Take a look at the team behind Smart.
Lives in: Fairview Township
Grew up in: Falls, Pa., which is in that whole Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of northeastern Pennsylvania
Loves writing about: Apartment decorating, DIY projects, organizing, gardening and upcoming York-area events
Hobbies: Searching for tasty things to put in our growler, yoga, traveling, playing kickball and trying to convince the boyfriend we should get a cat
More: Read posts from April here.
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The incredibly talented graphic designer
Name: Samantha K. Dellinger
Grew up in: York County
Family:Husband, William; son, Vincent, 7; step-daughter, Britni, 18
Favorite subject: Her English bulldog, Diesel. She is obsessed. For real.
More: Read posts from Sam here.
Grew up in: Ridgefield, Conn. Went to school in Virginia & lived in Carlisle for a year, too.
Loves writing about: Green living, local foods, sustainability, frugal living
Cool fact: I was 13 when my little brother was born, so every time a mom tells a story about her kids, I relate to it and want to share the stories of my “kid” too.
More: Read posts from Sarah here.
Grew up in: New Freedom, Pa.
My job: I’m the entertainment editor for YDR and oversee the FlipSide brand.
Grew up in: Frostburg, Md.
Family: Husband, Matt, and Pita the cat
Job: Education reporter
Blogs about: What your kids are doing in school
Hobbies: Reading good books, watching good movies, biking on the Rail Trail
Grew up in: York, Pa. (YAY!)
Who am I?: I’m Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I’m also its social media coordinator.
Loves writing about: on this blog? Everything. However, I write fiction for kids and teens, and I’m represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary. Look for news about book contracts (fingers crossed).
Hobbies: Exercising, traveling and, of course, reading and writing
Cool fact: I was named after the character Buffy on the TV show “Family Affair”
More: Read posts from Buffy here.
Who am I?: I’m the sports editor for the YDR and the editor of GameTimePA.com.
Grew up in: Shrewsbury, Pa. A native of Maryland. Currently live in North Codorus Township.
Family: Husband, Brian; Son, Brendan (10); Daughter, Ava (4) and Mittens the cat
Blogs about: Having a child with food allergies, family and kid-related stuffs. Sometimes sports.
Sports teams: I am a proud member of Raider Nation. I liked the Mavericks even before they won it all last year. The Orioles (Brady Anderson!) will always have a place in my heart. I get World Cup fever every four years.
Interesting fact about me: I knew squat about journalism when I landed a job at the YDR as a sports clerk in 1998. I applied for the job because it looked ‘cool.’ I was right.
More: Read posts from Lyzz here.
Grew up in: Lancaster, Pa.
Who am I?: Night cops reporter
Loves writing about: Crime, breaking news, city living and all things food
Hobbies: Cooking, eating, blogging about cooking and eating, and traveling
Grew up in: York County all the way – I’ve lived in Dover Township or West Manchester Township my whole life (but I was born in New Jersey; don’t hate!)
Who am I?: Officially, the YDR online editor and blogger/columnist. Also lots and lots of other things, though!
Loves writing about: Homeschooling (especially the “unschooling” style), personal finance, life in and memories of York County
Blogs: Besides blogging here on Smart, I also write the Only in York County blog, am the editor and a staff writer for Man Vs. Debt, a personal finance blog, and most importantly to me, our family has a blog documenting our educational journey, Our School at Home.
Hobbies: Tae kwon do, reading, playing Facebook games, scrapbooking, organizing things.
Cool fact: I started working at the YDR when I was only 16, and have been here in some form ever since!
Grew up in: Latimore Township, Adams County
Family: Husband, Mark; daughter, Mara, 6; son, Charlie, 2
Favorite comfort meal: Home-brewed iced tea and a fried-egg sandwich with Miracle Whip
Favorite quote: “Do or do not, there is no try.” — Yoda
More: Check out Kara’s posts here.
Grew up in: Wilkes-Barre, Pa., also known as NEPA
Loves writing about: Green living, veganism, frugal living, local food and green events, geek things
Hobbies: Running, biking, reading comic books, eating good vegan food, traveling, watching British period pieces
Cool fact: I’m left-handed, as is my younger brother.