Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from Central, York Suburban and Northeastern York County for the week of March 27 to April 2, 2014.
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eastminster book sale >> The women of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road, Springettsbury Township, are holding their third biannual book sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. In addition to books of all types, puzzles, games, DVDs, baked goods, hot dogs with sauerkraut, and snacks will be available.
For details, call the church at 717-755-6222.
EASTER HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE >> U-Stor-It Self Storage is holding its annual Easter holiday food drive. All donations made will benefit the Bridge of Hope of York County, a social-service ministry that helps at risk or homeless women and children attain stable and affordable housing, set and accomplish goals, problem solve and build friendships.
Donations may include non-perishable food and grocery story gift cards. The drive runs through March 31.
Drop off donations at U-Stor-It York North, 1331 N. Sherman St., Springettsbury Township, or U-Stor-It York South, 2786 S. Queen St., York Township.
For details, call 717-840-9369 or 717-741-2202.
Public Meeting >> The Mount Zion Cemetery Association will hold its annual public meeting at the cemetery office at 3103 Deininger Road, Springettsbury Township, at 8 a.m. March 29, followed immediately by a quarterly meeting. Additional quarterly meetings will be held June 28, Sept. 27 and Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. at the cemetery office.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend. For details, call 717-755-4828.
Gallopers meeting >> The next regular meeting of the East York Gallopers will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 1 in the Commonwealth Fire Hall, 2045 N. Sherman St., Springettsbury Township. The entertainment for the meeting will be comedian Kerry White. A current member could receive a reward of one dollar by convincing a friend to join The East York Gallopers.
For details, call Phil Nalbandian, group president, at 717-495-4015.
democratic club meeting >> The Suburban York County Democratic Club will hold a social at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 at Perkins Restaurant, 2500 E. Market St., Springettsbury Township. A meeting is held the first Wednesday of each month with political discussion and guest speakers.
For details, call Sandra Gordon at 717-757-0756.
Groups build self-esteem >> Are you a parent of a school-aged child and see your child struggling with issues such as divorce and separation, substance abuse prevention, body safety, getting along with others, coping skills or bullying prevention? Springettsbury Township-based Family-Child Resources is offering a course to help you child overcome these struggles and have a greater self-esteem.
Kids' groups are designed for children to have a chance to meet other children experiencing similar issues and learn skills to better manage their feelings and behavior.
Kids' group meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Family-Child Resources, 3995 E. Market St., Springettsbury Township. Lunch is provided to all participants. The program is free, but registration is required.
For details, call 717-757-1227.
Dedicate a tree to improve parks >> The Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors is offering residents the opportunity to dedicate trees and benches at the township parks to recognize an individual or organization.
For details on dedicating a tree or bench, call 717-505-0406.
East Manchester Twp.
Township website OFFERS INFO >> East Manchester Township information can be found at emanchestertwp.com.
Site information includes a list of officials and contact information on ambulance services, the animal control officer, the emergency management coordinator, fire, police, waste and recycling, as well as recreation.
The site has township history, meeting schedules, minutes of board of supervisors and planning commission meetings, as well as forms and permits.
Emergency volunteers needed >> Manchester Township Department of Fire Services and York Area United Fire and Rescue are looking for volunteers to serve as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and fire police officers.
To apply, call the fire chief at 717-718-2383.
Emigsville band seeks members >> New musicians are always welcome to join the established Emigsville Band.
Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Emigsville Band Hall, 3175 N. George St., Emigsville, Manchester Township.
Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join this community band. There are no dues or registration fees.
For details, call band's business manager, Robert Horn, at 717-266-7334, or visit TheEmigsvilleBand.com.
Recycling is collected weekly >> Manchester Township provides a container for weekly curbside recycling collection for aluminum, bi-metals, glass, plastic and newspapers. Residents can notify Northern York County Regional Police Department of any vandalism to or theft or loss of containers.
Alkaline batteries are no longer recyclable. These batteries should be disposed of with your regular trash.
For details, call the York County Solid Waste Authority at 717-845-1066 or visit ycswa.com.
Street-address numbers required >> Manchester Township requires residents to post street-address numbers. Numbers must be no less than two inches by three inches and in a color that contrasts with their background.
Buildings not visible from the street must have street numbers placed on a post by the street, at least 24 inches off of the ground. For details, call the Department of Fire Services at 717-767-1954.
Get involved with fire dept. >> The Northeastern Regional Cadet Firefighters are seeking teens 14 to 18 years old to join their ranks.
The Northeastern Regional Cadet Firefighters service Manchester borough and East Manchester and Manchester townships. The Cadet Firefighter program is the first step to becoming an emergency service provider. Cadets receive free training and experience in firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services.
Ambulance club has website >> The Manchester Ambulance Club has a website, manchesterambulance23.org.
The site offers a list of upcoming events, information on fundraisers and membership forms for the club, which covers East Manchester Township, Manchester and Mount Wolf boroughs and parts of Conewago and Newberry townships.
Current fundraisers include reflective address markers, which can be purchased from the site, and cell phone and inkjet cartridge recycling.
Fire company seeks volunteers >> Mount Wolf Eagle Fire Company (Station 22) is looking for volunteers, either as firefighters or to help with fundraising and community events.
For firefighters, the fire company provides the training and equipment. The position can be used as a springboard to a paid firefighter job, as several station members have gone on to paid departments in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Volunteers are also needed for fundraising and community service events such as chicken barbecues, 250 Club, Fire Prevention Week, open house and trick or treat.
For details, call the fire house at 717-266-2342.
Spring Garden Twp.
Support groups meet regularly >> National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide grassroots organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and the improvement in the quality of life of those affected by these diseases. NAMI's goals are to educate, support and advocate for individuals who are affected by mental illness.
The local affiliate, NAMI PA York County, holds monthly support groups. Adults who have a mental illness diagnosis, family members, friends, mental health professionals, and other interested individuals are welcome to attend.
A NAMI support group meets 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the fellowship hall at Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, Spring Garden Township (next to York Suburban High School). Attendees are asked to enter through the main doors of the church.
For details, call 717-848-3784.
Fire dept. seeks new members >> The York Haven Fire Department is looking for new members, junior firefighters and cadets. The department is also seeking non-firefighting members who could help with fundraisers and administrative offices.
The company covers the borough of York Haven and southeastern Newberry Township.
Membership meetings are 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the fire house, 100 S. Front St. If interested, attend a meeting or call 717-266-2821.
Ladies Auxiliary seeks members >> The Ladies Auxiliary of Susquehanna Fire Company No. 1, York Haven, is seeking new members.
The ladies support the firemen if there is a long-term emergency, but their main duties include fundraising activities in support of the local fire company.
Call the fire company at 717-266-2821 with questions.
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Agendas, minutes available online >> The Central York School District Board of School Directors conducts "paperless" school board meetings and posts all documents including agendas and minutes electronically.
The most current and future meeting agendas and minutes are posted in one location accessible from the district's website.
Visit www.cysd.k12.pa.us and click on "Board Minutes" or "Board Agenda."
Golden Age passes available >> All residents of Central York School District who are 65 or older are entitled to receive a Golden Age pass.
This pass provides free admission to all school-sponsored events, such as athletic events, musicals, band performances and more.
For details, call 717-846-6789, ext. 1212.