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Area Business Showcase Set March 13, 2019

On Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., local businesses and organizations will be showcased at the Chanceford Township Building, 33 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Brogue. The public is invited to stop in and check out what local businesses have to offer. The event will feature giveaways, drawings, and more.

SonLight Chapel, the event sponsor, will collect food items for Community REACH in Red Lion for its Summer Kids Kafe. There will also be a children's activity presented by Green Thumb Garden Club, a hot food and bake sale to benefit Bethel United Methodist Church, the sale of milkshakes, and barbecued chicken dinners being sold to benefit Brogue Lions Club.

For more information, readers may call the church office at 717-927-6261 or visit the Chanceford Area Business Showcase page on Facebook.

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WCCCC Will Hold Luncheon March 12, 2019

The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce (WCCCC) will hold its 18th annual Municipal Update Luncheon on Friday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the facilities of G.A. Vietri Inc., 105 Independence Way, Coatesville. Municipal leaders will share their news and opportunities for the municipalities they represent. Topics of discussion will include business initiatives, economic development projects and plans for the upcoming year.

To register, call the Chamber at 610-384-9550 or visit www.westernchestercounty.com.

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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 niecyjoy@yahoo.com.

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Scholarship Applications Sought February 25, 2019

A scholarship program has been created to aid high school seniors pursuing an environmentally related career. The PPL Electric Utilities Future Environmental Leaders scholarship contest will be open to students looking to attend both two-year and four-year schools. One winner will be picked from each of seven geographical regions within the utility's service area in central and eastern Pennsylvania to receive $2,000 toward college expenses.

One key aspect of the scholarship application is a short essay in which students will explain why they are interested in pursuing a career with environmental ties. Applications can be completed online until Tuesday, April 30.

Applications will be judged by an internal PPL committee, and winners will be announced in early June. PPL employees and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible for the scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship and view the application and rules, readers may visit www.pplelectric.com/scholarship.

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Collaboration To Help Train Students February 13, 2019

Insight PA Cyber Charter School (ISPA) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Keystone Chapter will provide high school students with a pre-apprenticeship in the construction trades. Trades include electrical, HVAC, carpentry, construction craft laborer, heavy equipment, sheet metal, and plumbing.

ISPA students will receive instruction from ABC Keystone apprenticeship instructors in the areas of basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, blueprint reading, basic communications, employability skills, material handling, and basic rigging. ABC Keystone will use curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) that aligns to the ABC Keystone U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program.

Students who complete the pre-apprenticeship will be eligible for a work-based learning experience with one of ABC Keystone's 550 members during the summer or during the school year. Students will receive credit for both the pre-apprenticeship and work-based learning experience, and those who attain permanent employment may be enrolled in ABC apprenticeship program which provides more extensive training in earn-while-you-learn programs.

Employers, parents, and students interested in this program may contact Barry King at bking@k12.com or Stephanie Larkin at stephanie@abckeystone.org for more information.

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Job And Career Fair Scheduled February 12, 2019

More than 25 employers are scheduled to participate in the upcoming Coatesville Job and Career Fair. The free event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the CCIU - Gordon Early Literacy Center, 351 Kersey St., Coatesville.

The Job and Career Fair is open to the public, and candidates over the age of 18 of all experience levels and industries are encouraged to attend. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.

The employers participating will represent a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, transportation and child care. Employment agencies and the County of Chester will also participate.

Pat Bokovitz, director of the Chester County Department of Community Development and the county's Workforce Development Board, has reported that more than 150 people attended the most recent Coatesville Job and Career Fair, held in November 2018.

The Feb. 27 event is made possible through the combined efforts of CCIU - Gordon Early Literacy Center, the Chester County Workforce Development Board and Pennsylvania CareerLink - Chester County.

For further information about the job fair, readers may visit www.pacareerlinkchesco.org or call 610-280-1010.

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Medicare Contract Awarded January 22, 2019

A Medicare contract has been awarded to Sage Medical, a local supplier of medical equipment and supplies. It will now provide equipment, supplies and customer service to Medicare beneficiaries in Chester and surrounding counties.

It is authorized to dispense supplies for ostomy, tracheostomy, urological, surgical and incontinence; ambulatory aids such as canes, walkers and manual wheelchairs; hospital beds; support surfaces/cushions for hospital beds and wheelchairs; patient lifts and lift chair mechanisms/recliners; nebulizers; and power-operated vehicles such as scooters and powerchairs.

Readers may contact Sage at 484-364-3039 or orders@sagemedicalsupply.com to start processing a Medicare claim.

