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Students Receive Scholarships May 23, 2018

The York Chapter of Credit Unions announced the winners of its 2018 scholarship contest on May 7. Carmen Andreoli, Philip Andreoli and Daniel Hanuska each received $1,000 toward their first year of schooling.

Carmen is a son of Anthony and Tina Andreoli. Carmen is a senior at Red Land Senior High School, where he is ranked third in his graduating class. He is on the distinguished honor roll, is part of the jazz band, volunteers for the Mini-THON committee, serves as president of Student Council, and is part of the National Honor Society. He plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College in the fall to pursue a degree in bioengineering or actuarial science. Carmen is a member of Members 1st Federal Credit Union.

Philip is a son of Anthony and Tina Andreoli. Philip is a senior at Red Land Senior High School, where he is ranked second in his graduating class. He is on the distinguished honor roll, is part of the jazz band, volunteers for the Mini-THON committee, serves as vice president of Student Council, and is part of the National Honor Society. Philip plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College in the fall to pursue a degree in industrial engineering. Philip is a member of Members 1st Federal Credit Union.

Daniel is the son of John and Betsy Hanuska. Daniel is a senior at Dallastown Area High School, where he is a part of the cross-country and track team. He is on the distinguished honor roll and is part of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society. He plans to attend Penn State University in the fall to major in physics, with the long-term goal of earning a Ph.D. Daniel is a member of First Capital Federal Credit Union.

The York Chapter of Credit Unions is an organization of financial institutions with the guiding philosophy of people helping people.


New Foundation Announces Scholarships May 23, 2018

The Lancaster Country Club (LCC) and South Korean professional golfer and 2015 U.S. Women's Open champion In Gee Chun have partnered to launch the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation. The Foundation will provide scholarships to help students who have ties to golf or LCC, including employees and caddies, achieve their educational goals.

The In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation will provide scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in the field of their choice. Scholarships are also available for students in secondary school, those seeking vocational education, or those striving to achieve specific academic objectives.

The partnership announcement is a result of the personal relationships In Gee Chun developed with the community and members of LCC during her time playing in the 2015 U.S. Women's Open held at Lancaster Country Club.

Scholarships will be awarded annually beginning this summer. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with varying scholarship amounts awarded. Students interested in applying for a scholarship may contact the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation at 717-393-3886 or


Veterans Receive Gifts May 22, 2018


Leadership York Holds Graduation May 22, 2018

Leadership York recently recognized business leaders who participated in the Executive Connections program. The program's Class of 2018 graduated during a celebration on May 16. The 28 executives, managers, and directors in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors met from March through May to learn about York County history, services, and systems and to explore York's economic and cultural issues and amenities. The annual program series is aimed at people who are new to the York area or to their leadership role and who would like to expand their involvement in the community.

The Executive Connections Class of 2018 consisted of Heather Beam, self-sponsored; Rick Beam, Glatfelter Insurance Group; Sandra Bennis, WellSpan; Chad Brenneman, Graham Engineering; Kathleen Brown, York Traditions Bank; Russell Carey, Harley-Davidson; Andy Corea, BAE Systems; Maria Corea, self-sponsored; Debra Garton, OSS Health; Debbie Gerner, self-sponsored; Mark Gerner, Warehaus; April Herring, self-sponsored; Heather Maxfield, Fulton Bank N.A.; Amadou Mangara, Harley-Davidson; Kevin McKeon, Wagman Inc.; Tiffany McKeon, self-sponsored; Joshua Melnichak, self-sponsored; Tricia Melnichak, Tricia Melnichak - State Farm; Zach Merovich, Harley-Davidson; Timothy Nieman, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company; David Osborne, The Fairness Center; Lindsay Osborne, Lindsay Osborne Photo; Ruth Robbins, Community Progress Council; Michael Sola, Keystruct Construction Inc.; Peter Shovlin, Paragon Engineering Services; Andrew Soisson, Harley-Davidson; Amanda Yiengst, self-sponsored; and Chad Yiengst, Ledge Inc.

