Southern York County School District students recently performed in the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) National Choir in Hartford, Conn. The students, who were selected by audition, rehearsed with others from 32 state.Read More
Registration opens at 5 a.m. May 24 for Family Zumbatomic classes at the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive.
Fuse the Zumba program’s unique formula with the psychology and physiology relevant to kids. Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more.
The event is for ages 7 and older. It will be held from 5:15-6 p.m. Thursdays, JUne 20 to Aug. 1. The cost is $60 each.Read More
A free Family Fishing Funday will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at Codorus State Park, classroom at the end of Marina Road.
The event will feature continuous family fishing demonstrations and fishing instruction during two sessions, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All ages are welcome and no license will be required for fishing. Equipment, training and bait will be provided at no cost. Fish cleaning and Dutch oven cast iron cooking demonstrations will be offered and pontoon rides will be available for $5. There will also be telescopes for viewing osprey and eagles.
The event is co-sponsored by the Codorus Trout Unlimited organization and the Outcast Bass Club.
For more information, call the park at (717) 637-2816.Read More
A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind.
Fewer than half of the 53 mice and other rodents who blasted off on April 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome survived the flight, Russian news agencies reported, quoting Vladimir Sychov, deputy director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems and the lead researcher.
Sychov said this was to be expected and the surviving mice were sufficient to complete the study, which was designed to show the effects of weightlessness and other factors of space flight on cell structure. All 15 of the lizards survived, he said. The capsule also carried small crayfish and fish.
The capsule’s orbit reached 575 kilometers (345 miles) above Earth, according to the news agencies, which said this was far higher than the orbit of the International Space Station.
Russian state television showed the round Bion-M capsule and some of the surviving mice after it landed slightly off course but safely in a planted field near Orenburg, about 750 miles southeast of Moscow.
“This is the first time that animals have flown in space for so long on their own,” Sychov said in the television broadcast from the landing site. The last research craft to carry animals into space spent 12 days in orbit in 2007.
The mice and other animals were to be flown back to Moscow to undergo a series of tests at Sychov’s institute, which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Reported by The Associated Press from MOSCOW, Russia.
Image by TwoShortPlanks via Flickr.com.
York Haven Elementary School’s teachers, staff and principal will work behind the counter and in the lobby of the Manchester McDonald’s from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, to raise funds for the school’s educational programs.
Students, parents, grandparents and community members are invited to dine at McDonald’s in support of the school. Diners will need a coupon, available at all of the Northeastern School District schools, in order for a portion of the sales to benefit the elementary school. Coupons will be sent home with students on May 20.Read More
The York Symphony Orchestra will hold its 13th annual summer music camp, My Opus Magnum, July 22-26 at Logos Academy in York.
The camp will offer youth musicians in grades 3 through 12 the opportunity to learn the steps of creating a song, preparing it on music manuscript, and filling out the necessary forms to copyright the created material. The camp emphasizes a hands-on creative approach with group instruction on individual keyboards and computer software as well as personalized coaching through the songwriting process.
Highly qualified instructors will offer level specific instruction (new this year) and will creatively guide elementary to high school students through the process of composing a masterwork all their own. The camp includes dynamic individual coaching using computer software and keyboards.
Camp will conclude with a performance of each students composition and pizza party. Each student will also receive two vouchers to a York Symphony Concert for the 2013/2014 Season. Students of all levels of ability are encouraged to attend however, it is suggested that they have some private lesson experience with the instrument of their choice.
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $95 per student. A downloadable application can be found at www.yorksymphony.org or by calling (717) 812-0717.Read More
Northern Middle School students who were named to honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2012-2013 school year are:
Cameron Albert, Joshua Barrett, Samantha Bohn, Nathan Breon,
Chad Cherok, Kathleen Colgan, Juliana Coover,
Rachel Eby, Mikayla Eyster,
Daniel Fiscus, Emma Fisler,
Hannah Grant, Ryan Heisey, Jonathan Heller,
Mikayla Ickes, Nicole Jaquette,
Scott Leitholf, Lauren Lindoerfer,
Makenna McGill, Sarah Middendorf, Abby Monko,
Amanda Noll, Louis Peifer,
Leah Reday, Blake Rondon,
Alyssa Sheaffer, Ethan Spencer, Lindsay Stefanon,
Carissa Weaver, Joshua Welker and Quade Wilbur.
Alison Abrashoff, Margaret Anderson, Mitchell Andrews, Kathryn Armstrong, Michele Arnold,
The York YMCA’s Hoffman Baseball/Softball Academy and the York Revolution have collaborated to offer Baseball Camps throughout the summer for ages 8-15.
Each week, beginning June 10, is for a different age group and skill level. Camp highlights include two full camp days at Sovereign Bank Stadium and a twilight game for participants to play a real game on the field.
For more information, call Doug Markel at (717) 843-7884, ext. 248, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More