Archive for the ‘Vignettes’ Category

Theme: Stuck in warmer weather.

Or, just flowers and springtime.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Ruth Kober, of Windsor Township, and her daughter Sue Johnson, of Hellam Township, look at pansies at Miller Plant Farm on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Johnson is an avid flower gardener and said she lives for flowers. "She takes after me," Kober said. Miller Plant Farm on Indian Rock Dam Road opened a new greenhouse and retail store on Monday, April 4, 2011. The farm, which has been in operation since 1928 and is in its fifth generation, used to sell its wholesale and retail plants and merchandise in greenhouses further back on the farmland. The new greenhouse is exclusively for retail customers, while the old greenhouses are still in use for wholesale customers.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Alexis Koontz, 2 of Spring Grove, shyly stands to the side and Amiyah White, 5 of Thomasville, watches as Madyson Rupp, 3 of Seven Valleys, high-fives the Easter Bunny near closing time on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at West Manchester Mall. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos 12-8 p.m. on April 10-14, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on April 15, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on April 16, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on April 17-21 and 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on April 22 and 23. Domestic pets can have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny 4-5 p.m. on Sundays.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. The York County Administration Building and a Bradford Pear tree are reflected on the side of the Susquehanna Bank building in Continental Square on Monday, April 11, 2011. The York area hit a high of 85 degrees on Monday, one of the hottest days so far in 2011.

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Theme: Up in the air.

I took this first photo quite a bit ago, and these houses are pretty much done now. I just never got around to finding an appropriate time to publishing it. This was taken from the second-floor level, although it seemed much higher because I had to climb two ladders from the basement level to get up there.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Lavern Martin and Eric Martin, both PsL Construction employees from Ephrata, help raise the wall of what will be a three-story townhouse's second story (not including the basement) in the 900 block of North George Street on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Construction crews are working on six, three-story townhouses on the 900 block of North George Street, where a June 8 fire destroyed $1 million worth of property and mixed-use buildings.

These next two “up in the air” photos were taken much more recently.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Tanner Myers scrapes paint off and cleans his second-story windows in the 200 block of W. Market Street on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Myers' window frames were painted about a month ago on a windy day, so the paint splattered all over the glass.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. This solar thermal unit is one of several installed on the roof of a York Housing Authority single-room occupancy building. The tubes are filled with propylene glycol, which doesn't freeze and which will be heated by the sun, pumped through the system and help heat the building's water. Thanks to a $2 million competitive, energy-specific American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fund, the Housing Authority of the City of York has installed photovoltaic/solar panels and solar thermal units to service one of its single-occupancy buildings on 449 East King Street.

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There’s always something going on at the York Expo Center.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Florist Vince Butera's face is reflected in water-filled glass bulbs suspended from the birch-branch canopy of his booth's wedding pergola as he inserts Thai orchids into holes in the bulbs, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. When completed, the pergola will feature the orchids from Thailand as well as roses from Ecuador, lilies from Pennsylvania and ranunculus from Holland. The annual Pennsylvania Garden Show of York, which opened at the Toyota Center on Thursday, March 3, featured 120 vendors in display gardens, building products, specialty designs and home improvement. This year's theme was "Romantic Garden."

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Diamond, a Standard Schnauzer, watches as her half-brother Schweitzer is groomed by her owner Carol Filer of Altoona and held still by Brenda Kibler of Monkton, Md., on the first day of the Celtic Classic dog show at the Toyota Arena on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The annual Celtic Classic dog show opened at the Toyota Arena and Memorial Hall West on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Featuring dogs from the York, Lancaster and Delaware Kennel Clubs, the show ran through Sunday, March 20, at the York Expo Center.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. A train rushes past several people and their parked cars on part of the model set built by the Susquehanna Valley Garden Railroad Society for the East Coast Large Scale Train Show in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The East Coast Large Scale Train Show's spring show is open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25, and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Memorial Hall in the York Expo Center. Featuring dozens of vendors selling everything from tracks to miniature shrubbery to trains, the show also is host to several clubs and societies that have constructed railroad models in the halls.

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© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Shirley Ausherman of Windsor Township scans used books before placing them on the correct shelves in the correct rooms at the Book Nook in Windsor borough on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. The Friends of Kaltreider/Benfer Library sponsored a sale at the Book Nook at 144 West Main Street in Windsor borough. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, the sale featured used books at one dollar for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. The Friends of Kaltreider/Benfer Library already donated $7,000 to the library, and hoped to recuperate that cost via this book sale.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Valley View at Yorkshire secretary Peggy Dunty ("Little Cat in the Hat") pokes reading specialist Amy Hare ("Cat in the Hat") on the nose as they and other Valley View teachers read Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to students in an all-school assembly to kick off B.E.A.R. ("Be Excited About Reading") Week on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Monday kicked off B.E.A.R. Week, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day, at Valley View at Yorkshire.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Ray Bradley, of York City, sits with his dirty vodka martini at the bar in The Roosevelt Tavern during happy hour on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. A proposed law would ease up on when and for how long restaurants and bars can have happy hour. Under current law, establishments can hold happy hour for 14 hours per week and two hours per day. The proposed law would keep the 14-hour-per-week cap but allow establishments to choose how to divide those hours among days of the week.

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Here’re a few photos from the past several weeks that I never blogged. I think every now and again, I’ll just post “Vignettes” entries that include single photos whose captions and content need no further commentary from me.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Kerry and Juanita Kirkland are opening a new restaurant, Tanzania Seafood & Jazz, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The restaurant, located at 29 East Princess Street, will be open 5-11 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. York College junior Kate Estes removes old tags from donated dresses in the Junior League of York office on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. York College's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Junior League of York are teaming up for their annual spring dress sale at the former DEB store in West Manchester Mall. The sale opened last weekend and will be open again 4-8 p.m. on Feb. 18 and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Feb. 19. Most dresses will be under $50, and customers who bring student IDs will receive a 15 percent discount. Members of the public can donate their lightly used formal wear, accessories, shoes and gowns whenever the sale is open; donations are tax-deductible.

© 2011 by The York Dispatch. With the help of a volunteer chorus line, James Young, a Frank Sinatra impersonator from Lancaster City, sings "New York, New York" at a "Sweet Evening" event hosted by Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for its residents and their families on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. The event also featured finger-food items and a chocolate fountain.

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