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District Receives Donation November 12, 2018


Teacher Receives Grant November 9, 2018

Landisville Education Center science teacher Kerry Bolton was recently awarded a grant from the Hempfield Foundation, totaling nearly $1,000, to implement a student water testing program through GLOBE, a worldwide hands-on environmental science and education program.

At several key points throughout the school year, students are scheduled to complete water tests on the stream that runs next to the Landisville Middle School and Landisville Intermediate Center. They will record, assemble, analyze, and report their findings to their GLOBE research team, which includes research scientists. They will also deliver a presentation of their GLOBE activity and findings at an end-of-year celebration. The goals of this program are for students to enhance their environmental awareness, contribute to a larger scientific understanding of the Earth, and reach higher levels of achievement in science and mathematics.


Post 329 Donates To First Responders November 9, 2018

On Nov. 3, American Legion Post 329 honored Elizabethtown's first responders from Northwest EMS, Elizabethtown Borough Police Department, and Northwest Regional Police Department as part of its annual Customer Appreciation Day event. American Legion Post 329, the Sons of the American Legion Post 329, and the Auxiliary of Post 329 worked as a team and jointly presented donations to each of the groups for a combined total of $20,868.

Representatives of the groups that were in attendance included Scott A. Kingsboro, executive director of Northwest EMS; Edward M. Cunningham, Elizabethtown Borough Chief of Police; and Chief of Police Mark E. Mayberry, Officer Tyler R. Seidel, and K-9 Arlo of the Northwest Regional Police Department.

Representatives of the American Legion that were in attendance included Paul L. Rettew Jr., commander of Post 329; Trish Catalfano, Post 329 canteen manager; Bonnie Malone and Anita Sanford, Post 329 Auxiliary members; and Gerald L. Freeman, squadron commander of Post 329's Sons of the American Legion.

The donated funds will be utilized to purchase bulletproof vests for the personnel of Northwest EMS, replace Elizabethtown Borough Police Department's trailer containing the sign that depicts vehicles' current speeds, and help defray training and other expenses related to the K-9 Arlo project of the Northwest Regional Police Department.


Woman's Club Honors Student November 9, 2018

Nishant Balepur was selected by the English as a Second Language (ESL)/World Languages Department at Hempfield High School as the Hempfield Woman's Club's November Student of the Month.

Nishant is a member of the tennis team, having lettered the past three years. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and Renaissance and Robotics clubs.

Nishant serves as a tutor for ESL students at Hempfield High School. He said he likes to learn new grammar and sentence structures and also learn about the music, food, and other aspects of another culture.

Nishant, the son of Deepa and Shyam Balepur, plans to attend a four-year university. During his free time Nishant enjoys coaching tennis, cooking, and listening to music.


Students Of The Month Honored November 9, 2018

Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club has recognized seniors Noah Andrews and Lucy Svetec as the Manheim Township High School Students of the Month for September. They were honored for school and community activities, leadership, and academic achievements.

Noah's favorite subjects are math and economics. He enjoys quiz bowl, is a National Merit Semifinalist, and participates in National Honor Society. Noah volunteers with Rotary's Interact Club.

Lucy's favorite subjects are Spanish and economics. She participates in varsity lacrosse and volleyball and is the Mini-THON morale committee head. She is the powder-puff football head organizer, a class officer, and a member of Interact. In her spare time, Lucy is an altar server and coaches lacrosse. She is the 2018 All-Phillylacrosse Central Pennsylvania Player of the Year and won third place in the state Rotary Speech Contest.

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. For more details, readers may visit


Award Nominees Are Being Sought November 9, 2018

The Manheim Township Community Life Task Force and the Manheim Township Commissioners are seeking nominees for their Community Service Award program, which honors and recognizes individuals for their impact on the community. Two service awards, the Community Spirit Award, presented to a township resident, and the Youth Service Award, presented to a township youth in grades seven to 12, are available.

While nominees must be Manheim Township residents, their service may be for an organization outside of the township. Examples include an individual's service to civic organizations, youth sports teams, Scouts, church groups, PTOs and more.

The nomination form for these service awards is available at The deadline for submission is Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The presentation of awards will be made at a commissioners public meeting in March 2019.


Watershed Steward Trainings Planned November 9, 2018

Penn State Cooperative Extension in York County is accepting applications for the fourth Master Watershed Steward Class, which will begin in early March 2019. The program was launched in 2016 in York County, and York County currently has 56 Master Watershed Stewards.

