Winter in Wrightsville, Pa.: ‘The sunset here is always awesome’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eagles Nest camera/Warfield and Bacas duel on saxes

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‘Sometimes risking frostbite is worth it,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski tweeted. He came away with this lovely photograph. He was in downstream from Veterans Memorial Bridge in Wrightsville, on the Susquehanna River. ‘As for what drew me to the scene,’ he wrote, ‘Wrightsville has always been beautiful to me from the minute I first stepped into it (actually stopped here at a local gas station on the way back from my first interview, not realizing I’d end up living here.) The sunset here is always awesome. In the summer, the sunset goes over High Point and creates a neat effect, but it shifts a bit in the winter and ends up shining over a lot of the houses here.’ See another Machcinski picture and more of his description below. Also of interest: 5 image explore Wrightsville’s bridgehead – upstream and down.

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Wrightsville, Part II: Anthony Machcinski continued: ‘I wanted to take a photo of the bridge that’s totally orange from the sunset, but couldn’t ignore how bright the sun was, so I just decided to turn and take a picture (above). So even though it was in the 20s, windy and by the River, I couldn’t help but love this scene.’ Here’s that view of the bridge:

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Other neat stuff from all over… .

Stamps and history: Glen Rock historian John “Otts” Hufnagel is also heavily involved in all things stamps. He’s chairing an upcoming show for stamp collectors at the York Expo Center. Here’s the information, according to YDR.com: “Stamp, post card and postal history collectors, as well as people interested in learning, are invited to attend the show at the Horticulture Hall – York Fairgrounds on Friday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 717-235-1528.”

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Gov. Tom Wolf: This story crosses a lot of important York County history in past two decades.

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Spying with an eagle eye: This Eagles Nest camera will be up to check on these grand birds at Codorus State Park.

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Duel of the saxophones: Tim Warfield and Chris Bacas perform what has become an annual saxophone duel at First Presbyterian’s Jazz Vespers, 2015.


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In York Daily Record’s newsroom: Well, these stories and photos on YorkTownSquare take a bit of work!

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History Mystery: Another quiz on ‘Civil Rights Heroes’:

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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