Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from southern and southeastern York County for the week of April 29 to May 5, 2014.

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Codorus Twp.

CRABCAKE AND HAM SUPPER >> A crabcake and ham family-style supper will be 2 to 6 p.m. May 10 at Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, 5890 Steltz Road, Codorus Township.

Menu includes crabcakes, baked ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, applesauce, dessert, coffee and iced tea.

Cost is $17 for adults and $7 for children. Additional supper dates will be June 14, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20.

For details, call 717-235-1523.

Fawn Twp.

BULK TRASH DROP-OFF >> Fawn Township will hold spring bulk trash drop-off for township residents 7 a.m. to noon May 3 at the municipal building, 245 Alum Rock Road.

Only household items too large for the regular collection will be accepted. This includes furniture, appliances and the like. Electronic recycling also will be offered on the day.

Proof of residency is required.

Glen Rock

SPRING BOOK AND BAKE SALE >> The Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock will hold its annual spring book and bake sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4.

"Mrs. Rachel" from Shrewsbury Family Dentist visited St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Freedom in March to show children how to
"Mrs. Rachel" from Shrewsbury Family Dentist visited St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Freedom in March to show children how to properly brush and floss. Seen here is Mrs. Blevins' kindergarten class, showing off their best smiles. (Submitted)

A variety of homemade baked goods will be available both days.

The book sale will continue through May featuring a large selection of books including adult fiction, adult non- fiction, juvenile and young adult fiction, children's, audio books, DVD and VHS movie, all priced to sell!

A large variety of homemade baked goods will be available on both Saturday and Sunday.

All proceeds directly benefit the library. For more information or directions to the library, please visit the website or

Call 717-235-1127.

New Freedom

NEW FREEDOM FARMERS MARKET >> The New Freedom Farmer's Market will open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 next to Rose Fire Station, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom.

Not only can you buy fresh produce, homemade jellies, jams, breads and baked goods there will also be handcrafted items like soap and candles.

There will also be live music.

The Farmer's Market will be every Saturday through October.

The first 50 people to visit the New Freedom Recreation Council booth will receive a free plant.

For details, call 717-235-2337.

NEW FREEDOM LIONS CLUB SPRING YARD SALE >> The New Freedom Lions Club will hold its annual spring yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the New Freedom Playground. Setup time is 6 a.m., and coffee will be ready.

Homemade sandwiches and soup will be available for breakfast and lunch, and the Lionesses will host a bake sale. Music will be provided by Lion Bill Donahue.

For details, call Jinny at 717-235-2445 or visit

Vendors are reminded to enter Playground Alley off South Constitution Avenue.

The yard sale benefits Dollars for Scholars. New Freedom Lions provide six $1,000 scholarships to deserving students each year.

A NIGHT OF MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES >> The Theater of Performing Arts of Southern York County will be performing a tribute to Arlene Henderson with a night of music, laughter and memories 7:30 p.m. May 10 at St. John The Baptist Catholic School Auditorium, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom.

Special featured performers include Lynn Henderson Payne and Troy Winemiller. In addition, Father J. Brommer, Lou and Melissa Castriota, Sandra Wehr, Doug Carmichael, Dennis Marburger, Priscilla Stoll, Heather MacDougall, William Jones and Jeanne Francis will contribute to the program.

Tickets are $10 and tables will be available. Bring your own bottle and snacks. Snacks and set ups will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit St. John's Catholic School.

For details, call 717-235-6060.

Northern Maryland

WEST LIBERTY HOSTS SPAGHETTI DINNER >> A spaghetti dinner will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 2 at West Liberty United Methodist Church, 20400 West Liberty Road, White Hall, Md.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

Peach Bottom Twp.

CONCERT SLATED >> The Oak Grove Quartet will be in concert 7 p.m. May 3 at the Slateville Presbyterian Church, 308 Slateville Road, near Delta in Peach Bottom Township.

Members of the quartet are Dan Fields, Paul Simmons, Richard Anderson and Ken Tipton. A free-will offering will be collected and presented to the group. Refreshments and fellowship time will follow the concert.

