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Water Aerobics Classes Posted April 28, 2017

Willowood Water Aerobics invites the community to join its class anytime this summer. Members and nonmembers are welcome.

Classes will be held at Willowood Swim Club, 660 W. Bainbridge St., Elizabethtown, from Thursday, June 15, to Thursday, Aug. 17. Shallow-water classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with deep-water classes set for Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Individuals may register during classes or anytime at the pool. Separate fees have been set for members and for nonmembers. For more information, readers may call 367-1085.


Student-Athletes To Continue Careers April 28, 2017

Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) recently held its Spring Sports Recognition Day. The celebration was for EAHS athletes who plan to continue their sports careers at the collegiate level. Joining the athletes in the high school auditorium were their families, teammates, coaches, faculty members, and administration.

As part of the program, the 12 honorees were saluted by their coaches for the contributions each made to his or her sports program. The coaches read off the accolades earned by each student-athlete, with common themes including Lancaster-Lebanon League all-stars, team captains, and MVP awards, as well as leadership qualities.

The honorees were as follows: Charles Alessi, lacrosse, King's College; Ryleigh Edmonds, track, Susquehanna University; Elise Forry, soccer, Slippery Rock University; Talia Grynkewicz, soccer, Millersville University; Hannah Keener, soccer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Jamie Marsico, soccer, Bloomsburg University; Bri Polites, basketball, Penn State - Altoona; Braydon Shuck, soccer, Lebanon Valley College; Lauryn Six, soccer, Penn State - Harrisburg; Megan Stoltzfus, soccer, Houghton College; Nick Stoner, baseball, Bloomsburg University; and Logan Yohn, football, Bloomsburg University.


Basketball Leagues Announced April 28, 2017

Manheim Township Recreation Department will offer four summer basketball leagues for Manheim Township residents. Leagues will be available for boys and girls in fifth and sixth grades and for boys and girls in seventh and eighth grades.

The goal of the leagues is to provide a fun atmosphere in which youths may enhance their basketball skills. Teams will be chosen by the recreation coordinator, with a schedule and team roster distributed on Monday, May 29. Games will be played at the basketball court at Stauffer Park, located along Route 501, on Tuesdays from June 6 to July 18, (except July 4) at 6, 7, or 8 p.m. There is a registration fee.

For more information and registration procedures, contact the Recreation Department office at 290-7180, ext. 3100,on Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Caln Little League April 20, 2017

Caln Little League held its annual opening day ceremonies to kick off the 2017 season on April 8.

During the event, the organization also collected nonperishable food items. With help from the Chester County Food Bank and community volunteers, Caln Little League was able to accumulate more than 1,500 pounds of food to help the families in the surrounding area. The purpose of the collection event was to give back to the community and teach the Little League players to help others in need.


Lancaster Rec Receives Award April 20, 2017

The Lancaster Recreation Commission was recognized by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society with an Excellence in Recreation and Parks Award at its annual state conference on March 28 at the Hershey Lodge.

Lancaster Rec received the award for its current project, the Future Red Tornado Initiative, which brings together community partners with the goal of increasing the number of children in the city of Lancaster and Lancaster Township participating in youth sports and recreation programs. Lancaster Rec is working with organizations such as the Lancaster Family YMCA, Lancaster Police Athletic League, SALSA Baseball, Beat the Streets Wrestling, USA Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Club, the Millersville University Athletic Department, Tennis Central, and others.

Since the inception of the Future Red Tornado Initiative in 2015, more than 3,000 children have participated in sports programming through Lancaster Rec programs or programming provided by community partners.

The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society promotes quality recreation and park training, networking, and leadership opportunities for those working and volunteering in the field. The organization selects a limited number of recipients for its annual awards.


Kinard To Continue Athletic Career April 19, 2017


World Tai Chi, Qigong Day Event Set April 19, 2017

A World Tai Chi and Qigong Day event will take place on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at Strictly Fitness gym and fitness center, 2880 Carol Road, York. The event is free and open to the public, and no experience is necessary.

For more information, readers may contact Scott Mackie at 755-7665.


Swim Team Wins State Title April 19, 2017


Team Earns Success, Supports Community April 19, 2017


JCC Posts Mental Wellness Program April 19, 2017

The York Jewish Community Center (JCC) will offer a Mental Wellness Program consisting of seven sessions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 19 to May 31. Members and nonmembers may participate. The sessions are intended to provide opportunities to engage the mind, body and soul.

The April 19 program will be Volunteerism and Crochet. Participants will learn how to crochet and work on a project throughout the seven-week program. At the conclusion of the class, hats and baby blankets will be donated to a local nonprofit.

The April 26 class will be Introduction to Watercolor, which will be led by artist and JCC partner Kellie Fogarty.

On May 3, the JCC will offer Tai Chi, a set of low-impact, continuous movements designed to nurture balance and harmony in mind and body. Step-by-step instructions will be provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

On May 10, the JCC will offer Chair Yoga, a gentle form of yoga that allows participants to use a chair for balance and support if they wish. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

Intro to Theater on May 17 will be led by Cal and Toni from Weary Arts Group. Attendees will participate in and experience live theater and acting.

Music for Wellness will be offered on May 24. Local musician and educator Rod Goelz will teach and discuss ways in which creating and experiencing music may enhance one's life.

Mental Wellness Resources on May 31 will provide information about the mental wellness resources available in York County. The session will be led by representatives of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which advocates for access to services and treatment, supports research, and seeks to raise awareness and build hope for those in need.

The fee includes all instruction and supplies. Registration is available by calling 843-0918 or visiting For more information, readers may contact Bianca Ruiz at

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