Monthly Archives: March 2010

What do you think about those ghost stories linked to historic sites in York and Adams counties?

The Elmwood House – in York County, Pa.’s, Spring Garden Township – is shown in the 1800s, at its original site. It was moved to a new site, its current location, in 1905. Also of interest: ‘Ruh-row, Raggy': Gettysburg ghost … Continue reading

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Going to market a longtime York County, Pa., pastime – and will remain so longtime into future

York, Pa.’s Central Market has been a source of culinary delight for marketgoers since 1888. That pastime will continue, if a recent visit there is any indication. Also of interest: From squealing pigs to wireless, York, Pa., markethouses have changed … Continue reading

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Four U.S. senators hailed from York County: Linked in with neat with history stuff – March 29, 2010

York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Bil Bowden captures these magnolias in the City of York. He ties magnolias to a York countian-turned-Mississippi politician at his blog post: York, magnolias and a governor of Mississippi. David Holmes, Magnolia State politician … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s, old Smyser-Royer factory to house new York Academy charter school

The old Smyser-Royer building in the York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle area will be converted inside and out into a new charter school. (See related York Daily Record/Sunday News photo below.) Also of interest: Collector searching for Western Maryland Railroad memorabilia … Continue reading

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Who will lead York, Pa., in the future? Part II

York leaders York County, Pa., community contributors Dan, left, and David Meckley received the annual Cornerstone Award from Lutheran Social Services this week. The recipients join a past roster of community members whose lifetime of community involvement have earned them … Continue reading

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Three generations of Small family members visit ancestral Elmwood Mansion in York County, Pa.

Ann Small Niess, with husband Dick, tosses her wedding bouquet from the stairs in the front hall of her childhood home, the Elmwood House, now the Elmwood Mansion, in 1947. Also of interest: Former Hobbit House resident: ‘We loved that … Continue reading

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Check out this talented list of the all-time Greatest Athletes at York Catholic

York Catholic’s senior players won their second straight state championship trophy in 2007. From left Megan Stewart, Danielle Colombo and Amanda Weaver. Megan Stewart finished number 8 on the list of York Daily Record/Sunday News’ greatest York Catholic athletes. (See … Continue reading

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Edgecombe Mansion, courtesy of A.B. Farquhar: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – March 25, 2010

A.B. Farquhar’s home York County, Pa., industrialist A.B. Farquhar’s estate, Edgecombe, in the hills south of York, is shown in 1893. A golf course, which became the Country Club of York and then the Out Door County Club, later covered … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s, Strand and Capitol theaters have played host to silent movies and loud applause

At the Strand Restoration contractors worked under the curved canopy at York, Pa.’s Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center as part of a 2003 renovation. (See photo below of completed renovation.) A 30th-anniversary celebration is planned in April to recognize a previous … Continue reading

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York, Pa.: No ‘rustbelt town on the banks of the Susquehanna’

In 2003, 10 years after the first Golden Venture passenger arrived in York County, Pa., and six years after their release, people assembled outside the York County Prison. The detainees were aboard the ship with hundreds of other smuggled Chinese … Continue reading

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