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Community Yard Sale Planned In East Petersburg May 24, 2018

The East Petersburg Events Committee will host the East Petersburg Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at East Petersburg Community Park on Pine Street. The public is invited.

Individuals and organizations are invited to be vendors at the yard sale. Vendors of crafts, arts, and various products are also welcome. Participants may reserve up to three 10-by-10-foot spaces for a fee per space. Registration is preferred. However, vendors will be able to sign up on the morning of the event with cash only. There are no refunds.

Setup in the park will start no earlier than 7 a.m. Vendors are required to check in with the coordinator at the event. All money from yard space sales will support the free community events in the park. For a registration form, readers may visit www.eastpetersburgday.com and select Community Yard Sale - June 2.

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Session To Highlight Protective Measures May 24, 2018

The Manheim Lions Club invites the community to an informative session focusing on protective measures and emergency planning for schools and community events. George Giangi will present an hour long presentation, "Safety Measures for Events," on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Enck's Catering and Conference Center, 1461 Lancaster Road, Manheim.

The presentation will take into account such areas as threat assessment, access control, protective measures, and emergency planning. It will provide information outlining the planning issues involved in hosting special events in schools, churches, and communities.

Giangi is a consultant with more than 30 years experience in the field of emergency management, business continuity planning, security, counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, workplace violence prevention, and facility vulnerability assessments.

He currently chairs the South Central Counter-Terrorism Task Force Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Subcommittee, conducting facility vulnerability assessments for government and private sector organizations. He has taught a number of security-related classes and was the recipient of the 2011 ASIS Security Professional of the Year recognition.

Those who are planning complex or potentially contentious events requiring coordination of various stakeholders and agencies with different priorities who may not routinely work together are encouraged to attend the session. Seating is limited, and preregistration is required by Friday, June 8, by calling 717-492-4048.

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Volunteers Sought To Help With Camp May 24, 2018

Adult volunteers are sought to assist with Columbia's Edible Classroom Summer Gardening Camp, which will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 4 to Aug. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Park School playground. The camp is filled to capacity, with 50 first- through sixth-graders enrolled.

Volunteers will support camp staff. Three volunteers are needed for each camp day, and interested individuals, including parents of campers, are encouraged to sign up for as many days as they are able.

Volunteers need to have Department of Human Services and FBI clearances, which may be completed at www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/clearancesbackgroundchecks/ or by calling 844-321-2101. Volunteers must complete the application and make an appointment with IdentoGO, 1532 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. The borough will reimburse volunteers who have a valid receipt.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to respond by Friday, June 1, at http://bit.ly/ColumbiaEdibleGardenSignUp.

Columbia's Edible Classroom Summer Gardening Camp is a collaboration of Columbia Borough, Columbia Borough School District, CHI, and other supporters.

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Crabtree Earns Eagle Scout Award May 24, 2018

Ben Crabtree, 17, son of Rebecca and Eric Crabtree of East Hempfield Township was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at the Troop 267 Court of Honor banquet held at the Four Seasons Golf Club on May 15.

Before joining Troop 267, Ben was a Cub Scout with Pack 67 in Centerville, where he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award of Cub Scouting. Ben held the leadership positions of historian, patrol leader, and troop guide with Boy Scout Troop 267. His peers elected him to the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.

For his Eagle project, Ben restored a recreational and educational area on the grounds of Hempfield High School. The project included disposing of dozens of wooden walkways, clearing debris, and removing and replacing new wooden steps into the area. Ben inserted a post to block off an area to be used for scientific field studies.

Ben is a junior at Hempfield High School. In addition to Scouting, Ben plays volleyball for the high school team and also participates in Model United Nations. He is involved in a local robotics team that competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge.

Ben's other interests include history, current events, and jet skiing. His future plans include attending a four-year college to obtain a degree in political science or environmental science.

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Bible Festival Programs Set May 24, 2018

The Bible Festival at Mount Gretna has been in existence for 126 years and will provide a summer of spiritually based music, preaching, and worship from Friday, June 1, to Sunday, Aug. 26. All of the programs of preaching and music will be updated versions of an 1892 vision of summer worship. They will take place at 7 p.m. in the Mount Gretna Tabernacle, located at Third Street and Glossbrenner Avenue on the Campmeeting grounds.

The June Ecumenical Series will feature five pastors from five faith communities speaking on the theme of "God Is..." on Friday evenings in June. Retired Mount Gretna United Methodist Church pastor Jim Goudie will start the series on June 1, when he and Rusty Morgan will present "God Is Surprising."

