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5 things to know about Red Lion’s grand Fairmount Park

This is the view across Red Lion’s Fairmount Park. That’s the community war memorial (see below) seen prominently in the photo. And there’s a playground in the background, right. A water park can be seen in background, left. The popular … Continue reading

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5 pictures show Red Lion’s move to strengthen its walkable downtown

Downtown Red Lion, Pa., is in an expansion mode. The borough’s downtown is already one of the most walkable among small towns in York County. Here’s the Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room, 55 N. Main St., expanding into space … Continue reading

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Mention Jacks in York, Pa., and you get memories

Mention Jacks and you get memories. Jane Black captured this scene of the popular downtown York,Pa., retailer Jacks in the late 1970s. Barry Black, a regular commenter on my Facebook page, posted this winsome scene and noted that his wife worked for Jacks. She honed her artist’s skills at York Academy in the 1970s. Judy Bono also commented on Facebook that the Jacks Store, pointing to two connections. Jacks brought her to York for a buying job and later her husband, Richard Bono, served as architect for the building’s restoration.

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Wacky weather in 2011? Yes, but that’s not new. Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 7, 2012

Can you believe it’s been 15 years since that nasty Blizzard of 1996? The York Daily Record/Sunday News is collecting memories of that powerful storm.The anniversary reminds us that such bad weather events have been with us forever, despite what … Continue reading

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