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Gogna Leaves For Mission September 18, 2018

On July 29, Isaac Gogna, 19, of Springettsbury Township, left York to serve a two-year proselytizing mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in the Brazil Sao Paolo Mission. Isaac was slated to receive training in the Sao Paolo Mission Training Center, where he was to learn to speak Portuguese prior to beginning his mission.

Isaac's parents, Matthew Gogna and Sarahi Aragon de Gogna, and his brother, Ammon, have served missions for the church. Sarahi served in Mexico, Matthew served in Argentina, and Ammon served in Ecuador.

While in high school, Isaac participated in swimming and water polo. In his church, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout in an LDS-sponsored Boy Scout Troop, he received the Duty to God Award in his Young Men's program, and he attended and graduated from four years of early morning seminary, which he attended in grades nine through 12.

After his graduation from Central York High School in 2017, Isaac attended Brigham Young University (BYU), Idaho, for one year. When he returns from his mission, he plans to resume his studies at BYU in music composition and to work toward a Master of Business Administration.

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Library Plans Programs September 18, 2018

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, has posted its adult programs for the fall. Adult programs are free to attend; however, registration is required by calling 717-849-6926 or visiting www.yorklibraries.org/york-martin. For more information, readers may call Sarah Fretz or Stephanie Auker at the aforementioned number or email AdultPrograms@yorklibraries.org.

Across the River: Murder at Accomac will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. Local author Michael Maloney will discuss the 1882 murder of Emily Myers at the modern-day site of the Accomac Inn.

Jim McClure will present a Lunch and Learn focusing on the Hex Murders, which took place in southeastern York County in 1928, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at noon.

Emergency Preparedness will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. Bill James from the York County Department of Emergency Services will discuss how to plan, how to prepare and what to do in the event of an emergency.

Couponing 101 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Lisa Barshinger will help attendees lower their grocery bill by teaching them how to find and organize coupons, as well as coupon lingo.

Essential Oils for Stress Relief will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. Essential oil consultants Jamie and Tanya will teach the basics and benefits of essential oils and help participants create their own oil blend.

A Memoir Writing Workshop will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. Writing coach, author and teacher Carol Joyce will lead the workshop.

Ghost and Pumpkin Gourd Craft will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. Linda Walker will teach participants how to create a spooky work of art from gourds. Space is limited to 10 participants. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Excel 101 will take place on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Participants will brush up on spreadsheet skills that help with learning formatting and formulas.

Craigslist 101 will be held on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Attendees will discover how to find jobs, housing, goods and more.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Civil War historian Scott Mingus will discuss J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry ride through York County and how this event changed the Civil War.

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Agency To Offer Medicare Sessions September 18, 2018

The York County Area Agency on Aging's APPRISE Program will offer free personalized counseling during Medicare's annual enrollment period, which will run from Monday, Oct. 15, to Friday, Dec. 7. The annual enrollment period is when Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage and determine if health and prescription plans continue to meet their needs. By comparing plans and making changes by Dec. 7, Medicare will have enough time to process those changes to ensure that the new coverage will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Medicare beneficiaries throughout the annual enrollment period will be able to receive one-on-one counseling assistance offered by trained APPRISE counselors at different locations throughout York County. Prescheduled appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the APPRISE scheduling line at 717-771-9042 or 800-632-9073.

Sessions will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at South Western High School, 200 Bowman Road, Hanover; Friday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kennard-Dale High School, 393 Main St., Fawn Grove; Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at York Suburban High School, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York; Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring Grove High School, 1490 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove; Monday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at West York High School, 1800 Bannister St., York; and Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Red Land High School, 560 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry.

Sessions will continue on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dallastown Area Senior High School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown; Monday, Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at SpiriTrust Lutheran Zimmerman Place, 800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury; Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at Spring Grove High School; Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Northeastern High School, 300 High St., Manchester; Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at South Western High School; Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at West York High School; Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Red Lion Area High School, 200 Horace Mann Ave., Red Lion; Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at York Suburban High School; and Monday, Dec. 3, to Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at York County Area Agency on Aging, 100 W. Market St., York.

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YCLC Plans Tutor Training September 18, 2018

The York County Literacy Council (YCLC) is seeking volunteers to tutor English as a Second Language (ESL) and native-born adult students. YCLC provides free and confidential literacy services to adults in York County. Tutors may help their student to study for their high school equivalency test or reach a literacy goal such as being able to read to their children, securing or improving employment, or working toward entry into an institution for higher learning.

Volunteer tutors do not need a background in education to help someone to accomplish literacy goals. The next training will be held at York County Literacy Council, located in the United Way Building at 800 E. King St., York, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16, and Thursdays, Oct. 4 and 11.

