Winners named in student art contest

Winners of CGA Law Firm’s student art contest were announced on June 7, 2013. Pictured are, from left, Brandon Gwinn, 8, for his drawing, Blue Bird; Jeff Rehmeyer, firm president; Kellie Hamme, 11, for her multi-technique watercolor, Owl; and Laurel Lindt, 17, for her palaette knife painting, Extraordinary Reality. Lindt also won the People's Choice Award. Not pictured is Caroline Winkle, 15, who won in her category with a drawing, Artist's Eye.

Winners of CGA Law Firm’s student art contest were announced on June 7, 2013. Pictured are, from left, Brandon Gwinn, 8, for his drawing, Blue Bird; Jeff Rehmeyer, firm president; Kellie Hamme, 11, for her multi-technique watercolor, Owl; and Laurel Lindt, 17, for her palaette knife painting, Extraordinary Reality. Lindt also won the People’s Choice Award. Not pictured is Caroline Winkle, 15, who won in her category with a drawing, Artist’s Eye.

Winning artwork from CGA's student art contest.

Winning artwork from CGA’s student art contest.

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Student receives Talented Youth award

Anna Hallett, of York, was named one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. She was honored for her exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second- through eighth-grade students. A student at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, she is pictured receiving a pin at the ceremony.

Anna Hallett, of York, was named one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. She was honored for her exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second- through eighth-grade students. A student at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, she is pictured receiving a pin at the ceremony.

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Youth involved in Hope Street Garden, Learning Lab

Pictured are youth committee members of the Hope Street Garden and Learning Lab. They represent Lincoln Charter Schools, York City School District, Logos Academy, New Hope Academy Charter School, Crispus Attucks Youthbuild Charter School and York College. Other organization involved in the project are the City of York, Salem Square Community Association, Grace Fellowship of Shrewsbury, York City Bureau of Health, YMCA, First Fruit Farms, Dig-It, Penn Street Market, Girl Scouts, Penn State Extension and Katallasso Family Health Center.

Pictured are youth committee members of the Hope Street Garden and Learning Lab. They represent Lincoln Charter Schools, York City School District, Logos Academy, New Hope Academy Charter School, Crispus Attucks Youthbuild Charter School and York College. Other organization involved in the project are the City of York, Salem Square Community Association, Grace Fellowship of Shrewsbury, York City Bureau of Health, YMCA, First Fruit Farms, Dig-It, Penn Street Market, Girl Scouts, Penn State Extension and Katallasso Family Health Center.

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York County 4-H Beef Club members honored

The York County 4-H Beef Club held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 26 to recognize members for outstanding achievement with their projects.

From Group 1 (ages 8-11) are, from left, front row, Jonah Pitts, Clay Myers, Jenna Gross, Wesley Fitzgerald, Sam Parr, Lane Reever, Kaylyn Zeigler and leader John Hunt; center, Grant Fitzgerald and Andrea Shue; and back row, leaders Jim Fitzgerald and Kelly Heineman, and Miranda Coleman, Owen Griffith, Dakota Mayle, Jacob Werner, Jeremy Bentzel, Justin Werner and leader Jennifer Werner.

From Group 1 (ages 8-11) are, from left, front row, Jonah Pitts, Clay Myers, Jenna Gross, Wesley Fitzgerald, Sam Parr, Lane Reever, Kaylyn Zeigler and leader John Hunt; center, Grant Fitzgerald and Andrea Shue; and back row, leaders Jim Fitzgerald and Kelly Heineman, and Miranda Coleman, Owen Griffith, Dakota Mayle, Jacob Werner, Jeremy Bentzel, Justin Werner and leader Jennifer Werner.

From Group 2 (ages 12-14) are, from left, front row, Elizabeth Weir, Haley Sweitzer, Leah Gross and Daniel Rohrbaugh, and leaders Tammy Thompson and Brenda Eisenhour, and back row, Joshua Pitts, Danielle Mentlik, Bailey Druck, Grant Cash and Silas Hall.

From Group 2 (ages 12-14) are, from left, front row, Elizabeth Weir, Haley Sweitzer, Leah Gross and Daniel Rohrbaugh, and leaders Tammy Thompson and Brenda Eisenhour, and back row, Joshua Pitts, Danielle Mentlik, Bailey Druck, Grant Cash and Silas Hall.