Leadership York's mission is to train and support individuals who have the desire to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization was founded in 1978 and boasts just under 3,700 graduates from its six programs. Those graduates provide leadership to more than 250 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government. For more information, readers may visit


BBBS Receives Grant May 22, 2018


BMP Seeks Female Mentors May 22, 2018

The Junior League of Lancaster and the Bench Mark Program (BMP) are teaming up to recruit female mentors to empower young women with physical and emotional strength. BMP is a local nonprofit helping at-risk youth overcome adversity and achieve their full potential through physical, emotional, and professional development. On April 21, BMP unveiled its newly renovated space on East Liberty Street in Lancaster for women interested in becoming volunteer mentors.

This year's onboarding project for new Junior League members was to recruit more female students and mentors to the Bench Mark Program. JLL members focused on optimizing the organization in three key areas: make the space appealing to young women, increase the female support network, and collect workout clothing, fitness equipment, and other materials to serve students.

Volunteer mentors provide guidance and support to students in three key areas: fitness training, academic counseling, and career coaching. While a professional or amateur fitness background is not required, mentors must be willing and able to make a commitment to the program at least one night per week.

Women interested becoming a mentor and joining its support network for female students ages 14 to 24 may contact Will Kiefer at To learn more, readers may visit


2018 CSA Shares Still Available May 22, 2018

The Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op (LFFC) will offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares to members of the community. This year, farms will offer a full range of foodstuffs, from fruit and vegetables to flour, eggs, cheese, and dairy to chicken and red meat as well as flowers and Community Supported Medicines shares and more.

Prorated shares will be available throughout the summer. Readers may check out all LFFC has to offer by visiting or by calling the CSA department at 717-656-3533, ext. 2.


Scholarship News Posted May 17, 2018

Applications will be accepted for the annual scholarship program of The Lancaster Medical Society Foundation. It is open to Lancaster County residents who are accepted or continuing a medical degree at an accredited medical school. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit good character and motivation, and show financial need. Funding for the 2018-19 academic year will be announced in September.

For more information or to obtain an application for the scholarship, readers may visit or contact Lancaster City and County Medical Society at 717-393-9588. Applications must be received or postmarked by Saturday, June 30, for consideration.


CASA Receives Donation May 17, 2018


Cropper Family Opens Business May 17, 2018


Students Receive Scholarships May 16, 2018

Local students Rachel Lyter, Melanie Tracey, and Lauren Yankanich recently received Dennis Flickinger Honorable Scholarships from First Capital Federal Credit Union. Each winner received a check for $1,000 to be used toward her first year of schooling.

Rachel attends York Catholic High School. She plans to enter Mount St. Mary's University this fall and pursue a degree in entrepreneurship. Her goal is to start a company that focuses on social media and content creation. Rachel is the yearbook photographer, a co-captain of the girls' tennis team, and a member of the York Catholic Country Meadows Club.

Melanie is a student at Dallastown Area High School. She plans to enter Penn State Mont Alto in the fall and pursue a degree in forestry. Melanie aspires to work for the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or the parks system. Currently, she plays on the girls' volleyball team, and outside school, she volunteers her time at her church and at Nixon County Park.

Lauren is a student at Central York High School. She plans to start classes at the University of Notre Dame in the fall and pursue a degree in finance. Lauren hopes to become an investment banker on Wall Street. In school, Lauren is involved with the Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society, and she is the student representative on the Central York school board of directors. She is also a member of the cross-country team. Outside school, Lauren is very involved with community service, raising money for the Four Diamonds Fund, doing service projects for the National Honor Society, and volunteering to time swimmers at the Out Door Country Club swim meets.

The First Capital scholarship program was renamed the Dennis Flickinger scholarship program in 2016 to honor former CEO Dennis Flickinger, who retired in 2015. Flickinger advocated for financial education in schools and worked to promote credit unions.


School Fundraises For Fire Department May 16, 2018

Christian School of York recently presented proceeds from a bake sale on May 4 to the York City Fire Department. The school donated more than $1,301, and Penn Waste presented matching funds, bringing the total to more than $2,603.70.

