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Lifelong learning at OLLI: Good stuff cheap and much more – Linked in with neat York County history stuff – May 22, 2011

Olive Padden, Charmaine Kissinger, Gussie Petron, shown clockwise, are credited as the founders of OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – at Penn State York. I’ll tie the fact that these women helped found the local chapter of OLLI in my short presentation at the organization’s annual meeting: “Noteworthy Women from York County’s Past.” The meeting is set for May 25. To RSVP, call 771-4015. To see the deep lineup of ongoing education, which often includes courses in local history and culture, visit OLLI’s website. OLLI’s mission statement begins: “For adults who never stop experiencing life, there is a place and a community that celebrates learning in a relaxed and accepting environment.” Other OLLI-related posts: York County continuing ed classes offered for matures who love to learn, York County’s landscape, buildings, landmarks can serve as a classroom, OLLI’s theme song: ‘Don’t stop thinking about learning’ and Iron-mine-turned-into-party-spot turned into York County park.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

York countian Larry Good passed on interesting links about covered bridges in York County.
York County has no covered bridges in their original location, and few relocated or modern covered bridges at that. Check this one out: Pennsylvania’s covered bridges and this one: Pennsylvania covered bridge list.
“Somebody did a great job here,” Larry wrote… .

Commenting: Yorktownsquare visitors have been leaving a bunch of great comments recently.
Consider this one:
“I have a grape/cider press made by American Acme Company Emigsville Pa which is stenciled on the press. Also stenciled on both sides of the press is the number’2′. I am interested in any other info about the press such as how many and when were the presses manufactured. Any other info about the presses or the company would be appreciated.”
This more at “recent comments” on this blog’s home page.
Love getting comments, and I’ll respond to as many as I can.
Blog post of the day: Buffy’s World reviews best of blogs: From Beck’s Ice Cream to local traffic report to giveaways to historic photos of downtown York from 1890s
Forum of the day: 14 people have responded to Yorkblogger Joan Concilio’s post: A subject of much confusion to non-Yorkers: Potpie

Yorkers remember their teachers.

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