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For boys and girls. Extra!: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Nov. 24, 2010

A feature of the popular Boys and Girls Newspaper published for years in York, Pa.’s, The Gazette and Daily was a listing of birthdays, as seen in this newspaper from 1941. Charles H. Glatfelter wrote that his late wife’s mother entered six of her children in newspaper and their names were published each birthday until they were teenagers. The professor emeritus of history at Gettysburg College also wrote: “I believe that I learned to read in large part by using fully the lessons available in the Gazette and Daily.” Today, The Gazette and Daily’s successor, the York Daily Record, continues this tradition. It publishes birthdays in its popular Weekly Record. It also runs a student activities page, Kids Scoop, each Monday, which includes writing submissions from local students. Also of interest: York County newspaper gets new wardrobe, some nips and tucks and 1874 York Daily: Is it worth anything? and Newspaper’s founding date hard to pin down.

Neat stuff from all over… .
Mills and millers have operated in the county since at least 1734, one of York County’s earliest industrial – or is it agricultural? – enterprises.
They’re really both.
Let’s just call mills agribusinesses… .

York County Heritage Trust archivist Lila Fourhman-Shaull tells all about mills in “Millers’ Tales: The Mills of York County.”
Public release of Fourhman-Shaull’s newly published book is set for 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27.
The program features Ray Kinard speaking on agriculture and milling in York County and a demonstration of the YCHT Bradley Mill, a working mill, at the museum.
The program is set at, appropriately enough for an agribusiness, the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in York.
Following up: An e-mailer had asked about the presence of a building stone from the Tun Tavern where the Marine Corps was first organized in Philadelphia reportedly at Ultraviolet bar in York.The bar formerly was a Marine Corps club.
The York Daily Record/Sunday News checked with the bar about the building stone. There’s no such artifact on the premises.
Blog post of the day: Only York’s Joan Concilio is having some fun with the comeback of a past popular restaurant with the post: The return of Gino’s to Pennsylvania, and a local reunion.

Forum of the day, The Exchange: Post offices endangered? The Hallam one is closing. How much of a difference will this make?
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