Maggie McCormick didn't have enough hands to build a catapult, so she used her mouth to help stabilize the project as she applied rubber bands.
Nearby, others used elbows, chair backs, and whatever else they could as construction tools.
Catapult Competition, a STEM learning program, for teens was underway at Chesapeake City Library. The immediate goal was to build a catapult without help from anyone. The longterm hope is that those in attendance learned a little about engineering mechanics and how to read diagrams.
Tedd Holbrook is having a busy summer before he heads back to college.
Holbrook is leading the Rising Sun unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs. Read more…
It had been more than 22 years since Deanna Aaron-Hamilton had been in Rising Sun.
Aaron-Hamilton, 29, of Orlando, Florida, grew up in the town and hasn't been back in years. She spent a portion of her visit in tears, overcome with emotion and memories. Read more…
by Lisa Tome
It's not unusual for Jack Magee to exit his Cecilton home and find shoes in his yard or on his doorstep.
It happens way more frequently than you'd expect.
He's looking for a new beginning.
And starting from the bottom up.
On a hot, humid July day, a 32-year-old man, who asked that his name not be used, was picking up trash along North East's Main Street. He carried trash bags in his hands and on his back he carried a small bag containing iced tea and water. Read more…
The Cecil County Health Department has taken its Safe Kids Campaign on the road.
Community health nurse Tina Bell visited local libraries last week to inform kids and parents about the perils more prevalent in the summer. Read more…
The library's Summer Reading Program is in full swing.
"There are two parts to summer reading," said Rising Sun librarian Susan Newstead, also known as "Miss Susan".
George Washington slept there and now it's going to be a museum.
If all goes as planned, Perryville's historic Rodgers Tavern, built about 1740, will be a museum and will be open to the public on weekends by later this year. Read more…
The co-chairs of Solanco Fair Association's food committee have resigned.
Jacob Gicker, who has worked with the committee for more than 40 years, had to give up the post because he is no longer able to do the work. His co-chair Anna Mary Glick, will resign her position at the end of 2015.
"My food safety certificate runs out in January and I don't intend to renew it," she said last week. "I handed in my resignation two years ago, and now it's going to take effect."
Now the fair association has to find at least one person to take over the committee's leadership.
For more than 40 years, the two-section concrete bridge carried the main road between Oxford and Quarryville.
Bypassed when Rt. 472 was built in the mid-1960s, the bridge now carries Black Rock Rd. over the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek. Colerain township took over the bridge and Black Rock Rd. after the state gave up the road.
Quarryville's volunteer firefighters are used to working in the heat, battling building fires and burning brush.
But two days a year they know they'll spend even more hours facing flames they don't want to extinguish.
"We start at 6 a.m. and get done just before 3 [in the afternoon]," firefighter James P. Herr said. "We like to have the first chickens on the grill by 6:45 [a.m.]."
That's what it takes to help out at the annual chicken barbecue fundraiser.
Given this year's Vacation Bible School theme, the mission project seemed only natural.
"Our Vacation Bible School this year was Everest, which is in Nepal," said coordinator Lisa Jarabak. "We decided the earthquake relief effort in Nepal would be a great mission project for this week."
The children packed 56 health kits and got them ready to send to Nepal through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
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