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Zimmerman Center on the Susquehanna: They came by land and river to see the improvements

‘By land and by boat, visitors stopped at the center Saturday to see the improvements.’ So read a subhead on a York, Pa., Daily Record story about a day in which visitors could see improvements to the already vastly improved John and Kathryn Center for Heritage. Mark Platts, president of Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, said the revamped Lower Windsor Township site links water to land.

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Lauxmont from the air, in 2 different seasons, from 2 different directions

Development along the Susquehanna River has gained headlines recently. That would be at the Zimmerman Center, the old Dritt House, in Long Level, and plans to renovate the Susquehanna riverfront in Wrightsville. So, it seems appropriate to take a broader view of land near the river, specifically Lower Windsor Township’s Lauxmont Farm. This land was the source of controversy about five years ago. These two aerial photographs capture the beauty of the land – and give a clue about why the preservationist v. developer battle erupted, in the first place.

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Special Olympian Loretta Claiborne at 60: Who’s writing her biography?

Loretta Claiborne might be the best-known Special Olympian in the world, as the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News described in a recent story. Disney put out a made-for-TV movie on his life, ‘The Loretta Claiborne Story.’ She is part of a cadre of Special Olympians featured in a National Portrait Gallery painting. And she’s been profiled in an inspirational/instructional booklet, ‘In her stride.’ And she’s conditioning and training at 60 years of age. Now all that remains is for someone to write a serious biography about Claiborne. Or a master’s thesis. Here she runs on South Duke Street after working out at nearby Crispus Attucks Community Center.

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Part II: 100 stories about Fissel finger in southern York County: Any one could be true

This pinky finger was found in the wall of an old house near Fissel’s Church in the Glen Rock area. Perhaps there’s a solution now as to why that digit was in there. (Click to enlarge (if you dare). Additional … Continue reading

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