After completing the 40-hour course, trainees must volunteer 50 hours for Penn State Cooperative Extension during their first year. Master Watershed Stewards in York County will volunteer in the community to improve the health of local streams, rivers, and other natural resources through activities such as organizing educational events, organizing stream cleanups, designing demonstration rain gardens, teaching adults and children about the environment, monitoring streams, and working with municipal officials to plant riparian buffers.

A Master Watershed Steward information session will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Penn State Extension York County Office, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, York, in meeting room 1 at 6:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted through January 2019. Weekly classes will begin in early March and conclude in early May. The program fee includes training materials and expenses.

Preregistration for the information session is requested. To preregister, readers may contact Jodi Sulpizio, Master Watershed Steward coordinator, at 717-840-7408 or More information is available at


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


Steam Into History Honors Donors November 8, 2018

Steam Into History, located in New Freedom, welcomed and honored donors at a special reception on Oct. 25. The event included the reveal of Steam Into History's new campaign donor wall, which features the names of all donors who contributed to the $3.5 million capital campaign.

Volunteer capital campaign executive committee members and donors D. Reed Anderson, Mike Patrick, Judy Simpson, and Phil Yates each received a specially framed lithograph of the No. 17 William H. Simpson steam locomotive. Copies of the lithograph were also given to lead donors Powder Mill Foundation, Kinsley Construction, Glatfelter Insurance, the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation, New Standard Corporation, the Brougher Foundation, Peoples Bank, and the Graham Foundation.

Steam Into History's three period passenger coaches were also dedicated at the reception. The coaches were branded South Branch, named for the Kinsley Family and Kinsley Construction; the Abraham Lincoln; and the D. Reed Anderson, named for a founder, past board president, and current advisory board president. Anderson was also given a resolution thanking him for his service on the board of directors. Guests were then treated to an excursion to Seitzland.

For more information about Steam Into History, readers may visit, search for "Steam Into History Inc." on Facebook, or call 717-942-2370.


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.


PCGC Scholarships Available November 7, 2018

Penn-Cumberland Garden Club (PCGC) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend a four-year college/university in 2019-20 with a major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, urban or regional planning, environmental science, botany, or plant- or ecology-related studies. PCGC will award a second $1,000 scholarship to a current college/university student enrolled in a bachelor or graduate degree in 2019-20, with a major in these same fields.

Applications and instructions on where to send them are available at The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 31, 2019.

In addition, the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP) will award 13 high school/college student scholarships to students who are planning to major in the same programs mentioned above. Each award will be a minimum of $1,000. For information and applications, readers may visit Applications should be directed to Karen McAuliffe, president, 50 Longwood Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-7969 for her signature before they are sent to the State Scholarship Committee. This process must be completed prior to Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.


Leisure Club Sets Excursions November 7, 2018

West York Leisure Club will sponsor several bus trips. The trips are open to the public and will depart from Dick's Sporting Goods in West York.

A trip to Texas will take place in March 2019. A trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show has been set for Wednesday, March 6. A trip to the Finger Lakes in New York will be held in May 2019.

There is a cost per person. For detailed itineraries and reservations, readers may contact Paulette Cape at 717-764-7018 or


Annual Event Supports MDA November 7, 2018

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) benefited from ERA Preferred Properties Inc.'s 16th annual 5K run/walk to on Oct. 6 in Hanover. The event raised more than $10,000 to benefit MDA.

The MDA is a voluntary, nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research and providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education for local families living with one of 43 neuromuscular diseases. To learn more, readers may visit


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.


American Legion Riders Establish Scholarship November 7, 2018

The Glen Rock American Legion Riders recently established the Glen Rock American Legion Riders Memorial Scholarship. At the Sept. 20 Southern York County School District school board meeting, members of the Glen Rock American Legion Riders presented a check for more than $5,161 for the scholarship fund.

This scholarship will assist a graduating Susquehannock High School senior who is a child of a service member killed while on active duty, a child of an active-duty service member, or a child of a veteran. The club's goal is to raise $10,000 to permanently endow the scholarship.


Elks Lodge Plans Essay Contest November 7, 2018

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge 213, 223 N. George St., York, is participating in the BPOE Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest. This contest gives children in grades five through eight the opportunity to express views on their pride in America. "What Makes You Proud of America" will be the essay theme.

