Monthly Archives: January 2008

OLLI’s (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s) theme song: ‘Don’t stop thinking about learning’

Katharine Beecher Candies has moved its decades-old manufacturing operations from Manchester to Cumberland County. The owner and namesake was one of the top businesswomen in York County in the 20th century, and her accomplishments will be part of an upcoming … Continue reading

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‘Ruh-row, Raggy': Gettysburg ghost hunters find no trespassing signs

A Gettysburg tour guide acts out part of a ghost story in the summer of 2006. National Park Service and Gettysburg officials are addressing the growth of the ghost tour industry on or near hallowed ground. Background posts: If you … Continue reading

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What was famed York, Pa., architect John Dempwolf’s own house like?

This is John Dempwolf’s house, still standing on York, Pa.’s South George Street. Background posts: Market House No. 4 – Central Market, York’s most popular and City directory first step in finding history of a house. Brothers John A. and … Continue reading

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Leslie Lawson, ‘Black History Profiles,’ Part IIII

The Rev. Leslie Lawson, friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, retired after 23 years of service at York’s Small Memorial AME Zion Church in 1992. Background posts: Mildred and Russell Chapman, Part I, Roy Borom, Part II, Gladys Rawlins, Part … Continue reading

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Gladys Rawlins, ‘Black History Profiles,’ Part III

Gladys Rawlins demonstrates the Green Circle Program. It is used in some York County schools. She is buried in Lebanon Cemetery in North York. Background posts: Mildred and Russell Chapman, Part I and Roy Borom, Part II Gladys Rawlins is … Continue reading

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Readers tell about those blizzards of 1993, 1996

Skiiers pass the boarded-up-tight Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center during the blizzard of 1996. This blizzard dropped up to a yard of snow in York County. The blizzard of 1993 was just about as severe. Background posts: York County’s top 10 … Continue reading

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Roy Borom, ‘Black History Profiles,’ Part II

Roy O. Borom became executive director of Crispus Attucks Association in 1968 during a transition moment for the organization. Background posts: Mildred and Russell, “Black History Profiles, Part I and Mattie Chapman, “Legacies” Part IIII. About a dozen people attended … Continue reading

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Artist Jeff Koons came back to York for a show

Dover native and internationally known artist Jeff Koons presented a lecture of his work at York College in 2002. That talk accompanied a display of some of his famed work. Background posts: Jeff Koons’ sculpture brings record for a living … Continue reading

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Ella Fitzgerald’s show was ‘memorable, not Memorex’

This 1927 Wurlitzer theater organ, upper left, can rise from a lower level to of the Capitol Theatre to stage level, just as in the old days. It is still used to provide music and dramatic sounds for silent movies. … Continue reading

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Two ornate mansions that Hanover Shoe built

The staircase in the Hanover, Pa.’s, Warehime-Myers Mansion is the first thing visitors see in entering this downtown landmark. Notice the Oriental rugs and mahogany stairway. Background posts: Why is Hanover Country Club in Abbottstown? and Wiki profiles eight with … Continue reading

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