Neighbors of Our York

Each one of us is a character who contributes to York’s narrative. Maybe it’s the retiree who sweeps his stoop, the mail carrier who prims your potted plants or the man who plows the snowy street each winter. We pass them by, often unnoticed, missing out on York’s most important stories of all. These are our stories. This is our York.

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Each one of us is a character who contributes to York’s narrative. Maybe it’s the retiree who sweeps his stoop, the mail carrier who prims your potted plants or the man who plows the snowy street each winter. We pass them by, often unnoticed, missing out on York’s most important stories of all. These are our stories. This is our York.

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York Eats: Mini-Gyros at The First Post

Phil Frigm: A Marine’s path

Bob Davis: A surgeon’s story

Mike Ulrich: York’s Santa Claus

Tom Koons: Running for his children

Joan and Ronald Bennett: 50 years of laughs and love

Maria Molina: Viviendo para servir (Living to serve)

George Rumsey: Still driving the bus

Jill Fritz: Marching through the years

Jim Lewin: A lifetime love of books

Tony Myers: Changing the firefighter culture

Kris Pollick: Humbly helping the hungry

Jeff Stabley: Drumming up support

Sheila Kimani: Dreaming of citizenship

Nate Rivera: A bridge for Latinos

Todd McFadden: Becoming a cop at age 45

Tabitha Phillips: Becoming a self-sustaining farmer

Shaniece Holmes-Brown: Finding her voice

Shane Coolbaugh: Finding himself, sober

Elijah Lowe: Turning his past into future change

Dan Hoff: A teacher of firefighters

Jeff Kirkland: Preserving York’s black history

José Santiago: Treating everyone like family

Kim Duffy: Helping children heal

Marakay Rogers: Sticking up to bullies

Chris Dempwolf: Fixing bikes and building community

Luz Marrero: Escaping through art

Martin Fedorko: Seeing York as a small-scale Pittsburgh

Rowan Dennis: Running her way to recovery

Cindy and Jonathan Strawbridge: Changing hearts

Lloyd Fernandez: A bridge for his community

Dony Jay Harbaugh: Writing what he knows

Sam Fullam: Helping others to heal herself

Ty Demmitt: Joining the movement

Catalina Ruiz: A better life, one step at a time

Andy Rawicz: Remembering his ride to Auschwitz

Christian Wagman: Reviving Penn Market

Lindsey Dohm: Sowing the seeds of community

Mike Smith: Drumming up discipline

Lou Rivera: Helping York’s Latinos rise

Sara Shaw: Sprinkling humor through life

Detective Prince: A nose for police work – and people

Mackenzie Moody: Young women can be heroes, too

Carla Christopher: Fostering a heart for York

Sharee McFadden: A greater purpose

John Beck: York’s ‘free hugs guy’

Richard Halpin: Life of a firefighter

Vernon Fulp: Saved by music

Bree Wilson: ‘I will not sit idly by’

Mary Malott: Sharing blessings

Elizabeth Richard: “You can’t help but care”

Erica Martinez: A voice to the hungry

Joel Folkemer: ‘Something brought me back’

Bruce Manns: Growing an urban farm

Torry Tyler-Bragg: Healing through spirituality

Jon Spencer: Not just a job

Ross Falzone: York restaurant pioneer

Fred Lucas: Breaking the barrier

Madeline Mirasol: Mentally stronger

Ron and Margie: Roadside retirement

Jerry Stroble: Nothing else he’d rather do

Susan Craver: Crafting colorful keepsakes

Ace Garcia: Directing his own life

Javier Cotal: Finding his voice

George Ripley: Detective and magician