FROM THE HERALD
Don't let that For Sale sign mislead you.
The annual Remembrance Trees ceremony will still be held at the former home of the Northern Chesapeake Hospice Foundation.
Valda Rotolo, one of those who organizes the Remembrance Trees event, stated that the former hospice home base hasn't been sold so the event will still be held at the location at 229 East Main Street, Elkton on December 2.
You will also have more time to grieve this year.
The start has been moved up a half hour to 11 a.m.
Inspectors with Cecil's Liquor Board just wrapped up another round of Stay Alert checks.
"That's where we send in a 21-year-old without I.D. to see if they are checked. Of 72 locations, 16 sold to them without checking. Then we go back to them with someone under 21 and see if they sell then," said Earl Bradford, Chief Inspector for the Cecil County Liquor Board.
"We still have more work to do. The more checks we do the better the compliance," said Bradford.
Every library story time is different. Most include music, stories, and games, some get even more basic.
Baby Steps is "preparing them to start seeing a person in front of them and to help them learn how to focus and sit still during reading stories and singing songs" said Laura Venters, who leads Baby Steps story time at the Rising Sun branch library. The kids are also learning how to interact and share with other children in a group setting says Venters.
George Walker, Bernie Chiominto, Lyn Dugger, Charlie Berkowich, Joe Shephard.
You may now add the name Brian Leishear to the list of Rising Sun town commissioners who have called it quits during their term.
In a letter dated November 14 and addressed to Mayor Travis Marion, Leishear wrote "It's been a long and difficult decision, but I feel it is time that I tender my resignation as Commissioner, effective 11/20/16. I understand that my term is set to run until 2019, but due to personal health reasons and career, I can no longer give the position the attention it deserves. It is time for me to step down."
Gift cards, antiques, collectibles and more will go on the block during the annual 4-H benefit auction.
The annual auction, with proceeds benefitting Cecil County 4-H, is set for Saturday, December 3 at the Walls Activity Hall at Fair Hill Fairgrounds.
The doors open at 5:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 7 p.m. The silent auction ends at 8:30 p.m. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. Admission to the auction is free and the event is open to the public.
After more years than he can remember, Tom Connelly still has the best seat in the house.
Connelly will once again lead the downtown Rising Sun Community Carol Sing. This year it will be held beginning at 7 p.m. in Center Square on Tuesday, December 6.
"I like all the people singing at me," said Connelly. "And I get new corny jokes all the time."
The Carol Sing is a rich tradition in Rising Sun. Song sheets will be distributed and Connelly will lead. There are typically soloists, and members of the Rising Sun High band often turn out to provide instrument accompaniment.
North East's town hall is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Staff from the Town donated three hours of their own time last week each to create a winter wonderland at the South Main Street building.
Each of the windows on the side of the building are decorated with themed snowmen. There's a snowman police officer, cowboy, caroler, baker, fishermen, beach vacationer, and more.
Young and old still like to play the sport they love.
Mike Seydell, a former Rising Sun High School soccer player, Coach Ken Ulrich, and John Harnett helped make that happen when they planned the annual alumni soccer game.
Their goal was to create a stronger sense of community with the current players and the alumni. They also wanted a game that had meaning. Hartnett's brother, a former RSHS soccer player, was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2012. "So we decided to create the alumni game to raise money for a scholarship in his name", Seydell said in an email.
"This year we decided to expand and allow for the women's alumni to play a game as well because last years was so successful", Seydell wrote. "Last year it was just boys and the game raised around $2200", said Harnett. "Around 50 guys and around 22 girls came out to play".
At the age of almost 50, Calvin Jones became a father for the first time.
Jones, of Colora, and his wife, Debbie, adopted Debbie's grandsons - Jayme Kohlbus, now 8, and Kayven, now 7.
Jones has worked to be a role model for the boys.
FROM THE CHRONICLE
Last year, volunteers didn't know what to expect when they decided to revive an old tradition. "We had done it years ago and we got to talking about it. That's when we decided we would start it up again," said Lori Swayne. Read more...
There will be only one performance of Union Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas pageant this year.
The pageant, a tradition at the Kirkwood church for 37 years, will be staged at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.
Prior to the service, Girl Scouts from the Bart-Colerain troop will sing around the Christmas tree while guests are being seated.
by Hannah Pollock
Santa will be getting some help from the Solanco community this year.
“Santa’s Sleigh”, an annual drive for Christmas gifts for children, has kicked off.
Volunteers reworked one of Solanco Little League's fields to give players a more realistic baseball experience.
The changes come as the league continues to refine its program to attract players, said president Ken Crank.
"The majors teams [players age 11 and 12] had been using fields that had 46 feet from the mound to the plate and 60-foot-long base paths," he said.
Each year, the evergreen gets a bit taller and a bit wider.
Each year, members of the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce add another string or two of lights to cover their growing Christmas tree. Read more...
Small books can have a big impact on a young reader's progress.
That's why the Solanco Education Foundation is raising money to buy more of them.
The books are designed to help young students learn to read. Read more...