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What is a community connector? York, Pa., columnist Gordon Freireich defines that important role

York Sunday News columnist and community connector Gordon A. Freireich was honored at Martin Library last week. A fund has been set up in his name to purchase new books for Martin Library. Freireich, center, is pictured with Allan Dameshek, … Continue reading

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How Springettsbury’s Old East York became Old East York

Advent Lutheran Church, decorated for the Christmas 1952 season, stands in this York County, Pa., Heritage Trust photo on the western edge of the East York Historic District, but for years it has been central to neighborhood residents as a church home and nearby gathering place. It was dedicated as the Chapel of the Advent during Advent season, 1924. When the cornerstone for this building was laid in November 1940, the East York development was about two-thirds built out.

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Reader to magazine: Remember, York County was involved in the Civil War

The photographs made by York Township’s Dianne Bowders are favorites of this blog. She finds landscapes, scenery and landmarks that just seem to fit here. And her photographs are perfectly composed and she finds just the right light. Here, she … Continue reading

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The name of Wills again connected with Abraham Lincoln: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 9, 2012

Also below: Microfilm this/World War II Museum/Rudy Park This video tells the story of a Hellam Township collector who believe he’s found an authentic painting of Abraham Lincoln. The jury is still out on it, but John Wills believes he’s … Continue reading

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Two ‘connectors’ would make list of York County’s most influential

Voni B. Grimes plays his trademark harmonica at a York Revolution game, one of several such moments before the York team’s fans. Background posts: Richard Nixon’s visit to his namesake park sparks memories, At the blind center: ‘The bees have … Continue reading

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York County history students take journalist to school

Jim Rudisill is seen with fellow history enthusiast Luther B. Sowers. At least a half dozen times a year, I spend time with Jim Rudisill, dean of York County history. His knowledge is so vast that every get together is … Continue reading

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