Church Posts Schedule August 23, 2017
Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, has posted its schedule of activities.
On Sunday, Sept. 3, there will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. The service will include a message from pastor Jerry Tancredi and the celebration of Holy Communion.
Jaime Frazier, the church's new coordinator of faith development, will be installed during the worship service on Sunday, Sept. 10. Frazier will provide youth and family enrichment opportunities with the purpose of bringing the message of Christ's love into the lives of Centennial's children, youths, and adults.
On Sunday, Sept. 17, Rally Day will kick off the fall programs and will include the dedication of the new church sign. A pancake breakfast will follow the worship service.
The church will hold a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 7 p.m.
All men are invited to a men's breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Food and coffee will be available, and there will be time for topical conversation.
Registration is now open for crafters to reserve tables for the church's 25th annual Christmas Crafts Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11. Registration forms are available by contacting the church office.
Information about the church is available by visiting www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daisy Troop Takes Part In Garden Project August 23, 2017
Despite their young age, members of Daisy Troop 4044 recently learned an important lesson about gardening and feeding the hungry through the troop's first community service project.
The troop, composed of girls ages 5 and 6 who attend Lionville Elementary School (LES), where the troop meets, joined members of the LES Garden Club in its efforts to grow fresh produce for the Chester County Food Bank (CCFB). LES currently has several raised bed gardens located behind the school that are designated as CCFB gleaning gardens.
In April, the Daisies, who at the time were kindergarten students at LES, visited the gardens and planted spring annuals, including marigolds, in the garden bed in order to attract butterflies. They also planted pepper seeds in a different garden bed.
The troop, which formed in September 2016, used a portion of the proceeds from its first Girl Scout Cookie sale for the garden project. "We wanted the girls to decide what to do with their cookie money, and we talked about using the money as a way to give back to the community," explained troop leader Andrea Colleluori, noting that some of the money was saved for patches and events, while some helped to fund a celebratory "bouncy party." "They raised $800, and 10 percent of the money was used for the garden project."
Colleluori noted that the girls sold between 200 and 250 boxes of cookies during their inaugural cookie sale. "(They manned) two or three cookie booths," she added. "I wanted them to get a taste of cookie sales."
The troop members returned to the gleaning gardens in June and helped to pick vegetables. "We got to harvest radishes, kale and collard greens, and we got to try the radishes," Colleluori said. The girls plan to return for fall harvesting in October, at which time they are also scheduled to pay a visit to the CCFB.
"This (project) was an introduction (to community service)," Colleluori explained. "We wanted to give back to the community because that is what Girl Scouts is all about."
The girls left a permanent marker of their project in the form of a heart-shaped garden stone, which is etched with all their names. The stone was placed in the butterfly bed. "They can come back and see something tangible and be able to say 'I helped with this,'" said Colleluori.
The troop members are now first-grade students at LES. Colleluori noted that when they get to second grade, they will advance to Brownies.
Church To Host Musical Duo August 23, 2017
St. Paul United Church of Christ, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, will host a performance by Ron and Eileen Druck on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 10:15 a.m. The Drucks share the Gospel through Southern and country gospel music.
For more information, call pastor Martha Boyer at 717-858-2991.
Auxiliary Plans Car Show August 23, 2017
Austin L. Grove Post 403 American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a Veteran Support Service Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at the Post, 4035 Manchester St., Glen Rock. In the case of rain, the event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15.
The purpose of the event is to assist local veterans and others in receiving the help they need. Approximately 10 to 12 veteran service organizations will be represented, including the recorder of deeds for DD 214 recording, groups offering financial assistance for veterans and their families, groups that provide service dogs for veterans, and organizations that provide assistance for people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse or who have criminal records.
Admission is free, and it is free to register a vehicle for the car show. Food will be available.
To preregister and for more details, readers may contact Sharon Krout at 717-235-5157 or email@example.com.
Committee Establishes Scholarship August 23, 2017
The Dallastown Foundation Scholarship Committee unanimously approved the establishment of the Michael A. Brenneman Memorial Scholarship at the committee's Aug. 9 meeting. The scholarship is intended to honor Michael A. Brenneman, who fought a 19-month battle with brain cancer. Brenneman was a 1980 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and received an associate degree in computer-aided drafting from York Technical Institute. His working career included long-term employment at AMP and Hartman Concrete Inc., where he worked alongside his extended family.
Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to a Dallastown student who has demonstrated strong academic performance; school, community, and charitable involvement; and skill enrichment and work experience in accordance with the objective criteria of the committee. Additionally, the recipient will plan to pursue further education in a construction-related field or in engineering.
Hartman Concrete Inc. has established the scholarship in Brenneman's name and has opened it to additional donations.
Any questions with regard to the scholarship may be directed to Jeff Rehmeyer, counsel for the committee, at 717-848-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legion Plans To Encourage Troops August 23, 2017
The Stewartstown American Legion Auxiliary Unit 455 wants to recognize and send encouragement to local men and women currently serving in the military.
Individuals who would like to include a loved one or friend currently serving may contact Maureen Fromm at 717-993-8348.
Senior Center Posts Schedule August 23, 2017
The Delta Area Senior Center, located in the Peach Bottom Recreation Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta, has announced its schedule. Any Pennsylvania resident age 60 or older is welcome to participate in the activities. Wii games, free WiFi, and walking are available on weekdays. A hot lunch is available at noon on Mondays through Fridays for a donation, and individuals must sign up two business days in advance. To contact the senior center, readers may call 717-456-5753.
Giveaway Day will be Wednesday, Aug. 30. Everyone who eats lunch at the senior center will receive an ice cream sundae bar and will be entered into a drawing for 10 door prizes. The regular bowling group will go to Lion Lanes in Red Lion to bowl three games starting at 9 a.m. Puzzle challenges will take place in the gym at 12:45 p.m. During Linda Lighty's class at 1 p.m., participants will paint on slate. Signup is required.
On Thursday, Aug. 31, the second part of the "Framed Initial" craft program will begin at 9:30 a.m. Other activities will include Sequence at 9:45 a.m., a musical program by the Three Jolly Horsemen from Equine Meadows at 11 a.m., and pinochle and scrabble at 1 p.m.
Along with the usual Tuesday activities of bingo and pickleball, creative writing will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 1:15 p.m. No experience is necessary, and all seniors are invited. Pickleball will be played in the gym at the senior center.
A group from the Belmont Theatre, formerly York Little Theatre, will present a program on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Chef Marty will present a cooking demonstration, including samples, on Friday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m.
Senior Center Posts Activities August 23, 2017
Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will offer a variety of activities for seniors. For additional information, readers may call 717-993-3488 or visit www.stewsenior.org.
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, Barb's aerobics will be held in the Community Building. Mary Ellen will teach her ceramics class in the morning. Wii and table games will be available throughout the day. The bridge group will meet at noon.
On Thursday, Aug. 31, Barb's aerobics class will meet in the Community Building. Chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. A nurse will be available in the morning to check blood pressures and weights. Various table games will be available throughout the day. At noon, the art class will begin, and Hand and Foot will be played.
On Friday, Sept. 1, September activity schedules will be available. The senior center will host an end-of-summer picnic, including entertainment by Wendell Pell, and hot dogs grilled by Joann.
September is also Senior Center Month, and the theme is "Masters of Aging - Empower, Enlighten, Engage, and Enrich." Local seniors are invited to stop by the senior center and learn about the activities it offers. The senior center is seeking fresh ideas for activities.
On Monday, Sept. 4, the senior center will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. The watercolor art class will begin at 9:15 a.m., and the beginner art class will begin at 12:30 p.m. Individuals may call the senior center to register. Also on Sept. 5, the center will celebrate the September birthdays. Table games will be available throughout the day, and the pinochle players will meet after lunch.
Senior Center Posts Events August 23, 2017
September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted several events. All York County residents age 60 and up are invited to take part in the senior center's activities. The air-conditioned facility is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors may register for a free lunch at the center.
September House will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4.
Linda will give free haircuts from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The movie "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" will be shown at 1 p.m. A woodburning workshop will be offered on Friday, and individuals may work on their projects or receive help.
The senior center also has games, Wii, puzzles, chess, pinochle, crafts, and more available each day. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, free bingo starts at 12:45 p.m., and everyone wins a prize.
On Wednesdays, doors open to everyone at 5 p.m. for cash bingo, which is a fundraiser. Food and beverages are offered for sale, and all proceeds benefit the seniors at September House.
