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Swim Team Honors Harold Billow August 21, 2017

The Mount Joy Lions Swim Team recently held an event to honor local resident and World War II veteran Harold Billow. He was made an honorary member of the swim team.

Known to team members as "the fireworks man," Billow sets off a fireworks display that is presented at the end of each of the swim team's home meets at the Lions Club pool. Both home and visiting team members and spectators look forward to the display after each home meet. Win or lose, team members say that Billow makes them feel special, and they are grateful for his support.

Billow is the last living survivor of the Malmedy Massacre. He has received Congressional recognition and he has been honored by the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum and Fort Indiantown Gap. He has shared his experience as a guest speaker at Donegal High School and at veterans events, and he was a past grand marshall for the Mount Joy Memorial Day parade.


GEARS Offers Aquatics Class August 18, 2017

GEARS will offer its next Deep Water Workout class from 7:15 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. The class will take place at the Patton Pool, located at the Masonic Conference Center adjacent to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

Deep Water Workout participants go at their own pace. Typical Deep Water activities include walking, jogging, running, skiing, and biking. They can be done with or without the use of a floatation belt and are set in motion to different styles of music. Additional strength and conditioning actions are also incorporated into the sequences.

For more information, readers may contact GEARS at 717-367-0355 or the Baird Wellness Center located in the Freemasons Cultural Center at Masonic Village at 717-361-5699, option 4.


Tanglewood Men's Golf Results Posted August 18, 2017

Men's 18-hole golf results for Aug. 16: 3/4 Man Scramble With Rope and Throw. Low Gross: Fight A: Ethan Cairns, Jim Howell III, Mark Riley, Ralph Sexton, Bob Berczik, Josh Berczik, John Fry, and John Rosa, 54. Low Net: Jim Hassinger, Jason Lyon, Al McCardell, and Jeff Minnich, 42. Ron Burkhart, Matt Campbell, Lenny Cuifo, Dick Kneisley, 44.

Flight B: Low Gross: Scott Aspril, Earl Coomes, Doug Finkbiner, and Robert Reed, 58. Low Net: Lee Groff, Dennis Hogg, Dave Miller, and Jake Testerman, 43.5. Max Fraker, Marlin Hershey, Rick Jackson, and Les Ressel, 45.

Aspril/Coomes/Finkbiner/Reed, Eagle 1; Denome/Fuhrman/G.Minnich/White, Eagle 4; Hassinger/Lyon/McCardell/J.Minnich, Eagle 5; Cairns/Howell III/Riley/Sexton, Eagle 9; Dings/Herr/P.Hershey, Eagle 11; Denlinger/Murry/Robinson/Ross, Eagle 14; and Amspacher/H.Hershey/Howell Jr./O'Connell, Eagle 17.


Tanglewood Golf Results Posted August 18, 2017

Tanglewood men's 18-hole golf results from July 5 are as follows:

Two-Man Alternate Shot - Modified. White Tees: A Flight: Low Gross - Ethan Cairns/Jim Howell III 72, Low Net - Josh Berczik/John Rosa 63.

B Flight: Low Gross - Jamie Doan/Greg Minnich 74, Low Net - Marv Charles/Earl Coomes 58.

Gold Tees: A Flight: Low Gross - Don Mills/Mac Souders 74, Low Net - Cliff Boyd/Jack Smith 58.

B Flight: Low Gross - Bud Lyon/Don Taylor 84, Low Net - Steve Bowe/Rich Quin 52.

Skins - J.Lyon/A.McCardell 6; J.Berczik/J.Rosa 9; M.Burkhart/M.Campbell 13, 18; and J.Doan/G.Minnich 17.


GEARS Posts Programs August 17, 2017

GEARS has posted its upcoming programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit

Two yoga classes will be offered for people age 14 and up at the Masonic Village Lodge, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, in the meeting room on Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19. The classes will be taught by Michelle Pelna. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.

A Gentle/Beginner Yoga Class will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, and they will slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breath and body connection will be introduced and emphasized.

Vinyasa Yoga will be offered from from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The Vinyasa flow-style yoga class will focus on mind, breath and body connection. Participants will seek to build heat and sensation in strength poses, flow, and balance, and to detoxify, strengthen and lengthen their muscles. Previous yoga experience is a plus but is not required. Modifications will be offered.

