We got a note from the students over at Central York High School that just made my day Friday.
As you recall, wle did a NewsVroom presentation for two journalism classes a couple weeks ago.
Anywho, you can read it for yourselves.
A lot of them seemed SUPER enthused about getting out of the cubicle.
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So, last night was super fun.
I joined co-workers Brittany Wilson and Sarah Chain to kickoff the NewsVroom’s yearlong initiative of visiting York County libraries.
We traveled to Dover Area Community Library, where I had the opportunity to present my ideaLab project to Girl Scout Troop #20195.
Before a mock press conference, I discussed basic apps (QuickVoice, iMovie, Notability, 360Pano, etc.) and I got to play this video of this old man with his funny cane.
The best part: One of the girls recommended I go set up my “office” at Chuck-E-Cheese.
Here are some photos from the event:
I had to drive the NewsVroom van, because — let’s be honest — everyone else was scared to.
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The benches outside Edmond Town Hall became memorials to Sandy Hook victims. Together, they spell a quote by William Edmond: “History has a secondary utility, which by relieving our minds from the fatigue, more serious occupation invigorates and prepares us for fresh exertion.”
He never showed up.
That, for some reason, is where it became real to me.
Somewhere between the piles of flowers, makeshift memorials, and barrage of funerals at St. Rose of Lima church, it hit me hard in a Sandy Hook hair salon on my last day of reporting from the Connecticut town.
Marci Benitez, a hair dresser at Fun Kuts, planned to cut 6-year-old James Mattioli’s hair on Saturday.
The appointment came and went. Benitez thought the young boy’s mother had forgotten, until she saw his name on a list released Saturday. Continue reading
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Future home of Johnson Controls? We’ll just wait and see.
Last week got pretty wild.
For months, we knew a Fortune 500 company was looking to relocate within York County to Hopewell Township using a tax incentive program that needed approval from the school board, township and commissioners.
If they didn’t get what they needed, they’d likely go to Maryland — or so we’re told.
Not knowing who it was frustrated the hell out of me. Continue reading
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