Citizens Invited To Get Involved October 15, 2014
Providence Township is looking for residents of the township who have an interest in local government and would like to serve on the municipality's various boards and committees.
Any interested Providence Township resident is invited to send a letter of interest by Monday, Dec. 1, to the township manager, Vicki Eldridge, at Providence Township, 200 Mount Airy Road, New Providence, PA 17560. Letters may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Clothing Giveaway Set October 15, 2014
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 310 Pilottown Road, Peach Bottom, will host a clothing giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. Readers with questions may call teh church at 548-4925.
Event Honors Firefighters October 15, 2014
Rodney P. Miller of Loganville was one of 107 fallen firefighters honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Oct. 12. The service was held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.
The annual tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administration. More than 5,000 people were expected to attend, including members of Congress, senior-level federal officials and other dignitaries, and members of the fire service, along with families, friends and co-workers of the fallen firefighters.
Libraries To “Read For The Record” October 15, 2014
Lancaster County libraries are set to participate in Jumpstart's 2014 Read for the Record, a national early literacy campaign that focuses on reading the same book to hundreds of children on the same day. On Oct. 21, people across the country read the children's book "Bunny Cakes" by author and illustrator Rosemary Wells in support of Jumpstart's mission to work toward the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.
A total of 14 public libraries in Lancaster County were set to take part from Oct. 20 to Thursday, Oct. 23. On Oct. 20, programs were held at Lancaster Public Library West - Mountville Branch Library and Columbia Public Library. On Oct. 21, programs were slated at Manheim Community Library at 9 and 11 a.m., Adamstown Area Library at 10 a.m., Ephrata Public Library at 10 and 11 a.m., Eastern Lancaster County Library in New Holland at 10:30 a.m., Elizabethtown Public Library at 10:30 a.m., Manheim Township Public Library at 10 a.m. and at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., and the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., as well as at Moores Memorial Library in Christiana, where library staff invites the public to read the book when they visit at any time of the day.
Programs on Wednesday, Oct. 22, will be held at Salisbury Township Branch Library in Gap at 10 a.m., Lancaster Public Library East - Leola Branch Library at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Pequea Valley Public Library at 11 a.m., and Columbia Public Library at 2 p.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 23, programs will take place at Lititz Public Library at 10:30 a.m., Lancaster Public Library West - Mountville Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., and Pequea Valley Public Library at 11 a.m.
By hosting special library storytimes and events, local public librarians are hoping to break previous years' records of reading to more than 2,000 children. In 2013, 2.4 million people participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. Since 2006, the campaign has engaged 11.5 million children and raised more than $8.6 million for early education programs. To learn more about the national campaign, readers may visit www.jstart.org.
For more information about area public libraries, including other youth and family programs, readers may visit www.lancasterlibraries.org and click the "Your Local Library" link.
Presentation Scheduled October 15, 2014
Windy Hill on the Campus will host "Mental Illness ... It's Not What You Think" on Monday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. Rose Alberghini, executive director of the York Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, will present.
Windy Hill on the Campus provides programs and services to older adults in the Spring Grove and Hanover communities and is located on the Spring Grove Area School District campus at 1472 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove. For more information, readers may contact the center at 225-0733.
Vaccinations Available October 15, 2014
Representatives of the York County Health Department will be at Windy Hill on the Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m., to provide vaccinations for tetanus and pneumonia, as well as DTaP, a vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
All vaccinations will be available for a fee or free to certain individuals. Windy Hill on the Campus is located on the Spring Grove Area School District campus at 1472 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove. For more information and to sign up for the clinic, readers may call the center at 225-0733.
Gallopers Plan Holiday Party October 15, 2014
The November Holiday Party for the East York Gallopers will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Hellam Fire Hall, 163 E. Market St., York. Entertainment will be provided by WOW, comprised of singer Wayne Winemiller.
To purchase tickets, readers may call group president Phil Nalbandian at 495-4015 by Wednesday, Nov. 5.