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LWAHS Slates Annual Meeting March 22, 2018

The Lower Windsor Area Historical Society (LWAHS) will sponsor a "Show and Tell - What Is It?" event during its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 3. The meeting will take place in the Lower Windsor Township Community Building, 2425 Craley Road, Lower Level, Wrightsville.

Attendees are invited to bring stories or objects of interest or importance from the past. People are also encouraged to bring objects that they do not know what their function is.

The event is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more, readers may call the LWAHS at 717-246-8735. Individuals interested in getting involved with the society are encouraged to attend.


Church Plans Holy Week Activities March 22, 2018

Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, an Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), has planned it Holy Week activities. Unless otherwise noted, the activities will take place at the church, 5890 Steltz Road, Glen Rock.

A traditional Maundy Thursday Communion worship service will take place at 7 p.m. on March 29.

A joint Good Friday service will take place on March 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at Round Hill EPC, 7362 Church Road, Felton.

Bethlehem Steltz will hold its Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. Toddlers through fifth-graders may participate. Free hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available. In the case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held in the church basement. For more information, readers may contact Missi at 717-968-6644 or

On Easter Sunday, April 1, a breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., and the worship service, featuring the choir cantata, will begin at 9 a.m.


Theatre Academy Plans Classes March 22, 2018

Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy has announced its film and media arts classes for students in fourth through 12th grade. A four-week spring session will be offered on Saturdays from April 7 through 28.

Four teachers will work together to offer intensive work in acting for the camera, camera techniques, film editing and post production techniques to guide young filmmakers in the creation of a short film.

Class will end with a film festival and family fun time as teams race the clock to teach their parents skills learned and create an original on-the-spot film.

This four-week intensive class is open to students in grades four through 12. The scheduled class for grades four to six will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will teach students to condense "who-what-where-why" information into a 60-second movie trailer, using the genre to teach basic film skills, camera shots and angles and encouraging students to get creative and dream big.

Classes for students in grades seven through 12 will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and will teach pre- and post-production techniques to create expressive music videos in a playground atmosphere of creative exploration. Students will be challenged to create a storyline utilizing a camera, simple video editing software, and a time limit of two minutes for the finished product. This intensive four week-session will also include a special emphasis on acting for the camera and production roles.

To register, readers may visit to save their spot, then download and print out their registration. For more information, readers may contact Cory Wilkerson at 717-269-9026.


Students Display Artwork March 22, 2018

From kindergarten through high school, students at Lancaster Mennonite School's Hershey Campus engage in a variety of art forms in order to expose them to a wide range of possibilities. In high school, they have the opportunity to take semester-long courses that focus on drawing, painting and sculpture. Students in elementary grades complete units in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles each year.

Each grade at the elementary level has a focus question that is used throughout the year. For fifth-graders, the question is "How does art connect to other subjects?" and each project is built on the connection to disciplines such as mathematics, science, history and English. This spring, fifth-graders were engaged in an origami project that was hung from the ceiling in the campus's main staircase.

To begin the origami lesson, art teacher Brookye Keeney inspired students through a video that showed how scientists are using the ancient form of paper folding to design devices such as solar panels that can be sent into space in small packages and then unfold.

Keeney's students also studied artists who create origami installations, such as Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona and artists Paul Jackson and Tom Hull, who create origami-based artwork.

Keeney introduced the lesson by explaining that origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. The word "origami" is a compound word of two smaller Japanese words: "ori," meaning to fold, and "kami," meaning paper.

Keeney chose to fold paper butterflies because the timing of this unit and installation is at the end of winter and beginning of spring. The butterfly design is also a simple design that takes about three minutes to complete. Once students learned basic folding techniques, they could experiment with creating their own designs.

The Hershey Campus strives to provide a comprehensive educational experience for 191 students in kindergarten through high school under one roof at 1525 Sand Hill Road, Hummelstown.


Students Take Part In Reading Challenge March 22, 2018

Pequea Elementary School second-graders used the Winter Olympics as inspiration to improve their reading skills and earn medals for their efforts.

The students participated in the Winter Olympics Reading Challenge from Feb. 9 to 25. They were asked to read as often as possible at home to earn a bronze (100 to 249 minutes), silver (250 to 399 minutes) or gold (400-plus minutes) medal.

On Feb. 28, the second grade classes held a medal ceremony for all 18 students who earned a medal. The gold medalists included Cameron Wenger, Avery McCracken, Klara Hess, Ashlyn Brenneman, Hailey Helsel, Leanne Kneisley and Jack Ryan.