Participants must attend all of the training sessions. The parking lot may be entered from Sherman Street.

After completing the training, the tutors will meet with their student once per week for one and a half to two hours in a public location arranged by YCLC. YCLC coordinators will help tutors with selection of materials and lesson planning throughout the tutoring experience.

Requirements to be a tutor include a high school diploma or equivalent, sensitivity, patience, reliability, and attendance at training, pending a preliminary interview. To register for the training, readers may call 717-845-8719 or email volunteers@yorkliteracy.org. For additional information, including a complete training schedule, readers may contact Rita at 717-845-8719 or cr.mgr@yorkliteracy.org or visit www.yorkliteracy.org.

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Fishel Receives Award September 18, 2018

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Lions Club Distributes Backpacks September 18, 2018

The Mason Dixon Lions and Brogue Community Lions clubs joined forces to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to 48 kindergarten students at Clearview Elementary School in Collinsville. The event was held in the school's cafeteria during a teacher, parent, and student orientation event for the 2018-19 kindergarten class.

The students were allowed to select their favorite color of backpack. Each backpack was filled with school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, crayons, and glue sticks.

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Legion Post Honors Veterans September 18, 2018

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Ohl Leaves For Mission September 18, 2018

Bryce Anthony Ohl, 18, of Spring Garden Township, left on July 31 to serve in the Brazil Vitória Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years. He is the son of Bishop Jeffrey D. Ohl and Daphne R. Ohl, and he is the fourth member of his family to serve a mission. His dad served in the California Santa Rosa Mission (Spanish speaking). His mother served in the California Anaheim Mission, and his brother Ethan Ohl served in the Salt Lake City Mission (Spanish speaking). His siblings also include Courtney Ohl and Jordan Ohl.

Bryce was to learn to speak Portuguese. He was slated to begin in the Brazil Mission Training Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for six weeks. Afterward, he was to join a companion to begin his proselytizing mission. Periodically, he or his companion will be transferred to another location, and each of the missionaries will work with a new companion to teach the church's beliefs to those who are interested.

Bryce graduated from York Suburban School District in May. While in high school, Bryce participated in cross-country, basketball, and track and field. Bryce came in first place in county and district competitions in cross-country his senior year, and he finished in second overall at states in cross-country his senior year. His cross-country team won either first or second place in states all four of his high school years.

Bryce has also achieved a number of awards in his church. He earned his Eagle Scout rank in a church-sponsored BSA troop. In his Young Men's program, he received the Duty to God award, and he graduated from four years of early morning seminary, which he attended from ninth through 12th grades.

After he returns from his mission, Bryce plans to attend Brigham Young University - Idaho.

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Tape, Trees, And More September 18, 2018

Harvest Festival Will Feature Historic Crafts

"This is really like coming home," said Susan Faulkner Weaver, reflecting on her planned participation as a demonstrator at the Conestoga Area Historical Society's annual Harvest Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will take place on the society's museum grounds, 51 Kendig Road, Conestoga.

"It struck me that this is my own background, and I should be involved," Weaver continued. She noted that she graduated from Penn Manor High School and then Millersville University. Her interest in handweaving has taken her to Mexico, and she has explored a wide range of weaving techniques from an array of cultures. Recently, she published a book on handwoven tape. Before the invention of elastic and zippers, Americans in the 18th and early 19th centuries used narrow bands of woven tape to fasten their clothing, close sacks, and even hold up their stockings.

"In Pennsylvania German culture, communities had village weavers (of cloth)," Weaver explained. "Tape looms were small, portable devices. Almost every household had one. They were so valuable. Family members would take turns weaving - if you had a spare minute, you'd sit down at the loom and weave a few rows. Everyone had a hand in it, from children to grandparents."

During the Harvest Festival, Weaver will have a variety of tapes and looms displayed, and folks may try their hands at weaving. Other fiber artists will be on hand to demonstrate spinning, dyeing, and cloth-weaving.

Another German-influenced craft is that of feather trees. Ron and Carol Wardell of Lititz will display examples of the holiday decorations, which were popular from the mid- to late-1800s. Carol explained that the trees were invented in Germany as the result of deforestation. They are made by wrapping goose feathers around straight branches to create sparse yet strong frames from which to display ornaments.

"The oldest ones are 5 or 6 feet tall," Carol remarked. "I can't imagine making that."

