Category Archives: exhibits

York City vineyard thrives during Prohibition

A vineyard in the heart of the City of York? Less than three blocks from the square? During Prohibition? Who would have thought it? See below for my recent York Sunday News column on John K. Gross and his prize-winning … Continue reading

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More art from Yorker Margaret Sarah Lewis

Thanks to everyone who responded so far to my column and blog posts on York artist and teacher Margaret Sarah Lewis. I would like to know about as many examples of her art work so that I can print them … Continue reading

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A.A. Bosshart, prolific artist and photographer of York County people and landscapes.

For half a century A.A. Bosshart captured images of local people and countryside with his camera and brush. His work is represented in many collections of family photographs and still found hanging on walls of homes and businesses. My recent … Continue reading

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Ringing off at Stewartstown

                                    To remind you how far we have come in communications in the past 55 years–the headline above introduces a full page picture … Continue reading

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York County sent lots of Bundles for Britain

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system … Continue reading

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Paintings of York native Stephen Etnier up for auction in Maine

Several years ago I wrote a York Sunday News column and some blog posts on native York artist Stephen Etnier (1903-1984). Etnier painted scenes of York, the Caribbean and many of Maine, where he spent a good part of his … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part three

The York Fair is over for this year, leaving us contemplating what headline acts and interesting food choices are going to be featured next year. I assume the fair management and staff are already working on the 2016 York Fair. … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part one

Everyone in York County probably realizes is it just about time for the York Fair again. Wondering how World War II affected the fair, I pulled a 1942 York Fair program from the York County Heritage Trust files. Samuel S. … Continue reading

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York County history, food and books coming up

It’s time for two of my favorite York County events, and you are all invited too. I’ll be volunteering at each one, and I hope to see you there. First, tomorrow, Thursday, August 7 is the annual St. Luke’s picnic … Continue reading

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York County native among the first female officers in U.S. Navy

I attended a memorial service a few days ago for another one of the World War II veterans that we are losing so fast. This one was for a very special lady, Lt. Mary Appler Moon, one of the first … Continue reading

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