Monthly Archives: January 2010

Clean Sweeps scheduled for next week

Clean Sweeps are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 2 and 3) in York. Starting at 8:30 a.m. each day, Public Works crews will be removing litter and debris from sidewalks and streets on several streets, which will be barricaded. … Continue reading

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Order your St. Patrick’s Day parade T-shirt

The York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is taking advance orders for commemorative T-shirts, sold to help cover parade expenses. The short-sleeved black T-shirts will have a small graphic printed on the front and a larger design on the back. … Continue reading

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Free smoke detectors, by the numbers

I’ve previously blogged about how city residents can get smoke detectors installed in their houses for free by the fire department. I noticed these numbers in the most recent issue of the Yorker newsletter that the city puts out, and … Continue reading

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Live in the southeast neighborhood?

Then Crispus Attucks wants you. You might remember that CA did a community survey a few months ago. Out of that, a committee aimed at tackling neighborhood issues was formed. The group has met twice. But they’re looking for more … Continue reading

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Reader response on wayfinding in York

I received an e-mail over the weekend from Shirley Hastings, a relatively new area resident, in response to this story about wayfinding and highway signs in York. She gave me something my story didn’t have: the perspective of someone new … Continue reading

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Expanded First Fridays coming

Downtown Inc. is planning an expanded First Friday program for 2010. On the first Friday of each month, many downtown merchants, restaurants and other attractions extend their hours or offer specials and discounts. Downtown Inc. will offer subsidies to merchants … Continue reading

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors … with free stuff

Several community groups are holding a “We Care Giveaway” Saturday (as in tomorrow, Jan. 23)  at noon in York. Items such as household goods, clothing, food and toys will be given away. The event is sponsored by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, … Continue reading

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‘Free fun’ at city zoning meetings?

Quite often, the York City Council agendas contain a number of appointments to various city boards and authorities. There are usually resumes and letters of acceptance attached. The items usually fly by during the meeting. Most times, the candidates aren’t … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade details

Here are details for the 27th Annual York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, provided by the parade committee. When: 1 p.m. March 13Where: Starts at Market and Penn streets, ends at Market and Duke streetsWhat: About 100 entries, including bands, Irish … Continue reading

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Buy a cookie, help the city

Order forms for “I Love York City Cookie Grams” were available at last night’s York City Council meeting. For $5, you can buy a peanut butter cup cookie from Confectionately Yours. The cookie, with a message attached, will be delivered … Continue reading

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