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Original Yorkblog.com history writer now doing ‘something completely different’ a decade later

Also below: See photo of Saginaw’s Meadowbrook Pool, from Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog Yorkblogger June Lloyd writes about a lot of interesting things in York County’s past. A specialty is to keep readers informed worldwide about Camp … Continue reading

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York’s old HiWay moviehouse: ‘I have heard many people speak fondly of the theater’

We’ve been tracking grand old facades, and here’s another great York, Pa., front – the HiWay Theatre in the 700 block of West Market Street. Notice the unguarded, unchained bicycles in this undated photo. And notice the signs for air conditioning, a popular feature of such venues before home units went in. The old theater building, sans facade remains standing and in productive use.

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What is it that keeps you here in York County, Pa.?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jefferson Hillclimb/50-year Eastern Market vendor Ah, what a wonderful point to ponder: What it means to be a York countian. What keeps you here in this 900-square-mile rolling, green and beautiful space? The YDR’s poll at the … Continue reading

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The 4 Yorkbloggers still writing about history. But make that 5.

Readers discovered the old York, Pa., Hiway Theater in June 2013 when Yorkblogger Joan Concilio compiled reader memories of the long-gone moviehouse. This is one way that Yorkbloggers ply their craft: They ask for – and receive information and memories from others. They bring it together and redistribute it in a winsome way so that others might enjoy the moments.

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Scott Butcher’s new book explains best of American architecture: Linked in to history, Dec. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new Scott Butcher book, a movement to buy local food, details about York County’s original courthouse and a plea to preserve the old York County Prison on Chestnut Street

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What family has at least 8 ways to spell its name? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 3, 2012

Neat stuff below: Country-and-western music at Valley View Park/Street rods/York Charrette The Casper Glattfelder Association of America is holding their 107th family reunion on July 28-29. It’s no small reunion, considering the size of this venerable York County family. The reunion has … Continue reading

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Check out these famous faces of York County, Pa.

Ken Ludwig is a writer of Broadway plays. But he has not forgotten York County, as his appearance at York Little Theatre earlier this year indicates. ‘It’s such an artistic area,’ he said during a recent phone interview from his … Continue reading

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How a bird sees that busy Mount Rose Interchange: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 10, 2012

York-area aerial photos/Remember Valley View Park?/Learn about Abe Yorktownsquare.com readers maybe familiar of the Mount Rose intersection in suburban York, Pa., from this bird’s-eye view. Well, this aerial view from February gives a different vantage point of this busy intersection, … Continue reading

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How a bird sees steam plumes from Three Mile Island: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 29, 2012

This aerial view from above northeastern York County shows the steam plumes from the two operable cooling towers of Three Mile Island. Actually, you don’t need a bird’s-eye view to see the plumes. Look in that direction from the York-area … Continue reading

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Which church steeple is the tallest in York County? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 18, 2012

Restoration work on St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover is expected to take a couple of years. Here work begins on the large church’s steeple last week. Which leads to the question about the tallest steeple among York County’s 500 … Continue reading

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