Category Archives: All politics is local

A Vacation Bible School scene in Old Towne East neighborhood: Surely this is York, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Susquehanna River cottages endangered/Inside-outside at Indian Steps ‘It’s like a #Mennonite model show in #iloveyorkcity. Props to @ydrcom journalist @walt_walters for pointing this out,’ York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Jason Plotkin wrote in a tweet. Those photographed … Continue reading

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Change in Springettsbury Township, Pa. – Then: Near Avalong Farms. Now: BAM and Big Lots!

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Gov. Tom Wolf in portrait/York famous food quiz Artist Cliff Satterthwaite labeled this photo as Avalong Homestead. I thought the Meadowbrook, now Christmas Tree Hill in that popular corner of Springettsbury Township deserved that label. So … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s compelling annual Sacred Trust series has become a must-visit at the battlefield

Jennifer Murray speaks on ‘ “From These Honored Dead” ‘: Gettysburg and World War II’ at the Sacred Trust’s Talks and Book Signings that concludes today. (Check out today’s schedule). The three-day annual event features big-league Civil War experts speaking … Continue reading

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Growing bad blood in families means more York County judges – and more courtrooms

The buildout of the fifth floor at the York County Judicial Center, seen across the North George Street atrium, reflects what’s going with family structure in the county. Some of the fifth-floor courtrooms will open in July to accommodate escalating … Continue reading

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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Solomon Meyer founded Die York Gazette, but his newspapering went downhill from there

This May 20, 1796 edition, is the earliest extant version of Die York Gazette, an anti-Federalist publication that also reflected the dry humor of the Pennsylvania Dutch. It tells about brewer Hannes’  bout with an old hermit. Hannes produced a … Continue reading

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Who was Grace E. Loucks of West York school fame?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Budmobile for sale/Fundraising for Cameron Mitchell scholarship Now this is the way a school should look. Multistory and made of red brick. Only Loucks is now a former school – the Grace E. Loucks School in West … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township again focal point of preservationist v. developer debate

Springettsbury Township sits along an early path for settlers to travel south and west. So that route, the Monocacy Road, Lincoln Highway and Route 462 created an avenue for development along its sides. In 2015, we’re passing through another wave of proposed development. Some of the fine older buildings, the Vern-Mar Apartments, above, and the renovated First Post are seeing new life courtesy of businessmen who see potential there.

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How bad is crime in York, Pa.? It’s an old question for the city but a good one

The fair question has been posed: How bad is crime in York City? Here are two responses: The downtown’s core is safe and is increasingly inviting. And what’s new about crime in York city or, for that matter, in York … Continue reading

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Primary Day History Mystery: This elected official, with a common touch, knew U.S. presidents

History Mystery, Pennsylvania Primary Election Day style: This York countian, right, has been a leader in his home county and a friend of U.S. presidents for decades. At the same time, this former educator has a common touch. Here, he … Continue reading

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