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Scholarship Applicants Sought January 16, 2019

The Merit Shop Training and Research Center invites applications for its Merit Shop Construction Scholarships, awards dedicated to assist individuals seeking to further their education in careers in construction. An average of eight scholarships are awarded each year, with Merit Shop Construction scholars receiving up to $4,000. The Merit Shop Construction Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and is administered by the Merit Shop Training and Research Center.

To be eligible, applicants must enroll in a trade school, college or university program that is directly related to a construction career. This includes skilled trades, engineering and construction management.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, Feb. 22. This deadline includes all reference forms. Notification to finalists will be made in May. Readers may visit www.abckeystone.org/scholarships to download application materials.

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Valentine Card Project Planned January 16, 2019

Local residents are encouraged to get involved in the annual Operation Valentine initiative. Through the initiative, individuals write messages to military veterans on Valentine cards, cut-out hearts or whatever they like, and they are delivered to the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Locally, the program is supported by Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory and the Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Valentine cards may be dropped off through Friday, Feb. 8, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 414 E. King St., Lancaster, or 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. For more information, readers may email ashley@snyderfuneralhome.com or call 717-393-6991.

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Blood Drives Slated January 16, 2019

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will host blood drives at three Royer's Flowers and Gifts stores as part of "Buds for Blood."

On Thursday, Jan. 31, stores at 201 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, and 805 Loucks Road, York, will host bloodmobiles from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The third blood drive is set for Saturday, March 16, at the Camp Hill store, 3015 Gettysburg Road, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments are not needed, but donors should bring ID, eat within four hours of giving blood, and stay well hydrated. Orange juice and snacks will be provided after donating.

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Library To Host Special Event January 9, 2019

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, will host an event through the Grow With Google initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through the initiative, Google aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States. The tour consists of free, one-day events in local libraries to help job seekers and small business owners improve their digital skills.

To learn more about the free event and to register, readers may visit https://g.co/GrowPennsylvania. Space is limited, so advance registration is requested.

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Economic Group Sets Luncheon January 9, 2019

The York County Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 100, York, will host its next Leadership Luncheon, themed "Security Awareness From the Top Down," on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. Attendees will learn how to be prepared before, during and after an attack.

Food and beverages will be provided free of charge, and space is limited. For more information and to register, readers may visit www.ycea.org.

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Community Invited To Submit News January 2, 2019

As part of its commitment to highlighting good news in the local community, Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. (EPC) invites churches, clubs, community groups, schools, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as residents, to submit news releases to the Pennysaver. Announcements for nonprofits are printed in the Pennysaver free of charge as space is available and may cover meeting information, fundraisers, special events, community service, awards and accomplishments, and more.

News submissions should answer who, what, where (address and town), when (date and time), and why and provide any other relevant details and contact information. News releases are accepted by email and regular mail. Community members may email news release submissions and high-resolution digital photos to news@engleonline.com. Submissions may be sent via mail to EPC - News, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552. Those submitting news are asked to type or print neatly. Anyone who submits a photo and would like to have it returned is asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

In addition to appearing in print as space is available, news submissions are posted online at www.townlively.com. Digital editions of EPC's community newspapers are available at www.townlively.com/read.

Engagement, wedding, and anniversary announcements are also printed free of charge as space is available. Interested individuals may find more information, fill out the online form, and upload photos at www.townlively.com/wedding-planner/.

For more information regarding news items for nonprofit organizations, readers may email news@engleonline.com or call 717-892-6018 or 800-800-1833, ext. 6018.

EPC is a family-owned and family-operated business committed to being a regional leader in print and electronic communication. Founded in 1954 by Alvin Engle and his wife, Pauline, EPC is now celebrating more than 60 years in business, continuing its tradition of offering quality commercial printing services, community newspapers, and specialty publications. EPC publishes the Merchandiser, Pennysaver, Advertiser, Community Courier, Auto Locator, Auto Connection, Where & When: PA's Travel Guide, Dining in Lancaster County, Antiques & Auction News, Wedding Planner, Inns and B&Bs of Southeastern PA, and Lancaster County magazine, in addition to several themed supplements throughout the year. For more information about EPC, readers may visit www.engleonline.com and www.townlively.com.

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Community Invited To Submit News January 2, 2019

As part of its commitment to highlighting good news in the local community, Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. (EPC) invites churches, clubs, community groups, schools, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as residents, to submit news releases to the Advertiser. Announcements for nonprofits are printed in the Advertiser free of charge as space is available and may cover meeting information, fundraisers, special events, community service, awards and accomplishments, and more.

