Monthly Archives: March 2009

The sun shines brighter in Springettsbury

Aztec Solar Power, a solar applications manufacturer based in King of Prussia, is planning to open a local plant, to Springettbury Township a company official said Monday. The plant will create 100 jobs. inyork.com/ydr

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VIDEO Foal Survives Shooting

The foal bucked on its spidery legs in a hay-lined stall as its mother and a cat named Gomez looked on. “That’s Mister Bulletproof,” said Fran Langrall, the owner. The 3-day-old colt was lucky to be alive. The mother — … Continue reading

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VIDEO 30th Anniversary of Three Mile Island

Thirty years ago today, on March 29, 1979, Sheryll Ewell gave birth to a baby girl at York Hospital while newscasters warned of impending danger from the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. A partial meltdown had occurred the day … Continue reading

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VIDEO Springettsbury Storm

Hail and winds in York County occurred when a belt of thunderstorms moving in from the southwest collided with a warm front that had settled over the area. York County 911 reported that the Springettsbury and Hellam areas were apparently … Continue reading

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A diverse alternative energy farm near New Park

Jay McGinnis’ inconspicuous house near New Park, Pa. is an experiment of alternative energy. The windmills produce compressed air and electricity. The innovative air compressing wind mill stores the air throughout the farm using underground lines that act as a … Continue reading

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VIDEO Building a safe landing with few resources

York Country Day students build a container that will protect an egg after it falls ten feet during the All-School Engineering Project. Each group was given 25 wrapped plastic drinking straws and six-feet of masking tape. The exercise teaches that … Continue reading

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Old Pennsylvania woodland seasons good Chardonnay

Leroy “Buck” Mortorff describes the importance of using virgin oak barrels for Chardonnay wine during a tour Sunday of the Four Springs Winery in Seven Valleys, Pa. The barrels made from Pennsylvania oak are then used to make red wines. … Continue reading

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VIDEO Concentrating food production, squeezing resources

Long before food production became monopolized and globalized, a farmer could do a bit of everything and get by. If it was a bad year for wheat, maybe milk prices would be up or the pigs would get a good … Continue reading

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‘Victory’ for food self-sufficiency

First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground on a new White House organic “kitchen garden” Friday. It will be the first working garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a so-called “victory garden” at the height of World … Continue reading

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Five ways to beat the economic crisis

“These contracts were all put together before I was at AIG,” said Liddy, 63. “I would not have done these contracts this way. And this whole arrangement, if it existed, would have looked a whole lot different. So I really … Continue reading

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