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T-Shirt Sales To Benefit Fire Department October 20, 2017

The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department will benefit from sales of a T-shirt featuring Station 48's tower.

A Hershey-based apparel company designed and screen-printed the heather red shirt, which features, in white ink, a badge-like logo incorporating the tower and the words "Forty-Eight, Since 1905." Made from a cotton/polyester blend, the shirts come in unisex sizes of small, medium, large, extra large, and 2XL.

The shirts can be purchased at or by appointment at Station 48, 21 W. Caracas Ave., Hershey. Size 2XL is only available at the station. To make an appointment, readers may call the station at 717-533-2953.

All proceeds will benefit the fire department's capital campaign.


Donations Sought For Military Personnel October 19, 2017

During October, donations will be accepted for men and women serving overseas in the military. Donations will be received on weekdays at the following U-Stor-It facilities in York County: 1331 N. Sherman St., York, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 2786 S. Queen St., Dallastown, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both locations will accept donations from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Suggested items include socks, gloves, blankets, body wash, washcloths, towels, shampoo, conditioner, cotton swabs, feminine hygiene items, hair brushes and combs, candy, gum, cookies, crackers, trail mix, nuts, microwave meals, oatmeal cups, cup of soup/noodles, sugar, creamer, flavor packets for water, playing cards, notepads, resealable bags in all sizes, handwritten letters, books, and magazines. For more ideas, readers may find U-Stor-It on Facebook.

The business has also partnered with a local organization, For the Love of a Veteran, located in Hanover. Monetary donations can be made at

For details, readers may call Jill or Courtney at 717-840-9369.


EACC Plans November Mixer October 19, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce (EACC) will hold its November Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabethtown College Mineral Gallery in the Masters Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering. The college is located at 1 Alpha Drive. The Mineral Gallery collection consists of numerous specimens from sites around the world, from quarries in Pennsylvania to the Andamooka Ranges of South Australia.

EACC members and prospective members are invited to attend. To make reservations, visit


Cleanup Day Benefits Leg Up Farm October 18, 2017


Self-Reliance Classes Posted October 18, 2017

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a series of four free courses to aid individuals in their quest for greater financial independence.

The courses include Education, Better Employment, Starting and Growing a Business, and Personal Finance. Each course runs for a 12-week period and is guided by authorized, locally trained facilitators. Each group meets two hours per week at a time that the participants agree works best for them.

Ten self-reliance groups from York and Lancaster have recently concluded the first round of training. The regional leader of the Lancaster Pennsylvania Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ, Dr. Conrad Knudson of York, who serves as the Church's Stake President, invites people of any faith over age 12 in Lancaster and York counties to take part.

For additional information, readers may contact Richard Read at The next round of classes will start the beginning of next year.


Smoker Door Sales Expands Facility October 18, 2017

Smoker Door Sales LLC, 87 N. Kinzer Road, Kinzers, is owned by Jeff and Joanna Smoker. Jeff grew up on a dairy farm in Chester County near Atglen. When he graduated from high school in 1989, Jeff took a job with a garage door installation company as an installer. This was his first full-time job off the farm, and he soon realized that he enjoyed working in the garage door industry. In 1998, Jeff decided to start his own business, and he opened his business in a small rented space near Gap.

Smoker Door Sales recently updated its logo. It has also expanded with a new warehouse facility, which allows it to double its square footage. Additionally, it has added efficient LED lighting and a loading dock. The business currently has 15 full-time employees, adding professional installation and repair from experienced crews.

Smoker Door Sales is a complete garage door installation company. It sells and installs quality garage doors and garage door operators for residential and commercial customers.

"From the beginning, we have focused on the residential replacement doors, primarily in Lancaster and Chester counties," stated Jeff. "We offer a wide range of garage doors and work hard to meet the needs of our customers."

Jeff noted that there are a large variety of basic lightweight steel raised panel doors as well as high-end custom wood doors to fit whatever need a customer has. He explained that customers can add the lasting beauty and security of top-quality brands in the industry with dozens of styles to complement their home or business.

The business will offer $75 off any single door replacement and $150 off any double door replacement through the end of December. Readers may check the ad in this paper for additional details.

Smoker Door Sales is open on Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as on Saturdays by appointment. The business is closed on Sundays. For more information, readers may call 717-442-5070, call toll-free 800-520-DOOR, or visit


BPW Group Receives Award October 18, 2017

The Greater Downingtown Business and Professional Women (BPW) received the Joyce Bresee Award at the fall Pennsylvania BPW District 10 meeting, held on Oct. 14 at the Concord Country Club in West Chester. The award, presented by the district executive board, recognized the Greater Downingtown group for membership achievement.

The keynote speaker at the event was entrepreneur Sue Neff, whose presentation was titled "Journey to Success." The meeting was hosted by Chesmont BPW and chaired by district director Keny Holman. District 10 includes members from Chester and Delaware counties. The group of women aims to help women.

