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Trout Unlimited Sets Chapter Meeting April 28, 2017

The Donegal Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its chapter meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Henry Ramsey of Keystone Fly Fishing will be featured. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, readers may contact Derek Eberly at or 715-7307 or visit


Women's Connection Slates Brunch Event April 28, 2017

Hershey Area Women's Connection, which is affiliated with Christian Women's Clubs of America, will present the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" brunch buffet at Hershey Italian Lodge, 128 Hillcrest Road, Hershey, on Wednesday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. All ladies are invited to attend. There is a set inclusive fee.

The feature, "Spring Gardening Tips," will be presented by Dennis Burd, a horticulturist from Hummelstown. Kaylor Long, a baritone vocalist from Hummelstown, will perform. The speaker, Conaley Visneski from Shamokin Dam, Pa., will share on the topic of "My Barbie Doll Dreams."

For reservations, readers may call Edna at 652-0997 or Mary at 533-3497 or email The reservation deadline is Friday, May 5.


HAAA Meeting To Highlight Student Art April 28, 2017

The monthly meeting of the Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. and will feature a showing and discussion from Hershey High School art students of their most recent work.

Also, the 2017 HAAA Art Scholarship will be officially awarded to the newest recipient, Madeline Gotshall. Madeline, a senior from Lower Dauphin High School and future art major at Kutztown University, will share her background and art with the association.

The meeting will be held at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society Building, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, which is located behind the Tanger Outlets. HAAA meetings are free and open to the public. The organization welcomes all those with an interest in the arts, whether they are new to art or are experienced artists. For information on membership and classes, readers may visit HAAA's website at


Passing The Baton April 20, 2017

Kiwanis Club Inducts Five

Health care professionals Wolfram Andrews and John Backof opened practices next door to each other in New Holland several decades ago. The two became friends, and both joined the New Holland Area Kiwanis Club in the late 1980s.

Recently, both men took on associates. Wolfram's son, Jonathan, joined his practice, and John added Andrew Sieger, whose father is a doctor in Lancaster. On March 21, both young men, who are friends and own houses not far from each other in Lancaster, joined Kiwanis along with Dr. Zoe Horan, Dr. Daniel West, and Tim Bender.

"It's like I am passing the baton," said Wolfram. "There's this new blood doing what John and I did 30 years ago." Wolfram said that he was invited to join Kiwanis in 1988 by local business owner Jerry Leaman. "(Jerry) said, 'Why don't you join Kiwanis?'" said Wolfram. "So he brought me on board."

In turn, Wolfram encouraged Jonathan to join. "(I told him), 'You will meet nice people who are involved ... and you find out what's going on (in New Holland),'" he said. "I told Jonathan, 'This is a nice way to get involved in the community,' and he said, 'Absolutely, Dad,'" Wolfram relayed.

Jonathan likes the club's involvement in the community and that it allows him to connect with other area residents. "It's a good (opportunity for) networking," he said.

The club, which is dedicated to helping with programs that benefit area children and youths, holds fundraisers each year, including a rose sale in the fall and a May golf tournament. Local organizations that receive aid from the club include CrossNet, Girl Scouts, Cub Scout Pack 148, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children's Miracle Network, Special Olympics of Lancaster County, the Eastern Lancaster County Library, and the Y at New Holland. The Kiwanis Club also provides funds to maintain a pavilion in the New Holland Community Park and supports Garden Spot Fire Rescue.

Wolfram waxed nostalgic about his friendship with John, looking back over the years since they joined the club. "We have been to Europe together," he said, "... and here are Andy and Jonathan, and I hope it will be the same for them down the road."

Readers who would like more information about the New Holland Area Kiwanis Club may call 354-4651.


Women's Group Plans Brunch April 20, 2017

The Elizabethtown/Mount Joy Christian Women's Connection invites area ladies to its "Songs of the Heart" brunch, which will be held on Thursday, May 4, at noon at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The set fee is inclusive.

The feature will be special music in a mini concert provided by the Girls' Choir from Mount Calvary Christian School, Elizabethtown. Suzanne Rowse of Wilmington, Del., will be the speaker, sharing "Victory Over Life's Difficulties."

Reservations for the brunch and free preschool child care must be made by Friday, April 28, by calling Judy at 367-3076, Karen at 397-8987, or Sandy at 367-5140. Reservations not canceled by Tuesday, May 2, must be honored.


Flower Club To Meet April 20, 2017

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet on Monday, May 1, at noon at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The club will hold its spring auction. Members are asked to bring plants and gardening items or baked goods to be auctioned off.

Guests are welcome. Reservations and cancellations must be made by calling LuAnn Gantz at 653-9390 by noon on Thursday, April 27. Cancellations must be made at this time to defray the cost of a reserved meal.

For more information, readers may search for "Elizabethtown Flower Club" on Facebook.


Roundtable Meeting Posted April 20, 2017

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will meet on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown.

The speaker will be Art Lentz, who served with the 119th Infantry, 30th Division. In January 1945, while carrying hand grenades and other ammunition to his troops, Lentz was shot by a German sniper. He was flown to a hospital in France for treatment. Lentz recovered from his facial wounds and rejoined his company. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, readers may contact Charlie Lloyd at or 503-2862 or visit


Lionettes To Host Meeting April 20, 2017

The Londonderry Lionettes will meet on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Londonderry Elementary School, 260 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown. A representative from Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. will speak about the organization and its work.

For more information, call 944-6518.


Garden Club Posts Meeting April 20, 2017

Lancaster County Garden Club will meet on Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Rohrerstown. Dan Bednarik will present "Inspiration -Taking Cues From Nature and Elsewhere."

Bednarik is currently a horticulturist and curator at Chanticleer Gardens. His focus is the people-plant relationship.

Guests are welcome to attend for a nominal donation. For more information, readers may visit or email


Women's Group Plans Meeting April 20, 2017

Women are invited to attend Pursuing a Legacy on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:15 p.m. at Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, in the Teague Center Library. The guest speaker will be Karen McCracken. A program on "How to Happily - Ever After" will be featured.

There is a cost to attend. Reservations are requested by contacting Dawn at 587-2555 or

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