Monthly Archives: October 2008

Port-a-potty theft

Someone drew my attention to this entry on the city police log yesterday: “CO McMillion took a Theft report from Associated Products Services Inc. of 1st blk East Rd. Mechanicsburg, Pa. An unknown person(s) removed a portable toilet from the … Continue reading

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A quality cup o’ joe

Since I had to stop by city hall to pay for my monthly parking permit before work today, I decided it would be a good time to finally check out York Coffee Co., which sits at the corner of Beaver … Continue reading

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Looking for Tony Orr?

Several signs on Tony Orr’s West Philadelphia Street barber shop indicate that he is now at Pruitt’s Palace on West Market Street, next to Jim and Nena’s Pizza. The number is 846-2915, the sign says. In case you missed it, … Continue reading

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Lingering leaves

About this time two years ago, my first fall in Pennsylvania, I couldn’t figure out why on earth everyone was raking up their leaves and putting them out in the street. Then someone explained that the leaves are vacuumed up. … Continue reading

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Parade points

Last night, walking home late from the Harp and Fiddle with some friends, I sawthat there were many, many lawn chairs already dotting the sidewalk for theHalloween parade today. First of all, I didn’t see these chairs on the way … Continue reading

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Sunday reading update

Last night at a city council meeting, Bill Schell said Martin Library has been doing fantastic on Sundays. They’ve been averaging about 750 visitors every Sunday since they started opening on Sundays. To recap, the library started Sunday hours Sept. … Continue reading

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Spooky city

So, I’ve noticed recently that people in the city seem to really go all outwith their Halloween decorations. Halloween was never really a big outdoor-decoration holiday to me. I think weused to put our carved pumpkins outside, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Cabs in the city

The other night, I was waiting for a friend by Martin Library when two cabs stopped at the traffic light on Queen Street. Two cabs. I looked around. Yup, still in York.

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Queen Street turf war

So I come home last night and find a flyer wedged under the door to my apartment building from the Downtown East Neighborhood Association. They’ve got an annual dinner, they’d like me to attend, it costs $20, my eloquent, thoughtful … Continue reading

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Sharing the road

Tonight, I was driving home on North George Street when the driver in front of me suddenly swerved from the right lane into the left lane. Then I saw why, and I swerved, too. Why?  Because there was a guy … Continue reading

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