Fire companies usually deal with tragedy, so when two local departments team up to bring us a good laugh, I want all of you to know about it.

The volunteers of the North Hopewell-Winterstown and Eureka fire companies are bringing comedian Earl David Reed and a few of his friends to the area Saturday, Dec. 8, for a night of laughter at Eureka's fire hall, North Main Street, Stewartstown.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from the fire company kitchen.

Tickets for the show, which will run about two hours, are $20 per person. The show may contain some adult content, so only those 18 and older are allowed to attend.

To purchase, call 717-993-6180 or 717-244-0138.

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You can stock up on your winter reading during a book, bake and craft sale to benefit the Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center.

The event begins a 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Hellam Township Building, 44 Walnut Springs Road.

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Hats off to Summers in Stewartstown, Bonkey's in New Freedom and all those who ate the H.O.P.E. Sundae at these two ice cream parlors.

Because of your love for the creamy delight, proprietors Bonnie and Keith were able to donate more than $1,200 to H.O.P.E., the local support and networking group for cancer patients and their families.


And here's more good news: This seven-layer sundae will be on the menu again when warm weather returns in 2013.

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The York County Solid Waste Authority's last electronics recycling date for the year is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Yard Waste Transfer Facility, Flour Mill Road, Manchester Township.

Take your old televisions, CD players and the like there for disposal instead of trying to put them in the regular trash stream.

For a complete list of what's recyclable, go to or call 717-845-1066.

Reach Lori Badders at or 717-244-5397.