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‘We’re surrounded by beautiful buildings’: Surely, this is York, Pa., at its best

The parking garage across from Central Market is what it is – a cement two story deck. But its upper deck provides a vantage point to show off York City, as this thread on Fixing York’s Facebook page attests. Michael Edmonds posted this memorable view as part of that discussion with the comment: ‘Parked there yesterday and snapped this picture. We’re surrounded by beautiful buildings in York.’

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Lake Lehman property as a York County park? ‘I want the Lake Club back’

The Lake Club in North Codorus Township, once popular home to sunbathers in southwestern York County, Pa., and beyond for years might become part of York County’s Park System.

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Still photographs capture vintage West Shore Theater

Cross the steel bridge (rare nowadays) that spans York and Cumberland counties and you’ll be at the West Shore Theater quicker than you can watch a movie trailer. So the West Shore, like Glen Rock’s Glen Theatre and other area community movie houses, hasn’t solved the conversion to digital yet. York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn played on the challenge facing the West Shore in making still photos to go with a story about the 1940s theater.

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Many have seen this York County-area clock tower, but can you immediately locate it?

This clock tower looms over the National Watch & Clock Museum, across the Susquehanna from Wrightsville in Columbia, Pa. Dianne wrote on ydr.com’s Your Photos site: ‘The Museum entrance is marked by the Memorial Bell Tower, dedicated in 1993.’

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Good day at Black Rock: Church celebrating anniversary. But where is Black Rock in York County?

Black Rock, a village in Mainheim Township in York County’s southeastern tip, was an early German Baptist settlement.

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The tale of two big birds: The eagles of Lake Marburg v. the vultures of Glen Rock

A bald eagle is seen in flight near Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park recently. The pair of eagles nesting there have created a saga. ‘It’s like a soap opera,’ one expert said. ‘Now, I think they are finally on … Continue reading

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How should the newest lake in York County be used?

No, this is not Crater Lake in the Northwest. It sits in West Manchester Township, in a former quarry. In other places, abandoned quarries have been used as amusement parks, recreational lakes, nature preserves and botanical gardens. What do you … Continue reading

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Private, public interests built Lake Marburg for manufacturing, recreation

During a drought in 2004, a land bridge, probably an old farm lane, connected the marina at Codorus State Park’s Lake Marburg to Long Island, or Long Peninsula at that moment. The island contained the remains of an old farmhouse and bank barn that made way for the lake. Its waters covered the town of Marburg Flats and part of old Route 216, in York County, Pa. The lake made news in the drought of 2004 for its dwindling water supply, and the drowning of a teen girl this week propelled the 1,275-acre reservoir back into the headlines.

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