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Caylor Receives Eagle Award November 9, 2018

Alexander Douglas Caylor was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held on Sept. 22 at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown.

He is the son of Douglas and Lisa Caylor of West Donegal Township and the grandson of Wilbert Cavalancia of Pittsburgh, Eleanor Caylor of Kersey, and the late Wayne Caylor and the late Maureen Cavalancia.

Alexander earned his Eagle rank while a member of Boy Scout Troop 51, based in Elizabethtown. He began his Scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Pack 56 in Knox and joined Troop 51 shortly after his family relocated to the Elizabethtown area. While a member of Troop 51, Alexander served as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, bugler, and librarian. In 2017, he completed Boy Scouts of Amerca's National Youth Leadership Training.

For his Eagle project, Alexander collected items for and prepared bags containing nutritious, shelf-stable food and hand warmers that were distributed daily to clients at the Elizabethtown Community Housing and Outreach Services (ECHOS) winter shelter. In addition, he filled backpacks with toiletries that were given to shelter clients at the discretion of shelter staff. Finally, he led a team of volunteers to help pack up supplies and equipment used to run the shelter.

A senior at Elizabethtown Area High School, Alexander is a 2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. He is captain of the school's Quiz Bowl and "Brain Busters" teams and a member of the computer programming competition team. He plays trumpet for the school's marching, concert, and jazz bands. His plans after graduation are to attend college, major in physics and minor in history, and continue playing trumpet in the college band.


Dye To Receive Award November 9, 2018

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) will present the 2018 Government Lawyer of the Year Award to Daniel J. Dye of Manheim, senior deputy attorney general in the Criminal Prosecutions Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, on Nov. 15 at Committee/Section Day in Harrisburg.

Presented by the PBA Government Lawyers Committee, the award honors a government lawyer who has made a significant singular contribution or has dedicated his or her career to outstanding service to the profession for the benefit of the public or a government entity.

Since joining the Attorney General's Office in 2012, Dye has provided legal counsel and support to special agents in connection with criminal investigations and prepared and charted the course of cases that are submitted to a Statewide Investigating Grand Jury. Dye has continued to prosecute an active caseload of crimes. Among his recent significant accomplishments was organizing and leading a five-year investigation of seven Catholic dioceses through two grand juries.

Prior to joining the Office of Attorney General, Dye served as an assistant district attorney in the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office for four years, prosecuting crimes as a member of the Special Victims Unit. While in law school, he clerked in the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office.

Since 2012, Dye has held the position of director of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General's Medical and Legal Advisory Board on Child Abuse, which functions as a consulting and advisory board to local investigators in difficult-to-solve child homicide and abuse cases. He is also actively involved in child welfare efforts in his community, including raising awareness and funds for the Lancaster County Children's Alliance.

Dye received a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and a Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law.


Ninth-Grader Wins Audio-Essay Contest November 9, 2018

Hempfield High School ninth-grader Annie Keitel won the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest at the local level. The 2018-19 topic was "Why My Vote Matters." Her audio-essay will move on to district competition.

Established in 1947, the VFW's Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves via a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college, or vocational/technical school.


Nominations Sought For Women's Hall Of Fame November 9, 2018

The Lebanon County Commission for Women is seeking nominations to the 2019 Women's Hall of Fame. The goal of the commission is to seek out hidden heroines - women who have quietly used their talents to increase the quality of lives in Lebanon County - and hear their stories. Nominations will be accepted by the commission through Friday, Nov. 30.

The categories for which a woman can be nominated are leadership, community, agriculture, athletics, justice, healthy lifestyles/health care, arts, education, military, and science/technology. The nominee must live and/or work in Lebanon County and should excel in one of the categories. The commission invites everyone to submit nominations for women they believe should be recognized and honored for their work or volunteer activities.

