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Estate Planning Seminar Posted March 22, 2018

Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, will host a Small Business Succession Planning seminar on Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at Town Square North in the Overlook Lounge. Patti Spencer from Spencer Law will share how smart, timely estate planning can help smooth the transition for management and ownership while taking into account the impact on the people most affected by a change.

For more information, readers may visit and click on Upcoming Events.


Businesses Invite Shoppers To Discover Quarryville March 22, 2018

"We thought it might be fun to get together to have an event to encourage people to come in and have a good time," said Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket (Fergie's) co-owner Chip Hassler, explaining the reasoning behind Discover Quarryville, a celebration that will run from Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14.

"Quarryville has a lot to offer that even people close by don't know about," added Glendon Strite of Good's Store.

In order to entice folks to visit the borough and patronize the businesses located there, Fergie's, Good's Store, C.R. Lapp's Family Restaurant, Martin Appliance, and Stoner-Wade Ford have collaborated on Discover Quarryville. Each business will host special offers and attractions throughout the three days. In addition, each business has contributed five $100 gift cards, and five individuals will win a gift card from all five companies. To enter, folks must receive a stamp at each participating venue. Entry forms may be picked up at the businesses or found inside an upcoming edition of this paper. No purchase is required to win.

"We are hoping that this inaugural event is such a success that we can offer a couple each year and grow from there," commented Diana Wade, who is the third generation of her family to be involved with Stoner-Wade Ford. "(Quarryville) is a great community with wholesome people. It's neat to see the families evolve over the years, and I get to be a part of that."

Fergie's, located in the Towns Edge Shopping Center, 100 TownsEdge Drive, will offer a first-ever spring meat sale from April 12 to 14. Whoopie pies and cakes made by Shady Maple's bakery will be on sale on April 12 and Friday, April 13. Free samples of the baked goods and other items will be available during those days as well. Additionally, the Kunzler hot dog wagon will be on-site on April 12, and shoppers may enjoy a hot dog, chips, and a beverage free of charge. To learn more about the supermarket, readers may visit or call 717-786-7301.

The hot dog wagon will be located at Stoner-Wade Ford, 415 W. Fourth St., Quarryville, on April 13 and will offer free refreshments. On April 12 and 13, the automotive dealership will host a Ride and Drive event. Folks may test drive a new Ford Escape or EcoSport, driving the vehicles to the businesses participating in Discover Quarryville. Spots are limited, and reservations must be made by calling Wade at 717-806-6236.

In addition, Stoner-Wade Ford will host a birthday party for the Ford Mustang on April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Guests are invited to drop in at any time with their Mustangs or to chat with other muscle car enthusiasts. Cupcakes and other treats will be served, and door prize drawings will be held. Readers planning to attend are asked to contact Wade by Monday, April 9. To learn more about the dealership, readers may visit

The hot dog wagon's final location will be Good's Store, 333 W. Fourth St., Quarryville. Free hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 14. According to, the department store offers a genuine Pennsylvania Dutch shopping experience complete with friendly service, low prices, and unique merchandise. Good's Store opened in Peach Bottom in 1985 and moved to its current location, where Fergie's previously operated, in 1988.

Strite pointed out that Good's is an independent Ace Hardware, and along with paint, tools, hard goods, and sporting goods, it also sells clothing, housewares, fabric, and craft supplies. A special sale on select items will be held during Discover Quarryville. To learn more, readers may visit the website or call 717-786-9028.

While Martin Appliance, 2318 Beaver Valley Pike, New Providence, will not host the hot dog wagon, it will not be without food. A demonstration of a wood smoker will be held during the three-day event, and folks may sample food that comes off the grill. There will also be storewide specials, and shoppers may look at the latest in residential appliances and household furnishings and learn about water treatment solutions. The showroom will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 12 and 13 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 14. For more information, readers may visit or call 717-786-7373.

For a full meal or only dessert, folks may visit C.R. Lapp's Family Restaurant, 101 Fite Way, Quarryville. The breakfast buffet will be available from 6 to 11 a.m. each day of the event, and the price will be discounted. Folks may enjoy a free breakfast buffet when they purchase a gift card with a minimum value of $30. Additionally, diners may take 50 percent off the cost of a second meal when they buy one at the regular price from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lapp's is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Christy and Robin Lapp. The couple opened the restaurant in February 2005 and offer homestyle Pennsylvania Dutch food. "It feels like a family (here)," said staff member Chrissy Martinez. "A lot of people come in for three meals a day. You really get to know them on a personal level." For a list of current specials and to view menus, readers may visit Takeout orders may be placed by calling 717-786-1768.

For more information about Discover Quarryville, readers may find the event page on Facebook or call or visit any of the participating businesses.


