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Foodstruck event offers insight about direction York, Pa., is heading

The Foodstruck event the other day was successful in every respect. Just the 8,500-plus who made it there to munch on the Foodstruck fare made it so. Beyond the obvious, the event helps underscore a change that has been taking place for years in York, Pa. As the the following photos show, the event brought swarms of people to the arts district, scene of many downtown festivities nowadays.

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Leader urges the telling of York County’s black history stories. Bring them on, Brother John

John Jamison and his wife, Carmen, posed in Brother John Grocery Store some years ago as part of recognition of a York, Pa., small business that does it right. The Jamison family operated the 564 N. Pershing Ave. store, now known as Lee’s Food Market, from 1973-1997.

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York, Pa., arts district building: ‘The fact that it is intact is very unique’

White Rose Bar and Grill is seeking to expand in the heart of York, Pa., arts district. According to plans, the eatery is planning to maintain the historic facade at 114 W. Philadelphia St.

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Want a wax figure from the Civil War, Part II? Gettysburg figures to be auctioned

The Gettysburg Civil War Wax Museum, now known as the Gettysburg Heritage Center, is auctioning its wax historical figures. You’ve read about that: Want a Civil War figures? But it’s back today for two reasons. This AP photo of Tammy Myers with the heads of characters is winsome. And the AP reports another interesting thing: ‘As part of those changes, it is preparing to unload dozens of its historical figures – most made of vinyl, not wax – in what the auctioneer calls a once-in-a-lifetime sale.’

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Coffee soup, Fastnachts and other York County, Pa., dishes

Coffee soup was on the menu for breakfast at homes on York, Pa.’s, Codorus Street 60 years ago. Former residents told of their fare of coffee soup at a recent panel discussing life of this west end street. That neighborhood, courtesy of eminent domain, is now Martin Luther King Jr. park.

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7 stories about Fastnachts and other York County delicacies

What do raw Fastnachts look like? Todd Kister, at Manchester Union Fire Company, gives a demo. He was there as part of preparations for a Manchester Christ Lutheran/Zion View Quickel Church annual Shrove Tuesday Fastnacht sale.

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York County’s history mystery school: Where did this old clapboard one-room school sit?

Some day, we’ll post photos of all former one-room schools in York County, Pa. Well, we might not get them all, but when we run across them, we like putting them up on here. Here’s one submitted to the York Daily Record. Can you locate it?

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Working at a York County icon: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am’

York County, Pa., has long played host to business and other venues that are, well, distinctly York County. In the past, we had Bury’s Burgers, Melvin’s Drive-In, Playland, White Oak Park and the Shady Dell. Today, we have going businesses like Rutter’s and Bricker’s fries and Smittie’s Pretzels and Maple Donuts that span decades. Maple Donuts is, in fact, expanding, looking to expand its Springettsbury Township facility. York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn spent overnight at Maple’s Springettsbury shop the other day and got some neat photos and slice-of-life story. One quote from Maple Donut retail clerk Teresa Mckeown shows how the shop bridges generations: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am.’

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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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Glenville’s Stone Mill ‘picture-perfect’ after southwestern York County, Pa., snowfall

Mills, churches and one-room schools (see a school example below) are among the landmarks that persist in York County, Pa., when other buildings fall into ruins. Many of these buildings were built of stone or brick and are sturdy enough that they can be used for other purposes. Old mills house businesses, apartments and even private dwellings, such as the The Stone Mill near Glenville in southwestern York County seen here. Paul E. Hoffman, who submitted this photo to ydr.com’s photo gallery, described the mill as ‘picture-perfect after an early December snowfall.’ of course, some houses last, too, and Spring Grove’s Hoke House (see below) hopefully will be in that group for decades longer.

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