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0 6 H o l y H o u n d t a p r o o m – Lapping up the love 0 8 E s a a n T h a i R e s t a u r a n t – Simply fabulous 10 t h e Y o r k t o w n e H o t e l – Renaissance of tradition 1 2 CGA L aw – Providing sustenance 14 C o d o C o n d o – Style meets substance 16 V i c t o r ’ s I t a l i a n R e s t a u r a n t – House blend

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susanne cerha Art Director Creative Designer silo-design.com

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ON THE CO V ER

Taking it to the top: Musician and music educator Don Carn with his first love, the violin, atop the landmark Yorktowne Hotel. Looking over (and out for) his beloved York with clear vision and electric spirit.

charles meier Creative Director Director of Photography photoduo.com

2 0 N u t s A b o u t G r a n o l a – Fresh ambition 2 2 IDEA T r e e – Old-school, new tools 2 4 T h i n k L o u d d e v e l o p m e n t LLC – A lasting impression 2 6 LSC D e s i g n – Committed to the creative 2 8 W o m e n ’ s H e a l t h c a r e g r o u p – Living your best life 3 0 U n i t e d F i b e r & D a t a – Faster than the speed of light 3 2 W h i t e R o s e r e s t a u r a n t – A family affair 3 4 K i m m a n ’ s F o r G i f t s | T h e Wa t c h m a k e r ’ s D a u g h t e r 3 6 A r t h u r & D a u g h t e r s | S w e e t M e l i s s a’ s D r e a m 3 8 Ev o l u t i o n P o w e r Y o g a – Empowered to inspire, inspired to empower 4 0 s t a r r y n i g h t – Starscope 4 2 K i n s l e y C o n s t r u c t i o n – Gold standard

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F E ATU R E

The inspired teaching of Donald Carn

the inspir ed teaching of

Donald Carn


C C Don Carn is a cool guy – like the jazz music he plays, there is an impetuosity and sense of fun about him. Like the classical music that inspires and feeds him, he possesses intelligence and an enduring spirit. These qualities, along with natural humility, combine to make him an outstanding teacher of music. “Music is one of those things that people take for granted. It is rare to see or hear of anyone that doesn’t like some type of music. Imagine a world without music and the effect it would have on our lives!”

Fortunately for York City kids, they don’t have to imagine such a place, because Don is holding the door open to the magical realm of music. Native to York, Don is a man with a plan. A plan to inspire any child he works with to go to college, to grow into excellence with music, to understand the bigness of the world and the opportunities that lie within it. But first, it’s just about getting kids to practice!

“I understand how it is. A lot of these kids have big challenges. I tell them, don’t let the art go. As a musician, as an artist, the hard times will help you create something amazing. I enable them to keep at it.” Don teaches strings in the York City school district and also private lessons. He loves to transcribe popular music – writing out scores by hand – into arrangements for strings. It’s a way for kids, and audiences, to connect more directly to classical instruments. And Don is all about connection. For himself, as a longtime gigging musician as well as a teacher, he understands the power of music to create deep friendships. His time spent on the road with his own jazz band, Extremity, brought him through highs and lows of life back to his community in York. And while he loves performing, teaching is a passion that feeds his soul. “I really enjoy teaching young people and watching them grow. Music is one of the few disciplines where a teacher can watch progress almost on a daily basis. Few teachers have that luxury and reinforcement. It is quite a feeling. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!”

Give back

Don’s first private student was Patrick Dahlheimer and his brother. Chad Taylor and Chad Gracey were also students; Don taught, mentored, and encouraged “the guys” who later formed the band Live. “I’ve never seen a group of guys like that ever. That talented, that smart, and they came back to York to take care of York. They didn’t have to do that. I really appreciate that.” Don’s giving, giving back.

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Holy Hound Taproom

The good life is available on a daily basis at the Holy Hound. Simple pleasures, like an extraordinary selection of craft beers, and easy, friendly company are always on tap. A spirit of independence and individuality describes the craft brewer and enthusiast. At the Holy Hound, Scott Eden has created an atmosphere in which people – and dogs, in the summer months – can relax and be themselves. In the best tradition of the “local,” Holy Hound offers a meeting place to both celebrate and commiserate over life’s ups and downs. The name Holy Hound came

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from a source close to home – Scott’s two Vizslas, a big part of his family. For Scott, the connection between dogs and beer is obvious. “Of course, they are both fun. But more than that, dogs love you unconditionally, and you can unconditionally love beer: it will taste good no matter how you feel.” Dogs remind us that life can be uncomplicated, and meant to be enjoyed. A well-savored pint of good beer can do that too. So grab a pew, or belly up to the bar, Vizsla style, and lap up your brew of choice (mustache optional, but also fun!)

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Good dog, Good Beer

Old gal Eva stands up for craft beer.


