Our community 11/5

Staff report


Upward Sports 

Registration is now open for a new Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season in Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s new gym, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown.  

The national Upward Sports program focuses on developing skills rather than pressuring children to win scheduled games or compete in cheer competitions. Coaches not only teach practical and challenging skills but also offer practice and game day half-time experiences that emphasize good sportsmanship and character development.  

Teams develop by pairing balanced teams with a game-time substitution rotation. This ensures every child gets to play, to start and to receive the same amount of playing time each game. Each player is valued based on improvement.  

Children begin by stopping by the gym for an introduction and simple skills test. The evaluation sessions are 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5 or 12 or Dec. 10; or 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Nov. 9 or Dec. 14.  

The cost for the 10-week season, including uniforms, 10 weeks of practice and seven game days, is $39 for cheerleading and $54 for basketball. Registration deadline for the Winter 2020 Season is Dec. 1.  Parking is available to the rear of the church off East Maple Street, with the gym entrance at the front on East Main Street.  

 For more information, email or look online at  


Twisted Holiday Menu Ideas 

The Stewartstown Senior Center will host a cooking demonstration from Chef Deb Bixler featuring Twisted Holiday Menu Ideas, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. 

 The class will make all the traditional holiday menu accompaniments with a new and unique twist, from the appetizer to dessert. The menu includes twisted turkey, merry berry salad, monkey bread stuffing and bacon garlic mashed potatoes. Samples will be provided. 

Call the center at 717- 993-3488 by Tuesday, Nov. 5, to sign up as seating is limited.  The senior center is located at 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, in Stewartstown United Methodist Church. 

A staff member descends the staircase at Martin Library in York City Thursday, October 18, 2018. The library was named "Library of the Year" at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference. Statewide nominations were considered with Martin chosen as the first library in Pennsylvania to earn the award. Bill Kalina photo

Martin Library 

Basic computer skills class 

Martin Library will hold TechTime Power Session: Basic Computer Skills at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. 

The class is ideal for those who have never used a computer or are having trouble.  The session covers basic skills for navigating the computer and internet searching. 

The programs will be held at the library, 159 E. Market St. Interested individuals can register on Martin Library’s online events calendar at, by emailing or by calling 717-849-6926.