by Lisa Tome
Cliff and Jacqui England's children spent months preparing to honor their parents - secretly gathering information that would later be used in public forum.
The Englands were honored last week as the Calvert Grange Citizens of the Year. The award is given each December to "deserving people who have positively impacted the community." Read more…
by Lisa Tome
Long before tackling their own Christmas lists, Bryanne Harris, Lori Sample, and Andrea Connolley had an even bigger chore to do.
The trio went shopping for the family members of Cecilton Elementary students. The three women, officers of the school's PTO, work to coordinate the school's annual PTO Holiday Shop. Unlike many schools which rely on internet ordering for Christmas gifts, they are hands on shoppers. The women set out for the shopping trip going to T.J. Maxx, Michael's, and big box stores in search of perfect gift items. Read more…
All the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cecil County wants for Christmas is $50,000.
We are serving a lot more kids," said Kimberly Anders, Director of Operations for the clubs. Read more…
Children were dancing with joy before the singers even arrived in the Timberbrook community last Wednesday.
About 10 minutes before the bus carrying more than 30 Bay View Elementary faculty arrived, children waited excitedly at the bus stop.
Bay View's Jingle Bell Tour 2014 was underway.
by Lisa Tome
If you want to know how the economy is doing, ask Dawn Reed.
Reed, guidance counselor at Conowingo Elementary isn't noticing an upswing. "I'm seeing more homeless (students) than in year's past," said Reed.
That increased need means that school staff works closely with community organizations to make sure students don't go without. She said that food baskets went to needy families at Thanksgiving. And for Christmas, other families will get help.
Danielle Drumm found what she was looking for.
"I just need to remember to bring money to buy them," the sixth grader said of the books she wanted to buy at Smith Middle School's annual book fair. Read more…
Susan Griffith, a member of Quarryville's borough council since January 1, 2014, has resigned.
Griffith submitted her letter of resignation last week, council president William R. Mankin said Monday. She cited personal reasons, Mankin said.
When their first book was more successful than they anticipated, authors Stan White and Mike Roth decided to write a second.
"People started asking us what we would do next," Roth said.
The result was published recently. Read more…
Quarryville Borough is asking four neighboring townships to help pay for the local fire company's workman's compensation insurance.
"We've been talking about this for several years," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We want the surrounding townships to pay their share."
The borough has been paying the entire cost of the insurance, just over $21,000 for the coming year. Read more…
There won't be anything new in Union Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas pageant and that's the way the congregation likes it.
"We keep it traditional," director Andrea Nixon said recently.
This will be the 35th year the church has presented the pageant. The first one was staged by organist Dorothy Mahew when she came to Union from a church in Strasburg. Read more…
The newest owner of the branch bank in the Fulton Township crossroads of Penn Hill plans to be there for the long run.
"We intend to keep that branch open," said Mary Ann Scully, president of Howard Bank. "We very definitely are planing to maintain it. … We are now working on plans to make this a successful market for us. We believe this can be a growth area for us."