• 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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  • Listen to Emigsville Story Night – Kain and Rudisill

    lowGeorge Hay Kain III.jpglowJim Rudisill.jpgGeorge Hay Kain III, left, and Jim Rudisill, right, share their insight into Emigsville history at Otterbein United Methodist Church of Emigsville during Story Night hosted November 14th by the Emigsville Heritage Project.

    If you missed the talk live, listen to the sound files of Kain and Rudisill speaking by clicking on the link below. They can be found in the audio directory of this page.

    http://w2.ydr.com/mmedia/

    Note: 10/15/08 – This server no longer exists. Look for this to be updated in the future.
    For more information about the talk and York County history in general visit Jim McClure’s blog, York Town Square at the link below.

    http://www.yorktownsquare.com/2006/11/yes_its_pronounced_yorkshur_ju.php

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  • From our survey…

    Residents would like to see/events…

    • A community cookbook
    • A pinochle club
    • Interested in hosting seminars for interior design
    • Community yard sale
    • Decorate with flowers/mums in spring, summer, fall along the street
    • Christmas lights contest along street

    Comment using the “comments” link below if you would like to add something to this list.


  • The gale of November ends in a rainbow

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    A windy rainy day in Emigsville ended in a rainbow over St. Marks Lutheran Church.

    According to the Emigsville weather station, a 34 mph gust of wind blew through at 3 p.m. and the total rain for the day was 1.24 inches.

    If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


  • Story Night a success…thanks to you

    Thanks to everyone who came out for story night! About 50 people came out to hear our two spirited speakers who filled the evening with tales of Emigsville past. Thanks to Otterbein for the use of their sanctuary.
    Look for sound files on this website in the near future in case you missed the evening.

    • A tale of an Emigsville child during the Civil War
    • Lincoln’s funeral train passed through Emigsville
    • In the 1830’s a canal along the Codorus could take you to the Susquehanna…from there you could buy a ticket for Paris, France via boat
    • How is Hayshire pronounced
    • North George Street once crossed busy double railroad tracks and headed to Manchester up the Liverpool Turnpike. The current roadway was once just a right-of-way for the trolley

    If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • Ground is broken for our rail trail at Rudy park

      Read about it in today’s York Daily Record.

      Nov 10, 2006 — York County’s rail trail is almost the length of a marathon … and is closing fast…..http://www.ydr.com/newsfull/ci_4636226

      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.

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • 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

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.

      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.

       If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • Banner Proofs

      banner1020.jpgThe proofs are back from the printer after the previous version. We will be contacting banner sponsors or if you have a concern with the content of your banner call Shary Smith at the Emig Mansion at 764-2226 or mail@emigsville.org

      Click on the thumbnail at left to see the full set of proofs.

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.

       

       

       

       


    • First temperature below freezing for the season.

      The Emigsville Weather Station recorded the first temperature below freezing since last Spring.

      The station recorded 31.2 degrees at 6:30 a.m., a gusty day with a high wind speed of 31 mph out of the NW.

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • 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.

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • High, St. Marks, and Broad Street paving

      Paving was completed by Dallastown contractor Emory J. Peters Excavating & Paving Contractors Inc. in one day; a nice job with a curb to help prevent erosion along the High Street hill.

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      A paving machine grinds it’s way up Broad Street today.

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • North George Street Banner Project

      The banner orders are heading to the printer !!

      Thank you – Our most recent banner sponsors…

      Herculite Products, Inc. – 105 E Sinking Springs Lane
      Hoist & Crane Repair, Inc. – 3321 High Street


      The Manchester Township Historical Society
      Feeser & Williams Insurance – 3123 N George

      St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church – 3293 Broad
      Emigsville Storage – 3279 Otterbein
      R.D. Heller Plumbing & Heating, Inc. – 3337 N George
      American Tile, Inc. – 25 Aberdeen
      Interiors 2000 Plus, Inc. – 90 Aberdeen
      Hilda’s Furniture – 3397 N George

      Therapeutic Massage – 3281 N George
      My Favorite DeliDaily Specials Link – 3397 N George
      Hafa Construction Inc. – 3277 N George
      Otterbein United Methodist Church of Emigsville – 3241 N George

      The Emig Mansion – 3342 N George
      New Length Nail Boutique – 3294 N George

      Shiloh Nurseries – 3100 N George

      Our first sponsors…

      Andy Rawitz – Industrial Lubricants & Products Inc. -3337 N. George
      Walter Beck –
      Beck & Ness Woodworking – 3337 N. George


      We are proud to announce the first project of The Emigsville Heritage Project.

      Banners will be hung along the west side of North George Street on utility poles in downtown Emigsville.

