This cat, Leo, has been missing since March 4 from his home on Monroe Street, near Highland Avenue and Adams Street. He is neutered and front-declawed, and
This cat, Leo, has been missing since March 4 from his home on Monroe Street, near Highland Avenue and Adams Street. He is neutered and front-declawed, and is mostly gray and white with subtle dark and light gray tiger stripes. If you see him, please call 717-848-6425. (Submitted)

Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from Dover, West York and Spring Grove for the week of March 28 to April 3, 2014.

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Calendar of club, organization, municipal and school meetings

Local library programs and events

Neighbors: Church services, community, preschools, trips, events, museums

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Community and college sports news for the area


Pancake breakfast >> Calvary Lutheran Church, 9 N. Main St., Dover, will hold a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 5. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, Weaver's of Wellsville breakfast sausage, coffee, tea and juice. A suggested donation is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for children, and free for children 5 years old and younger. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new kitchen stove hood.

For details, contact Becky Snelbecker at 717-542-8996 or

Indoor yard and bake sale >> Dover Assembly of God, 4790 Carlisle Road, Dover, will hold a indoor yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 and 5. Baked goods, food and drinks will be available. A $2 bag and half-price sale begins at 1 p.m. April 5.

Beekeeping workshop >> PennApic's beginner beekeeping workshop will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 at the Union Firehouse, 30 E. Canal St., Dover.

Beth Ney of Dover Township, writes "Snow decorated everything from the ground to the fences to the tops of the trees, making an interesting study of
Beth Ney of Dover Township, writes "Snow decorated everything from the ground to the fences to the tops of the trees, making an interesting study of shapes and textures." (Submitted)

Several programs will get you started keeping bees, including beginning beekeeping, alternative beekeeping with Warre hives, 10 tips for beekeeping success, "The State of the State of Beekeeing" with Pennsylvania state apiarist Karen Roccasecca, plus open hive programs (weather-permitting). An observation hive will give you a view of the inner workings of the hive.

Try your hand at beeswax candle-dipping, learn about solitary bees, and visit the honey-tasting station. There will be demonstrations on honey, soap-making, lip-balm making, honey extraction and more. Local honey, hive hardware and T-shirts will be for sale, and a silent auction and door prizes will feature bee-related items. Chat with local experts on backyard beekeeping, alternative types of beekeeping, mason bees, swarm capture, feral colony removal, and all things bee-related.

Kids' activities will be available, and the Youth in Beekeeping Award will be presented.

For details, call 717-938-0444 or visit

Dover Twp.

Faith, family, food night >> New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, holds Faith, Family, and Food Nights on Wednesdays during the school year. A kid-friendly dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by adult bible study, youth group for teenagers, and faith-building but fun adventures for kids. Nursery care is also available. A small donation for dinner is suggested if you can afford it. The Wednesday night ministry runs until May. Everyone from the community is welcome.

Beth Ney of Dover Township, writes, "Snowy puppy; would my boots have helped?"
Beth Ney of Dover Township, writes, "Snowy puppy; would my boots have helped?" (Submitted)

For details, contact 717-764-0252 or or visit

Registration begins for preschool >> Register for the 2014-15 preschool at the Bob Hoffman YMCA, 1705 Palomino Road, Dover Township. Fall preschool classes begin Sept. 2. The YMCA provides a safe, nurturing environment where preschoolers 2 to 5 years old can learn, make new friends and reach their full potential.

For details or to register, call the YMCA at 717-292-5622.

Preschool registration >> Little Friendships Preschool at Friendship Community Church in Dover Township is accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year. Classes will begin in September. The Honeybee class is for older (potty-trained) 2-year-olds and younger 3-year-olds and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Firefly class is for older 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds planning to be in the Grasshopper class in the fall of 2014, or those entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015, and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Grasshopper class is for 4-year-olds entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015 and meets Mondays through Fridays from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.

For a registration form or details, call the church office at 717-779-0400 or print a form from and mail it to Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover 17315.

