On Thursday evening, May 16, Alex Wright and other members of Boy Scout Troop 91 leveled the soil around a prayer and reflection area in front of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's Family Life Center.
Once the ground is seeded and two benches are assembled, the project will be finished and Wright will have completed the last requirement he needs to become the troop's latest Eagle Scout.
Members of St. Catherine of Siena parish recently celebrated the congregation's 175th anniversary.
On Sunday, May 19, The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, bishop of the diocese of Harrisburg, celebrated the Mass at the Southern End's only Catholic church.
"We've been planning this for about two and a half years," said the church's pastor, the Rev. Mark Speitel. "We had to make sure of the bishop's schedule and then plan from there."
Bluegrass concert’s encore performance
Last year's concert was a success.
It wasn't a sure thing, organizer Les Davis said recently.
Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's chancel choir will perform Joseph Martin's Rose of Calvary on Palm Sunday.
The Easter cantata is a sequel to Martin's Winter Rose and follows, by 16 months, Chestnut Level's performance of that composition.
At 6:45 every Wednesday evening, members of a specialized choir meet in a room behind the sanctuary of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church to practice.
Recently, they uncased their instruments, lined up behind a row of music stands, and rehearsed the numbers they will be playing later this month.
Although he's new at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, the congregation's pastor already feels at home.
"It's a lot like my first church," said the Rev. John Hartman. "It's been a long time since I've been in a close-knit community."
PHOTOS: Signing up for the next Century
Cindy Derr credits J.P. Barnett and Frank Galen with the idea of signing new slates for the roof of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's sanctuary.
Although she never met either man and doesn't know anything about their history, Derr does know they signed their names to a wall under the sanctuary's roof, probably in January, 1888.
In the decades she lived on a farm near Peach Bottom, artist Doris Hough contributed paintings and sketches to help Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church raise money.
Now, five months after her death, Hough's children will be selling some of the late artist's works and donating a portion of the proceeds to the church.
Members of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's youth group are breaking out of a fundraising rut.
"We had done a youth auction for years and it had run its course," youth ministries director Aaron Atkinson said. "This is the second year we haven't done that."
So Atkinson reached into his immediate past to come up with a solution - a performance by a breakdancing team.
"I don't see breakdancing being very big in this area," he said.