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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eagles Nest camera/Warfield and Bacas duel on saxes ‘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 … Continue reading

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York’s Arts District all lit up: Surely this is York County, Pa., at its best

Ah, all kinds of activity recently in York, Pa.’s, growing Arts District, as York Daily Record photographer Kate Penn shows here. The thing that brought out the numbers most recently was YorkArts’ Le petite Monster Drawing Rally. There, artists created … Continue reading

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York County’s love affair with its wheels – even small ones – rolls on and on, Part 6

York County’s love affair with all things on wheels means wheels of all sizes. As in here, miniature. As in model trains. This elaborate display at the Red Lion Train Station is open to the public this Christmas season. Years ago, the train station was the venue for the 77-mile-long Ma & Pa’s Railroad’s welcome in the borough, and when combined with its trolley service and highways, propelled the borough as a transportation and market center of southeastern York County in the 20th century.

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‘Revitalizing Hanover, Pa.': Covering every angle of the town’s square

This was Hanover’s square in 1963 as the borough observed the 100th anniversary of the battles of Hanover and Gettysburg. ‘The former Bon-Ton building sits in the background,’ a caption from the Evening Sun in Hanover says about this Hanover Area Historical Society photo. ‘In the 1970s, a metal casing replaced the building’s facade for what many at the time said was urban beautification. The building is now the Square Commercial Center and houses several separate businesses.’ This picture is part of a special Evening Sun project exploring Hanover and Hanover’s Center Square via three time zones – past, present and future.

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This old lock, a mill, a mansion and a ghost town. Only a bit more than 15 miles from York County

Linked in/Neat stuff: Exploring Hanover’s Square/Gettysburg’s famous cupola YorkTownSquare continues its exploration of Northern Maryland/Southeastern York County sites via the photography of Don McClure. Many York countians know about Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal locks snaking through their home county’s soil. … Continue reading

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A moment to honor two York, Pa., heroes: ‘There’s that Voni and Lorrayne Grimes’

Voni B. and Lorrayne Grimes were honored at a recent event at their York, Pa., church, Small A.M.E. Zion Church. ‘Let God tell you what he’s going to do in your life,’ Voni Grimes told the large gathering. ‘But most importantly, don’t speak with your mouth. Speak with your heart.’

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How do you move a York, Pa., house? Mules and greased logs are out of style

How do you move a house today? In East Manchester Township this week, a house was moved via remote control. This rancher, in the Gross family for years, was moved to make way for a mammoth warehouse. In 1905, a prominent York Pa., farmhouse was moved via mules and greased logs.

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They aren’t making the Hoke Houses of the world anymore

Preservation work is underway on Spring Grove’s Hoke House, the landmark 18th-century stone building that some folks remember as that area’s former library. Or maybe we should say, stabilization work is underway. At any rate, there’s a plan to keep this venerable Pennsylvania building in place dependent on meeting certain conditions.

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Gettysburg’s Charley Weaver Museum, aka Soldiers National Museum, items on sale

These figures are among the 1,000-plus items to be auctioned at the Soldiers National Museum in Gettysburg today and Saturday. They represent generals wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Evening Sun in Hanover provided this piece of history from … Continue reading

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