2018 – 2019 Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop for High School – This high school writing course is two independent semesters and covers one semester of creative writing and one semester of academic writing. The course is designed for students ranging from the reluctant writers to the wordy wordsmiths. This class is a basic level course that can be adapted to challenge honors level students. The intention is to introduce writing … Continue reading 2018 – 2019 Writing Workshop

Sweet Tea with Jessie and Amber

Sweet Tea with Amber Johnson and Jessica Cartwright PH: I want to hear about your daughter’s business….. AJ: It’s called Wick-Kids. She started it last May, but she wasn’t ready to sell until June because she had to find different suppliers. Believe it or not, wax smells. It stinks. Bad. We had to find commercial grade wax, because it doesn’t stink. But if you just … Continue reading Sweet Tea with Jessie and Amber

Penny Lemberger of Palmetto Rose Mercantile

People of Yorkville – Penny Lemberger of Palmetto Rose Mercantile We had such an in depth visit, it would take me forever to write word for word our conversation and all the rabbit trails we took in our time together. So instead, I want to highlight the many, many offerings at Palmetto Rose Mercantile, and then I’ll share a tidbit from our interview. They offer … Continue reading Penny Lemberger of Palmetto Rose Mercantile

Cagney Larkin of the Sylvia Theater

People of Yorkville’s very own… Cagney Larkin of the Sylvia Theater Me: Now are you the owner of the Sylvia? Cagney Larkin – No, Paul Finnican is the owner, who purchased it in 2003 and revitalized it to such as you see today. I am the house manager, along with my partner Tyler. We run all the daily operations, book all the events, schedule all … Continue reading Cagney Larkin of the Sylvia Theater

Chantha Kaing of Rainbow Donuts

Chantha Kaing of Rainbow Donuts PH: Are you the owner? CK: No…I work for my niece. PH: This is a family owned business? CK: Yes ma’am. PH: How long have you been in York? CK: Two years. (The business has been opened two years, and Chantha has been in York two years.) Chantha continues… We’re from California. We came here to be with family…. My … Continue reading Chantha Kaing of Rainbow Donuts

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