One devoted group of small boys manages to turn every theme into a vehicle.
"No matter what the theme, they make cars," Quarryville Library's youth services director Randi Kennedy said last Thursday night as she set up for the monthly Lego night.
By 9:30 Tuesday morning, February 2, members of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge will know how much longer winter will last.
Late last week, the short-term forecast was more of an issue.
Thursday morning, lodge leaders decided to reschedule their annual banquet, set for Saturday night, January 23.
Dick Humphreys believes it helped him recover from two bouts of Lyme disease without debilitating and potentially deadly kidney complications.
Humphreys, who has been coping with diabetes for decades, is a frequent user of the sauna on his Colerain Township property.
For more than three years, Matthew Kirchoff has run the department that feeds about 4,000 Solanco students every day.
Now he's also responsible for getting them to school in the morning and taking them home in the afternoon.
Kirchoff was appointed to his new post on January 1.
He assumed the additional responsibilities after Jason McClune resigned as transportation director to become Providence Township's roadmaster.
Sometimes, knitting is a solitary craft.
But not on Thursday evenings.
That's when a group of knitters, experienced and novice alike, gather in the meeting room at the Quarryville Library to share their art.
The informal group began meeting eight or nine years ago, member Debby Joy said last week.
"A bunch of knitters said they needed to get together and knit. That's how it started," Joy said. "We enjoy the camaraderie."
Getting from point A to point B can be easy. Students can walk, ride skateboards, peddle a bike, or drive.
Or they can pick the difficult route, putting together a machine that uses spoked wheels and is driven by a battery-powered drill.
That machine, if it works as planned, will take team members to Millersville, a state competition, and the world championship.
The national contest is the ultimate destination for successful Odyssey of the Mind teams.
As he made the transition from one job to another, Jason McClune realized the two positions have one basic goal.
"It's still about public safety," he said last week.
McClune left his position as Solanco School District's director of transportation at the end of 2015 and began his new job as Providence Township's roadmaster on January 4.
The third annual Solanco Minithon has two goals, advisor Lisa Schell said last week.
Making money for the Four Diamonds Fund at the Hershey Medical Center is one.
"Our goal this year is $32,000," senior Hannah Redmond said. The first year students held a Minithon, they raised $23,000. Last year, they brought in $30,000.
With a year's experience, organizers of the Nuts 'n Bolts consignment sale have added vintage jewelry to the items being sold at their fundraiser on January 16.
The jewelry does fit in with the theme of featuring items of interest to men.
"It's not to wear," Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church member Boni Henry said. "It's to be used to make crafts and stuff."
The inaugural event last year did well.
This year, Easter falls on March 27.
That's as early as it has been since 2008.
Flowing Oil Café's traditional Easter dinner will be even earlier.
It will be served Saturday night, January 9.
That's because the team that usually serves the meal in April will be cooking the meal on January 9. That team prepares ham, baked sweet potatoes, string beans, corn, applesauce, and dessert.
A convenience chain and an outdoor equipment supplierboth plan to begin construction of new stores on land in Drumore Township's side of the Buck.
"Tractor Supply will probably start building at the end of March or early in April," Drumore Township zoning officer Mark Deimler said last week.
Turkey Hill will also begin construction this spring, he added. It will replace a smaller store north and east of the new site.