Monthly Archives: March 2009

Improving York County, a little at a time

All of the third-graders at Norman A. Trimmer Elementary this year had to do two hours of community service, preferably with their families. Many of the kids in our neighborhood took the fundraising route – making snack mix or brownies … Continue reading

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April showers bring May flowers; March showers bring… hail!

Yesterday’s sudden hail storm and possible tornado were among our biggest stories online this weekend. I was off for the day, celebrating Sarah’s birthday with family at a game-playing party, and we couldn’t believe it when the hail suddenly started … Continue reading

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It’s been 30 years

I took the photo above in January 2008, as Hubby and I were driving home from New Year’s festivities in Mount Joy. We were rambling along the river, and I couldn’t miss the chance to capture this iconic York County … Continue reading

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A look back at fry-day

You might remember that back in February, I asked where you like to get your fastnachts. Well, in a Weekly Record feature that just ran this week, we asked people to share their fastnacht recipes. Ohhh do I wish I … Continue reading

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Just beyond York County’s borders

The Star Barn is just outside York County, in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County. It’s a landmark I remember driving past often as a kid, while taking my dad to the Harrisburg airport for business trips and things. Well, now … Continue reading

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