Keeping a New Year’s tradition
One tradition will celebrate its 19th year on January 1.
That's when the Ladies Auxiliary of the Robert Fulton Fire Company host their annual New Year's pork and sauerkraut dinner.
Solanco seniors earn Keystone FFA degrees
Three members of the Solanco High School FFA Chapter will earn the organization's highest state degree next month.
Seniors Kelly Foose, Lexi Findley, and Carlos Shillenn will receive their Keystone degrees at FFA activities during the annual state farm show. The chapter and the experiences that go with it are a tradition in her family, Findley said.
It works with adults and kids.
That's one of the attractions of Carolyn Martin's math game.
The other is it gives students who are having trouble with math a way to learn the basics without memorizing tables.
PHOTOS: Rain doesn’t stop wreath program
The truckload of wreaths was late.
The rain wouldn't quit.
But that didn't stop more than 100 volunteers who turned out Saturday, December 15, to place Christmas wreaths on the veterans' graves at the Quarryville Cemetery.
An older woman was the inspiration for Mike Thompson's decision to serve a free community Christmas meal.
"I was talking to an elderly lady from church and asked her what she was doing for Thanksgiving and for Christmas and she told me 'nothing'," Thompson recalled. "Her family was too busy, she said."
That's when he realized there should be some place for people to go for Christmas dinner.
Classic Chevy is home for the holidays
Mrytle Morrison liked the car she saw at Wiggins Chevrolet.
She wanted several options before she took the 1953 Bel Air four door home and had turn signals, backing lights, and a heater installed.
Even then, she wouldn't take the car unless the dealer on Quarryville's East State St. changed the color.
Rebuilding one of Second Street's three blocks will be Quarryville Borough's major project in 2019.
"We will reconstruct the street and install new curbing," Borough Manager Ken Work said last week. Once the work is done, property owners will have to install new sidewalks.
The Solanco School Board has approved the hiring of Scott Long as principal at Solanco High School. Long has served as high school assistant principal since 2015. Long will succeed principal Stephanie Lininger who is retiring following a 35-year career at Solanco High School, including the last three years as principal.
The Solanco School District and the Quarryville Police Department have added a second school resource officer.
Kirk Wolfe joined the police department in March and became a school resource officer this fall. He joins Patrolman Chris Dilworth, who had been the district's sole school resources officer since January, 2017.
The Smith Singers put on their annual holiday concert for members of the Next Gen Senior Center on Thursday morning, December 13. Musical groups from both Solanco middle schools perform at the senior center and retirement communities during the Christmas season.
Santa’s gearing up for Christmas
He expects to hear requests for a lot of electronics.
But Santa also anticipates girls and boys asking for more traditional toys.
"The boys will still be asking for toy trucks and toy fire engines," Santa said in an interview last week. "And I know girls still like Barbie dolls."
In the years he's been stopping at the Quarryville fire station, he can only recall one request he could not fill.
PHOTOS: Preparing for a better season
by Bud Hart
The Solanco boys’ basketball team struggled last season, winning only one section game and four overall, but head coach Scott Long is optimistic that this season will put more Ws in the column.
“We want to play fast at all times and pressure teams defensively,” said the coach, who enters the 2018-19 season with a career record of 26 and 40.