Daily Archives: November 17, 2008

Vilma Garcia-Jones remembered as prime spokesman for Latinos in York County

Vilma Garcia- Jones, working with U.S. Census in 2000, tosses goodies to school children outside the York Post Office as part of activities to raise public awareness about the census. Background posts: Delma Rivera, ‘Legacies,’ Part II, York Spanish Council … Continue reading

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Der Belsnickel of the Pennsylvania Dutch: ‘He looked scary and carried a sack of presents’

Belsnickle was a figure in Pennsylvania Dutch culture, a prototype of Santa Claus, albeit paradoxically with a well-intentioned mean streak.

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