STRONG by Zumba, for people age 14 and up, will be offered on Thursdays, Sept 7. to Oct. 26, except Sept. 21, from 6 to 7 pm at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym. The class will utilize a combination of high-intensity interval training, body weight exercises, and strength conditioning. The movements will be synced with music, and the tempo will dictate the intensity. The classes will be taught by Amy Fleming, a licensed Zumba fitness instructor.

Zumba Gold will take place on Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym The aerobics-type class is part dance and part fitness, and it is based primarily on Latin American and international-style music. The class is geared toward deconditioned people, beginner exercisers, and active older adults. Judy McMillen, a licensed Zumba Gold instructor, will lead.

A multi-level Hatha Flow Yoga class, for individuals age 14 and up, will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel. Participants may choose to sign up for one day per week or for all sessions. The class, led by certified Hatha yoga instructor Charla Lorenzen, will incorporate seated and standing yoga poses, conscious breathing, and meditative focus to foster strength, flexibility and relaxation. Participants should wear layers of comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

GEARS will offer an Iddy Biddy Soccer Program for children ages 3 to 5. Coaches will teach basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and trapping. Participants will become familiar with the game of soccer, and emphasis will also be placed on social skills. The fee includes a T-shirt. Classes will be available on Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14. from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. at field 3 at Elizabethtown Area High School, 800 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Shin guards are recommended, and cleats are optional.


Building Character Through Bicycling Adventures August 17, 2017

"Changing lives one ride at a time" is the bumper sticker slogan for Lifecycles, and founder Lee DeRemer said that sentiment has been the organization's aim from day one. When DeRemer's nephews lost their father to cancer in 2009, DeRemer planned a bicycle trip with them as a way to spend time together and provide some of the male leadership they were now missing in their lives. They traveled 11,000 miles through Montana and Wyoming and had the time of their lives. DeRemer saw a transformation of sorts in his nephews as they took on the adventure together. "I concluded that if I could somehow do this on a larger scale, it could potentially help a lot of young men," he shared.

So DeRemer established Lifecycles, a nonprofit mentoring program committed to building young men of character through bicycling and outdoor adventures. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, trained volunteers and teenage boys set off for a bicycle ride and return to eat a meal together. Before the ride, DeRemer or another leader shares a Bible verse and word of encouragement and prays.

Approximately 50 youths and 18 leaders are currently involved in Lifecycles. Everyone splits into five teams based on ability level, and each group travels on a different route. "Everybody's welcome. You don't need to try out," noted DeRemer. "We are here for any teenage boy." Lifecycles provides bikes, helmets, a T-shirt, and a hot meal free of charge. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up ahead of time if they would like to join a ride, and they may do so at Walk-ins are welcome too.

The website lists a detailed schedule of rides along with the starting locations. Currently, the weekly events run from 6 to 8 p.m., with Tuesdays beginning and ending at East Donegal Riverfront Park, 551 Vinegar Ferry Road, Marietta, and Thursdays beginning and ending at Amos Herr Park, 1700 Nissley Road, Landisville.

Most participants find out about the program by word-of-mouth, and DeRemer said all the volunteers are men from York and Lancaster counties who are attracted to the mission of Lifecycles. "We have incredible leaders," reflected DeRemer. "Watching the leaders selflessly speak into the lives of the boys is so encouraging."

In addition to the weekly rides, Lifecycles plans a three-week challenge ride each summer. On the first challenge ride, nine teenagers and seven adult guides pedaled 290 miles to Niagara Falls. This year the group drove to New Hampshire to bicycle a route to the White Mountains.

Watching the sense of community on any of the weekly rides, but particularly on the capstone events that bring a whole new set of challenges, is a joy for DeRemer. The trips yield a huge boost in each individual's confidence as they recognize what they are capable of accomplishing, and a sense of maturity develops quickly.

"To get to see the kids laughing and celebrating their achievements and to have them ride many more miles than they ever thought they could is just wonderful," DeRemer said.

DeRemer is a retired United States Air Force colonel and lives outside Wrightsville with his wife, Marcie. He said he has been continually blown away by the way that God is at work through all the people involved in Lifecycles and the way God provides and protects. "If a boy shows up, we believe he's there by appointment and it's our job to meet him where he's at with encouragement and love," DeRemer said. "We just really are trying to be a positive force in their lives."

