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Brooks Robinson note, autograph treasured: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 18, 2010

Sculptor Lorann Jacobs’ statues and memorials stand all around the York area. Among the most prominent are her work showing Brooks Robinson appearing, of course, at Sovereign Bank Stadium’s Brooks Robinson Plaza. After the statue was unveiled, she received this note from Brooks, something the Dallastown sculptor treasures. Sculptor Lorann Jacobs molds York’s past for posterity and Dick Boyd’s memoir tells inside story of York workers’ statue and Marine and his military dog meet 60 years later

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The Patriot-News visited a class from Wellsville Elementary going to school at the Little Red School House, a restored one-room school in that northwestern York County town.
Judy Weber, a 30-year teacher at Wellsville Elementary presided.
“I love this little school,” she said told The Patriot-News. “I didn’t get to go to a one-room school, but my mother taught in them, and my brother and sister both went to one-room schools.” To see the complete story, visit: Little Red School House.… .

Event of the weekend: The Oyster Festival at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum pulled in a full house of lovers of seafood. Pointing to about 100 people in line for seafood at one point in the day, event chairman Michael Carew told the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News, “I’ve never seen a line like this.” The newspaper also reported: “As of 2:30 p.m., 3,000 raw oysters, from the Chesapeake Bay, were gone.” To read about this delicious day, visit: Oyster Festival draws huge turnout for Heritage Trust To comment on oysters and their occasional counterpart, hog maw, visit: Odd couple: Hog maw and oyster stew.
Upcoming big event: The Hanover (Pa.) Evening Sun has reported that as many as 4 million people will travel to Gettysburg at the height of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2013. To discuss this “Olympic moment,” comment at: Battle of Gettysburg, 150th.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: Comment on the new wind turbines on Turkey Point, across the river in Lancaster County.
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