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Want some free coffee?

Listen up, coffee lovers. In honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, participating McDonald’s restaurants in central Pennsylvania are offering customers one free, small McCafe coffee a day, each day from Sept. 16 to Sept. 29. The fast food … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of buying your own modem

If you have internet service in York County, odds are, Comcast is your provider. And if you have Comcast, you have a choice: to rent Comcast’s modem and router, or to buy your own. By default, Comcast gives new internet … Continue reading

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Leg Up Farm to include farmers market as part of Manchester Township project

  Leg Up Farm plans to build a market to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables and other items as part of its plans for a 23-acre site it owns in Manchester Township. The Mount Wolf-based nonprofit is turning the … Continue reading

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Brew Vino targeting mid-August opening

Brew Vino is aiming to open by mid-August. That’s the word from Gregory Bower, one of the owners of the gourmet pizza restaurant at 251 N. George St., near Santander Stadium in downtown York. Workers are hard at work on … Continue reading

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Want free Chick-fil-A?

  If you’re a Chick-fil-A fan, you probably already know this but Friday (July 11) is the fast food chain’s 10th annual Cow Appreciation Day. Come into any Chick-fil-A location nationwide tomorrow fully dressed as a cow and you’ll get … Continue reading

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High gas prices crimping your budget?

Hi, readers of the York Common Cents blog. I’m working on a business story about how continuing high gas prices are leaving people with less money to spend on other things, like dining out, shopping and vacations. I’m looking to … Continue reading

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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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Arts have a large economic impact in York County

  I had a chance last Friday (June 27) to attend some of the sessions at the first-ever Impact Arts & Culture Conference at York College. The event, organized by the Cultural Alliance of York County and York College, draw … Continue reading

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How much of your holiday shopping is done online?

I remember my mother waking me up on a chilly Saturday morning with instructions to get dressed quickly and be ready to leave in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t have been more than 10 years old at the time. … Continue reading

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Are dollar stores the answer to urban food deserts?

This week while researching my story about the rise of dollar stores in York County, I had an epiphany. Dollar stores, with a smaller footprint than grocery stores or big box stores, can — and do — fit easily into … Continue reading

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