by Hannah Pollock
Santa will be getting some help from the Solanco community this year.
“Santa’s Sleigh”, an annual drive for Christmas gifts for children, has kicked off.
Volunteers reworked one of Solanco Little League's fields to give players a more realistic baseball experience.
The changes come as the league continues to refine its program to attract players, said president Ken Crank.
"The majors teams [players age 11 and 12] had been using fields that had 46 feet from the mound to the plate and 60-foot-long base paths," he said.
Each year, the evergreen gets a bit taller and a bit wider.
Each year, members of the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce add another string or two of lights to cover their growing Christmas tree.
The chamber revived the community Christmas tree six years ago.
Small books can have a big impact on a young reader's progress.
That's why the Solanco Education Foundation is raising money to buy more of them.
The books are designed to help young students learn to read.
"Each page is very predictable so a child who can't read can understand them. Each has a few very high frequency words in large type and those words are repeated so they are predictable," said foundation member and retired principal Bill Coble.
Quarryville Fire Company's volunteers expected to move apparatus into the addition to their fire station by the middle of October.
The volunteers had the site excavated early this past summer. But construction didn't start until October 31, two weeks after the original completion date.
Vendors and crafters will be using all of the expanded Hoffman Building when they set up for the annual Quarryville Fire Company Special Division's Christmas bazaar on November 19.
"We will have over 30 this year. Because the building was expanded, we will have more space this year," said special division president Lori Singles.
Solanco’s student actors will bring Arthur Miller’s classic Death of Salesman to the Solanco High School stage this week.
The students say this popular play features a full range of human emotion and experiences.
Later this month, members of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church will begin collecting gift boxes to be sent overseas as part of Operation Christmas Child. The program, an outreach of the Rev. Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse, gives the boxes to children in impoverished communities throughout the world.
by Hannah Pollock
Andrew Morgan just wanted a good cup of coffee but ended up getting much more.
That search for coffee led Morgan to open his own coffee shop.
Now the Daily Grind, 221 W. 4th St., Quarryville is getting ready to celebrate its two year anniversary.
The sign is down and the doors are locked.
Bob Minnich has closed a business that has been a fixture on Quarryville's S. Church St. for almost 69 years.
by Hannah Pollock
Little Britain Presbyterian Church, Smith Middle School, and Clean Enterprises are partnering once again for the “Solanco Coats For Kids” drive. The drive is one of two in the Southern End this fall. Solanco schools are also collecting coats and other items of winter apparel.
Homeless veterans will be able to sleep easier now that Zach Roten has wrapped up his Eagle Scout project.
Roten, a Solanco High School junior and a member of Chestnut Level Boy Scout Troop 91, collected sheets, pillows, and towels at Good's Store, Quarryville, on Saturday, October 15. He also accepted cash donations which will be used, along with money raised through a Gofundme internet effort, to buy more bed linen.