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Cultivating community and


business in

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Downtown Comes Alive

Hometown Talent

ta We are coming, Father Abraham, three more to join the ranks. From York’s streets we trod, to our hometown we give our thanks. As we raise the spangled flag in glory and in pride, we shout: “We are coming, Father Abraham, three more from +LIVE+.”

Patrick Dahlheime r

Chad Taylor

Chad Gracey

table of contents able of contents ON THE COVER “The Summer Song” of York: York singer/songwriter Dana Alexandra celebrates the best of summer at the York Revolution’s Sovereign Bank Stadium.

SPECIAL THANKS Cover and “A Summer Girl for All Seasons,” pages 2-3: Dana’s makeup provided by Eliza Davila for MUA, using Make Up For Ever, Cover and “A Summer Girl for All Seasons,” pages 2-3: Dana’s clothing custom designed by Bradley Douglas Jordan of BDJ, White Rose Bar & Grill, pages 30-31: Clothing custom designed by Bradley Douglas Jordan of BDJ.


Feature | Da na A l e x a n d r a A Summer Girl fo r All Sea so ns


Spotlight | A rt h u r & Dau g h t e r s O f Style & Sensibil ity


Spotlight | CGA L aw F i r m Oh Say Ca n Yo u See


Spotlight | K i ns l e y C o ns t ru c t i o n We the Peo ple...


Feature | Ag r i c u lt u r a l a n d i n du s t r i a l M u s e u m O Pio neers o f Yo rk …


Spotlight | CODO Eleva ted Living


Spotlight | H o ly H o u n d ta p r o o m A Da il y Dose o f Ho ps a nd Hits


Spotlight | LSC D e s i g n, i nc . Revival o f a n Industrial Ca thedral


Feature | f i r s t F r i day Destina tio n Downtown: #firstfriday


Spotlight | V i c t o r ' s I ta l i a n R e s tau r a n t With Pa sta & Pall inos


Feature | B r a d l e y D o u g l a s J o r da n Sa rto rial Melting Pot


Spotlight | T h e Wo m e n ' s H e a lt h Ca r e G r o u p Life Mo re Abunda ntl y


Feature | Yo r k C i t y L i v i ng The Paxto n Fa mil y


Spotlight | W h i t e R o s e Ba r & G r i l l Naughty D raws a C rowd


Spotlight | T h e Pa r l i a m e n t Art by the Peo ple, fo r the Peo ple


Star ry Night | S ta r s c o p e Universal Revela tio ns fo r the Summer Sea so n


Spotlight | E vo lu t i o n P ow e r Yo ga Awakening Yo ur Inner Leader

Troy Dean

Creative Director

Kris and John McElligott

Jenna Zelkowski

Photography Team

Lead Designer

KM Photography

Michael Vyskocil (not pictured) Writer

Graphcom Creative

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Dana Alexandra

If the summer season had a song, its melody would be Dana Alexandra. The York songstress lends voice to the season of carefree living in “The Summer Song,” a piece from her 2011 album “Wash Your Mouth Out.”

She’s lived in other locales, but York was the place she chose to come home to in early 2011. Dana signed with Think Loud Entertainment as a full-time artist in early 2013 and is busy working on a new album. “It’s not fluffy at

A Summ for all seasons A true hometown girl at heart, Dana has a way of engaging an audience with a distinctive vocal style that captures the listener’s ear and doesn’t let go.

I’ve got an idea here. Let’s be free to disappear. Sun will lead us down the road. Beach breeze through an open window. – Dana Alexandra, "The Summer Song"

Born and raised in York County, Dana’s storied career in the music industry has taken her from Boston’s Berklee College of Music to a 32-date tour of colleges and universities across the country.


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all and has an edge with a rawness and realness to it that people will relate to,” she says of her latest work. She points out that her audiences are always top of mind. “It’s a secret language between me and whoever is listening.” But for now, Dana is content to just enjoy the fleeting moments of summer while she can. “I love the peace and quiet falling asleep to crickets and peepers on a summer’s eve. I’m a summer girl, but I love every season, too. danaalexandrasounds dazgirlie14

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S U P ER S TAR S P E C TA C U L AR Hometown girl Dana Alexandra soaks up a summer moment on the field of York Revolution’s Sovereign Bank Stadium.