Cub Scouts Post Signup Events August 23, 2017
The Indian Rock District of the New Birth of Freedom Boy Scout Council has scheduled its Cub Scout signup nights. Cub Scouting offers boys in kindergarten to fifth grade opportunities to have fun and grow as individuals by learning new things, mastering new skills, gaining self-confidence, and developing strong friendships.
Signups will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The events are as follows.
Dallastown: Dallastown Elementary, 105 S. Charles St., Dallastown, Packs 40, 43, and 180, Tuesday, Sept. 12; Leaders Heights Elementary, 49 Indian Rock Dam Road, York, Packs 50 and 180, Wednesday, Sept. 13; Ore Valley Elementary, 2620 Springwood Road, York, Packs 40, 43, and 50, Thursday, Sept. 14; and York Township Elementary, 2500 S. Queen St., York, Packs 40, 43, 50, 155, and 180, Sept. 14.
Red Lion: Fairmount Park, Boundary Avenue, Pack 28, Sept. 14, and Chapel Church, 3050 Cape Horn Road, Pack 155, Saturday, Sept. 9, noon to 3 p.m.
South Eastern: Fawn Area Elementary, 504 Main St., Fawn Grove, Pack 83, Monday, Sept. 11, and Stewartstown Elementary, 17945 Barrens Road North, Stewartstown, Pack 156, Sept. 12.
Southern York County: Friendship Elementary, 3457 Sticks Road, Glen Rock, Pack 48, Sept. 13; Shrewsbury Elementary, 331 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, Pack 90, Sept. 13; and Southern Elementary, 3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock, Packs 24, 48, and 90, Sept. 13.
York Suburban: Indian Rock Elementary, 1500 Indian Rock Dam Road, York, Pack 37, Sept. 14; Valley View Elementary, 850 Southern Road, York, Pack 37, Sept. 12; and Yorkshire Elementary, 295 Mills St., York, Pack 20, Sept. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. East York students are invited to attend the event at Yorkshire Elementary.
Anyone who cannot attend an event may obtain more information by visiting www.beascout.org.
Solanco Welcomes, Honors Teachers August 23, 2017
Solanco High School has announced its 2017-18 staffing changes and the recently honored Distinguished Teachers.
A host of new staff members greeted students when they returned to school in Solanco School District on Aug. 28.
The new elementary school teachers are as follows: Phoebe Bender, art, Bart-Colerain; Evan Belczyk, physical education, Bart-Colerain and Providence; Tara Cloud, speech therapist, Providence; Aaren Davis, kindergarten, Providence; Amy Hornberger, second grade, Clermont; Tabitha Hushon, third grade, Clermont; Sarah Kratz, third grade, Clermont; Shannon Kreider, second grade, Providence; Melissa Sattazahn, librarian, Bart-Colerain and Providence; Cortney Shirey, fifth grade, Clermont; Ashley Sipe, kindergarten, Quarryville; Sara Thomas, librarian, Clermont; Mollie Truitt, school nurse, Providence and Quarryville, along with Smith Middle School; Erica Ware, counselor, Bart-Colerain and Providence; and Jaclyn Whittaker, kindergarten, Bart-Colerain and Clermont. Belczyk is a graduate of Solanco High School. Cloud began teaching in Solanco in January.
Smith Middle School welcomed art teacher Lindsey Barker and seventh-grade LEAD teacher Danielle Croft. Swift Middle School added learning support teacher G. Nicole Domaracki and seventh-grade social studies teacher Ethan Martin.
The following individuals are new to the high school: Ted Barron, learning support; John Biles, American literature, public speaking, and acting; Johanna Jurisson, Spanish; Charleton King, physics and forensic science; Michael Miller, social studies and English; Sarah Musselman, math; and Dane Jester, school psychologist at the high school, Swift Middle School, and Bart-Colerain Elementary. Musselman began teaching in Solanco in January. Jurisson is a graduate of Solanco High School.
Also, familiar staff have taken on positions in different schools. At the high school, Tim Glackin is now an English Language Learner teacher and formerly taught social studies. High school social studies teacher Mike Hammel was formerly the teacher of the gifted.
At Clermont, Billie Corbin has become a special education teacher after having taught second grade. Lauren Byerly, a kindergarten teacher at Clermont, now additionally teaches kindergarten at Bart-Colerain.
The following individuals took on the same roles at different schools: art teacher Kesse Humphreys transferred to Solanco High School from Smith Middle School; reading specialist Alison McPherson, to Clermont Elementary from Swift Middle School; reading specialist Emily Ritholz, to Bart-Colerain Elementary School from Smith Middle School; and librarian Katrina Snyder, to Quarryville Elementary School from Bart-Colerain and Providence elementary schools.
