1. This is our fifth year for our Peeps diorama contest and we hope to see some creative pieces. In 2010, the hippie chicks in the “Peeps Not War” project earned first place. The previous year “The Peepest Loser” — a parody of “The Biggest Loser” — earned top prize. In 2008, the marshmallow monsters of “Peepzilla” beat out all the other entries and the purple Peeps in “Spring Wedding” won the first contest in 2007. Brown’s Orchards and Farm Markets is sponsoring the contest and the prizes are: $75 gift card, first place; $50 gift card, second place; and $25 for third.
2. Over at the Varsity Beat blog, John Clayton and Steve Navaroli wrap up the high school basketball season in the latest installment of GameTimePA TV:
3. This area is big on the Civil War because of its history. In the next month or so, interest will peak because of the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter (April 12). Check out Bil Bowden’s post, packed with lots of helpful links, on the Bil’s-eye view blog.
4. Jim McClure takes a look at York High achievers in this post on his York Town Square blog.
5. Lots of talk about grocery stores in Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog.
6. Sherry Coons and the Nittany Nation blog check in with Penn State quarterback Kevin Newsome, who continues to follow his musical dreams.
7. Another interesting post from Bil. He says: Politicians, mostly in the Midwest, are trying to make it illegal to take pictures of farms. Really. It’s one of those scratch-your-head, shrug-your-shoulder stories.
8. Ever go makeup free for a day? Check out Emileigh Clare’s post about a group of Texas teens going makeup free on Tuesdays on the Made-up blog.
9. Read this fascinating post by June Lloyd about 19th century health care on the Universal York blog. Two old ledgers, covering 1870 to 1886, give a peek into the interaction between a 19th century country doctor and his patients.
10. Steve Navaroli and his Keeping Tabs blog have an update on former South Western High School baseball standout Jesse Smith, who is playing for Shippensburg University and was honored for his recent exploits on the diamond:
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