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live, work and shop in York, PA. While you’ll find the traditional trappings of lights, ribbons, wreaths and decorated trees along the city’s streets, there’s something deeper to be discovered this holiday season.

Here, there are people who give gifts for the betterment of their community. Here, there are places where the arts and music are thriving. Here, there are creatives, doers, dreamers, small business owners and many more citizens who are shaping the city’s future next year and for years to come. This special holiday issue sets the stage for all the shopping, dining and doing awaiting you this holiday season in downtown York, PA. While the holiday season itself may occupy only a few weeks on the calendar, the spirit of community that surrounds you in this city lasts year-round.


YRK HOLIDAY 2014 EDITION CREDITS: Breanna Shorten, Executive Editor Rebecca Tibbits, Designer Eric Forberger, Photographer Lucia De Giovanni, Guest Photographer- pp. 1–8 Carmen Walsh, Guest Photographer- pp. 17–18 Michael Vyskocil, Writer Laura Green, Intern Jeremy Friend, Typography featured in Holiday Gift Guide pp. 24–32


Chad Taylor Bill Hynes Patrick Dahlheimer Chad Gracey SPECIAL THANKS TO Refindings and York Little Theatre for props used on Cover and Inside Cover. York Little Theatre for costumes on pp. 13-14 YRK extends a very special thanks to Sarah Pell, Jack Korver, Katelyn Salotto, Anna Hallett, Leah Jorgensen and Megan Stager of the York Youth Symphony Orchestra and Harper Labrozzi, Faith Roda, Daniel Franklin, Kesiah Patil, Elwyn Shea, Saranda Abbott, Aislinn Abbott, Deirdre Casey and Gabriel Casey of the Susquehanna Dance Center. EPIC - A Michael Allen Salon for hair on pp. 15-16, 28 Maggie King for makeup on pp. 11, 14, 15–16, 28 Ideas, questions, advertise, etc. Contact YRK: YRK LLC has made every attempt to ensure that all information contained in this publication has been obtained from reliable sources, but all such information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness or accuracy. The views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of YRK LLC. YRK LLC cannot be held for errors or omissions contained in, or reliance made upon, the contents of this publication. Copyright: YRK 2014 © YRK LLC. All rights reserved. Photography or page layout contained in YRK should not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the specific written permission of YRK LLC.

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01 Playing It Forward | Ralph Real 03 The Soundtrack Of Her Life | Dana Alexandra 04 Everclear, Ever Cool | Think Loud Studios 05 In Harmony With Community | York College of Pennsylvania 09 Dedication To The Practice | CGA Law Firm 11 Reflections Of Beauty | Arthur & Daughters 12 Juxtaposed For A Joyeux Noël | Sweet Melissa’s Dream 13 Hotsy Totsy Tuesday With The Trust | York County Heritage Trust 15 From Mirror To Magic | EPIC – A Michael Allen Salon 17 Cultivators Of Creativity | YorkArts 19 Sips Of The Season | White Rose Bar & Grill 21 Trenta Anni Celebrazione|Victor’s Italian Restaurant 23 Schwein And Dine | Baron Von Schwein 24 The Holiday Gift Guide 33 One-Stop Holiday Market | Market Holiday Shopping Guide 37 Saviors Of The Salvage | Refindings 39 The Making Of A Makerspace: Working Class | Working Class 41 Starscopes 43 Embracing A Happiness Revolution | Evolution Power Yoga

Playing It Forward RALPH REAL (AKA RALPH WASHINGTON) @RalphReal /rrealproductions @ralphreal

Assorted Studios 11 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17401


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Have you ever spotted this cool dude on a longboard zipping down York’s streets? Avid longboarder and master musician Ralph Real (aka Ralph Washington) is that type of memorable personality, just like his idol, Stevie Wonder. Next to the release of his new album, Nappy Love, Ralph’s latest venture gives back to the city he calls home — a music studio, located at 249 N. Newberry St., across from the YMCA. His partnership with Jesse Landis of Dover’s Assorted Studios is a twofold gift to York: an affordable, professional space to record music and an after-school venue to get kids off the streets and into the studio. The studio environment, he says, gives kids the opportunity and the empowerment to better themselves and their community. “They get to understand the back end of the music business and what artists do to get their music out,” he says, in addition to creating meaningful experiences with positive role models who can impact their futures musically and personally. Ralph envisions this studio as a studio for York’s citizens. The studio is where individuals can access the equipment and the talent needed to nurture their musical aspirations and contribute to a diverse musical community. “I would like to see more of a collage of music,” he says. “There are so many talented urban musicians that people don’t get to see, and I want to see everyone share this love of music.”

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the soundtrack of her life

They’re personal songs from personal moments — the soundtrack of her life.


