This weekend, racers will ascent the 300 foot hill in Jefferson to earn “King of the Hill” status.
Thinking back to your childhood front porch, what kind of materials made up your steps? For Hargraves, a fictional character from York, his wooden steps meant a life of poverty. Largely a love story, “Yellow Soap” by Katharine Haviland Taylor traces the life of a young man named Hargraves Bradly.
For the first time in York County history, Amish preserved land through the Farms and Natural Land Trust. Omar and Esther King share their story about living west of the river.
The drive to be “king of the hill” pushes two Yorkers to ride up the White Rose Motorcycle Club’s Jefferson hillclimb – one rides today, the other a local legend from the 1960s.
When did you realize you loved learning about local history? I had three moments where I became aware of my fascination of York County. Seeing my great-great-grandfather’s name, Charles E. Reisinger, as a juror for the 1929 Hex Murder trial. Learning that Quakers have been meeting at the York Friends
Sometimes, our past includes challenging events, people, and ideas. However, that doesn’t mean public historians should exclude them from our discussions. Instead, the full history, even the tough stuff, should be included. For example, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, where “history never gets old,” faced a difficult task positioning the brutal
Living in Seven Valleys, my commute to Hershey eats up a large chunk of time. It takes me an hour to drive to work, one-way. Luckily for me, Bluetooth technology and Audible speed up my commute by narrating my favorite books. Right now I’m enjoying Jane Jacobs’ The Death and
Ghost stories aren’t just for Halloween. Here in York, they are told year-round. They surround such things as the exhumation of bodies in an old burial ground. And these stories connect with suspicions of ghosts in a well-known downtown York bookstore. First though, what meaning can we draw from ghost
It’s called Mr. Hollywood’s Bow Tie Collection, and it’s owned by Timmon Smith. After designing unique bow ties, this York-based small businessman heads to his sewing machine to craft his own clothing accessory for men. He’s working toward a successful future by helping people find confidence through their stylish attire. But Smith’s
Lorann Jacobs, a local artist, makes beautiful sculptures in the basement of her Dallastown home. She says working on her art helps her deal with feelings of anxiety and anger. “I’d just go make a piece of art,” she confessed to me. “It’s more positive than feeling sorry for yourself.”