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Check out the next chapters of some of your favorite YRK Magazine stories, and get to know other individuals and businesses shaping the face of York, PA.
Mar 4
Mar 4

8 Emerging Creative Art and Music Venues in York

It’s no secret that artistic talent pumps through the veins of York city, but there may be more to York’s art and music scenes than meets the eye. With new creative art and music venues popping up continually, you might find it hard keeping up with the new additions. Explore the following eight must-see emerging […]

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Mar 4
Mar 4

New Grounds for Community Gatherings

Here’s where award-winning coffee and savory meals satisfy more than our appetites. In addition to filling bellies with hot drinks, signature sandwiches and vegan-friendly treats like Z Wild cookies and homemade mac-n-cheese, New Grounds Roasting Co. has a way of satisfying the soul. The New Grounds Personality From live music to charity events and boxing […]

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Jan 6
Jan 6

Using York’s History to Revitalize Its Future

College courses teach students about history, but rarely does a course allow students to use history to build a revitalized future. This spring, students from York College of Pennsylvania (YCP) will partner with leaders in downtown York and immerse themselves in the work of revitalizing York. YCP’s new Economics of Urban Revitalization course will provide […]

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May 3
May 3

This Sole Is Sweet: The Haines Shoe House

Writer Michael Vyskocil Photographer Eric Forberger Looking at this fantastical creation, you might say a wizard must have been at work here. This house is just that sort of fantasy; Mahlon Haines was just that sort of wizard. An undisputed legend in the late 1940s era of shoes sales, Haines “The Shoe Wizard” never settled for mediocrity, both in business and personal pursuits. While Haines […]

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May 2
May 2

Go Play Outside: Susquehanna Adventures

Writer Michael Vyskocil Photographer Eric Forberger This is your place to get out, get active and get outfitted for summer. Located along the Susquehanna River’s banks in Wrightsville — a 15- to 20-minute drive from downtown York — Shank’s Mare Outfitters is the premier destination for hiking and paddlesports, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Kayaking […]

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May 1
May 1

Achievement Striving: York Partners for Keystone State Games

Writer Michael Vyskocil Photographer Lucia De Giovanni It’s the setting for the pursuit of excellence. Those who journey here have set their own personal goals for success. This summer, their athletic ambitions will star on York County’s stage as athletes unite in the spirit of competition for the 35th Annual Keystone State Games Festival of […]

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May 1
May 1

Local Color: The Rooted Artist Collective

Writer Sefton Eisenhart Photographer Eric Forberger Downtown York’s WeCo neighborhood is becoming the center of a “Made in York” movement that’s getting people talking and getting makers’ creations out of the studio and into the world. This artistic revolution has set down roots in York. Thanks to The Rooted Artist Collective, more than 30 area creatives and the arts in all their array […]

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Dec 4
Dec 4

Pursuing Passion Through Riffs and Rhythms

Thirteen-year-old Marlee Starliper has a way of connecting to the inner core of an instrument. In her hands, she coaxes chords from an instrument she’s cherished since she was 3. When you’re in the presence of a budding guitar prodigy like Marlee, the music itself is but one part of her story. Behind the riffs […]

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Sep 3
Sep 3

YRK & Escape Games $25 Giveaway

Do you have what it takes to travel in time to the ‘70s? What about break free from a precinct? Or better yet, unravel the thought process of Sherlock Holmes to escape his study? Escape Games, located on Philadelphia Street, is just the place to test your logic and brainpower. Grab 4-8 of your friends […]

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Aug 1
Aug 1

Go Play Outside | Shank’s Mare

Going to stores like Dick’s Sporting Good gives you the chance to buy the necessary gear for a trip out on the Susquehanna or the Codorus, but the experience ends as soon as you step out into the car infested parking lot. Instead of settling for a sterile box store and a faraway adventure, make […]

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