For more information about the Greater Downingtown BPW, readers may visit


NutriMost Of Lancaster Announces Services, Plans Open House October 16, 2017

NutriMost of Lancaster, now owned by Todd November, is offering its program at 2481 Lincoln Highway East, Suite 2, Lancaster, next to Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Hours are offered by appointment only on Mondays through Saturdays. Additionally, a brand-new chiropractic service is offered in the Lancaster office on Saturdays and Sundays. Joy of Life Chiropractic will hold an open house on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, for the community to meet Dr. Josh and Dr. Dave of Joy of Life.

November explained that in 2008, he suffered a medical mishap and was diagnosed with acute liver failure. He was placed in an induced medical coma for three weeks while he awaited a liver transplant. In that time period, no suitable liver donor was found; however, November's liver began to rejuvenate on its own. When he woke up weeks later, he no longer needed the transplant. However, he noted, "I was still unhealthy, overweight, and in desperate need of some changes."

November witnessed the success of his son-in-law, Dr. Joshua Siegel, and daughter, Holly, when they tried the NutriMost program, so he decided to try it for himself.

November started his own journey in August 2013 while working as the general manager of a national burger restaurant chain. His symptoms at the time included high cholesterol, kidney stones, fatigue, and lethargy. "Right after I started the (NutriMost) program, I was amazed in the first week how much more energy I had," November recalled. November said he lost 41 pounds during the 40-day program, followed by an additional 10 pounds during the maintenance phase of the program.

November recalled that in October 2013, during a visit to the cardiologist, he learned that his cholesterol had dropped more than 100 points, and he was able to stop taking his cholesterol, heart, and blood pressure medications. Likewise, November said that a trip to the urologist revealed that his calcium levels had balanced out and his parathyroid levels had returned to a normal level. After 38 years, November was no longer producing kidney stones, he said.

By August 2014, Siegel, who had opened a NutriMost office at Cafe of Life Chiropractic in Long Beach, N.Y., offered November the opportunity to take over and supervise the NutriMost portion of the business. "I jumped at the opportunity to work with clients and help with health transformations of their own," November said. "It ended up being one of the best decisions I could have ever made."

In January 2015, November began a second round of NutriMost, and this time he said he lost an additional 30 pounds. He continued to maintain his weight and improve his health. He added that a third round of NutriMost in April 2015 helped him lose 29 pounds and reach his goal weight.

November is also the head supervising coach for two NutriMost offices in Long Island and one in Marietta, Ga. "I continue to enjoy a healthy, vibrant lifestyle based on what I have learned," November shared. "(I enjoy sharing that knowledge with) all the clients who enter the program. As an accomplished chef, I enjoy utilizing my cooking skills to make healthy meals enjoyable for myself and the clients who benefit from this knowledge and the NutriMost experience."

Individuals interested in learning more about the NutriMost program may visit to watch an informative video and then call 800-212-2612 to set up an appointment to meet with a health coach. The Lancaster office can also be reached at 717-690-2797, and readers may call to set up an appointment through Joy of Life, as well.


Program To Buy Back Candy October 13, 2017

Local residents are encouraged to trade in their excess trick-or-treat candy for cash through the Halloweek Candy Buy Back program. Through Operation Gratitude, the collected candy will be sent to troops serving overseas.

Candy will be collected at Mor Smiles, 245 Bloomfield Drive, Suite 211, Lititz, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each child is eligible to receive a set amount of money per pound of unopened, uneaten candy, up to 10 pounds.

Children are also encouraged to create letters for the service members, which will be shipped out with the candy. Parents can also enter to win a gift card for a local eatery.

The dental practice has participated in the Halloween Candy Buy Back for several years and has collected hundreds of pounds of candy.


Program To Buy Back Candy October 13, 2017

Area residents are encouraged to trade in their excess trick-or-treat candy for cash through the national Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Through Operation Gratitude, the collected candy will be sent to U.S. military personnel serving overseas.

Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring their excess unopened candy to the Healthy Smiles Dental office in the Woods Edge Plaza in Lancaster on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals will receive a set amount of money per pound of candy, with a limit of five pounds per child. Commercial outlets are excluded.

Children are also encouraged to draw a picture or write a note to a service person to be sent along with the candy. In addition, Dr. Matthew T. Kingston of the dental office will send individually packaged toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste to be included in care packages for the troops.

Last year, the dental office took in 102 pounds of candy to send to American troops.

Readers may visit for more information.


Shelter Receives Donation October 12, 2017


Book Sales To Benefit National Center October 11, 2017

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will benefit from a portion of U.S. sales of the children's picture book "The Safety Jewels" by local author LindseyAnn and illustrated by Shari Brandt of Middletown. Additionally, a portion of international sales will be donated to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

In the story, a young girl practices safety rules that are recommended by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Resource pages for parents and teachers at the back of the book highlight the center's mission and provide craft and educational game ideas.

The book is available on Amazon.


Employees Make Donation October 6, 2017


Citadel Seeks Nominations October 4, 2017

Citadel has announced that the nomination period for the 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning Award is now open. Nominations for the 17th annual Citadel Heart of Learning Awards program will be accepted through Sunday, Dec. 31. Chester County students, parents, and community members are encouraged to nominate a teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit created the Citadel Heart of Learning Award in 2001. Teachers who receive the award show excellence both inside and outside the classroom and make a difference in the lives of their students.