@DanaAlexandra /danaalexandramusic @danaalexandramusic

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They’ve shaped a new album, scheduled for release next year, that singer-songwriter Dana Alexandra says enabled her “to get more in touch with my roots and music I’ve grown up around …. They sound like home to me, a little more country and Americana. “Writing this album, I felt a deeper understanding of the intricate ways of being human. There’s the bottom line — love of all kinds is the most important thing that exists — and the realization of how complicated we make it,” she says. Listeners will likely find their own personal connections to songs like “Heavy”: “It started out as a lullaby I would hum to help another [person] fall asleep, and I found it soothing. It’s totally a grown-up lullaby.” Producing the album at Think Loud Studios added another layer to the recordings’ rich tapestry. “Christopher Thorn was great to work with. He really listened to what I had to say and applied it to the album. We worked on creating what I had as demos into full-blown songs; Dave Krusen [original Pearl Jam drummer] ended up drumming on the record,” she says. Dana fans, rest assured … she’s not abandoning open mics and live shows.You can still catch her at Bistro 19, Holy Hound Taproom, The Depot and F.H. Pappy’s. “They’re a great way to catch up with other musicians that you’re friends with. It’s cool to play a new song and get other musicians’ opinions about what they like,” she adds.

EVERCLEAR ever cool

THINK LOUD STUDIOS 210 York St. York, PA 17403

When did you last hear “Father of Mine,” “Rock Star” and “I Will Buy You a New Life”? Hard-core alternative/rock music fans would have no trouble recollecting those times and these tunes of ’90s-era band Everclear. Today, Everclear is still ever popular. With fans continually flocking to the band’s performances at venues such as the Summerland Tour, a new album, Black Is The New Black, aims to give audiences the sounds “reminiscent of our records back in the day, with very hard-hitting lyrics,” says Everclear’s singersongwriter Art Alexakis. Incidentally, a Summerland Tour connected Everclear with another legendary ’90s rock band, LIVE. “Chad Taylor was telling me about their studio [Think Loud Studios] and he said, ‘You’ve got to come record here.’ Being in that complex was

phenomenal, and the studio was one of the best I’ve ever worked in,” Alexakis says. As the band’s front for close to two decades, Alexakis describes Black Is The New Black (set for a March 2015 release) as “the heaviest guitar-centric record I’ve ever made. It has a lot of passion and a lot of just unapologetic rock-and-roll.” As for fan response to the new album, “The record will really turn some heads,” he says. “I think the momentum for us right now is off the charts.” You bet it is. Even a Funny or Die parody video featuring a clip of Everclear’s performance of “The Man Who Broke His Own Heart” generated a huge response. “People are still going,‘Wow, man.You are still making music. That’s awesome,’” he says.

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Dr. James Colonna, Assistant Professor of Music & Director of Instrumental Studies

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harmony communIty York College of Pennsylvania @yorkcollegepa /yorkcollegepa @yorkcollegepa

441 Country Club Rd. York, PA 17403


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It´s the instrument bridging the pathway between talent & livelihood. It’s York College’s innovative Bachelor of Science degree program in the Music Industry and Recording Technology (MIRT). To a student musician seeking gainful employment in the music industry after graduation, the program hits all the right notes. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Dominic DelliCarpini says the program presents the “business savvy and technical skills of music production” and provides realworld opportunities to work with industry professionals in music production and performance venues. “Once students get the know-how and experience, they can then create their own mark in the music industry,” says Dr. Ken Osowski, department of Communication and the Arts chair. This fall, York added another faculty member to its music industry roster: Dr. Shawn David Young, assistant professor of music and the program’s coordinator. A former professor at Clayton State University, Young’s work with emerging artists has given him insight into how the recording industry nurtures talent developed within a college environment. Young says York College’s blend of the liberal arts with a professional approach to studying and working in the music

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Art Alexakis of Everclear shares musical insights with junior MIRT majors Stefan Del Conte and Allison Hutchison at Think Loud Studios.

industry will benefit students all around. “Employers don’t just look at a degree; they look at experience,” he says. “This is practical, engaged learning that’s going to help students in the future.” Osowski adds the program is also forging connections with the greater York community. “There’s a lot of excitement surrounding downtown, and First Friday is a big thing. We have the opportunity to make more relationships with what’s going on downtown

with music,” he says. “The arrival of Think Loud [and LIVE] … opens up further possibilities for collaboration with proven professionals in the field,” DelliCarpini says. “We look forward to ongoing collaborations with individuals that can work with our faculty and students to mentor them in the real-world practicalities of this ever-developing field.”

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At work, there are the staccato taps of the keyboard, the harmonic chords of voices in conversation and the rhythmic scratches of pen tip against paper. On stage, there are the melodies of woodwinds and brass, the punctuations of percussion and the serenades from strings. In each case, the music is made when the parts come together in concert to create a unifying whole. As an avid cellist, CGA Law Firm Attorney Richard K. Konkel has a long-standing association with the York Symphony Orchestra, having joined the symphony in 1992. His connection with the cello — an instrument he’s played since fourth grade — can be likened to the nine years of being connected to his CGA Law Firm practice of family law, estate planning and administration, municipal law, and real estate law. On the CGA Law Firm stage, Konkel is a trusted advisor. Like the time spent practicing his cello, Konkel takes the time to understand his clients on a personal level, providing support and legal counsel in the midst of life’s challenges. On the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center stage this holiday season, the master musician takes the time to create beautiful music together with the York Symphony Orchestra. Focus, discipline, fundamentals, listening and communicating: Whether mastering a difficult musical score or mastering a difficult client case, these qualities resonate with both a musician’s practice and an attorney’s practice. For Konkel, both provide opportunities to share his musical skills, legal expertise and time with the York community. That’s dedication to the practice.