Mackenzie Parr, eighth-grader at Christian School of York, was inspired to help after she passed some firefighters collecting money and learned about the fallen firefighters and their families. She approached her teacher, who works with the Spirit Club at Christian School of York, about coordinating a bake sale to benefit firefighters and their families. Partway through the bake sale, local company Penn Waste agreed to match the proceeds. Members of the Spirit Club also presented fresh baked goods for the firefighters.

For more information about Christian School of York, readers may visit


YMCA Will Receive Donations May 16, 2018

The Harrisburg Area Metropolitan YMCA is partnering with Macy's to give children a summer camp experience. Through Tuesday, May 22, shoppers may round up their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar and donate the difference (up to 99 cents) to support the YMCA's camp scholarship program that sends children to summer camp.

The YMCA's camp scholarship program helps children and youths, attend camp. In 2017, more than $975,000 was donated to the YMCA camps nationwide, sending more than 8,000 youths to camp. The YMCA conducts 1,850 day camps and 320 overnight camps for youths and teenagers across the U.S.

Macy's is located at Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton St., Harrisburg, and Capital City Mall, 3506 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill. Readers may visit for more information.


County Schools Receive Donation May 16, 2018

More than 50 schools throughout Lancaster County enrolled to participate in the Stauffers of Kissel Hill School Rewards Program launched in October 2017. Cumulatively, they received more than $17,619, an increase over the 2016-17 school year total of more than $14,675.

When supporters used their Stauffers Rewards Card to shop, a percentage of their fresh foods purchases was donated to their school of choice.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year began on May 1. For details, interested schools may contact Kimberly Snyder at or visit


Rec Center Recognizes Basketball Team Sponsor May 11, 2018


Police Enjoy Catered Luncheon May 11, 2018


López Completes Term As President May 9, 2018

Sharon López, partner in a Lancaster law firm, became immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) at the end of the PBA annual meeting on May 11. She completed her term as the 123rd president and the first Latina, the first ex-legal services attorney, and the first mother to serve as president in the history of the association that was founded in 1895.

López holds an undergraduate degree from Eastern Mennonite College and a juris doctorate degree from the Widener University School of Law (now known as Widener Law Commonwealth). The law school honored her in 2014 for her efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession. She also received the Widener University School of Law Alumni Outstanding Service Award in 2008.

For more information, readers may visit


BIG IDEA Contest Deadline Posted May 9, 2018

Ben Franklin's BIG IDEA Contest is open to entrepreneurs in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. The prize money will offer a great way to put some cash into a startup. However, the business mentoring, networking opportunities, and feedback from experts may be just as valuable as the cash.

Individuals who have been thinking about developing or commercializing an innovative product, process, or new software application, are encouraged to enter the contest. The contest is seeking budding entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers, or even small existing businesses.

Winners can win up to $50,000 in cash, a six-month membership/working space in the BF TechCelerator at TheCandyFactory, a one-year pass to seminars offered by Ben Franklin's eMarketing Learning Center valued at $3,000, and a free consult (and proposal prep) valued at $3,000 on how to access federal research and development grant money from the Innovation Partnership.

Applicants are eligible if they are located in either Lancaster or Lebanon County; they are developing/commercializing a new, innovative tech-based product/process; they have not previously received an investment from Ben Franklin; and their business is either pre-revenue or has not had sales that exceeded $500,000 to date. For more details, readers may contact or 717-948-6625.

To complete an application, readers may visit The deadline to apply is Monday, June 18, at 5 p.m.


Mission Receives Food Donations May 9, 2018


Mom's House Receives Donation May 9, 2018

Mom's House of Lancaster recently received a donation from DAS Companies Inc. Mom's House has served families across Lancaster County for more than 27 years through offering child care services and educational and life skills support to single parents who desire to continue and complete their education. The recent donation will allow the organization to help single-parent families across Lancaster County move their families out of poverty and onto a path toward long-term economic stability.

For more information about Mom's House, readers may call 717-396-9130.

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