Monthly Archives: June 2009

Full schedule of 146th anniversary events awaits Battle of Gettysburg enthusiasts

Mount Wolf’s Ciara Coombes danced to kick off the York County Heritage Trust’s Civil War Celebrity Tea, part of Patriot Days activities in 2006. Patriot Days 2009, last weekend, kicked off this year’s Civil War observances. Numerous such events today-Sunday … Continue reading

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Add another achiever to the list of York countians with impressive resumes

Sandra Smallwood-Stockton recently retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. To reach that rank, she soldiered through much adversity. Background posts: Pioneering aviator Aline Rhonie another York native who made U.S. headlines and A short test of your … Continue reading

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William Penn Senior High School Hall of Fame honors a host of York County achievers

Judge Emanuel A. Cassimatis, William Penn Senior High School class of 1944, is a member of the William Penn Hall of Fame. The retired judge of York County Court is among an elite group of achievers who are members of … Continue reading

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York should have lost rebel Gen. John B. Gordon and his ‘Last Days of Confederacy’ talk

This newspaper advertisement touts Gen. John B. Gordon’s return to York to deliver a speech. The friendly, enthusiastic crowd welcomed the general-turned-politician. (See photo of Gordon below.) Background posts: York County Civil War hero grandmom of Gore Vidal and Civil … Continue reading

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State historic preservation specialist to lead tour of Red Lion’s architecture

Red Lion’s new year is traditionally ushered in with the raising of a huge cigar, reminding folks of the area’s past might as a cigar manufacturer. The fiberglass cigar, held by a lion character, weighs 100 pounds and is 8 … Continue reading

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From the mailbag: Compared to the days of Agnes, ‘The street scapes of York are greatly different than today’

A reader has noticed changes in Downtown York’s look over the years. (See photo of same scene, with floodwaters, below.) Background posts: Reader searching for Tropical Storm Agnes photos to use in children’s tour and Author: ‘York’s streetscape features almost … Continue reading

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Public to receive rare opportunity to view Springettsbury’s Camp Security buttons, coins

This 2004 aerial view of the undeveloped Camp Security site shows the encroachment of development on every side. Friends of Camp Security and other groups are trying to raise support for site preservation. Background posts: Camp Security memories tucked inside … Continue reading

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‘Bubbles’: Linking world-renowned York countian Jeff Koons and the world’s Michael Jackson

York County’s Jeff Koons’ statue of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles is among Koons best known. Background posts: List of luminaries with Dover links lengthens and Proposed ‘Creation of a Nation’ museum name glib, but lacks grounding and … Continue reading

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York County high school grads teach lessons in achievement on national stage

Hal Colston, a York native who has become a leader in the anti-poverty movement in Vermont judges greens in a February 2008 cookoff. The event took place at Hannah Penn Middle School, where he attended before matriculating to William Penn … Continue reading

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Maj. Gen. David F. Wherley Jr. assumed major role in guarding post-9/11 D.C.

Two York County natives, Maj. Gen. David F. Wherley Jr., pictured here, and his wife, Ann, were killed in this week’s Washington, D.C., metro crash. Background posts: All York County celebrities posts from the start and All York County people … Continue reading

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