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On our 10th-year anniversary of blogging, York Town Square is moving to another platform on the York Daily Record’s brand new website, WWW.YDR.com.

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York, Pa., artist J. Horace Rudy rediscovered: His stained glass work in pictures

J. Horace Rudy’s stained glass work of Revolutionary War scenes in York, Pa., stood in the old First National Bank building on York’s Continental Square for decades. Here, they are being viewed on a tour of the building, set for … Continue reading

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York Barbell spawned celebrity weightlifters: Can you ID this iconic lifter?

Look, mom, one hand. This is one of ‪‎York Barbell‬’s iconic weightlifters in one of the iconic photos of those days when York was know as Muscletown U.S.A.

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Change in York, Pa.: Compelling photo tells the story of an old neighborhood coming down

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jacob Devers & Ike Eisenhower/Reuse for Met Ed’s old steam plant We hear from former Yorkers living elsewhere that photos of change in real time – like this one by the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel … Continue reading

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‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works. Because we are.

York, Pa., and York County, Pa., continue in their search for an identity. It appears the ‘Creativity Unleashed’ brand, put into play about 5 years ago, works for recruiting designers but is not concrete or broad enough to help explain a county. And the ‘Factory Tour Capital of the World’ slogan used by tourism folks never was strong and only four of 13 tour sites today are factories. Harley-Davidson, seen here, is one of them. So why not go with what people commonly say about York: It’s near everything. This thinking caused the York Daily Record to suggest ‘The Middle of Everything’ or something like that.

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About artifacts in Hanover’s Clarks Shoe exhibit: ‘I have enough to fill it three times’

Many readers here will remember going downtown on a Saturday to buy shoes and other clothes. That day seems to have passed with retailers selling their stuff mainly in the suburbs. That’s mainly. In Hanover, you can still shop for shoes on a Saturday and other days to the week. Clarks Shoes, known as Clarks Bostonian Outlet, is open on the square, and there’s another dose of nostalgia now awaiting visitors. A local collector and Clarks employee Donald Hamme has put up a display of Hanover Shoes relics. Hamme told The Evening Sun in Hanover that when Harper “H.D.” Sheppard and Clinton “C.N.” Myers founded Hanover Shoes in 1899, the company’s motto at that time was to provide “the greatest shoe value on Earth.” Now Clarks customers get an extra value, a case exhibit showing memorabilia, courtesy of Donald Hamme. ‘I have enough to fill it three times,’ Hamme told the Evening Sun.

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York, Pa: ‘Colonial, industrial and modern.’ Surely, this is York, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Downed York airman remembered/New home for York Factory Whistle? The York Daily Record’s Mark Walters captured this busy scene. And there’s a lot to take in. The circa-1741 half-timber Golden Plough Tavern is part of the Colonial … Continue reading

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Adaptive reuse in York County, Pa., of an above ground/underground musical kind

Linked in/Neat stuff: Stewartstown’s new caboose/Jeeps return home in World War II Let’s just call it a form of adaptive reuse, reshaping an old site with a different purpose from its original use. Here we have the Sign of the … Continue reading

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First Post, the former Road House restaurant now renovated in Springetts, welcomes first diners

Linked in/Neat stuff: Ron Wolf in NFL Hall/Friends help Elks Theatre Remember the Road House Restaurant in Springettsbury Township? It’s now the First Post, and it just opened. And the major renovation of this old place (seen here while work … Continue reading

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Obscure WeCo plaque reflects early days of York City’s development rebirth

Linked in/Neat stuff: York Safe & Lock file damaged/Mayflies in history? This plaque, affixed to this 234 W. Market St.  building  in York, Pa.’s WeCo district, hangs there in plain sight. And it details the life and accomplishments of high … Continue reading

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