Category Archives: cultural district

Artistry BLOOMs in downtown York

Once known as a birthplace of factories and everything mechanical, York’s industrial legacy is giving way to production of a more organic and individual sort as a growing downtown art scene makes a name for itself on city streets. But … Continue reading

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York’s visiting violin man schedules an encore

The violin man is coming to town — again. Hans Wolff was in York last month, here to visit his daughter but also – at least on the brief lunch break he allowed himself – to play the violin outside … Continue reading

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Art scene developers coming to town

Some say the art scene in York is developing. Among those advocates is city economic and development director (and 95th state House candidate) Kevin Schreiber, who on a recent trip around downtown showed me several spots he thought would make … Continue reading

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Todd Platts weighs in on York city parade

In the years I’ve covered York and Adams counties, I can honestly say few public officials have been more accessible than Todd Platts. Politics aside, I could always count on the now-former Congressman to answer questions on whatever story I … Continue reading

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Art store unveils a montage of York business and history

I see White Rose, and Central Market, and the Strand and William Penn in period clothing. I see the Art and Framing Warehouse, on West Philadelphia Street, too. And inside I see Gayle Shadrach, the co-owner, who’s keeping a picture … Continue reading

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In case you missed it…

My colleague Erin McCracken checked out the Hidden Art of York walking tour offered by Downtown Inc earlier this month with photographer Chris Dunn. You can read Erin’s story about the hidden treasures that she found along the way at … Continue reading

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True Life: I’m a Townie

My college experience took me away for four years but since graduating in August, I’ve been back in my hometown of York. When I first returned, I  constantly complained that my friends were either still away at school or had … Continue reading

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Jazz in the City to return on Friday

York’s Jazz in the City concert program will be back for another installment Friday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. The once a month program is held in conjunction with First Friday each month from 5 to 7 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Bracey to host mini jazz festival Friday

York Mayor Kim Bracey will hold a mini jazz festival Friday to honor National Jazz Month in conjunction with he city’s First Friday activities.      Bracey will present a proclamation to local drummer and instructor Jeff Stabley to honor the … Continue reading

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Bracey serves up drinks for Restaurant Week

True to her word, York Mayor Kim Bracey was behind the bar at White Rose Bar & Grill Thursday night serving up drinks to promote York’s ongoing Restaurant Week.    The sizable weekday crowd at the eatery was heavy on … Continue reading

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