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& spotlight

Arthur & Daughters

of style


Hilary Arthur is loving the local life! If you don’t spot her at her hip 49 North Beaver Street boutique, Arthur & Daughters, you might meet her out and about on a “style sighting” venture, photographing the fun and the fashionable in Central Pennsylvania for her style blog of the same name. Arthur — whose career in fashion and retail spans 17 years, 14 of those spent in New York City — loves making fashion discoveries, especially when they’re of the local kind. An encounter with Averie Clark, founder of The Bee, a York-based sewing collective that transforms recycled materials into repurposed merchandise, led to a special collaboration. The Bee created a line of little girls’ dresses made from men’s dress shirts exclusively for Arthur & Daughters. “Their whole mission is to ‘upcycle’ and never waste materials. Each dress is completely unique,” says Arthur. A meeting with York resident Andrea Linebaugh brought funky bowties for boys and bowtie dog collars into Arthur & Daughters. And for the makeup mavens, Central Pennsylvania’s Carmina

Cristina brings her line of beautiful cosmetics into Arthur’s boutique. Carmina-Cristina Cosmetics are all natural and are made in the USA. And if it’s unique fashion finds you seek, Arthur & Daughters is the hub for women’s luxury designer consignment and vintage treasures. The shop also showcases new women’s clothing from fresh new American designers whose collections are made in the USA, such as Meredith Banzhoff, Laundrea and the Philadelphiabased lines KRYSI, Lobo Mau and the plus size collection Chinoo. “Our mission is to provide women with high quality and unique pieces because women can find basics anywhere,” says Arthur. The offering at Arthur & Daughters is definitely anything but basic. Head over to the shop and you’ll be sure to make a style discovery of your own. For monthly style inspiration, check out Hilary’s blog at Are overalls making a comeback? Should you invest in gladiator sandals? The blog highlights the fashion and style tips that reflect Hilary’s unique sense of fun, fashion and style found in her downtown York shop!

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Sources: Clothing and Accessories provided by Arthur & Daughters. Far left; On Lysa; KRYSI Jacket ($320), Vintage Beaded Dress ($85), Manolo Blahnik Shoes ($99), Fendi Baguette Handbag ($199), Carmina-Cristina Micro Cranberry lip-color ($18) and Earth Red, lip-liner ($15.50). On Anna: The Bee Black and White Dress, ($35). Above from left to right: On Dana; Vintage Camel Hair Jacket and Pencil Skirt Suit ($200), Arthur & Daughters Collection White Cuff Belt ($40), Manolo Blahnik Shoes ($120), Carmina-Cristina Micro Cranberry lip-color ($18) and Port lip-liner ($15.50). On Trent; Andrea Linebaugh Collection Bowtie ($27). On Deborah; LOBO MAU Dress ($220), Manolo Blahnik Shoes ($99), Carmina-Cristina Starlet lip-color ($18) and Fig lip-liner ($15.50). On MacKenzie: The Bee Grey and White Dress, ($35). On Trent: Andrea Linebaugh Collection Bowtie ($27). On Rufus: Andrea Linebaugh Collection Bowtie Dog Collar ($27). Hairstyling provided by Glenn Coco for Hair. Cosmetics provided by Carmina Cristina using products from the Carmina-Cristina Cosmetics Collection.

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OH Say Can You SEE spotlight

CGA Law Firm

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135 North George Street 717-848-4900



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Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Municipal Law, School Law, Construction Law

Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law

Family Law




Business and Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Business and Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, School Law

... from the rooftop of CGA Law Firm’s downtown office, a city steeped in the constitutional benchmarks of liberty and justice. The foundations of our nation’s history were formed in York, and the foundations for CGA Law Firm are just as solid. Just as Countess, Gilbert and Andrews built the York law firm around the community they grew up and settled to raise their own families, the founders instilled a set of pillars that guide them to this day. The pillars of CGA are firm — built on genuine relationships, service to the community and solid legal advice delivered by a team of legal professionals. “It is this team of attorneys and staff working together that ensures all of our clients’ needs are met,” says attorney Tina H. Fox. Caring for CGA clients, many of their employees have been with them for years. The entire team


Estate Planning and Administration, Litigation, Civil Litigation, Business and Corporate Litigation

places a premium on respect for each individual’s unique needs and life situations. Beyond the office hours, the CGA team is just as connected with each other as they are with their clients. CGA Law Firm is truly a family. In fact, it’s not unusual to find them packing their picnic baskets and partaking in lunches on the rooftop patio. And, when it comes to giving back to the community, “Our clients, families and friends benefit from having wonderful nonprofit organizations providing services for the community. Pooling our resources to help just makes sense. It allows us to come together as a group to assist,” says attorney Michelle Pokrifka. As dedicated to the community as they are for their clients, CGA attorneys live your case like it’s their own. 2013 YR K Sum m e r

