Riding out the storm
"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.
FAREWELL TO FERGIE'S: 'We're going to find out, as we go along, just how much they have done.'
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.
Library will host student art exhibit
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.
Baby parade accepting entries
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 puts on a show
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.
SECA’s summer to focus on the pool
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.
Quarryville man was a witness to D-Day
"I didn't earn any medals or anything. I just did my job."
That's how Nicholas A. Cavallaro describes his service during World War II.
Cavallaro, who lives with his son and daughter-in-law in Quarryville, moved to the Southern End three years ago.
Last week, local and state officials stopped by his home on Warner Ave. to wish him well and thank him for his service.
A miniature navy sails into Quarryville
Jerry Albert had his own navy before he enlisted.
Albert began building his first scale model warship when he was 18. In the years that followed, he constructed a fleet of battleships, cruisers, and a destroyer.
Recently, he brought part of that fleet to the Southern End and demonstrated the radio-controlled ships on the pond at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Smash & grab burglar hits Verizon store
Quarryville police are looking for the man who broke into the Verizon Store, TownsEdge Shopping Village, and made off with numerous cell phones.
Should there be fluoride in water? Quarryville authority to decide if decades-long program will continue
Later this month, members of the Quarryville Borough Authority will vote to either continue adding fluoride to the water system or discontinue the practice. "We're in the initial stages of removing the fluoride treatment from the system," said authority chairman John Chase. "[Borough] council has indicated they're opposed to it and, on and off over the years, the borough has investigated getting rid of the treatment."
They would rather not use the 'B' word.
"People don't want to talk about budgets," said Todd Capitao, a division manager for Tabor Community Services.
Clients may prefer to talk about a spending and saving plan, but developing a budget is the main goal, Capitao said.
Fulton's crew spends most of its days making the township roads smoother.
On Tuesday, May 28, there were adding bumps rather than taking them out.
Working with Long's Paving, the township added two permanent speed bumps to one of Fulton's shortest roads.
A longtime Quarryville employee has been chosen to be the borough's next manager.
Scott Peiffer was appointed to the post by unanimous vote during the borough's public council meeting on Monday night, June 3.
Horse rescue slates fundraiser
This is the year for Noble Hill Horse Rescue's yard sale.
"We do a yard sale every other year or so," director Pat Astheimer said.
This year's sale will include a lot of saddles and donated items of tack, baseball gloves, and roller blades. There will also be an assortment of household items, including a new set of plain dishes.
A woman from New York state has been charged with calling in the bomb threat that caused the evacuation of Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground on May 25.
Kristie L. Forkl, 41, of Lackawanna, N.Y., was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and two counts of threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction, Trooper Kory Wardrop reported.
Banking on the future
Dr. Mary Kirk's new animal hospital in Penn Hill will serve two purposes. It provides more room for the existing practice and it will provide a long term location for a small animal veterinary practice in the Southern End.
In April, she moved her practice of 19 years from the basement of an historic home on Pilottown Rd. to the former bank in Penn Hill, just north of the village of Wakefield.
Kids share a day devoted to fun
Elementary-age kids and high school students share something in common.
They all enjoy escaping the classroom for a day of fun, food, and friendship.
They did just that Thursday, May 23, as Solanco High School hosted its 15th Ophelia Day, a celebration where students from Solanco School District elementary schools visited the high school and "buddy up" with high school students.