by Lisa Tome
Hannah Larsen prayed a lot on Wednesday morning, September 24.
Some of her prayers were private. The rest were in public.
"I've been praying all morning that God shows me something more here," said Larsen, 21, a student at Cecil College.
Using word of mouth and social media, Larsen organized See You at the Pole at the college. This event, typically held at area middle and high schools, was taken to another level by Larsen. Read more…
by Lisa Tome
About a dozen county employees gave up their day off on a recent Saturday to give back to the community.
Staffers from Senior Services and Community Transit, Facilities Management, Public Works, and Planning and Zoning and their family members spent six hours on September 20 completing projects in Charlestown.
Krista Gilmore Volunteer/Community Resource Coordinator for the county's Senior Services and Community Transit Department and Teresa Gordon, who coordinates programming for the Elkton Senior Center, led the effort.
by Lisa Tome
In 1978, Stan Michalski saw a photo of an electric car in a magazine.
He decided right then that he was going to buy one.
"I said I was going to buy one and then I found out you couldn't get one. And it did not even work. The battery technology was not at a point that it would work," he said.
Cecilton's Town Hall Resting Place was recently expanded.
Now there is an additional bench for sitting, a tree for shade, and a place to water your horses.
And the whole project was constructed from recycled items. Read more…
On Thursday, September 25 at approximately 10 a.m., Rising Sun police, Cecil Sheriff's deputies, and Maryland state troopers responded to Martin's, 24 Rising Sun Towne Center, for a reported armed robbery in the store's parking lot.
Someone threw molotov cocktails into a Rising Sun restaurant shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, September 25.
No one was injured and damage to Buck's Restaurant was estimated at $600, Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Walters reported.
Early Thursday morning, volunteers from the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun responded to the restaurant at 314 East Main Street. Read more…
by Lisa Tome
The retirement of Elkton's parking enforcement officer, Ed Davis, has opened the door for exploration in Elkton's downtown.
Elkton Town Clerk Michelle Henson said that the town board is currently weighing the options on whether metered parking will remain in place.
Currently, and through the end of the year, parking will be free. Read more…
by Lisa Tome
For the second time in three months, vandals have targeted playground equipment in Rising Sun.
Between September 15-16, someone turned out in Diddie Richardson Park, East Main Street, and did substantial damage to a sliding board. Read more…
A former Quarryville Elementary student has begun a project to revive the school's Discovery Garden.
Quintin Robinson, a Solanco High School sophomore and a Life Scout with Troop 58, started cleaning out the old garden on Saturday afternoon, September 13.
He came up with the idea a year ago.
"I was at the school and a custodian came up to me and asked me if I knew anyone who needed an Eagle project," he said. Read more…
The prizes are decorative.
"We're having filled Longabarger baskets as the prizes," said SECA Bingo organizer Tammy Rineer.
The funds raised during the October 19 event will also serve a decorative purpose, SECA director Nicole Luecker said.
"We're going to use the money to put down a new floor," she said. The SECA building, formerly the American Legion Post Home, needs flooring upstairs as well as in the entrance and hallway, she said. Read more…
Hosting an all-night party for 200 teenagers is expensive.
Even if it's staffed by volunteers and many of the prizes are donated, the cost will go well over $10,000.
Coming up with that money is one of the challenges Solanco's post-prom party committee faces every year. Read more…
Organizers are hoping the third anniversary of Run the Good Race will reprise its inaugural success.
"We raised over $1,700 for the food bank the first year," Lori Kelley said.
Hitting a similar figure this year for the Solanco Food Bank's SWEEP program would be wonderful, she said. The SWEEP program provides weekend meals for elementary students who otherwise would not have enough to eat. Read more…
There are many opportunities for families and their children in the Solanco community.
Early next week, Smith Middle School will be helping those families connect with organizations that offer a wide range of services and opportunities, assistant principal David Beard said.
Photo galleries from the 2014 Solanco Fair are posted HERE.
Some of the records sealed in boxes may be valuable or provide insights to Quarryville's history.
"Some of them date back 75 or 100 years or more," said Quarryville Borough Council President William Mankin. "Some are pretty historic. We don't want to throw those away."
Most of the records, however, are worthless. There are hand-written police reports from the 1970s and paid water bills going back even further.