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We, the People … spotlight

Kinsley Construction

… are Kinsley Construction’s most valuable assets. The steel workers, the carpenters, the welders, the heavy equipment operators … these are the core of the human resources behind Kinsley Construction, Inc. Founded in 1963 by Robert A. Kinsley, the company put 8|

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down its roots in York County and flourished—rising from a subcontracting firm in the concrete trade to one of the largest full-service construction management firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Far more than rebar and rigging, stone and steel, the story of Kinsley

Construction’s success can be read in the faces of its people— people like Bobby Chenault, division manager for Kinsley Manufacturing, one of seven business units in the company. “We like the big, complicated jobs, along with the small

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S K ILL A N D ST E E L Forging the future of Kinsley Construction

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projects. There’s no job too small,” Chenault says, reflecting that can-do spirit symbolic of the fabric of American ingenuity. Plus, there’s the integrity, reliability and innovation that consistently puts Kinsley Construction at the pinnacle of superior customer experience.

But drill down deeper, though, and you discover the foundation of the company’s prosperity in its 50th year of operations: family. It’s owned by family and supportive of its employee family with continuing trade skills development opportunities through the Kinsley Education Center.

“We believe in investing in ourselves,” says Jon Kinsley, president and chief operating officer. “It is not only what we do, but how we do it, that defines our company and our values. That is why we invest in ourselves.” 2013 YR K Sum m e r


O Pioneers F e at u r e

York County Heritage Trust Agricultural and Industrial Museum

of York… 217 West Princess Street 717-848-1587 YorkCountyHeritageTrust yorkhistory

a must-see stop in the heart of downtown York

What would you do with a 72-ton A-frame ammonia compressor? Ever give thought to what communication was like with a 1930s telephone exchange? These aren’t some random objects pulled out of a history textbook; they’re part of the rich collection that makes up the York County Heritage Trust (YCHT) Agricultural and Industrial Museum. What was once an abandoned printing factory is now headquarters for a thriving, interpretive museum and visitor center celebrating York’s pioneering agricultural and industrial achievements. Over three centuries of locally manufactured farming equipment and steam engines are housed within its walls. Working industrial exhibits feature that cool 72-ton A-frame ammonia compressor (in case you’re wondering, it was used to produce large blocks of ice), three-story gristmill and hydraulic ramp pump, among other objects. Locals, out-of-towners, school groups … doesn’t matter. The Agricultural and Industrial Museum is a must-see stop in the heart of downtown York. And with the museum adjoining York’s rails-to-trails line, it’s the gateway connecting the city proper to the surrounding agricultural communities of the county. The museum is self-guided and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission tickets are good for the museum and other interpretive sites operated by the YCHT. P.S.: For the remainder of the summer through Labor Day, the YCHT is offering free admission to active duty military and their families at all of its sites as part of its participation as a 2013 Blue Star Museum.

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When Erin Stine was looking for a home in downtown York, she had her checklist: It had to be modern, close to her job and within walking distance of all the restaurants, bars, and shops that she loves — and she found it in CODO. “I feel that in a way it made me more creative because I came home to a really creative dwelling,” Erin says. Creativity in design has become something of a signature for CODO — and you only need to take a walk up to the rooftop deck to see it in action.

SH A K I N G U P A S U M M E R N IGHT Mixes and mingling from York’s skytop scene

And that’s where you’ll regularly find Stine and her significant other Casey Deller. Whether they’re soaking up the sun while thumbing through a magazine or book, firing up the grill or simply appreciating the city’s skyline while fireworks from the latest Revolution win burst overhead, it’s become a favorite retreat for the pair. “It’s nice to come up and just read and relax. It’s a way to get outdoors and away from the traffic and everything on the street,” Casey says. The roof is also a popular spot for parties, says William H. Swartz, III, president of Sherman Property Management, Inc., which developed and owns both CODO locations in downtown York. Swartz’s enthusiasm for York is hard to miss and CODO’s modern styling and open architecture lets you know a little of his vision. Summer is, of


course, a popular time for rooftop parties, and residents haven’t been disappointed. When Erin first moved in December 2011, the annual party atop the building was the perfect opportunity to get to know her neighbors. “There’s a nice community here,” Casey says — and that community wants to spend time together eating, drinking, and having a good time. Swartz and his business partner are currently working on a third CODO in downtown York to bring another luxury condominium/ apartment property to eager professionals who want a taste of the big city without paying those big-city rents. f i n d u s h ere

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A spotlight

Holy Hound Taproom

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57 West Market Street 717-855-2410

Strumming the strings at a live music event at Holy Hound Taproom

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Holy Hound Taproom


Guest DJ Jay Schmuck spins some vinyl on the turntables.

