Monthly Archives: June 2011

Book Nook shows York County, Pa., has some serious readers

The York County Heritage Trust annually holds one of the York-area’s largest used book sales of the year, the Book Blast in August. It follows another large sale, WellSpan Auxiliary’s Book Nook (see photograph below). The trust is accepting donations … Continue reading

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Part II: Brewery’s tower helped shape York’s skyline

No, that’s not Helb’s Keystone Brewery in the above image, featured in the recent blog post Brewery’s tower helped shape York’s skyline. It’s York Brewery, which also no longer is part of the York, Pa., skyline. Both breweries were leading … Continue reading

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Anyone know what a banner bearing M.R.A. stands for? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – June 28, 2011

‘A revised English translation of the Mass will soon replace some of the prayers and music Catholics have heard in church for the last 40 years.’ That’s how a story in the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News began, in telling … Continue reading

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Former Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore: ‘God has blessed me with talent and ability which I never knew I had’

Former Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore greets Maryland football coach Randy Edsall as celebratries line up for a photo. The group played in the 23rd annual York County Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic at the Outdoor Country Club in Manchester Township, … Continue reading

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Reality TV’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ a great community-building event in northern York County, Pa.

This photograph from ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ at the Keefer home in Newberry Township, Pa., shows the scene on the fourth day. Today, the Keefer family will see the result of this swarm of workers. For an updated glimpse of … Continue reading

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‘No pane, no gain’ and pun very much intended: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – June 25, 2011

Hanover, Pa.’s Mount Olivet Cemetery has restored nearly 100-year-old stained-glass windows in its old stone chapel. The chapel was built by Lucy Forney Bittinger circa 1913. A Hanover Evening Sun story, headlined ‘No pane, no gain,’ states that the site … Continue reading

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World War II turret gunner William ‘Shorty’ Burhans: ‘It was dangerous stuff … I almost didn’t make it’

Shiloh’s William ‘Shorty’ Burhans sits in the cockpit of B-25 bomber, similar to the plane that he was shot down in during World War II. He is seen on a recent aviation day at the York Airport. Also of interest: … Continue reading

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Martin Carriage Works project very good for West York: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – June 23, 2011

Developers have targeted the old Martin-Parry Corporation complex in West York, Pa., later occupied by Keystone Weaving Mills, for revitalization. That’s a project that will revitalize West York and boost its tax revenue, borough officials say. “It is very good … Continue reading

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Part II: King’s Mill building wins award; Philip King mansion could become public safety building

This aerial photograph shows the Smurfit-Stone site along the Codorus Creek in York, Pa., when York College of Pennsylvania purchased it in 2009. About five years earlier, the site was under consideration for construction of a stadium for professional baseball. … Continue reading

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What is your favorite York County, Pa., factory/Made in America tour?

Hanover, Pa.’s, Warehime-Myers Mansion is part of the “Made in America Tours” taking place in factories and notable buildings around York County this week. This view comes from the upstairs looking down. For more on this landmark and a sister … Continue reading

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