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Holy Hound 57 West Market Street 717-855-2410 holyhoundtaproom.com

H o ly H o u n d p o s t e r b o Y

The Victor amongst his spoils.

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Esaan Thai Restaurant

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fabulous Esaan Thai Restaurant 30 North Beaver Street 717-718-9300 esaanofpa.com

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Ja i De l p

In the pink with housemade gelato

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The best things in life are often the simplest, a guiding principle in the Esaan kitchen. Jai Delp stays true to her native Thai roots by staying true to her philosophy that food should be fresh, simple, with authentic ingredients and nothing artificial. “Jai has to be true to her food, so we have the special ingredients flown in to have the most authentic Thai food around,” says Sam Delp, the other half of the Esaan

Esaan Thai Restaurant

team. Genuine Thai products and homemade sauces are combined with locally sourced ingredients, offering a palatetempting menu of seasonal exotic dishes that are also versatile. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free needs are all easily accommodated without any sacrifice of flavor. True also to the Delps’ life of travel, Esaan presents diners with another international treat: fantastic house made gelato. Italian

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meets Thai? “Why not?” laughs Jai. “When people get up to choose their flavor, they become like little kids again, giggling. It’s fun. Esaan is a place where people can be themselves, and our food reflects that.” Comforting, straightforward dishes, made with pleasure to be consumed with delight. A welcoming atmosphere that blends the local with the exotic. Easy, delicious, simply fabulous! 2013

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The Yorktowne Hotel

Renaissance of

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Three for Tea

Karon, Amanda, and Lydia delight in a new Yorktowne tradition

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Tradition


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The Yorktowne Hotel

The Yorktowne Hotel embodies the term renaissance. From the stunning Renaissance Revival architectural style to the classic, sophisticated, and diverse quality of its hospitality offerings, the Yorktowne is the place to create special memories, revitalize a treasured occasion, or honor relationships. Since 1925, the Yorktowne has been meeting the evolving needs of the York community, and in March of 2013, a new service began at the hotel’s refined Commonwealth Room.

Afternoon Tea will be served on Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, offering an authentic and fun take on a cherished tradition. Perfect for a special family outing, as a precursor to an afternoon of cards (bring them along!), or as a luscious treat for friends, the Afternoon Tea is a unique experience in York. Fine china and quality loose-leaf teas accompany an elegant presentation of tea sandwiches, housemade pastries, and breads and scones.

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Tea is experiencing its own renaissance, while at the same time remaining deeply traditional. The Afternoon Tea is designed to celebrate this revival, by providing a time-honored experience with fresh, varying menu interpretations of beloved teatime favorites. Relax into the renewing ritual of taking tea, letting the Yorktowne pamper you with graciousness and ease.

FIND US HERE

The Yorktowne Hotel 48 East Market Street 800-233-9324 yorktowne.com

Afternoon Tea

Served on Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm

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CGA Law Firm

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Life is not always predictable. Finding answers to the difficult questions is not always easy. We all can find ourselves in need of the support of others, and giving and receiving this support creates the web of human connection that forms and sustains community.

CGA is pledged to serving the York community. With many attorneys recognized for their outstanding human service, CGA is a firm that provides legal aid and sustenance for individuals facing challenging times. Pro bono work is an important component of the overall picture of the

firm’s community service. “Before I went to law school, a practicing attorney here in York said, ‘What I really do is solve problems for people’,” shares Mieke Driscoll, Associate at CGA . “I had never thought of the law in that way, and I think those words confirmed my drive and desire to go

M i e k e Dr i s c ol l | A s s o c i at e

L a r ry You ng | Sh a r ehol der

Craig Sharnetzka | Shareholder

“The notion that I can help to solve problems inspires

An inspiration to his fellow attorneys and to York,

“I’m inspired to be an advocate for those in my

me. I also see my role as a way to empower clients.”

Larry has a deep commitment to pro bono work.

community who need assistance.” Recognized by the

Mieke inspires York with her commitment to

Outstanding Member of the York County Bar,

York County Bar for his pro bono work, Craig keeps his

community service and local non-profits. Fueled by

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – give this man an apple!

strength up with community involvement and veggies.

greens to run, cycle, and be a mom.

j u i c e Under One Sun

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APPLES Hartman’s Fruit Farm

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CGA Law Firm

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Sustenance FIND US HERE

to law school. I find that often clients need the access, tools and resources that I can provide and we work as a team to resolve issues together.” CGA believes “that our lawyers bear service obligations to their profession, to the

local community and to society at large. We provide our pro bono clients with the same commitment and diligence we show for our traditional clients.”

Sustenance for the long road.

