Sears'opened in 1928, and this store - its second - would serve as its longtime downtown home. Sears would operate at two other locations in its 90-year run in York.

Continue Reading Sears in York County, Pa: How it influenced a community

After returning from WWII, Earl Shaffer struggled with depression. He found solace hiking, becoming the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Continue Reading A soldier’s escape: Healing PTSD in nature

Construction scars on Highpoint are still visible, reminders that big challenges – preservation of York County’s sense of place – often demand bold actions.

Continue Reading Highpoint: Big challenges demand bold actions

A person peering through those familiar Elmwood pillars in the past 165 years would have seen an evolving York County. This picture shows the Elmwood farmhouse before it was moved in 1905.

Continue Reading Elmwood Mansion: Witnessing constant change

Even though the census data may miss them, many Hispanics farm in York. This urban farm provides fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to inner-city residents.

Continue Reading Urban farming: Thriving agriculture in the city

Joseph Garretson’s Northern York County home is important to the county's Underground Railroad story. It was the site of the first known shooting of a freedom seeker in the county.

Continue Reading Rural Newberry Township: Freedom seeker shot at Underground Railroad station

Grassroots organizations like NENA gain momentum because they are directly connected with the people.

Continue Reading For 25 years, NENA’s grassroots work has strengthened York’s neighborhoods

Leaders have emerged from the Parkway Homes and other public and affordable housing in York County for years. Retired WGAL anchor Ron Martin is one of the achievers who grew up in Parkway.

Continue Reading Parkway Homes: Despite hardships, generations of leaders have emerged

This building, York's Bond building, has seen many uses. But in a little over a week in April 1970, this East King Street building hosted an event that would influence York for decades.

Continue Reading Bond building: When badly needed, York shone here

With more and more development, the importance for land preservation and agriculture is on the rise.

Continue Reading 95 acres in Dover: Land ethics in play on this farm