(Randy Flaum — rflaum@yorkdispatch.com)
Volunteer organization aims to clean York City parks

10/23/2014 10:12 PM EDT
People don't throw trash in their own homes, so why should they in the city? That was the nagging question that led Jessica Morales to take matters into her own hands. 
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Hope Street Garden: An outdoor education in York City
10/23/2014 08:32 AM EDT - Two years ago, it was an empty lot. This piece off land, located in York City, is now a classroom, a place for students to learn about urban gardens, reading, writing, math and science. Full Story


Bon-Ton announces Black Friday deals, hours

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. announced Thursday that its stores will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening for its Black Friday weekend sales. Full Story
(Bill Kalina bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)
Northeastern Foundation to flip Mount Wolf home

If HGTV were to create a new show that featured school groups flipping houses, the Northeastern Foundation's upcoming project could be the first in the series. Full Story
Fourth annual Yorktoberfest to feature rare beer, Oktoberfest vibe

In a time of year for beer festivals and chilly weather, Yorktoberfest has changed with the leaves. For starters, the fourth annual beer and wine festival will be held this weekend at the York Fairgrounds instead of Santander Stadium. Full Story


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Pennsylvania Department of Health: Plans in place for unlikely Ebola case

10/24/2014 09:03 AM EDT
A new Ebola protocol in the U.S. means that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has even more plans in place. 
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Dillsburg man reports seeing mountain lion in his neighborhood
10/23/2014 02:27 PM EDT - The big, muscular mammal curled up near a retention pond in a Dillsburg neighborhood didn't draw attention to itself, and Bryan Markley initially assumed it was a fox. Full Story

York County seniors can get free help navigating Medicare
10/22/2014 10:50 PM EDT - For seniors who are unsure about their Medicare coverage options, inaction can be a costly mistake. But the York County Area Agency on Aging's APPRISE program can help. Full Story

Get antique treasures evaluated at Glatfelter Library
10/22/2014 12:59 PM EDT - Collectors and antique lovers will discover a fundraiser designed for them when the Glatfelter Memorial Library in Spring Grove hosts an appraisal clinic on Thursday. Full Story

Red Lion woman to tutor students in Guatemala for two years
10/22/2014 10:47 AM EDT - The necklace Val Ludwig wears is a thin silver chain with a flat pendant, featuring a cutout of the country of Guatemala and the word "hope" stamped below it. Full Story

York County Rail Trail gets $1 million funding boost
10/22/2014 08:18 AM EDT - More than $1 million in grant funding and private donations will pay for significant improvements to the York County Heritage Rail Trail and plans for future extensions. Full Story

York County police, school districts crack down on bus law violators
10/22/2014 08:12 AM EDT - Illegally passing a school bus can cost you dearly. A conviction for doing so will earn you a 60-day driver's license suspension, five points on your driving record and a $250 fine. Full Story

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
Your guide to a memorable Yorktoberfest

For craft beer connoisseurs, beer festivals offer an ideal opportunity to sample new offerings without shelling out the often high cost of limited-availability brews. Full Story
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Lupita Nyong'o seeks Va. slave-trade preservation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — "Twelve Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond's thriving slave-trading center. Full Story