CGA Law Firm 135 North George Street | 717-848-4900 | cgalaw.com

Glenn Smith | Shareholder

T i m o t h y D . N o r t o n II | A s s o c i a t e

M a r i s a B u t t on | A s s o c i at e

Inspired by his grandfather, Glenn made the shift

Recognized for service since his law school days, Tim

Inspired by the opportunity to help people resolve difficult

from the financial world to law. Fueled by a bit of

is an excellent navigator of employment and health

situations, and her fellow “smart, strong and savvy

coffee and cinnamon buns, Glenn is active in York as

care law, swimming pools, and family life. Sustained by

women professionals in York!” Inspiring to immigrants,

a father, rugby player, and through local non-profits.

community service and the occasional ice cream cone!

whom she specializes in helping. A literal “light” to her community, Marisa enjoys the lightness of cotton candy.

C o f f e e +Pa r i s B u n Copper Crust Company

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I c e C r e a m Bair’s Fried Chicken

C o t t o n C a n d y Little Sister’s Kitchen Confections

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Codo Condo

Style Meets Substance FIND US HERE

717-699-229 | codoyork.com


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It may be true that home is where the heart is, and, it’s also cool to have your home be a fusion of modern convenience and historic charm, coupled with direct access to culture, fabulous eats, and a hip downtown scene. Add in an option for green-building feel-good factor and you’ve got a winning combination. Codo residences are available in two locations: 28 and 241 N. George Street. Living spaces at LEED ® certified Codo 28 combine the best of the original historic features of the building – huge windows, brickwork – with

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Codo Condo

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modern, sustainable options in flooring, wall treatments, and amenities. Codo 241 boasts incredible design fused with quality construction. Both buildings offer living opportunities with substance and style. Apartments are available in many configurations and perfect for individuals, families, couples, or roommates. Anchored in central York, Codo offers the heart the hippest, freshest, home around.

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Victor’s Italian Restaurant

Victor’s, or ‘Vix’ as it has come to be called, is the embodiment of revitalization. Whether you look to the building itself – a church with quite a colorful history – to the menus, décor, drinks – tableside Absinthe service, rotating craft beers, homemade bitters and designer cocktails – or the Executive Chef, George Sheffer – who began as a dishwasher and returned to be the culinary leader – Vix is a showcase of the old made new, offering a local neighborhood feel combined with intimate urbanity. Purchased in 2007 by Ann Marie & Sam Yost and Marie & Mark Sindicich, the renewed Victor’s is the product of foodie enthusiasm, commitment to a vision, and plain old hard work.

House Blend

One part neighborhood tradition One part urban hipness Two parts commitment to fine food and drink Two parts love Jazz twist

C omb i n e . Shake v i g orou s ly. Serve . E n j o y !

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Ph e nom e na l F ron t of House

Manager Zachary St. John realizes the importance of great wine, and brings his fine dining expertise to our cozy, casual neighborhood restaurant.

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FIND US HERE

Victor’s Italian Restaurant 554 Ogontz Street 717-854-7958 victorsofyork.com

Chef George

Making magic, one dish at a time

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“What an incredible experience it is to do a good thing and see it come to fruition. We’ve worked so hard to get here,” says Ann Marie. Marie echoes the feeling: “You love something because you care for it and you nurture it. That is how I feel about Victor’s.” And the love is evident, in the casual, welcoming atmosphere of the bar or the elegance of the dining room. Travelers and regulars alike find their comfort. “It’s just that kind of a place where people hang out and before you know it, they are making friends.” Victor’s special house blend: fresh, innovative, with hints of jazz and just the right notes of tradition.

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Homesteading, York City Style

style There’s homesteading, á la Little House on the Prairie, and then there is homesteading, á la Sign of the Wagon. While both do involve wagons, courage, and creativity, the artists’ homestead at 154 East Philadelphia Street in York is more than a home. The 1904 Victorian building is also a community arts outpost, the present-day collaboration of musicians Pete Richards and Lindsey Keeney that includes a gallery, living space, concert venue and recording studio.

Homesteading Homesteading V i n t a g e V i n y l Lindsey peruses the homestead’s collection of musical artifacts

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“A big part of us moving into this house was the Artist Homestead Program. It provided a forgivable loan to help artists buy a home, under the condition that the space be open to the public at times. This is one motivator for doing what we do,” Pete acknowledges. The house is perfect for such a project, located near the central core of York and comprising three stories and a basement. Pete and Lindsey open the first floor as a gallery for Lindsey’s paintings and other featured artists on First Friday, a York downtown tradition. And, when the gallery scene rolls up at 9pm, the after party gets started with live music from local musicians and traveling artists, and their own band, Free Breakfast.

