Category Archives: Local history

Adams County author C. James Gilbert Jr. talks about creating characters for ‘A Darker Shade of Freedom’

By Sarah Chain For the Daily Record/Sunday News If you asked C. James Gilbert Jr. what he likes best about writing, he’d tell you about his characters. Specifically, he might tell you about James Langdon, the son of a cotton … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Review to host author readings in June

The Gettysburg Review will host a series of readings at Gettysburg College June 5 to 7. The readings will be at 8 p.m. at Breidenbaugh Hall’s Joseph Theater at the intersection of North Washington St. and West Lincoln Ave. Chief … Continue reading

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Kathy Danielczyk depicts a new side of history

Kathy Danielczyk said her husband, Michael, is “proud as a peacock” that she published her first book, “Summer of Gold and Water,” last year. “If you ask him, his face just lights up. He’s never had anyone in his family … Continue reading

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Lancaster Civil War Round Table to welcome author J. David Petruzzi

The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will welcome author, speaker and historian J.David Petruzzi at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. The program is free to attend.  JD will speak on his latest book, … Continue reading

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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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Manchester Twp. author Scott Mingus wins award for Civil War biography

Manchester Township author and historian Scott Mingus Sr. won the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award this month for his 2013 biography, “Confederate General Williams ‘Extra Billy’ Smith.”

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Spring Garden Twp. author Joseph Cress to be featured on PA Books

Spring Garden Township author Joseph Cress will appear on the Jan. 26, 2014, episode of PA Books to discuss his book “Hidden History of Cumberland County.”

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Join York County Heritage Trust for Lunch With the Librarians in February

The York County Heritage Trust will host its February Lunch With the Librarians at 1 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014, in York, Pa.

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Jim McClure, Scott Mingus Sr. to sign books at YWCA of Hanover

Jim McClure and Scott Mingus Sr. will sign copies of “Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.” and other titles Jan 2, 2014, at YWCA of Hanover.

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Reflecting on the library in Glen Rock

Jim McClure reflects on the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock in this Dec. 12, 2013, post originally on York Town Square.

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