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5 ways to read the first draft of York County’s snowy, icy history right now

A pica pole marks the spot in a snowstorm. This represents a new role for an old rule. The metal ruler was part of the stuff most newspaper journalists had in and around their desks in the pre-computer days when you did page production manually. Some are still around the YDR newsroom, obviously, but they’re largely unused. Largely. That is, except when deployed in the measuring of snow.

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Restored Dallas Theatre’s marquee to signal relocated business

Another snow storm gave York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel an opportunity to make a two-fer photo: People dealing with the snow and and update on the old Dallas Theatre. Paul reports that Dallastown’s The Graphix Loft plans to restore the marquee – new lighting and fresh paint. The silk screen business, planning to open in the old theater this summer, deals with custom design and logos and all such. A company like that needs a good sign, and there could be nothing better than a former movie house marquee.

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History mystery photo: What historic York, Pa., building frames this snow scene?

History mystery scene: Can you ID this historic, 19th-century building whose doors provide a frame for this photograph in York, Pa.. See answer below. Meanwhile, residents battled a storm that dumped 6 to 10 inches of snow into York County and beyond. Several numbers grew out of coverage. York City has about 100 miles of streets to plow. About 40 cars were towed in York in violation of the snow emergency. The cost of releasing a towed car is $105 And PennDOT has a convoy of 74 trucks to cover state roads in York County.

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Ice slabs on the Susquehanna River ‘boomed like cannon fire’ in 1959

These Susquehanna River ice chunks are ice chips compared to past ice jams seen off the York County, Pa., shore. Former York countian Jim Buckner produced Long Level ice breakup photos from 1959. He wrote: “But it was quite a show at the time. The two-foot thick slabs of ice boomed like cannon fire as they expanded over the river banks carrying – as you can see – the local real estate with them.” This ydr.com Media Center photo from this week isn’t that spectacular – and hopefully the ice will not be damaging – but it and companion photos are still interesting and beautiful.

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Thinking about York, Pa., sunshine, even in a deep freeze

Here’s a break from the Deep Freeze of January 2014: A look at the ‘Codorus Eagle,’ courtesy of the camera of Mike Spyker. ‘The Codorus Eagle sits upon its favorite perch, searching for the next meal,’ Mike wrote in ydr.com’s ‘Your Photos’ section about York Pa.’s bird. He then added about this Dec. 10 photo: ‘Having had enough picture taking it takes off up stream toward downtown York.’ See other photographs of York County eagles at Your Photos.

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How the deep freeze of 2014 produces often overlooked victims in York, Pa.

Just as firefighters and police officers, journalists are first responders in time of emergencies – such as the deep freeze of January 2014. In that role, they meet people in need. York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photojournalist Jason Plotkin was … Continue reading

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Check out these 6 links showing best of York County, Pa., stories/photos in 2013

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Eileen Joyce put up this photograph – ‘An “almost” photo – on Look blog. It shows a white barn that is almost hidden by the snow near Emigsville in Manchester Township in December 2013. ‘There’s a barn down the road from my house in Emigsville that I see almost every day. It’s a weathered white barn and in the spring the green leaves of trees pop up around it. In the summer it’s often obscured by corn, but it’s beautiful when fall arrives. The corn is brown, leaves are orange and the morning rays of the sunrise reflect off the white walls. One of these days I’m actually going to get up early and get that photo. Last week when I was covering a snowstorm, the barn almost disappeared. The white paint was difficult to see in a world where everything had a layer of snow on it.’

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Newberry Street great for York snow photos: ‘You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture’

This York, Pa., scene from weekend storm went viral on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page and beyond – and rightfully so. The color is gorgeous. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel responded to the more than 600 ‘likes’ and comments: ‘Newberry St. is a favorite snow place for me. You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture.’ When asked what provided the red in this photo, Paul emailed back that he believes its a hawthorne berry or some other type of berry. ‘I liked the green car contrast,’ he wrote.

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York, Pa.’s, snowy Continental Square from on high: How did the photographer get this picture?

This photo by Paul Kuehnel was marked January 2008 in the York Daily Record/Sunday News archives, but this snowy scene was actually captured long before that. York, Pa.’s, Wells Fargo Bank has long replaced CoreStates. But that’s bunny trail in the snow. The real question is here is where Paul Kuehnel was standing in making this photo of York’s Continental Square.

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Big snows in York County: These 8 photographs show their impact

Glen Rock, Pa., is nestled, well, within its Glen in this peaceful scene after one of the snows earlier this week. Which brings us other scenes from blizzards and heavy snows from York County’s past, courtesy of the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ archives. These photos, which go progressively back in time, remind us that big, bad snowfalls, however aggravating and damaging, come and go. And come again. And go again.

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