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Whistling up a tune

Pete strummin’ on his old dobro

Free Breakfast is a bit of a local institution, playing every Monday night at the First Cap, and Sign of the Wagon has hosted the First Friday gigs without fail since 2009, in addition to smaller house concerts. Romances have kindled and blossomed under their roof, and many a traveling band has found a gig, space to crash, and often, a free breakfast. Pete and Lindsey love their York City life and the venue they have created. “I love watching York suddenly grow,” says Lindsey, who grew up here. “People are excited about music and art, and enthusiastic about doing interesting things.” Pete concurs: “There is so much positive energy. York has created an environment that is more like promote your friend rather than compete with them. The arts are really community-based here.” In York City’s burgeoning creative scene, Sign of the Wagon is a sign of the times.

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Nuts About Granola

York has a rich history of industry and innovation, so it comes as no surprise to see young, hometown entrepreneurship rising up through the ranks. Days of heavy manufacturing may be waning, but what is waxing is the fresh, healthy ambition of businesswomen like Sarah Lanphier and her company, Nuts About Granola. Sarah is no stranger to discipline. As an accomplished triathlete, she knows about logging miles, facing failure, and celebrating success. All principles, in fact, that one can apply to running a small – but growing – company. “Athletics taught me how to set goals, not achieve them, and re-evaluate to something more realistic to attain success. With training you go through intense cycles; I know how to work hard.” Nuts About Granola is committed to the local community. Sarah insists on the highest quality products possible: organics, local sweeteners, and US sourced ingredients. The company is invested in York, sponsoring local athletics and programs for kids. “The outlook and growth model of the company is to be solid in the area to eventually create more jobs and be a feature of the York community. We’re not merely focused on fast growth. Nuts will always be a locally oriented brand, no matter how big we become.” A taste of success we can all enjoy!

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Nuts About Granola

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Left to right

Kenny, Sarah, Sarah, Gayle FIND US HERE

Nuts About Granola 46 West Philadelphia Street 717-814-9648 nutsaboutgranola.com

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Ja m i e M i t c h e l l - Op e r at ions C o or di nat or

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Old-School, New Tools | York, Pennsylvania

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With equal parts brilliance, fearlessness, and punk-nerd wit, Wyatt McGuire and Nate Hess have created the app business in York. With an office full of Legos, bean bags, Play-Doh and the occasional three-legged dog, the question “are these guys serious?” may well arise. And the answer is yes, serious, very, about what they do – and, yes, creative and having fun while doing it. And what, exactly, does the crew at Idea Tree get up to? “We create data stuff. We are an app shop. We are builders. You have builders who build houses, cars; we build apps. We can build an app for anything.” Idea Tree is employee-centered and driven by the ethos of the tech industry. “Fail faster,” meaning a fearless determination to create, succeed, fail, learn, keep going. They are in position to lead the tech industry in York, and committed to stay. “We’ve been in York for some hard times. You put your head down and walk forward. We stay because of our amazing clients, and because the city is on the verge of doing great things.” Self-styled as “old-school nerds,” Wyatt & Co. create new tools for the evolving needs of business. What a great idea. FIND US HERE

Idea Tree 34A West Clarke Avenue 717-505-8510 idea-tree.net

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ThinkLoud Development, LLC

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A L A S T I NG IMPRESSION Eye on the Prize

CEO Bill Hynes and President David Taylor looking out for their projects

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ThinkLoud Development, LLC

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ThinkLoud is a company inspired by the love of doing business. The satisfaction of creating a container, through its building and development projects, for others to thrive, grow, work and live strong, and be safe.

ssions For TLD CEO/Founder Bill Hynes, the world of business is a place in which he’s always seen himself. From a young age he knew what he wanted, and has utilized his discernment and sense of purpose to co-create a company he can believe in. “If you wake up and you have fun with what you are doing, it’s not work. That’s how I feel. At ThinkLoud, we enjoy bringing something back to life that will endure. Our buildings will be helping people long after we’re gone.” ThinkLoud strives to recognize what is needed, and respond to that need. ThinkLoud is fueled by creativity, hard work, and a desire to invest in communities that require help. ThinkLoud is driven by a vision of success for their clients that extends beyond material well-being. Bill gives voice to that vision: “Success is when you do something good for yourself and your family. For us, development is about supporting community.” ThinkLoud: making a lasting impression on York and Central Pennsylvania. FIND US HERE

ThinkLoud Development, LLC facebook.com/ thinkloudPA

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LSC Design is creating the ‘built’ future of York. Through the inspired efforts of a diverse team of architects, engineers, and support staff, LSC is on the leading edge of green building and excellence in restoration, which often go hand in hand. “York is still small, though an increasingly creative hub,” says CEO Rob Kinsley. “We have managed to grow and maintain a truly passionate and committed staff. Let them tell you why.” LSC creatives speak for themselves:

FIND US HERE

LSC Design | Architects | Engineers 1110 East Princess Street | 717-845-8383 | lscdesign.com

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Committed to the A da m E . S au e r s,

