Victoria Close doesn’t know why her elementary classmates call her a “commie.” They bully her on the playground, chanting it at her like it’s an insult. Once home, her family explains that her peers mock her due to their family’s heritage. They are from Russia — it’s the height of
My hearing goes first. It sounds like I’m in a conch shell with echoes of my voice amplified in my ears. Then the peripheral vision begins to darken. The nurse tells me to lay back down on the cot as she places an icepack on my chest and orange juice
I’m proud of both my great-great-grandfathers. One healed people using his faith and knowledge of the land. The other was entrusted with the law, upholding justice and compassion. This is not a story of villains or heroes, but everyday people doing what they thought was right. My family.
A Scottish preacher stands on a porch. He gazes across the valley in Gardners, Adams County, admiring the hills and lush farmland. “Bonnie Brae,” he whispers to a man named Bill Lott who is standing close by. It means “beautiful hills” in Gaelic. Lott, who started growing apples in 1927,
When I first moved to Newberry Township, I didn’t realize its rich history. I’ve lived in York County my entire 30 years, and felt like I had explored a good bit of our 900+ square miles. I quickly found that I was wrong. For example, I find mushroom compost, salt
Hundreds of Indian Nations used to thrive in the United States before colonization, including York County. Here are four York Countians keeping their indigenous heritage alive by creating unique, culturally signifiant artwork.
When you see kids riding their bikes through York City, what do you think? The research for this blog article changed the way I see them.