To sign up to participate or inquire about serving as a leader, readers may visit Financial donations and meal contributions are also welcome.


GEARS Plans Fall Programs August 17, 2017

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for all ages in its fall 2017 program. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, readers may call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355 or visit Fees apply unless otherwise specified.

Interested people may register online 24/7 for a nominal fee or by mail to GEARS, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Walk-ins may drop by the office, located on the lower level of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. Sign-up forms may be faxed to 717-367-4138.


Gym Bears - Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 12 (Session I), Oct. 26 to Dec. 7, except Nov. 23 (Session II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (B). Community Center Gym.

Iddy Biddy Soccer - Ages 3 to 5. Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14, 9 to 10 a.m. (A), 10 to 11 a.m. (B). High School Field 3.

Iddy Biddy Quick Start Tennis - Ages 4 to 6. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 3 to 24, 5:30 to 6 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Iddy Biddy Basketball - Ages 4 to 6. Saturdays, Dec. 2 to Jan. 27, 2018, 9 to 9:45 a.m. East High Elementary Street School Gym.


3-D Animation Skills - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Digital Music Creation and Skills - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Introduction to Web Design - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Video Game Coding and Design - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades six to eight. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Pokemon League/YuGiOh - Grades 1 to 8. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 12. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 12 (Session I), Oct. 26 to Dec. 7, except Nov. 23 (Session II), 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (beginner, A), 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, B), Community Center Gym.

Strictly Skills Basketball - Grades 4 to 6. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (boys), Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 (girls), 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Trail Riding - Age 6 and up, strict weight limit of 250 pounds. Wednesdays, Sept. 13 (Session I), Oct. 11 (Session II), 5 to 6 p.m. Ironstone Ranch.

Playful Programming with Cubetto - Ages 5 to 8. Tuesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 17, (no caregiver required), 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, (caregiver required), 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Room 1130.

Pond Fishing for Beginners - All ages. Those over age 16 must have a Pennsylvania fishing license. Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 to 3 p.m. Rain date Oct. 1. Location TBA.

Self Defense for Kids - Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center.

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Travel Basketball Leagues - Tryouts: boys - Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 to 9 a.m., and Monday, Oct. 2, 6 to 7 p.m.; girls - Sept. 30, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and Oct. 2, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Middle School Gym.

Beginner Quick Start Tennis - Ages 7 to 10. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to 24, 6 to 6:50 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Intermediate Quick Start Tennis - Ages 8 to 13. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to 24, 7 to 8 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Bears Youth Basketball Program - Grades 3 to 9. Forms will be distributed in late October. Interested prospective coaches and officials may call 717-367-0355. Draft dates: Monday, Nov. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. (boys grades 3 to 4); Nov. 6, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (boys grades 5 to 6); and Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 to 7 p.m. (girls grades 3 to 6). Middle School Gym.

Bears 1st and 2nd Grade Basketball - Saturdays, Dec. 2 to Jan. 27 (except Dec. 23), 10 to 11 a.m. East High Elementary School Gym.

Babysitters' Training Course - Age 11 and up. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rec Room 2.


Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 6. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 (Session I), Oct. 30 to Dec. 4 (Session II), 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 4, A), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (ages 5 to 6, B). Community Center Lobby.

Mommy and Me - Ages 2 to 3. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (Session II), 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Musical Theatre/Broadway - Ages 6 to 10. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Dance Fusion - Ages 7 to 12. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (Session II), 7 to 8 p.m. Community Center Lobby.


Water Aerobics - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 13; Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15; 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aquacise - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 19 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 12, except Nov. 23 (Session II), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aqua Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Nov. 14, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Deep Water Workout - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 14 to Nov. 16, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Saturdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18, except Oct. 21, 8 to 8:30 a.m. (6 months to 2 years, A), 8:35 to 9:05 a.m. (ages 2 and 3, B). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Learn to Swim - Age 4 and up. Saturdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18, except Oct. 21, 9:10 to 9:40 a.m. (ages 4 and 5, Level 1, A), 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. (ages 4 and 5, Levels II and III, B), 10:20 to 10:50 a.m. (Level I, C), 10:55 to 11:25 a.m. (Level II, D), 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (Level III, E), 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. (Levels IV/V, F). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, Oct. 15 and 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross WSI - Age 16 and up. Sundays, Nov. 5 to 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, Nov. 7 to 14 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Splash Bash - Fridays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.


