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Stamp collecting becoming a hobby mostly for York County’s philatelic-loving gray heads

York countians are collectors. Sleds, antique toys. Stamps. All kinds of stuff. So with the increase of the cost of stamps today to 49 cents a piece, that hike is going to hurt the stamp collecting hobby. A YDR.com story says young people aren’t picking up the hobby. Too expensive. “How many people do you see here that don’t have gray hair,” a stamp enthusiast told the YDR at Saturday’s White Rose Philatelic Society of York, Pa., stamp show at the York Expo Center.Art Two of York County’s best-known stamps are shown here, the Four Chaplains and Articles of Confederation. Notice the escalation in prices from the post-World War period to the 1970s.

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How you can absorb Peach Bottom/Delta Welsh culture in a Sunday afternoon

You might recognize this distinctive door and stonework as part of the front of a Welsh miners’ cottage in Peach Bottom Township, Pa. Tours of a Coulsontown cottage will be offered as part of the Delta Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 8.

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York’s heroic WW II chaplain profiled in Philadelphia’s American Jewish History Museum

Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History offers a brief biography of former York, Pa., Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, right. The U.S. government issued this stamp of the Four Chaplains after World War II. Goode and three other chaplains went down with the torpedoed Dorchester in the North Atlantic in 1943.

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Four Chaplains became military heroes with the sinking of the Dorchester 70 years ago

The Four Chaplains, including York’s Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, became military heroes with the sinking of the Dorchester 70 years a

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Part III: York, Pa., no hardscrabble here: ‘It’s a midsize city with an interesting history’

Vice President Joe Biden visited Alexander D. Goode Elementary School in this week, and the media coverage drew the usual provocative characterizations of York, Pa. Also of interest: York hardly a hardscrabble river town? and York, Pa.: No ‘rustbelt town … Continue reading

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Part II: Memorial honoring Jewish chaplains headed to Arlington, Va., via York, Pa.

  The Jewish Chaplains Monument – and the chaplains from all American wars it memoralizes – made a stop in York this week. It’s part of a 10-state, 27 venue tour covering 3,000 miles before its final resting place in Arlington … Continue reading

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Memorial honoring Jewish chaplains headed to Arlington, Va., via York, Pa.

Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg addresses students at York, Pa.’s Alexander D. Goode Elementary School in 2002. A mural of Rabbi Goode and his three colleagues forms the backdrop. The occasion was Dorchester Day, taken from the name of the ship carrying … Continue reading

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Of local Jewish WW II group: ‘It’s a skeleton post. I’m it.’

Youth group members and others from Jewish Family Services helped veteran Jerry Cohen plant flags on vets’ graves at the Jewish cemetery, south of York, before Memorial Day this week. The passing of time has left Cohen as the lone … Continue reading

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Hollywood discovers heroics of The Four Chaplains

Dan Kurzman wrote a historical fiction book on the Four Chaplains, which included Rabbi Alexander Goode of York, Pa., lower left. Now, a movie on their heroics is in the pipeline. Meanwhile in York, the 16th Annual Four Chaplains Prayer … Continue reading

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