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Student Of The Month Recognized March 19, 2018


Partnership Will Work To Help Cancer Patients Regain Health March 19, 2018

Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz, is now offering recCARES, a 12-week cancer recovery support program sponsored by UPMC Pinnacle, 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz. "If a patient has cancer and goes through chemotherapy, and exercise is recommended as good for him or her, the doctor will decide (whether recCARES is right for the patient)," explained Simon Ababou, fitness director with the Lititz recCenter.

The program seeks to combine physical activity, including low-impact workouts that can encourage healing, with social connections with others who can relate in a setting where the focus is wellness. Participants will be encouraged to set fitness goals and then work at their own pace to reach targets while working with staff members trained to suggest appropriate activities and provide motivation.

Jeanette Barber, who will serve as the recCARES ambassador, is certified by ACE and NETA, both exercise trainers associations. She is certified to work with cancer patients, and she has been a part of the Lititz recCenter team for three years. Barber's professional background includes work in human resources and mental health. She has a passion for working with people in recovery.

The program will include a three-month membership to the Lititz recCenter with a doctor's release saying the patient is allowed to exercise. The program will include group fitness and aquatics classes and personal training. Specific areas of recovery will focus on relieving stress, overcoming fatigue, developing coping skills, increasing flexibility, improving balance, and making positive changes in muscle tone and cardio function.

Two weekly Walk and Talk events on the rec center's indoor track will be offered as well. During the walks, patients may move at their own pace while talking with other participants or the recCARES ambassador. Participants will be able to add weight and stretches to their walk as they feel they are able. Increases in pace and distance may occur as the patient regains strength.

Personal training for participants will include two free training sessions to help set goals and consider wellness options that will help the patient work toward those goals. Optional group fitness classes that patients may choose include low-impact cardio or strength training programs, body and mind classes, aquatics, and spin classes. According to Ababou, the beauty of the program is that it can be tailored to the patient's needs. "Maybe (it's) just a behavior change program that starts them easy," said Ababou, who added that many patients desire a body and mind program like yoga or tai chi to help with stress release after completing cancer treatment. He added that more rigorous workouts will also be available. "(Offerings may include) walking, cycling, or maybe aquatic (classes)," he said.

Ababou has worked with cancer patients in the past, and he has seen firsthand how similar programs can benefit patients. "It was by baby steps, but one woman ran a marathon," noted Ababou. "She needed a goal, and she had run a 5K." Ababou explained that the woman was looking for a program that would keep her working out steadily for seven to eight months. "She decided to run a marathon, and she did it," he said.

Readers who would like to learn more about the program may email or or call 717-626-5096, ext. 239.


Fair To Discuss "All Things Home" March 17, 2018

"This event truly is a one-stop shop for anything related to purchasing or maintaining a home, and this year, we've incorporated a renters' segment, as well as invited some nonprofits that specialize in promoting livability in Lancaster County," said AJ Eckman, co-chair of the All Things Home Fair that Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) will hold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster. "Having all the players at the table is important when investing in something as big as a home, and we want attendees to feel engaged," he added.

The topics planned for the event are based on what the organizational committee feels people need.

"Many people want to buy a home, but maybe their credit is not quite there to be able to purchase, so that topic will be covered by a representative of Tabor Community Services," remarked co-chair Carole Kirchner. "'Ten Secrets to Homebuying' will educate people on the process and things to prepare for. 'How to Become a Real Estate Investor' was chosen because we also want to reach people who have an interest in being a landlord and building wealth through owning real estate."

The various sessions will be taught by LHOP staff members and industry professionals. Additionally, attendees will be able to meet representatives from a variety of home-related businesses, including mortgage lenders, banks, attorneys, home inspectors, home security firms, pest control companies, real estate companies, rental companies, and insurance brokers.

"My goal is for people attending to realize that many of these vendors are here to help you," Kirchner commented. "If you want to become a homeowner, we can help you achieve that dream and provide you with the information to start that process. Never be afraid to ask for help."

