Our community 11/6

Staff report

Astronomical Society 

Public starwatch 

The York County Astronomical Society will host a public starwatch, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road.    

The evening will begin with a screened astronomical presentation on the Mercury transit of the sun, current events and the November night sky. Guests will then be guided on a tour of the sky through one of the club’s telescopes to see Saturn and Jupiter, the Andromeda galaxy, star clusters, Ring Nebula and more. Hot beverages and light refreshments will be available.  

While this event is free and open to the public, donations will help the society continue to bring astronomical events to the York County and surrounding areas.  

If it is clear, all activities will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy or raining, the indoor activity of a screened astronomical presentation will occur as scheduled.    

 When arriving at the John C. Rudy County Park, use the main park entrance and follow the signs and lights to the event.  For more information, go to 

St. John Lutheran 

Free medical and dental clinic 

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., will hold Kingdom Touch, a free medical and dental clinic, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the church gymnasium, entry 6. 

This event is to help anyone in the community who would like a free medical and dental screening. The church will also offer food, prayer and spiritual counseling, social service consultations, face painting and games for children. 

Clinic services are being donated by medical and dental professionals and by volunteers living and working in our community.  Registration is not required.   

The Compassion Center at St. John will also be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for donations and shopping.  For questions, contact St. John Lutheran Church at 717-840-0382.  


300 club dinner 

Union Fire and Hose Co. No. 1 of Dover will host a 300 club dinner Saturday, Nov. 9, at the station, 30 E. Canal St. 

 Tickets are $20; steamed shrimp and broasted chicken dinner along with snacks and beer/soda are included.   Cash prizes of $1,300 will be given.   DJ Jeff D will provide music from 6 to 10 p.m.   Games of chance will be available.   

For tickets, call Elaine, 717-292-1392, or Cathy, 717-873-0385.   

York County District Attorney Dave Sunday smiles at the podium after accepting the Elected Official of the Year Award during the York County Economic Alliance's Spirit of YoCo Awards at Wyndham Garden York Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The ceremony recognized community-impact leaders in the county. Bill Kalina photo

York County 

DA to speak at Veterans Day Breakfast 

Navy Veteran and York County District Attorney David W. Sunday will be the keynote speaker at York County’s annual Veterans Day Celebration and Breakfast at 8 a.m.  Monday, Nov. 11. 

The breakfast will be held at the York Expo Center’s Mid Atlantic Industrial Memorial Hall West. It is supported in part by private contributions from throughout York County. 

Ceremonies will include presentation of the George H. Eyler award for distinguished service. The 28th annual award is presented to a deserving Yorjk County veteran who has demonstrated distinguished service to the community over an extended period of time. 

Terry Gendron, director of the York County Department of Veterans Affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies.   

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling 717-771-9218 or emailing to allow for proper headcount at the catered breakfast.