Ministry To Benefit From Tour March 22, 2018

Faith Friendship Ministries will benefit from a portion of ticket sales for Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets Tour, set for Thursday, April 5, through Saturday, April 21. This year the tour program will turn 10 years old and is projected to surpass $100,000 donated to local nonprofits.

Set up like a home or garden tour, ticket holders will travel from place to place in their own vehicles and receive various perks for visiting each business during the tour.

The first 2,000 people to purchase tickets will receive a goodie bag. For tickets, readers may call 717-721-9409 or visit


Free Throw Event Raises Funds March 22, 2018

A free throw basketball event raised funds for The Factory Ministries in Paradise. The event took place in The Together Community Center at the Factory Ministry in Paradise on March 2.

More than 20 local businesses participated by sending representatives to shoot 100 free throws that afternoon in the gym. Prior to the event, participants sought pledges for each free throw made. The event raised more than $11,500 for The Factory Ministries.

The Factory Ministries offers a youth center, a food pantry, and social services for individuals and families. To learn more, readers may call 717-687-9594, email or visit


Donations To Help Fight Food Insecurity March 22, 2018

Local food banks, nonprofits, and community-based organizations will benefit from a Kickstarter campaign being held by Josephine's Pantry, a Lancaster spice business founded by chef Gerry Geda. The company, which donates 100 percent of its profits to these groups with the goal of ending food insecurity, seeks to raise $8,000 by Sunday, April 1, through the campaign. Funds raised will be used to launch a digital marketing campaign.

Rewards will be offered for various donation levels. To donate, readers may visit More information about Josephine's Pantry is available at


MDA Receives Donation March 21, 2018


Donation To Benefit Fire Victims March 21, 2018


Library Accepts Donation March 21, 2018


Brethren Village Names Director March 16, 2018

Heartland Family Health physician Sawsan Zammam has joined Brethren Village, serving as both medical director and credentialed primary care physician. She sees patients on Thursdays at the Courtyard and Terrace Crossing medical suites.

Zammam is committed to furthering Brethren Village's mission to increase quality of care, reduce readmissions to acute care settings, improve transitions of care across the continuum, and see residents in Brethren Village's supportive living and independent living areas.

Zammam is board certified in both internal and geriatric medicine. She received her medical degree from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in Syria. Zammam lives locally with her husband and two children, who attend Hempfield School District.

Brethren Village residents can make an appointment with Zammam by calling Heartland Family Health at 717-627-4088.


Watershed Alliance Receives Donation March 16, 2018


Chamber Of Commerce Will Award Scholarships March 15, 2018

The Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce (SLCCC) will award $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors - one each from Solanco and Lampeter-Strasburg school districts - who plan to pursue a business-related major in college or technical school or plan to operate their own business following graduation.

The application for Solanco students is available at For details, students may call the guidance office at 717-786-2151, ext. 8160. Lampeter-Strasburg students may obtain applications by contacting Ed Krasnai in the guidance office at 717-464-3311. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 1. Scholarship funding is provided through SLCCC's annual shredding event.

For more information, readers may call Keith Kaufman, SLCCC secretary, at 717-786-5617.


Theater Names Producer March 15, 2018

The Gretna Theatre board of directors has announced the appointment of Brian Kurtas as the organization's new executive producer.

Kurtas will now lead the theater through its next phase of growth. Producing its professional theatre season in only the summer months, Gretna's plans include expanding educational programming in order to offer workshops, classes, and touring outreach shows for schools during the rest of the year.

A native of Lancaster and a local Manheim Township High School graduate, Kurtas brings 10 years of experience from New York and Philadelphia, coming directly from Walnut Street Theatre, one of America's oldest and most successful nonprofit theaters. There, he is credited as the casting director for more than 50 plays and musicals and for assisting the producing artistic director in shaping the programming for more than 50,000 subscribers. He has produced commercials and live corporate events throughout the East coast, and is a member of the Casting Society of America.

Gretna Theatre is a nonprofit theater company based in Mount Gretna that holds performances at the Mount Gretna Playhouse. For subscriptions, tickets, and information, readers may call 717-964-3627, or visit


Minnich Honored For Service March 15, 2018

Jeff Minnich, owner of Groff's Printing in Quarryville, is the recipient of the first annual Community Service Award from the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce (SLCCC). The award recognizes a person who has provided important, lasting, volunteer public service in Quarryville and southern Lancaster County.

Kendall Keeler, a member of the chamber's board of directors and chairman of its community service award committee, presented Minnich with a plaque during the chamber's annual banquet at The Fireside Tavern in Strasburg. In addition, Keeler announced that a $500 scholarship in Minnich's name will be awarded to a student in the Solanco or Lampeter-Strasburg school districts who will major in a business-related field in college or technical school, or who plan to operate their own business following high school graduation. Upon receiving his award, Minnich announced that he will provide a matching $500 to make it a $1,000 business-related scholarship for a Solanco or Lampeter-Strasburg senior.