Helping with housing is LHOP's purpose. LHOP director of development Laurie Moir noted that the organization's mission is to cultivate partnerships and resources to increase the availability of quality, fair, and affordable housing throughout Lancaster County. LHOP offers monthly classes in English and Spanish to help folks gain an in-depth understanding of the homebuying process. It also offers down payment assistance to first-time home buyers and aims to empower residents who rent their homes. Additionally, LHOP offers loans for the purchase and rehabilitation of blighted properties into affordable housing, and it has facilitated county-wide housing studies and promoted the urgent need for quality affordable housing.

"LHOP is dedicated to the belief that all families deserve a quality, affordable home, either to purchase or rent, with a continuum of choices in housing sizes, types, locations, and prices," Moir said.

Everyone is welcome to attend the All Things Home Fair free of charge. Attendees may enter to win door prizes, such as a drill, gift cards for groceries and local restaurants, and event tickets. Aspects of the fair will be offered in Spanish as well as English.

For more information about the All Things Home Fair, readers may call LHOP at 717-291-9945, email, or visit


Raasch, Lynam Place in PIAA Swimming March 16, 2018

Most freshman athletes spend their first varsity season learning the ropes, but Conestoga Valley's (CV) Karli Raasch broke the mold, as well as multiple records, in her first season on the varsity Buckskin swim team. Capping her debut season with a trip to Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium for the PIAA state tournament last Wednesday and Thursday, Raasch competed in the 200 IM, where she produced a personal best time and a new school record with a time of 2:05.58, good enough for a 12th place overall finish.

Junior Nick Lynam also represented CV at states, competing in two events. Lynam cracked the top 10 in the 200 free with another school record of 1:40.89 to secure the 10th-place spot. In his second event, the 500 free, Lynam once again made school history, cruising into ninth place with a personal and school record time of 4:33.88.


Basketball duo and brothers Logan and Austin Monroe were each named to the L-L League Section One all-star second team. L. Monroe was CV's top scorer, netting a season total of 374, for an average of 16 points per game. A. Monroe collected the Bucks' second-highest total of 282, averaging 12 PPG.

Even while battling a late-season injury, Kenzie Reed's season-long efforts were recognized by the league, and Reed was named to Section One's first team all-star roster. Reed led the Lady Bucks with a game average of 15 points.


Potpie Supper To Support Mission Team March 16, 2018

Few foods represent Lancaster County's rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage as well as chicken potpie, and folks at Ruhl's United Methodist Church (UMC) have been serving up the entree in style at an annual fundraiser for several years. "We use only homemade ingredients for the potpie, which makes it so delicious," noted church member Gail Ruhl.

This year, Ruhl's UMC will host its annual all-you-can-eat chicken potpie dinner on Saturday, March 24, at the church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, from 4 to 7 p.m. or until sold out. In addition to chicken potpie, the menu will include green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, beverages, and homemade desserts. Separate prices have been set for adults and for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and under may eat for free. Quarts of potpie will also be available for a set price for takeout.

Proceeds from the meal will support the Ruhl's UMC mission team that will be traveling to serve in Lumberton, N.C., from Saturday, June 16, to Saturday, June 23. While in Lumberton, which is located in Robeson County, the crew will be helping flood victims with home repairs and cleanup.

"This will be our second year in the same location," shared Gail. "Initially we decided on this area of the country because a member of our congregation was originally from Lumberton. We decided to return to the same location this year because so many families are still in need of help."

All of the mission team members will be helping with the potpie dinner, including setting up, assisting with preparation, serving, or cleaning up. Curt Diffenderfer has been the head chef cooking up the potpie since the first fundraiser was held five years ago. According to Gail, last year's chicken potpie dinner was a success, with approximately 180 attendees.

"Our potpie dinner is a great place for food and fellowship. We hope that everyone in the community feels welcome to join us for this meal," Gail stated.

The chicken potpie dinner is one of the group's largest fundraisers for the trip, Gail said. The team will also host a strawberry and waffle breakfast on Saturday, May 5, to help defray costs for the mission trip. Mission team members will be on hand at each of the fundraising events to answer any questions people may have regarding details of past or future trips.

For more information about the dinner or Ruhl's UMC, readers may visit or call Chuck and Gail Ruhl at 717-665-3018.