of hops and hits Long time no see! If you’re only stopping by the Holy Hound Taproom once a week, you’re really missing out on a lot that’s happening here. Housed in the lower level of the restored National House Hotel, the Hound is a place where good beer and good music come together virtually every night of the week. Whatever your taste — for beer, music or both — you’ll find 30 rotating craft beers on tap and locally sourced food, all paired with a robust slate of entertainment offerings. Here’s the lowdown on the lineup: On Monday nights, local favorite Free Breakfast, a perky folkgrass trio, takes to the Hound stage at 8 p.m. (we’ll leave the dippy eggs and waffles to the morning crowd). Got a collection of vinyl

at home? Take your albums to the Hound on Tuesdays where Ronn Benway will resurrect those unmistakable sounds of the needle on wax beginning at 9 p.m. for Bring Your Own Vinyl. Up for a midweek challenge? Showtime Trivia’s the name of the game on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. Watch as teams battle it out for top honors, prizes and unabashed bragging rights. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Hound resounds with eclectic, live music acts featuring contemporary bluegrass, indie folk, rock and funk (check out the full schedule of performers and show times at events). And, on Sundays, Holy Hound will turn the stage, mic and spotlight over to you for Open Mic Night, beginning at 8 p.m.

Scott Eden, owner of Holy Hound Taproom, shares his philosophy about the diversity of events he offers to the Hound’s patrons. “I’m trying to bring in a unique variety of activities and entertainment throughout the week,” he says. “I try to bring in a mix of locals and people no one’s heard of, from places like Asheville, North Carolina, northeast and western Pennsylvania. There are the trivia regulars; there are the people who bring in all kinds of music for Bring Your Own Vinyl. I just wanted to have something fresh to do on the weekdays and weekends.” With so much going on, there’s only one thing to say: Who’s up for a night at the Hound?

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LSC Design, Inc.

Revival of an Industrial Cathedral It’s awesome and architectural from floor to rafter — an “industrial cathedral,” as described by Rob Kinsley II, president of LSC Design, Inc. The majestic Thomas Somerville Building stands at 320 North George Street. Constructed in 1925, it was the historic home of the P.A. & S. Small Company; soon, it will be LSC Design’s future workspace. An historic preservationist at heart, Rob believes that LSC’s rehabilitation and occupation of the building are as symbolic as they are sustainable. In its 150-year history, P.A. & S. Small Company played an integral role in shaping York’s own Industrial Revolution. Through LSC’s inspired sense of pride and place, this “industrial cathedral” will play a new role—and will ultimately help re-weave the urban fabric of downtown. LSC’s approach to the rehabilitation is to “do absolutely as little as we can” to alter the building’s rich brick, wood and steel infrastructure. In doing so, the firm is on track to achieve LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for environmental sustainability. And the presence of LSC Design’s multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, planners, surveyors, interior designers and environmental scientists downtown is itself an act of sustainability. “It’s important to our employees to want to be here to be part of the buzz and the feel of downtown,” says Rob. “By being able to take a walk for lunch or explore the Rail Trail, we’re not using vehicles to do those things.” 16 |

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As York continues to want to attract a creative class, it’s important we have a space that attracts people from all over. We want them to come here and stay here. — Rob Kinsley II, President, LSC Design

LSC Design, Inc.


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1110 East Princess Street 717-845-8383

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Desti n f e at u r e

First Friday

Destination Downtown: There’s TGIF and then there’s TGIFFY … Thank God It’s First Friday York. Got a red pen? Good. Go through your calendar and clear it every month for First Friday. Where else would you go for the best

Happy Hour with White Rose Bar & Grill

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of the city’s local and regional cuisine, trending artists and musicians, and plenty of shopping opportunities to tempt the handbag and wallet? Stay an hour or stay an evening … First Friday won’t disappoint.

“Not a #firstfriday without the @holyhounds patio. #iloveyorkcity,” tweets Sarah Chain on Downtown, Inc.’s Twitter feed @Downtownyorkpa.

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On a recent early summer First Friday, we spotted crowds gathered at the White Rose Bar & Grill for bites to eat and a brew or two. The Parliament was rocking with tunes and shining with awesome

“Instagrammys” photos (#iloveyorkcityart) that were over the top. Plus, Park Street Pantry (PSP) had all the PSP rubs you’d want to spice up a summer barbecue.

