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2008-09-27 06:00:23

Datebook BENEFIT/AUCTION: St. Edward's Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, will host a benefit and consignment auction at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the parish hall. Gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants will be auctioned off by auctioneer Christian Z. Stoltzfus. Other items include quilts, jewelry, model cars, clothing, picture frames, decorations, toys, knit hats, sheet sets and dolls. Sauder's Nursery will consign a large selection of trees, shrubs, roses and...

2008-09-04 18:00:26

By Brian Wallace The last wave of students returned to Lancaster County's public schools Wednesday as pupils started the new year in the Warwick, Lancaster and Manheim Township districts. About 4,700 students in all grades returned to Warwick's six schools, and about 1,500 upperclassmen returned to McCaskey and McCaskey East high schools. Manheim Township's elementary schools welcomed 376 kindergartners to their first day of classes. "The kids were wonderful," said Jay Butterfield, the...

2008-09-04 03:00:20

By Meadows, Robyn Laura Zell and Erica Bareuther were freshmen when construction began at Manheim Township High School. This morning, they stepped through the new glass front entrance for the first day of their senior year. "Now that we look back, it wasn't that bad to go through," Bareuther says of the $80.4-million renovation and expansion project. "It looks really nice," Zell said. But it was "annoying," both said, to hear the rattles and bangs of construction. Several miles south,...

2008-08-26 09:01:08

By Madelyn Pennino When Robin Hopkins walked across the stage at McCaskey High School to receive her GED in June, she didn't see any of her family members in the audience. Instead Hopkins, who has macular degeneration, was able to make out only the brightly colored glow sticks her children and grandchildren were waving wildly. It was a day the 48-year-old said she had always dreamed of but never thought she could achieve. Now that Hopkins as earned a GED, her once wobbly confidence...

2008-08-18 18:00:38

By Jacques Gibble In June, 490 McCaskey High School seniors graduated. The previous year, as a junior class, it had 723 students. As a sophomore class it had 911 members and as freshman class there were 1,128 students. The senior class of 2007 launched 525 graduates but had 1,060 students when it was in ninth grade. In other words, of the almost 2,200 freshman who entered McCaskey in the classes of 2007 and 2008, only 1,005 graduated (www.pde.state.pa.us/k12statistics). Where is the...

2008-08-11 09:01:26

By Paul Franz An enrollment counselor at J.P. McCaskey High School remains on the job after being convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia. Steven Dinnocenti, 47, of the 600 block of West Chestnut Street, was arrested and charged April 14, 2007. Dinnocenti pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, in March of this year. According to the plea agreement, Dinnocenti was ordered to pay a $100 fine to cover court costs and was sentenced to one year of...

2008-08-09 12:00:00

By Robyn Meadows Before they graduate from high school, dozens of county students begin earning college credits they will need to become doctors, lawyers, chefs, Web designers, physical therapists, teachers. And, their tuition is paid with the help of state grants. Public school districts recently learned how much money they are receiving this year from Pennsylvania for what are called dual enrollment programs. Countywide, the state has awarded $272,448 to 15 school districts and the...

2008-07-31 06:00:48

By Robyn Meadows There's something sort of magical about the first day of school: new clothes, shiny shoes and fresh-smelling book bags. It's such a key day in life that no one - from students to parents and to educators - sleeps much the night before, educators say. In a little more than three weeks, summer break ends for students in the 16 public school districts of Lancaster County. Even after experiencing more than 40 first days of school, Lampeter-Strasburg School District...

2008-02-27 18:00:59

Thirty-eight students in kindergarten through grade 12 from 10 Lancaster County schools were announced Saturday as winners of the 2007-08 AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Annual Americanism Program at AMVETS Post 19 in Lancaster. "My Favorite American Hero Is" was the theme for this year's contest, which drew more than 890 entries. Students in kindergarten and first grade drew flags, while contestants in grades 2 through 5 created posters and wrote a 50- word...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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