Breakfast for former students of Stauffer's >> Former students of Stauffer's one-room school are invited for breakfast 9 a.m. April 15 at Dover Valley Restaurant, 3720 Carlisle Road, Dover Township.

For details, call 717-764-1840.

Easter egg hunt >> New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. March 30. Kids will have a fun time finding filled eggs. Bags with handles will be given to each child to use for the "hunt" and to take home.

For details, call 717-764-0252.

CHAT event >> St. David's Evangelical Congregational Church, 2411 Oakland Road, Dover Township, will hold its first CHAT event of 2014 at 5:30 p.m. March 30. CHAT stands for "Christian Hospitality and Talk." The CHAT Event is an opportunity to have a civil dialogue on the critical moral and ethical issues that our culture and nation face in the 21st century. The event will start with a dessert social time, followed by a talk by Robert Schaeffer titled, "Homosexuality: What's a Christian to do?" Schaeffer is a counselor with L.I.F.E. Ministry, a New York City-based Christian ministry to men and women overcoming homosexuality through Christianity. A question-and-answer session will be held after Robert's talk. The public is invited to attend.

For details, call the church office at 717-764-0033 or visit

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East Berlin

Potpie buffet >> Zwingli United Church of Christ, 403 W. King St., East Berlin, will hold its last boiled potpie buffet for the season from 3 to 7 p.m. March 29. Beef, chicken and ham potpie will be served. The cost is $8 for adults. Quart carry-outs will be available.

Jackson Twp.

Men's Prayer Breakfast >> Trinity (Roth's) United Church of Christ, 6417 Church Road, Jackson Township, will host a men's prayer breakfast 9 a.m. March 29 in the church social hall. The pancake and sausage breakfast will be followed by a video and discussion time. The $5 breakfast ticket may be purchased at the door.

For details, call the church office at 717-225-6041.

North Codorus Twp.

Heavenly Paws spring fundraiser >> Heavenly Paws animal shelter is holding its spring fundraiser noon to 5 p.m. March 29 at Grace Fellowship, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, North Codorus Township. The event is a major fundraiser for the nonprofit, and several of the shelter's adoptable cats will be present for attendees to meet.

There will be more than 25 shopping vendors, including Thirty One, Mary Kay, Celebrating Home, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Tupperware, Design Your Memory, Stampin' Up, Dove Chocolates, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Suzy Q's Pets, Magnetabilities, Mia Bella, Bottlelites, Silpada and more.

Raffle mania, which ends at 4 p.m., will include two Coach handbags. There will also be a sale of Easter candy and baked goods, and cookie and cupcaking decorating and face-paiting for kids.

Smokin' Carnes will be selling lunch items including smoked pulled pork sandwiches, barbecue, portobello mushroom burgers, hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey salad, creamy shrimp soup, zucchini chili, pasta salad, chips and drinks.

For details, visit

Seven Valleys

Activities at Carpenter's Fellowship >> Carpenter's Workshop Fellowship, 57 Church St., Seven Valleys has the following activities planned.

• Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 and March 29. Soup will be sold by the quart, eat in or take out. There will also be baked goods available.

• Pretzel sandwich sale (ham and cheese or turkey and cheese), $3.50 orders due by April 24.

To place an order for sandwiches, call 717-891-2378. For details regarding the yard sale, call 717-428-2960.

Spring Grove

Business & career expo >> Spring Grove Area High School is hosting a business and career expo March 31. The expo will be held in two sessions. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., businesses will meet with high school juniors and seniors in small groups concerning the job outlook for their particular industry, the specific skills and education required and the availability of immediate employment; and from 4 to 7 p.m., the expo will be open to members of the general public interested in learning more about the businesses as well as current and future career opportunities.

Currently, about 50 businesses are registered with more expected. The business and career expo will be held in the gymnasium of the Spring Grove Area High School, 1490 Roth's Church Road, Jackson Township.

For details, contact Lisa Smith in the district office at 717-225-4731, ext. 3031, or