La Academia Receives Donation March 20, 2019
La Academia Partnership Charter School (LAPCS) recently received an Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation of $10,000 from PeoplesBank. The funds will go toward the school's Early College/Dual Enrollment Program, which provides access to postsecondary education experiences for La Academia students. Many of the students have enrolled and selected courses from local higher education institutions, including Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. Through the EITC program, the funds support college tuition, materials, books, transportation, and technology fees.
La Academia's Career Readiness Program is intended to help students achieve their goals by equipping them with the skills they need for employment. The program involves introducing students to multiple success pathways by exposing them to career options and work-based learning experiences and by linking academic achievement with college and career readiness standards. In addition to the Early College/Dual Enrollment Program, the Career Readiness Program includes college and technical school visits, job shadowing, cultural and historical excursions, and two Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
La Academia is a public charter school with an enrollment of 220 students in sixth through 12th grades. For more information, readers may visit www.lapcs.org, www.twitter.com/LaAcademiaPCS, or www.facebook.com/LaAcademiaThePartnershipCharterSchool.
Student Organizes Benefit Event March 19, 2019
Hannah Adler, a junior at Susquehannock High School (SHS), recognized the need for the Theatre Department at SHS to raise additional funds to support high school theater productions. With its budget, the department must cover costumes, set-build, licensing fees, production costs, and more.
Adler organized a Paint Night fundraiser on March 9. A fee was charged for each of the participants to paint a scene from "The Wizard of Oz," with instruction from Adler. The event was tied in to the spring production of "The Wizard of Oz." A total of 78 people participated.
With New Freedom Art donating the supplies and students donating refreshments, 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to support the Theatre Department at SHS. With additional donations at the free snack and beverage area, a total of $834 was raised.
Adler is secretary of the Theatre Department's International Thespian Society Troupe 4088. She was recently elected as a state thespian officer for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Educational Theatre Association, home of Pennsylvania Thespians.
The production of "The Wizard of Oz" will take place on Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7. For ticket information, readers may visit www.susquehannocktheatre.com.
Fundraiser To Support Food Bank March 13, 2019
The York County Food Bank has been chosen as the benefiting nonprofit to receive donations through the Giant "Bags 4 My Cause" fundraiser. This fundraiser will take place during the entire month of March at the East York location of Giant.
For every reusable bag that is sold in March at the Giant store located at 2415 E. Market St., York, a donation of $1 will be given to the York County Food Bank.
For more information on the Giant "Bags 4 My Cause" program, readers may visit https://giant.bags4mycause.com. For more information on the food bank or to learn about ways to help with the food bank's mission, readers may contact Debbie Krout at 717-846-6435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Heroes Provides Service Dogs March 12, 2019
The Healing Heroes initiative was launched by Armstrong on Veterans Day 2016 with the goal to raise enough funds to donate five service dogs to qualifying disabled veterans within communities Armstrong serves. More than two years later, enough funds have been raised to donate 11 service dogs, with six of those dogs being already paired with veterans. Four of those veterans just returned from the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs facility in Williston, Fla.
The latest four veterans to be paired include Bryan and service dog Fahrny of Wadsworth, Ohio; Lisa and Yogi of Hamlin, W.Va.; Harvey and Rosa of Austintown, Ohio; and Samara and Angel of Scottdale. The veterans spent time training at the Guardian Angels headquarters, where they learned how to live with their new companions.
The expenses for training and pairing for each service dog are estimated at $22,000. Armstrong, along with its customers and the communities it serves, raised more than $245,000 to date, according to Sam Pietrangelo, community marketing manager and Healing Heroes Committee chair.
Four veterans have recently been paired with service dogs. Amstrong is still seeking veteran applicants in Chester and York counties, as well as Harford County, Md.
Money is still being raised for the Healing Heroes program. To donate or for more information, readers may visit www.ArmstrongOneWire.com/HealingHeroes.
