Dr. Nathan D. Baxter
Join Mayor C. Kim Bracey, The Black Minister’s Association of York County and DOCEO Office Solutions 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 23 for FaithNet. The program began as one of Bracey’s 9 in 9 initiatives that would unite religious leaders in discussing community solutions.
This year’s event will take place at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St., and will highlight progress made by religious organizations, contributions from private sectors and then open up for a discussion on new ideas.
The keynote speaker is Right Reverend Dr. Nathan D. Baxter, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. Registration is $15 and includes breakfast and lunch. The deadline to register is July 9.
Click here to register or get more information.
Bonnie Smith at New Grounds Roasting in York Monday November 26, 2012 YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL
Working in the city has its perks. While many businesses offer lunch discounts to city employees, one local business took an extra step to show thanks to emergency responders.
New Grounds Roasting Company recently announced they’ll be giving free coffee to city police and firefighters. Bring in your coffee cup or travel mug and they’ll fill it right up. They ask that responders come either in uniform or with ID.
New Grounds owner Jenne Anderson said in a news release: “The Emergency Responders of York City sacrifice so much for our community that I wanted to return the favor and do my part; we are just a small local company trying to do the right thing. We welcome all Emergency Responders to stop by our shop; we just want to help those who help us.” Continue reading
Mayor C. Kim Bracey will host a news conference at 4 p.m. Wednesday to release details on a partnership with It Takes a Village, LLC and the city to form a summer youth program, according to a news release.
The news conference will be at Penn Park in the basketball area.
It Takes a Village, LLC has run the Summer Saints youth basketball league since 2002 and has served more than 300 teens through that program.
Maxwell Morris, then 6, of Manchester Township climbs the rock wall a 2012 Plaza Palooza event run by York’s Bring on Play. Play Streets will offer similar chances for children to be active. (YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — FILE)
On a beautiful spring day, you might see kids beginning a pick-up basketball game, or goofing off on playground equipment. But what’s the solution for children living in areas without play space?
Shut down the street and bring out the toys, says Play Streets.
York City, Capital Blue Cross and Eat Play Breathe York have partnered with The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Partnership for a Healthier America to create new spaces for kids to play.
The first Play Streets event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. May 18 at Lincoln Charter School, 559 W. King St., York.
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The Olde York Street Fair is a Mother’s Day tradition — drawing visitors and their dollars to downtown York. But some residents said this year’s fair brought more than money, it also brought unwanted trash and traffic.
Melissa Rosario, who lives near Martin Library on East Market Street, said she was appalled when she looked out of her apartment window and saw litter everywhere but in a nearby trashcan, which looked almost empty. Continue reading
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Mateo Maldonado, 7, left, Nataleah Abate, 6, and Lynn Rodenhaber spot a new pile of trash to pick up along Loucks Mill Road in Spring Garden Township on April 15, 2013. Maldonado’s group of ‘Litter Critters’ has been cleaning up areas in and around the city for months. He is preparing an even larger cleanup project for Earth Day. (FOR THE DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — JEFF LAUTENBERGER)
You might have noticed your trash wasn’t picked up at its usual time since a new refuse contract was signed between the city and York Waste Disposal, according to a news release.
Officials said the contract was signed May 1 and pickup times have varied while contractors set their routes and begin and end from different locations than before.
Collections begin at 6 a.m. and end by about 9 p.m., although most are completed by late afternoon, the release states. Trash and recycling pickup days have not changed. If anyone notices their trash is not picked up on the appropriate day, they should call the city Public Works Department at 717-849-2245.
You’re cordially invited to Mayor Kim Bracey’s State of the City Address beginning with a reception 5 p.m. tonight at York College.
Bracey, who is facing York City Council President Carol Hill-Evans in the May 21st democratic primary, will present a number of leadership awards at the event. She has not released details of her speech. Continue reading
Expecting to add a dumpster to your property this weekend? There’s a permit for that. Revamping your plumbing? There’s a permit for that. Flooding your lawn with plastic flamingos in celebration of spring? Well, there’s no permit for that.
But if there was, you could apply for it at the city office of permits, planning and zoning. And now, thanks to an extension of hours at the permit counter, you could apply for it after 1:30 p.m. Friday if you wanted to. Continue reading
It’s not the first time that scuffed shoes, grass-stained pants and jungle-gym callouses have earned York national recognition. For the sixth year in a row, the city netted honors for being serious about play.
KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that promotes opportunities for play among children, named York one of 217 Playful City USA communities. Continue reading
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