Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from southern and southeastern York County for the week of April 15 to 21, 2014.

Detailed listings for southern and southeastern York County

Suburban Life: Master Gardeners share their love of the program, tell you how to get involved

Neighborhood notebook: Peach Bottom Township pug is a prize-winner

Southern Middle School's Best Buddies program honored

Calendar of club, organization, municipal and school meetings

College news about local residents

Local library programs and events

Neighbors: Church news, trips, classes, volunteer needs and more

Senior centers' menu, calendar for this week

This week's birthday kids

Community and college sports news for the area

The Stewartstown Lions Club recently honored its students of the month. Marlaina McConville was presented with a $100 check and certificate as the February
The Stewartstown Lions Club recently honored its students of the month. Marlaina McConville was presented with a $100 check and certificate as the February Student of the Month honoree. Marlaina, a National Honor Society member and distinguished honor roll student at Kennard-Dale High School, plans to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy or Liberty University. She would like to study international business. Seen presenting the award are Stewartstown Lions President Robert Skalski, left, and Joe Sacco, scholarship services. (Submitted)

Search underway for railroad memorabilia >> Members of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Gang will conduct this year's drive for memorabilia relating to the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad and its narrow-gauge predecessors from now through April 27. They will be looking for anything and everything connected to the railroad starting in the 1860s and 1870s and running to about 1980.

The Old Line Museum, 602 Main St., Delta, is again this year working with the railroad gang to receive such items. The museum will be open 1:30 to 4 p.m. April 26 and April 27 to receive material. If these dates are not workable, call 410-592-7491 so that other arrangements can be made. Small packages and paper items can be mailed to Ma&Pa Memorabilia, P.O. Box 9706, Baldwin, Md. 21013-0706.

Jerome Murphy, who is again this year heading the drive, recently said that nothing is too small, unwanted or unimportant. He added that if you are unsure of what you have found, bring it to the Old Line Museum and let a member decide. Murphy went on to say that last year's drive was very successful and that he wanted to thank all who had taken part.

Speaking for the railroad gang, Murphy added that there is a lot of material out there waiting to be found. The group is searching for all types of photos, both new and old, of former employees, stations, locomotives, passenger and freight cars; maps; annual reports; Ma&Pa tickets and passes; switch key locks and keys; lanterns; and newspaper articles and anything else that is remotely connect to the railroad.

Last year, the organization learned that there were people who had material they didn't want to part with. To accommodate those people, it will be possible to bring the material to the museum have it photographed immediately and returned. This will allow visitors to the museum to see the material and to also make it available for future generations to enjoy.

Codorus Twp.

EASTER EGG HUNT >> An Easter egg hunt for children up to fifth grade will be 4 p.m. April 12 at Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, 5898 Steltz Road, Codorus Township.

The event is open to the public.

For details, call 717-235-1523.

Several Susquehannock athletes were selected to the all-star teams. Pictured, front row from left, are basketball team members Shannon
Several Susquehannock athletes were selected to the all-star teams. Pictured, front row from left, are basketball team members Shannon Druck, Katie Wagner and Makenzie Fancher; back row from left, are swimmer Brandon Loehmer, basketball player Dan Ferraro and swimmer Zach Gloeckner. Read more about southern York County sports news here. (Submitted)
East Hopewell Twp.

Good Friday service >> A special Good Friday service will be noon to 3 p.m. April 18 at Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 7362 Church Road, East Hopewell Township.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Chester V. Joines, Round Hill's pastor, seven additional pastors and religious leaders from the area will speak on the "Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ" while he was crucified on the cross. Each of the speakers will present their insights on one of the "Seven Last Words."

Additionally, a variety of special music presentations will be interspersed during the service with music by the New Song Community Choir.

A free-will offering will benefit Macedonian Ministries.

For details, call Pastor Joines at 717-578-1170.

Glen Rock

LIBRARY HOSTS DIG IT! PERENNIAL AND SEED EXCHANGE >> The Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock will host a perennial and seed exchange for anyone interested in sharing plants 9 to 11 a.m. April 26 at the library.

Free trade will be the order of the day. Bring your excess plants and seeds to trade with other gardeners and go home with a new variety of seeds, plants and flowers. This is an opportunity to thin out your perennial beds and an opportunity to create a new look in your garden.

The event requires no registration. All plants should include the name of the plant and care instructions. If you don't have plants or seeds to swap, items will be sold for $5 each.

For details, call 717-235-1127.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY MEETS >> The next meeting of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 22 with a program by Stephen Smith, who will share information on early railroad history and railcar manufacturing in Glen Rock and the trips President Lincoln made through the area.

The group will meet at the historical society museum, which is in the Glen Rock office of PeoplesBank, 1 Manchester St. Anyone attending must press the door buzzer and then enter through the rear entrance near the fire escape.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested in looking around the museum before the meeting.

TEA TIME DELIGHTS >> A Tea Time Delights program will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 in the tea room at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 1 New St., Glen Rock.

Special music by pianist Frank Duncan will be provided.

Cost is $10, $5 for children 5 to 12 years old and free for children younger than 5. Children may bring a favorite doll or teddy bear.

There will be hats, boas and photo opportunities.

Reservations are required by April 17. For details or to register, call 717-235-1915 or email

Hopewell Twp.

WORSHIP SERVICES >> St. John (Sadler's) Lutheran Church, 2916 Sadler's Church Road, Hopewell Township is holding Holy Week services.

Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion and stripping of the altar will be 7 p.m. April 16. Good Friday service will be 7 p.m. April 17 with guest soloist Samantha Hyson. Festive Easter service with Holy Communion will be 9 a.m. April 20.

For details, call 717-993-3873.

New Freedom

CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA SUMMER CAMP >> Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is holding Camp Superkids July 13 to 18 at Summit Grove Camp, New Freedom. The weeklong camp is for children ages 7 1/2 to 12 with asthma.

"Camp Superkids is designed especially for children with asthma, to give them a safe and fun overnight summer camp adventure," says Ceal Curry, camp co-director and child life program coordinator at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. "The campers enjoyed the 2013 camp at Summit Grove, so we're excited to return there and make more memories. They have fun learning how to be active, safe, and healthy with their newly built friendships of others' that have asthma."

While attending this summer camp children will enjoy a full range of traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, archery, Zumba, outdoor team-building skills and more. They will learn how to manage their asthma, thereby decreasing the number and duration of asthma episodes; increasing confidence in their ability to manage asthma; providing the children with knowledge to make independent and positive health choices; improving the children's school performance and increasing self-esteem. Children will gain a strong support system of friends with asthma and positive reinforcement from adults who volunteer their time and services.

The summer camp is attended to by registered nurses, a physician assistant, respiratory therapists and other non-medical personnel who are on-site the entire week.

The cost of the week-long residential camp is $400. Some scholarships are available for those who qualify. A $75 registration fee is due when the application is submitted. This registration fee is deducted from the balance of the camp fee.

For details, visit Also find the camp on Facebook by searching for "Camp Superkids - camp for children with asthma." To obtain a camper application, request scholarship information, or learn about camp volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, e-mail or call Ceal Curry at 410-550-0374 or Heather Dougherty, camp administrator, at 717-578-0465.

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT >> A children's Easter egg hunt will be 10 a.m. April 19 at New Freedom Community Grounds, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom.

All children 10 and younger are invited to participate.

The event will be held rain or shine and is sponsored by The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7012.

Northern Maryland

SPRING BAZAAR SLATED >> A spring bazaar will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2036 Telegraph Road, Pylesville, Md.

There will be a cupcake walk, crafts, pit beef and a children's Easter egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m.

For details, call 410-692-4051.

THRIFT SHOP OPEN >> The Maryland Line United Methodist Church's Community Thrift Shop, 21500 York Road, Maryland Line, Md., is open 8 a.m. to noon April 19 and the third Saturday of each month.

Donations to the thrift shop will be accepted at the church noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

Shrewsbury Twp.

EASTER EGG HUNT >> The Markets at Shrewsbury will host its 12th annual Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. April 19 at the markets, 12025 Susquehanna Trail South, Shrewsbury Township.

The egg hunt is for children 10 and younger. Children will be broken down into three age categories.

Bring your baskets and cameras to take pictures with the Easter bunny, who will be there from 10 a.m. to noon.

Deadline to register is April 16. You may register in the market at the front table or by calling 717-235-6611, ext. 100.


BREAKFAST AT THE SENIOR CENTER >> Stewartstown Area Senior Center will host a public breakfast 7 to 9:30 a.m. April 17 at the center, 26 S. Main St.

The cost for pancakes, chipped beef, toast, home fries and beverage is $6.

Proceeds benefit center programs. For details, call 993-3488.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST >> An all-you-can-eat public breakfast will be 7 to 10:30 a.m. April 19 at Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown.

Menu includes hot cakes, French toast, biscuits, eggs, bacon, home fries, chipped beef gravy, sausage gravy, ham, sausage, mixed fruit, orange juice and coffee.

Proceeds benefit the Stewartstown Senior Center.

For details, call 717-993-2507.

South Eastern schools

MEETING rescheduled >> The school board will hold its next public meeting 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the community room of the administration building.

The meeting was originally announced for April 10 but is being rescheduled.

STUDENTS RECOGNIZED >> Three South Eastern School District students attending York County School of Technology were recently recognized in their fields of study.

Senior Sean Blevins and Junior Karl Laursen, both studying architectural drafting, competed in the 2014 National Association of Home Builders' Residential Construction Management Competition in Las Vegas. The pair were part of a team that earned second place.

Sophomore Greg Chinery, studying engineering technology, and fellow YCST students made it to the finals of the 2014 Nanoline Competition.

student art show >> South Eastern School District will hold its annual student art show 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 30 in the cafeteria of Kennard-Dale High School.

The event, which features the artwork of students in kindergarten through 12th grade, also includes hands-on activities, entertainment and community artisans.

Art on display >> The talents of Kennard-Dale High School's art department will be on display in York this week.

CityArt Gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., will feature students' work 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15 and 17. A reception, open to all, is 6 to 8 p.m. April 18.

Select student artwork will be available for purchase.

Southern schools

JAZZ FEST >> The Southern York County School District will present its 14th annual Jazz Fest starting at 7 p.m. April 26 at Shrewsbury Elementary School. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

The program will feature the Susquehannock High School Jazz Band under the direction of Chris Poole and the Southern Middle School Jazz Band directed by Justin Presley. The evening will include performances from five other jazz bands: those of Kennard-Dale, York Suburban and South Western High Schools, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, and "Time Out."

The event is held in a coffeehouse atmosphere with members of the high school band program serving as wait staff. A selection of specialty coffees, teas and desserts will be available.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.

To reserve a table for the evening, call Wendy Speir at 717-123-6452 or email her at