J a m e s G . Wa g n e r ,

P r o p o s a l C o o r d i nat o r /

A r c h i t e c t u r a l S e n i o r BIM T e c h n i c i a n

A r c h i t e c t u r a l BIM T e c h n i c i a n

Kristen R. Segasser,

Gr aphic Designer

No one gets left out at LSC Design. Every member of the staff is treated

I am inspired by the fact that architecture can add so

I am inspired by the people I work with, and the

with respect and everyone’s opinion is valued. We have a unique group of

much beauty to our environment and that it serves such

enthusiasm displayed. Everything is a team effort;

professionals that not only likes to work hard but play hard as well. I have

a basic need but is always evolving. I think few other

doing a good job is easy when you have talented

a renewed passion for my profession since joining the staff at LSC and I’m

professions have such a profound effect on our everyday

people beside you! York is on the upswing with a lot of

excited about the future here.

lives. I love that LSC is locally focused. Our new office,

revitalization and growth happening downtown, and I

among other projects, has been such a wonderful

am excited that we can be a part of it.

opportunity to breathe new life into the downtown area of York. There’s a lot of history here, but also so much

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D a n i e l B . C r e e p,

Senior Architectural Designer

a s s i s ta n t P r o j e c t M a nag e r

A da m R. Ker r,

Architectural Studio Head

I’m inspired by people who resurrect things and

Our fast-paced project schedules keep me driven. I always love challenges and

The ability to work with a client in the beginning

transform them into something different and good. An

like to look at what I have learned and where I can improve. I enjoy working

stages, be involved through construction, and see

enormous fringe benefit of my profession is that I get to

with clients to help them put their ideas on paper and seeing a project evolve

the building being used gives me daily reward. Each

meet interesting, sometimes eccentric people; and then

from schematic design to construction. LSC has a friendly work environment

specific design needs to meet the client’s intent. If we

learn all about them and what they do, so we can try to

and I have the opportunity to be a part of a wide variety of projects .

have achieved that by working hard for them over the

give them the best space in which to do it. I get to work

course of the project, I get extreme enjoyment in that

with people who make things well… we are fortunate to

process. At LSC we work hard, meet deadlines, but also

have such a pool of talented craftsmen, locally.

have fun doing it!

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life FIND US HERE

Women’s Healthcare Group 1693 South Queen Street 717-845-1621 thewhcg.com


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Individual, empowered, educated, unique.

A modern woman’s life is her own, and more than ever women are making discerning and informed choices about their bodies and their healthcare. A woman looks for competence, comprehensive options, and also for flexibility and forward thinking. And perhaps more than anything, a woman looks for connection, and an opportunity to share her concerns with someone she trusts. The Women’s Healthcare Group is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of women. Established in tradition, yet progressively leading women’s health care, WHCG is committed to fostering human-to-human connections supported by technology, a full spectrum of services, and quality facilities. Independent from corporate medicine, WHCG “strives to operate as a private  practice; friendly, respectful and still excited about the practice of obstetrics and gynecology!”

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WHCG combines excellence in care with an understanding of the very sensitive and wondrous realms of the body. Where both practitioners and patients are seen as human beings: people desiring to do their best work, live their best lives. Health care that empowers, educates… respects each woman as an individual, no matter her age, and endeavors to answer each unique need. yr k spring

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United Fiber & Data

SELENA MAREE SPARKS

Faster Director of Marketing

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than the speed of

THOMAS J . V ITO

Vice President of Sales

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The fundamental point of human relating is the willingness and ability to connect. Individuals exchanging ideas, time, and energy leads to families, communities, businesses, and eventually, governments doing the same. Technology provides the gateway through which human beings can connect in any way they choose – from the briefest hello to the most profound communication of support. For technology to be the extraordinary pathway it is, the infrastructure must be in place to support it. Enter United Fiber & Data (UFD), York’s newest technology company, intent on building a fiber-optic network and data centers to propel Pennsylvania into the global arena of tech readiness and connectivity. UFD isn’t an anonymous corporate giant, however. The team is focused on social entrepreneurship as well as playing big. UFD was formed to facilitate progress, business, and growth for the central PA economy. And, it was founded with the belief that information and education are essential to the improvement and awareness of the human condition. United Fiber & Data is a company with a mission to succeed: facilitating a web of relationships throughout the world.


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“Awareness is this giant bright light of hope, and it starts with access to information through technology. With the speed of light, a fiber-optic cable can deliver news and information throughout the world. It can connect our health care professionals with their patients; our government with its people;

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and our educators with their students.”

United Fiber & Data 210 York Street Suite 200 888-255-5244 unitedfd.com

C h a d T a y l o r o f LI V E , UFD , a n d T h i n k L o u d

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White Rose Bar & Grill

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White Rose Bar & Grill 48 North Beaver Street 717-848-5369 whiterosebarandgrill.com

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In the global age, jobs, people, and communities are mobile and often transient. The advantages of this are many, but often what is lost is a sense of home, family, and local connection. The White Rose Bar & Grill is a place for long-time York residents and visitors alike to meet and eat, with a sense of comfort and place that is created by consistency of food, spirit, and staff.

