Match character’s name with image

I’m working on some fun activities for kids to do at an upcoming Bookmobile engagement. I made this interactive quiz. Take it and see how many you guessed correctly.

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‘Being Mortal’ brings end of life issues to light

Have you read this year’s A Summer Read, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande?Being Mortal high res cover

Through this book, Dr. Gawande challenges the reader to “consider how we want to die, how we want our loved ones to be treated at the end of their lives, and what role the medical community should play in providing care to the dying.”

Meet York County Family Practice Physician Dr. Adrienne Johnson and learn a doctor’s perspective on the issues that we could face as life ends and some ways to handle those issues.

For further information, please call the library at 717-252-4080.

Event info:

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6:30 pm

Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center

66 Walnut Springs Road

Hellam, PA 17406  

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York Suburban grad releases southern cookbook

Chef Irv Miller, a 1973 alumni of York Suburban High School, released his first cookbook, “Panhandle to Pan: Recipes and Stories of Florida’s New Redneck Riviera” published by Globe Pequot Press. Jackson’s Steakhouse will host an official launch party and book signing 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, at Jackson’s, 400 South Palafox, Downtown, Pensacola, Florida. The event is free and open to the public.


Chef Miller has been working along the Florida Panhandle and writing about the foods of the Gulf Coast for three decades. Miller has contributed numerous food columns in countless publications. Additionally, Chef Miller has appeared on many televised cooking appearances including all of the local affiliates, Emeril’s Florida television episode “Viva Florida,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and also hosted the PBS/WSRE Pensacola cooking show “Flavors of the Coast.”

Miller’s recipes are included in The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook 2014, and he was selected to represent the state of Florida in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off 2012. Chef Miller has been a six-time performing chef for the James Beard Foundation, and has served six years as a founding member of the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs. Miller’s longtime commitment has been to the Florida Panhandle and Southern-inspired foods. Miller considers Florida Panhandle cuisine as the last great regional culinary secret of the state. For over 16 years Chef Miller’s cuisine has been featured at Jackson’s Steakhouse in Pensacola, where he serves as founding executive chef.

The cookbook’s foreword is written by America’s most renowned Florida chef, “Father of New World Cuisine,” and five-time cookbook author Norman Van Aken. “Panhandle to Pan: Recipes and Stories of Florida’s New Redneck Riviera,” takes readers on a culinary journey through this seafood and agriculturally abundant region, featuring farmers, sharing personal stories, expertise, and unique recipes from throughout the Florida Panhandle. With personalized headnotes and sidebars, a historical timeline detailing how cuisine developed in the region, and 150 recipes for every occasion, “Panhandle to Pan” portrays Miller’s knowledge of the region’s foodways and is a magnificent representation of Northwest Florida cuisine.

Limited edition hardback cookbooks will be available for purchase only through Jackson’s or the Tackle Shop, our gift shop located at our sister restaurant, the Fish House, 600 South Barracks Street. Additionally, paperbacks cookbooks will be available nationwide. We are currently accepting pre-orders for the hardcover edition. Cookbook cost is $35. Orders can be made at Jackson’s, online, or by calling (850) 912-6622. Pre-orders can be picked up on Sunday, November 8, during the book signing at Jackson’s. Additional hardback cookbooks will be available for purchase day of the event.

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What did you think about ‘Watchman?’


It’s been a few days since “Go Set a Watchman” hit the store shelves. Have you read it? If so, what do you think?

Related links

Quiz: Test your ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ knowledge

First chapter of “Got Set a Watchman”


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York resident publishes new book

Scott Butcher New 4x6 300 ppi

Scott Butcher

Local businessman and author Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, announces the release of his latest book, Reputation Design+Build.  Butcher is the vice president and CMO of JDB Engineering, Inc. and affiliate companies within Nutec Group.  He has more than 24 years of experience in marketing professional services and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) through the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).  He is also the current President of the Board of Trustees for the SMPS Foundation, a national organization dedicated to research and education in the architectural, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industries.  Butcher is a Fellow of SMPS, and this is his thirteenth book.


