Monthly Archives: February 2006

Historical Web sites recommended

Paul Kuehnel, one of our photographers, passed on the Web address of some interesting historical video footage http://video.google.com/nara.html. The National Archives has teamed up with Google to stream the video… .

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Angelou family pledge sends York gathering on its way

Two black senior statesmen in York — Voni B. Grimes and Ray Crenshaw – received accolades Sunday at an Eastern Star tribute. Grimes was involved in the founding of Access-York, the York County Parks System, the Cyber Center and, in … Continue reading

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Klan’s presence won’t make York County’s highlight reel

A Pennsylvania college student, working on an independent study project, recently wrote seeking information on the Ku Klux Klan. Her primary interest was the hate group’s activities in the Hanover area. The Klan’s attraction to York County goes way back, … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Lions fight to keep streak going in Mount Wolf

Lions, Kiwanis, Jaycees and other civic clubs are fighting to find younger members, lest they implode because their aging membership can no longer keep the organizations going. That’s not news, but how these clubs are doing is an intriguing barometer … Continue reading

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Glatfelter family history is as clear as … paper

Glatfelter Chairman and CEO George Glatfelter II will retire at the end of this year, the company said today. Taking over as CEO of the York-based paper maker is Dante C. Parrini, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating … Continue reading

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Super Soaker founder feted at black history fair

Maya Angelou, Hank Aaron, Luther Vandross and Rosa Parks were among the many deserving greats profiled at a black history fair Tuesday at Crispus Attucks Community Center. Perhaps exhibits on these famous achievers were expected. And I was familiar with … Continue reading

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Errant ramrod projectile fells York Fourth of July onlooker

York’s Ellsworth Zouaves, featured in an earlier post, were part of a gala celebration early in the war. The Zouaves, a flashy military unit, provided a demonstration of close-order drills, as part of Fourth of July festivities in 1862, the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg statue damage spawns memories of Ellsworth Zouaves

One of the monuments vandalized at the Gettysburg battlefield commemorated Pennsylvania’s Zouave infantrymen. Many folks connect with the Zouaves because of their colorful uniforms — baggy pants and unusual hats. Early in the war, a Zouave unit emerged from York … Continue reading

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York City’s Eberts Lane actually winsome country road

The beauty of much of Eberts Lane is marred by people who use it as a dumpsite. Here, the Spring Garden Township Public Works Department remove trash from the roadside in July 2012. Also of interest: Check out these stories … Continue reading

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That’s Windsor Park, not Windsor …

Windsor Park, sandwiched between Loucks Mill Road, North Sherman Street and Route 30, is an intriguing part of Spring Garden Township. It’s easy to drive by the streets leading into the development without even knowing it’s there. Windsor, Windsor Township, … Continue reading

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