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.
Earl Shaffer of York County, the first man to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, called April the “true first month of the year.” The budding trees, blooming flowers, rolling waterfalls, and omission of bugs makes for happy times out in nature. As an outdoors person, I want to usher in “the
Unbeknownst to me, I was walking on fresh food growing in the yard! This foraging class helped cure my “plant blindness,” seeing all the potential culinary treasures at my feet.