Lorie Cassidy Cooper of Ken’s Barbershop

Me: How long have you lived in York? LCC: I’ve been in York since 1988, so about 30 years. I moved here from Rock Hill, just right up the road. When I first moved here, I lived way out in the country for a long time. Me: So you live in town now? LCC: No, I still live in the country. I have lived in … Continue reading Lorie Cassidy Cooper of Ken’s Barbershop

Ken Carpenter of Ken’s Barber Shop

People of Yorkville Interview with Ken Carpenter Me: How long has Ken’s Barber Shop been in business? KP: January 2014. Across the street was the original barber shop, and that went back before the depression. That was the Sanitary Barber Shop. My dad (that’s Lenny) started working there in 1968. He had been working at another barber shop across the street since 1964 when he … Continue reading Ken Carpenter of Ken’s Barber Shop

Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett of Dogma and Fetch

Downtown York offers an eclectic group of store owners, with life passions that lead them into business. Please meet our latest People of Yorkville, Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett, of Dogma and Fetch. Due to the busy nature of running a retail store, we instead opted for a email interview and a quick visit at the shop. Me: What was your inspiration to start the … Continue reading Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett of Dogma and Fetch

Penee with Penny Moss

People of Yorkville Series Penee with Penny Moss Me: How long have you been in business? PM: 17 years. I’ve been in this location (26 North Congress) a little over a year. I started out at 17 North Congress and I was there five or six years and then that building sold, so I had to move. I was going to build onto my house, … Continue reading Penee with Penny Moss

One Word

One Word. Love. Determined. Determination. Courage. Trust. Believe. Relentless. Dominate. Growth. Empowerment. Empowered. Faith. Feminine. Focus. Strength. Yes.   I must admit, in a culture of more, having a way to focus the entire year seems smart. What a marvelous solution to the overwhelming push of excess in our lives, living into just one word, c’est la vie to all other words.  I drove around for at … Continue reading One Word

HOME

HOME. 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 … Continue reading HOME

Frank’s Jewelers

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