Category Archives: Events

Royal Square in York, Pa.: These buildings will be in the middle of things. Actually, they already are

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Graves moving at York church/Remember Weinbrom? This remote section of Royal Square Development continues to expand in York City, Pa. Actually, it’s not remote – right down North Beaver Street from Central Market. And when the Northwest … Continue reading

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Murals of York, Pa.: 3 views and some news about these deteriorating, outdoor paintings

Good news here. This vandalized panel in the Murals of York series will be rehabbed. Its cleanup offered an opportunity for an artist to make a mark on the community, and a York, Pa., Daily Record story says someone has stepped … Continue reading

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A York County Flag Day story: Vietnam War friend recalls Eckhard G. Brenker, who died in uniform

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover Civil War walking tour/Spotting vintage items at yard sales All roads, indeed, lead to York. Well-known York countians Charlie  and Mary Anne Bacas were on a getaway in Rehoboth, Del., enjoying the Prime Hook National Wildlife … Continue reading

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Jefferson Hillclimb: 7 things that might surprise you about this longtime York County motorcycle competition

This crowded scene in York County, Pa., has become common near the Codorus Township of Jefferson. No, these folks weren’t captured via aircraft. The photographer, Paul Kuehnel, was atop a high hill made famous by the event, the Jefferson Hillclimb. … Continue reading

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York’s One Marketway West, or Bear’s Store, by either name, has long been key part Continental Square

One Marketway West, associated with York County government in recent years, will be remodeled into about 50 residential units, a restaurant and underground parking, according to a recent York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News story. An investors group acquired the Continental … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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York County enjoys its big anniversaries – and there’s a lot of history to enjoy

This mega York County, Pa., celebration came in 1927, the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. It looked back to the days when Continental Congress met in York. It included a pageant, seen here, and the posting of large paintings of patriots around York’s square.

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What is a community connector? York, Pa., columnist Gordon Freireich defines that important role

York Sunday News columnist and community connector Gordon A. Freireich was honored at Martin Library last week. A fund has been set up in his name to purchase new books for Martin Library. Freireich, center, is pictured with Allan Dameshek, … Continue reading

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Documenting Adams County barns: Now, this is what a barn should look like

Linked in/Neat stuff below: New book on rural electrification/Wonton soup at York eatery in 1978 Now this is what a barn should look like. Painted red. Overhanging forebay. Built into a bank. Inside, heavy hewn wood posts making up its … Continue reading

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Of ghost signs and Roosevelt TV: ‘Vacuum tubes, record player needles, TV antennas’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Knowing Dover Township/It happened at Appomattox This is one of #YorkPa’s largest – and best known – ghost signs. That size contributes to its popularity, as does the fact it’s along one of the city’s most-traveled roads, … Continue reading

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