Walking - All ages. Mondays through Fridays, Sept. 1 to Dec. 2, except Sept. 4 and Nov. 23 and 24, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Community Center Gym.

Spin 'n' Sculpt - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 26, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 7 to 8 p.m. (B). Rec Room 4.

Pound - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 12 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Zumba - Age 14 and up. Wednesdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 18 (Session I), Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19 (Session I); Nov. 2 to Dec. 21, except Nov. 23 (Session II); 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19 (Session I); Nov. 2 to Dec. 21, except Nov. 23 (Session II); 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

STRONG by Zumba - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, except Sept. 21, (Session I), Nov. 2 to Dec. 21 (Session II), except Nov. 23, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 (Session I), Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 (Session II); Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 (Session I), Nov. 8 to Dec. 13 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Feel Good Workout - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to 26, 2:15-3pm, free, preregistration required; Tuesdays, Oct. 10 to Dec. 12, 1:15 to 2 p.m. Masonic Village Salon 1.

Power Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to Dec. 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced). Rheems Elementary School Gym.

Continuing Education

Writing Your Memoirs - Age 18 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Middle School Room 1120.

Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience - Dogs must be at least 3 months old. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, 7 to 8 p.m. Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.

Canine Rally/Manner Class - Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, 8 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Wednesday, Sept. 13 (Session I) and Tuesday, Dec. 5 (Session II), 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Money Management: Identifying Issues and Opportunities - Age 18 and up. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare - Wednesdays, Sept. 20 (Session I), Nov. 15 (Session II), 6 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Smart Driver - Age 50 and up. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 10 and 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money With Your Voice - Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Wills, Trusts and Estates - Age 18 and up. Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Self Denfense Using Kubotan - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center.


Badminton - All ages. Sept. 1 to Dec. 22, except Nov. 24, on Wednesdays, 12 to 2:30 p.m., and Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Dec. 19, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 6 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Sept. 5 to 28; Oct. 2 to 31; Nov. 2 to 30, except Nov. 23 and 27; and Dec. 4 to 28, except Dec. 25 and 26; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.

Power Volleyball - High schoolers and adults. Fridays, Sept. 8 to Dec. 22, except Nov. 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle School Auxiliary Gym.

Leagues & Tournaments

Coed Softball League - Ten-game season with playoffs. Mondays through Thursdays, Sept. 7 to mid-November, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Community Park Softball Field.

Church Volleyball Coed Sixes League - Ten-match season with playoffs. Mondays, Sept. 11 to mid-November, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. High School Gym and Community Center Gym.

Two-Person Scramble Golf Tournament - Friday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. Dauphin Highlands Golf Course.

Volleyball Tournament - Indoor two-person pool play (men and women). Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. Daubert Gym/Old High School Gym/Middle School Gym.


New York City - Salute America - Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Finger Lakes - Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 8.

Maryland Live! Casino - Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Thursday, Nov. 23.

New York City On Your Own - Saturday, Dec. 9.

Southern California New Year's Eve Celebration - Thursday, Dec. 28, through Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

Franklin Institute - "Terracotta Warriors" - Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Bandstand Broadway - New York City - Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Philadelphia Flower Show - Friday, March 9, 2018.

Elizabethtown Area Senior Center

The senior center is open on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 5 to 11 p.m. Those over 60 and looking to have some fun may visit or call 717-367-7984 to learn more.

Gift Basket Bingo - Saturday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. (Doors open at noon.)

Pancake Breakfast and Bazaar - Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m. (breakfast), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (bazaar)

Pinochle Club - Mondays and Thursdays, noon.

Wii Bowling - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bible Study - Fridays, 10 a.m.

Bingo for Bucks - First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Masonic Village

Masonic Village offers programs for members and nonmembers. To register for programs, call the Baird Wellness Center at 717-361-5699.

Intro to Movement - Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 24, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Salon 1.

Strength and Stretch - Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 (Session III), Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 (Session IV), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room..

Tai Chi - Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session III), Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 (Session IV), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Sept. 22 to Dec. 13, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Sept. 22 to Dec. 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Hydro Blast - Tuedays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

SilverSneakers Classic - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Salon 1.

SilverSneakers Circuit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Salon 1.

Yoga Within - Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Lap Swim/Open Swim/Water Exercise - Various times.

Additional Community Services/Special Events

Hunter Safety Course - Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 9 p.m. Milton Grove Sportsmen's Club. Free. Call Tim Helm, 717-361-9886.

