Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from Central, York Suburban and Northeastern York County for the week of April 17 to 23, 2014.
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Diversity Celebration is April 17 >> Central York School District is planning for the eighth annual Diversity Celebration, which will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 17 at Central York Middle School. This year, the celebration will feature a keynote address from 2014 Miss America Nina Duvulari, the first Miss America of Indian descent.
Duvulari is a medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in brain, behavior and cognitive science. As Miss America, she has traveled throughout the country speaking about "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency," and will share a similar message during her visit to Central York School District.
In addition, this year's celebration will feature student entertainment, children's activities, food and more. This year's event will also once again showcase food provided and shared by Central York families who wish to share their culture/heritage with others.
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.
Prepare for the storm >> Manchester, West Manchester, and Dover Townships are presenting a seminar on making sure you, your family, home, and property are prepared for storm emergencies. All York County residents are invited to attend this free seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 17, at the Manchester Township building, 3200 Farmtrail Road.
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny >> Photos will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19, at the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail, Manchester Township. The cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit the York County SPCA.
SPCA offers Sunday adoptions >> The York County SPCA now offers Sunday adoptions, by appointment only.
If you are looking to adopt a pet from the SPCA but would prefer an opportunity to visit the shelter and make a selection in a more quiet and calm atmosphere, this might be right for you.
Adoption counselors will be available to assist you in choosing the right pet, and you can meet the animal in a relaxed environment.
If you are interested in visiting the York County SPCA on a Sunday, submit an adoption application either online (ycspca.org) or in person. The shelter will contact you to set up an appointment once your application has been received and approved. Only pre-approved adopters are eligible for Sunday appointments.
Second Chance helps injured pets >> The York County SPCA spends thousands of dollars caring for sick and injured animals that come to the shelter.
You can help by making a contribution to the SPCA's Second Chance Fund, which is reserved specifically for injured or sick animals.
For details, call the SPCA at 717-764-6109 or visit ycspca.org.
Youth volunteers meet monthly >> The York County SPCA's youth volunteers meet once a month.
Youth volunteers must be 13 to 17 years old and will not have contact with the shelter animals.
For details, call 717-764-6109 or visit www.ycspca.org.
SPCA seeks volunteers >> York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, Manchester Township, is in need of volunteers to walk dogs; groom dogs or cats; clean the cat rooms; and help with socialization, general housekeeping, clerical work, fundraising and laundry.
To volunteer, email Lori Lauer at email@example.com or call 717-764-6109.
SPCA needs foster homes >> The SPCA of York County's kennels are full and it needs to expand its dog foster program in order to be able to help more dogs.
Can you provide a temporary home for a dog while he or she awaits adoption into a forever family? Some dogs do not thrive in the kennel environment, so sharing your home with them may help to make them more adoptable. By keeping a dog in your home, the SPCA then has space to house an additional dog in the kennel.
There's also a need for foster homes for cats.
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.
Pancake Breakfast & Vendor Show >> An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast and vendor show will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Mount Wolf Fire Hall (Station 22), 54 Center St., Mount Wolf.
Breakfast will be 7 to 11 a.m. and costs $6 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 10 years old and is free for children 3 and younger. Each adult breakfast includes one ticket for the gift-card raffle. All proceeds will go toward a church missions trip to Sendafa, Ethiopia, this summer.
learn about the night sky >> Learn how to find the planets and constellations visible in the April night sky during shows presented April 26 by the York County Astronomical Society.
• "Back to the Moon for Good" at 7 p.m., is an exciting, educational full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider's look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
• "StarWatch" at 7:40 p.m. allows participants to become star watchers by exploring the current night sky, locating visible constellations and enjoying some sky lore.
• "Chasing the Ghost Particle: from the South Pole to the edge of the Universe" at 8:20 p.m. tells about the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision — and eye-catching views of the cosmos.
•The planetarium is in the York Learning Center, 300 E. Sixth Ave., North York. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1 each.
Spring Garden Twp.
Schreiber holding Photo Contest >> State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York, is sponsoring an Instagram photo contest for middle and high school students living in the 95th Legislative District.
Photos cannot include people and must be taken in the 95th Legislative District, which includes the City of York, West York and North York boroughs, Spring Garden Township and West Manchester Township (District 1).
All photos should be uploaded to Instagram and labeled with the hashtag #springintoyork, and include the student's grade and school, and the location of the photo.
The contest will run through May 9. Students may enter as many photos as they like. Photos will be judged by a panel of local photographers, and the winners will be announced on or before May 31. The 10 winning photos will be featured in Schreiber's district office as his spring/summer art installation.
For details, contact Karin Swartz at 717-848-9595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the greyhounds >> Adopters and greyhounds from Personalized Greyhounds will be greeting families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the York Galleria in Springettsbury Township. Adopters will be available to answer questions about living with retired racers and how to adopt greyhounds as pets. Greyhounds will be on hand for wags and kisses.
For details, call 717-292-6464 or visit www.pgreys.org.
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.