Donations Needed For Book Sale March 16, 2018

Penn Manor Marching Unit is seeking donations for its annual book sale. Donations will be accepted on Thursdays, March 29, April 5 and April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the band entrance of Penn Manor High School, 100 E. Cottage Ave., Millersville. Volunteers will be on hand to unload donations.

The marching band will accept gently used books, games, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs.


Library Slates Schedule March 16, 2018

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, has posted its schedule. Unless otherwise noted, the programs require registration. For details and registration, readers may visit and click on the Event Calendar.

The Artemis Starship Simulation computer game will return from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, for another galactic adventure with presenters Jeff Cothren and Brian Blahusch. The library program is for children age 8 and older, but teenagers and adults are welcome as well. Children under age 12 will need an adult in the building. For details, readers may call Rita Hunt-Smith at 717-533-6555, ext. 3708.

Harry Potter Trivia will be held on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. The program is appropriate for all ages. The focus of the event is based on everyone having fun, sharing laughter and music. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. For more details, readers may contact Leigh-Anne Dornberger at

The performance class of the Gamut Theatre Academy will present "Once Upon a Time" on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The production, a collection of famous fairy tale scenes, is geared toward children age 4 and older and their families. Registration is not required.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 1, in observance of Easter. In addition, the library will be closed until noon on Friday, April 20, for a staff in-service.

The library will celebrate National Library Week from Sunday, April 8, through Saturday, April 14, with the theme "Libraries Lead." Registration is not required for most programs. To learn more, readers may visit or call 717-533-6555.

On April 8 at 2 p.m., the Friends' 20th annual guest author visit will feature the prize-winning author Hillary Jordan. On Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., children's author and illustrator Patricia Polacco will visit the library.

Lights Camera, Action! - the Friends' sixth annual Student Film Festival - will take place on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Winning short films will be screened, and awards will be presented. Film submissions for review will be accepted until April 1. For details, readers may contact Steve Ballard at 717-982-2506 or

"Losing a Child: Remembering Lives Lost That Mattered" Sharing Circle and Poetry Reading will be presented by poet Laura Cini English, who will read from her new collection, "Graves Too Small to Be Red." The program will begin at 2 p.m. on April 29.

Story Time for Grown-Ups will take place on Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m.

Second Saturday will be held at 1:30 p.m. on April 14. The program will include stories and themed activities in a fun learning environment.

The library will offer a wide range of Adult Enrichment Classes in April, including a Fused Glass Class, a Processing Your Images Class, a Developing Your Story Class, and a Nature Study Class. For dates, class details, and registration, readers may visit the library's website or pick up a registration form at the library.


SVCC Announces Taste Of River Towns March 16, 2018

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCC) serves an area with a vibrant food scene, and the annual Taste of River Towns event is a wonderful way to showcase some of the restaurants, caterers, and specialty food shops in the Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville region.

The community is invited to attend Taste of River Towns on Sunday, April 8, at St. John's Herr Estate, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia. Folks may drop in between 4 and 6:30 p.m. to sample a range of entrees, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages from a variety of area businesses. Vendors will line the dining hall, and additional seating will be available in the chapel and the recreation room.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting the SVCC Visitor Center, 445 Linden St., Columbia. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door if the event does not sell out beforehand. Updates will be posted on the "SVCC: Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center" Facebook page.

"This is a great way for guests to experience some of the local cuisine and restaurants that they may not be familiar with or enjoy some of their favorites," remarked SVCC event coordinator Ashley Beshore.

Beshore said that at least three new vendors are set to participate, as well as several returning favorites. Attendees will leave with a goodie bag including specialty popcorn from a Wrightsville-based business, as well as coupons from other local establishments.

Proceeds from Taste of River Towns benefit the SVCC and Visitors Center.

For more information, readers may email or call 717-684-5249. Additional vendors interested in participating are also welcome to contact SVCC.


GEARS Posts Schedule March 16, 2018

GEARS has posted several upcoming programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register, readers may visit or call 717-367-0355.

Strictly Skills Basketball Clinic, for boys and girls in grades four to six, will be offered at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown, on Tuesdays, March 27 to May 1, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Each clinic will incorporate a variety of basketball-specific skill stations, fun games, and game play. Details are available at

A four-hour AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program for people age 50 and up who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course will be offered on March 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The course will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in Pennsylvania. All participants must bring a valid Pennsylvania driver's license and evidence of previous course completion to receive the certificate. Registration is required, and there is a discount for AARP members.