Based on a design perfected by Ron, who is a mechanical engineer, Carol makes feather trees that range in height from 18 to 54 inches. Ron continues to assist by building museum reproduction bases and attaching the wrapped branches to the trunks. Additionally, the couple manufactures natural sisal "bottle brush" trees, German-style sheep, a variety of fences and structures, and ornaments.

"Both of our grandparents were Germanic, so we stick with those," Ron said.

Additional craftspeople will demonstrate pottery-making, woodworking, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, broom-making, rug-making, cobbling, and the creation of powder horns decorated with scrimshaw. Early American farm machinery and water rams will be on display. The squirrel tail bake oven and the open hearth fireplace in the Harnish House will be in operation. Activities for children will include pumpkin painting and the opportunity to play with early American toys. Live music will be played by Dillweed. Food will be available for purchase from a Manor Township caterer.

Also, the historical society will have reproductions of various antique wall maps available for purchase. These include Manor Township circa 1852, Lancaster County circa 1852, and the new American Republic circa 1846.

No admission fee will be charged for the Harvest Festival, but donations will be accepted. For more information, readers may call the museum at 717-872-1699.

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Flower Show Results Posted September 18, 2018

The 67th annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, "Flowers and Fashion," was held on Aug. 25 and 26 at Shrewsbury Assembly of God. Sheri-Le Hittie won the People's Choice Award for her "Three-Piece Suit" arrangement. Nicole Morouse was the Sweepstakes winner. She had the greatest number of winning entries in the horticulture category.

Tess Becket won first place and Best of Show in the photography contest for youths age 18 and under. The contest theme was "Dogs, Kids and Cats in the Garden." Barbara Channell won first place in the contest for adults. The photography entries for youths and adults were judged by Alan Miller.

The Best of Show categories and winners were as follows. Table Settings: Southern York Young Life in the "Denims" buffet table setting category. Fresh and Dried Arrangement: Meghan Connors in the "Sportswear" category. Dried Arrangement: Heidi Ebert in the "Hoop Skirt" category. Petite Design: Jennifer Bates in the "Pearls" category. Perennial and Single Potted Plant: Sharon Hartenstein for her "Pee Gee Hydrangea" specimen and hibiscus. Fresh: Sheri-Le Hittie for"Three-Piece Suit." Professional Class: a tie between Cindy Cancilla and the team of Meghan Connors and Shea Mack for their winning "Kentucky Derby Hat" arrangements.

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Red Lion Area Historical Society Will Kick Off Fall Programs September 18, 2018

The Red Lion Area Historical Society will kick off its fall season of programs on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., at St. John's United Church of Christ, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion. The program will be "Wash Day." Bob and Sue Lee of the Wringer Center will share their antique laundry collection and explain how clothes were cleaned in the past.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the church. For more information, readers may call Robin Miller at 717-244-1912.

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Appell Center Adds To Schedule September 18, 2018

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York, has added new programming to its 2018-19 season. The additions include nine big stage performances, four new CapLive shows, the return of CapComedy, two film festivals, and more.

Memberships are tax-deductible and provide the opportunity to get choice seats, plus new benefits, including free tickets to film and comedy in the Capitol. To see a full schedule or to purchase tickets or Appell Center memberships, readers may visit www.appellcenter.org or call the box office at 717-846-1111.

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Stores Generate Funds For Shelter September 18, 2018

Re-Source York (RSY), a Bell Socialization Services Inc. program, has generated $3,661 through its store sales. The funds are donated to Bell on a quarterly basis in support of Bell Family Shelter to help families transition from crisis situations to independent living in the community.

Both RSY stores - Home Improvements, 161 E. Ninth Ave., York, and Home Furnishings, 405 Carlisle Ave., York - accept donations of quality home goods and building and renovation materials, which are sold at bargain prices. Both locations also offer job training and employment for individuals involved with Bell's Mental Health Vocational Rehabilitation programs.

Bell Socialization Services Inc. is a nonprofit human services agency based in York that provides housing and living skills supports to individuals living with mental illness, people with intellectual disabilities, and homeless families. Since 1966, Bell programs have been providing an environment of support and empowerment to help people throughout the greater York and Hanover area improve their quality of living.

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Sun Protection Tips Provided September 18, 2018

Due to the time of year, sun protection may slip down the list of health and wellness priorities. But harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round, and one study notes that children sustain a significant amount of sun exposure at school. About 23 percent of lifetime UV exposure occurs before the age of 18, and this exposure can have far-reaching effects.

Sun damage is cumulative, so sun exposure during childhood can contribute to skin cancer risk later in life. The best way to mitigate that risk is to educate young children on effective sun protection, instilling healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Children should understand that summer vacation is not the only time they are exposed to the sun's rays.