News submissions should answer who, what, where (address and town), when (date and time), and why and provide any other relevant details and contact information. News releases are accepted by email and regular mail. Community members may email news release submissions and high-resolution digital photos to news@engleonline.com. Submissions may be sent via mail to EPC - News, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552. Those submitting news are asked to type or print neatly. Anyone who submits a photo and would like to have it returned is asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

In addition to appearing in print as space is available, news submissions are posted online at www.townlively.com. Digital editions of EPC's community newspapers are available at www.townlively.com/read.

Engagement, wedding, and anniversary announcements are also printed free of charge as space is available. Interested individuals may find more information, fill out the online form, and upload photos at www.townlively.com/wedding-planner/.

For more information regarding news items for nonprofit organizations, readers may email news@engleonline.com or call 717-892-6018 or 800-800-1833, ext. 6018.

EPC is a family-owned and family-operated business committed to being a regional leader in print and electronic communication. Founded in 1954 by Alvin Engle and his wife, Pauline, EPC is now celebrating more than 60 years in business, continuing its tradition of offering quality commercial printing services, community newspapers, and specialty publications. EPC publishes the Merchandiser, Pennysaver, Advertiser, Community Courier, Auto Locator, Auto Connection, Where & When: PA's Travel Guide, Dining in Lancaster County, Antiques & Auction News, Wedding Planner, Inns and B&Bs of Southeastern PA, and Lancaster County magazine, in addition to several themed supplements throughout the year. For more information about EPC, readers may visit www.engleonline.com and www.townlively.com.

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Community Invited To Submit News January 2, 2019

As part of its commitment to highlighting good news in the local community, Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. (EPC) invites churches, clubs, community groups, schools, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as residents, to submit news releases to the Merchandiser. Announcements for nonprofits are printed in the Merchandiser free of charge as space is available and may cover meeting information, fundraisers, special events, community service, awards and accomplishments, and more.

News submissions should answer who, what, where (address and town), when (date and time), and why and provide any other relevant details and contact information. News releases are accepted by email and regular mail. Community members may email news release submissions and high-resolution digital photos to news@engleonline.com. Submissions may be sent via mail to EPC - News, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552. Those submitting news are asked to type or print neatly. Anyone who submits a photo and would like to have it returned is asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

In addition to appearing in print as space is available, news submissions are posted online at www.townlively.com. Digital editions of EPC's community newspapers are available at www.townlively.com/read.

Engagement, wedding, and anniversary announcements are also printed free of charge as space is available. Interested individuals may find more information, fill out the online form, and upload photos at www.townlively.com/wedding-planner/.

For more information regarding news items for nonprofit organizations, readers may email news@engleonline.com or call 717-892-6018 or 800-800-1833, ext. 6018.

EPC is a family-owned and family-operated business committed to being a regional leader in print and electronic communication. Founded in 1954 by Alvin Engle and his wife, Pauline, EPC is now celebrating more than 60 years in business, continuing its tradition of offering quality commercial printing services, community newspapers, and specialty publications. EPC publishes the Merchandiser, Pennysaver, Advertiser, Community Courier, Auto Locator, Auto Connection, Where & When: PA's Travel Guide, Dining in Lancaster County, Antiques & Auction News, Wedding Planner, Inns and B&Bs of Southeastern PA, and Lancaster County magazine, in addition to several themed supplements throughout the year. For more information about EPC, readers may visit www.engleonline.com and www.townlively.com.

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Community Invited To Submit News January 2, 2019

As part of its commitment to highlighting good news in the local community, Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. (EPC) invites churches, clubs, community groups, schools, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as residents, to submit news releases to the Community Courier. Announcements for nonprofits are printed in the Community Courier free of charge as space is available and may cover meeting information, fundraisers, special events, community service, awards and accomplishments, and more.

News submissions should answer who, what, where (address and town), when (date and time), and why and provide any other relevant details and contact information. News releases are accepted by email and regular mail. Community members may email news release submissions and high-resolution digital photos to news@engleonline.com. Submissions may be sent via mail to EPC - News, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552. Those submitting news are asked to type or print neatly. Anyone who submits a photo and would like to have it returned is asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

In addition to appearing in print as space is available, news submissions are posted online at www.townlively.com. Digital editions of EPC's community newspapers are available at www.townlively.com/read.

Engagement, wedding, and anniversary announcements are also printed free of charge as space is available. Interested individuals may find more information, fill out the online form, and upload photos at www.townlively.com/wedding-planner/.

For more information regarding news items for nonprofit organizations, readers may email news@engleonline.com or call 717-892-6018 or 800-800-1833, ext. 6018.