Three Sunday evenings in June will be devoted to music, with the singers of the Mennonite Children's Choir, the spiritual jazz of the Andy Roberts Quartet, and the harmonies of Silver, Wood, and Ivory.

Among other highlights will be the Massed Choir of 175 voices, the New Holland Band, and the Susquehanna Chorale. Interspersed with the music will be a number of local and nationally known preaching ministers. A Wednesday evening hymn sing is scheduled, and the regular Saturday evening Festival of Bell Choirs will continue. Lancaster's British Brass Band will play in August. The season will close as it has for 25 years - with a performance by QuintEssentially Brass.

The public is invited. There is no admission charge for any of the programs, but a freewill offering will be received.

The Tabernacle may be accessed by turning off Route 117 onto Boulevard to the parking lot adjacent to the Mount Gretna Fire Company.

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Mahoney Earns Eagle Scout Award May 24, 2018

Luca Mahoney, 17, son of James Mahoney and Debra Grove-Mahoney of East Hempfield Township, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He received the Eagle Scout Award at Troop 267's Court of Honor banquet on May 15 at the Four Seasons Golf Club.

Before joining Troop 267, Luca was a Cub Scout with Pack 67 in Centerville, where he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award of Cub Scouting. Luca held the leadership positions of chaplain's aide, patrol leader, senior patrol leader, troop guide and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 267. Luca completed 46 merit badges. His peers elected him to the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. For his Eagle project, Luca planned and led others in the demolition and re-building of wooden covers on a 100-year-old stone fence at the Landis Valley Farm Museum.

Luca is a senior and the valedictorian of his class at Hempfield High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Affairs Committee. He has had the lead roles in the spring musical and dance theater at Hempfield. Luca loves baseball and the Boston Red Sox, as well as playing and watching football, going to the gym, and spending time with his cats.

Luca plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in biomedical engineering.

Troop 267 is sponsored by West Hempfield Fire and Rescue. The troop meets on Wednesdays at 6:45 at the fire hall. For more information, readers may contact scoutmaster267@gmail.com.

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Kniffin Earns Eagle Scout Award May 24, 2018

Tyler Kniffin, 17, son of Richard and Michelle Kniffin of East Hempfield Township, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He received the Eagle Scout Award at the Troop 267 Court of Honor banquet on May 15 at the Four Seasons Golf Club.

Before joining Troop 267, Tyler was a Cub Scout with Pack 67 in Centerville, where he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award of Cub Scouting. Tyler held the leadership positions of den chief, patrol leader, quartermaster, assistant senior patrol leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. His peers elected him to the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. Tyler also attended National Youth Leadership Training and received the Den Chief Service Award. For his Eagle project, Tyler built benches for Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples, Fla., after a hurricane caused damage in 2017.

Tyler is a junior at Hempfield High School. He participates in FIRST Tech Challenge and is captain of the robotics team. He also plays the piano. Tyler plans to attend college to earn a degree in either or both business and engineering.

Troop 267 is sponsored by the West Hempfield Fire and Rescue. The troop meets on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. at the fire hall. For more information, readers may email scoutmaster267@gmail.com.

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Scout Attains Eagle Rank May 24, 2018

Ian Crabtree, 15, son of Rebecca and Eric Crabtree of East Hempfield Township, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at the Troop 267 Court of Honor banquet at the Four Seasons Golf Club on May 15.

Before joining Troop 267, Ian was a Cub Scout with Pack 67 in Centerville, where he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting. Ian held the leadership positions of patrol leader and troop guide. His peers elected him to the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.

For his Eagle project, Ian restored wooden siding and stakes to their original state on the raised garden beds at the Landis Valley Farm Museum. The gardens will be used for the Heirloom Seed Project.

Ian is a sophomore at Hempfield High School. He plays volleyball for the high school team and is a member of the Varsity Club. Ian's other interest include welding, jet skiing, and waterskiing. He plans to attend a four-year college.

Troop 267 is sponsored by the West Hempfield Fire and Rescue. The troop meets on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. at the fire hall. For more information, readers may email scoutmaster267@gmail.com.

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Ashway Earns Eagle Scout May 23, 2018

Barry Ashway was presented his Eagle Scout rank at his Troop 267 Court of Honor banquet held at the Four Seasons Golf Club on May 15. Troop 267 is sponsored by West Hempfield Fire and Rescue.

