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Public pools plan Memorial Day weekend openings, but Playland and others exist only in memories

With Memorial Day approaching, pools are primed to open. But here’s one that is long gone: The Playland pool. Here, artist Cliff Satterthwaite explains the purpose of his drawing of Springettsbury Township’s Playland complex. Interestingly, other York County, Pa., community pools preceded Playland or followed its lead in shutting down over time. Glady’s Pool in Stewartstown was one. Sun Valley Pool in Spry closed more recently. Today, an increasing number of residents can afford private backyard pools. Fortunately, several community pools remain open.

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1740s Golden Plough Tavern to celebrate 50th anniversary party

The Golden Plough Tavern, that 1740s landmark in downtown York, will be the center of attention in May. The York County Heritage Trust, operator of the old tavern, will throw a birthday party at its West Market Street site. York artist Cliff Satterthwaite was there when the old building was restored 50 years ago – the topic of the birthday party.

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How two Susquehanna region farmsteads could see different fates. A story of preservation in York County

The Historic Hellam Preserve, a private restoration effort, played host to a gathering recently. A York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday New story – ‘Hellam farmhouse a treasure trove of history’ – says the anonymous owner has spent five years improving the property from an old homestead to preserve. ‘On Sunday, the renewal process culminated in a private opening for the owner’s family and friends, who wandered among the sprawling outbuildings, took in the history and bought prints of Rob Evans’ pieces,’ the story states.

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Pennsylvania, aka Kentucky, long rifle? Well, York has a claim to it, too

Noted antique dealer Joe Kindig III addressed an audience at the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust recently. Joe Kindig Jr., his father, is pictured in the background. The Kindig family is known for its work as antiquarians, including the Pennsylvania, or Kentucky, long rifle.

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