For details, call 456-5289 or 456-7075.


TEACHER RETIRING FROM CHRIST LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL >> Miss Bev Cronise is retiring after 26 years as a preschool teacher at Christ Lutheran Preschool, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury.

Her career will be celebrated 2 p.m. May 4 in the parish hall. Spread the word to other Christ Lutheran Preschool alumni and come and celebrate her long teaching career.

SHREWSBURY PROTECTs GROUNDWATER >> Shrewsbury borough again is taking part in the Groundwater Guardian program through the Groundwater Foundation, which recognizes the groundwater protection accomplishments of community teams throughout the country and encourages citizen involvement at the local level.

Shrewsbury has been designated as Groundwater Guardian for 13 years and was among those designated as Groundwater Guardian Communities in 2013.

For details, visit or call 800-858-4844.

Shrewsbury Twp.

Spaghetti dinner planned >> Boy Scout Troop 205 will have a spaghetti dinner 5 to 8 p.m. May 2 at Grace United Methodist Church, 473 Plank Road, Shrewsbury Township.

Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11 years old and senior citizens 60 and older; and free for children 4 and younger. Takeout meals are available for $8.

There is a $1 discount for tickets purchased by May 1; for details, call 717-235-3568.

Proceeds will help offset the cost of Troop 205's camping equipment and camping fees for the coming year.

FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT SHOW >> Fissel's Fair flea market and craft show will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at New Hope (Fissel's) United Church of Christ, 3426 Fissel's Church Road, Shrewsbury Township.

Chicken-corn soup, beef-vegetable soup, ham-and-bean soup, chicken potpie, sausage sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase. There will also be baked goods.

Spaces are $5 in advance or $10 the day of the fair.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For details, call 717-235-2033.

BARK FOR LIFE >> American Cancer Society's Bark for Life will be May 17 at Country Comfort Kennels, 23 Kratz Road, Shrewsbury Township.

Check-in begins at 10 a.m., followed by a Blessing of the Dogs at 10:30 a.m.

Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Bring your canine friend for a fun-filled day that will include a walk, contests, games and other dog-related activities.

Tribute bones will circle the path to remember or honor canine friends who have passed away. These bones will also be part of the luminaria ceremony at the June 20 Relay for Life at Shrewsbury Elementary School. Bones may be purchased at The Pet Shoppe at Market Square or at any of the three Country Comfort Kennels prior to the event.

The event will be held rain or shine, and registration is required.

For details or to register, call Richelle at 717-846-2561.


EXHIBITION ARTWORK ON DISPLAY >> An exhibition featuring the artwork of John deBeaumont will be May 2 to 23 at Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown. An opening reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. May 2.

John, a resident of New Freedom, considers himself primarily self-taught. As a young man he studied acrylics with Noriega Pons, an understudy of Claude Matisse. More recently he attended watercolor, pastel and figure-study classes at York Art Association and acrylic and watercolor classes at the Southern York County Senior Center.

John paints a variety of subjects, but landscapes are his favorite.

This exhibit will be in the library's Quiet Reading Room.

OPEN BURN MONTH >> May is Open Burning Month in Stewartstown.

Property owners may burn yard waste any time during the month provided they first call fire chief Ira Walker at 717-324-2940. They must leave a message that includes name, address and date wanting to burn.

PUBLIC BREAKFAST >> A public breakfast will be 7 to 9:30 a.m. May 15 at Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown.

Cost is $6 and includes pancakes, chipped beef, home fries, toast, juice, coffee and tea.

All proceeds benefit the center.

SENIOR CENTER ACCEPTING SUB ORDERS >> The Stewartstown Area Community Senior Center is taking sub orders through May 7.

Cost is $4.75 for American, Italian or turkey. To order, call 717-993-3488.

Pickup is after 9 a.m. May 21 at the center, 26 S. Main St.

South Eastern schools

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.

COFFEE WITH KAUFMANN >> The next "Coffee with Kaufmann" will be held 9 a.m. May 5 in the community room of the administration building, Route 851, Fawn Grove.

Supt. Rona Kaufmann invites community members to drop by and discuss district issues with her.