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SCHOOL AND COLLEGE FAIR >> Susquehannock High School will hold its eighth annual post-secondary school and college fair March 27.
The guidance department will host "The College Admissions Process" seminar to students and parents from 6 to 6:30 in the high school auditorium followed by college fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Both events are open to all students whether or not they live in the district.
Representatives from more than 40 post-secondary institutions will be available with displays and information. Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives personally and in a casual atmosphere.
Several of the schools include Elizabethtown College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, University of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg Area Community College, Shippensburg University, York College of Pennsylvania, Yorktowne Business Institute, McDaniel College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and the U.S. Navy. A complete list of schools and institutions is available on the district website, www.sycsd.org.
ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS APPROVED BY BOARD >> The Southern school board, at its February meeting, approved the following instructors for the spring adult education program.
William Harman, ballroom, social dance continued; Jessica Marie Buck, beginners' folk guitar; Gary Moon, oil painting for beginners; Carol Hartman, watercolor and acrylic painting; David Crough, introduction to digital photography; Doug Walters, Web design with WordPress; Walt Cerkan, basic Microsoft Word and Excel; Henry Hartman, small engine repair; Margaret Constance and Cora Constance, CPR Heartsaver; Danielle Godjikian, Latin.
The following instructors are paid by the YMCA. Participant fees are also paid to the YMCA. Cleo Royal, t'ai chi chih, evening class or afternoon class; David Sweigard, over-35 basketball Monday, and Jack Stoneberg, over-35 basketball, Thursday; Nicola Montanarelli, Hatha yoga; Margaret Constance, basic Pilates.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS APPROVED >> The following substitutes were approved by the Southern School Board for the remainder of the school year:
Jennifer Beste, Tracey Downey; Audrei Heath, Alicia Klepper and Nicole Marchio.
In other business the board approved a contract with Ryan Bridge, "The Bug Man," to provide an entomology program April 10 for Shrewsbury Elementary School for $200; an updated job description for the district mechanic position; and the new standard IRS mileage reimbursement rate of 56 cents per mile effective Jan. 1, 2014.
TOWNSHIP could start WEBSITE >> Fawn Township might be going online.
The board of supervisors recently agreed to contact the Pennsylvania State Association of Townships for information on establishing its own website.
Most municipalities in York County have websites on which they post meeting minutes, ordinances, forms, events and other public information.
ROAD PROJECTS DISCUSSED >> Fawn Township is looking into road projects for the summer.
The board of supervisors recently discussed work on Throne, West Bruce and Tyson roads. Roadmaster Randy Lowe estimated project costs at $133,000.
The next step is for the township to seek bids and then award a contract.
SPRING CARD CREATION >> The Glen Rock Hufnagel Library will hold a spring card creations workshop at 6:30 p.m. March 26. This is an adult event for anyone interested in making cards that will be send to local shut-ins. All materials will be provided. For details, call 235-1127.
Honoring the memory of cameron mitchell >> Bryan Sellers is heading up an effort to honor the memory of actor Cameron Mitchell, who was born in Dallastown and grew up in Shrewsbury. Sellers has scheduled a meeting from at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Glen Rock Ambulance Club, 59 Water Street, adjacent to the York County Rail Trail.
Sellers started the ball rolling when he presented a program on the stage, screen and television actor at the January meeting of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society. He has since begun efforts to form a committee for the project and is also receiving support from the members of Mitchell's fan club and Facebook page.
Roark Mitzel, Cameron's nephew will attend the meeting and may bring Marc, another nephew, Sellers said.
The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETS >> The next meeting of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will be at 7:30 p.m. today. The program for the evening will be a talk by Dave Miller about being a cooper (barrel maker). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested in looking around the museum prior to the meeting. Anyone attending must press the door buzzer and then enter through the rear entrance near the fire escape.
NEW TAX COLLECTOR ANNOUNCED >> Hopewell Township has another new tax collector.
The supervisors recently named Darlene Parker to fill the position. Marcia Krick in November was elected to the post, but declined the job. Her appointed replacement, Jacqueline Widmer, also decided against filling the position.
Hopewell has found the tax collector's job a difficult one to fill, having had seven different tax collectors since 2006.
Property owners with questions may reach Parker at 717-746-4335.
Johnson Controls seeks variances >> Johnson Controls is seeking Hopewell Township's approval for its building plans.
The township zoning hearing board will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. March 27 to consider the company's request for two variances for its proposed facility in the Stonebridge Business Park, Route 851. The company wants to exceed the maximum building height and reduce the size of parking spaces that is allowed by township law.
The public is invited.
ECUMENICAL LENTEN STUDY >> The longtime ecumenical worship series hosted by several local congregations in southern York Country has been replaced this year with a lunchtime Bible study at New Freedom Family Restaurant, 17308 Susquehanna Trail, Shrewsbury Township. Join the group on Lenten Wednesdays at noon through April 9 at the restaurant.
Lenten Refreshment: A "Dutch-Treat" Study Series is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Jesus.
Enjoy "Dutch-treat" refreshment for the body within your budget with New Freedom Restaurant's $5.99 lunch specials. Refreshment for the soul will include Bible study and discussion led by local pastors. The group will look as scriptures from Matthew 21 to 25 to learn more about the week before Jesus' death.
Study is sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church, St. John's Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran Church, St. Paul's United Church of Christ and St. Benedict's Episcopal Church.
• March 26, "Taxes Rendered to Caesar", Matthew 22:15-22 with Rev. George Schneider
• April 2, "Sheep and Goats", Matthew 25:31-46 with Rev. Jack Craft
• April 9, "The Greatest Commandment", Matthew 22:34-40 Deacon Wanda Kloza
For details, call 717-235-2544.
Fire company gives report >> Eureka Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company has released a year-end incident report for 2013.
Volunteer firefighters answered 421 calls including 103 for medical assistance, 65 for motor vehicle accidents and 64 for structure fires.
In its first-due area, the company responded to 287 calls, with Hopewell Township accounting for 142 calls, Stewarstown, 106; East Hopewell, 33; and Cross Roads, six.
South Eastern schools
STUDENTS INDucTED TO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY >> Kennard-Dale High School recently inducted 17 students into the National Honor Society.
Those so recognized were Elisa Bickford, Alyx Miller, Maggie Biedermann, Jennifer Nance, Morgan Day, Morgan Rhoden, Rhianna Davis, Lily Riale, Zachary Dodson, Brooke Schlaline, Christine Dong, Samuel Schleicher, Tyler Ebaugh, Samantha Schlundt, Thomas Lippiard, Zachary Dodson and Rhiannon McGlone.
Enrollment numbers given >> South Eastern School District has released its enrollment figures for February.
In a report to the state, the district noted an enrollment of 2,755 students, or 78 fewer students than the 2,833 enrolled at the same time last year. However, South Eastern also provided classroom space for 13 LIU students, giving it a total student population of 2,768.
The district also recorded data for students who reside in South Eastern but attend classes elsewhere: 213, private school; 20, out-of-district placement; 3, homebound; 94, charter school; 1,026 homeschooled; and 85, York County School of Technology.
Students of month named >> Kennard-Dale High School has announced its students of the month for February.
The faculty recognized seniors Marlaina McConville and Jake Sammis for their achievements in the school's world languages department.