, on Fulton Township’s Peters Creek just east of the river, closed September 3 for dredging and other improvements, said Deena O’Brien, a spokesperson for Exelon Energy. Exelon owns the marina and leases out its operation.
Chairs, an old milk can, and rope reserve space along the parade route seven days before the first marchers step off.
Volunteers begin moving tons of sawdust into the show rings at the fairground.
Young electricians string lights through the tents that will house exhibits during the Solanco Fair’s three-day run.
In celebration of two anniversaries, the annual Solanco CROP Hunger Walk is looking for 75 participants and hopes to raise $12,000.
The driver of a Saab was apparently injured when his car slammed into the basement of a home on Pine Dr., Octoraro Pines, Colerain Township, shortly after noon on Thursday, September 12.
A Bible given to a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church more than 130 years ago has returned to the congregation.
According to an inscription in the book, the Bible was given to John Sterrett on October 17, 1886, by the Pleasant Grove Sunday School.
Leaders of three Boy Scout troops are working together to attract more members to the youth organization.
"We've formed the Solanco Scout Council to work together to bring more boys to scouting," organizer Becky Guhl said last week. "Our purpose is to recruit more members."
Three troops, 91 at Chestnut Level, 76 in New Providence, and 87 at Green Tree, are members of the council. Cub Scout packs 91 and 76 are also members, and leaders are planning to restart Cub Scout Pack 87.
Quarryville firefighters held a boot drive at the intersection of State St. and 4th St. on Friday and collected $7,857 from generous motorists.
A New York resident was charged with animal cruelty in East Drumore Township on September 7, Trooper Chad Dohner reported.
Members of the Historic Covenanter Church Foundation are looking for help.
They need an expert in Scottish memorabilia to evaluate a number of items the nonprofit has been given.
Dangers posed by the African Swine Fever have brought changes to the market hog competition at this year's Solanco Fair.
In years past, contestants who brought pigs that were either not heavy enough or too heavy to compete were allowed to take those hogs home.
When the temperatures head south, so do geese, swallows, and snowbirds –residents of the Southern End who go to warmer states for a week, a month, or the entire season.
Some of those snowbirds are volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels throughout the Southern End.
Finding drivers to fill in for the snowbirds is one of Solanco Meals on Wheels' new volunteer coordinator Diane Hastings' early priorities.
"It can be difficult to find more drivers in the winter," she said.
While they were waiting for the first new signal pole to arrive, a truck damaged another pole at the intersection of Quarryville's S. Church St. and 4th St.
"We have had to have poles made to fit the base. Since they have to be custom-made, we've been told it will take six to eight months," Borough Manager Ken Work said last week.
One improvement is underway and a second is awaiting funding for Eden Township's section of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail.
The traditional opening ceremony of the annual Scottish Festival will honor a veteran from the Bart community.
This year's observance will be in the upper cemetery at Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church.
That's where Private William A. Nichols is buried.
An access drive built last month off Quarryville's Park Ave. leads to the latest expansion of a local retirement community's independent living community.
Although she's just beginning her first year as a teacher, Krista Groff knows her new school well.
After all, this is the third time she's been at Solanco's Providence Elementary School.
A three-year-old girl was slightly injured when a car collided with a minivan on Buck Rd. (Rt. 372) west of Hollow Rd., East Drumore Township, at 11:10 a.m. on August 23, Trooper George Lockhart reported.
According to the trooper, Zachary R. Fox, 24, of New Holland, was driving a Lexus east when the car hydroplaned on puddle in the road.
He had been a blood donor for years.
As a teenager and young adult, Levi Fisher got together with some of his friends to rent a van or hire a car to take them to Lancaster General Hospital or Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital to donate.
"A lot of Amish are interested in doing it," he said.
A new design for a hospice fundraising standby will be available during the nonprofit's annual Labor Day auction.
Cindy Bollinger begins organizing the Solanco Fair's annual dairy cattle shows long before the first animal is unloaded.
She sends out entry forms to anyone who exhibited the previous year, keeps track of the entries as they come back, creates the show catalogues, records the results, and makes sure the winners get their premiums for two days of dairy cattle shows at the annual Solanco Fair.
She's been doing it for 47 years and that's one reason the fair's board of directors chose Bollinger to lead the annual street parade as the Grand Marshal.
Musser's Market has sold its grocery business to Giant, company officials announced in a Facebook post Sunday evening, August 18.
Last year, Solanco High School's concert band performed a number of composer Randall Standridge's creations.
"The kids really fell in love with him right away," said music teacher and marching band director Scott Weyman, "and I became a fan of the composer."
So when Weyman was looking for a program for this year's marching band, he looked at Standridge's shows.
"He scores a lot for middle and high school bands," he said. "I started to go through the options he has written for a marching band. He writes more contemporary style marching band shows."
A Quarryville woman was charged after she allegedly assaulted her mother and her son, state police said.
Melissa Blessing, 43, was charged with assault with bodily injury at 2:25 p.m. on July 9, Trooper Matthew Weckesser reported.
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.