Solanco School District also announced that it recently inducted teachers Stephanie Wood, Caley Roark and Leslie McRobbie into the district's Distinguished Teacher program. The Distinguished Teacher Award honors a teacher's instructional excellence, extraordinary success working with students, and professional leadership. Wood, Roark and McRobbie were announced as Distinguished Teachers in the spring, and they officially received their awards at the school board meeting on Aug. 21.
Wood is an English teacher at Swift Middle School. She is a 2000 Solanco High School graduate and a Millersville University graduate. She became a teacher at Solanco in 2008, after teaching at Pequea Valley and Cocalico high schools. At Solanco, she has taught at the high school and both middle schools. Wood earned a master's degree in educational leadership and strategies from Wilkes University and is currently enrolled in a reading specialist program at Millersville University.
Roark is Solanco High School's teacher of the gifted. Roark has been a teacher for 16 years, including 13 at Solanco. He graduated from Solanco in 1997 and earned a bachelor's degree in music education from West Chester University, a master's degree in sports management and education at Millersville University, and a certificate in gifted education from the University of Connecticut.
Leslie McRobbie is the lead teacher in Solanco High School's English department. She also created and operates Renee's Closet and Dapper Dan's at the high school, a service that provides free formal wear for students for homecoming, prom and other events. Prior to being hired by the district in 2007, she was a student teacher at Solanco, and she earned a bachelor's degree in education at Millersville University. She received a master's degree in education from Walden University.
Teachers new to Solanco School District for the 2017-18 school year were in attendance for the induction of Distinguished Teachers at the school board meeting. Distinguished Teacher honorees serve in various types of mentorship roles for young and new instructors.
The Distinguished Teacher Award winners each received a Solanco jacket, and their portraits will be displayed in the Solanco Administrative Office.
Senior Center Posts Genealogy Program August 23, 2017
Windy Hill on the Campus senior center, 1472 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove, will offer a weekly Genealogy Program from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning on Sept. 6. The class will be taught be Spring Grove resident Lars Lovegren, who has been doing genealogy for more than 25 years. Lovegren spends several hours every day adding to his family tree.
In the first Genealogy Program session, members will learn what information about their grandparents may be available online. Members are asked to bring a laptop or an electronic tablet, with laptops preferred.
The program is free and open to older adults age 60 and up. Registration is required. To register and for more information, contact the senior center at 717-225-0733.
Park Concert Series To Conclude August 23, 2017
The Huffnagle Park Concert Series will conclude with a concert by Temple Avenue, a local swing and jazz band, on Saturday, Sept. 2. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Huffnagle Park, Oak Lane, Quarryville. In the case of rain, the concert will move to Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 S. Hess St., Quarryville.
The concert is free and open to the public. For details, readers may visit www.facebook.com/huffnagleparkconcerts.
Free Computer Classes Posted August 23, 2017
Free computer classes will be offered at the Yorktown Senior Center, 509 Pacific Ave., York. The center has new computers, and classes will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Seniors are also invited to remain after the class to enjoy a free lunch.
For more information, readers may call the center at 717-854-0693.
Center To Hold Sub Sale August 23, 2017
Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will host a sub sale on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Sept. 13, and will be ready for pickup by 10 a.m. on Sept. 27.
Options include American, Italian, and turkey subs, and subs will be made using fresh meats in the morning on Sept. 27. Orders may be placed by calling 717-993-3488.
Senior Center Week Planned August 23, 2017
Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will celebrate National Senior Center Month with a special Senior Center Week from Monday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 16. Local seniors are invited to participate.
On Monday, seniors will meet for breakfast at a local restaurant. Grandparents Day will be celebrated, and seniors are encouraged to bring photos of their grandchildren to share with others. Fair Day will take place on Wednesday and will feature food and games. Individuals who have an item, such as baked goods or a craft, that they would like to enter in the fair may bring it on Wednesday.
Becky will give chair massages for a fee on Thursday. On Friday, the center will recognize National Advocacy Day with a talk on the importance of senior centers by Kristin Hill. On Saturday, the center will participate in the borough-wide yard sale, selling donated items, baked goods, and other refreshments.
For further information, readers may call 717-993-3488.