EPC is a family-owned and family-operated business committed to being a regional leader in print and electronic communication. Founded in 1954 by Alvin Engle and his wife, Pauline, EPC is now celebrating more than 60 years in business, continuing its tradition of offering quality commercial printing services, community newspapers, and specialty publications. EPC publishes the Merchandiser, Pennysaver, Advertiser, Community Courier, Auto Locator, Auto Connection, Where & When: PA's Travel Guide, Dining in Lancaster County, Antiques & Auction News, Wedding Planner, Inns and B&Bs of Southeastern PA, and Lancaster County magazine, in addition to several themed supplements throughout the year. For more information about EPC, readers may visit www.engleonline.com and www.townlively.com.

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Visitor Center Announces Upcoming Hours December 19, 2018

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center will be closed through Thursday, Dec. 27, and will reopen on Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will close again on Sunday, Dec. 30, and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

The Visitors Center is a resource for area visitors and has information on many local parks, businesses, museums and attractions.

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2019 FestivICE Celebration Set December 19, 2018

FestivICE, presented by York Traditions Bank and Eventive, will expand for 2019 to three days and fill Cherry Lane in downtown York with music, family fun, and live sculpting of thousands of pounds of ice. The free winter celebration will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 19.

Chainsaw-wielding artists will again turn more than 20,000 pounds of ice into frosty pieces of art throughout the three-day event, including a 40-foot ice slide for the celebration's youngest attendees to ride for free. Ice sculpture artists will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King on his holiday weekend by paying tribute to him and heroes inspired by his message in their ice sculptures. A record-setting 20 ice sculptures will be featured, including 15 creations sponsored by local businesses to support Children's Aid Society.

Vendors will offer handmade and vintage wares in Central Market, joining a number of Beaver Street and Market Street shops and restaurants that will be open.

The expanded winter party will kick off on the night of Jan. 17 with a make-your-own-superhero-cape event by Creative York from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a free screening of "The Incredibles" at the Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m., both part of CelebrateARTS, an initiative of the Cultural Alliance of York County. York Young Professionals will host a social at Cherry Lane from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The ice slide will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The schedule on Friday, Jan. 18, to date includes live ice carvings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a free silent disco after-party at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts from 8 to 11 p.m., also part of CelebrateARTS. The ice slide will be open at noon.

Jan. 19 will feature a full day of family-friendly activities, live music, fire pits, s'mores, and more. Family Day at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and vendors will be set up in Central Market from noon to 3 p.m. From noon to 4 p.m., the ice slide will be open, children's activities will be offered in Central Market, there will be live music at a local eatery, Anna and Elsa character appearances will take place, and there will be appearances by the FestivICE Yeti and the York Revolution's DownTown.

The "Yeti Stomp" interactive dance in Cherry Lane will take place at noon and at 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m. A free screening of "The Incredibles" will take place at the Capitol Theatre at 3 p.m. Show Me How to Live Band will perform in Cherry Lane at 4:15 p.m.

Details and ice sculpture sponsorships are available at www.FestivICE.com, which will be updated as more elements are added to the event. Children's Aid Society will receive a portion of each sponsorship of the ice sculptures. For more information, readers may call 717-801-4489 or visit www.eventiveyork.com.

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Her Traditions Scholarship Announced December 5, 2018

Applications are being accepted for the Her Traditions Scholarship offered by York Traditions Bank. Now in its eighth year, the scholarship is designed to help develop the leadership potential of women who will ultimately serve as role models for future generations in the county. York Traditions Bank will present up to five $500 awards to 2019 graduates.

Interested applicants must meet several requirements, including residency, leadership, academics, community service, and an essay. Applicants must be female residents of York County who are 2018 graduating seniors at a public or accredited private high school in the county. Applicants must have served as a class officer or held another leadership position in an organized, school-sponsored activity. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, maintained through the end of the junior year in high school, and include a transcript and letter of recommendation with their applications. Applicants must have accumulated a minimum of 20 hours of community service within the past calendar year.

Applicants must also complete an essay of 250 words or fewer that answers the question "How do you define leadership?" The essay must describe how the applicant has demonstrated her leadership ability both in and out of school.

For more information and an application, interested young women may visit a York Traditions Bank branch. Applications may also be found at www.hertraditions.com.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Applications must be dropped off at a bank branch or postmarked by Feb. 28. For more information, readers may call Melissa Moore at 717-747-2678.

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Chamber Will Hold Luncheon November 30, 2018

The Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas/holiday luncheon at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. A cost per person has been set. Those who preregister and prepay by Thursday, Dec. 6, will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. The Chamber will also be collecting donations of gift cards and/or cash to be donated to homeless students and their families in the Donegal School District.

For more information, visit www.mountjoychamber.com.

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