CGA Law Firm


135 N. George St. York, PA 17401


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Reflections Of

BEAUTY Gifts for every woman, gifts for every budget … it’s a heavenly holiday shopping match at Arthur & Daughters. Locally produced, handcrafted, chunky knit alpaca hats from the Arthur & Daughters Private Label Collection banish wintertime hat-hair maladies. Custommade dresses, also Private Label Collection wear, are truly personalized gifts that never go out of style. Fashionable furs serve a dual purpose: Worn today, they help ward off chills from winter’s polar vortex. Preserved for tomorrow, they become a family heirloom — a gift for future generations. “These are all unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else,” attests owner Hilary Arthur.

Arthur & Daughters

@arthur_daughter /ArthurandDaughters @arthur_daughter

49 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401

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Juxtaposed FOR A JOYEUX


Sweet Melissa’s Dream

@SweetMelsDream /SweetMelissasDream

38 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401


Leather and lace: Juxtaposing texture and color is what designer and Sweet Melissa’s Dream owner Melissa Grove loves about her dress creation modeled here. “Leather gives a tough image, but try mixing it with soft, luscious lace,” she says, for a look uniting two polar design opposites. Speaking of polar, Grove’s boutique is like a winter reverie this time of year. Fashionable shoes and waxed canvas and leather bags beg to be paired with your wardrobe comings and goings this holiday season. There’s also the perennially popular Lenny & Eva “salvaged sentiments” jewelry line, the attractive Marcia Fowler Archetypes collection and the gleaming gemstone jewelry of artist Tara Chickey. “Having stuff that has its unique beauty, very bohemian and very earthy, is definitely our style,” she says. Winter Edition 2014 |


Hotsy Totsy Tuesday - WITH THE TRUST TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015


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Circle this date on your calendars, you hip and happenin’ cats: Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Now you’re on the trolley for a swell time downtown at Hotsy Totsy Tuesday at the Historical Society Museum. Hosted by the York County Heritage Trust, this 1920s-era, Jazz Age–style celebration will be the bee’s knees. Step out with the York Social Dance Club, who will be on hand to perform and give dance demos Charleston-style. As for the tunes, back by popular demand will be Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society, straight from Philadelphia, a five-piece band that was the talk of the town last year. Sip some ’20s-inspired cocktails and sample hors d’oeuvres that were popular way back when. “We have phenomenal clothing items and other artifacts from the Trust’s collection, and we’ll have mini displays on exhibit that night,” says Melanie Hady, the Trust’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations.“It’s a great way to see what was happening in York County in the 1920s.” Tickets go on sale November 20, and the event typically sells out, so grab yours early so you’re not left holding the bag! Baby, it’s a midwinter event not to be missed. Hey, how many times a year do you have an occasion like this where you can put on your glad rags and get spiffy? #HotsyTotsyTuesday #iloveyorkcity—And How!

Historical Society Museum

@yorkhistory /YorkCountyHeritageTrust

250 E. Market St. York, PA 17403


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Epic A Michael Allen


EPIC – A Michael Allen Salon


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EPIC – A Michael Allen Salon and Maggie King Makeup Artistry are the exclusive hair and makeup partners for YRK

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Maggie King Makeup Artistry

/Maggie-King-Makeup-Artistry @maggiekingmakeupartistry


Michael Allen is in the business of creating character. Allen, the co-owner of EPIC – A Michael Allen Salon, and his premier style team are York’s tour de force to making women glamorous for their wedding day and for every occasion. Talent, skill and training are the hallmarks of each EPIC stylist under Allen’s employ. As a fullservice salon, EPIC offers exceptional hair styling and coloring, rejuvenating skin care services and impeccable manicures and pedicures. “People have inside them a personality, a character. Through the talents of our staff, we can help bring that person out of you so that you can leave with that elevated feeling of confidence,” says business manager Dawn Smith. “You won’t leave our salon looking anything less than spectacular.”


Makeup artist Maggie King considers each face she encounters a canvas. Her artistry with brushes and color palettes speaks to her professional training as an aesthetic artist. “It’s really gratifying to make women beautiful. That’s what I really do — enhance them,” she says,“taking someone’s natural beauty, the canvas, and enhancing it to the fullest degree.” As an on-site freelance makeup artist, King brings her services directly to her clients. The compliments she receives, particularly from brides, testifies to her talents. “They look in the mirror, and it’s, ‘Wow, I couldn’t believe I could look this good,’” she says.

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Cultivators Of Creativity YorkArts

@YorkArts /YorkArts

10 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401


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Lighting by the Happy Couple Duo at the inaugural Creative York Awards.


