Category Archives: youth

The top five stories of 2013

A municipal election — that few knew was happening; the great fire box debate; York struck by food trucks (and carts); a fire chief named; the Northwest triangle reclaimed; a commission in turmoil; a drug task force divided; a fourth … Continue reading

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‘Litter Critter’ Mateo a finalist in national Kindest Kid Contest

Mateo Maldonado just might be one of the kindest kids in America. At the very least, Mateo’s efforts to clean up York with his gang of Litter Critters have earned him national recognition and a finalist spot in the Kindest … Continue reading

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Critters gather 28 bags of litter

It’s a dirty job, but the kids are doing it. Seven-year-old Mateo Maldonado and a group of youthful volunteers picked up 28 bags of trash near Sovereign Bank Stadium during Mateo’s Litter Critters second community cleanup. Mateo and his sister … Continue reading

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What’s that on Mayor Bracey’s cast? It’s Michelle Obama’s signature

Mayor Kim Bracey’s pink cast, the result of broken ankle sustained during an accident at a motorcycle safety class at Harley Davidson, got fresh ink Wednesday from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Find culture on the cheap in the City this month

Art and music, on the cheap, abound in July. For the 30th year, YorkArts will offer its free Art in the Park Program, geared toward kids, from 6:30 to 7:30 weeknights through August 2. Here’s a list of locales for … Continue reading

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Summer Playground Program and Summer Lunch Program to begin in June

Occupying kids during the summer months can be difficult, and doing so without breaking the bank, at the very least, requires creativity. In June, the city will again rev up a couple of programs to help parents meet these challenges. … Continue reading

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Mayor Bracey to detail partnership for summer youth program

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 … Continue reading

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Play Streets to combat childhood obesity in downtown York

York City, Capital Blue Cross and Eat Play Breathe York will bring Play Streets to Lincoln Charter School May 18, 2013, to encourage play and reduce childhood obesity.

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York City gets serious about play

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 … Continue reading

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Hunger Walk-A-Thon takes to Rail Trail Sunday

Nine out of 10 York City schoolchildren come from families poor enough to receive free or reduced-price lunches. One out of every eight families in York County lacked enough money to buy needed food at least once in 2012. Hunger, … Continue reading

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