Tag Archives: OLLI

Penn Park’s Penn-Coates Memorial better known as the York, Pa., park’s ‘caretaker’s home’

This blocky building in York, Pennsylvania’s, Penn Park is weather beaten or, well, just looks beaten up today. But when The Penn-Coates Memorial appeared on the cover of its dedication brochure on Sept. 25, 1926, it was a welcome sight.

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Legacy of M.D. Martin, of library fame, living on in West York. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 3, 2011

That’s about right. The red-brick industrial complex, home of M.D. Martin’s Carriage Works and later Keystone Weaving Mills, provided employment for people who worked with their hands for more than 100 years. Now, the West York complex, also occupied by … Continue reading

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York City Hall touts Colonial history, but city is mainly Victorian: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 12, 2012

This longtime York Federal/Waypoint/Sovereign Bank Building on York, Pa.’s, South George Street is being transformed into York’s City Hall. The city’s choice of this visible venue presents an interesting cultural irony. The Colonial-style building promotes York City’s 18th-century past particularly … Continue reading

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Lifelong learning at OLLI: Good stuff cheap and much more – Linked in with neat York County history stuff – May 22, 2011

Olive Padden, Charmaine Kissinger, Gussie Petron, shown clockwise, are credited as the founders of OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – at Penn State York. I’ll tie the fact that these women helped found the local chapter of OLLI in … Continue reading

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About education and OLLI and one-room schools in York County, Pa.

‘The Lion,’ Red Lion’s High School yearbook, illustrates the location of one-room schools in that area in 1948. York County’s one-room schools was a recent topic of a 90-minute Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class at Penn State York. Before World … Continue reading

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OLLI’s (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s) theme song: ‘Don’t stop thinking about learning’

Katharine Beecher Candies has moved its decades-old manufacturing operations from Manchester to Cumberland County. The owner and namesake was one of the top businesswomen in York County in the 20th century, and her accomplishments will be part of an upcoming … Continue reading

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