FROM THE HERALD
When Kathy Thomas started working for the school system, she took a part time job for a few months after the youngest of her four children enrolled in kindergarten.
That temp job lasted 40 years. Read more…
After 25 years with the school system, the last 18 directing the band at Rising Sun High School, Frank Metzger is marching onward.
Metzger, 62, of Bel Air, has retired.
"It's time. I've enjoyed teaching the band kids," said Metzger. Read more…
The goal is to assure that no child in Cecil goes hungry this summer.
Free meals for children and teens are being offered at various locations throughout the county this year.
Rising Sun water leak repaired
Rising Sun town crewmen and contractor James Meadows worked all night and have completed repairs on a large crack in a Louise Court water line. Water service was restored to all residents by 9 this morning.
Rick Edwards admits that he shed a few tears during Rising Sun Middle School eighth grade promotion ceremony.
After 32 years working for the school system, the last 19 as principal, Edwards has been promoted to Director of Education Services for Cecil County Public Schools. That means instead of having an office in a school, he will now work at the Board of Education offices in Elkton. The new post becomes effective July 1. Read more…
Car shows, Music on Main, and First Fridays - all of these Elkton events will include free music for the summer.
All performances will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket for sitting. At some of the events, food will be sold. Read more…
The North East Chamber of Commerce has made it a whole lot easier to find your way around the town.
The 2016 - 2017 Strolling Guide was recently released.
Just weeks from now, Perryville is getting a whole new beginning.
Work on the new $2.8 million police department building will begin. Read more…
Although it only lasts nine days, the Cecil County Fair is a year round pursuit for some.
According to April Hall Barczewski, Extension Educator for Cecil County's 4-H Youth Development, work on the fair never stops.
"We're starting to ramp up," said April Hall Barczewski. This year's fair starts in a little more than a month. It runs from July 22-30 at the Fair Hill Fairgrounds. Read more…
FROM THE CHRONICLE
Dan Neff came to his first Rubicon summer program as a very young wrestler.
Last Thursday, he returned as a guest instructor.
Neff, one of Solanco's most successful wrestlers, spent the day working with younger matmen.
"It's a big transition, teaching kids how to compete at different skill levels," he said. "When you teach, it shows you the mistakes you have been making." Read more...
An original painting by one of 20th century America's best-known artists will be among the items to be auctioned off during Hospice and Community Care's Labor Day weekend sale.
This year's sale, the 32nd, will be the first held at the Solanco Fairgrounds in Quarryville.
It is fitting, club member Karen Hurd said last week, to have a rock and mineral show in a town named for quarries.
That may not be the reason the Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club decided to hold the event in Quarryville later this month, but it seems appropriate, Hurd said.
But, she pointed out, the Southern End has a long history of mining and processing ore.
When she started teaching, Rebecca Gajecki didn't plan to leave the classroom.
That's not how her career has progressed.
Late last month, she was appointed principal of Quarryville Elementary School. She will begin that job on July 1.
"The whole point is to get books in children's hands."
That's how organizer Becky McClure describes this month's sale of children's books at the Quarryville Library,
McClure and Barbara Walker, both retired Solanco teachers, are coordinating the sale for the Friends of the Quarryville Library.
"One of the sale's goals is to get kids' books out where they can see them for the summer reading program," said Friends president Carol Biscardi.