The Mason-Dixon Public Library in Stewartstown honored its retiring board members at a December meeting. Don Scarborough, board president, presented the honors to Margaret Graybeal, Chip Wigley, Robert Morgan and Joyce Marburger for their dedication and contributions to the library. Pictured are, from left, Graybeal, Scarborough, Wigley and Morgan. (SUBMITTED)


Russell Bedell, left, communications manager at Columbia Gas, and Diane Brown, Columbia Gas associate and co-chairwoman, donated $2,000 to the Education First Parade and Rally. (SUBMITTED)


Teams of seventh grade students from the Christian School of York participated in the Gear Project, a simulation during which student teams created a new gear-driven toy for a fictitious toy company. They surveyed potential customers, designed and created their toys to meet the companies specifications. Finally, the teams presented their designs and a PowerPoint to a judging panel representing the toy company. The judges followed strict guidelines to award points in a number of categories. Pictured are, from left, Janelle Miller, Hope Rutter, James Fischer and Luke Kasian of Flames Inc. who received first place.(SUBMITTED)


Pictured are, from left, Megan Montemurro, Bethany Whisel, Sean Graybill and Austin Sinclair of Simple Machines Inc. who received second place.(SUBMITTED)


Pictured are, from left, Nicole Shelton, Elaina Clark and Luke Boatwright of Gears of the Future who received third place. Matthew Hura, not pictured, also was part of the team. (SUBMITTED)


Students at Conewago Valley Intermediate School in New Oxford, learned about the deceptive advertising practices of tobacco companies and how to stand up to it during an interactive Kick Butts Tobacco Carnival. The carnival atmosphere allowed students to move among interactive informational booths on the health risks of using addictive tobacco products. The carnival was facilitated by Jennifer Hobbs Folkentoth of Gettysburg Hospital and assisted by Renata Tate of Memorial Hospital, Adam Bennett of Hanover Hospital and Tammy Kreiser of the American Lung Association. (SUBMITTED)


More than 350 guests attended Penn-Mar's 20th annual black-tie benefit March 3 at the Grand Lodge of Masons in Hunt Valley, Md. The event raised $120,000 in support of men and women with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Pictured are, from left, Larry and Sally Miller of York; Jeff Brown and Joy Keller-Brown of Shrewsbury, Penn-Mar board members. (SUBMITTED)


Around the World in Four Courses featured wines from some of the oldest wine producing regions of the world including Italy, France, Spain and California. The fundraiser included dinner, an oyster bar, open bar, dancing and live entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions. This year's sponsors included New Standard, Kinsley Construction, PNC Bank, M&T Bank, Highmark Casualty Insurance Company and Cranbrook Liquors. Pictured are, from left, Anthony Campisi, president of Glatfelter Insurance Group, and Stef Campisi of York. (SUBMITTED)