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York locals. “Staff is so important to me; it makes me proud to employ 80-85 people. Many of my employees have been with us for years, they are like family – the restaurant is a family.” York is a city that is grounded in relationships and a proud sense of history and community. The White Rose has been a part of that for eight decades. Started by Sibol’s grandparents and continuing to employ his children as well as a loyal staff – some for as long as 20 years – the White Rose, in the broadest sense, is truly a family affair.


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Kim Bowman and Mitch Markel, who between them have worked 33 years at the White Rose. “Tom has made my life and my family’s life a success – I’m thankful,” shares Mitch.

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The Heart of Business: Downtown Entrepreneurial Spirit

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The Waychmaker’s Daughter 22 North Beaver Street 717-848-1066 watchmakersdaughter.net

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The Watchmaker’s Eclectic, traditional, modern, timely Daughter

The beautiful wares at Watchmaker’s Daughter tempt fashionistas of any stripe. The store offers traditional services and superlative shopping, and is a team effort of Karen Reiss Straub and her father. Karen is a third generation jeweler and native of York, happy to serve her creative passion and her community.

“I’m proud that I have been able to keep my family’s business thriving and growing while creating my own image that allows my creativity to show through. I feel like the downtown is a family or home to me. There is a real energy and new excitement brewing in our community.”

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Kimman’s For Gifts 57 North Beaver Street 717-854-0440 kimmans.com

Caroline Morris has created a great atmosphere for shoppers and staff alike. A world-sourced mix of interesting gifts offer practicality and delight. Since 2004 Kimman’s has been an integral part of downtown York. Known to fellow Beaver St. businesswomen as “big sister Caroline,” she anchors the street with her warmth and business acumen. “I made a decision early to do my part in making my “corner” the best it could be and if I could lend a hand to someone else, I would do so to the best of my ability.  Change is everywhere. We have lots of fun on this street!” 

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The Heart of Business: Downtown Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Sweet Melissa’s Dream 51 North Beaver Street 717-854-2608 sweetmelissasdream.com

Sweet Unique, free-spirited, hip, happy

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The selection at Sweet Melissa’s is versatile and fun, and offers a wide spectrum of women’s clothing tucked into an intimate, colorful storefront. Melissa Grove is a long time downtown artist and retail entrepreneur, and enjoys finding great items for her loyal customers. Her focus is fair-trade, feel-good, and cute! “I love to work with customers, reminding women that they are goddesses. We are all beautiful! That’s how we like to roll. You are worth something in this world! It is an honor to have my shop in central York; all of downtown is filled with amazing people who make things happen.”


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Hilary Arthur has a nose for fashion, and she knows how to spot vintage gems that want to be worn! Pieces from emerging designers rub elbows with designer consignment, offering local style divas a place to discover unique treasures. Hilary loves clothing and style, and her downtown York location. “A big connection among the four of us is a commitment to the downtown, to seeing things grow and develop, and wanting to bring people to York’s center. We all offer something a little different, and are a nice complement to each other. We are a community of businesswomen supportive of one another.”

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Arthur & Daughters

York, Pennsylvania

Fresh, Fabulous, Vintage, Vibrant

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Arthur & Daughters 49 North Beaver Street 888-414-7824 arthuranddaughters.com

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Evolution Power Yoga

Yoga: to yoke, join, or unite The teachers at Evolution Power Yoga are an inspiration to their students and to each other. For Lisa, Suzi, and Sarah, the practice of yoga unites body, mind, and spirit, yielding results that transcend the more obvious gifts of flexibility and strength. As teachers of students and new teachers, each see first hand how the light of yoga is joined to the light of each practitioner on their path to greater ease and self-awareness. As the name implies, Evolution Power Yoga invites and inspires the greatest empowerment and evolution for their community and students. The result? Individuals who take an expanded sense of well-being out into the world – to do today what was not possible yesterday. And that is good for every-Body.

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Evolution Power Yoga 2093 Springwood Road 717-699-2000 evolutionpoweryoga.com

Sarah Gingrich Suzi Hendler Yoga Instructor, Teacher Trainer, former hula dancer and

Yoga Instructor, General Manager, consummate party planner

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Trainer, mother of three amazing girls

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“For me in my practice, yoga is never the same thing twice. It’s

“People often come to yoga stiff and rigid in body and in their

connection and self-awareness. As a teacher, there is

like life. Always taking a new challenge. No matter where you

thinking. It inspires me to see how when their bodies begin to melt

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and move, their attitudes begin to shift as well. And it changes their

been lit up inside by yoga; helping them find the way to light up

yoga for every-Body. That’s what we do at EPY.”

