September 6, 2013
Next week, a municipal zoning hearing board will rule on a variance aimed at subdividing nearly 600 acres of the historic Sinking Springs Farm in Manchester Township.
Sinking Springs Farm LP, in care of Susquehanna Real Estate in York and Louis Appell Jr., is seeking a special exception that would allow it to subdivide the 590.2-acre property into 11 lots, according to township documents.
If approved, six of the 11 lots would be 10 acres each, allowing for one home apiece, said Stewart S. Olewiler, the township’s zoning officer. The remaining five lots will remain as farmland
The farm is bordered by Church Road, Sinking Springs Lane, North George Street, Locust Lane.
Read more here ydr.com 09.06.13
September 4, 2013
A random man from Covington, Ga found a book at Goodwill for $2.50 and asked if the heritage project wanted it… but when he went back he said it was gone. He took some snapshots of it. Interesting window into 1897.
It would be interesting in the (1897) context of the inscription. I am assuming John H might be the grandson of John the original Emig? I know there were a few.”
Here was the inscription:
Christmas Day 1897
We must escape from the limitations which gall our freedom by out growing them, by rising above them.
The “life more abundant is the only remedy for what we call evil”
John H. Emig, Emigsville, Pa.
And Merry Christmas to you Mr. Emig.
Jim McClure expands on in his blog Yorktownsquare here
July 31, 2013
For a group of young boys, there isn’t anything much more exciting than coming across a bunch of snakes.
When Cody Fox, 12, and Talon Stahl, 13, both of Emigsville, found a bunch of snakes in some old abandoned tires recently, it became the highlight of an afternoon of helping clean up their community as part of the Emigsville Trash Busters.
The group of neighborhood kids was started earlier this summer when the children decided they wanted to “keep our environment clean,” Cody said.
Read more here ydr.com 07.31.13
June 14, 2013
Friday and Saturday yard sale items at homes throughout town.
Hotdogs, Hamburgers and bakery items at St Mark Lutheran Church, St Mark St. and Broad.
Chicken Corn Soup at Otterbein United Methodist, George St in the middle of town.
Don’t miss the BBQ chicken meals for sale 11-2 in front of the Emigsville Band hall on George Street
June 12, 2013
Thanks to those who came out to help keep Emigsville free from trash.
And Thank You to Hess for providing drinks when they returned.
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June 5, 2013
Purchase tickets in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Same day as the Village yard sale.
March 6, 2013
Emigsville Yard Sale - June 14-15 - Chicken BBQ Saturday June 15th at the band hall 11-til?
Free parking at St. Marks Lutheran Church on St. Marks St off of North George Street.
February 6, 2013
Date: May 4, 2013
Place: Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene — 400 Stillmeadow Ln, York, PA
In keeping with the remembrance of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Chaplain Ron Bupp, York County Prison, will acknowledge York County’s role with a series of mini- seminars
Two local authors will speak to the Battle of Wrightsville and York City’s surrender to the Confederates in June of 1863.
There will also be speakers on the subject of ammunition used at the Battle of Gettysburg along with relics on display.
York was instrumental in the Underground Railroad. That will be the topic on for another speaker.
Plans include a musket demonstration and members of the 87th Pa. reenactment group setting up a living history site.
January 24, 2013
November 9, 2012
Featuring several places in Emigsville
The Manchester Township Historical Society is offering a 2013 calendar featuring a broad collection of historic township sites.
Each month offers photographs and profiles of farms, barns, organizations, and businesses in Manchester Township.
Featured selections for the 2013 calendar include: Acme Cornet Band, White Oak Park, Center Square School, Ambrose Updegraff Farm, Union Churches of Manchester Township, Alert Fire Company No. 1, Emigsville Creamery, Stillmeadow Farm, Black Bridge, Acme Wagon Works, and the John Smith House.
The calendar also includes a two-page memorial to Maxine Lumsargis who passed away in 2012. Maxine was a founding member of the Society and, for many years, the group’s leader and primary researcher, or “digger” as she liked to say.
Calendars are available at the Manchester Township building in the Township Office and the Township Tax Office or by contacting ManTwpHistory@gmail.com
.Single copies are $10.00 each. A portion of the proceeds will go to the fund to Save Center Square School.
November 2, 2012
Emigsville Heritage Project Story Night series continues 7 pm Wednesday, November 7, at St Mark Lutheran Church at 3293 Broad St Emigsville, PA. Refreshments will follow.
The speaker will be Andy Rawicz. He was a manager of Shiny Brite ornaments, popular from the 1940’s and were manufactured in and distributed from Emigsville until the 1960’s. Rawicz is the current owner of the former Acme Wagon Works and American Acme Company building.
January 21, 2012
Discover our Presidents with historian John Jovich 16 April with John Jovich, session starting at 7:00. It will last about 1 hour with Q&A time
The Manchester Townshop Historical Society is hosting the presentation on April 16 at 7:00pm at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1215 Church Road.
December 24, 2011
December 10, 2011
Art by Craig Kauffman
December 6, 2011
Email us at email@example.com if you are interesting in purchasing a ticket ahead of time.
November 22, 2011
December 5, 2011 at 3 p.m.
At Crist Field
November 13, 2011
The Emigsville Band would like to advise the residents of Emigsville that The Band will be Christmas Caroling through the streets Saturday morning, December 24th, INSTEAD of the traditional Christmas morning.
This decision was made because Christmas falls on a Sunday this year and many of the band members attend church services, especially on such a holy holiday.
The Christmas morning (Eve this year) has been a tradition in Emigsville since the late 1800’s
May 4, 2011
Saturday, May 7 — Emigsville Village Litter Cleanup – 9 am at the Post Office. We will supply everything (including the litter).
Friday and Saturday June 3, 4 – Annual Yard Sale – Call 764-8709 by Tuesday May 24th and give your address if you are participating so we can get you in the advertisement.
Saturday, June 4 — Chicken Barbeque — $7.50 each - In conjunction with the Yard Sale, the Chicken Barbeque will be a fund raiser for the Heritage Project. Buy tickets, support the Village, enjoy some good chicken. See or call any board member or leave a message at 764-8709 for tickets.
Pick up dinners from 11am to 1 pm at the Emigsville Band Hall.
A dinner includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, roll & butter and applesauce.
April 24, 2011
Featured speaker from York Quilters’ Guild: Roberta Benvin, local author and fabric designer will tell anything you want to know about quilts.
Optional: Bring one quilted item for critique
When: Monday, May 2, 2011 7:00 pm
Where: Providence Presbyterian Church, 1215 Church Road, York, Pa
Hosted by: Manchester Township Historical Society
February 1, 2011
Join Jim McClure, an editor with the York Daily Record/Sunday News and author of several books and local history blog York Town Square for a story night 7 pm at Otterbein United Methodist Church 3241 N George St. Emigsville.
Last year Mr. McClure brought us “The famous - and not so famous - people passing (or traveling) through Emigsville.”