Why do York County drivers park on the side of the road whenever it rains or snows?

Residents drive carefully during Sunday's storm

Residents drive carefully during Sunday’s storm

On Sunday, while making my way 50-minute drive from Spring Grove to West Manchester Township, I noticed that a lot cars were parked along Route 116.

At the time, the county was struggling with the first snowstorm of the season. The snow-covered roads were treacherous and plows were still few and far between.

Many of those behind the wheel were still in fall-driving mode, meaning that they thought 50 MPH was a safe speed for whiteout conditions.

Anyhow, during my adventure, I noticed that drivers were simply pulling off the road and parking their cars in what little shoulder Route 116 has to offer.

I’m guessing they were waiting for the snow to end?

I’m not sure.

I have seen a similar phenomenon happen in the spring, when heavy rains lead to the shoulder of Route 30 becoming a mile-long parking lot.

What’s up with that, York County?

Check out these videos of residents not going gently into winter driving:




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Have you worked as a Harley casual? Tell us about it.

harleylogoAre you looking for work?

I hear Harley is hiring.

If you’re out of work, this sounds like the perfect opportunity.

I mean, $16.75 to $23.30 per hour?

That’s no chump change.

The higher range of that is about $48,000 a year.

But here’s the thing: You might not be there a year. Continue reading “Have you worked as a Harley casual? Tell us about it.” »

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No, that’s not the government spying on you. It’s an Amazon drone.

Jeff Bezos’ vision of the future involves Amazon drones taking off from company fulfillment centers and landing at your doorstep less than 30 minutes later.

York County is home to one of those centers in Fairview Township.

In the drone’s yellow bucket you would likely find a DVD box set, a hat or whatever else you ordered online less than one hour earlier.

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On Facebook, York city merchant to customers: “You suck.”

Heading into the biggest retail weekend of the year, one downtown York merchant has a message for his customers.

Well, 99 percent of them (according to a post on his Facebook page).

“You suck.”

It’s an unusual sentiment for a business owner to have.

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Frozen Giant turkey finally cooked one year later

This is my free Thanksgiving turkey after I plucked it from a freezer at Giant last year.

This is my free Thanksgiving turkey after I plucked it from a freezer at Giant last year.

Last year, I got a free 20-pound turkey from Giant.

I just like free things.

But, to be honest, I didn’t know what to do with it. (Aside from posing it in weird positions.)

I’m usually a pretty good cook, but I’m not sure how to handle an entire bird.

I didn’t even have a pan that would fit this sucker.

So it sat in my fridge and took up space. Until last week.

Last week, I realized I’m a few bonus points away from ANOTHER free turkey. Continue reading “Frozen Giant turkey finally cooked one year later” »

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The West Manchester Mall: One woman loves you JUST THE WAY YOU ARE

This is NOT one woman's idea of a fun shopping environment.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- FILE

This is NOT one woman’s idea of a fun shopping environment. She doesn’t want to be exposed to the elements, she says. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — FILE

It’s a brisk winter day. The snow is falling.

You’re finishing up your Christmas shopping at the redeveloped West Manchester Mall.

You have several stores you need to visit. They are spread around the open air center.

But it’s cold.

And you don’t want to walk around.

Because, really, how fun is walking around outside when it’s too cold to feel your face? Continue reading “The West Manchester Mall: One woman loves you JUST THE WAY YOU ARE” »

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And that’s why you shouldn’t wear pajama pants to a job interview

Job seekers wait in line at the PA CareerLink-York County on Friday.  More than 250 people attended a job fair held at the office last week.

Job seekers wait in line at the PA CareerLink-York County on Friday. More than 250 people attended a job fair held at the office last week.

Glysol Figueroa spent most of Friday morning screening job applicants who inquired about open positions with Assurant Solutions.

And, aside from the higher- than-expected number of job seekers who stopped by the company’s table at the York County PA CareerLink job fair, the day had progressed pretty much as expected.

And then, shortly before noon, Assurant’s human resources manager said she met a man who wore pajama pants…to a job interview.

“You should come dressed appropriately,” she said. “That may not necessarily mean wearing a suit, but definitely not pajama pants.”

Figueroa said she switched from interviewing to coaching.

“It’s shame,” she said. “He had some good qualifications, but he needs to know how to dress for a job interview.”

Continue reading “And that’s why you shouldn’t wear pajama pants to a job interview” »

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LIVE BLOG: What are your job-search questions? Harley-Davidson, other employers are hiring

Update at 1:30 p.m.

More than 200 people showed up for a job fair Friday at CareerLink office in York. Representatives from several local companies were hiring.

Below is a recap of online updates from the morning, including photos, interviews and short videos on job-hunting advice.

Reported earlier: 

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, representatives from Abacus, Assurant Solutions, ES3, Harley-Davidson, Performance Group and Roadlink will meet with job applicants at CareerLink’s Employer & Agency Recruitment Event.

Follow along today on our live blog. To participate, tweet using the hashtag #yorkjobs.

For example, Assurant Solutions in Manchester Township needs to hire more than 100 workers by the end of year.

Job seekers should come prepared with copies of their resume and ready for on-the-spot interviews.

In addition, several local education providers will be in attendance, including Consolidated School of Business, Harrisburg Area Community College, and York County School of Technology – Adult & Continuing Education Center.

The event, to be held at 841 Vogelsong Road in York, is free and open to the public.

Are you heading to the CareerLink event?

Let us know by following along on Twitter with reporter Sean Adkins, @sadkins75, and use the hashtag #yorkjobs.

 

 

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Costly titles: Thanksgiving Day needs a new name

Fran Monbray of West York and her daughter Stefanie Moyar of Spring Garden Township react after finding a  figurine for less at the West Manchester Township Toys R Us on Thanksgiving night.

Fran Monbray of West York and her daughter Stefanie Moyar of Spring Garden Township react after finding a figurine for less at the West Manchester Township Toys R Us on Thanksgiving night.

I’m of the opinion that Thanksgiving needs a new name.

Sure, it’s still a time when friends and relatives gather in one spot to enjoy a home-cooked meal and set aside mutual dysfunctions, if just for a few hours.

But, that’s not all Thanksgiving represents – not by a long shot.

In the past few years, more and more stores have opted to open their doors on this day, eager to get a jump on holiday shopping.

This Thanksgiving, after you’ve taken your last bite and argued your last point, you have the option of escaping to the packed aisles of Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s or Kmart, to name few.

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Shopping: What has happened to people’s manners?

Kerry Neiderer of Hanover has her hands and chin full of toys as she waits on line at Toys R' Us in West Manchester Township during Black Friday 2011. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS--JASON PLOTKIN

Kerry Neiderer of Hanover has her hands and chin full of toys as she waits on line at Toys R’ Us in West Manchester Township during Black Friday 2011. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS–JASON PLOTKIN

Warning: I’m about to complain about manners.

I’m positive this problem has been happening as long as check out lines have existed, but here goes:

The other day, I was in line at a certain discount clothier to purchase a pair of boots.

JUST a pair of boots.

There were only two registers open, facing each other side-by-side in the same little aisle.

So, I stood between the two cashiers, trying to form the type of line you see forming around those self checkout areas at grocery stores.

You know. First free register goes to the next person in line and so on.

A couple other people followed suit, standing behind me between the two checkouts, waiting for the people in front to finish their purchases. Continue reading “Shopping: What has happened to people’s manners?” »

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