I’m good at teaching, a gift I’ve confidently used for more than half my life. I’ve taught third grade, sixth grade, special education, preschool, homeschool, private school, music lessons… I can teach. But playing teacher and being an actual student aren’t necessarily so familiar as merely different sides of a coin. I hadn’t taken a test without an answer key in twenty years, and the … Continue reading Going Home.
People of Yorkville Series – Holley Steele of The Beaded Dragon How did you come up with your name? HS: I wanted something catchy and there’s a lot of artisan crafts and jewelry in here. I was going to be The Beaded Lady for a second but I thought people might call me The Bearded Lady, so I went with The Beaded Dragon and my … Continue reading Holley Steele of The Beaded Dragon
Last week I had the distinct opportunity to speak with Walter of Frank’s Jewelers in York. Walter’s wife runs the anchor store in Clover, while the branch store in downtown York sits settled right on Congress Street since 2003. We did not engage in a formal interview, but instead spent a good hour talking casually about all sorts of things. I asked lots of questions … Continue reading Frank’s Jewelers
(Logo taken from Jen’s blog, https://lifeafterlemons.com) How did you get started making candy? JS: Back when I was twelve we went to a candy making party that one of my aunts or cousins was having and I really took a liking to it. My mom supported it and got me a starter kit and I just took off from there. I took some time off … Continue reading Life After Lemons with Jennifer Shull
MF: So essentially I’m moving. I’m moving from a box, a brick and mortar to online. (The new store will have a) Different name – Modern Rehab. It’s going to be in three parts – the first component would be vintage clothing, second is vintage decor, collectibles, maybe small home wares, home goods. The third is going to be for local and that will be … Continue reading Mike Foster – Modern Rehab (Formerly York Vintage Thrift and Restoration)
(Anita, standing at the ice cream counter. Downtown Music is more than a music store; it’s a local hangout and a great place to grab an afternoon cup o’joe or treat as well.) Happiest Moment? AH: Being able to have the grandkids come in here with us. JH: Kids and grandkids can still come in while we’re working. It’s not like we’re in a factory … Continue reading Anita Hardin – Downtown Music Lessons and More
Biggest change in York? When the Bi-Los came in, that was the biggest change, because my whole life, everything was about downtown York. You bought everything, your produce, your groceries, everything was downtown York. I grew up shopping at the drug stores. Everything downtown York. Then when the Bi-Los came in, the supermarkets – super centers, then everything started moving away from downtown York. Now … Continue reading Joe Hardin – Downtown Music Lessons and More