For more than 25 years, YorkArts has been supporting artists of all disciplines and making the arts accessible to the York community through arts education classes, outreach programs, exhibits, events and other activities. Executive director Kevin A. Lenkner sees the organization as a cultivator of creativity. Spaces like the organization’s art gallery and events such as the Creative York Awards are two of the many ways the organization “shines a light on the great creative work for the community,” according to Lenkner. To nurture creativity, YorkArts hosts bimonthly Creative Happy Hours and enrichment programs for children and adults. These opportunities give residents of all ages the avenues to manifest the creative potential inside them through painting, pottery, crafts, dance, poetry, photography, theater and more. Lenkner sees YorkArts continuing to evolve as the organization enters the new year. “We’re changing our curriculum to incorporate more creative exercises. The skills you get from creativity — problem solving, teamwork, collaboration — have a lot of relevancy to 21st-century job skills,” he says. “Companies want people to be more creative and innovative. We see ourselves being the home where you can learn creativity and creative expression, and we’re in the process of getting ready to expand our reach to more neighborhoods and communities in York County.” Winter Edition 2014 |


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sips OF THE

season Overtones of cinnamon and clove, apple cider and ginger are the exclamation points punctuating conversations at the White Rose Bar & Grill. Guests take seats, and bar managers Aaron Kohr and Sarah Pope go to work mixing, muddling and shaking lively libations.

White Rose Bar & Grill

@WhiteRoseBG /Whiterosebarandgrill @whiterosebg

48 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401


Kohr enjoys the diverse bar guests he greets — the dinner-friendly diners at happy hour and the younger crowd at night’s end. Two of his drink specialties take top honors at this time of year: the Smokin’ Apple and the Pumpkin Pie Martini. The Smokin’ Apple melds Old Republic Distillery apple pie moonshine, Fireball cinnamon whiskey and apple cider. The Pumpkin Pie Martini is a RumChata mix blended with homemade pumpkin purée, vodka and a touch of Goldschläger and cream. Shaken, strained, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice, this treat in a graham cracker-rimmed glass rivals its pastry counterpart. Pope receives rave reviews for her Sugar Cookie Martini. With its whipped vodka base, the drink is served inside a sprinkle-rimmed martini glass. “Usually when I’m trying to come up with drink ideas, I’ll go on the Internet and look up ideas, then put our White

Rose spin on them,” she says. “It’s the knowledge [Aaron and I] have of what flavors pair well together.” The holidays are meant for spending time with family and friends. For Kohr and Pope, surrounded by their extended White Rose family, every day they work can seem like a holiday. “It’s a family atmosphere. I have a lot of pride working here because of all the positive things White Rose does for the community,” Kohr says. “I’ve been here 6 1/2 years and have watched this place grow. We have some of the best bartenders in York County, and they make White Rose an enjoyable place to visit,” Pope adds.

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Celebrazione Victor’s Italian Restaurant

@Victorsofyork /Victors-Italian-Restaurant @victors_italian_restaurant

554 S. Ogontz St. York, PA 17403


It’s a celebration #tbt trenta. For 30 years, Victor’s has been a piece of Mediterranean paradise in York. This occasion offered co-owners Mark and Marie Sindicich and Ann Marie and Sam Yost an opportunity to mark a momentous milestone together with their staff and customer family. With complimentary butlered hors d’oeuvres and drink specials, this early autumn celebration complemented Victor’s “throwback menu” offerings. Diners got a peek into the past with appetizers and entrées from the early days, all presented following the original menu layout. “Mark, Sam, Ann Marie and I are excited to be celebrating Victor’s 30th anniversary. It has been a fantastic night of visiting with our patrons as we express our gratitude for their support for Victor’s and us,” Marie says. “It is an opportunity to honor the vision of its founders, Eunice and Hal Fitzkee, and celebrate the growth and success Victor’s has had under our guidance these past 7 1/2 years.” Since its opening on July 6, 1984, Victor’s has been renowned in York for its hearty, home-cooked Mediterranean specialties and

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jovial atmosphere. From the inviting conversation bar to the bocce courts and Bella Patio, each element, past and present, is uniquely Victor’s. The holidays bring a special tradition that both Ann Marie and Marie look forward to each year — the traditional Christmas Eve caroling complete with servings of Victor’s legendary eggnog. Perhaps it’s tradition that has been the unifying force transcending generations of Victor’s diners; each adds his or her own voice to the Victor’s story. “We look forward to continuing Victor’s traditions, while striving to be inventive and creative going forward,” Marie adds. “We have worked hard to continue to build on the legacy of a great place for people to enjoy themselves, and it’s been an honor doing so,” Ann Marie says. “Thank you for celebrating 30 years with us!”

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Schwein and Dine

IT’S BARBECUE WORTH HOWLING ABOUT! If you’re a food truck follower, chances are you’ve spotted Baron Von Schwein’s big bad wolf food truck on York’s streets. Last July, the best of the food truck experience was brought to a brick-andmortar storefront on West Market Street under the same name. The York restaurant is like “the food truck turned inside out,” says owner Jordan Pfautz. While their bold food truck graphics put a personal stamp on the interior design, the décor also features repurposed wood elements from the historic Rosenmiller Building. Devotees can definitely get their fill of the Baron’s signature pork buns, or Char Siu Bao, here. Described as the “perfect food truck food,” Pfautz says this barbecue take on dim sum got its inspiration from his Philadelphia Chinatown visits.The baked sweet bun stuffed with slow-smoked pulled pork — with your choice of sweet or spicy sauce — already has a reputation throughout the region. Those hankering for home cooking won’t be disappointed by the Baron’s homemade sides: mac and cheese, coleslaw and baked corn, a soufflé-like rendition of Southern spoonbread or corn pudding. Even the sodas are homemade using soda syrup zipped with the essence of fresh fruits and spices. Crafted by bartending Pfautz friend Tim Gerz, sodas like vanilla bean-honey, cranberry-strawberry, and spiced cherry root beer make soothing refreshments to round out the Baron’s savory spread. Pfautz and general manager Henry Swartz have also been experimenting with a rotating specials menu that allows them to flex their culinary muscles. And just in time for the holidays, Pfautz will deliver a pork bun reminiscent of a holiday dinner plate packed inside a bun — complete with gravy, stuffing and cranberries. Now that’s a “howl-iday” treat you can really sink your teeth into.