Puttin' On The Glitz March 22, 2018

On Friday, April 27, the Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Chamber Banquet and Benefit Auction in the Carriage House at the Cameron Estate Inn and Restaurant, 1855 Mansion Lane, Mount Joy. The event is open to the public, and individuals do not need to be members of the Chamber to attend.

Mount Joy Chamber coordinator Kerry Meyers shared that the theme for the evening will be "Puttin' on the Glitz," with simple, shimmering decor and background music to fit that bill. Past years' themes have included "Springtime in Paris" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Guests are always welcome to dress according to the theme if they would like. A photo booth will be set up for attendees to enjoy.

Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with both silent and Chinese auction items to bid on and a wide selection of appetizers prepared by area restaurants. Meyers noted that the Chinese auction is a new addition for 2018.

Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the live auction, which will feature a few "celebrity" auctioneers. The items up for bids will include a beach excursion in Ocean City, Md.; a golf outing; themed baskets; a one-year membership to Dog Park Mount Joy; specialty popcorn; and tickets and gift cards to area restaurants, attractions, and businesses. Another unique experience to bid on will be lunch for two with Commissioner Craig Lehman at a restaurant in downtown Lancaster.

Interested individuals may reserve tickets for the event at a discounted rate by calling the Chamber office at 717-653-0773 or by emailing by Friday, April 13. Full-price tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the event.

Meyers said that the dinner and auction is a major fundraiser for the Chamber, and the monies raised help to support the community events such as Music in the Park, which will be held on four consecutive Sundays beginning on July 29; visits with Santa Claus at Christmas time; and the seven scholarships totaling $4,500 that the Chamber awards to local students each spring. The fundraiser also helps to cover the costs of operating the Mount Joy Chamber office and Visitors Center, which is located at 62 E. Main St., Suite 1, Mount Joy.

The Chamber is still accepting donations of items, experiences, and services for the auctions. "If you have something you would like to donate to the auction, your name will be included with your donated item, and it will also be in the program that evening," Meyers stated. Interested individuals may contact the Chamber to make a donation.


Library Sets Programs March 22, 2018

Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, has posted its upcoming activities. Unless otherwise noted, registration for any of the following programs may be made by calling 717-626-2255 or emailing

The Friends of the Lititz Public Library will hold a vintage and costume jewelry sale on Saturday, April 28, and Monday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Introduction to Photography, led by photographer Mike Shull, will take place on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Space is limited to 30 people.

The Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County will host a program on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet with the group and learn what to look for in the monthly sky and more.

The Lititz Garden Club will present "Wildflowers of Lancaster County" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

Scrabble Meet-Ups, for which attendees are asked to bring their own boards, will take place on Monday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The History Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "King Leopold's Ghost" by Adam Hochschild.

The Great Decisions Discussion Group, a moderated, nonpartisan discussion forum, will meet on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation." Those with an interest in foreign affairs are invited to attend.

Lancaster Civil War Roundtable will meet on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Stephen Coleman will present "Discovering Gettysburg: An Unconventional Introduction to the Greatest Little Town in America and the Monumental Battle That Made It Famous."

The Jane Austen Society will meet on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. to share a cup of tea and discuss all things Austen.

The Genealogy Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Individuals may attend to learn how to research their genealogy.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing Club will meet on April 18 at 6 p.m. Attendees will write an actual letter to a family member or friend on stationery and mail it. Space is limited to 10 people.

A college financial aid information session will be presented by Dan Cieniewicz on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. The program will help parents and students understand how to navigate the world of college financial aid.

The Lititz Art Association will meet on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Steve Fletcher will present Natural Scapes.

Jazz band Temple Avenue will perform a concert on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m.

During Paws to READ, children can practice their reading-aloud skills by reading their favorite stories to trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Sessions will be available at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. on Saturdays, April 14 and 28.

Three-Week Parachute Play for children ages 3 to 5 will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 17 to May 1, as well as at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 18 to May 2. Games will encourage cooperative play, following directions, and motor skills coordination. Each class is limited to 12 children, and registration will begin on Tuesday, April 3.

Cruise Into Kindergarten, set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, is a Pennsylvania early literacy program geared toward children ages 3 to 6 based on the national "Every Child Ready to Read" program. After hearing a story, the child and caregiver will visit different stations that will help with skills needed to start school. The program will be held monthly.


Library Sets April Schedule March 22, 2018

Manheim Community Library, 15 E. High St., has posted its schedule. For more information, readers may call 717-665-6700 or visit

Tribe YA (Young Adult) meets on the first Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m., with the next meeting set for April 6. People age 11 and up are invited.

The knitting club will meet on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. Those who like to knit or would like to learn how are invited.

