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York, Pa: ‘Colonial, industrial and modern.’ Surely, this is York, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Downed York airman remembered/New home for York Factory Whistle? The York Daily Record’s Mark Walters captured this busy scene. And there’s a lot to take in. The circa-1741 half-timber Golden Plough Tavern is part of the Colonial … Continue reading

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Can the York Factory Whistle and Glen Rock Carolers harmonize their Christmas concerts with the same song?

This York, Pa., Daily Record photo gallery has many compelling pictures of the Glen Rock Carolers in action. But I lingered on this one by the YDR’s Paul Kuehnel. It has all kinds of then-and-now and anachronistic characteristics. Men in … Continue reading

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Picturing History: How a Jacobus building changed from selling caskets and everyday furniture to antique accessories

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s Factory Whistle/Glen Rock’s Carolers Picturing History: Grey Beard’s Antiques in Jacobus, formerly Leader Furniture http://t.co/hZVDj0J6cq — YDR online (@ydrcom) December 27, 2014 ‘Picturing History,’ YDR.com’s before-and-after, then-and-now series took to the road, to Jacobus, Pa. The … Continue reading

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Mary Berg and her diary made her ‘Anne Frank before Anne Frank’: Now visible to York County and the world

Journalists at the York, Pa., Daily Record occasionally hear stories about people who have accomplished much on the national stage residing in York County retirement communities. We pursue those stories. Sometimes, the reports are true; sometimes not. Other times, the achievers do not want the spotlight. The case of noted writer Zora Neale Hurston comes to mind, although the spotlight would have helped this financially beleaguered Harlem Renaissance author. Hurston’s accomplishments were unknown in her later years in Florida, and in fact, her burial site has not been located. The YDR – and most of the rest of the world – did not know about the fame of the late diarist Mary Berg when she lived for many years in York County. But thanks to Mike Argento’s profile, we know her now.

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Mechanical York Factory Whistle seeks worldwide Christmas Day digital audience

Linked in/Neat stuff: Buddy King-Diane Susek concert/Think Loud’s state-of-the-art studio The York Factory Whistle is a low-tech, mechanical device. But the factory whistle’s annual concert will be gaining some high-tech digital features in 2014. A York, Pa., Daily Record story … Continue reading

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York Safe expert to tell about storage of valuables and the value of a ‘real safe’

Fred Beihl is known to YorkTownSquare.com readers because of his expertise about York safes made by Forry Laucks’ York Safe & Lock for decades before World War II. He’ll be talking about those safes plus others in a presentation to the Stewartstown-Shrewsbury Coin Club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mason Dixon Public Library in Stewartstown. His presentation will include ‘the storage of valuables and the benefits of real safes vs. department store gun safes.’ He supplied this photo of a 2,000-pound Boston Safe, which must be the first photo on this blog of a safe that wasn’t a York-made safe. So Fred Beihl, also a coin dealer and auctioneer, knows safes of all stock – not just those sturdy vaults made by York Safe & Lock!

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All about the York Factory Whistle in 10 quick links

Whistlemaster Don Ryan sports a new look, tux and all, in recognition of the York Factory Whistle’s new location on Metso in York, Pa. It was move this year from its longtime home at New York Wire on East Market Street. Another change this year is that the public can see the whistle as it operates on compressed air and the whistlemaster as he performs.

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Glen Rock Carolers make the BBC: ‘We perform our carols … to preserve the tradition’

The Glen Rock Carolers will stroll the streets of their southern York County, Pa., again after midnight on Christmas Day. Midnight and thereafter on Christmas Day serves as an interesting intersection of two quaint rites of the season in York County. About 15 miles north, the York Factory Whistle concert kicks off at about the same time. Both customers catch the ears of newspeople. The Glen Rock Carol Singers were featured on a recent BBC broadcast.

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York Factory Whistle’s sound: How about like a ‘whale song without the water?’

The York Factory Whistle’s move to Metso this year is a milestone in the long lifetime of this quirky York County, Pa., concert. This photo captures a moment in 2011 in which a compressed air line is being installed to funnel the power source for the variable-valve whistle at its longtime home, New York Wire. For most of its life, the whistle was powered by steam. A practice at the whistle’s new venue at Metso’s 240 Arch Street, York, plant is set for noon today in preparation for the early Christmas Day concert.

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New York Wire’s whistlemaster about using air in lieu of steam: ‘It’s going to sound very close to it’

Whistlemaster Don Ryan tries out the New York Wire Factory Whistle using compressed air instead of steam. The test passed muster. (See photo below of where all the air comes from.) Background posts: The world’s loudest music without amplification from … Continue reading

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