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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015

Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s ‘Welcome/Do Not Enter’ eastern gateway: ‘Talk about mixed messages’

The question has come up before. How can a welcoming city tell westbound motorists on the old Lincoln Highway to ‘Do Not Enter.’ And it’s a good question. And it was raised by someone, York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich, who is a leader in an organization, York Rotary, who is doing something about York’s greetings to motorists. Rotary’s ‘Welcome to York’ monument greets motorists moving into York from the south.

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Sustainable York, Pa.: 6 city views of inside space, at street level and from high above

A recent redevelopment tour of York, Pa., centered around sustainable construction throughout the city’s downtown. State Rep. Kevin Schreiber led the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Pennsylvania chapter tour. Here, the tour begins in LSC Design’s 320 North George Street building. … Continue reading

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How bad is crime in York, Pa.? It’s an old question for the city but a good one

The fair question has been posed: How bad is crime in York City? Here are two responses: The downtown’s core is safe and is increasingly inviting. And what’s new about crime in York city or, for that matter, in York … Continue reading

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This sports moment surely shows York, Pa., at its best: The hop seen around the world

The York Revolution’s Sean Smith is seen after the Revs pulled out a win against Sugarland in Atlantic League playoff action on Sept. 26. In the 8th inning, Smith had tied the game with a homer over the left field wall and hopped around the bases, a scene viewed hundreds of thousands of times in homes around the world. He injured himself rounding first base after running out the hit, not aware that the ball had cleared the outfield wall.

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10 ways to learn more about Tom Wolf, Dem nominee for Pa. governor

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has captured Tom Wolf in scores of photos in his campaign for governor. But this one is my favorite. It shows the Democratic gubernatorial nominee – decided in Tuesday night’s Pennsylvania primary – at an … Continue reading

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You’ve heard the New York Wire factory whistle. But have you seen it?

Many York countians have heard the New York Wire factory steam whistle on Christmas Eve. But to see it? Well, that’s rare. You could see the steam, but not the fixture itself. So here we see the whistle as it is being dismounted from the roof of New York Wire. It’s new home will be Metso, a couple of blocks away. Which leads the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News to wonder in an editorial – New factory whistle concerts needed – whether summer concerts might be in the plans, possibly linked in with the Fourth of July fireworks at nearby Sovereign Bank (Santander) Stadium.

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History mystery photo: This angry-looking lion’s head is sure to fend off vandals

This lion’s head appears on the William C. Goodridge House at 123 East Philadelphia Street, York, Pa. That architectural touch no doubt came from a subsequent owner – noted architect Reinhardt Dempwolf.

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Baseball is a game of myths, so here’s a poke at a growing York County legend

This aerial view from 2009 shows the Codorus Creek dividing York City’s two major sports venues – Sovereign Bank Stadium, left, and Small Field. As a point of history, a renovated Small Field, where William Penn Senior High School teams … Continue reading

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