Monthly Archives: December 2010

“True Confections” by Katharine Weber

Alice Ziplinsky narrates the story of her life in the candy business in this somewhat sad tale of Zip’s Candies and the family that owns the company. It begins when Alice answers a want ad and walks into the candy … Continue reading

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Libraries to offer books for eReaders in 2011

Deborah Sullivan On the Shelves The battle of the eReaders is on! But which electronic gadget do you choose? And do you even want one? I wasn’t sure at first, as I love my print books, but truthfully I already … Continue reading

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“Red Ranger Came Calling” by Berkeley Breathed

It is Christmas 1939 and a little boy, sent to his Aunt Vy’s house for the holiday, wants a Red Ranger Buck Tweed Bike. Money is tight, and the “sour-faced little boy” wakes up to find a Red Ranger jersey, … Continue reading

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Local poet wins award

Carol Clark Williams, 64, of York, has been named winner of the 2010 Oregon Senior Poet Laureate Award in the 18th annual national Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older. Her winning poem was entitled … Continue reading

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York County family shares its Christmas story

The same ornament has hung on Meckley family Christmas trees for 100 years. The family patriarch has put together a booklet on that holiday tradition and other family stories. For details, visit: Moon Centennial.

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Don’t make a deal with Lisa Desrochers’ “Personal Demons”

High school and hell have a lot in common. Well, that’s the promising premise behind “Personal Demons” by Lisa Desrochers anyway. Main character Frannie Cavanaugh is a self-centered, obnoxious teen with a special, secret talent. GASP. What could it be? … Continue reading

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Scholastic’s Top 10 Trends in kid lit

Check out this list from Scholastic naming the top 10 trends in children’s literature 2010. 1. The expanding Young Adult (YA) audience: More and more adults are reading YA books, as the audience for these stories expands. 2. The year … Continue reading

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Book for zombie lovers

Sundays just aren’t the same now that “The Walking Dead” season is over. Luckily, I spotted a book today that might bring back some of the undead thrills. “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead” has just … Continue reading

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Dover Dragons at Borders

Head to Borders Books and Music, 3000 Whiteford Road in York, at 4 p.m. tomorrow and see martial artists in action. Local Dover Dragons Tae Kwon Do students will demonstrate some of their skills in the children’s section of the … Continue reading

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Operation Paperback needs help

Operation Paperback, “Recycled Reading for the Troops,” is asking for help. More than 10,000 volunteers comprise the group, founded by Dan M. Bowers of York Township. At their own expense, these members collect gently used paperback books and send them … Continue reading

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