Quarryville, PA Real Estate News

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
 Ginger Bread   2 Cups Brown Sugar¾ Cup Crisco Shortening2 Eggs, well beaten 1 Cup thick milk (sour)2 Cups Flour Beat well the first three ingredients then add milk and flour and beat well again. Add after mixing together 1 tsp. Soda and 1 tbsp. boiling water Add  1 tsp. Cinnamon1 tsp. Nutmeg1 tsp. Cloves1 tsp. Ginger Mix well and pour into 8 x 8 inch greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until clean tester. Enjoy ! Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
   The Solanco Post Prom will receive proceeds from a show by Nelson Papucci, comedian / hypnotist, on Saturday January 28 at 7 PM at Solanco High School. The High School is located at 585 Solanco Road, Quarryville, PA. The show will be held in the auditorium.  Tickets will be available from Monday to Friday January 23rd to 27th during lunch periods in the Solanco High School cafeteria and at the door the night of the show. Visit www.solancopostprom.org  Source: Solanco Advertiser Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com    
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
   Volunteers are needed to help with the Muddy Run Deer Count. The count will be held at the park on January 15th on Holtwood Road (State Route 372) near Quarryville, Pennsylvania.  The count will take place from 1 to 4 PM and will be held rain or shine. The count involves one to two hours of steady walking. Volunteers should dress for the field and the weather conditions. All those participating should report to the snack bar and camp store for a brief orientation. For more information call 717 284-5850 Source: Southern Lancaster County Chronicle  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com    
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas ! Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com 
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
 My Mother - in - law's favorite Christmas Cookie!    Cut Graham Crackers in half and then in half again.  Then cut one more time to make petite “Four Square” (Four equal sides) You should now have twice as many squares as the number of cookies you want to make. Spread half with creamy peanut butter and place the others on top. Dip in melted chocolate. (We prefer dark chocolate) and place on wax paper.  Top each cookie with a pecan. (Any nut or an M&M will do also.)  Store in cool place.  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  The Southern End Community Association (SECA in Southern Lancaster County, PA.) invited the community to enjoy cookies with Santa from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Monday December 19th. The free event will take place at the SECA Center at 299 Park Avenue Quarryville, PA. Everyone is encouraged to bring a camera to take a picture with Santa.  Children are invited to bring a letter to Santa or write one on site, including their address so they can receive a response. There will also be make and take ornaments, activities, and games, along with free books from the Solanco Literacy Project. Pre registration is requested by calling 717-806-0123 or emailing seca@epix.net so that enough cookies and supplies are available. Source: Solanco Advertiser Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd...
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  The Quarryville Library at 357 Buck Road will host Yoga classes for people of all abilities. The classes bagan on December 13th and will continue on Tuesdays, Dec. 20th, 27th, Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7th,14th,and 28th at 6 PM. The classes will be held in the Clinton room of the Library. Attendees should bring a towel or a mat and wear comfortable clothing. The instructor will be Jennifer Carter. For more details call the Library at 717-786-1336. Source: Solanco Advertiser Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com    
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
    Providence Township is ready to span a gap in the Low Grade Rail Trail. Early next year construction will begin on a 210 foot bridge to carry walkers and bicycle riders over Route 222 at Quarryville. The new bridge will be built at the site of a stone arch that once carried the Enola Low Grade freight rail line over the highway. The arch had become a traffic hazard, and was torn down in 2009. Once that was removed it was nearly impossible for walkers and bikers to get across route 222. Construction is expected to begin in March and be completed by fall.  The steel girder bridge will be supported by concrete abutments stamped with a stone pattern. Building an arched bridge to resemble the old structure was too expensive.  The center 80' of the bridge will have chain link fence instal...
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Elegant country living within easy driving distance of shopping and restaurants!   Directions: From Lancaster, PA take New Danville Pike South to Conestoga, bear left onto River Corner Road , cross over River Rd. , turn right onto Buck Run Rd.  We still have 1 acre + lots available and this lovely sample home is available. We custom build to match your dreams!     Put this one on your schedule to visit on Sunday!I'll be looking for you!  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile 717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com 
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Solanco musicians will play a significant role in the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Quarryville. The event will be held on Friday December 2, from 6 to 8 PM in the Towns Edge Shopping Center. All Community members are invited to attend the outdoor event, which is hosted free of charge by the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.  The event will feature performances by the Solanco High School Chorale, the High School Brass Ensemble, and the Smith Middle School Singers. In addition to traditional Christmas carols the vocal group will perform songs about Hanukkah, holiday shopping, and greetings of the season. The River Hills Foxhounds, which promotes the sport of fox hunting are also scheduled to appear. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, and popcorn provided by ...
