FROM THE HERALD
There will be no more eleventh hour filing to run for office in Elkton.
Office staff also won't have to scramble to create ballots at the last minute and rush to validate those who are running.
On September 21, officials in Elkton passed a charter amendment changing the town's election schedule.
Before, Elkton town elections were always held the fourth week in May, sometimes conflicting with Memorial Day.
You don't need to justify your request for an absentee ballot for the upcoming Presidential General Election.
All you have to do is ask.
And according to Cecil Board of Elections Director Debbie Towery and other staffers, requests for absentee ballots are pouring into the office.
"We've gotten a lot of calls and mail requests for absentee ballots. A lot more than normal," said staffer, Lora Walters who has worked at the election board for 18 years. She said that means that canvassing will take longer.
Moving trucks sat parked outside Perryville Outlet Center last week, ready to move the final items out of stores.
Inside, the Bass store had signs advertising up to 80 percent off items. Racks of shorts, tops, and shoes sat outside with prices reduced.
Back when West Nottingham Presbyterian started providing free lunch, there were eight volunteers and eight diners.
Eight years later, when the meals resumed after a summer break, about 200 people lined up to eat.
Although he's just five years old, Gio Iadicicco knows his way around a potato.
In a recent 4-H sponsored contest, Iadicicco grew 2.4 pounds of potatoes, besting his older sister Kathryn's crop by mere ounces.
Their father Nick, was surprised at how well the children's bucket potatoes grew.
"I thought they were dead. This is the first time we did this but I do raised bed gardens," said Nick Iadicicco.
You won't find family photos, team pennants, or any other personal items in Mike Cunningham's office.
He wants to know everything about those who visit him at work, but won't reveal anything about himself.
FROM THE CHRONICLE
First, they want to make enough money to pay for the 2017 Solanco High School post prom party.
Then they'll use what's left over to help fund a summer camp experience for kids who are dealing with cancer. Read more...
Bargains come in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes they are discount tickets to a home football game.
Or they can be free books, donated by a program that promotes literacy.
On Friday night, October 14, they came together.
People who donated books to Solanco's literacy program that evening received discount tickets to the varsity Mules' home football game.
A program that has trained young girls for half a century is coming to an end.
The Southern Belles baton club will close at the end of this year, founder and teacher Barbara Tollinger said last week.
"We don't have a very big group going right now. It's winding down and the end of the year is it," she said during a practice session last Thursday night.
Ultimately, the goal is to bring in enough money to operate the fire company and pay off the building project.
The annual boot drive can't do that alone, but it can help, said Quarryville Fire Company President Sherry Wertz.
The drive is a joint effort of fire company volunteers and 11 area restaurants. An empty fire boot is in each establishment with a sign asking patrons to make a donation. Read more...