From Group 3 (ages 15-18) are, from left, front row, leader Nancy Livingston, Morgan Livingston, Kayce Myers, Lindsey Zeigler, Alysha Sweitzer, Alec Druck, Austin Hunt and Alana Eisenhour, and back row, leaders Robert Livingston, Brad Bishard and Tim Livingston, and Kyle Livingston, Alexis Cash, Andrea Foore, Douglas “DJ” Mentlik, Adam Hunt, Logan Foore, Billy Witter and Wayne Stough Sr.

From Group 3 (ages 15-18) are, from left, front row, leader Nancy Livingston, Morgan Livingston, Kayce Myers, Lindsey Zeigler, Alysha Sweitzer, Alec Druck, Austin Hunt and Alana Eisenhour, and back row, leaders Robert Livingston, Brad Bishard and Tim Livingston, and Kyle Livingston, Alexis Cash, Andrea Foore, Douglas “DJ” Mentlik, Adam Hunt, Logan Foore, Billy Witter and Wayne Stough Sr.

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4-H dairy club members receive awards

The York County Holstein Association and three York County 4-H dairy clubs recognized outstanding accomplishments in dairy on Nov. 16. Award recipients are, from left, front row, Wiley Wilt, Junior Award; Nicole Weaver and Brooke Walker, both Cloverbud awards; and Cody Walker and Zachary Weaver, both Junior awards; and back row, Kathryn Baumgardner and Emily Cooper, both Senior awards; Nicole Guise, 2012 Outstanding and Intermediate awards; Brooke Bortner, Outstanding Award first runner-up; Jacalyn Bortner and Lauren Guise, both Junior Holstein awards; and Ben Doll, Outstanding Award second runner-up and Senior Award. Not pictured is Carson Crowl, Cloverbud Award.

The York County Holstein Association and three York County 4-H dairy clubs recognized outstanding accomplishments in dairy on Nov. 16. Award recipients are, from left, front row, Wiley Wilt, Junior Award; Nicole Weaver and Brooke Walker, both Cloverbud awards; and Cody Walker and Zachary Weaver, both Junior awards; and back row, Kathryn Baumgardner and Emily Cooper, both Senior awards; Nicole Guise, 2012 Outstanding and Intermediate awards; Brooke Bortner, Outstanding Award first runner-up; Jacalyn Bortner and Lauren Guise, both Junior Holstein awards; and Ben Doll, Outstanding Award second runner-up and Senior Award. Not pictured is Carson Crowl, Cloverbud Award.

Andrea Foore, left, of Seven Valleys, receives a LoBianco Scholarship from Rick LoBianco.

Andrea Foore, left, of Seven Valleys, receives a LoBianco Scholarship from Rick LoBianco.

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Buffet to benefit local child battling cancer

Jhonen Sullivan

A young child from the local community will be helped through a fundraiser buffet, 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at A Taste of Bourbon, 1080 Carlisle St., Hanover.

The event will benefit Jhonen Sullivan, who is undergoing chemo treatments after being recently diagnosed with leukemia. He is the son of Jen Weaver, a member of Black Rock Rollers, which is co-hosting the fundraiser.

The cost for the buffet is $9.95 per person, with $4 of each purchase going directly to Jhonen and his family. Half price will be charged for children ages 8-12 and those ages 7 and younger can eat for free. Non-alcoholic drinks are included in the price of the buffet.

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Thanks, Sophia, for donating to Toys for Tots

Sophia Papayannis celebrated her sixth birthday with a party a little different than most — instead of gifts for herself, she asked that guests bring a toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. According to a Toys for Tots news release, Sophia’s mother, Andreanna, is very proud of her daughter and fosters the same values with her two other children, Iliana and Ari. Sophia is pictured with some of the two dozen toys she collected for Toys of Tots. To find out how you can donate toys so children in need can receive Christmas presents, visit www.york-pa.toysfortots.org; email toysfortots.yorkpa@comcast.net; or call (717) 600-6329.

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American Legion honors students

The Harold H. Bair American Legion Post 14 and Auxiliary Unit 14, of Hanover, honored 32 eighth-graders, who were selected based on honor, scholarship, service, Americanism, leadership and courage, during the 89th annual Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony in April. Five Americanism essay winners were also recognized.

Award winners from Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary School are, from left, Luke D. Carpenter, honorable mention, Derek M. Klunk and Emily E. Welsh, both outstanding, and Aleigha M. Fuhrman, honorable mention.

