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Check out this list of 18 York countians who have made it big

A member of the community mentioned Christian Bucks, the youngster behind the widespread Buddy Bench movement, on a list of well-known people with York,County, Pa. links and roots. His idea is that if a student is sitting on the bench along, another student should recognize that and take a seat, too. The idea came up when Christian was a first-grader at Central York School District’s Roundtown Elementary School and it spread from there. Christian rightly appears on a list of accomplished people, as you’ll see below.

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A guide to York countians who made it big

YorkTownSquare.com is seeking to ensure that national celebrities with York, Pa., ties today make it into the history books 100 years from now. So we keep track of these celebs, who seem to be coming back to their hometown in increasing numbers. Evan Sharp, a York Suburban graduate who co-founded Pinterest, is one of them. He returned to his high school recently and took questions from students.

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History mystery solved: Old book listed acts for York Opera House

Neat stuff/Linked in below: ‘Rivers to Cross’/Ken Ludwig/Halestorm Flipside’s Erin McCracken has solved the question of the venue for acts in an old book, above, owned by longtime York County, Pa., moviehouse projectionist Lance Wolf. Lance’s book lists acts at … Continue reading

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Who originated the annual New York Wire Factory Whistle concert?

With the news that the New York Wire Factory Whistle Concert is moving to Metso, one might wonder how the annual Christmas Eve concert came about, in the first place. This season’s greetings card put the orchestration in the hands of Karl Alex Smyser. He’s shown here in the narrow room where successor whistlemasters stood to play the steam- – now air – powered instrument, made possible by the whistle’s unusual sliding valve.

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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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York County slate mining 21st-century style: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 6, 2012

  Slate mining was a primary occupation among the Welsh in southeastern York County, Pa., from about 1850 to World War I. But here Joey L. Wildasin of Joey L. Wildasin Slate Roofing mines slates in a different way. He … Continue reading

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Old Hanover Theater a building that can be saved. Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 21, 2012

Preservation Pennsylvania Executive Director Mindy Gulden Crawford told preservationists and the media that the Hanover Theater is on Pennsylvania’s At Risk list of endangered historic sites. ‘This is not a building beyond saving. This building has been maintained,’ Higgins said. … Continue reading

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Huffington Post tells world about York County couple who died hours apart. Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 14, 2012

This is in many ways a picture of a typical York County couple, Richard and Nancy Trimmer, shown at wedding of their son in 1972.  But the couple was far from typical. They were very special. The high school sweathearts … Continue reading

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The pride of being an American is written on his face: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 10, 2011

Billie Houseman of York is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II’s European Theater. The York countian, proudly in uniform, attended a York Expo Center commemoration this week marking the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  … Continue reading

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York County’s Ludwig family produces two national headliners

A performance of York County native Ken Ludwig’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ marks the opening of York College’s Performing Arts Center. The center is at least the third large-scale venue for such performances in the York area, joining Penn State … Continue reading

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