Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor
Here I am. Standing in a dumpster. Like a stinky crazy person. Photo by YDR reporter Hannah Sawyer
York Suburban senior Joe Bentz sports a Batman costume as he cheers on junior Emily Perina on the way to her first place finish in the YAIAA Cross Country championships at John Rudy Park on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS-JASON PLOTKIN
Looking back: A walk to school
Mike Waugh poses in the large arena of the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Waugh has resigned as a York County state senator and has been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News
Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor
Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor

I have vague memories, growing up, of my dad playing classical music very loudly on his record player. My family tolerated years of my older brother’s violin lessons until he had spent enough years practicing that it became easy listening — and then he decided he was done with the violin. At my grandma’s house, the [...]

Two days, three dumpsters
Here I am. Standing in a dumpster. Like a stinky crazy person. Photo by YDR reporter Hannah Sawyer

Post by Jason Plotkin There are days when this job really stinks. And on the last two days, I think I’ve taken that stink home with me. Yesterday, I met up with York Daily Record reporter Hannah Sawyer on Walnut Street in York to do a story about the cleanup efforts of that neighborhood. A [...]

#TBT: Photographed on a Thursday: Batfan
York Suburban senior Joe Bentz sports a Batman costume as he cheers on junior Emily Perina on the way to her first place finish in the YAIAA Cross Country championships at John Rudy Park on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS-JASON PLOTKIN

Post by Jason Plotkin Being a superhero dork, I enjoyed finding that I found this photographed I took on Thursday in 2009. Fans of high school sports are always entertaining, but this York Suburban cross country fan took it to whole new bat-level.

Looking back: A walk to school
Looking back: A walk to school

Sometimes, the best assignments are the most ordinary ones. More pictures from last week:

Cursing at a State Senator
Mike Waugh poses in the large arena of the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Waugh has resigned as a York County state senator and has been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News

Post by Jason Plotkin I cursed at Mike Waugh. Not in a bad way, but in a way that I thoroughly embarrassed myself. The thing about Mike is, although he never forgot it, and laughed about it every time we saw each other, he never made me feel like the fool I felt like. You [...]

Looking back: Workin’ on the railroad
Looking back: Workin’ on the railroad

Watching three volunteers — none of whom was what you’d call a spring chicken — and a hired contractor working to rebuild part of the Ma and Pa Railroad last week made me appreciate how labor-intensive infrastructure is. It’s not a new realization for me. Every time I go on a long roadtrip, I consider the [...]

#TBT: shot on a Thursday — The day before the Rev’s opening day
In addition to last minute construction, the outfield of Sovereign Bank Stadium is being worked on in this aerial photograph on the day before the York Revolution's home opener on Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2007. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS--JASON PLOTKIN

Post by Jason Plotkin I photographed this image of what was then called Sovereign Bank Stadium from a helicopter the day before the York Revolution’s home opener on Thursday, June 14, 2007. I don’t know about you guys, but it sure didn’t look ready to go from up there in the sky. But they managed [...]

Looking back: Dining in the dark
Looking back: Dining in the dark

I’ve been asked before which of my senses I’d rather hypothetically lose, if I had to lose one altogether. Most people are surprised when I, a photographer, say I’d prefer to lose my sight first. Here’s my general reasoning: Touch is out of the question. I’m a very tactile person: I learn best by doing [...]

Baseball buddies say goodbye
Baseball buddies say goodbye

When I saw Daily Record staff photographer Paul Kuehnel’s photo of a York Revolution player consoling a young fan after Sunday’s season-ending playoff loss, I immediately recognized that moment as the conclusion of a story we told back in August. On Aug. 19, with the start of school looming, staff photographer Jason Plotkin delivered a [...]

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