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Got a downtown business and want to get in on some First Friday action? Give Downtown, Inc. a call at 717-849-2331 or email

The Rudy Collective’s artistic fabrications

Shopping in style at Arthur & Daughters

Hangin’ out at The Parliament’s First Friday art show

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First Friday

Streetside dining at Esaan Thai Restaurant

First F Cool ales on a warm night at Holy Hound Taproom

Don’t sweat the parking, It’s free after 5 p.m. on First Fridays.

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Friday Breakdancing on the sidewalk during First Friday


yeah, man.

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Victor's Italian Restaurant

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Victor's Italian Restaurant


With Pasta Pallinos

Victor’s celebrates Italy’s national pastime — bocce Tucked away on South Ogontz Street is a Yorker’s second home. For more than 30 years, Victor’s Italian Restaurant has been serving locals with a loving for delicious, cooked-to-order Italian cuisine; the ambiance of alfresco dining on the patio; live music; and drinks encompassing craft and microbrewed beers, a notable wine list, and standout cocktail selections. But beyond the dishes and drinks lies a summer bocce ball league that’s uniting people over the toss of the pallino. Everyone loves to play this “social” game, which involves tossing heavy, resin balls in the effort to get the balls closet to a smaller target ball, the pallino. This year, Victor’s has four flights of 11 teams each for the season’s play. Games begin in mid-May and continue throughout the summer, culminating in a huge championship finals and end-of-season party celebration,

says Ann Marie Yost, co-owner of Victor’s. For those who participate, bocce is not only competitive, it’s creative: “Mission Imbocceble,” “He bocce/She bocce,” “DeBoccery,” and “The Great LaBocce” are just some of the team names for this season.

Ann Marie attests to the game’s appeal. “It spans the age ranges,” she says.

“There’s bocce here every day of the week,” says co-owner Marie Sindicich. “You learn the rules in about five minutes, but you continue to improve your strategy as you play.”

Former Victor’s owners Harold and Eunice Fitzkee originally created the bocce league. While Harold passed away several years ago, longtime bocce player and unofficial court maintenance supervisor Del Miller keeps Harold’s spirit alive by maintaining the league and caring for Victor’s bocce court. “I miss my friend a lot,” he says.

“It’s really fun to watch those generations interact with one another and watch the friendships that emerge all from the game of bocce,” Marie adds.

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554 South Ogontz Street 717-854-7958

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sp f eo at tl uirgeh t Bradley Kinsley Douglas Construction Jordan

Melting From the slopes of Vermont’s winter playground to the runways of Los Angeles, Bradley Douglas Jordan is used to taking leaps in life. His greatest leap, though, was from snowboard to sewing machine. The 28-year-old York resident and graduate of the Art Institute of York has been turning more than a few heads in the fashion industry with a line of self-created clothing designs that radiate his personal style — edgy but sophisticated.

Take the dress worn by our cover girl Dana Alexandra, a dress Jordan designed that would have tickled the fancies of American superstar Marilyn Monroe. Using a poster of Monroe that hangs in his home as the inspiration, Jordan infused her classic halter with a glam shade of red that beckons the eye of the beholder. And that’s really what Jordan’s own label, BDJ, aims to do. “I’m always using techniques that

are ‘avant-garde.’ I leave people questioning when or how they would wear that garment,” he says. Come spring, it’ll be BDJ meets Brooklyn for a 2014 fashion week that will witness a new BDJ line on the runways. Like the proverbial American melting pot, the style, Jordan says, is a “vintage feel with a modern edge to it.” Classic BDJ. TURNI NG HEADS W ITH BDJ Bradley Douglas Jordan

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The Women's Healthcare Group

Life More


J OY I N N U M B E R S Brooke, Jon, Johnny and Rachel Allen

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The Women's Healthcare Group


They are the daily celebrations of Rachel Allen’s life: Johnny and Brooke, her son and daughter. The meaning of family is a duopoly for Allen: a definition that includes her husband and children, and her healthcare providers at The Women’s Healthcare Group (WHCG) in York. After several miscarriages trying to conceive their second child, Dr. Kathryn K. Hassinger, Dr. John J. Lawrence and Dr. Meg K. Figdore gave Allen caring, courteous, personal attention at every step. And that’s really what has made WHCG a part of generations of south-central Pennsylvania families. In an era of “big medicine,” WHCG strives to act as a private practice as it dedicates itself to providing comprehensive care for women at all stages of their lives.

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Six board-certified physicians, three certified registered nurse practitioners and three certified nurse midwives offer 24-hour medical care. Together, the WHCG family guides women across the age spectrum through the complex healthcare process. From nutrition services and nursing, gynecology to obstetrics, WHCG encourages women to become an active partner in their own healthcare by offering them resources and reassurances.

