Free Weekly Newspaper for Springettsbury and Spring Garden Townships
‘This Week’ was a free weekly newspaper distributed to more than 14,000 homes and businesses in Springettsbury and Spring Garden Townships. It was founded in 1989 and was published until the late 1990s. Their slogan was: “Written to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in our communities.”
Over the past several months, I’ve received numerous comments about the local newspaper ‘This Week.’ Like many I’ve talked to, I remember that it was loaded with some great local articles; in fact, I clipped and saved a few of them.
The most often asked question is; where can I access old issues of ‘This Week’? The York County Heritage Trust only has clippings from issues; that I’ve seen scattered throughout files in their collections. The ‘Lost Landmark?’ article from yesterday’s post comes from such an YCHT file. The Springettsbury Township Historic Preservation Committee files contain only one complete issue and various clippings. If any of my readers know someone with a collection of ‘This Week,’ please let me know!
I believe initially this was a single newspaper, however eventually it was split to provide two newspapers: ‘Springetts This Week’ and ‘Spring Garden This Week.’ Both newspapers had the same ad pages and a few common pages, however most articles were tailored to either Springettsbury or Spring Garden Township. I know this, because I remember comparing an issue of ‘Springetts This Week,’ where I live, to the same week issue of ‘Spring Garden This Week,’ where I worked.
I thought the best way to locate old issues was through a listing of the people who worked at ‘This Week.’ Here are a few of them; listed alphabetically:
- Craig Ashway, Photography
- Kristin Ashway, Photography
- Bob Brode, Photography
- Pat Cadden, Advertising Sales
- Robert Clofine, Contributing Editor
- Gary Dutery, Editor & Publisher
- Susan P. Dutery, Operations
- Chris Emlet, Creative Services
- Robert Finke, Contributing Editor
- Melissa S. Golden, Contributing Editor
- Brian Gotwalt, Distribution
- Kathy Henry, Sales & Marketing
- Kenneth Hersey, Sales & Marketing
- Cindy Hogentogler, Contributing Editor
- Ray Koons, Sales Manager
- Susan Lindt, Contributing Editor
- Carla McIntosh, Operations
- Gloria Miller, Office Manager
- Smith Purdum, Publisher
- Dita Shank, Advertising Sales
- Bev Whiteman, Contributing Editor
Repeating, if any of my readers know someone with a collection of ‘This Week,’ please let me know! Ultimately, if old issues are located, I’d like to see if approvals can be gained to have ‘This Week’ digitized to provide searchable access via the Internet.
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