People age 13 and up are invited to play Dungeons and Dragons on Mondays at 4 p.m. The multiplayer tabletop role playing game is set in medieval times and allows players to create characters and go on adventures.

The Lego Challenge, suggested for children age 5 and up, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 11 and 25. Attendees will learn what the challenge is, such as a theme, a goal, or a competition, when they arrive.

The YA Book Club will discuss choose-your-own-adventure books on Friday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m.

The book club for adults will meet on Friday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a book to be determined. Members will lead the group until a new director is hired.

Readers are invited to join the Friends of the Manheim Community Library for a Berenstain Bears Character Breakfast on Saturday, April 21, at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Attendees will be able to enjoy breakfast, games, crafts, a story time with Miss Colleen, and a photo opportunity with Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. Details will be posted at the library's website and


Estate Planning Seminar Posted March 22, 2018

Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, will host a Small Business Succession Planning seminar on Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at Town Square North in the Overlook Lounge. Patti Spencer from Spencer Law will share how smart, timely estate planning can help smooth the transition for management and ownership while taking into account the impact on the people most affected by a change.

For more information, readers may visit and click on Upcoming Events.


Seminar Will Focus On Scams March 22, 2018

Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, will host a Scams and Fraud Alert seminar on Monday, April 30, at 4 p.m. at Town Square North in the Overlook Lounge. Al Leed, Lancaster County Victim Witness Program, will speak about the latest scams and how people may protect themselves.

For more information, readers may visit and click on Upcoming Events.


Sportsmen Set Schedule March 22, 2018

Manheim Sportsmen's Association, 552 Oak Tree Rd., Manheim, has announced its April activities.

A Boy Scouts field day for local Scouts will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scouts will take part in outdoor activities, such as archery, trap shooting, and rifle practice, along with small handgun practice on the club's indoor range. All of these activities will be supervised by qualified instructors, Scout leaders, and parents, and members of the Sportsmen's Association will be available to address any special needs. The Sportsmen's Association will supply a lunch for the Scout group in the clubhouse. All club shooting ranges for members will be closed until after the field day is over, possibly at approximately 5 p.m.

The club will hold a coffee and snack hour for retirees and other seniors on Monday, April 9, at 8 a.m. For more information, readers may call 717-951-6103.

The club's first trap shooting practice will take place on Wednesday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Club members will be available to help beginners and anyone else who needs assistance. Trap shooting practice will also take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The club plans to hold practices each Wednesday and Saturday at the same times, weather permitting, through Wednesday, Oct. 24. A few events will be postponed due to other scheduled club activities. Schedule changes will be posted at and at the club grounds. The activities are open to the public. For more information, readers may call 717-327-5454.

The monthly membership meeting will take place on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. More details are available by calling 717-665-7729.

Manheim Sportsmen's Association will offer a Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education class on Saturday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manheim Farm Show Complex, 502 Adele Ave., in the new display building. Parking will be available next door at Manheim Central High School.

Attendees who pass the course will receive a card that is needed when purchasing a hunting or trapping license for the first time in Pennsylvania. The class is free and open to anyone over age 11. Attendees should bring their own lunches.

To register, readers may visit and click on Education and then Hunter Trapper-Education. More information is available by calling the head instructor, Tagge Forrest, at 717-283-9198.

Personal Protection in The Home, an NRA course, will be offered on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The club's qualified NRA instructors will lead. The class is open to the public. There is a fee. For more details, readers may call 717-653-9979.

The club's monthly tactical shoot will take place on Saturday, April 28. Registration will occur from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and the activity will begin at 10 a.m. after a participants' briefing. More information is available by calling 717-435-3327.


Students Participate In Band Festival March 22, 2018

Elizabethtown Area School District band students Lauren Swope, clarinet, and Jared Wolf, saxophone, took part in the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 5 Band Festival held at Middletown Area High School in February. Swope and Wolf, both in 11th grade, were selected to the student ensemble based on their auditions at the District 7 music festival held in January.

Selection to the Region 5 band is highly competitive. While at the regional festival, Swope and Wolf worked under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Michael Volta, director of bands for the University of Maryland. Participants at the festival included the top performers in each instrument group from not only District 7, comprising Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties, but also District 10, comprising Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Schuylkill counties.


Students Attend Chorus Festivals March 22, 2018

Elizabethtown Area High School students Claire Fritz, Jake Sevcik, and Mackenzie Smith were selected to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 chorus. A team of judges consisting of local music teachers chose the vocal students from area high schools to be a part of the ensemble.

