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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.

York Town blog’s new address is WWW.YDR.COM/blog/yorktownsquare. So please bookmark it.

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York Pa. building reuse: You can’t tell the value of a building by the way it looks

Interesting how this works: A building that looks like a warehouse – it was a warehouse – can win awards, serve as a hub for entrepreneurship, create jobs as an incubator and offer a place for young people to achieve. … Continue reading

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Change in York County, Pa.? Yes, here’s one example of how it happens all the time

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Guess what year these photos were taken?/New museum in Hanover Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel noticed the ‘tunnels’ that carry the old Northern Central Railway – today’s county rail trail – over Route … Continue reading

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5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Neat place No. 1: The cafe in New Freedom can be the endpoint for an afternoon out. Or a starting point. Here’s one option. Park on the York County’s rail trail in Railroad, just outside Shrewsbury, and walk the couple … Continue reading

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Southcentral Pa.’s Good Roads Jubilee in 1921: ‘Longest automobile parade in U.S. history’

Some folks travel on Route 462 and Route 30 in York County, Pa., without a thought that they are moving on important ground in the history of the nation’s highway system. That road – still the most heavily used east/west route in York County – was the best Atlantic/Pacific route a century ago.

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Most popular York Town Square blog posts: Check out this top 10 list in August 2015

This is one of scores of memorable photos coming from Red Land Little League’s run for the Little League championship last month. The U.S. Little League champs brought Red Land to the attention of the world. And with that came the question: Where is Red Land? Two York Town Square posts exploring the whereabouts of Red Land earned spots 1 and 3 in pages viewed by readers in August 2015.

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Guinston Church’s unusual campus: 1 site, 3 buildings from different times

Chanceford Township’s Guinston Presbyterian Church’s campus holds an unusual sight. Three church buildings stand there, representing three eras of church architecture.

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Memory Lane in York County, Pa.: These 13 links will take you back

Certain venues – existing, demolition and reused – around York, Pa., bring back floods of memories. Melvin’s is one of those. The Springettsbury Township ice cream bar was demolished to make way for Interstate 83. But people remember it well. … 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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York’s and Harrisburg’s nightlife stories intersect and run parallel

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city, is busy at night. This is a scene that intersects and parallels with York, Pa.’s downtown story. About a decade ago, York was betting on nightclubs to spawn rebirth to replace loss of retail and other renaissance initiatives. That had worked in Harrisburg, and York’s leaders hoped for similar results. Well, nightclubs didn’t work in York, and actually, the nightclub phase has moved through Harrisburg, too, as this FlipSidePa.com story indicates. Now it’s a place for eateries and music. ‘It has become more attractive now for date night — young professionals going out for an evening for drinks and entertainment. We’re seeing more emphasis on the dining experiences and the variety of experiences that you can have along Second Street still fun, still great nightlife but not every other door is a nightclub,’ a visitors bureau official told FlipSide. You’re seeing some of that in York, too. It’s interesting to track changes in a downtown, and it might make sense to keep an eye on Harrisburg’s transition. York might follow the same path.

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