Nomination forms and information about the Women's Hall of Face can be obtained at or via email at The nominee's accomplishments and contributions to the community should be detailed in the nomination. Persons developing the nomination can also include their thoughts as to how the woman has served as a role model. Awards will not be presented in categories were fewer than three nominations have been received. Nominees that are not selected for induction to the 2019 Hall of Fame will automatically be submitted for nomination the following year.

Current members of the Lebanon County Commission for Women, previous inductees, and members of the Hall of Fame committee are not eligible for nomination. The list of these persons is available on the website. Individuals with questions may direct them to the commission via email or by visiting the Lebanon County Commission for Women's Facebook page.

The luncheon and induction will be held on Wednesday, March 27, during Women's History Month. This spring will mark the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Women's Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the Women's Hall of Face luncheon support the various projects of the commission, which in past years have included contributing to the Memory Garden for Susan Funk Klarsch at White Deer Run, the H.O.P.E.S. Family Shelter project, and the Lebanon Historical Society.


Garden Spot Village Wins Award November 9, 2018

Ruth Dunlap, resident of Thistledown, the Cooperative Living House at Garden Spot Village, accepted the 2018 LeadingAge Innovation Award on behalf of Garden Spot Communities at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia on Oct. 28.

LeadingAge Awards Committee selected Garden Spot Communities as the recipient of the 2018 Innovation Award in September. According to Kathryn Roberts, board chair of LeadingAge and the awards committee, the award is given to recognize programs for their innovation and excellence.

Garden Spot Communities was chosen for the award because its leadership team recognized the need for affordable housing for older adults on fixed incomes, explored different opportunities and concepts to develop a Cooperative Living House and partnered with the local community to build the home. Members of the New Holland and greater Lancaster community helped to build the home by donating funds and materials and volunteering.

Garden Spot CEO Steve Lindsey believes that the Cooperative Living House is a project that can be scalable for the future.

Garden Spot Village welcomed the first residents to Thistledown in March.


Family Wins Photo Contest November 8, 2018

Harrisburg residents the Bellises participated in The Fresh Air Fund's Friendly Towns Program this past summer and were among the winners of the 2018 Photo Contest. All winners were selected from the hundreds of photos submitted by volunteer host families along the East Coast and southern Canada. The photos capture the fun-filled experiences the volunteer host families shared with Fresh Air children over the summer. Categories included Backyard Fun, Friendship, New Experiences, Exploring Nature, Swimming, The Beach and Ice Cream.

The Bellises' photo was selected as a winner in the Family category. The photo features Fresh Air child James, 12, hiking with the Bellises, his host family, in Harrisburg.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, nonprofit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For information about hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, readers may contact Jennifer Nahm at 717-756-5429 or visit


Student Wins Poster Contest November 8, 2018

Emma Barker, a sixth-grade student at L.J.M. Elementary School in Red Lion Area School District, recently won a local competition sponsored by the Windsor Lions Club. Emma, 12, is from Red Lion. Emma's poster was among 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st annual Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International sponsored the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

Emma's poster was selected as the local winner by Windsor Lions Club president Matthew Dietz, club Peace Poster Contest chair Jola Shoff, and club members Blain Howard, Ian Shoff, and Donald Dietz. The posted was chosen for its originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme, "Kindness Matters." The judging took place at L.J. M. Elementary School on Oct. 26. Dietz said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at L.J.M.

Commenting on her poster and the contest, Emma said, "Although everyone is different, we all need to be treated the same."

Emma's poster will advance to the district level. It will then be considered for the multiple-district and international levels.

At the international level, one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award and a trip for the winner and two family members to an award ceremony. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award.

Locally, the Windsor Lions Club will recognize Emma and seven other students for their participation. The recognition will take place at the club's Tuesday, Nov. 20, meeting at itsclubhouse, 24 E. High St., Windsor.

For more information, readers may visit and use the hashtag #peaceposter on social media.

Lions Clubs International is a service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 47,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a commitment to community service and helping youths throughout the world.