Princess Party - Saturday, Sept. 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Community Center.

Fall Festival - Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.

Lady Bear Football Classic - Friday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. (sophomores against freshmen), 7:30 p.m. (seniors against juniors). Thompson Stadium.

Fall Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center.

Mother/Son Fall Ball - Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Masonic Village Salon 1.

Holiday Parade - Saturday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

Welcome 2018 New Year's Eve Event - Sunday, Dec. 31, 3 to 7 p.m. Free. Christ Lutheran Church and Winters Heritage House Museum.

Siena's HUGS (Help Us Grow Strong) Foundation - Special needs support.

Elizabethtown Area HUB - Provides access to various services for low- and low-middle-income families. Call 717-361-1307, email, or visit

Beltone Hearing Service Center - Fourth Monday of each month, 9 to 11 a.m., Community Center.

Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank - Second Tuesday of every month, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center. To schedule an appointment, call 800-771-0059.

GEARS Kids Center - Before and after school programs, KinderCare, preschool, and summer camp. Call 717-367-0119.


Rollers Will Open Season August 16, 2017

Dutchland Rollers will begin its home team season on Saturday, Sept. 16. The season will kick off with a matchup against the Bux-Mont Roller Derby Dolls of Hatfield, followed by a mixer game with local skaters.

All home games will be held at Overlook Activities Center, 301 Golf Drive, Lancaster. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the action will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through Brown Paper tickets or members of the team.

In addition, Dutchland Rollers is seeking skaters, referees, and non-skating officials. No experience is necessary. Information sessions will be held at Overlook Activities Center at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21, and at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24. Boot camp for skaters will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. Skaters should bring their own mouth guard, and there is a nominal fee to participate.

For the latest information, readers may follow Dutchland Rollers on Facebook.


WSRec Releases Fall Guide August 16, 2017

West Shore Rec (WSRec) has released its fall 2017 guide.

Wellness offerings will include Pilates, Pi-Yo, ballroom dancing, Muscle Pump, kickboxing and abs, Zumba Step, Booty Barre, Tabata, tai chi, yoga, and belly dancing. Aquatic Workouts will include Aquacise, Water Workout, and Hydro Hike.

West Shore Rec will offer holiday excursions, such as Christmas in D.C., Christmas at the Newport Mansions, New York City on one's own, Christmas in Williamsburg, and the Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in Wellsboro.

Activities at Gifford Pinchot Park will include a fall foliage boat tour, kayaking, a nature walk for children, and an interactive night sensory hike at Camp Cann Edi On.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after-school programs will be available for children and youths. Educational opportunities available for youths will include introductory classes for archery, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, martial arts, swimming, and more. Individuals may sign up for classes focused on baby-sitting certification, adult horsemanship, college financial planning, Medicare fraud and abuse, first aid/CPR, and puppy/dog training.

Registration and information is available by visiting or by visiting the West Shore Rec office, located at 507 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry. Registration will begin for residents on Thursday, Aug. 24, and for nonresidents on Thursday, Aug. 31.


Teams Win Championships August 14, 2017


SYC Warriors Win Championship August 14, 2017


Elizabethtown Slow Pitch Final Standings August 11, 2017

Seiberts 20 4

Hair Dezigns 18 6

Jasonville Sox 18 6

BB/Funks Brewing 12 12

Hennigans 6 18

Cockers 5 19

Trough/Armstrong 5 19


Tanglewood Golf League Results Posted August 11, 2017

Women's 18-hole results for Aug. 8: Club Champion - Karen Miller 85. Low Net: Dawn Kreider 67, Pat Robertson 71.

Women's 9-hole results for Aug. 8: Tournament: Away at Crossgates. Betty Wise 51, Chris Paxson 65.

Men's 18-hole results for Aug. 9: Pick Your PGA Partner:

White Tees - A Flight: Low Gross - Mark Riley/Fowler 143. Low Net - Phil Hershey/McIlroy 141. B Flight: Low Gross - Josh Berczik/Fowler 143.

Low Net - Clair Beiler/Koepka 137. C Flight: Low Gross - Rick Robinson/Stenson 151. Low Net - Mike Wagner/McIlroy 139.