Award winners from Emory H. Markle Intermediate School are, from left, Lynne Mooradian, outstanding, Abigail Bachman, honorable mention, Gage Thomas, outstanding, and Jeremy Poe, honorable mention.

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Future Leaders visit day care center

York Day Nursery hosted the 2012 class of Future Leaders of York in November.

Leadership York’s Future Leaders of York program provides opportunities for high school sophomores and juniors to learn about human services organizations to encourage life-long community participation.

Pictured, Kelsey Sersen, a sophomore at South Western High School, spends time with Heaven Poindexter during her visit to York Day Nursery.

Kelsey Sersen, right, visits with Heaven Poindexter.

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Boy Scouts clean the Rail Trail

Recent flooding in southern York County deposited trash along the Historic Rail Trail and members of the Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 90 decided to do something about it.

The teens and adult leaders spent the day hiking and cleaning the trail on Oct. 9.

They started at the New Freedom Rail Depot and ended in Glen Rock.

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4-H Rabbit Club members named winners at rabbit show

Members of the York County 4-H Rabbit Club recently showed their rabbits at the York County 4-H Rabbit Show.

The judge was Alex Moore of Glenville.

Shannon Miller won Best in Show with her Flemish giant rabbit, Whooper. Mariah Bupp’s Jersey Wooly was the Best Opposite in Show.

In the Showmanship Competition, winners are:

Senior Division:

– First place, Mariah Bupp, the daughter of Holly Sipling, of Thomasville.
Second place, Shannon Miller, the daughter of Robert and Linda Miller, of York.
– Third place, Colton Spangler, the son of Larry and Joy Spangler, of York.

Junior Division:

– First place, Eliana Hamon, the daughter of Raeann and Jeff Hamon, of East Berlin.
– Second place, Montana Stump, the daughter of Loretta Stump, of York

4-H is open to youth ages 5-18. For more information, call Mary Jo Kraft, Penn State Extension office, (717) 840-7408.

Pictured are, from left, front row, Eliana Hamon and Alex Moore (judge), and back row, Mariah Bupp, Colton Spangler, Montana Stump and Shannon Miller.

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American Girl tea party was a success

The YWCA of Hanover recently hosted their second annual American Girl Mother and Daughter Tea on Sept. 24. The tea was a sold out event that benefited the programs at services at the YWCA of Hanover.

Highlights of the event included vocal solos by Hanover Public School students Madison Maloney and Breene Sheaffer, led by Ms. Deb Smith; and story time led by Sarah Campbell with Guthrie Memorial Library.

Attendees also enjoyed time to shop and played games. The event concluded with a raffle for two American Girl dolls. The dolls were won by Mikayla Gebehart and Sarah McComas (pictured). The YWCA of Hanover would like to extend a thank you to the numerous volunteers and participants that made this event a success. Plan ahead and to mark your calendar now for next year’s tea on Saturday, Sept. 22.

For more information on YWCA Hanover programs, events, and services, visit www.ywcahanover.org or call (717) 637-2125.

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Pre-K students receive backpacks at York Day Nursery

York Day Nursery’s Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts student, Thyse Keiser, grins with delight as he receives his new back-to-school backpack from his teacher, Kari Roberts.

The backpacks were generously donated to the entire class by the local area State Farm Insurance agents and United Way of York County.

York Day Nursery has been serving the York community for more than 75 years as a United Way Member Agency. It offers educational programs designed around children’s developmental levels and interests. The organization has been Awarded National Accreditation by NAEYC and a Four Star Performance designation (the highest level) by PA Keystone STARS for providing a safe, stimulating environment.

For more information, call Catherine Repman, executive director, at 854-1300, or email crepman@comcast.net.

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School is in for Pre-K Counts students

York Day Nursery’s early childhood educator Kari Roberts, pictured below, left, welcomes 4-year-old Autumn Walker and her mother, Erin Walker, Sept. 6, the first day of school for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts students.

Pre-K Counts provides high quality pre-kindergarten opportunities to 4-year-olds at no cost to families. Children at risk of school failure, either because of income, language or special needs issues are eligible to apply.

York Day Nursery, York County’s oldest child care center, is one of only six Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts sites in the county.

For more information regarding the York Day Nursery or Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, call Catherine Repman, executive director, at 854-1300, or email crepman@comcast.net.

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