When you look into the eyes of Johnny and Brooke, you realize how the power of partnership pays off. Allen couldn’t ask for much more.

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York City Living

Downtown Ever the language arts teacher at heart, Katie Paxton knows the power of cultural connections. For Katie, it was her hometown that brought her the love of her life and a love for living in downtown York.

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Andrew Paxton was a York College graduate who, after graduating from law school, returned to his alma mater’s city roots when he landed a job Y R K S u mmer 2 0 1 3

at CGA Law Firm. His return not only fueled his love for York, but also fueled a love for Katie, whom he met while the two were working downtown in the early 2000s. Today, the couple continues to celebrate the York lifestyle with their 2-year-old son Miles in their downtown home.

For Katie, living downtown means stepping out the door with Miles and seeking out any activity

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Connection she chooses. “I love being able to walk everywhere. We can walk to the market, hop on the Rail Trail and visit the city park. Our church is in the city, so we walk there. Really, we can walk to so many places, and I love that.” Andrew agrees. “I like the feeling of really being connected to the city and having an immersion feel with everything that’s going on downtown.”

And with Revolution baseball games at Sovereign Bank Stadium, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and church community outreach programs, there’s never a lack of things to do downtown.

community and a plethora of amenities within walking distance of your doorstep, living downtown is like falling in love with the city that celebrates daily living.

That sentiment is echoed by many downtown dwellers like the Paxtons. With housing options ranging from three-story brownstones to sleek new condos, a commitment to fostering a creative

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Naughty spotlight

White Rose Bar & Grill

draws a crowd

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48 North Beaver Street 717-848-5369

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White Rose Bar & Grill

A Naughty Girl Cocktail that is! This Naughty Girl brings together blood orange, mango and passion fruit-infused vodka; Absolut Mandrin vodka and a splash of champagne in the way a real drink should. X-rated and passion-filled, this signature, summer favorite is easy on the eyes and leaves you wanting more. Shaken not stirred, the Naughty Girl Cocktail sets the stage for a killer summer night — much like its inventor — the Garage Bar. Here’s a Naughty Girl

secret: The Garage Bar is one of the best places for your next birthday bash, bachelorette party or wild night out. As if the crowd wasn’t eye candy enough, you can feast your eyes on an incredible industrial art installation by the one and only Patrick Sells. He is one of several artists you will see featured throughout the restaurant on your way to the Garage Bar. “There isn’t another bar like it downtown. We have three really


different bars and each one has its own personality,” says local bartender favorite Ethan Kavanagh. “The Garage Bar is my favorite. It has really cool vibe — just like our crowd! Pat Sells’ art really sets it off; once you walk in here, you can’t help but have an awesome night!” The Garage Bar is open until 2 a.m., serving a late night menu until 1 a.m. See you there naughty girls … and guys!

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ArtPeople by the spotlight

The Parliament: giving hoots and hollers to York's creative arts community

Art by the People, for the

Alex Dwyer, vice president of The Parliament, lays down the 411 about arts in York and life:

Q: What did you do before The Parliament? A: I was pretty anxious to get out of York after high school. At 18, I moved to New York City, which brought amazing opportunities: working at fashion magazine NYLON and doing promotional work for the major label group EMI. I got sick of New York after working day and night, moved to Seattle and tour managed different artists. I took a few college classes, backpacked Europe and got jobs tour managing with Universal Motown Records. I was a fearless wanderer. When I moved back to York after life on the road, I knew what I had to do.

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Q: Why was The Parliament started and why choose York? A: When we started looking for artists, it was amazing how many were out there wanting to show the community what they had been cultivating. Our gallery has no red tape, no crazy rules, or high commission: just a thirst for change. We did it because we knew no one was crazy enough to, and no one else would, and even if someone would, we were impatient. We wanted change now. Q: What do you think of York’s burgeoning creative scene? A: I love it. Nearly every weekend, there are schedule conflicts of amazing area art shows and bands. I am always struggling with my social calendar.

Q: What is the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing you think about before bed? A: When I wake up, the only thing that matters is what time it is. I juggle multiple jobs to financially support myself until these crazy social ventures pay me in a few years. It keeps life entertaining, though.The last thing I always think about is when the last time I took my dog out was. Crunch probably gets more exercise than your fat dog though, considering I walk him around town three times a day. If you ever see a crazy girl and her cute dog in a raincoat walking in the Square, you know what’s up.

