Category Archives: Do it yourself

CoWork155 to hold its next set of SkillSwap classes Aug. 11-16

Last month, I wrote about CoWork155 in downtown York launching a series of one-night, hands-on courses on things like how to make a pizza or sew a quilt. The inaugural program was such a hit, organizers are bringing SkillSwap back … Continue reading

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Old dog learns new tricks @NICAR14

In five months, I turn 39 years old. I wouldn’t consider myself old, but I’m not young either. At no time has this fact been more clear than in past two days I’ve spent attending a computer-assisted reporting conference in … Continue reading

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Do you have a Capital One credit card? You should expect a visit soon

I really wish I had a Capital One credit card. I could use the help. No, I’m not talking about financial assistance. I’m refering to real, hands-on help at home and at work. Recently, Capital One sent a contract update … Continue reading

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Are more people landing jobs or are they simply dropping out of York County’s labor force?

The state of the local job market depends on who you ask. Some people will look at the current numbers and, with no real analysis, claim that the days of high unemployment are behind us. A quick look at those … Continue reading

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Did WellSpan make you famous?

Usually, I don’t pay attention to TV commercials. For the most part, they all appear similar and do little to convey the benefits or negatives of a particular product. TV commercials are a signal to get up and grab a … Continue reading

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Update on the Blueberry Girls

The girls are still working toward their goal, but making significant progress.

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Facebook friends could sink your credit score

. When I bought my car two years ago, I expected the finance guy at the dealership to run my credit score. I knew he would be looking if had paid my bills on time and if I had a … Continue reading

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Would you eat at a restaurant that failed its health inspection?

Last week, a food sanitarian temporarily closed the Glen Grille, a restaurant at Regents’ Glen Country Club in Spring Garden Township. The state cleared the restaurant to open the next day after an exterminator treated the eatery. Like any other … Continue reading

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Why do you hate your job?

I like what I do for a living. Most days, I’m fortunate that I get to meet new people and report on interesting topics. But, not everyone has found similar satisfaction with their chosen career. In fact, I would expect … Continue reading

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On the eve of its closing, the former York City Post Office offers up some of its secrets

One of the perks of being a reporter is getting to see things that are normally shielded from the general public. Last week, I was treated to a guided tour of the York City Post Office at 200 S. George … Continue reading

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