POUND, a cardio jam session that utilizes lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercise, will be taught by certified instructor Courtney Lesnick on Tuesdays, March 27 to May 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall gym at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The full-body workout, for people age 14 and up, combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Participants should bring a yoga mat.

Power Yoga will be offered for people age 16 and up on Tuesdays, March 27 to May 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Carpenter Chapel at Masonic Village. The class, for beginner and advanced yoga students, will focus on strength, balance, and flexibility through sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance poses, and intense relaxation.


Environmental Center Sets Programs March 16, 2018

Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, has posted upcoming events. Participants should meet at the Environmental Center. Preregistration is required by emailing or calling 717-964-3808 and including a name and phone number in case the program is canceled.

On Saturday, March 24, Intro to Nature Journaling will take place at 1 p.m. The event will aim to help participants draw closer to nature by drawing what they see. The event is not an art class but rather a way to see nature.

The Golden Eagle Hikers will hike for 2 or 3 miles on Sunday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. Individuals over age 50 are invited.


Library Sets Genealogy Program March 16, 2018

The Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, invites the community to attend Genealogy 101, this month's Lifelong Learners Program, on Monday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Phil Crncovich from the Library System of Lancaster County will share about the genealogy resources available through the Library System and will offer basic tips on starting a genealogy journey.

Readers may call the library at 717-653-1510 or visit to register for this program and for more information.


Parks Department Posts Programs March 16, 2018

The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer programs to the community. Unless otherwise noted, there is a fee to take part in the programs, and programs will take place at the Environmental Center in Lancaster County Central Park, 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster. To register, readers may call 717-295-2055. Registration and prepayment is required by noon on the business day before the event unless noted otherwise.

March Winds Bring ... Kites! will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Environmental Center. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will assist as participants of all ages assemble, personalize, and test-fly simple sled kites. The registration deadline is noon on Thursday, March 22.

The Spring Hike Series, a four-hike series celebrating the parks of Lancaster County, will be led by naturalist Ann Strauss for people age 8 and up. Individuals may register for the full series or for individual hikes.

The series will begin with a hike at Speedwell Forge County Park, 480 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, on Sunday, March 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Hikers age 8 and up will cover a 2-mile loop trail through a wooded ravine that looks down upon the Hammer Creek. The hike is moderately difficult with a few steep sections, but the trail itself is well maintained and easy to walk.

The series will continue in Lancaster County Central Park on Sunday, April 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Starting from the parking lot at Pavilion 22, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, hikers will follow a loop trail. The first half of this trail is moderately challenging, and the second half is easy.

Munchkin Science, for children ages 3 to 5 with parents, is offered at the Environmental Center on Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. The topic on March 27 will be Eating and Taking Care of Your Body. Strauss will lead the session, which will include a basic overview of the digestive system, taste tests, and an experiment to highlight the importance of dental hygiene.


Classes Slated For Lifelong Learners March 16, 2018

The Millersville University Lifelong Learning Institute will offer classes for adults at the Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster. The adult learning series will begin classes the week of Monday, March 26. Popular courses include Astronomy, Spanish I, Accessing Social Media, Creative Writing, and Mah-Jongg.

To register, readers may call 717-871-7171 or visit Payment is due the first day of class. For more information, readers may email


Professor Receives Ranck Prize March 16, 2018

Dr. April Kelly-Woessner, Elizabethtown College professor of political science and chair of the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Legal Studies, is the first recipient of the Ranck Prize after receiving nominations submitted by faculty peers.

Kelly-Woessner will deliver a Faculty Scholarship Lecture at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in the High Library at the college, 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown. Her talk is titled "The Role of the Public Intellectual in the Era of Fake News, Misinformation, and Partisan Bias."

The free lecture is open to the public. Kelly-Woessner also will be recognized in the 2018 commencement program and 2018 convocation.


Solanco Recognizes Students March 16, 2018

Solanco High School recently recognized students on the 4.0 honor roll.