Gold Tees - A Flight: Low Gross - Jack Smith/McIlroy 150. Low Net - Robert Reed/Reed 137. B Flight: Low Gross - Earle Hershey/Spieth 152. Low Net - Mark Ludwig/Fowler 135. C Flight: Low Gross - Gary Decker/Spieth 167. Low Net - Steve Bowe/D. Johnson 134.

Skins - White Tees - Henry Hershey 1, Rick Robinson 3 and 18, Josh Berczik 4, Jamie Doan 5, Mark Riley 9 and 15, Ralph Sexton 11 and 14, and Jim Howell Jr. 17.

Skins - Gold Tees - Ray Wessner 4, Don Mills 9, and Jack Smith 15.


Baseball Team Wins League Title August 10, 2017


SECA To Offer 27th Golf Outing August 10, 2017

Golfers are invited to shine up their clubs and power up their swings for the 27th annual Southern End Community Association (SECA) golf outing, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 25, at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club, 653 Scotland Road, Quarryville.

In previous years, the SECA outing had conflicted with another nonprofit's golf outing, but this year, golfers do not have to choose between the two events and organizations, said SECA executive director Nicole Luecker.

"The date is open this year, so here's another opportunity to support your community," SECA board member Carol Gibson remarked.

The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., and play will follow a scramble format. Players are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before starting time to register. The practice green will open at 7:30 a.m. Each golfer will receive a goodie bag containing water and snacks along with other items.

Following the morning of golf, a luncheon will be served in the Tanglewood pavilion. Prizes will be awarded during the meal.

"We have lots of good prizes," said SECA volunteer Don Wagner, listing cash and gift cards among the awards.

There will also be opportunities to enter drawings for specialty golf clubs and other good-quality general merchandise, Gibson said.

There is a cost to enter the golf tournament, and sponsorships are available to businesses and individuals. Tax-deductible donations will also be accepted. Funds raised through the outing will benefit the community through SECA programs, facilities, and events.

"SECA offers quality programs at a reasonable price," Wagner said. Noting that his grandchildren participate in several programs, he added, "I support SECA because of what it does for the community."

Gibson shared Wagner's appreciation for SECA and explained what brought her back to the board after a hiatus of a few years. "I'm loyal to this organization because we need programs for the youths in this community," she said.

SECA serves more than 750 children and teenagers each year through the swim team, swimming lessons, flag football, day camps, karate, and other activities. The facilities are also used by Boy Scouts.

SECA programs are not limited to young people, however. Activities are available for adults of all ages. During the summer, the senior ladies' water aerobics class is popular, Luecker noted, saying that as many as 50 people attend the morning classes at the SECA pool. Luecker is also assessing interest in an adult kickball league as well as dodgeball games for teenagers and adults. A complete list of programs and activities is listed at

Brochures for the golf outing may be picked up at Tanglewood or at the SECA recreation center, 299 Park Ave., Quarryville. Electronic copies may be viewed by searching for "Southern End Community Association" on Facebook. An event page for the outing has also been set up on Facebook so that supporters may share it with their friends.

For more information, readers may contact Luecker at 717-806-0123 or


Run/Walk Event To Support Scholarships August 3, 2017

Solanco cross-country teams will kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, Aug. 19, when they face off against Octorara and Oxford. The run at Solanco High School, 585 Solanco Road, Quarryville, will benefit the Coach Art Harrington Cross-Country and Track Scholarship and the Coach Lee Rhodes Cross-Country Scholarship.

The two-mile race/walk will begin at 5 p.m. with the boys' varsity scrimmage. The varsity girls will race at 5:30 p.m., with the alumni, family and friends race/walk beginning 6 p.m. Joggers and walkers are welcome to participate in the alumni, family and friends event. Preregistration is encouraged. The alumni, team, family and friends picnic will follow.

For more information, readers may visit or contact Coach Ausel at


Tanglewood Golf Results Posted August 3, 2017

The men's 18-hole results for the Aug. 2 Six-Six-Six Tournament are as follows.

White Tees: A Flight: Low Gross - Jason Lyon/Greg Minnich 66. Low Net - Clair Beiler/Vernon Stoltzfus 59.5. B Flight: Low Gross - Jim Hassinger/Dick Hershey 72. Low Net - Doug Denlinger/Dale Hershey 58.

