We will meet in front of the brick commercial building next to the Hess station on Saturday May 17 to walk around town and clean up our streets.
While this bridge isn’t in Emigsville, Shady Lane runs from North George Street to Board Road just north of us.
Full story at ydr.com: Officials close East Manchester bridge for repairs
I am in the process of pulling all of the historic photos into one page. If you have an old photo that you would like to share with the village email a digital copy or contact me and will take a picture of it – firstname.lastname@example.org
Link here for the Historic image page link that will live permanently at the top of this site
A non-profit village website is a labor of love. The Emigsville Heritage Project maintains this site for free with the help of our neighbors.
Former resident Tony Topper stepped forward in 2006 to offer me free space to host this site.
I rented a house to Tony and he was the first full-time webmaster for ydr.com in the 1990′s when people actually had to build their own websites writing code. Last year, Tony moved to California to work for ebay and I gave him the option to stop giving us free support and server space, but he said that he wanted to remain part of the project.
So a big thanks to Tony for ongoing support on this website
The Manchester Township Historical Society will sponsor an Antique Appraisal Clinic by Cordier Auction Service on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the township municipal building at 3200 Farmtrail Road.
Admission to the clinic is free. Items submitted for appraisal are $5.00 per item, $10.00 for three items with a limited of three items per person. Items should be small enough to carry into the building. Photos of larger items are also acceptable.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and refreshments provided by Z & D Fries.
Presented by the Manchester Township Historical Society.
After 8 years, I have updated emigsville.org
All the same content is here. The new templet should work seamlessly on mobile platforms now.
A few things need to be fixed here and there as I clean things up.
Next week, a municipal zoning hearing board will rule on a variance aimed at subdividing nearly 600 acres of the historic Sinking Springs Farm in Manchester Township.
Sinking Springs Farm LP, in care of Susquehanna Real Estate in York and Louis Appell Jr., is seeking a special exception that would allow it to subdivide the 590.2-acre property into 11 lots, according to township documents.
If approved, six of the 11 lots would be 10 acres each, allowing for one home apiece, said Stewart S. Olewiler, the township’s zoning officer. The remaining five lots will remain as farmland
The farm is bordered by Church Road, Sinking Springs Lane, North George Street, Locust Lane.
Read more here ydr.com 09.06.13
A random man from Covington, Ga found a book at Goodwill for $2.50 and asked if the heritage project wanted, but when he went back he said it was gone. He took some snapshots of it. Interesting window into 1897.
It would be interesting in the (1897) context of the inscription. I am assuming John H might be the grandson of John the original Emig?
Here was the inscription:
Christmas Day 1897
We must escape from the limitations which gall our freedom by out growing them, by rising above them.
The â€œlife more abundant is the only remedy for what we call evilâ€
John H. Emig, Emigsville, Pa.
And Merry Christmas to you Mr. Emig.
Jim McClure expands onÂ in his blogÂ Yorktownsquare here
For a group of young boys, there isn’t anything much more exciting than coming across a bunch of snakes.
When Cody Fox, 12, and Talon Stahl, 13, both of Emigsville, found a bunch of snakes in some old abandoned tires recently, it became the highlight of an afternoon of helping clean up their community as part of the Emigsville Trash Busters.
The group of neighborhood kids was started earlier this summer when the children decided they wanted to “keep our environment clean,” Cody said.
Read more here ydr.com 07.31.13
Friday and Saturday yard sale items at homes throughout town.
Hotdogs, Hamburgers and bakery items at St Mark Lutheran Church, St Mark St. and Broad.
Chicken Corn Soup at Otterbein United Methodist, George St in the middle of town.
Don’t miss the BBQ chicken meals for sale 11-2 in front of the Emigsville Band hall on George Street
Thanks to those who came out to help keep Emigsville free from trash.
And Thank You to Hess for providing drinks when they returned.
Photo created with Google+ Auto Awsome see how I did it here
Same day as the Village yard sale.
Emigsville Yard Sale – June 14-15 – Chicken BBQ Saturday June 15th at the band hall 11-til?
Free parking at St. Marks Lutheran Church on St. Marks St off of North George Street.
Date: May 4, 2013
Place: Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene — 400 Stillmeadow Ln, York, PA
In keeping with the remembrance of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Chaplain Ron Bupp, York County Prison, will acknowledge York County’s role with a series of mini- seminars
Two local authors will speak to the Battle of Wrightsville and York City’s surrender to the Confederates in June of 1863.
There will also be speakers on the subject of ammunition used at the Battle of Gettysburg along with relics on display.
York was instrumental in the Underground Railroad. That will be the topic on for another speaker.
Plans include a musket demonstration and members of the 87th Pa. reenactment group setting up a living history site.
Featuring several places in Emigsville
The Manchester Township Historical Society is offering a 2013 calendar featuring a broad collection of historic township sites.Each month offers photographs and profiles of farms, barns, organizations, and businesses in Manchester Township.Featured selections for the 2013 calendar include: Acme Cornet Band, White Oak Park, Center Square School, Ambrose Updegraff Farm, Union Churches of Manchester Township, Alert Fire Company No. 1, Emigsville Creamery, Stillmeadow Farm, Black Bridge, Acme Wagon Works, and the John Smith House.The calendar also includes a two-page memorial to Maxine Lumsargis who passed away in 2012. Maxine was a founding member of the Society and, for many years, the groupâ€™s leader and primary researcher, or â€œdiggerâ€ as she liked to say.Calendars are available at the Manchester Township building in the Township Office and the Township Tax Office or by contacting ManTwpHistory@gmail.com.Single copies are $10.00 each.Â A portion of the proceeds will go to the fund to Save Center Square School.–Mae Duncan