Before joining Boy Scout Troop 267, Barry was a Webelos Scout with Pack 181 in Ironville. Barry held the positions of Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Troop 267. He was also elected to the Order of the Arrow by his peers which is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.

For his Eagle project, Barry installed 16 trail etiquette markers on the Northwest River Trail in Lancaster County.

Barry is the son of Debbie and Craig Ashway of Columbia and Christin Ashway of Oil City. He is a senior at Hempfield High School, where he has earned honor roll status, and he was a Pennsylvania All-State Rugby selection and Captain of the Hempfield Nightmare Rugby Team. Barry plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to major in safety management.

For more information about Troop 267, readers may contact Scoutmaster267@gmail.com.

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Club Installs New Officers May 23, 2018

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Dinner Raises Funds May 23, 2018

The fourth annual West Chester Beefsteak dinner took place last fall at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester.

One hundred men gathered to enjoy a meal featuring tenderloin steak as well as to raise money for Kasipiti Children's Home, a home for 18 children in Harare, Zimbabwe. Attendees and sponsors donated $13,960 to the cause.

Since it began, the event has raised more than $38,000 for several causes. Details on next year's event will be posted at www.wcbeefsteak.com as they become available.

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QAS Schedules Field Trips May 23, 2018

Quittapahilla Audubon Society (QAS) will offer three special field trip programs in June. The programs are free and open to the public. To register for the field trips, readers may contact Jim Fiorentino at 717-269-0675. For more information, readers may visit www.qasaudubon.org.

On Friday, June 15, a field trip along the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) and Colebrook State Game Land 145 for the observation of resident birds will be held. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at LVRT Colebrook parking lot.

A field trip along the LVRT at the Expo Center for the observation of resident birds will be held on Saturday, June 16. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at LVRT adjacent to the Lebanon Valley Expo Center.

On Sunday, June 17, a field trip at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (MCWMA) for the observation of resident birds via a drive along the tour road will take place. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at MCWMA visitor center parking lot.

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DAR Chapter Hosts Presentation May 23, 2018

The Cornwall Iron Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted a meeting on Feb. 17 in honor of the centennial of World War I. The presentation took place at the South Annville Community Building.

Noted local historian John Maietta presented information on the events that defined the American home front in World War I, focusing on the Lebanon community. Maietta said that when the war began Lebanon held a parade and there was a rush for marriage certificates at the Lebanon County courthouse.

For information about joining the DAR Cornwall Iron Furnace Chapter, readers may visit http://www.cornwallironfurnacedar.org. Membership is open to women age 18 years or older who can prove they are lineal descendants from someone who fought in the American Revolution. Memberships are available regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background.

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Marine Corps League Will Meet May 23, 2018

The Bob Smith Detachment 784 of the Marine Corps League in Hummelstown will meet on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 535 Walnut Ave., Hummelstown.

The organization meets on the second Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome to join.

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Museum Holds Car Show May 23, 2018

Car show season at the AACA Museum Inc. has begun, with the Cars 4 Critters Car Show taking place on May 12.

This year's show expanded to include a variety of makes and models of vehicles, not just exotic sports cars. The show supported Castaway Critters, The James A. Hueholt Memorial Foundation for Animals, a fundraising partner for the event.

The award winners include the Best American Car, Todd Hoover, 2002 Dodge Viper; Best Asian Car, Bryan McCree, 2013 Scion FR-S; Best British Car, Jere Haigh, 2015 Ultima; Best European Car, Terry Brubaker, 2016 Volvo polestar; Best German Car, Daniel Groninger, 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo; Best Italian Car, Rhys Myers, 2006 Lamborghini Spyder; Museum 15th Anniversary Award, Steve Landersman, 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado; People's Choice, John Rinehart, 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS; and Best of Show, Rhys Myers, 2006 Lamborghini Spyder.

Chase, the new K-9 officer from Lower Paxton Township, greeted guests. Castaway Critters was on-site with several dogs that were in search of their forever homes.

Local TV meteorologist Tom Russell served as master of ceremonies, and disc jockey Kyle Atwell played music for the event.

Upcoming car shows will include a car cruise-in with the AACA Hershey Region on Friday, June 1; A Bus Spring Fling on Saturday, June 2; CARnival Car Show and 15th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 16; Buick Club of America Mason-Dixon Chapter on Saturday, June 30; Cadillac and LaSalle Club show on Saturday, July 7; a Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation; Corvair Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 22; and the Matchbox Toy Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 23.

For a full listing, readers may visit www.AACAMuseum.org.

