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Gazebo ceiling as blue as the sky: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 27, 2009

Dwight Nadig captured the ceiling in the Farquhar Park gazebo in York, Pa. This photograph was published in the just-released “Capture York,” a 128-page picture book of York County. Pediment Publishing and InYork.com published this work of 173 local photographers, who submitted 3,392 photos. Web users cast 165,126 votes for their favorite photos, which ended up in the book. For details, visit Capture York. Also of interest: York County book ‘All in One Room’ available for readers and The Four YorkBloggers write and York Daily Record’s ‘Remember’ oral history series recalls many topics that touched York County.
Remember S & H Green Stamps issued by Sperry & Hutchinson?
The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ “Remember” oral history series explored readers recollections of those days when stamps were in great demand.
Which raised the question.
If you still have S&H Green Stamps, are they worth anything?
“Remember” gave this answer:

Yes. You can exchange old Green Stamps for merchandise, cash or trade them in for Greenpoints, a digital version of the Green Stamps program. Green Stamps are converted to Greenpoints on a one-to-one ratio. Mail stamps and order information to: S&H Solutions, ATTN: Green Stamps Processing Department, 1625 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445.
Include your count of the stamps you’re submitting, as well as your S&H member ID number (if you have one), plus your name, address and phone number. Stamps must be affixed to stamp books or to sheets of 8-by-11-inch paper.
And the company now offers S&H Greenpoints, a digital version of Green Stamps. Greenpoints can be earned online and at participating retail locations. Catalogues are available by calling 800-435-5674 or by visiting www.greenpoints.com/catalog/cat_Use.asp.
Mark Platts of Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area has received the statewide Fisher Award, given out annually to local, state and national officials who contribute to the promotion and understanding of archaeology in Pennsylvania. Mr. Platts received the 2009 award for his role in preserving the historic sites of the last two Susquehannock Indian settlements, along the Susquehanna River in York County.
The Upper Leibhart site, dating to 1665, is now owned and managed as an archaeological preserve by the Archaeological Conservancy. The last village site, dating to 1676 and known as the Byrd Leibhart site, is now part of Native Lands County Park. Mr. Platts and the Heritage Area helped lead the community coalition that acquired and permanently preserved both sites.
– The Pennsylvania State Park System has won the prestigious National Gold Medal Award presented by the American Academy of Park and Recreation Management in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.
The Gold Medal Award, presented every two years, is the highest honor a park system can receive. Three state parks operated within York County borders: Samuel Lewis, Gifford Pinchot and Codorus.
Yorkblogger and author Scott Mingus will present a free presentation and talk tonight at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 3241 N. George Street in Emigsville. For details, call the church office at 717-764-0007. Mingus, author of a recent book on the Louisiana Tigers, tailors his talks to the locale in which he is speaking, using damage claims filed with the state in the aftermath of the Confederate invasion of York County in 1863. Those claims show the path of the rebel infantry and cavalry units when they overran the county in the days before the Battle of Gettysburg.
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