life. I can imagine people as greater than they perceive themselves;

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starry night starscope B y V e lv e t

Greetings fellow travelers! In the next quarter, we are all being invited to vertiginous thresholds of our emotional comfort zones: The opportunity here is to responsibly manage ourselves and face our fears like the adults we are. And, we are still in an initiation time for human consciousness, so we are quite possibly going to be feeling a large-ish gap between the old regime and the emerging ways we all get down to the business of living. We can’t knock the ball out of the park unless we step up to the plate. Batter up! Aries

03.21: 04.20 My dear, this new identity you are forming is so stimulating – especially to others, though you may be realizing that the world’s perception of you isn’t accurate anymore. It seems you have much news to share about the nature of being alive in the world. Learning possibilities are endless; your biggest problem is choosing a direction. If you’ve been paying attention to your dreams and spiritual leanings, there is a chance you are feeling better about life and all the change that’s afoot in your psyche. You must learn to play well with others this quarter, or find yourself wandering the moors alone. See above for general invitations to emote responsibly. Tau ru s

04.21 : 05.20 Enough with the unusual dreams, suppressed energy, and general feeling of being in a cold shower. The next three months sees you getting a bit of a boost in self-esteem and possibly finances. Choices of how to make money are upon you; this may feel a little over-stimulating so for

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heaven’s sake just choose! The payoff for your continued emotional fortitude is inspired flow between your relationships and your contribution to the collective. You may find deep revelations taking place in your relational world; if others are disappointing or even failing you, remember, you always have yourself. And if you are failing yourself, ask someone else for help. Your dance right now is between self-reliance and intimacy and trust. Do allow yourself some retreat time when you need it; while grazing quietly on your own you may receive life-changing inspirations. ­G e m i n i

05.21 : 06.20 Okay kittens, you simply must take care of yourselves this quarter. There is an incredible amount going on in your world, still, yes, I know, but I insist you take some time out for reflection and rest. The grind of getting through the day may be getting you down. What is needed are deeply rejuvenating practices of self-care. And do you think, dear one, that you could ask for some help? The Cosmos is putting some unique personalities at your disposal: Make the most of them. The truth is, you must

take some time out to feel your feelings, not just act on them. You, too, are here to be of service to your fellow siblings: animal, vegetable, and mineral. Connecting with your heart (not just your shiny mind) is good for the planet and for you. Cancer

06.21 : 07.22 Time to get out of your sweet little shells, Crabs, because there are fantastic opportunities abounding to have an identity make-over. The Universe has issued a call to action, and me thinks that a timely response would serve you well. The realm of creativity and kiddos may feel stuck and/or overwrought; by dealing with the feelings of hopelessness that may arise, you may actually be freeing yourself up for increased communication with the muses. It’s possible that by finding your creative voice, you allow all kinds of juicy into your heart space. There may be more crunches in the relationship arena. Really, you are going to have to let some people go if they can’t get on board with the new you. Don’t hold yourself back out of obligation, and whatever you do, tell the truth.

Leo

07.23 : 08.23 Holy asteroids, Batman, the urge to leave town and blow off domestic stuff just couldn’t be stronger. And yet, Leo darling, you must know by now that a faux-regal denial of your noble heart and its feelings is no-go. This is not a time for the thorn-inthe-paw routine or isolating yourself from those you are closest to. Think of your role models: Aslan, Mufasa… what would they do, given your current energy levels (low) and presenting issues? Actually, the time is totally now to rebuild your personal truth system via feeling your feelings and merging with whatever Divine concept inspires you. Insight is coming in the work realm… wait for it… and when it does, don’t waste time on time past, just seize the day. Virgo

08.24 : 09.22 Lovie, those inspirational friendships you are forming, however maddening in their mushiness, are absolutely fabulous for inspiring the feeling side of your stupendous analytical brain. And, those self-help books that you are reading could be of


tremendous use. And may I suggest tarot readings, astrology, and helpful psychics? Your world arena is expanding as you respond to the Universe’s call to take life a little less seriously on the career front. Yes, yes, use your discernment by all means, but maybe loosen your own leash a bit? It is possible some truths may be coming to light that you would rather not see, yet all information is of potential use – don’t be a tough guy, ask for help if you need it. Ultimately you are being asked to make the Divine your girl/boyfriend, but you have to reach out – got it? Libra

09.23 : 10.23 The time is now to reflect on what you value, and how you feel about yourself. You are going to have new opportunity for revelation in the “I am worthy because…” department such that you can redefine your relationship to relationship in a whole new sexy, shiny way. Don’t let your mother’s voice interfere when you are in the midst of an edgy embrace with passion (either with yourself or another). You decide what floats your boat! In captaining your ship, take responsibility for where you dock it, honey, ‘cause that’s what we be doing here in the grown-up world. Meanwhile, the more you feel into your economic truths, the more inspired you can be about the work you are choosing to do in the world. Though I know you like to think about things, my instruction for you now is: Once more, with feeling. Scorpio

