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  • Emigsville event update – Come to the Picnic June 22

    • Community picnic— June 22 3-5pm at the Boy Scout meeting house and areas around the Emigsville Park (near the stone railroad overpass) Bring a pot luck or dessert, place setting, and chairs. Hot Dogs, rolls, condiments and drinks will be included. The Emigsville Band will perform. Everyone is welcome, residents and Emigsville Alumni.
    • Annual Community Yard Sale— July 18, 19 Call Janet for signs at 767-6245 in advance. If you were planning one, here is your chance to boost your traffic. We will be advertising in local newspapers.

    Look for a Story Night in September featuring the Emig family.


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  • Storytelling Night – March 26 – 7-8:30pm

    Another in our series of Storytelling Nights:

    The Acme Cornet Band of Emigsville at the Otterbein UNited Methodist Church, 3241 North George Street, Emigsville.

    JIM DIETZ has played the clarinet for 53 years with the Emigsville Band and has been serving as business manager for 20 years. He retired in 2005 from his own landscaping business and is a member of Providence Presbyterian Church in York.

    CURVIN KINDIG, JR has played trumpet with the Emigsville band for 50 years and served as secretary and librarian. He retired from the the U.S. Government Naval Depot and is a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Emigsville.

    CHARLES JACOBY has played sousaphone for 26 years with the Emigsville Band and played 20 years with the Zion View Band before that. He retired from York Casket with 27 after 27 years and is a member of New Fairview Church of the Brethren.

    JEFF BOLLINGER has played French horn for four years with the Emigsville Band. He is employed by Hively Landscapes, Inc and is a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Roundtown.

    AND YOU our audience sharing your stories

    Admission is free – Bring a friend – Meet your neighbors

    Follow the links at the top of this page to read the stories of Don Dull and W. Bruce Ruby from previous Storytelling Nights.

    The next Storytelling Night will be Tuesday October 28, check back for more details


  • Yellow Planet Aid drop box for clothing and shoes at the traffic light

    The yellow box at the intersection of North George Street and Emig Road (the traffic light) is a drop box for Planet aid. Visit their website at www.planetaid.org.

    Planet Aid has partnered with HAFA Construction

    Planet Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment and creating sustainable development in Africa and Asia.

    We collect and recycle used clothing and shoes in 19 states in the USA. Items donated to Planet Aid are resold and proceeds are used to support education, community development and HIV/AIDS programs in Africa and Asia. We partner with individuals, schools, organizations, companies and government agencies to inform about and contribute to community based development.


  • Story Night – February 20 from 7 to 8:30pm

    The Emigsville Heritage Project once again will be holding the popular “Story Night” at the Otterbein Church on North George Street, Emigsville. The evening is to be of interest to all who are interested in the history of Emigsville. The speakers will be speaking from their own experience and the stories handed down to them. We encourage the audience to participate by adding their “stories” as well at the end of the discussion. — Shary Smith

    To hear and see the speakers from our previous story night, link here…


  • Emigsville Luminaria

    Help start a tradition of decorating the village with luminary candles Christmas Eve.

    The bags should be placed on the sidewalk opposite the curb about 5 feet apart the evening of December 24th. Lighting begins at 10 p.m.

    • Price for the luminary, bag and candle is 50 cents per bag.

    Please call or stop by HAFA Construction, 3277 North George (rear) to purchase your luminaries by December 16th

    Call 764-8709 (HAFA Construction) ask for Faye or Craig

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  • Emig Mansion Victorian Holiday Bazaar

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    Marian Bachman, left, with Shary Smith

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    Paul Kuehnel, left, and Jeremy Maschak were door greeters.

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    The third annual Emig Mansion Victorian Holiday Bazaar was held today.

    About 20 vendors attended with piano music by Greg Maroney. and hand bells by First Presbyterian Church of York.

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  • County plans to break ground for our rail trail soon

    trailthumb.jpgThe public is welcome to a groundbreaking ceremony of the Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail on

    November 9th at 1 p.m. at Rudy Park

    This trail extension will link Rudy Park, passing through Crist field (along Emig Mill Road), following the Codorus Creek and linking up with the current rail trial that ends in Baltimore County, Maryland.

    Emigsville will be the town most nearest to northern terminus of this 47 mile trail, which will eventually connect to Hanover with another rail trail.

    Click on this link or the thumbnail in this post to see a video I produced taking you on a tour of the new rail trail extension near Emigsville.

    For more information and a map http://www.yorkcountytrails.org/northernextmap.html

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    Would you like to see Emigsville linked to this trail by a spur?


  • Halloween in E-ville

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    A yard on High Street casts an eerie glow during Trick-or-Treat in Emigsville tonight.

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  • Visit Shiloh Nurseries’ FALL FEST this weekend !!!!

    Emigsville Heritage Project supporters bake for Shiloh Nurseries’ FALL FEST

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    Shiloh Nurseries 17th Annual FALL FEST is September 30 – October 1

    Come visit our table and introduce yourself. You are our community.

    The festival is located at Shiloh Nurseries
    3100 N. George Street, Emigsville. (717)767-673

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    Both Days

    • Horse drawn wagon rides
    • Crafts to make
    • Pumpkins to decorate
    • Food from local vendors
    • Local craft people with demonstrations and displays
    • Guessing games and scavenger hunt – both with prizes!
    • Straw mountain to climb
    • Kids Klub give-away
    • SPCA Booth

    Saturday from 9 am – 5pm

    • Silly Billy the Clown – 11 am
    • Jack Hubley, host of the syndicated show “Wild Moments” “Critters No One Loves” 1pm only
    • Magic! by Watson – a roaming magic show between 3 – 5 pm

    Sunday from 11am – 5 pm

    • Petting zoo and live alpacas
    • Silly Billy the Clown – 1 pm
    • Pops Puppets 2:30 – 4:30 pm

    Visit the FALL FEST link at Shiloh Nurseries for the latest details.

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  • Your Town – Your News – Your Life

    • Are you proud of your son’s accomplishments in Iraq?
    • Have the best church spaghetti dinner between York and Manchester?
    • Maybe you just have some news about someone in town that other people would like to hear about.

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