Buoyed by an impressive showing during scrimmages Saturday, Solanco boys soccer coach Ron Miller has high hopes for his squad. The Mules were 3-0-1 on the day. "It was awesome," Miller said. "It was a good day for us. We've improved big time and I see a nice season in store for us."
Every August, the Thursday before school opens, the drivers who pilot school buses throughout the Solanco School district gather for orientation and training. Every year, the training is different.
"We try to give them practical training for everyday stuff they do on the bus," said Jason McClune, the district's transportation coordinator. This year, the emphasis was on safety.
The bridge connecting Little Britain Township’s Sleepy Hollow Rd. with Lees Bridge Rd. in West Nottingham Township won’t reopen until mid-September. The $1.2 million project was supposed to be completed last month, PennDOT said last spring.
The bridge, built in 1947, closed in early March. The superstructure of the span was in bad condition and had to be
replaced, PennDOT spokesman Gregory Penny said at the time. The project’s completion date was later extended into August. Last week, PennDOT spokesman Mike Crochinus said the project has been delayed again.
The new opening date is the middle of next month, he said. Crochinus did not say why the contractor, Alan A. Myers of Worcester, did not complete the work on time.
She doesn't do braces, fill cavities, or fit false teeth. And her patients outweigh her by a ton or more. That makes Katelyn Duncan a specialized and very careful
Duncan, a 2010 graduate of Solanco High School, has been operating her own equine dental practice for nearly three years.
"I see my patients every three months to once a year," she said.
Some of those horses are owned by people who ride for pleasure. Others work on farms throughout the region.
There must be some recessive gene in the Girvin family tree. That's one
way to explain how three generations of the family have become public school teachers, Barry Girvin said last week. Barry is a native of Bart Township who graduated from Solanco High School and went on to
teach social studies in the Conestoga Valley School District for 34 years before retiring. His son, John, graduated from CV and Millersville University and is well into his third decade at Solanco High School, where he teaches chemistry. John's daughter, Alyssa Girvin, is a graduate of Penn Manor High School and Elon University. She is beginning her first year as a science teacher at Solanco High, where she will teach biology.
"I like biology because its a very hands-on subject," Alyssa said last week. "It's the study of life."
Many of the toughest tasks have already been completed, but the custodial staff at Quarryville Elementary School is still busy prepping for the start of the school year.
"The last week is better than a month ago," custodian Carl Cross said. "We're just pulling everything together."
A month ago, Cross and his co-workers cleaned a majority of the rooms in just 11 days. The job was more challenging this year because Quarryville Elementary hosted summer school classes. During summer school, they were able to clean the rooms in the D wing, which houses specialty classes such as ESOL and speech.
The way she sees it, Donna Miller started playing volleyball at the age most people stop.
The Drumore resident has no plans to step away from the game.
Miller's career, which started at 36, has spanned 34 years and has included a bunch of trophies and awards.
Her latest accomplishment came at the National Senior Games in Ohio in late July. Miller, a hitter, and her team earned a bronze medal in the 65s age bracket.
Mike Roth and Stan White couldn't talk to the people who started, ran, and abandoned the narrow gauge railroad that once connected Oxford, Peach Bottom, and Quarryville.
Instead they spent years gathering the documentation they needed to put together a comprehensive account of the Lancaster, Oxford, and Southern's history, from it's first promotion in 1860 until the final rails were pulled up in 1920.
That work, A Railroad for the "Southern End," was published earlier this month. The 479-page book also includes maps, timetables, photographs, and artists' sketches of the narrow gauge railroad and the communities it served.
It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.
Just who will be hauling sludge from Quarryville's sewage treatment plant will now be determined by the borough's engineer and council.
Two forms of sludge remain after sewage is treated - liquid sludge and solid sludge.
There's more to a Christian life than listening to a sermon every Sunday.
That's the premise of a two-year program of adult night courses being offered by Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Mechanic Grove.
The church first offered the classes in the spring of 2007. A change in pastors stopped the program until last fall.