Rob "Green Man" Wood leads the crowd with a "Kubiando!" greeting during the opening ceremony at Spoutwood Farm's 24th annual Fairie Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Codorus Township. The three-day festival, held every year around May Day and attended by over 15,000 visitors, celebrates the coming of spring and features a may pole, art, music, vendors and family-friendly activities. The event benefits Spoutwood Farm's CSA program and the farm itself. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News
Pup of the Week
Ryan Lasko of Bethlehem, Pa., holds his 7-month-old son Ben as he and teammate Greg Reynolds of Dighton, Mass., watch a teammate's fly ball on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Horn Field in Red Lion. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team played a doubleheader in Red Lion, with the first game against Dallastown's American Legion Post 605 and the second against a squad from Apple Automotive Group. The team is a 501(c)(3) organization whose members represent multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces and have sustained injuries resulting in amputation and extensive rehabilitation. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News
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Looking back: Johan Limonta
Looking back: Spoutwood Farm’s Fairie Festival
Rob "Green Man" Wood leads the crowd with a "Kubiando!" greeting during the opening ceremony at Spoutwood Farm's 24th annual Fairie Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Codorus Township. The three-day festival, held every year around May Day and attended by over 15,000 visitors, celebrates the coming of spring and features a may pole, art, music, vendors and family-friendly activities. The event benefits Spoutwood Farm's CSA program and the farm itself. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News

This past Saturday, I covered my first-ever Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm in southern York County. It’s a three-day festival that has attracted well over 15,000 attendees each of the last few years, and could be described as a smaller version of an alcohol-free Renaissance Festival without the historical pretense and fake accents. With no reporter assigned […]

Pup of the Week
Pup of the Week

I met Colt while photographing at the future home of Memorial Hospital in West Manchester Township. While the paved trails in this area are wildly popular with humans, Colt prefers to romp through the tall grass. His owners, Janice and Kevin Yeager of Springettsbury Township use the trails all the time. Here’s hoping Colt gets […]

Looking back: Play ball!
Ryan Lasko of Bethlehem, Pa., holds his 7-month-old son Ben as he and teammate Greg Reynolds of Dighton, Mass., watch a teammate's fly ball on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Horn Field in Red Lion. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team played a doubleheader in Red Lion, with the first game against Dallastown's American Legion Post 605 and the second against a squad from Apple Automotive Group. The team is a 501(c)(3) organization whose members represent multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces and have sustained injuries resulting in amputation and extensive rehabilitation. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News

Just 18 hours after I left Santander Stadium, where I covered the York Revolution’s season opener, I found myself photographing another ball game. But there wasn’t a crowd of people waiting to be let inside. There was no big, furry mascot. No between-innings promotions. I don’t think there were even concessions. But there was a […]

Gettysburg is where journalism, coping and perspective began
Paul Kuehnel - York Daily Record/Sunday News

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record)
Memories: Half asleep at graduation from Gettysburg College after covering a late night fatal in Bonneauville, the time my news editor went home, sat down on the couch and shot himself in the head (a week after I left) the Gettysburg Times. The majestic hotel pictured here completely in flames after an arsonist lit it in three places at once in the basement while I still had no clue how to cover a fire. The Gettysburg Times building was across the street at the time.

Looking back: Johan Limonta
Looking back: Johan Limonta

Tomorrow is the York Revolution’s opening day, and you’ll probably find Johan Limonta — formerly the team’s man on third — in the outfield. But more than 10 years ago, you’d have found Limonta on a boat somewhere between the United States and his homeland of Cuba. Last June, reporter Jim Seip and I started […]

The perspective of a journalist dad
Tears stream down the face of 7-year-old ZiAire Sweatman-Clark, left, who was brought home safe and sound on Saturday after missing overnight. To the right, Ted Young holds his 15-month-old granddaugter, Arteya, whose mother Samantha was murdered on Sunday.

Post by Jason Plotkin I often speak to students who have an interest in becoming journalists. At times, I joke with them about how this is a great career to get into if you love low pay and long hours. But the one thing I don’t joke about is what the life of journalism often […]

Looking back: Kable House Presents
Looking back: Kable House Presents

Last Friday was one of those “headless chicken” days — my assignments were stacked, one after the other, and took place all over the county. My final assignment that day, after going from Dover to the eastern reaches of Springettsbury, took me into the city for Kable House Presents. It’s an independent concert series developed and organized by […]

Chewing on history
Chewing on history

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record)
It’s no secret that I love historical things. I am more of a mental, digital collector than of things, but to touch, taste and chew? is magical. This a better find than my grandmother’s preserved tomato juice marked 1947, which wasn’t as pretty.

Looking back: Free food giveaway
Looking back: Free food giveaway

I work the afternoon/evening shift on Wednesdays through Saturdays, which means people I meet on assignment often are surprised I don’t get Friday or Saturday nights off. I’m used to it. That’s just been my life for almost four years. So when I arrived in downtown York Friday evening, in the midst of all the […]

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