The Skin Cancer Foundation offers several recommendations for keeping children sun-safe during the school year. UV rays are most intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and this is when students are usually outside for recess, physical education class, and after-school sports. Parents should check with the school to see if there are adequate places for students to seek shade during outdoor activities. Shade can be provided by gazebos and roof structures, awnings, shade sails, and natural shade, such as thickly leaved trees.

Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body, children should be sent to school in densely woven and bright- or dark-colored fabrics, which offer the best defense. The more skin that is covered, the better, so long sleeves and long pants should be chosen whenever possible.

Children should be sent to school with a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses to protect their face, neck, and eyes. If a child will not wear a wide-brimmed hat, a baseball cap is better than nothing.

Sunscreen should be part of the morning routine. At least 30 minutes before children go outside, parents should apply a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher to their skin. Older children should learn to apply sunscreen themselves and make it a routine habit. To remain effective, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. At a minimum, remind children to reapply sunscreen before after school sports and outdoor activities.

One ounce of sunscreen (about the size of a golf ball) should be applied to the entire body. Parents should remind children to cover those easy to miss spots, such as the back of ears and neck, as well as the tops of the feet and hands.

There is a chance a school does not allow students to use sunscreen or wear a hat outdoors during the school day without written permission from a physician. If that is the case, The Skin Cancer Foundation has created a sun protection permission form that parents and doctors can sign, allowing students to bring these items to school to apply and use as needed. The form is available at www.skincancer.org/schoolnote.

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Sports Eye Safety Tips Posted September 18, 2018

Prevent Blindness, an eye health organization, has declared September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month to help educate the public on the need to protect vision while participating in sports activities. New annual data from Prevent Blindness shows that more than 33,000 Americans were treated for sports-related eye injuries last year.

Eye injuries from any sport may include infection, corneal abrasions, fracture of the eye socket, swollen or detached retinas or a traumatic cataract. Eye injuries from water sports may include eye infections and irritations, and scratches or trauma from other swimmers.

As part of September's Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness has posted tips on buying sports eye protectors.

Shoppers should always consult an eye care professional to get the best eye protection for their sport and lifestyle.

Wearers of prescription glasses should ask their eye doctor to fit them for prescription eye protection. Monocular athletes, those with only one eye that sees well, should ask their eye doctor what sports they may safely play.

Athletes should not buy eye protection without lenses. Only lensed protectors are recommended for sports use. Athletes should make sure the lenses either stay in place or pop outward in the event of an accident. Lenses that pop in against the eyes may cause serious injury.

Fogging of the lenses can be a problem when a person is active. Some eye protection options are available with anti-fog coating. Others have side vents for additional ventilation. Shoppers should try on different types to determine which is most comfortable for them.

Shoppers should check an eye protector's packaging to see if the item has been tested for sports use and if it is made of polycarbonate material. Polycarbonate eye protection is the most impact resistant.

Sports eye protection should be padded or cushioned along the brow and bridge of the nose. Padding will prevent the eye guards from cutting the skin.

Athletes should try on eye protectors to determine if they are the right size. The strap should be adjusted so it is not too tight or too loose. Athletes should consult their eye care professional to ensure eye protectors have a comfortable, safe fit.

During Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is offering printed materials to assist eye care professionals in educating consumers on the importance of eye safety during sports. To request a free kit, readers may contact Angela Gerber at 973-882-0986, ext. 972, or agerber@libertysport.com.

For more information on sports eye injury prevention or contact lens safety, readers may call Prevent Blindness at 800-331-2020 or visit www.preventblindness.org/sports-eye-safety.

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USPS Shares Mailbox Reminders September 18, 2018

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has released several tips to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or highway contract box delivery routes to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. The USPS reminds customers of the need for providing mailboxes that are: approved by the postmaster general, safe to use, conveniently located, and neat in appearance. According to the USPS, mailboxes that meet these four requirements help delivery and collection operations and improve service to the entire route.

Some of the typical activities that may be necessary include: replacing loose hinges on a mailbox door, repainting a mailbox that may have rusted or started to peel, remounting a mailbox post that may have become loose, and replacing or adding house numbers.