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
   The Friends of the Quarryville Library will host a holiday bake sale on Friday December 9th from 9 AM to 4 PM and on Saturday December 10th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the library located at 357 Buck Road Quarryville, PA 17566. For more information or to donate baked goods contact :Darlene at 717 291-9718.  Source: Solanco Advertiser Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com       
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Solanco Boy's and Girl's Lacrosse Club are seeking players. No experience is necessary. All teams will take the field by mid March 2017. To sign up Boys in fifth to eight grades may contact Coach Brian at Bmac1729@yahoo.com or phone 267 815-1571. Boys in ninth to twelfth grades may contact Coach Mike at michael_minchhoff@solancok12.pa.us or call 717 587-7613.  Girls in fifth to twelfth grades may contact Coach Doug at swiftcloudfarm@gmail.com or 717 371-1517. Sign ups will also take place Monday December 5th in the cafeteria at Solanco High School, 585 Solanco Road Quarryville, PA from 6 to 8 PM.  Source: Solanco Advertiser   Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Noble Hill Farm and Horse Rescue at 2002 Noble Road Kirkwood, will hold its annual Christmas Open Barn on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event features, crafts, candles, wreaths, and a silent auction. Pony rides will be available weather permitting. Hot sandwiches, soup, and beverages will be available to eat in or take out. Donations will be accepted, and “kick starter” brochures for the Equine Veterans Program will be available.  For details call Pat at 717 529-2358. Source : Solanco Advertiser  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Quarryville Library at 357 Buck Road Quarryville, PA 17566 will celebrate National Novel Writing Month on Monday November 28th 2016 with a Creative Writing Workshop. Author Linda Oatman High will lead the workshop from 11 AM until noon. The public is invited.  For details call 717 786-1336 Source: Solanco Advertiser  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com 
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
   Quarryville Library, at 357 Buck Road Quarryville, will open the next show in the C. X. Carlson Gallery with a reception on Saturday November 19th from 1 to 3 PM. The show will be produced by the Octoraro Art Association. It will feature member artists exhibiting works in various media, including painting, photographs, ceramics, and three dimensional art forms.  At the reception attendees may meet the artists while enjoying refreshments. The show will be available during normal Library hours through December.  For more details go to oaa@zoominternet.net  Source: Solanco Advertiser  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com    
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
   The Quarryville Teenage Club will host its 62nd pageant to select a new Miss Solanco on Saturday November 26th at 7 PM in the Solanco High School Auditorium at 585 Solanco Road Quarryville, PA. The Miss Solanco pageant is the first level of the Miss America system. Although last year's winner Emilie Stocker, did not compete in other pageants, past titleholders have competed at the county and state level. Contestants include: Tianna Hasinger, Jazzmyn Pope, Marissa Witmer, Tianna Beiler, Morgan Perry, Jacqueline Groff, Kayla Brown, Kelly Cook, Jenevieve Eberly, and Emily Duvall.  The Quarryville Teenage Club coaches the candidates prior to the pageant. They learn show routines and modeling patterns. They receive interview training and advice on pageant attire. The winner and several ru...
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
 The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society will present “Stealing Freedom along the Mason – Dixon Line” on Saturday November 19, at 1:30 PM at the Solanco Historical Archives Building at 1932 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA. Local historian and author Milt Diggins will be the presenter.  Maryland and Pennsylvania debated over the differences between slave catching and kidnapping. The arguments were punctuated with sporadic violence. The story of Thomas McCreary and his Cecil County Community provides a framework to explain the controversy between Pennsylvania and Maryland a decade before the Civil War.  Diggins wrote the book “Stealing Freedom along the Mason – Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher From Maryland.” He will sign and sell copies of the book...
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
     We need more homes on the market in Lancaster andLebanon Pennsylvania!  Year to date 2016 vs 2015 Sold Units down 7.3%Active Listings down 5.6%New Listings down 2.4%* Source Keystone MLSTwo Reasons:The average tenure in a home has risen to 10 years. Historical average is 6 to 8 years.For Sale by Owner (FSBO) activity is at historic lows.*Source NAR (National Association of Realtors.  Because interest rates remain low there are plenty of buyersin the market. If you're thinking of selling now is the time.  Call me!  Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty 1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717 553-2500 office717 715-6288 mobile717 786-7967 directdonhess39@gmail.com     Statistics from the Keystone MLS and National Association of Realtors.           
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By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
 Below is a snapshot of Active and New listings comparing the past month and year to date with 2015. With the number of buyers we have in the market it's beginning to look like a good time to list you home for sale. Call me!      Active Listings   This Month Year to Date   2016 2015 % Chg 2016 2015 % Chg 0-39,999 81 99 -18.2 388 460 -15.7 40,000-49,999 43 80 -46.2 241 267 -9.7 50,000-59,999 50 75 -33.3 237 254 -6.7 60,000-69,999 68 98 -30.6 257 291 -11.7 70,000-79,999 69 112 -38.4 308 350 -12.0 80,000-89,999 58 91 -36.3 300 367 -18.3 90,000-99,999 74 84 -11.9 290 353 -17.8 100,000-119,999 139 221 -37.1 751 842 -10.8 120,000-139,999 222 270 -17.8 1135 1382 -17.9 140,000-159,999 172 286 -39.9 1163 1271 -8.5 160,000-179,999 205 273 -24.9 1229 1380 -10.9 180,000-199,999 178 253 -29.6 1088 1...
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