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Baron Von Schwein

@BaronVonSchwein /baronvonschwein @baronvonschwein

35 W. Market St. York, PA 17401



Forget the one-day event. Dare to declare your decision to shop local throughout this holiday season, not just on Small Business Saturday. We’ve spent the last several months surveying our favorite business owners for the most fabulous local finds imaginable: Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider, handcrafted jewelry from The Watchmaker’s Daughter and Sweet Melissa’s Dream, recycled leather children’s moccasins from Elizabeth & West Fashion House, and a ravishing Pink Prada clutch from Arthur & Daughters. These selections are just some of the dozens of treasures appearing on the following pages of this holiday gift guide. Thank you to all the local businesses that shared their gifty ideas large and small, sweet and savory, rhythmic and romantic. You’ve got our guide; you’ve got your list. Go forth and shop local! 01 - Handmade Nativity, $349.00 Available @ The Strawberry Shop 02 - Crafty Cider 12oz 6 pack, $15.90 Wyndridge Growler 64oz, $8.00 $14.00 to fill Growler Available @ Wyndridge Farm 03 - Fresh floral arrangements, $39.99 Available @ The Strawberry Shop 04 - Nuts About Granola® signature flavor blends set, $9.99 Available @ Nuts About Granola 05 - Salt Rox - Himalayan Pink Salt products Turkey Egg, $37.95 Salt Mill, $18.95 Tequila shot glass, $27.95 Available @ Kimman’s 06 - Pello - Luxe floor pillow, $119.00  Available @ Kimman’s 07 - Boar bristle shaving brush, Nekisse organic lotion, Whiskers shaving soap, The Yuletide Mariner luxury glycerin soap,The Bees’ Lament mini Sorbetto emulsifying sugar scrub, Rice Pudding handmade hot process soap, $41.00 as seen here Available @ Redeux


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08 - Junk Genius DIY book, $29.95 Available @ Refindings 09 - Unique one-of-a-kind Art Hearts, $18.75 Available @ Sweet Melissa’s Dream 10 - Brix Chocolate Pairings for Wine, $5.00 Available @ Park Street Pantry


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01 01 - “Obie Ripper” shop deck complete with Mini Logo trucks, wheels and bearings, $104.95 Available @ Funtastik Skateboard Shop 02 - Never Summer Proto - USA made Premium true twin freestyle/freeride hybrid camber go anywhere snowboard, $559.95 Available @ Funtastik Skateboard Shop 03 - Gift Cards available in any denomination Available @ Evolution Power Yoga 04 - Stylin’ Strings Women’s Custom USA Lacrosse Head, $75.00 to $155.00 Stylin’ Strings Men’s Custom Digital Camo Lacrosse Head, $100.00 to $250.00 Available @ Stylin’ Strings LAX

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01 - Fender Squire Stratocaster, Sea Foam Green, various colors available, $140.00 Optional gig bag, $20.00 and up Optional hardcase, $65.00 and up Available @ Guitars on George 02 - Epiphone PR5E acoustic/electric cutaway, $295.00 Available @ Guitars on George 03 - Ralph Real Nappy Love available on iTunes and Bandcamp, for sale, pay what you can 04 - Recording King 5 string RKH-05 banjo, $375.00 Available @ Guitars on George

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01 - Leopard print sweater, $44.00 Available @ Elizabeth & West Fashion House 02 - Prada Runway Silk clutch, $299.00 Available @ Arthur & Daughters 03 - Arthur & Daughters Private Label Handmade in York Alpaca Knit Hat, $75.00 Available @ Arthur & Daughters 04 - Elisa Ilana gold filled bracelets with pearl, quartz, iolite and white topaz stones, $160.00$240.00 Available @ The Watchmaker’s Daughter

Snake Skin Dress, $64.00 Leather Jacket with Asymmetrical Detail, $64.00 Silver Earrings, $14.00

Leather Skirt with Zipper Detail, $33.00 White Tank Top with Gold and Leather Detail, $43.00 Boho Black Woven Sweater, $46.00 Handmade Gold Arrow Earrings, $24.00 Handmade Bracelets, $35.00

05 - “Periaptness” - Charmed shawl pin, $27.95 Available @ Cherie Anne Designs 06 - Druzy and Turquoise Necklace by Tara Chickey, $75.00 Available @ Sweet Melissa’s

07 - Garnet and Turquoise by Tara Chickey, $100.00 Available @ Sweet Melissa’s 08 -Blair Ritchey Handmade Snakeskin Leather Clutch, $95.00 Available @ Elizabeth and West Fashion House

09 - “Hebe’s Gift” is a hand-dyed, hand-spun and hand-knit wearable art piece; Merino wool and silk with hints of sparkle throughout, $119.00 @ Cherie Anne Designs Winter Edition 2014 |