      The 24 banners will have three designs highlighting the historical fabric of our community.

      • The Emig Mansion
      • Acme Wagon Company

      If you are interesting in sponsoring a banner for a fee (projected to be hung this fall) to promote your business, organization or honor someone, contact Hafa Construction Inc. 764-8709 or the Emig Mansion at 764-2226

      If you have Emigsville news, events or pictures that you would like to see on this site email me at mail@emigsville.org or use the “comment” link at the bottom of each page to share a public comment about this posting.


    • The old Emigsville Post Office

      If you would like to see your historic or recent photo on this site:

      Attach the photo with some information to an email at mail@emigsville.org or regular mail Paul Kuehnel, PO Box 271, Emigsville

      Please comment using the link at the end of this post if you know anything about the photo.

      1850 The Emigsville Post Office was established in anticipation of the completion of the railroad.

      Postmasters:

      Isaac Blizzard…………..March 19, 1850
      Smapson N. Quigle…….March 19, 1852
      George Wehrley………..March 28, 1855
      John Emig Jr…………….December 11, 1857
      John A. Emig……………February 1, 1882
      William H. Gable………..August 3,1885
      Andrew J. Myers………. May 6, 1886
      Horace Brillinger………. July 12, 1889
      John T Selsam…………..April 6, 1894
      Horace Brillinger………..March 4, 1898
      Charles B. Lewis………. February 19, 1915
      Robert F. Swartz……… March 11, 1918
      Paul E. Charleston……. January 12, 1920
      Edwin H. Zarfoss………September 11, 1934
      Milton H. Shermeyer…. November 1, 1942
      John F. Rauch…………. January 16, 1947

      ??? Can you fill in the missing dates? Use the comment link below the photo.
      Bernice E. Rauch (Mrs) Officer-In-Charge…. March 17,1969
      Bernice E. Rauch (Mrs) Postmaster………… June 12, 1971
      John E. Boyers Officer-In-Charge……………. February 19, 1982
      Robert J. Kelly Postmaster…………………….. June 12, 1982
      Dianna J. Stevens Officer-In-Charge………… October 27, 1984
      Ann Michele Heuyard Postmaster…………….. April 13,1985
      Lavella S. George Officer-In-Charge……….
      Susan A. Rudacille Postmaster……………….. January 31,1987
      Beverly A. Myers Officer-In-Charge…………… November 10, 1992
      John J. Shumski Postmaster…………………… March 6,1993

      historical list provided by John J. Shumski

      recent list of postmasters
      http://webpmt.usps.gov/pmt003.cfm
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      An old newspaper clipping reads: York, Pa. Oct.8 (Special) Four miles north of this city, in the borough of Emigsville, there is said to be the smallest postoffice building in the Eastern part of the United States, according to the department records. The town has several hundred residents, but the postmaster, Clarence Charleston, has devised such a system, of mail distribution that no inconvenience and congestion has resulted. The building is a pine board one-room structure, which is only 10 feet long and 7 feet wide. The small building is the borough’s only modest claim to fame.

      Photo courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society.


    • Emigsville links to the Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park

      What if Emigsville was connected to the Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park?

      • There would be a safe route to Rudy Park, York City and points south for pedestrians and bicyclists.
      • There would be an end point destination with services for long distance and short run trail users heading north looking for sandwiches at My Favorite Deli, Italian food at Mammas Pizza and a place to stay at the Emig Mansion.
      • Open new business opportunities for trail tourism
      • The bigger picture: A Grand History Loop Trail — when the Hanover Trolley Trail eventually will extend to Gettysburg where it would turn southward through Emmitsburg and Frederick, Maryland and hook up with the C&O Canal Trail, which leads to Washington, D.C. That trail, in turn, leads to the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Recreational Trail and the Northern Central Rail Trail, which links with the York County Heritage Rail Trail. Emigsville can be part of this.

      If you find this concept interesting or have an idea to help empower this idea, leave a comment using the “comments” link below this map at the bottom of this post.

      Work will start on the extension from Rudy Park this fall and continue south to Crist Field completing Phase I. The project is expected to connect to York City in 5-7 years. So now is the perfect time for us to discuss the possibilities.

      Map of the Northern Extension

      For more information about the Northern Extension from York City to Rudy Park link here
      http://www.yorkcountytrails.org/northernextmap.html

      For a story, photos of what you will see, and a video I produced about the extension link here
      http://www.yorkblog.com/archives/2006/07/an_old_path_off.html

      If you would like more information about contributing to the capital campaign run by the York County Rail Trail Authority that will bring the extension to Rudy Park crossing Crist Field link here
      http://www.yorkcountytrails.org/capitalcamp.html#campaign