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Yard Sale To Benefit Mission Trip May 23, 2018

Sisters Zoie and Marissa Senn, who are students at Lancaster Bible College, will hold a yard sale at 48 Rabbit Run Lane, Glenmoore, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. The sale will feature hundreds of items, including bikes, antiques, quilts, fashions, jewelry, sports gear, electronics, and a canoe.

The rain-or-shine event will raise funds for a mission trip to assist young children, many of whom are orphaned, at the Ngunyo Care Point in eSwatini (previously called Swaziland) in southern Africa.

The young children often walk 3 or more miles daily to the Ngunyo Care Point for care and love, as well as a meal, which is the only meal of the day most of them receive. Zoie and Marissa have prayed for these children since they learned of their plight several years ago through Calvary Chapel Chester Springs (CCCS). This year, CCCS is sending a mission team to work with the children at the Care Point as well as on home visits, and both Zoie and Marissa will be part of the group.

Each member of the team is raising $2,900 to pay for their travel and expenses. All proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the mission trip.

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Boy Scouts Complete Projects At Schools May 23, 2018

Noah Johnson, Matthew Julian, Dylan Terry and Stephen Marquette, members of Boy Scout Troop 268 in Millersville, all recently completed Eagle Scout projects at Penn Manor elementary schools. The projects helped the Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

Noah built picnic tables for Eshleman Elementary School students to use at recess, and Matthew constructed bins for a new composting program at Conestoga Elementary and helped to rebuild the school's community garden plots. At Central Manor Elementary, Dylan repainted the playground basketball court, and Stephen added a beanbag bull's-eye game to the playground area and cleared overgrown brush from around the property. Both Dylan and Stephen attended Central Manor.

In all the projects, the work was completed at little or no cost to Penn Manor School District, thanks to donated materials and support from PTO groups, individuals and businesses.

The Boy Scouts all attend Penn Manor High School. Noah, Matthew and Dylan are juniors, and Stephen is a sophomore.

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Dial Gauge Testing Events Planned May 23, 2018

A Penn State Extension food preservation consultant will be available to test dial gauges at various locations in Lancaster County during the summer. Dial gauge pressure canners need to be checked for accuracy each year.

The test is free and will only take a few minutes. Only the lid is needed for testing. New canners and new gauges should also be tested. Pressure canners with a weighted gauge do not have to be tested for accuracy, because they cannot go out of calibration.

Free testing will take place on Friday, June 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Weaver's Store, Fivepointville; Thursday, June 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at Good's Store, Schaefferstown, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Good's Store, Ephrata; Friday, June 22, from noon to 3 p.m. at Good's Store, East Earl; and on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at Good's Store, Quarryville.

Dial gauges may also be tested on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 1383 Arcadia Road, Room 140, Lancaster. Readers are asked to call 717-394-6851 to schedule a Wednesday appointment.

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New Date Set For World Night Market May 23, 2018

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), in partnership with the City of Lancaster, will host the World Night Market on Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Binns Park, 100 N. Queen St., Lancaster. The event was rescheduled from May 18.

The outdoor festival is patterned after night markets that originated in Asian cultures. Its focus is to promote the mission and vision of MEDA, a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating business solutions to poverty around the world, and to showcase the cultures, foods, and music of countries in which MEDA works.

Admission to World Night Market is free and open to people of all ages. For more information about World Night Market, readers may visit www.meda.org/wnm.

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Coalition Selects Executive Director May 23, 2018

The Lancaster Safety Coalition recently announced the appointment of Timothy J. Miller as executive director of the organization. Miller will begin his tenure on Monday, June 4.

Miller hails from York County, where most recently he was chief operating officer of Downtown Inc. in York. At the organization, he created and implemented programming to build a safe and more walkable urban center. Projects included installation of new lighting, a public and private security camera partnership, and transportation safety improvements. In Lancaster, Miller will partner with the community to ensure Lancaster's camera system remains an effective tool to create a vibrant city and improve quality of life.

Since the first Lancaster Safety Coalition security camera went live at the corner of King and Lemon streets in 2003, the number of city cameras has been increased to 170. Operators use the cameras for purposes such as spotting individuals in medical distress and helping to ensure the safety of children walking to and from school.

The camera system is community owned, meaning that the Lancaster Safety Coalition relies on financial contributions from individuals and businesses to maintain and operate the cameras. The City of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney have also supported the coalition both financially and in partnership with the shared goal of a vibrant and safe city.

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