Approved traditional or contemporary curbside mailboxes are required whenever a mailbox is newly installed or replaced. However, a custom-built curbside mailbox may be used if the postmaster gives prior approval and if the mailbox conforms generally to the same requirements as approved manufactured curbside mailboxes. A mailbox should display the street name and house number or, if house numbers are not authorized, the assigned box number on the side of a single mailbox or on the doors of grouped mailboxes visible to the approaching carrier. The street number, box number, and/or any other address information must be inscribed in a contrasting color in neat letters and numerals not less than 1 inch in height. Customers are encouraged to group mailboxes whenever practical, especially where many mailboxes are located at or near crossroads, service turnouts, or similar locations. If the mailbox is on a street other than the one on which the customer resides, the street name and house number must be on the mailbox. It is generally in the customers' best interest to display their address on both sides of the box. Police, fire, and rescue personnel often depend on mailbox information to locate people, and they may approach from a different direction than the carrier. In all instances, placing the owner's name on the box is optional.

Generally, customers should install mailboxes with the bottom of the mailbox at a vertical height of between 3.5 to 4 feet from the road surface. However, because of varying road and curb conditions and other factors, the USPS recommends that customers contact the postmaster or carrier before erecting or replacing mailboxes and supports.

The curbside mailbox must be on the right-hand side of the road in the carrier's travel direction in all cases where traffic conditions make it dangerous for the carrier to drive to the left to reach the mailboxes, or where doing so would constitute a violation of federal, state, or local traffic laws and regulations. Mailboxes should be placed so the carrier can safely and conveniently serve them without leaving the vehicle. Carriers are subject to the same traffic laws and regulations as other motorists. Customers must remove obstructions, including vehicles, trash cans, and snow, that impede efficient delivery. Except when a mailbox is temporarily blocked, carriers must have access to the mailbox without leaving the vehicle.

The USPS does not approve support posts. In addition, the USPS does not regulate mounting of mailboxes for purposes of traffic safety. Mailbox posts are often subject to local restrictions, state laws, and federal highway regulations. In areas where snow removal is a problem, the USPS suggests using a semi-arch or extended arm-type support, which allows snowplows to sweep near or under boxes without damaging supports. For further information on authorized post and support mountings, customers may contact either American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 444 N. Capitol St. N.W. Suite 249, Washington, D.C., 200011-1512, or Federal Highway Administration Office of Highway Safety HHS 10, 400 Seventh St. S.W., Washington, D.C., 20590-0003.

Additional information is available at www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm.

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Church Plans Polka Mass September 18, 2018

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2 W. Strawberry St., Lancaster, will celebrate the 151st anniversary of the church with a polka Mass by the Heidelberg Brass Band on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. The polka Mass is a traditional liturgical service set to popular polka and waltz tunes.

The public is invited to join the congregation for the service and for food and fellowship, which will follow the service. Parking for the church is available in the parking lot behind the church on Lafayette Street. For details, call 717-299-5639.

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Lifetree Cafe Program Set September 18, 2018

Lifetree Cafe, located at Emmaus Road Cafe, 1886 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, will discuss how families experiencing conflict and division can heal on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

The program, titled "A Family Divided: Finding Peace by Letting Go," will feature the filmed story of a family that struggled with an unexpected teenage pregnancy. Participants will have the opportunity consider lessons the family members learned as they worked through their response to the pregnancy.

Admission is free. For details, contact 717-478-3672 or ltclancaster@gmail.com.

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Events To Benefit Program For Cancer Survivors September 18, 2018

In October, the Lancaster Family YMCA will launch Cancer Survivorship Month and host three community events with the goal of raising awareness and funds in support of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

A Walk for Cancer Survivors at the Lancaster Family YMCA will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the rail trail in Quarryville. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Luncheon will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Covered in Care Quilt Online Auction will begin on Monday, Oct. 1, and continue through Friday, Oct. 19. Proceeds from the events will help support the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. More information about the events is available at www.lancasterymca.org/cancer-survivorship-at-the-ymca/.

Since 2011, the Lancaster Family YMCA has been supporting cancer survivors on their journey to reclaim their health through a cancer rehabilitation exercise program. This program - now known as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - is a physical activity program that helps adult cancer survivors move past the effects of treatments such as fatigue, loss of appetite, and loss of strength, while also helping them battle the emotional toll of the disease. The program is offered free of cost at all Lancaster Family YMCA branches to men and women recovering from any form of cancer, and nearly 400 cancer survivors have participated in the program to date.

Anyone who is recovering from cancer and is interested in participating in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program may contact the Lancaster Family YMCA at communityhealth@lancasterymca.org or 717-393-9622.

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Conestoga Herb Guild To Meet September 18, 2018

The Conestoga Herb Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Building, 54 W. Main St., Leola. The program, "Sourdough! Making Healthy Delicious Breads," will be presented by Holly High-Walker. Herb guild member Liz Yocum will talk about the herb fennel.

Guests may attend for a nominal fee. Guests must preregister by calling Deirdre at 717-288-2126.

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