Seniors named to the list include Morgan Armstrong, Andra Beiler, Jada Brown, Eniyah Brown-Moore, Harleigh Church, Jenna Coleman, Audrey Crandall, Alexis Jackson, Katelyn Landis, Kexin Liu, Allison McDowell, Emily Mellinger, Xiao Moore, Eric Moyer, Abigail Nelson, Colton Peters, Sophie Plechner, Timothy Schmitt, Emma Sensenig, Abigail Stull, Dylon Sturgill, and Jacob Zook.

Juniors who earned the honor include Alta Brandenberger, Aleksa Burger, Angel Daniel-Morales, Timothy Fetterman, Madison Findley, Alyson Glick, Gabriella Griffonetti, Joshua Herr, Patrick Hodgson, Corey Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Julianna King, Grace Kreider, Dana Landis, Rachel McLaren, Jackson Richards, Faith Rineer, Katelyn Sheaffer, Brooke Wheeler, Jadan Willis, Logan Yaletchko, and Elsie Zaborskiy.

Students in 10th grade who received recognition include Caroline Arrowsmith, Julia Bare, Michaela Brenneman, Mackenzie Britigan, Luke Brown, Hailey Clark, Brandon Daniel-Morales, Gabrielle Dolan, Jenna Dombach, Nathan Eller, Alexandra Glomb, Michael Hertzler, Chesley Ledesma, Lay La Ly, Natalie Mohler, Ilynd Rapant, and Jessica Richardson.

Ninth-graders on the list include Kendell Beiler, Sidney Beyer, Jenna Brown, Andrew Craig, Emma Curtis, Cheyanne Cutler, Danielle Drumm, Jadan Forren, Holland Hatch, Jackson Hazell, Emily Herr, Rayna Johnston, Elaina Kreider, Adam Lisinski, Kayla McCauley, Dylan McLimans, Jessica Mendenhall, Matthew Mentz, Nathan Miller, Christopher Natale, Faith Redcay, Jordan Rush, Holly Sensenig, Colesen Sheaffer, Mylee Smith, Hannah Soulliard, James Sprout, James Steffy, Nicole Trout, Dwaine Watterson, Kaley Wilson, and Lance Workman.


Distinguished Honors Posted March 16, 2018

Solanco High School recently announced its distinguished honor roll. Students in grades nine through 12 were recognized for their academic achievements.

Seniors named to the distinguished honor roll include Sean Anderson, Autumn Aukamp, Reid Balliet, Jason Boyle, Thomas Broomell, Ian Brown, Aaron Constein, Anna Cooney, Paige Crawford, Stephanie Golden, Jewelya Harper, Jordyn Herman, Alicia Hertzler, Kyle Johnson, Lindsey Lane, William Lehmann, Damian Martinez, Elizabeth Mowrer, Austin Peinhardt, William Phipps, Braden Redcay, Zachary Roten, Jonathon Rush, David Simms, Joanna Smith, Hannah Snyder, Christian Stead, Sarah Sweda, and McKinzie Wilson.

Students in grade 11 placed on the distinguished honor roll are Tyler Allen, Molly Baber, Jessica Cabrera, Joshua Canale, Lana Carter, Morgan Chapman, Reece Curry-Saner, Brianna Davis, Perez Diaz, Rachel Eckman, Alyson Eldridge, Georgia Ewing, Mackenzie Gladfelter, Zoe Goebel, Cheyanne Hall, David Harvey, Laura Haywood, Noah Huyett, Eliyah Kraynak, Jason Lane, Brianna Langley, Natalie Lasko, Victoria Lawson, Kayla Lewis, Montana Lockhart, David Matos, Vanessa McCauley, Kara McClune, Joel McGuire, Hannah McNamee, Troyana Miller, Guadalupe Montes, Kyle Osborne, Hanna Phillips, Jenna Phillips, Jillian Quickel, Diana Quintino-Romero, Aubree Roop, Noelle Schneider, Gabrielle Sheets, Sophia Spero, Austin Stanton, Corey Stively, Andrew Stocker, Olivia Stoltzfus, Skyla Townsley, Hannah Wheeler, Zachary Wiker, Henry Woy, and Alexander Wright.