This year's festival was held at Susqueannock High School over two days in late January, and a culminating concert took place on the evening of the second day. Dr. Caron Daley, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, was the guest conductor. The ensemble consisted of nearly 200 singers chosen through auditions from 75 schools from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Franklin, Perry and York counties.


Students Join NHS Chapter March 22, 2018

Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 60 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at a ceremony held on March 15. Membership in NHS recognizes students who have exhibited scholarship, character, leadership and service.

The student-led ceremony recognized the students' selection into the organization in front of family and friends. Dr. Theresa Swenson, NHS adviser, and Maura Hobson, high school principal, offered congratulatory remarks.

This year's inductees were Abigail Alspaugh, Kaylee Altimore, Lila Becker, Abby Bender, Olivia Berra, Katie Bomboy, Jenna Brinkman, Sean Brown, Skylynn Coble, Megan Conley, Caeli Connolly, Cera Connolly, Ryan Dennehy, Zach Duncan, Mayelin Ebersole, Rebecca Epps, Amanda Franz, Christopher Gartley, Jonathan Gartley, Sarah Gerlach, Allyson Hampton, Zach Heistand, Gabrielle Hemsch, Ashley Johnson, Dylan Keeports, Adam Kimball, Katherine Kimbark, Logan Kline, Nick Kreider, Ryan Kruft, Katrina Kunselman, Jessica Lloyd, Marena Lonardi, Emily Louie, Erin Lownsbery, Rachel Malari, Nathaniel McCloud, Kristen McCord, Frank Miele, Ava Miller, Ryan Minnich, Grace Murray, Brecken Musser, Brooke Nicodemus, Adrienne Nolt, Amber Orban, Sydney Pierson, Julia Rathsam, Allen Reed, Gavin Reed, Evan Schneider, Sadie Seaman, Lorelei Self, Catherine Shontz, Madison Smith, Lauren Swope, Logan Vogelsong, Kyle Welch, Julee Wells, and Jared Wolf.

In addition, four NHS members were nominated to compete for NHS scholarships. More than $1.5 million in scholarships will be awarded this year to 475 of the nation's top high school seniors who are members of NHS. The general purpose of the NHS scholarship program is to highlight the importance of a well-rounded education. Elizabethtown's nominees are seniors David Buckwalter, Emma Lown, Audrey Schlosser, and Owen Shaffer.

NHS inductees must have a weighted GPA of 96 percent or higher. They must also exemplify the best attributes of character and leadership, as well as volunteer in at least two activities as a junior and three as a senior. The National Association of Secondary School Principals established NHS in 1921.

The NHS officers at Elizabethtown Area High School are Erin Kraskewicz, president; Baylee Sexton, vice president; Grey Fertich, treasurer; and Carissa Warren, secretary.


Quiz Bowl Team Competes At Tournament March 22, 2018


Program Ensures Babies Receive Screenings March 22, 2018

Pediatrician Dr. Katie Williams of the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg will present study results during an annual public health conference at the Eden Resort and Suites, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, on Tuesday, April 3. Williams will share about a program that she and pediatric cardiologist Dr. Devyani Chowdhury of Cardiology Care for Children in Lancaster developed, allowing midwives to screen babies for heart and lung conditions within hours of birth.

The one-day conference, titled Understanding Public Health In Pennsylvania: A Retrospective Review and Forecast for the Coming Year, will highlight community and public health issues and initiatives for diverse and underserved populations. The conference is offered by the Pennsylvania Public Health Association, the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, and the Penn State College of Medicine's Public Health Program.

Williams will speak about a study related to the pulse oximetry test, which measures a newborn's blood oxygen levels to detect cyanosis, or blueness. Cyanosis can be a sign of serious heart defects, lung disease, and infections in newborns that frequently cannot be seen by the naked eye, even by experienced midwives or obstetricians.

The at-home wellness screening program was developed in 2015 by Chowdhury and Williams after Pennsylvania state law mandated, in 2014, that pulse oximetry screenings be performed at 24 to 48 hours of age as part of every newborn's physical examination regardless of their place of birth. Chowdhury's protocol requires screenings be performed by the midwife before she leaves the mother and the baby, typically when the baby is three to five hours old, and again 24 to 48 hours after birth. The program includes workshops to train midwives on using the equipment, as the test is only reliable if performed using the right equipment and by trained personnel. Chowdhury also worked with the Clinic to find initial funding to purchase pulse oximeters.