Fifteen finalists, comprised of one finalist from each of the 13 public school districts in Chester County, one from the Chester County Intermediate Unit, and one from a Chester County non-public school, which includes charter and home schools, will be chosen from the nominations. Each finalist will receive $500 to use in their classroom.

From these 15 finalists, three winners, including one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school teacher, will receive an additional $1,500 to use in their classrooms.

In addition, the "Schools with Heart" contest will award the top three schools that submitted the most nominations. Schools with Heart awards three cash prizes, including $1,500 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place. The prizezs may be used for support assemblies or events.

For more information, nomination rules, and to submit teacher nominations, readers may visit


YWCA To Install New Boiler System October 3, 2017

YWCA Lancaster has announced that three area companies will donate a new boiler system for Lancaster's Women's Winter Shelter and Residence program, a cold-weather emergency women's shelter. The new boiler system was donated by Patterson-Kelley, a division of Camp Hill-based Harsco Corporation; H&H Sales Associates from Mechanicsburg; and Lancaster-based Moore Engineering Company.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and a special demonstration of the new boiler installation at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St., on Friday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Representatives from each of the donating companies will be present, along with officials from the Lancaster County Council of Churches (LCCC) and YWCA. The public is invited.

Hosted by YWCA Lancaster, Lancaster's Women's Winter Shelter and Residence program is run by the LCCC. The winter shelter, offered from December through April, houses women and their children under the age of 18 who need temporary shelter from the cold. YWCA Lancaster provides a warm, safe place to sleep, as well as showers and lockers, and LCCC provides snacks and beverages. With the exception of one part-time coordinator employed by the LCCC, the shelter is staffed entirely by volunteers from several Lancaster County houses of worship.

The boiler units and all of the engineering services have been facilitated by the dedication of Lancaster resident and longtime YWCA advocate Michele Grasberger and her husband, Nick Grasberger III, president and CEO of Harsco Corporation.

Despite the contributions of community members and corporate sponsors, further contributions are still needed. YWCA Lancaster has initiated efforts to raise $70,000 in order to complete the major-scale boiler system installation.


Group Participates In Event September 29, 2017


Susquehanna Nautical Gifts Opens In Elizabethtown September 28, 2017

Susquehanna Nautical Gifts LLC is a locally owned and operated business that features unique handcrafted decor for homes, lodges, and beach settings, along with beautiful giftware.

Owner Suzanne Korb noted that the shop offers an array of products, not just nautical-related items. Susquehanna Nautical Gifts strives to offer an eclectic mix of nautical, primitive, country, upcycled, and other items. The shop carries a full line of collectible tin signs, as well.

Susquehanna Nautical Gifts is located at 385 Hershey Road in Elizabethtown, in the same building as JLC Marine Inc. The shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, as well as most Saturday mornings through the fall season.

Customers can reach Susquehanna Nautical Gifts by calling 717-887-0771 or by emailing The shop can also be found on Facebook by searching for "Susquehanna Nautical Gifts LLC."


Wagler Steel Celebrates First Anniversary September 28, 2017

Wagler Steel, located at 6 Township Drive, Paradise, has been open for one year. The Wagler family has used its 30-plus years of construction experience to create the best possible metal products.

Wagler Steel has two main goals: to deliver high-quality metal roofing and siding and to do it fast. Because Wagler Steel rolls all the metal at the Paradise shop, representatives note that the business can always have metal ready for pickup or delivery on the same day or the next day.

The family-owned business sells metal, trim, and hardware associated with metal roofing. Trim and accessories are stocked at the shop, including screws, insulation, sliding door hardware, closure strips, roof vents, trim coil, and 1-by-4 lumber. Metal is always made to order. The business offers 20 colors of Galvalume metal, which feature a 40-year warranty, along with six textured colors and several galvanized options. It manufactures 28-gauge metal roofing and siding panels, soffits, and trims.

Wagler Steel offers contractor discounts. Free delivery options are available for contractors as well as local homeowners. Wagler Steel's products can also be purchased through several local lumber yards, including Paneling Sales, Musselman Lumber, and New Holland Supply.

Customers can contact Wagler Steel directly at 717-288-2138, drop by the Paradise location, or visit Business hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.


Food Drive To Benefit Local Organizations September 28, 2017


Discount Available For Relief Shipments September 27, 2017

Anyone who is shipping packages to FEMA-designated hurricane disaster counties, along with Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be able to receive a discount on packaging and certain shipping and freight costs through Friday, Oct. 20.

The discount is available at the Postal Connections stores located in the Ephrata Market Place, 848 E. Main St., Suite 800, Ephrata; the Lancaster Shopping Center, 1653 Lititz Pike, Lancaster; and the Windsor Commons Shopping Center, 3151 Cape Horn Drive, Red Lion.

The offer applies to shipments designated as hurricane relief to any residential address in the ZIP codes affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as temporary relief centers. A list of FEMA disaster area ZIP codes is available at the stores.

Shipped items are limited to 150 pounds and the carrier's size restrictions. Freight shipments can be arranged for shipments over 150 pounds.

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