Gold Tees: A Flight: Low Gross - Mike Dings/Dave Miller 68. Low Net - Bob Mullaney/Rich Quin 49.5. B Flight : Low Gross - Earl Coomes/Robert Reed 76. Low Net - Gary Decker/Dennis Hogg 54.5.

Skins - Steve Amspacher/Jim Howell Jr. No. 4 and No. 8, Jason Lyon/Greg Minnich No. 10 and No. 17.

The womens' 18-hole league results for the Aug. 1 Closest to the Pin Tournament are as follows. Overall Low Gross: Karen Miller 83. Flight A: Low Net - Cathy Miller 40. Flight B: Low Gross - Nancy Anderson 88. Low Net - Roula Groff 41.5. Flight C - Low Gross - Cindy Tanner 100. Low Net - Barbara Sewell 51.


Yoder Earns All-American Designation August 3, 2017

Solanco's Alana Yoder recently turned in two All-American track and field performances. Yoder, who will be a sophomore this fall, finished second in the 15 to 16 age division of the 800 meter run with a time of 2:17.78 at the USAFT Junior Olympic Nationals in Kansas on July 29. One day later, she clocked a 4:50.82 in the 1500-meter run and settled for eighth place overall. Fifty-one girls from across the country competed in each event. The top eight places are considered All-American performances.

Last year Yoder finished seventh in the nation in the 800 and did not run the 1500. She qualified for the national meet after winning the mid-Atlantic championship at Widener University in June and then, early in July, she won the regional championship held in Brockport, N.Y.


One Honey Of A Run August 3, 2017

"Everyone who enters the race gets a jar of honey," said Dan Cless, Hempfield Rec fitness and wellness director and coordinator of the 18th annual Amos Herr 5K Honey Run.

Other honey-based treats will be available to entrants before and after the 5K race, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. The race will begin and end at Amos Herr Park, 1756 Nissley Road, Landisville, and the course will take participants through Landisville. Cless noted that the course is mostly flat, but there is somewhat of an incline at one point.

"Once you get past Church Street to Bowman - which is the most uphill - it's downhill from there," Cless said.

Runners and walkers, as well as people with wheelchairs, are welcome to participate. Dogs and strollers will be allowed on the course.

"In my experience, it was a pretty fast course," added Evan Himes, who ran the race for the first time last year. He was one of the total of 462 people who participated in the 5K and the children's fun run, held before the 5K.

That is quite a lot of people around the starting line, but no one was at a disadvantage. The race is chip-timed, so even someone who starts at the back of the pack has a chance to win. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. The overall male and female winners will receive a $100 cash award, a specialty glass, and a bronze honey bear trophy. Himes, who works in sales and marketing for the honey producer that sponsors the race, noted that the trophies are cast from a model of the first honey bear plastic bottle, which was named "Nugget."

Medals will be awarded to the top five finishers in each age group in the children's fun run, which will be held at 5 p.m. Every participant will receive a ribbon as well.

Himes was impressed by last year's event and expects this year will be just as good.

"It's an accessible race. It's unique (in that it is) held on a Sunday afternoon," Himes remarked. "There's a strong community feel, and it's family-oriented. The community really gets around it."

The community benefits from the funds raised through the Honey Run. Hempfield Rec and the Amos Herr House Foundation and Historical Society split the proceeds. Cless said that his organization will use its portion of the proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund and programs to help the community. The historical society maintains the 1852 Herr Family Homestead that, according to, "authentically depicts life on a 19th-century Lancaster County farm."

Folks may register for the Honey Run by visiting and looking under "Special Events," or they may pick up brochures at Hempfield Rec, 950 Church St., Landisville. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, Aug. 16. After that date, folks must wait until the day of the event to register. Registrants who meet the Aug. 16 deadline will be guaranteed event T-shirts and receive discounts on the entry fees.

For more information, readers may contact Cless at or call 717-898-3102, ext. 38.


Flag Football League Posted August 3, 2017

Hempfield Rec Center, 950 Church St., Landisville, will offer a community flag football league for children who will be ages 6 to 12 as of Sunday, Oct. 1. The league will take place on Sundays, from Sept. 10 through Oct. 29 at the Hempfield Rec fields. Players will be assigned to a team based on their age and size.

Volunteer coaches are needed, and a coaches' meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Those who would like to help may contact Cristine Maser at

Pre-registration, available at, is mandatory. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 25, or until spaces are filled. Schedules will be emailed by Sunday, Sept. 3.

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