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Salutations, gentle readers! Summer is upon us and our best defense, as far as we can tell, is to crank up the AC in our third, sixth, seventh, and even our ninth houses. Barring that, might we suggest, dears, that a higher plane be explored in the haunts, havens, and sensory delights of York City? Fear not, friends, as we know a higher consciousness awaits through their doorways. So join us, dear friends, as we shake up this astral plane and get our cosmic revelry on. Retrograde, schmetrograde, we say.




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07.23 : 08.23

Have you done something with your hair, Aries? Have you lost weight? We can’t put our fingers on it, gentle reader, but there’s a swish in your step that says, “Oh, yes. The moon IS in the seventh house.” Yea, verily, you clearly have “it” going on. Now is the time to align with Mars & that scamp Neptune (assuming they see and accept your calendar invites) to explore the greater astral plane of York. Venture forth and breathe the cosmic atmosphere! Celebrate your spiritual consciousness by bellying up to the bar of one of York’s bastions of brew. The town’s metaphysical stewards understand The Ram’s need to have his desires met. The world is your oyster, Aries, and all you have to do is collect the pearls. tau r u s

04.21 : 05.20 Oh, l’amour. Romance is definitely in the air for you this quarter, mon petit chou. When the love bug bites, you need to scratch its itch, Taurus. Though summer’s sweltering climes might have you feeling temperamental, impassioned and inclined to act on the dictates of emotion (I mean, really, who needs reason, anyway?), Taurus should trust the stars and lean into temptation. Superfickle Uranus is all fussy and retrograde and just won’t stop knocking on the door of your 12th house (what is UP with that?). Not one for irritating trifles, Taurus would do well to call on friends and head out for a night on the town! Our Bull yearns for spice, for the redolent scent of desire. Or, at least, to have some really good grub. Round up your spicy pal, Mars, and uncover the earthly delights of downtown York.

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Gemini needs SPACE. I mean, come on; can’t a twin ever get a moment’s peace? With planets in retrograde (and we all know what THAT feels like, right? You’ve overslept, you mix your hand sanitizer up with your breath freshener ... it’s all just backward.) But we digress, Gemini. Serenity went knocking on the door of your ninth house, but it was a total mess sending her looking for you elsewhere. Follow the ebb and flow of this thing called “life” and embrace the cosmic call for y’all to get together. There’s a high likelihood she’s waiting, strolling about York’s bountiful boutiques, doubtlessly looking to unlock the mysteries of the Universe (or at least find a used copy of Pygmalion). Go forth, Gemini, and find the connective tissue between your heart and your mind. cancer

06.21 : 07.22 We understand, Cancer, that summer could be a troubling time for you, what with folks tossing Old Bay seasoning around and wanting to get you all hot and steamed. And what is UP with Uranus? She does have her knickers in a twist and seems intent on working that retrograde angle. We really wish she’d get over it. But this is about YOU, Cancer. You’re a compassionate soul, my crabby friend, but sometimes, even you feel out of cosmic whack. Now is the time to venture forth and explore the world of cranial enhancement. In other words, maybe get a new haircut? Do SOMETHING, though, because honey, you need to reconnect with your pal, The Moon. This it’s-too-hot-to-deal thing you’ve got going is SO over. Maybe stop in at The 10th House for a cold drink?

RAWR! That’s what we have to say to YOU, Leo. Whatever you’re doing with your mane these days is WORKING. What’s your stylist’s name? But we digress, bold lion. You’re a dreamer, we know. A happy cosmic wanderer. You want to find the Rainbow Connection. Yeah, the lovers, the dreamers, and, yes, you. Take heed, however, adventurous friend. There is strange cosmic activity afoot (luckily, there have been no reports of the same in York, natch). The planets are all in a dither, playing what’s tantamount to a game of Heavenly Red Rover (I heard that rabble rouser, Neptune, put an asteroid right through the upstairs window of Virgo’s second house). You’re a traveler, Leo, ready to head out into the world and ROAR. Yeah, this might be a good time to round up Aquarius and Virgo and head to the seashore. And we know you love the sun, but remember your sunscreen! V IRG O

08.24 : 09.22 You GO, girl! That’s right. We’re talking to you, fair Virgo. And good on you, too, because the celestial tomfoolery (I mean, we don’t know WHAT is going on over there in Astral Estates; lots of their houses seem to be in a sort of cosmic foreclosure) and hijinks these days are enough to make anyone’s hair all frizzy. Yea, verily, it is a time to find a moment for yourself, to spend an evening out with Mercury (he’s always good for a laugh, though he CAN be a bit high-strung). Your homey, familydriven nature, Virgo, longs for a bit of the pure, simple side of life. You’re ruled by your stomach, fair one, so indulge in some pasta. It’s a good thing.