10.23 : 11.21 Creativity is the key to channeling all that emotional material you are confronting into a new and improved relationship with yourself. Your local turf is being redefined; so be it. Know that opportuni-

ties for work and relating will continue to swim by. The issue these days: What are you doing with all that anger, impetuosity, frustration, or pure itchy I-have-to-getthe-heck-out of-this-body-or-I’ll-explode sorts of feelings? I invite you to get a punching bag or a Nerf bat for battering the couch, all the better to be a human being with. Alliances are going to be revealing this quarter; ultimately you get to work on your projections and power bids, and where you give your own power away to preserve some moldy status quo. Be bold, dear Scorpions, but don’t give in to blood lust. This, too, shall pass. S a g i t ta r i u s

11.22 : 12.21 It’s a pretty distracting world out there what with a shiny new person coming into your life every other minute. Some of these relationships might be challenging even for laid back archers, and there could be an exciting but unusual bid for obsessive attachment coming out of your surprised mouth. What ho, this strange behavior? Chalk it up to an atypical sense of insecurity. The time is nigh, dear Sag, to have a personal reckoning with yourself. Put down your bow and quiver, and rest by the Cosmic fire. Communicate your feelings and fears, and let the stars listen. You might fear isolation if you ‘fess up to your less than pretty truths, but nature abhors a vacuum, and if you let some of that old icky stuff out, something noble and inspiring can come in. Meanwhile the home fires are in a pretty confusing state, one moment clear and another diffuse. Old family patterns of relating or outdated spiritual truths may need a scrub down. Again, I know this isn’t your favorite work to do, but every operating system needs an occasional update to be secure.

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My, oh my, but things are heating up on the home front. You’ve got new emotional realities a-go-go, and it isn’t exactly the way your mama raised you. Never mind, when life gives you matches, play with them. I know I don’t have to tell you, dear Capricorn, to be responsible at the same time you are burning the house down. Meanwhile, what is happening out in your social sphere? All kinds of disturbing hi-jinks carefully crafted by the Universe to get your attention. Some of your associations might need to go, and while you’re at it, how about adding a nonviolent communication course to your to-do list? Romance is more likely in mid- to late summer rather than now, though that nextdoor neighbor might harbor a stable, earthy sensuality you’ve overlooked. Bake a pie and designate yourself the welcome wagon.

Dearest, I want you to write an emotionally rich and stunningly compassionate monologue about your gambols in the Meta, and go forth and deliver it on any convenient street corner while your financial house is off riding roller coasters. You might get some folding cash from your pure and humble busking, and this way the rent will get paid. Your impatience with the slowness of society to transform is understandable, but you’ve got to settle in to some kind of a workable routine. Meanwhile, despite your thoughts to the contrary, the Universe does want you to be giving your psychic gifts to the world, and doing so with some authority. Of course, you’ll have to navigate your feelings about that too, but even as you feel you are slip slidin’ away, your new skin is shiny with power and translucent with truth gems. Please, do, let everybody see.

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01.21 : 02.18 Some fame might be forthcoming, O Bearer of Buckets, if you keep up the phenomenal artistic work. Of course then you will have that to deal with, when you’d rather stay home and watch the molecules in the paint dry, calculating their velocity and relativity, but oh well. I’m thinking your work might be taking on a new emotional or psychological depth, and that may well be the tipping point for rising to points skyward. In other news, the subconscious still remains pesky, and you’d rather be tripping in the fascinating realms of your own conscious brain than indulging the shadowy metaphors of your psyche. However! If you delve deeply into that dark and shady realm, may you not find ore of precious value? Look and see. I predict creative genius in even greater amounts and variety if you do.

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People design buildings, engineer bridges and roads. People run machinery, labor with the earth. People create contracts, make contacts, shake hands. At the heart of any business, no matter how complex, are the people. Kinsley Construction recognizes and supports the value of an educated, and productive workforce. As a company, they recognize that their business is only as strong as the individuals behind it. The Kinsley Education Center is an integral

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part of keeping their team skilled and motivated. Offering a four-year carpentry apprenticeship program as well as ongoing skills training for current employees, Kinsley Education Center creates meaningful instruction and growth opportunities in the York community and beyond. Celebrating their 50th year of business, Kinsley Construction manages multifaceted projects in multiple states. Whether in the conference room, at the design table, or on the job site, each project is the creation of a

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human team. Kinsley acknowledges the innate value of each component of that team. “Our mission is to build workforce excellence and encourage career advancement by ‘teaching the standard’ in the construction trades. Our employees are our most important assets; they are our best marketing force and our future.” A company with such commitment to their people: worth its weight in gold.

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