The essays must be typed or legibly printed in ink, and the length is not to exceed 300 words. Judging criteria will be originality, development of theme, and neatness, with use of proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. In the judging categories, fifth and sixth grades will be combined and seventh and eighth grades combined, with the top three essays selected from each group. A certificate of participation will be given to all entrants. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the three winners of each group.

The due date for the contest will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at the lodge. All entries must have a personal information page containing the contestant's name, address, phone number, school, teacher's name and present grade. All entries will become the property of the Elks. The York lodge will send the selected essays on to district competition, which progresses through the state and national levels. Plaques for first-, second-, and third-place winning essays in both groups at the national level will be given in July 2019.

For more information, readers may call the lodge at 717 848-2785.


Performers Sought For "Showcasing YoCo!" November 7, 2018

York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) is seeking performers for "Showcasing YoCo!" on Friday, April 12, 2019, during YCEA's annual dinner. The evening will showcase York County talent, with coordination and feature performance by Central City Orchestra.

Talents may include singing, songwriting, instrumental, comedy, and more. Approximately three five-minute spots are available. For more information and a submission form, readers may contact Katie Mahoney at

The deadline for submission is Friday, Nov. 16. All submissions must include a link to a performance. Winners will be announced by Saturday, Dec. 1.


Agency Awarded $250,000 Grant November 7, 2018

A $250,000 grant was recently awarded to Community REACH Inc., which is based in Red Lion. Community REACH is a nonprofit focused on helping low-income families in the Red Lion, Dallastown, and Eastern York school districts. The organization operates a food pantry and a clothing drive, provides life skill training, and collects and distributes school supplies for local students.

Individuals or families in the Red Lion, Dallastown, and Eastern York school districts in need of assistance may contact 717-244-6934 or


Tips Shared For Healthier Holidays November 7, 2018

The American Heart Association's Healthy for Good initiative offers simple swaps for healthier holidays. The association provides its latest recipes and science-backed health tips as part of Eat Smart Month in November.

Taking small steps and avoiding one common mistake - putting good habits on hold - is recommended. People may celebrate the season with no regrets by enjoying special occasion foods in moderation and swapping in healthier substitutions when they have control over the menu.

To be at one's peak this holiday season, American Heart Association-approved recipe hacks are offered. Additional recipes are available at

About 70 percent of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed, prepackaged, or restaurant foods. Reading labels is a simple way to net healthy results. Compare the nutrition facts on similar foods and go for the one with less sodium, including frozen varieties. Salt can be replaced with herbs and spices. Lemon juice, citrus zest, or hot chilies can add extra flavor without the added sodium.

Canned fruits packed in juice or water rather than syrup are recommended. Fruit is plenty sweet without added sugars. Overly ripe fruit can be used to sweeten baked goods.

Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream is a healthy swap with the same texture and flavor. Instead of butter, a healthier vegetable oil can be used, or people may substitute equal parts unsweetened applesauce when baking.

Sneaking in a vegetable like pureed sweet potatoes, carrots, or cauliflower can boost nutrition. Frozen cubes of pureed vegetable can be ready in the freezer.

Using half whole wheat and half white flour is also recommended. Whole grains are a great nutritional boost, and mixing the flours helps to disguise the swap.

People can sip smarter by adding seasonal fruit to old-fashioned water. There are plenty of ways to jazz up a beverage without adding alcohol. Readers are encouraged to try infusing cranberries, pomegranate arils, or orange slices into sparkling water.

To learn more, readers may visit or call 800-AHA-USA1.


Guide Features Outdoor Activities November 2, 2018

The "Explore the Outdoors" field guide is now available, offering information on outdoor activities in the Lebanon Valley. Visit Lebanon Valley produced the guide with the monies received from the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program.

The guide offers information on ways to explore the Lebanon Valley's outdoors. Opportunities include watching thousands of snow geese as they rest on their migration to the Arctic, touring grasslands preserved for an endangered butterfly, learning bouldering, climbing an observation tower for a bird's eye view of the area, taking a canal boat tour, and kayaking down the Swatara Creek.

For more information on events and to view the guide in digital format, readers may visit More details are also available at the Welcome and Visitors Center located in Lebanon Farmers Market, 31 S. Eighth St., Lebanon.

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