Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from Dover, West York and Spring Grove for the week of April 11 to 17, 2014.

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Dover Twp.

Breakfast for Stauffer's students >> 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.

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.

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.

Janice K. Bender of Dover Township submitted this photo to the Daily Record/Sunday News online landscapes and scenery gallery. Bender writes: "Sunset
Janice K. Bender of Dover Township submitted this photo to the Daily Record/Sunday News online landscapes and scenery gallery. Bender writes: "Sunset at Gifford Pinchot State Park with sun glistening on the boat dock." Share your photos at (Submitted)

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.


Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Concert >> OrangeMite Studios will celebrate William Shakespeare's contributions to art, culture and literature with a 450th birthday program 7 p.m. April 23 at Dover Area High School, 46 W. Canal St., Dover, in the auditorium. Donations to benefit OrangeMite, a nonprofit community arts organization, will be accepted.

At the event, OrangeMite will present a concert featuring varied forms of art from all 38 of Shakespeare's timeless plays. Music from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" among many other selections will be performed by the Dover Community Orchestra, while lyrics written by the Bard will be brought to life by the Dover Community Choir. Actors from OrangeMite's Shakespeare Company will intersperse iconic scenes from his most-loved plays such as "Julius Caesar", "Taming of the Shrew" and "Macbeth" throughout the performance. Famous pieces of visual art will be displayed in conjunction with the performing arts to demonstrate the magnitude of Shakespeare's artistic impact on the past four centuries.

OrangeMite Studios is also accepting original artwork to display during performances this year, beginning with the April 23 event to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday. Artwork can depict Shakespeare, famous scenes from Shakespeare plays or landmarks from Shakespeare's life. Drawings and paintings can be submitted to Cathleen Ketterer at OrangeMite Studios, P.O. Box 341, Dover 17315. Include your name and contact information on the back. For details on submitting art, email

For details on the April 23 event, call 717-814-1151 or visit

Jackson Twp.

Community wellness fair set >> Windy Hill on the Campus is hosting a Wellness and Life Fair for the community 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at 1472 Roth's Church Road, Jackson Township, site of the former Spring Grove Area Middle School.

Events that day will include free bingo at 9 a.m.; wellness fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including 20 vendors; a long-term planning seminar by Attorney Jeffrey Bellomo at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon (by reservation); and entertainment by Tom Shultz and York Revolution's "Downtown" at 1 p.m. Free health screenings will be available all day including blood pressure, hearing, vision and skin cancer checks. Tours of the new center will be available.

For details, please call the Windy Hill center at 717-225-0733.

New Salem

Easter flower sale and egg hunt >> The York New Salem Lions Club will hold its annual Easter flower sale across from PeoplesBank in New Salem from April 16 to 19. A variety of flowers, including mums, tulips, hyacinths, lilies and hydrangeas, will be available. Proceeds from the flower sale support the children's egg hunt, which will be held for children 10 and younger at New Salem Elementary School beginning 10 a.m. April 19.

For details, call 717-792-1207.

Chicken and Bake Sale >> The York New Salem Lions Club will hold its annual spring chicken barbecue and baked-goods sale from 10 a.m. until sold out April 26, on the lot next to Stambaugh Plumbing on North Main Street in New Salem. The carryout meal includes half a chicken and a baked potato for $6.50. Pies, cakes, cookies and other desserts will also be for sale. The proceeds will support community projects.

For details, call 717-792-1207.

Spring Grove

Craft and Yard Sale >> Glatfelter Memorial Library in Spring Grove will hold a craft and yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3.

Vendor spaces are available; sign up by April 26 at the library. The cost for a 10-foot-square space is $15. Bring your own tables. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the library.

West Manchester Twp.

Pancake Breakfast >> The Boy Scouts of Troop 94 will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 12 at the Shiloh Fire Company social hall on Carlisle Road in Shiloh, West Manchester Township. There will be community information available at this breakfast and organizations such as Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94, West York Ambulance Club, West Manchester Township Recreation Department, and the Shiloh Lion and Shiloh Lioness clubs will have representatives and information on hand.

There is a cost for the breakfast and the pancakes are all-you-can-eat.

BARK's Spring Bazaar >> BARk's first spring bazaar will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 at the West York (Reliance) Fire Department, 1341 W. Market St., West Manchester Township. There will be photos with the Easter bunny for kids and pets, baked goods for people as well as for pets, various vendors, and food and beverages. Donations of pet supplies and pet food for BARk will be accepted. Photos with the Easter bunny are $5 each, or you may donate a pet supply or pet food.

For details, contact BARk at 717-880-2957 or

Leadership seminar simulcast >> Church of the Open Door is hosting a one day leadership seminar that will be broadcast from Atlanta, according to a news release.

Leadercast will be shown at the church, 8 Carlisle Court in West Manchester Township, at 9 a.m. May 9.

Many civic, business and education leaders are invited to the event each year, and the church provides two complementary student tickets to most of the school districts and colleges in the area, the release states. Tickets are $59 each.

Last year, about 130 people attended the event.

Some of the speakers this year include Laura Bush, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Malcolm Gladwell and others.

For details or tickets, visit

Community yard sale >> Church of the Open Door will host a community yard sale May 31 at the church, 8 Carlisle Court in West Manchester Township.

The public is invited to set up tables and sell their "treasures," according to a news release.

Each community yard sale usually has about 100 tables and 600 to 800 people attend, officials said.

The church doesn't collect any money for the event, but the West York Boys Basketball Booster Club will set up a canteen for a fundraiser.

West York

New computers OK'd >> West York Council met recently and unanimously approved buying two new computers.

Two employees have been using 9-year-old computers, and it has not been user-friendly or efficient, councilman Garrett Wampler said.

He did some checking around and found it would be more cost-effective to go directly through Dell, Wampler said. The computers with the software would cost nearly $580 apiece.

A motion unanimously approved the purchase, even though it will go over the budgeted line item.