Reputation Design+Build is targeted toward A/E/C professionals looking to elevate their personal brands and advance their careers.  Within the book, Butcher outlines why it is so critical for all professionals to become “known” entities, as clients are increasingly seeking out design and construction professionals with positive reputations, and looking at a firm’s credentials less and less as they focus on the team members.  Butcher then provides a series of sixteen tools for professionals to employ to build and then maintain their reputation.  Some of these include continuing education, licenses and certifications, professional and community association involvement, blogging and writing, social media, and public speaker, among others.  Eighteen case studies of industry professionals using these tools are also included.  The book concludes with a personal marketing plan and gap analysis for readers to create a roadmap of what they need to do to enhance their reputation, while also identifying gaps in their knowledge or skillset.

Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM
Vice President, JDB Engineering, Inc.
President, SMPS Foundation
Book Overview:
• 277 pages
• 16 reputation-building tools
• 18 industry case studies
• 64,000 words
• ISBN #9781511966153
• Soft cover and Kindle format
• Size: 6”x9”
The book sells for $19.99 and can be purchased here:

A Kindle version is also available for $14.99, and can be purchased here:
Book Content:
• Understanding Branding & Reputation
• Baseline Tools
– You
– Education & Training
– Licenses & Certifications
– Portfolio
• Reputation-Building Tools
– Community Involvement
– Professional Associations
– Client Organizations
– Writing
– Public Speaking
– Publicity & Thought Leadership
– Social Media
– Pro Bono & Freelance Work
– Creative Endeavors
– Children’s Sports & Organizations
– References & Testimonials
– Knowledge

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Dover: Digital Bookmobile coming to Library


The Digital Bookmobile National Tour comes to Dover Area Community Library 2 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Visitors will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and instructional videos.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile.

Additional activities will include:

  • York County Libraries’ Tech Gurus will be available to answer questions. Bring your devices.
  • The York Daily Record’s mobile media lab, NewsVroom, and staff will be on site to demonstrate innovations in digital journalism.
  • No Sweat in the Park 6 to 7 p.m. with Zumba instructor Jennifer Miller. Free session!
  • Digital Story Time on the bookmobile with Mr. George at 7 p.m.
  • Girls Go Digital!
  • Susan Byrnes Health Education Center website for kids (grades kindergarten-6) and newly-updated Teen site (grades seventh-12th)

Food will be available near the picnic pavilion.

Library card holders can check out digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting


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Defense attorney examines the fight against terrorism on American soil in new novel

Terrorism is war in a new form.

In “Soul Witness,” defense attorney William C. Costopoulos channels more than 40 years of professional experience in the criminal justice system into an eye-opening fiction novel based on the potential for “lone wolf” terrorist attacks on American soil.

Costopoulos, a former prosecutor and one of Pennsylvania’s most notable defense lawyers, aims to expose the grievous consequences that terrorism causes to human life and civil society.

Based on actual events in history, “Soul Witness” follows a series of fictional terrorist events on American soil. Culminating in a suspenseful trial of the primary suspect, “Soul Witness” shows readers how members of the United State criminal justice system wrestle with moral, ethical and legal issues surrounding a defendant who defies all known precedents.

“The pursuit of justice can be elusive, and constantly requires the examination of one’s own morality,” Costopoulos said.

Through his novel, Costopoulos hopes to relay the message that justice is not just a worldly matter.

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Second book by regional romance author hits shelves in August

HANOVER, Pa.—Hanover native Heidi Hormel, whose debut Western romance novel was a Kindle Best Seller, will release in August her second connected book, THE CONVENIENT COWBOY. The novel, which received a four-star review from RT Book Reviews magazine, is published by Harlequin American Romance and available online (Aug. 1) and in print at book retailers (Aug. 4). unnamed

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Local authors release book together

Author: Chris Brenneman, Sue Boardman, and Bill DowlingLayout 1
Title: The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas
Synopsis: Thousands of books and articles have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg. Almost every topic has been thoroughly scrutinized except one: Paul Philippoteaux’s massive cyclorama painting The Battle of Gettysburg, which depicts Pickett’s Charge, the final attack at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas is the first comprehensive study of this art masterpiece and historic artifact.
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TG Books comes to York

The new bookstore is located in a strip mall directly behind Cosmo Prof, and next door to The Comic Store West.

The new bookstore is located in a strip mall directly behind Cosmo Prof, and next door to The Comic Store West.

TG BOOKS, LLC, York’s premier new and used bookstore with a computerized inventory is now open for business.  The new bookstore is located in a strip mall directly behind Cosmo Prof, and next door to The Comic Store West. Their phone number is 717-843-2947.

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