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Where does Delone as in Delone Catholic come from?

Linked in/Neat stuff: De-malling West Manchester’s mall/Hanover school museum
Delone groundbreaking_500These folks are posing at the groundbreaking for Delone Catholic in McSherrystown, just over the York County line in Adams County on July 17, 1939. So where did the Delone come from? The Evening Sun in Hanover explained that Charles J. Delone, center with Bishop George L. Leech, was a Harvard-educated, civic-minded attorney in Hanover. McSherrystown recently declared a day of remembrance honoring the 150th years since the date of Delone’s birth. Check out the full Evening Sun story. Also of interest: McSherrystown’s 250th: ‘I am thrilled, proud to be a McSherry’.

5 more neat moments from all over … .

1. Plans are moving forward in the demolition of parts of the West Manchester Mall, leaving the question: Which former store will be the first to be demolished at West Manchester Mall?

“Much of the main hallway of the West Manchester Mall is littered with darkened store fronts and still-in-business retailers relocated from other sections of the once popular shopping destination,” a York Daily Record story says.

It’s not hard to remember the days when the mall was filled with shoppers. This remind me of a point made here before: In only 30 years, one form of shopping center – a cover mall – goes out of style. How quickly consumer choices change.
hanover2. Hanover museum moving: The Hanover School Board might move its small school district museum to a more accessible area either inside or outside the district.

3. Black history month remembered: We’re now in March but information about York County’s black history is available to all year. Check out this special black history print section available online and these black history stories and photos.

4. Dispatch publishes a.m. edition: The York Dispatch, an evening newspaper for decades,  is now coming out in the morning, Monday through Friday.

5. Gratifying moment: It’s wonderful to see when people gain a better understanding of the history of their neighborhood or town. Check out the comments in this YDR FB post and you’ll see examples of that. Feel free to add a comment of your own.