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09.23 : 10.23 York is your oyster, my feisty Libran friend. There’s a world of ethereal delights waiting for you in its shops, restaurants, and watering holes. And a good thing too, Libra, because if we may say so, you seem a bit out of sorts. Did you have a falling out with Venus? Did you change to decaf? Maybe a good sandwich would help sort things out for you. Until your cosmic panties, however, are no longer in a bunch, perhaps holding off on pursuing that new relationship is wise. Hmm? Do you remember what happened that time with Jupiter? I mean, come ON. But all is not lost, dear Libra. This pattern of angst will not last, and harmony will, once again, be yours. scorpio

10.23 : 11.21 What’s got your goat, Scorpio? You seem tense. Are you not getting enough fiber? Have you tried juicing? Maybe you just need something to shake up your celestial routine a bit. Your sixth house could use a little sprucing up while you’re at it. But don’t sting us, friend, for we mean well. We want you to be happy, to set your passions soaring (I’m not sure if you need a license for that). Take a trip ... or a walk downtown. Find a place to get some great sushi (a little good toro can straighten out your chakras in a jiffy, you know) or maybe a spot where you can get a tasty gelato. Less stress means less mess. Set your spirit free, Scorpio! s a g i t ta r i u s

11.22 : 12.21 Way to go, Sag, baby! As star signs go, you’re our rock. You’ve got your stuff TOGETHER (and while it might irritate us at times, and we need to know what kind of moisturizer you’re using, we can’t help but love you to pieces). You’re smart, sassy, and it’s clear you’ve been working out. All of that stability has GOT to be exhausting, though! You need to relax and stop worrying so much about unraveling the mysteries of the universe. Maybe you need a little yoga. A few hundred sun salutations will get you thinking straight (or at least let you get a little sleep). Your buddies, Aries & Libra, might join you. They’re bendy sorts,

02.19 : 03.20 after all. Afterward, maybe the three of you can stop into the cosmic juice bar. I hear there’s a kale/quinoa smoothie that can really smooth out the ol’ astral plane, if you know what I mean. capricorn

12.21 : 01.20 What is UP with Uranus. Seriously. This whole retrograde situation is SO last quarter. But this isn’t about that pesky planetoid. No. This is about you, dear Capricorn. We need to talk. You need a little romance. A glass of wine, some candlelight, perhaps? Maybe you could just hang out and watch Love Actually again. The point is, you’re a lover, not a fighter. You need a little va-va-voom. Maybe you should hang out with Taurus for a while. She digs the wine bar down the street and she’s QUITE the matchmaker, you know. She knows better than you set you up with Aquarius (wet is NOT a good look for you). Resist the temptation, Capricorn, to stay in your third house, eat Oreos and hide in a blanket fort. Get out there and show them why you’re the charmer.

Times are tough, Pisces. We get it. You spent all that money on the cosmic facial special last month and, as fabulous as your skin looked, that just threw everything into a tailspin. I mean, even Uranus felt it. That planet has up and gone to the ZOO. We hope this retrograde thing is over, like, yesterday, because it’s monkeying up the works for everybody. But you’re a poet, Pisces. You have the power to calm this celestial funny business. Yours is a voice of reason in a time of great madness. Or silliness. Something. The point is, Pisces, that you are the super glue that holds this Zodiacal wheel together. With Scorpio (and we know THAT one is a firecracker, am I right?) and Taurus at your side, we think you can set this town at ease and then set about tackling York’s social scene in formidable style.

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01.21 : 02.18 Right. No “Hair” jokes. We’ve got it. We would never go for a cheap punchline like that. Talk to us, Aquarius. You are our muse, our uninhibited astral inspiration. You’ve got the cosmic X-factor, that’s for sure. How DO you do it? With your windblown hair and devil-may-care attitude, it’s clear that your eighth house is nobody’s wet blanket. Your pal Uranus—we know you guys are tight—clearly has shoes that are three sizes too small. The strain on your relationship COULD be a trial for faithful stalwarts Gemini & Libra. It seems to us like you could stand a night of dancing or an evening of cosmically good cuisine. Honestly. Anything that keeps you from talking too much (seriously ... crossing the “speaking-my-mind” line right now could be trouble for you). We only want what’s best for you, our waterborne friend.

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YRK Magazine Issue 3 - Summer 2013  

YRK Magazine - The Collective Voice of Downtown York, PA and It's Surrounds. YRK features exclusive content showcasin...

YRK Magazine Issue 3 - Summer 2013  

YRK Magazine - The Collective Voice of Downtown York, PA and It's Surrounds. YRK features exclusive content showcasin...