Harvest Program Open To Hunters October 30, 2014
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is once again urging Pennsylvania hunters to participate in the Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program. This year, the Game Commission is eliminating the processing fee to hunters who donate some of their venison to those in need.
Since 1991, the program has provided more than 4,000 pounds of ground venison to soup kitchens, pantries, missions and families in need through donations from participating hunters. In order to take part, hunters must deliver their deer to a participating meat processor and identify how much of their deer meat they wish to donate to HSH.
To learn more about the program, or to find a list of participating meat processors, readers may visit www.sharedeer.org.
Breakfast Club Honorees Named October 30, 2014
Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students at Swift and Smith middle schools are invited to a breakfast with their parents and the schools' principal, Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the Breakfast Club in recognition of their display of good character. Unlike the honor roll, which is based solely on academic performance, the Breakfast Club students are selected on the guidelines of respect, responsibility, honesty, self-control, courtesy and manners.
The Swift Middle School Breakfast Club honorees for September were Brandon Bleacher, Daniel Craig, Holly Cunningham, Xavier Kilby, Grace Kreider, Hunter Mellinger, Brooke Smith, Nicole Taylor, Nicole Trout, Cassidy Walker, and Elizabeth Weaver.
The Smith Middle School Breakfast Club honorees for September were Paige Balliet, sixth grade; Kaylin Bonilla, seventh grade; Tori Leonard, seventh grade; Amber Lutman, sixth grade; Cody Peace, eighth grade; Josh Peinhardt, seventh grade; Josiah Petersheim, sixth grade; Tyler Smith, sixth grade; Thomas Steinhauer, eighth grade; Olivia Stoltzfus, eighth grade; and Nick Yannutz, seventh grade.
School Hosts Guest Speakers October 30, 2014
Pennsylvania Game Commission representatives Dan Lynch, Dennis Warfel and Justin Reeder visited Solanco High School on Oct. 27 to provide wildlife and game forensic presentations to Mr. Girvin's forensic science classes.
Students learned how to measure the time of death in deer and other animals as determined by body temperature, rigor mortis and the general appearance of the eyes. Students were also guided through an outdoor "crime scene" where they had to look for clues of an illegally "shot" deer, including tracking and locating the deer. At the conclusion of the program students were made aware of the fines and penalties for the illegal harvesting of wildlife.
Christmas Concert Set October 30, 2014
Silver, Wood and Ivory will return to the Crown Concert Series at Church of the Apostles, 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. The "Simply Christmas" shows will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, both at 7 p.m.
Performing will be Tracy Dietrich, flutist, and Cindy Wittenberg, pianist, showcasing their instrumental arrangements of traditional Christmas carols and holiday music. Dietrich and Wittenberg, both from the Lititz area, partner together as soundscape artists to create a musical experience for their audiences.
Separate prices have been set for general seating and for tickets purchased at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, readers may visit www.SilverWoodandIvory.com or call 330-3737.
Crowther Earns State Citation October 30, 2014
Penn Manor School District technology education teacher Nick Crowther has been honored with a citation from the Pennsylvania Legislature for his outstanding teaching skills. State Reps. Ryan Aument and Bryan Cutler presented the citation to Crowther at Eshleman Elementary School, where he teaches applied engineering to students in grades one through six. Crowther also teaches at Letort Elementary School and Penn Manor High School.
The Legislature honored Crowther for receiving the 2014-15 Elementary Teacher Excellence Award from the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Pennsylvania. The award is granted to only one elementary teacher in the state. Crowther was lauded for demonstrating "exemplary teaching characteristics, an experimental and innovative attitude" and the ability to "foster curiosity and generate excitement about learning to understand and apply technology and engineering concepts and practices."
His citation is the latest honor for Penn Manor's applied engineering curriculum, which last year earned Program Excellence Awards from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association and the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Pennsylvania. The curriculum was one of only two elementary programs in the United States to receive the national award and only the second elementary program since 1998 to receive the state honor.