Library Director Receives Award November 7, 2018

On Oct. 26, Marguerite Dube, director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch, received the Difference of One Award at the Chester County OIC's 39th annual Award Gala. Dube received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication to public service and personal commitments to excellence in helping her community and its members.

The Chester County Library partners with the Chester County OIC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free adult basic literacy education and life skills programs that prepare individuals for employment leading to economic self-sufficiency. The library supports adult literacy through its Adult Graded Reading collection and by providing office space, computers, supplies, and other amenities.

Dube began her career at the Chester County Library in January 2001 as the business/finance manager. She developed a passion for library services and in 2006 was awarded an IMLS grant to pursue a master's degree in library science at Drexel University. In September 2008, she was appointed as the director at the Chester County Library. During her tenure, she has overseen many physical changes to the buildings and strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for all the library's customers. She said one of her major accomplishments has been the redesign of the balcony area of the library, which houses the new young adult area, the Jacobs Technology Center with its Digital Media Lab, and the spacious OIC adult tutoring area.

The Difference of One Award is given in memory of the Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, founder of OIC of America. Sullivan impacted the quality of life in Philadelphia by developing an economic empowerment plan that led to a set of principles that aimed to empower people in their own communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world. The Difference of One Award, developed by Chester County OIC, is given in honor of people who singlehandedly have made a difference in supporting the values of Chester County OIC.

The mission of the Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch libraries is to provide informational, educational, and cultural services to the residents of Chester County so that they may be lifelong learners. The Chester County Library and District Center is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. For more information, readers may visit


Shaw's School Reunion Held November 7, 2018


Stauffer Celebrates 100th Birthday November 7, 2018

Mary Sensenig Stauffer turned 100 years old on Oct. 28. Friends and family came to Fairmount in Ephrata, where Mary lives, to celebrate the occasion. Mary also received a visit from state Sen. Ryan P. Aument, who awarded her with a citation from the state of Pennsylvania.

Mary was born at home in Frysville during World War I and the 1918 flu epidemic. She married Ivan Stauffer in April 1944, and they had been married for 66 years when Ivan passed away in 2010. They had five children, 10 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Mary is the last of her siblings still living.

Ivan and Mary and their family lived on a farm between Martindale and Red Run, raising a variety of animals and enjoying flower and vegetable gardening. Mary was an avid quilter until the age of 88, and she also enjoyed sewing, smocking, baking, and reading. She was a member of the Blue Ball Church of the Brethren, where she served as a deacon's wife, taught Sunday school and Bible school, hosted evangelists, and participated in the sewing circle. She attributes her good health and vitality to drinking goat's milk most of her adult life and to following Exodus 20:12, which focuses on honoring one's parents.

For more information about Fairmount, readers may visit


Weiser's School Holds Reunion November 7, 2018


MdSPSA Will Honor Players November 7, 2018

The Maryland Slow Pitch Softball Association (MdSPSA) recently announced the selection of 13 candidates for induction into the MdSPSA Hall of Fame located at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, Md. Among the nominees are Gino Anselmi, Dundalk, and Butch Hensel, Parkville.

Anselmi was a first baseman and outstanding hitter. In 1980, while playing for the Phil Mar Inn, he was selected as the Baltimore Metro State "B" Tournament Most Valuable Player with a batting average of .800.

Hensel, a Stewartstown resident, was a player and manager for more than 40 years. In 1970, he founded Overlea Athletic Club (AC) with his neighborhood and high school friends. Overlea AC played in various ASA, USSSA, and independent leagues in Baltimore County under several different sponsorships. He had a playing and managerial career record of 820 wins and 322 losses.

The induction and award ceremony will occur on Saturday, March 23, 2019, during the MdSPSA annual banquet at UAW Hall, 1010 Oldham St., Baltimore. Tickets for the banquet can be purchased by contacting Chip Mack at 410-960-3877 or

The Maryland Slow Pitch Softball Association is a nonprofit group dedicated to recognizing and sustaining Maryland's contribution to the success of slow pitch softball as a national sport. The group provides recognition of individuals for outstanding achievements and contributions to the success of slow pitch softball in Maryland by the establishment and administration of the Maryland Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame.


