Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cartoonist, illustrator Mimi Pond to lecture at York College March 31

York College will host professional cartoonist and illustrator Mimi Pond for a lecture 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Cora Miller Gallery of Wolf Hall at York College of PA, 441 Country Club Rd., York. The author and illustrator of … Continue reading

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Culture and Main, episode 50

Episode 50 (original airdate 2/27/14) Music by Kris Kostoff / Art by Paul Kicklighter / Children’s Poet, Mike Sgrignoli / Flash Fiction by Christian Thiede What did you think of episode 50?

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Farming more than vegetables in central Pa.: Review of Arlo Crawford’s ‘A Farm Dies Once a Year’

I picked up the publisher’s advance copy of Arlo Crawford’s “A Farm Dies Once a Year” from the review pile here at the YDR because I adore two things: vegetables and a good memoir. The book jacket said this was … Continue reading

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BAM best-sellers for week ending March 23

Best-sellers as reported by Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township for the week ending March 23. 1. “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth 2. “Allegiant,” by Veronica Roth 3. “Insurgent,” by Veronica Roth 4. “Rush Revere & the First Patriots,” by Rush Limbaugh 5. … Continue reading

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York well-represented on PA Poetry Society 2014 contest’s winners’ list

York’s outgoing poet laureate, Carla Christopher, placed first out of 81 entries in the grand prize award category of the 2014 Pennsylvania Poetry Society’s poetry contest for her poem “selective memory (mosaic).” Christopher’s poem “Hiking Toward Sunrise” also took first … Continue reading

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Stewartstown Historical Society to present ‘Letters from Home’

“Letters from Home,” by Springettsbury Township author Ronald L. Hershner, will be presented by the Stewartstown Historical Society at 7:30 April 2 at Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. The book offers rare personal insight into the … Continue reading

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Comic Book Wednesday: ‘Alex + Ada’

Feel lonely? Just got your heart broken? Fill the void with an android boyfriend or girlfriend, which is the premise of Image Comics’ “Alex + Ada.”

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Gettysburg College to host award-winning poet Edward Hirsch April 2

Poet and MacArthur Fellow Edward Hirsch will give a poetry reading 8 p.m. April 2 in the Lyceum of Pennsylvania Hall (near the intersection of West Stevens and North Washington streets) on the Gettysburg College campus. A book signing and … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living With Joy’

I cried several times reading ‘Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy’ by Susan Spencer-Wendel.  Her memoir chronicles her battle with ALS and her resolution to live one of the last years of her life with joy, … Continue reading

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York County Heritage Trust to accept donations for Book Blast

The York County Heritage Trust is will begin accepting gently used book donations April 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. Donations will be accepted Tuesdays through Saturdays. The last day … Continue reading

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