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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento’s first piano came from York’s Weaver Organ Company

In a 1996 scholarly paper, York College’s Van Baker said York native and Pulitzer Prizer winning composer Dominick Argento’s work ‘seem to find real people expressing their emotions clearly and convincing through song.’ Argento life and work was one of … Continue reading

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Trees, trains and chainsaws merge in Stewartstown, Pa.

Volunteers often work on historic Stewartstown Railroad’s station and rail line on weekends in this southeastern York County town. So in the aftermath of last week’s ice storm, they saw up branches that came down atop the station. It was just a different way of working on the railroad,

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Bruce Arians part of a short list of big celebs, achievers with York County roots

Bruce Arians, a William Penn High School graduate, is seen here in 2007 after his promotion to offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has since received yet another promotion: to head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He is among a slew of achievers from York County, Pa., who played big on the national stage.

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After years of achievement, York County baby boomers making their mark on state, national stages

After years of achievement, York County baby boomers are making their mark on state and national stages.

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Grammy nod propels Red Lion’s Halestorm to select status in York County history

Red Lion’s rock group Halestorm joins select group of York County performers in history.

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Craig F. Walker becomes first York countian to win two Pulitzer Prizes

Denver Post photographer Craig F. Walker, a York Suburban High School graduate, multi-tasks on Monday. He hugs his son, Quinn,  and tells his mom he won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (It doesn’t get better than that.) That is … Continue reading

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York native Frederick Woltman won Pulitzer in 1947

Composer Dominick Argento is one of several achievers with York County roots to win a Pulitzer Prize. Frederick Woltman, a native Yorker and reporter for the New York World-Telegram, gained the coveted prize in journalism 60 years ago. This makes … Continue reading

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Dominick Argento at top of York A & E hall of fame

Dominick Argento would be in any top 10 list of feted York countians in arts and entertainment fame. (See other York A & E achievers at Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here.) Argento, a William Penn High School … Continue reading

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