They have too many books.
That's one reason the Friends of the Quarryville Library are holding an inventory reduction sale.
The other, and perhaps more obvious, reason is to raise money for the library itself.
"Last year [in 2014], we gave the library $35,000," said Carol Biscardi, the group's president. "We had pledged $28,000, and we were able to beat that."
The additional revenue helped the library pay for several unexpected expenses, including repairs to the building's heating and air conditioning system.
First Alice Schwager assesses the people who come to her for help.
"I need to go with their goals and try to cover what they need. For example, if a person is a perfectionist, that person may want to find a way to be looser with his work."
In Schwager's case, the work is art, although she prefers to call it something else.
"We play with art," she said. "As play, the process is important, not the final product. That is the part that heals. It's exactly the opposite of an art lesson."
Doing that helps a person deal with emotional issues and stress as well as physical problems.
"I have one guy who is 72 who is going through some health problems and this helps him cope with those issues," she said.
The faculty of George A. Smith Middle School has announced the names of students earning honor roll distinction for the second marking period of the 2014-15 school year.
When they signed a deal with Comcast, Colerain Township's supervisors thought it might take a bit over a year before the company's cable TV and internet services would be available to residents and businesses.
Residents had been asking for Comcast service, said Walter Todd Jr., chairman of the township's board of supervisors.
"We had one person in the township who has a business and who had been asking for the service," Todd said. "He wasn't really interested in TV, but he wanted high speed internet."
Although the thermometer was struggling to reach 20º, SECA executive director Nicole Luecker was thinking summer.
This is the first year Luecker has planned summer activities for the Southern End Community Association. She was hired late last spring, after the 2014 schedule had been set.
She has planned some changes to SECA's busiest seasons.
One of the changes involves the pool building.
The non-profit will be removing vending machines from the building, replacing them with a snack bar.
When school opened two hours late on Tuesday, February 10, Solanco High School junior Gavin Fox had to rework his schedule. He also had to redraw the schedules of students who had agreed to participate in a blood drive Fox and Leann Haywood had organized for the day.
Each township has a few.
They are the roads that cause the most problems when it snows or when water runs off fields and freezes.
Most are east-west roads, roadmasters said last week.
"Wherever there's a lot of farmland or where there's a cut, it drifts," Providence Township roadmaster Jim Grube said. One of the most difficult is Pennsy Rd. west of Rt. 272. Drifting snow is compounded by a high traffic count as commuters head to work.
It took months of preparation, a helpful new landlord, and nearly 24 hours of steady work to move nearly 100 parrots, their cages, and other paraphernalia from their former home in Willow Street to their new haven in Kirkwood.
The Feathered Sanctuary Exotic Bird Rescue completed the move in late December and opened for business in mid-January.
Volunteers began preparing for the move late last year.
Much of the equipment was moved in a donated tractor trailer. The birds themselves were brought to their new home in private cars.
He had other options.
He could, for instance, have been home watching Spongebob Squarepants.
But he would rather be here, Conner McKillips said as he ate popcorn from a cup on Friday night.
McKillips, a third grader at Providence Elementary School, was one of several hundred children who, with their parents, came to the school for the PTO's annual family fun night.
PTO members served hot dog dinners, set up craft stations for younger children, ran a book fair in the school's library, and had help with Bingo games.
Running Bingo were Solanco School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rob Dangler.
Robert Beard made sure to include his dream car and his favorite song.
Then he let his imagination run.
The Solanco High School senior wrote a fantasy story about a driver heading across the desert when his red Corvette stopped running. A passing motorist stopped, offered help, and agreed to put Wade Brown up for the night.
Octoraro Orphie and his cousins did not see their shadows on Monday morning, February 2, so members of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge proclaimed spring is just around the corner.
They did not say if the corner is just up the block or a country mile down the road.
Members and spectators braved a damp drizzle that turned into a cold rain as festivities wrapped up shortly before 9 a.m. with the dunking of a new member.
Tight budgets and uncertain grant funding will limit the number of road projects in the Southern End this summer.
Two townships, Bart and Eden, will probably apply for grants to fund a pair of projects.
Bart would like to pave a section of Heyberger Rd. and Eden wants to widen a portion of Springville Rd.
"We hope we will get a low volume road maintenance grant," said Bart Township secretary Valeria Keene. The grants may be used to pave a gravel road but cannot be used to repave a road, she said.