Monthly Archives: October 2005

Vandals strike house where Thomas Paine reportedly labored

The Cookes House, one of York’s overlooked landmarks, has not escaped the notice of vandals. On several occasions, vandals have struck one of York’s oldest buildings. (See writer Ted Czech’s York Daily Record/York Sunday News story below.)

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Move over, Desperate Housewives

So, a re-run of “Desperate Housewives” caused people to channel surf in great numbers Sunday night.

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Genealogists, researchers probing York County families, facts

Those looking for family members, information on historic houses, or other York County facts, please post your query here. Our most recent queries … .:

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Reporters emerge as heroes in Dover ID trial

Serving as witnesses, two York County freelance reporters effectively fought off questions from attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants in the Dover intelligent design trial Thursday and Friday. To understand the long road from covering Dover meetings to becoming fact … Continue reading

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York’s and Levittown’s Daisy Myers: Rosa Parks of the North

Rosa Parks’ death is a reminder of the accomplishments of York County resident Daisy Myers. She’s sometimes referred locally as “Rosa Parks of the North” for her and her family’s perseverance in the face of racial violence in Levittown, Bucks … Continue reading

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Old York, Pa., gym bears signs of USO past in World War II

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the doors to a small brick building at the rear of a parking lot across from York’s St. John’s Episcopal Church were pulled back. This was my chance to see if any remnants … Continue reading

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John Luther Long: Miss Saigon’s York County connection

June Lloyd, York Daily Record/Sunday News columnist, connects the dots between a famous York countian and the famous musical play Miss Saigon… .

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From war bonds to pets and people

Ask any York County audience about the current location of “The Little Courthouse” or “Victory House,” and they’ll pause and say, “Farquhar Park,” or “near Kiwanis Lake.” Well, the 1 ½-story replica of the Colonial Courthouse — county courthouse No. … Continue reading

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Dallastown teacher ekes out stand-up lesson during fire drill

Mark Noll set an American record for shortest field trip this week. The Dallastown Area High School history teacher did not let a fire drill impair precious instructional time.

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York’s Martin Library leaves microfilm behind

Martin Library’s renovations have made it a first-rate library. But in the modernization at the longtime York library, a resource for researchers has been curtailed.

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