01 - Upcycled Metal Sculpture, $65.00 Available @ Clay Path Studio 02 - “Machine Man” by David Smith, $525.00 Available @ I-ron-ic 03 - “Angel II” by Clifton Santiago, $500.00  Available @ I-ron-ic 04 - Small Stoneware Pitcher, $59.00 Stoneware Wine Tumbler, $18.00 Available @ Clay Path Studio

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01 - Skip & Jo Pocket Squares, $12.00 Each/three for $30.00 Available @ Arthur & Daughters 02 - Nicole Barr sterling silver and hand-enameled world cuff links, $200.00 Available @ The Watchmaker’s Daughter 03 - Silver Money Clip, $50.00 Available @ Collage 04 - American Trench Socks, $12.00 Each Available @ Arthur & Daughters 05 - Daniel Wellington watch, $225.00 Available @ The Watchmaker’s Daughter

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01 - 8 ½-inch Brownie, $14.95-$16.95 (Available Gluten Free) 4 inch Brownie, $5.95 Available @ All About Brownies 02 - Custom, made-to-order, gift baskets, starting at $15.00 Available @ The Green Bean Roasting Co. 03 - Seasonally decorated Vanilla Bean cupcake, $3.00 Available @ Just Cupcakes 04 - Premium Craft Beer Flight Set, $70.00 @ The Craft Kind 05 - Brie Bakers, in assorted colors, $18.00 Brie Brule topping, $6.00 Available @ Park Street Pantry

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All About Brownies 34 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 717-741-2452 Arthur & Daughters 49 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 646-269-1869

Cherie Anne Designs 48 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 717-843-0079 Clay Path Studio 33 W. Market St. York, PA 17401 717-559-0223 Collage 932 S. George St. York, PA 17403 717-854-0028 The Craft Kind 717-324-7820

01 - Violet and Burke Handmade Leather Moccasins, $35.00 Available @ Elizabeth & West Fashion House 02 - “Grandma is a Superhero” book, $9.95 Available @ Collage 03 - Vintage Horse Carriage, $50.00 Available @ Refindings

Elizabeth & West Fashion House 15 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 717-851-0148


Evolution Power Yoga Queensgate Towne Center 2093 Springwood Road York, PA 17403 717-699-2000 Funtastik Skateboard Shop 1337 Mt. Rose Ave. York, PA 17403 717-848-5544

The Green Bean Roasting Co. 100 S. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 717-848-4070

Ralph Real Assorted Studios 249 N. Newberry St. York, PA 17401 717-916-3050

Guitars on George 1121 N. George St. York, PA 17404 717-650-2007

Redeux 113 S. Duke St. York, PA 17401 717-887-7746

Indigo Bleu 39 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 717-650-2425

Refindings 465 Prospect St. York, PA 17403 717-854-7152

I-ron-ic 256 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 717-505-9818

The Strawberry Shop 2089 Springwood Rd. Queensgate Towne Center York, PA 17403 717-792-0920

Just Cupcakes 34 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 717-848-4488

Stylin’ Strings LAX 1420 Mt. Rose Ave. York, PA 17403 717-846-0800

Kimman’s Co. 57 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 717-854-0440

Sweet Melissa’s Dream 38 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 717-854-2608

Nuts About Granola 46 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 717-814-9648

The Watchmaker’s Daughter 22 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 717-848-1066

Park Street Pantry 24 N. Beaver St. York, PA 17401 717-848-4052 Paintbox Soapworks

Wyndridge Farm 885 S. Pleasant Ave. Dallastown, PA 17313 717-244-9900

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Holiday Market

Dietz Produce: Purchase naturally grown fruits and veggies AND local milk, free-range eggs, butter, raw honey and more.

CENTRAL MARKET: It’s your one-stop shop this CENTRAL MARKET

@CentralMKTYork /CentralMarketYork 34 W. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401 Tues. Thurs. Sat. 6am-2pm


holiday! From fresh ingredients for your festive feasts, to local goodies to stuff stockings, the Market vendors have everything you need.

Fleurish by Butera The Florist: Beautiful fresh bouquets and arrangements for every occasion are available at Fleurish by Butera.

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Heritage Breed Farm: The rumors are true. Heritage Breed Farm will offer organic grass-fed turkeys and chickens and non-GMO pork this holiday.

Wyndridge Farm: From non-alcoholic Crafty Soda to Crafty Ciders and Beers,Wyndridge Farm has a tasty local selection for friends big and small.

Just Cupcakes: Delightful seasonally decorated cupcakes are great for holiday celebrations and make for a tasty gift. Follow your nose from Central Market to Just Cupcakes courtyard where your treats await.

Springleaf Farm: USDA Certified Organic produce, herbs, and plants are homegrown with love at Springleaf Farm!

Little Sister’s Kitchen Confections: Cookies, caramels, and Whoopie Pies, OH MY! Homemade treats are here for all to enjoy.

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Wash Your Mouth Out Soap Co.: These high quality, natural soaps and body products are “so good, it’ll make you wanna cuss!”