Class Of 1959 Plans Reunion November 7, 2018

The Red Lion High School Class of 1959 will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at Meadow Hill Family Restaurant, Longstown.

Spouses and guests are invited to attend. The class meets for lunch on the third Monday of each month.


School Honors Young Artists November 7, 2018


Dorwart-Zunich November 2, 2018

Tom and Sara Dorwart of Manheim have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Anne Dorwart of Manheim, to Chad Michael Zunich of Manheim.

The bride-elect graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2013 and Penn State University in 2018. She is employed by PNC Bank in Manheim.

Mr. Zunich is the son of Mark and Deb Zunich of Manheim. He graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2015 and attends Millersville University, from which he expects to graduate in 2019. He is employed by Smucker Farms in Bird-in-Hand.

A September 2019 wedding is planned.


Seniors Of The Month Recognized November 2, 2018

Tyler Flick and Maura Burrell have been selected as November's Seniors of the Month at Manheim Central High School. The Manheim Women's Club sponsors the Girls of the Month and honors them at a dinner meeting at the end of the year. The Boys of the Month are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Manheim. Both students are invited to a luncheon at Pleasant View Town Square North held in Stiegel Dining Room the month they were chosen. Seniors of the Month are chosen by the professional staff of the high school based on academic achievement, character, and involvement within the school and community.

Tyler, 17, is the son of Steve and Katie Flick of Manheim. Tyler has participated in school activities such as Project Purple and the stock market investing club, and he has been involved with football and track. He has coached flag football and helped with the setup of the Manheim Central MCFEE auction. Tyler plans to attend college after graduation.

Maura, 17, is the daughter of Susan Haugh of Lititz. Maura is involved in Science Olympiad, concert band, science club, Spanish club, and marching band, where she is a section leader. She was named to the LLMEA County Band in 2017 and 2018 and lettered in track and field. She is a member of the Rho Kappa Honor Society for history, National English Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society for math. She was named Student of the Month for September 2017 and is the 2018 Rotary Club winner of the Family Values Award. Maura has volunteered as a tour guide at Wheatland and within Gretna Music. She plans to major in history and minor in a social science and get her doctorate in history or go to law school.


Redcay Receives Award November 2, 2018

Dr. Jessica Jadi Redcay, second-grade teacher from Landisville Primary Center in the Hempfield School District, received the 2018-19 Pennsylvania Elementary Teacher Excellence Award from the Technology and Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP).

The Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of a teacher's outstanding contributions to the profession and his or her students. The Teacher Excellence Award provides public recognition on a local and state level through TEEAP and is presented at the annual TEEAP Conference. This year's conference was held on Oct. 18.

In addition, this past spring, Redcay received the 2018-19 International Elementary Teacher Excellence Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) in Atlanta. This teaching award was given for her work with STEM programming and technology at the elementary level. Redcay worked closely with Hempfield School District administrators to pilot a STEM curriculum in second grade.


Eby Inducted Into Honor Society November 2, 2018

Adam Eby of Lancaster was one of 49 students inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the international honor society rewarding scholarship in a student's first collegiate year, during a ceremony held Family Weekend in Peterson Chapel at Elmira College.

Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois with the goal of encouraging and rewarding academic excellence among full-time, first-year students in institutions of higher learning. It has established chapters in more than 350 institutions of higher learning in the United States, with Elmira College's chapter established in 1990.


Templeton Earns Academic Honor November 2, 2018

Erin Templeton from Middletown was named to the dean's list for academic excellence in the spring of 2018 at Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.

Students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.60 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.20 are placed on the dean's list.


Arters Earns College Degree November 2, 2018

Alexander Arters graduated cum laude with a degree in health sciences from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., during commencement exercises on Aug. 4.

Arters is a resident of Conestoga.

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