Chamber Offers Scholarships March 8, 2019
The Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in both the Solanco and Lampeter-Strasburg school districts. The scholarships are awarded annually to one student in each district who will pursue a business-related major in college or technical school, or who plans to operate his or her own business following high school graduation.
Applications for Solanco School District students are available at https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/. Readers may call the guidance office at 717-786-2151, ext. 8160, for more details. Lampeter-Strasburg students can get an application by contacting the guidance office at 717-464-3311.
For more information, readers may call Keith Kaufman, secretary of the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, at 717-786-5617.
Police Department Receives Grant March 7, 2019
West Hempfield Township Police Department received an $11,000 lifesaving equipment grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant allowed the department to purchase eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to enhance the department's lifesaving capabilities.
The new AEDs will replace the older machines currently in use. The new AEDs will be placed in service as soon as all officers undergo training on the new equipment.
According to Chief Mark G. Pugliese, "These AEDs are very similar to the machines we currently have except they are completely automatic, and voice prompts even assist the officers in administering CPR by telling the officer is they are going too fast (or) too slow or if chest compressions are too deep or not deep enough." Pugliese also noted, "(The new machines) are smaller, lighter, and extremely user-friendly."
The mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to provide funding, lifesaving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations.
Movie Night Slated February 27, 2019
The public is invited to a movie night on Sunday, March 31, at 6 p.m. in the banquet room at Yoder's Country Market, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland. There will be no cost for admission. The movie "Tortured for Christ" will be shown, telling the life story of Romanian pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who endured torture and solitary confinement for 14 years.
Light refreshments will be served. A freewill offering will be received to benefit Voice of the Martyrs and Romanian Christian Outreach Foundation. For more information, readers may contact Denise at 717-371-0505 or email@example.com.
Aaron's Acres Benefit Planned February 22, 2019
Aaron's Acres will benefit from the Month of Giving charity campaign during March at Jersey Mike's on Fruitville Pike in Lancaster. Aaron's Acres will have a donation box at the business, and literature will be displayed throughout the month. A kickoff event will be held on Friday, March 1, and there will be a Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 27, when all proceeds will go to Aaron's Acres.
More information on the Month of Giving can be found at www.jerseymikes.com/mog.
Basketball Free Throw Event Set February 21, 2019
A basketball free throw event will be held on Friday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit The Factory Ministries. A local insurance group has partnered with several local businesses that have nominated one participant from their company to shoot 100 free throws that afternoon.
Participants have sought pledges to donate money per free throw made. All members of the community are invited to the Together Community Center, 3293 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, to show support for the free-throw competitors at the event.
For more information, readers may call 717-687-9594.
Community Invited To Dine Out For The Library February 1, 2019
The Friends of the Manheim Community Library are kicking off the 2019 Dine Out for the Library program.
Community members are invited to show their support for the library by participating in one of the upcoming Dine Out for the Library events. Individuals who show a coupon when they dine at one of the participating establishments on one of the designated dates will have a portion of their bill donated to the library.
To obtain a coupon, readers may visit the library, 15 E. High St., or print one from https://manheimlibrary.org/dine-out-for-the-library/. A list of participating businesses and designated dates may be found on the website as well.
TLC Program Receives Donation January 30, 2019
The Lancaster County Association of Realtors (LCAR) was recently scheduled to reach a milestone at its 2019 annual banquet, when the organization planned to present Tabor Community Services a check for $30,700. The funds will go to TLC, a program of Tabor.
This donation represents the proceeds from LCAR's annual Charity Dinner and Golf Outing and marks 30 years of LCAR's support of TLC. This contribution is LCAR's largest gift to TLC and brings LCAR's 30-year contributions to a total of $503,022. TLC works to help people who are experiencing homelessness.
LCAR's focuses are the promotion and development of industry professionals. For more information, readers may visit www.lcar.com.
Tabor Community Services is a nonprofit organization offering a comprehensive array of 19 housing and financial counseling programs and services for residents of Lancaster. Tabor serves more than 5,000 Lancaster County residents annually. More information is available at www.tabornet.org.