Local Style

T.K.’s Nut & Candy: Clear Toy Candies, Salted Caramels, Coating Chocolate— you name it. T.K.’s Nut & Candy has those sweet cravings covered. Beckham’s Bones: Don’t forget a treat for your favorite K-9! Beckham’s Bones offers all-natural, organic, gluten-free dog treats. Under One Sun: Give the gift of good health with a Juice Club Membership at Under One Sun. Try the Subtle Supplement, Beneficial Booster or the Core Cleanser.

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Saucy Girls: Homemade Hot Peppers and Sauce, Pepperoni Rolls, Homemade Meatballs and Marinara, and Fresh Pasta equal a delicious Saucy Girls gift basket.

All About Brownies: Made from the highest quality ingredients, these double chocolate gourmet brownies are the talk of the town. Gluten free available.

Foodies' Feast

J.R.’s Fries: Visit the “Fry Guys” for delicious fresh cut fries and PA Dutch favorites at J.R.’s Fries.

Mezzogiorno: Mezzogiorno’s Italian-influenced dishes prepared with local flavors are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or brunch.

Bair’s Fried Chicken: With their famous fried chicken and two brand new menus, “Bair’s From the Block” and “Naked (grilled) Chicken,” Bair’s has a bite for everyone. Take Five Espresso Bar: Warm up with a fresh cup of coffee at Take Five Espresso Bar! A bag of coffee beans makes a great gift, too.

Pepper’s Grille: Stop by Pepper’s Grille for homemade favorites with a twist. A Pepper’s Grille gift card makes a great gift.

Roburrito’s: The holidays don’t have to be THIS rough. Shop with Roburrito’s this year! With a gift card and hot sauce.

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salvage REFINDINGS: YORK’S ARCHITECTURAL WAREHOUSE @refindings /refindings

465 Prospect St. York, PA 17403


Refindings: York’s Architectural Warehouse is a 12,000-square-foot paradise for collectors. Dedicated to preserving, restoring and repurposing objects from the past, Refindings accepts a number of donations each year on behalf of the nonprofit Historic York: vintage mantels, lighting fixtures, stained glass, ironwork and more. This list barely represents the thousands of artifacts, antiques and perhaps a holiday present or two available for members of the public to purchase. The Architectural Warehouse was once solely an Historic York operation. In 2011, however, a collective of seven individuals, many of them previous Historic York board members, purchased the warehouse from Historic York. Today, Olde York Homes, Rudy Art Glass, Circa Antiques and Historic York comprise this collective — the heart and soul of Refindings. Gary L. Geiselman, founder of Olde York Homes, and Refindings manager Lou Girolami possess keen eyes for unique treasures to welcome into Refindings.

For more than three decades, Geiselman’s own work in historic restoration and renovation has placed the salvaged parts and pieces of York’s architectural history literally into his hands. An expert at the art of the salvage, Girolami develops close connections with his customers, keeping an eye out for items customers either collect or have admired in the past. Refindings has the mélange attracting DIYers who revel in turning old things into good things. Additionally, on-site restoration specialists help customers adapt antiques to the demands of contemporary use. When you visit Refindings, you begin to appreciate and understand how maintaining the past is a major part of its mission, a mission inspired largely by Yo­rk’s past and its present revival.

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the making of a makerspace

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Picture a place where designers, fabricators and artists unite to transform dreams into realities. Imagine the possibilities of a place that can literally put tools into the hands of people who can physically shape York’s creative arts future. This future has arrived thanks to Working Class. Born out of a partnership between Rudy Art Glass (with co-owner Steve Mitchell) and Salvaging Creativity, Working Class will be a member-based, industrial design fabrication and education center open to members of the York community. The makerspace will house the equipment, tools, training and talent to nurture and support York’s creative class. A woodshop, metal shop and digital design studio will all be housed at 15 E. Philadelphia St. From welding and glass cutting to 3D printing and woodworking, Working Class is both education and hands-on fabrication. “This is going to be a classroom space and shop,” says Patrick Sells of Salvaging Creativity. “Many people have the skills, but they may not have access to the tools or the resources.” In addition to the physical workspaces themselves, a planned gallery retail space at 25 E. Philadelphia St. will give artists a venue to bring their creations to market. “It’s also about opening up this building to the community. One of the main goals for us is to leverage this space as a downtown asset for the public and to get people to interact with this building,” says Erin Casey of Rudy Art Glass. With a planned December soft opening, this makerspace is set to make an indelible mark on York’s creative arts future.

Working Class

/workingclassyork @workingclassyork

15 E. Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401


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Starscopes Fair tidings to you, dear readers. ’Tis the most enchanting time of year — you know snowflakes swirling, candy canes twirling and all that jazz. But don’t let these traditional holiday trappings distract you from what’s really going on in the heavens. That Karmic soul Saturn’s shift from Scorpio to Sagittarius come late December is going to rock some worlds like no Dick Clark Rockin’ New Year’s Eve show ever could. Herewith we present our starscopes as we close out 2014.

(OK, you were expecting some dramatic ending to this, but the sugar plum fairy took a holiday. What can we say?)

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SCORPIO | 10.23 - 11.21 Time to bid adieu to Saturn, fair Scorpio. But don’t be breaking into “Auld Lang Syne” just yet. The holidays pack plenty of opportunity for a little night out in the Seventh House Café. Before stepping out, a new wardrobe might just be that pre-Christmas gift you give to yourself. How’s that for being merry?

