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York’s Central Market’s space is something that’s marketable

I’ve run such a scene before on this blog. That one came from a different direction, Central Market’s balcony. Like this one, it was a community event at the Central Market. That wonderful markethouse has a lot of assets, including … Continue reading

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Working at a York County icon: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am’

York County, Pa., has long played host to business and other venues that are, well, distinctly York County. In the past, we had Bury’s Burgers, Melvin’s Drive-In, Playland, White Oak Park and the Shady Dell. Today, we have going businesses like Rutter’s and Bricker’s fries and Smittie’s Pretzels and Maple Donuts that span decades. Maple Donuts is, in fact, expanding, looking to expand its Springettsbury Township facility. York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn spent overnight at Maple’s Springettsbury shop the other day and got some neat photos and slice-of-life story. One quote from Maple Donut retail clerk Teresa Mckeown shows how the shop bridges generations: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am.’

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Was life in York County simpler 60 years ago? Linked in to history, June 15, 2013

The West York High School baseball team won its second straight state championship this week. Which brings to mind a photograph Gary ‘Pappy’ Heiland sent in recently. He dated it 1953 or 1954, and that’s, from left, Robert Haller, Joseph Newhouse, Gary, and Jack Daniel standing in front of Bob’s 1949 Olds 88 convertible. In the background, that’s the west of of the old West York High School.

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Gettysburg 150: ‘Letters from Home’ offers inside out look at Civil War homefront

Southeastern York County, Pa., native Ron Hershner has released ‘Letters from Home,’ an inside look at the homefront in the Civil War. The book, published by the York County Heritage Trust, explains and expands on 23 letters written from southern York County correspondents to Union cavalryman John Harvey Anderson.

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Gettysburg 150th spawning virtual offerings and actual events and exhibits

This photograph of a Civil War re-enactor is part of a slide show of those who take part in this popular hobby at ydr.com’s Media Center. The Media Center will showcase numerous slideshows from Gettysburg 150 observances in York and Adams counties this year. It is one of several virtual offerings and actual exhibits and events planned this year.

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