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Re-creating people of accomplishment on canvas: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Feb. 17, 2011

York, Pa., Mayor Kim Bracey

This rendition of Mayor Kim Bracey is among the works put forth by students from Crispus Attucks’ YouthBuild Charter School. Those students, working at York Art Association, used charcoal to draw portraits of well-known black historical figures – Booker T. Washington, Duke Ellington, President Barack Obama and Rosa Parks. Readers may view the artwork and vote on their favorite figure at the ydr.com site: Famous Blacks in History. Also of interest: All black history posts from the start and Old York County Boy Scout camp still teaching lessons and Cub Pack 11 has history of community volunteerism.

Neat stuff from all over… .
Gary Kraybill, president of the York High Class of 1959, is planning a birthday party for his class in May at the Outdoor Country Club.
His planning team is looking for information on hangouts around York:
Excerpts from his email:

“We have adopted a theme and menu reminiscent of the drive-in type restaurants and hamburger-joint hangouts of our high school years. Thriving in those days were Melvins, Avalong Farms, The White Swan, etc. Our reunion team is searching for any photos, stories, etc., about these high school favorite places… .
If you have ideas, contact Gary.
I referred him to this blog’s Nostalgia and Memories archives.
Upcoming event: Yorkblogger and Civil War author Scott Mingus will sign copies of his updated “Flames Beyond Gettysburg,” at the York Emporium on Feb. 27. Scott has included lots of new material in an already packed book about the Confederate raid across York County in June 1863.
Recommended blog post of the day: Only in York County’s Joan Concilio penned Memories the original stores at the West Manchester Mall
Forum of the day: See extensive commenting on the post – Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York.
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