Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween: A reader shares her booing

Remember how I was trying to get all of York County – and beyond – involved in neighborhood booings? Well, that blog post ran in this week’s Living section, and once it did, I got a letter from Julie Brown … Continue reading

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Yorkers elsewhere in the news: Go Phillies edition

I’m still celebrating the Game 1 Phillies victory in the World Series. I hope that, by the time you’re reading this on Friday morning, I’ll be celebrating another! So, while I’m off partying and cheering, here’s a look at some … Continue reading

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Worms everywhere!

Check out this awesome Wall Street Journal article about composting – including worm composting, with worms provided by a Spring Grove business! Here’s video of the composting process, including the worms at work: What do you think? Are you into … Continue reading

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Mystery pet redux

Remember our mystery pet, Ray? Well, for those of you who guessed – Tracey was right – he was a crayfish! (She said crawdad, but hey, same difference!) Notice I said “was.” Yeah, Ray is no more. He’s a late … Continue reading

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Goats ARE great – so there!

We ran a story last week about a Boston suburb that has a half-dozen goats clearing and maintaining an overgrown public meadow. Now, see, nice people of West Manchester Township? This is why you should let Joan get a goat! … Continue reading

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Dippy eggs revisited

My friend and coworker Sean Adkins is from Long Island. At least that’s his excuse. He didn’t know what dippy eggs were. And it took him some time to understand getting his drink served “awhile.” Clearly, all of my faithful … Continue reading

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Our new aquatic pet

Many of you know that our daughter, Sarah, is in fourth grade. Well, one of the big “things” in fourth grade is the study of science. Lots of science. (In fact, this year’s PSSA tests for Sarah will be all … Continue reading

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Tawking funny in York County

One of my friends and coworkers, Kara, recently gave me a copy of Pennsylvania Magazine, whose publisher, Al Holliday, has a regular column called “Did ‘ja know?” In the issue she gave me (May/June of this year), Holliday’s column explores … Continue reading

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A special recipe for shoo-fly pie

Weekly Record reader Carol Lichtenwalner of New Freedom sent me this recipe for shoo-fly pie. She writes: “It was given to me by my mother many many years ago. I have been baking since I was 18 years old and … Continue reading

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Dutchification online

The Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group locally is very active and has a great newsletter. One of their issues earlier this year included several sites related to the Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture. – The Pennsylvania German Society – The Kutztown … Continue reading

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