Mallory Sensenig of Denver realized first-hand the importance of the screening when, within hours of delivering her daughter, Josephine, her nurse midwife, Danielle Malik of Wernersville, found the newborn's oxygen levels below normal. Josephine was immediately seen by Chowdhury, who did not detect any heart problems and recommended they take the baby to Heart of Lancaster. Josephine was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where she was treated for fluid in her lungs. After two days, her parents were able to take her home to her four siblings. On Jan. 25, Josephine, a normal, healthy toddler, celebrated her first birthday.

Since 2015, nearly 2,000 newborns have received wellness screenings by midwives. As a result of the in-home screenings, seven newborns have been identified with heart or lung problems and received care before potentially becoming critically ill. Currently, 33 midwives and Birth Care in Georgetown use 51 pulse oximeters while attending deliveries in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland through donations from McDonald House Charities, Abby's Foundation and Hershey Rotary.

For more information about the Clinic for Special Children, readers may visit


School Selects Students Of The Month March 22, 2018

Donegal High School has announced that Hannah Breedlove and Tyler Rupp were selected as the Mount Joy Rotary Students of the Month for March. The selected students will be honored by members of the Mount Joy Rotary during the club's monthly luncheon meeting.

Hannah is the daughter of Kandy Breedlove of Marietta. Hannah is an active member with Donegal Performing Arts, participating in numerous musicals such as "Midsummer/Jersey," "Footloose" and "Beauty and the Beast." She has also been involved with Rhythm Singers, chorus, Link Crew, and Future Business Leaders of America. She is the treasurer of National Honor Society, the secretary of Tri-M Music Honor Society and a College Ambassador.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys babysitting, cross-stitching and tutoring.

Hannah plans to attend Franklin and Marshall College or Millersville University to major in secondary history education.

Tyler Rupp is the son of Tillman and Karen Rupp of Marietta. Tyler is a member of the football and track and field teams, the National Honor Society, and Prayer Group. He was a Link Crew leader in his junior year. Tyler is an active member with Donegal Performing Arts, performing in musicals such as "Footloose" and "Beauty and the Beast."

Outside school, Tyler went on a mission trip to Jamaica; attends his church's youth group, Student Body; and serves on the worship team at Community Bible Church in Marietta.

Tyler plans to attend a four-year college to major in electronics engineering.


Abuse Survivor To Speak At YWCA Event March 22, 2018

Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky, will speak at a program about childhood sexual abuse hosted by YWCA Lancaster at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in Steinman Hall at the Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster.

Matthew was abused by his adoptive father from ages 8 to 17, and he is now working to turn his traumatic personal experience into a mechanism to prevent childhood sexual abuse and to help other survivors heal. During the program, Matthew will share his story in order to empower the audience with knowledge about the grooming process used by abusers as well as telltale signs of abuse and those being abused.

"Hearing Matthew's powerful story as a victim survivor of childhood sexual abuse and how he has continued to live his life aligns well to the work we do at YWCA Lancaster," said Lisa Cameron, director of empowerment services at YWCA Lancaster. "Like many victim survivors, he is an inspiration and advocate to those struggling with abuse. We want others to know that there is a place in our community that can provide help and assistance."

Matthew is the founder and executive director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, which raises awareness around child sexual abuse in local communities, supports the work of children's advocacy and sexual-assault treatment centers, and advocates for legislative changes. Matthew works with researchers, clinicians, the media, politicians, social workers, and child-protection professionals to raise awareness and improve the quality and availability of services to survivors nationwide.

Tickets are required to attend the program, and proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center (SAPCC) at YWCA Lancaster. Tickets may be purchased at the Millersville University's Student Memorial Center ticket office, located in Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays; at The Ware Center box office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays; at; or by calling 717-871-7600. Remaining tickets will go on sale at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on April 6.

Since 1889, YWCA Lancaster has invested in the power of women by providing a variety of services that help women take charge of their own lives. Providing child care, housing, sexual assault prevention and counseling, and social justice advocacy programs, YWCA Lancaster is on a mission to strengthen individuals, families, and communities throughout the county. YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to the elimination of racism, the empowerment of women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and YWCA Lancaster is hosting numerous events throughout the community. To see a listing of all the events, readers may visit


Fire Department Sets Egg Hunt March 22, 2018

The Rheems Fire Department, 350 Anchor Road, Elizabethtown, will hold its Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7. The event was postponed from March 24.

Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the egg hunt "siren" will go off at 10:15 a.m. Children should bring a basket to hunt for eggs in age-appropriate groupings. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, and children may make a small craft. Door prizes will be given out at approximately 10:45 a.m.

The event is free, and no tickets are required. Donations will be appreciated. For more information, find the fire department's Facebook page or visit


Neighbors Club Welcomes Speaker March 22, 2018

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