Monthly Archives: October 2009

York Hospital’s, WellSpan’s beginnings: ‘A man named Small acted upon a not-so-small idea’

York Hospital started sprawling along the hillside south of York, Pa., from its earliest days after its move from West College Avenue in 1930. That move marked its 50th year of operation. Now, the hospital’s parent is reaching into Harrisburg. … Continue reading

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‘Columbia, Marietta, Wrightsville’ book feeds your sense of discovery

Visitors pose at York County, Pa.’s Wildcat Falls, an unsung landmark on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. Frederic H. Abendschein, in the recently published “Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville,” wrote: “A popular summertime destination, both local and out-of-town tourists … Continue reading

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York County, Pa. made big, heavy things – and was immensely proud of it, Part II

When this Evening Sun in Hanover, Pa., photo was produced in 2008, about 16,000 pounds of potato chips per hour rolled off the lines at Utz Quality Foods’ High Street plant in Hanover. Earlier this year, a deal in which … Continue reading

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York County’s Widow Zinn to Confederate Gen. Jubal Early in new Louisiana Tigers’ book: ‘Are you goin’ to destroy us?’

York County, Pa., Civil War author Scott Mingus has added another book to his growing list of titles: “The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863.” This 315-page book covers this famous Confederate brigade during the during the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Gazebo ceiling as blue as the sky: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 27, 2009

Dwight Nadig captured the ceiling in the Farquhar Park gazebo in York, Pa. This photograph was published in the just-released “Capture York,” a 128-page picture book of York County. Pediment Publishing and InYork.com published this work of 173 local photographers, … Continue reading

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Judge Emanuel Cassimatis added to growing list of distinguished York countians recognized for community involvement

York, Pa.’s Martin Library honored Emanuel A. Cassimatis for library and community involvement at a recent ceremony. The event also served as a fundraiser for the library’s endowment fund, used to purchased new books. (See list of past honorees and … Continue reading

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Ohio Blenders silos in York’s Northwest Triangle are not coming down easily

The landmark silos at the Ohio Blenders York, Pa., complex are coming down and the Northwest Triangle project’s condos, shops and office will go up in their place. That’s the Codorus Creek, at right.(See related photo below.) Background posts: Map … Continue reading

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A little groundhog in your meat pie? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 24, 2009

The York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News and MediaOnePa has released a new York County area picture book, “Capture York.” The book is packed with user-submitted photographs. Melanie Wallace took this cover photograph. For details, visit www.captureyork.com. (See additional photo below.) … Continue reading

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On same night in different venues, celebs Ed Kowalczyk, Jonah Lehrer delight York crowds

Ed Kowalczyk, York, Pa., native and member of the rock band Live, performed last night at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. That same night, author Jonah Lehrer talked at York’s Martin Library about themes from his best-selling “How … Continue reading

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Gifford Pinchot: Natural resource conservation was his cause – Linked in with neat York, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 22, 2009

This portrait of Gifford Pinchot hangs in his namesake state park in northern York County. A recent York Daily Record/Sunday News story – Pinchot was Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘conscience’ on conservation – on a new book about Pinchot helps explain the … Continue reading

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