Our community 10/7

Staff report
The remote island you’re going to want to visit after watching “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”


Hear about a trip to Guernsey 

George Haldeman, retired attorney, will be featured speaker at the next meeting of York Branch American Association of University Women, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at York Alliance Church, 501 Rathton Road. 

Haldeman has titled his program, “Traveling to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” He will accompany his presentation by a slide show of his trip to Guernsey, an island located in the English Channel off the Coast of Normandy, and discuss its historical sites, beautiful scenery and people.  

The public is invited to attend. AAUW, which for more than 130 years has worked to empower women throughout the world by advocating for their rights, welcomes all graduates with an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution to become a branch member. 


Visit from veteran service officer 

The veteran service officer will be at the Stewartstown Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. 

All veterans, of any age, can make an appointment to see the VSO. Call the center at 717-993-3488 to be scheduled.   

The center is located in Stewartstown United Methodist Church at 26 S. Main St.  

New Cumberland 

Olde Towne Association to meet 

The meeting of the New Cumberland Olde Towne Association will be held at 11:30 a.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the American Legion Post 143, 214 Market St., New Cumberland.   

The speaker will be Jason Schwartzman, a pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Lemoyne, who will speak to the group on The Grief Thief.   

The organization is always looking for new members, and the public is invited to attend.  Lunch is $10 for guests and $7.50 for members.  Membership is $5 a year.   

For more information, contact Christine Leukus at 717-319-4421 or cvleukus@aol.com. 

Muddy Run  

Siren testing on Thursday 

The warning system to be used in the event of an emergency at Exelon Generation Co. Muddy Run Pumped Storage Facility in Lancaster County will be tested this week. 

During the test, scheduled for approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, a brief tone will sound, followed by the words “this is a test, this is a test.” The test will last approximately two minutes. No action by the public or any county or local emergency organization is necessary during the test. 

The system, designed to warn the owners and residents of cottages along a stretch of Conowingo Pond in the event of an emergency at Muddy Run, consists of six sets of loudspeakers mounted atop poles upstream and downstream of the facility. These poles were installed in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, and Lower Chanceford and Peach Bottom townships in York County. 

Exelon installed the system in 2003 as an additional method of warning the public, specifically cottage owners along the Susquehanna River. 

In the event of a real emergency, a tone will sound, followed by the words, “this is an emergency, please move to higher ground, this is an emergency, please move to higher ground.”