Stoner-Wade Ford is maintaining one holiday tradition and starting another.
It will continue to be a collection point for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Christmas program, keeping a box for those donations in the showroom.
This year, the dealership will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Solanco Food Bank.
"We have enough space. We just have to find a better way to use it," said Mary Brusstar, manager of New Hope Community Closet.
That's going to happen next month.
Volunteers from New Hope Community Life Ministry's church network will be spending a week reworking the store to make it easier for customers to shop and volunteers to sort donations and stock the shelves.
The work will take a week to complete. The store in TownsEdge Shopping Village will close at its regular time on Saturday, February 18, and remain closed until it holds its grand reopening on Saturday, February 25.
"We will be covering the windows with paper. We want people to be in for a big surprise when we reopen," Brusstar said.
The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society is working to preserve old records on new technology.
Society volunteers have been scanning old photographs into a central database that researchers can use.
Now the the society has purchased a new scanner that can input most of a broadsheet newspaper into one file.
Members are beginning to scan copies of the Quarryville Sun and the Sun-Ledger, weekly newspapers that served the Southern End until 2009.
Solanco High School senior Cameron Buchheister celebrated his 17th birthday on October 19 by earning his private pilot's license.
He had passed the written test in June, but had to wait until he turned 17 to take the flying portion of the examination.
"The written test was the hardest. It covers regulations, how a plane works, how to read a weather chart, and a lot more. I went to Florida a week early and studied non-stop," he said. "I love flying, but the book work isn't too fun."