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The New Year’s white rose, closer than you’ll ever see it: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 31, 2010

This is a rare closeup of York, Pa.’s, white rose being prepared for its drop at the New Year’s finale tonight on Continental Square. The drop will return to the square this year, after a several-year hiatus to Sovereign Bank Stadium. (See another view below.) Also of interest: York vs. Lancaster, Pa: The American War of the Roses still rages and York vs. Lancaster: ‘We came over to guard the trophy’ and Baseball’s Methuselah played for White Roses.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Murray Friedman, World War II aviator and York County war hero, passed away this week.
He was one of York County’s largest promoters of World War II and was a major force behind the World War II memorial on York’s Continental Square… .

“He was a man this whole county could be proud of,” said Phil Palandro, director of Veterans Affairs for York County. “He will be missed, big time.”
For a story about Murray Friedman, visit: Friedman was tireless in promoting veterans issues, Penn State

Looking for donations:
New York Wire whistlemaster Don Ryan tells about a fund to help defray costs of future steam, er, compressed air whistle concerts: Fund collects contributions for York factory whistle concert
Recommended blog post of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd writes about: York Whip Factory Burns.

Recommended blog post of the day, No. 2:
Yorkblogger Joan Concilio has a timely post on: The Pennsylvania Dutch tradition: Pork and sauerkraut for New Year’s
Forum of the day: More about regular contributors on The Exchange, York’s oldest operating community bulletin board, who met at the food court at the Galleria earlier this week.

The New Year’s white rose is staged behind the scene at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.