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York County marathoners travel ‘Back to Boston’: ‘They are runners. So they will run’

The York Daily Record’s Kate Penn has produced ‘Back to Boston,’ a documentary about York County-area runners who are running in the Boston Marathon on April 21, Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. Most ran in 2013, the year of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings

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Tying together two York County, Pa., institutions: Trout and trains

This is a pretty neat scene tying together two York County institutions. Yes, it’s a stocking for trout season a couple of miles north of Muddy Creek Forks. How did they to this remote spot on the north branch of Muddy Creek? Here’s comes the second institution: The Ma & Pa Railroad. The fish were hauled there aboard a Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village rail car. So this remote railroad – an old connector between York and Baltimore – is put to commercial use again – kind of.

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1740s Golden Plough Tavern to celebrate 50th anniversary party

The Golden Plough Tavern, that 1740s landmark in downtown York, will be the center of attention in May. The York County Heritage Trust, operator of the old tavern, will throw a birthday party at its West Market Street site. York artist Cliff Satterthwaite was there when the old building was restored 50 years ago – the topic of the birthday party.

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Pennsylvania political roads now leading to York County, Pa.

Scott Wagner is the latest York countian to make statewide political news after voters wrote him in to victory in a special election for a State Senate seat that covers most of York County. York, Pa., has seen several of its politicos gain high state rank in recent years.

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons did York learn from this big anniversary?

Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon stayed at the Jacob Altland’s house at Farmers, along the York-Gettysburg Pike, the night before he and his division entered York. In this farmhouse, he met a delegation from York and accepted the town’s surrender. The private dwelling stands today, unmarked as a historical site. It is shown here as it looked in 1963.

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Camp Security serves as textbook case of what grass-roots preservation effort should look like

This aerial view gives an easy explanation of the various parcels that have been preserved from development so that Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security site can be explored and understood. Campu Security was a British prisoner-of-war camp in the American Revolution. Roughly 2,000 prisoners were detained on the site.

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When it comes to preservation of York County buildings, how about unleashing our creativity?

This rendering shows the replacement for the Springettsbury Fire Hall, gathering place for all kind of events for 50 years. This new building is designed as the home of the York, Pa., Area United Fire and Rescue and the Springettsbury Volunteer Fire Company The then-empty lot on Commons Drive in Springettsbury Township is the new home for the $3.8 million fire station.

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Gravity Hill: Optical illusion or warp in earth’s gravity?

A bottle of water rolls uphill – or its actually downhill – at Gravity Hill in Bedford County about 140 miles west of York, Pa. Actually, there are two spots on Gravity Hill where your car appears to roll uphill. A Gravity Hill brochure lists this as one of the top 10 reasons to visit: ‘Ice cream cones aren’t as messy on a hot day.’ York County has a similar ‘Gravity Hill’ in its northern part. That one, like many of such locales around the country, have haunted tales attached to them. Not so, in Bedford County. At least as far as brochures go.

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Prospect Hill Cemetery moment honors heroes in emergency, armed services

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photograph captures a memorable moment Sunday at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Here we have U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, in military uniform, handing a folded American flag Michelle Miller, second from left. Michelle Miller is the wife of Loganville Fire Company chief Rodney Miller, who died in the line of duty earlier this year. The moment was part of a Court of Valor observance, tied to Sept. 11, 2001. The Court of Valor bears the names of more than 300 military veterans who earned medals for valor or sacrifice. So the day was a moment in recognizing heroes in the emergency services and armed services.

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York County, Pa., icons met up at Sunday afternoon concert

A combination of York County, Pa., community icons came together over the weekend at Farquhar Park. The venerable Spring Garden Band, originating before the Civil War, played 12 works. Their bandstand was the beautifully restored Farquhar Park Gazebo. The park itself, York’s second oldest after Penn Park, is a popular place to stroll – or enjoy a concert. The Avenues Neighborhood Association, representing an old and well-preserved sections of the city of York, sponsored the gathering. This was a gathering of memories and with meaning.

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