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‘Mending Hearts, Minds and Communities’ displayed in Harrisburg: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 19, 2009

Ophelia Chambliss’ art has been widely exhibited at York, Pa.’s, Crispus Attucks Community Center, the York County (Pa.) Heritage Trust and elsewhere around York County. Here, her art is available for all to see in Murals of York-fashion outside York County borders – in Harrisburg. The mural, titled “Mending Hearts, Minds and Communities” is part of neighborhood revitalization and community projects. The wall space was donated by Christina and Bluett Jones on the side of their gallery (Gallery Blu) at 1633 North Third St. This is the debut mural for the Sesquicentennial Commission’s “Painting the Town” project, as part of Harrisburg’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2010. Also of interest: Civil rights heroes stand out at Bradley exhibit and Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Oct. 15, 2009 and If you want to see the Murals of York up close … .

From the mailbag and Web: A mixed bag of links to a bit of everything around York County:
A tiny group of Episcopalians converged on a tiny chapel in the tiny Adams County town of York Springs.
“They prayed and meditated on Scripture in a one-room brick chapel on Main Street — the parent church for Episcopalians west of the Susquehanna,” York Daily Record/Sunday News reporter Melissa Nann Burke, wrote. “A rotting sign out front reads: ‘Christ Church Episcopal, Colonial English Parish founded 1746.'”
The congregation dates back to the 1740s, and the structure standing today in York Springs dates to the 1830s. Read more at Episcopalians take pilgrimage to past.
– More neat stuff below. –

– “When the thought popped into Don Runkle’s head, he wasn’t completely sold on it. Years had gone by, many more years than some would care to acknowledge. Even so, Runkle wondered if decades later, would men’s fastpitch softball players from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in York County consider getting together for a reunion?” The York Daily Record/Sunday News reported this on Oct. 15, 2009. People turned out, and Don continues on his mission to preserve the local history of the sport from the 1940s to 1980s. Click on: Keeping York County’s softball history alive.
– “While cleaning this summer, students and parents at St. Patrick Catholic School in York found a wooden crate hidden in a dusty corner of the basement. Inside was a weathered bell once used to call children to class and inscribed with 1886 – the year the school opened.” Read the Daily Record/Sunday News account of the find at Historic school bell discovered.
– Two threads from The Exchange, the community bulletin board, to follow: Odd couple: Hog maw and oysters, Recipes for both and When did broasted chicken come to York County? Was Avalong Restaurant the pioneer?.