TAURUS | 04.21 - 05.20 Cheers, Taurus! You rocked 2014. With all you accomplished, you deserve a little celebration for yourself. Why not start 2015 out on a high note by taking time now to get your personal health in check? We know you can be (dare we say) bullish about it, but hey, Taurus, you gotta be well to run with the best of them.

SAGITTARIUS | 11.22 - 12.21 You’ll be doing more than greeting Saturn with a festive wreath on your Seventh House door! You’re undergoing a top-down transformation yourself, and what better gift could you get this holiday than a fresh approach to life and a restored sense of balance? Break out the champagne; you and Saturn have some celebrating to do!

GEMINI | 05.21 - 06.20 Whoa there, Gemini! Your holiday to-do list is filling up faster than Santa’s naughty-andnice list. Put down the credit cards, untangle yourself from the tinsel, take a deep breath and take time for you and your thoughts. Perhaps a little stargazing in your Seventh House may be just what’s needed to illuminate some much-needed passion between you and that special someone in your life.

CAPRICORN | 12.21 - 01.20 Are you just dreading another ho-hum holiday, Capricorn? Maybe a little destination vacation might be just what you need to put some color back in your cheeks. Be a little adventurous; nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves aren’t the only spices of life. And do watch out for that unexpected gift from Mercury (he likes to play Santa too!).

CANCER | 06.21 - 07.22 Saturn’s cosmic shifts this season may just bode some shifting in your own life come early 2015. In the midst of the holiday hubbub, it’s time for some overdue cleaning of your Seventh House. After all, you’ll want to enter into the new year with your claws open. Reward yourself by imbibing in a few seasonal indulgences (White Rose, anyone?) in moderation.

AQUARIUS | 01.21 - 02.18 Sweet Aquarius, this season has you feeling extra generous as the winter solstice approaches. Show the downtown merchants a little love with your gift purchases. Make date night a night out at the Strand. Or do something good for a charity near and dear to your heart.What a way to fill your Seventh House with warmth this winter!

LEO | 07.23 - 08.23 My dear, Leo! What’s keeping you caged up lately? It’s time to let out your mighty roar and break free of whatever’s got a grip on your mojo. Like we advised Aries, a little one-on-one time with someone you trust can work wonders. Romance this season will get your Seventh House rockin’ again, and hey, that’s reason enough for a celebration. Cheers!

PISCES | 02.19 - 03.20 There’s a certain twinkle in your eye there, Pisces. Eggnog aside, you’ve got a lot buzzing inside you lately, and now’s a good time to start prioritizing for the new year. Despite winter’s chill, a special gift this season will warm you to the gills. Ah, but we promised Mercury not to let on more than we know on that front!

VIRGO | 08.24 - 09.22 The downtown shops are calling your name,Virgo. Just keep a close eye on your spending; you don’t want your mind doing its own cosmic dance come January. Despite the activities in the heavens above, things on terra firma might be a little quiet for you this season. Don’t despair: It’s a great time for deep thinking over a cup of hot cocoa.

ARIES | 03.21 - 04.20 Listen for it, Aries. No, we’re not talking Santa’s sleigh bells here. It’s the words of a loved one or a trusted confidant you’ll need to heed. Making and keeping those connections you have will be better than any gift you could get or give this season. Hey, don’t let the holiday hoopla in your Seventh House run you ragged either.

LIBRA | 09.23 - 10.23 Libra, we know you’ve got a plate fuller than what you get from grandma’s holiday dinner table, but hear us out. Schedule a little family time on your running list of things you’re trying to get done before the year ends. Be careful for what that saucy Mercury might be dishing out this season; a new acquaintance may not merit all your time and attention. Winter Edition 2014 |





Evolution Power Yoga

@EvolutionYoga /evolutionpoweryoga

2093 Springwood Rd. York, PA 17403


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That’s the question Lisa Taylor, president and founder of Evolution Power Yoga (EPY), poses to you as 2014 comes to a close. Why stop at a resolution when you can embrace a revolution? In January, the popular Baron Baptiste “40 Days to a Personal Revolution” program returns to EPY. While being “personal” to support your unique dreams and goals, the program is anything but a solitary activity. Participants become part of a supportive group that meets weekly.You won’t be alone in your journey toward living your most authentic self. “You learn so much from what people share.There’s a lot to be said for supporting one another in your personal growth,” Taylor says. Topics in the “40 Days to a Personal Revolution” include developing a personal yoga practice, adapting your diet and personal wellness routine, practicing meditation, and letting go of limiting beliefs stifling the personal power from within. Taylor says she believes those who allow themselves to become fully immersed in “40 Days to a Personal Revolution” will find a renewed sense of awareness in their lives. “There’s no better time than now to be happy,” she says.“This is a happiness revolution.” Take control of your own revolution! Sign up in person at the York or Lancaster studios, or online at

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YRK Winter Edition 2014  

t’s the most wonderful time of the year to live, work, and shop in York, PA. While you’ll find the traditional trappings of lights, ribbons,...

YRK Winter Edition 2014  

t’s the most wonderful time of the year to live, work, and shop in York, PA. While you’ll find the traditional trappings of lights, ribbons,...