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 […]
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 […]
(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.
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 […]
The first thing I noticed when I came to live in York County was the abundance of churches. The next thing I noticed was how old everything was. Coming from Houston, Texas, where few pre-1990 structures remain, I was amazed by all the buildings in York County that have weathered one or more centuries. There’s always […]
I’ve spent the past several weeks working on two different projects, which means I’ve had fewer daily assignments, which means I have less to post in my weekly reviews on this blog. But I did get to swing by the Haines Shoe House and check out what the new owners are up to. It had […]
It always seems that when I’m assigned to the early/day shift (which isn’t often), things happen. Last week, on my Thursday morning shift, I covered a school bus crash (empty bus, no injuries) and a two-alarm fire (total loss). The two incidents happened in the same rural municipality but occurred with just enough time in-between […]
I spent last Friday night surrounded by seventh-grade boys. To be clear, I spent only a few hours of Friday night surrounded by seventh-grade boys. But it took me only a few minutes to realize I a) am twice their age, b) could barely remember what life was like at that age (ages 15 and […]
(Paul Kuehnel-York Daily Record/Sunday News)
Intense colors after a winter of monochrome snow and sticks. A blue sky and puffy clouds go with every season.