Sophomores named to the distinguished honor roll include Colin Althoff, Jenna Bleacher, Alexander Buitron-Zavala, Lillie Church, Perez Diaz, Hope Dosch, Kaitlyn Himelright, Rachel Johnson, Anna Kreider, Nicholas Kretzing, Keirra Laird, Gabriel LaMonaca, Mikayla McCamant, Alyssa Morrison, Logan Peace, Joshua Peinhardt, Elisa Perez, MacKenzie Roth, Joshua Sheets, Cheyanne Shotts, Alyssa Slickers, Jacob Smolik, Hannah Sweda, Reyse Taylor, Emma Urbine, Aidan Ward, Sydney Wolf, and Benjamin Zook.

Students in the freshman class named to the distinguished honor roll are Daniel Althoff, Elizabeth Bailey, Zedekiah Baker, Paige Balliet, Kimberly Beacham, Kayden Bedwell, Danielle Bishop, Lucas Boyd, Norman Brooks, Alexandra Coble, Racheal Cornelius, Moreno Cuamatzi, Wade Davis, Makayla DellaRova, Dominic Flatt, Lauren Fritz, Donald Gilbert, Jackson Houghton, Maranda Johnson, Sean Keller, Gwenyth Kemper, Kara Lane, Andrew Lau, Hailey Lehman, Cody Little, Hunter Mellinger, Colin Moran, James Moran, Morgan Osborne, Molly-Ann Peffer, Greta Plechner, Thomas Pursel, Tristan Rush, Sudarshan Sheets, Mariya Shulhina, Daniel Simms, Mason Simpkins, Brooke Smith, Ryan Smith, Sarah Snyder, Emily Stalfire, Anna Stickler, Mariah Stoltzfus, Paige Stoltzfus, Emily Torrise, Hannah Weicksel, Jarrett Welk, Garrett Worthington, and Lauren Yoder.


Lions Club Sets Egg Hunt March 16, 2018

The Marietta Lions Club will host its 15th annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, rain or shine at the Marietta War Memorial Park. The event will start promptly at 1 p.m., and participants are asked to use North Aaron Avenue to proceed to the egg hunt.

The egg hunt is open to children ages 6 months to 10 years in the Marietta and Maytown areas. Children will be divided into four age groups, with prizes given in each. This year there will be more than 3,500 eggs filled with candy for the children to hunt, with some of the eggs also containing coins or prize-winner announcements.

The Marietta Lions Club has been serving the community for more than 80 years. In addition to the egg hunt, the club maintains the Marietta billboard and community event sign along Route 441, donates to many local organizations, participates in local Memorial Day parades, helps with regular upkeep of the cherry trees on Front Street, donates food and finances to the local food bank, gives an annual citizenship award to a Donegal High School senior, and participates in the Adopt-a-Highway project.

To learn more about the Marietta Lions Club and the Easter egg hunt, readers may call publicity chair Pat Ashcraft at 717-575-7058.


Watershed Alliance Receives Donation March 16, 2018


Students Of The Month Honored March 16, 2018

Each month, Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club recognizes two Manheim Township High School seniors for school and community activities, leadership and academic achievements.

Students of the Month for January were Luke Emge and Katherine Lopez.

Luke is a member of National Honor Society and earned First Honor Roll. He is an All-State quarterback, the Maxwell Football Club 2017 Pennsylvania Player of the Year, and he has been selected to play on the Big 33 all-star Pennsylvania football team. He is also a volunteer with local football and baseball youth camps. Emge has been accepted to Harvard University and will continue his football career.

Katherine's favorite school subjects are psychology, English and history. She is involved with Manheim Township girls soccer, serves as one of the heads of the design committee for Mini-THON and belongs to Rotary's Interact Club. Lopez is a Kidz Klub employee at Universal Athletic. She has also received a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.

Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., at the Lancaster Country Club on New Holland Pike, Lancaster. New members are always welcome. More information is available at


Society Receives Book Donations March 16, 2018

Local author Todd Gontz recently donated several copies of his book, "Operation Cinder," to the East Petersburg Historical Society (EPHS), 6045 Lemon St., East Petersburg. The society is open on first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information about the book, readers may visit

This summer, EPHS will host Civil and Revolutionary War encampments. More information is available by searching for "East Petersburg Historical Society" on Facebook.

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