While presenting Minnich with the award, Keeler noted Minnich's remarkable support for the community and involvement in many activities, specifically mentioning his coordination of the Solanco Fair parade each year.

Nominees for the 2019 Community Service Award are being accepted. To nominate someone, readers may visit, or email Keith Kaufman at


CMN Receives Donation March 15, 2018

Children's Miracle Network (CMN) has received a donation of $34,702 from Bomberger's Store, which is based in Lititz with stores in Lititz and Annville.

The funds were raised in 2017 during checkout, in collection bins, during CMN Bucket Sales, and during the store's annual John Deere Play Day. A portion of sales from John Deere tractors and Weber Grills was also donated.

Funds raised support local CMN Hospital, Penn State Health Children's Hospital in Hershey. In-store donations to CMN are always accepted at registers and collection bins.

This year's John Deere Play Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 4, in Lititz. The event will feature family-friendly activities, games, prizes, and entertainment. More than 2,000 people attended the 2017 event.


Make-A-Wish Receives Donation March 14, 2018


School District, Company Hold Food Drive March 9, 2018


Malay Joins In Leadership Education Project March 8, 2018

Mount Joy-based coach Amy J. Malay joined leadership expert John C. Maxwell and 250 members of his team of certified international coaches, volunteers and leaders in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the invitation of President Luis Guillermo Solís, from March 11 to 15. The delegation conducted a national leadership education project known as Transformación Costa Rica, which reached 400,000 people of the Costa Rican population.

The endeavour was a social transformation initiative led by Maxwell and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, which aims to make training in values and leadership principles accessible to participants at no cost. Over the course of five days, the delegation met with representatives from entities related to government, education, media, business, the arts, faith and family.

For further information, readers may contact Malay at


MDBA Plans Luncheon March 7, 2018

The Mason-Dixon Business Association (MDBA) will hold a luncheon on Wednesday, March 21, at Steelefish Grille, 660 Boulton Street, Bel Air, Md. The guest speaker will be from the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon.

There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations are encouraged, and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, readers may visit In case of inclement weather, if schools in either Harford or York County are closed, the meeting will be cancelled.


Event To Benefit GiGi's Playhouse March 6, 2018

On Saturday, March 17, more than 60 parents and family members of people with Down syndrome from the York and Lancaster areas will receive The Lucky Few Tattoo at Black Locust Tattoo Studio, 3251 Eastern Blvd., York. The Lucky Few Tattoo is a national movement through which thousands of parents and loved ones of people with Down syndrome receive the same tattoo.

Tattoo artist Billy Behler, who has a son with Down syndrome, partnered with Christie Altland of the York Area Down Syndrome Group and Kimberly King of the Lancaster Area Down Syndrome Group for the effort. A portion of the proceeds will benefit GiGi's Playhouse Lancaster. Additionally, a bake sale will benefit GiGi's, along with a donation jar.

GiGi's Playhouse Lancaster has been raising awareness and fundraising in preparation to open a Down syndrome achievement center. The mission of GiGi'S Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center is to be involved in national campaigns, offer educational programs, and empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. It offers free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.


LOHF Scholarship News Announced March 1, 2018

The Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF) annually awards scholarships to deserving nursing students. These include students beginning their nursing education and nurses advancing their careers. Funds are also available for nurses studying for certification classes, such as the School Nurse Certificate. Scholarships renew annually for recipients for the duration of their program of study. Scholarship applications for Lancaster County nursing students are due no later than Tuesday, May 15.

Applicants must be practical or registered nursing students who are residents of Lancaster County and attend one of several schools in Lancaster County, including Harrisburg Area Community College (Lancaster Campus), Lancaster Career and Technology Center, and PA College of Health Sciences. Applicants may also be licensed nurses who are residents of Lancaster County and attend any RN to BSN, BSN, master's, post-master's, or doctoral program, and certification classes, including, but not limited to, school nurse, lactation consultant, and others requiring education.

There are scholarship program requirements that must be met. Applicants must be permanent residents of Lancaster County at the time of application or working in healthcare in Lancaster County. Applicants must be admitted to a nursing education program at time of application. Scholarships are for tuition costs only. Students receiving 100 percent tuition reimbursement should not apply. By accepting a nurse education scholarship from LOHF, the scholarship recipient agrees to work full-time in nursing in Lancaster County for one year of scholarship support awarded. For complete details and an application, readers may visit

Applications will be reviewed to identify finalists for interviews that will take place in July. Recipients will be notified by mail in July. Initial scholarship payments will be made to the nursing schools in August. A reception to celebrate nursing and current and past scholarship winners will be held in September.

Individuals who have already received a nurse scholarship and wish to continue their nursing education are encouraged to re-apply for another scholarship as they advance their education.

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