YOU VOTE: What West Manchester Mall Tout video should Sean star in?

Sean Adkins is the star of any show. Just watch these Touts.

Sean (It’s pronounced See-Ann) Adkins is the star of any show. Just read this post. Such a ham.

I’ve been covering the West Manchester Mall for about a year now, since it was sold.

Veteran reporter Sean Adkins has been covering it for much longer.

So, before someone executes plans that would turn the mall into a legitimate place, we want to have a little fun. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Before the Harley coverage, it was ‘biker babe’ for Halloween

My little sister Casey and I during Halloween sometime in the 90s.

My little sister Casey and I during Halloween sometime in the 90s.

Apparently, my mom thought it would be a good idea one year to dress my sister and I up as “biker babes.”

And this what she thought “biker babes” looked like. Continue reading

I met an awesome WWE-loving pastor in McDonald’s the other day

Here is Pastor James hanging out in the background of my Tout video.

Here is Pastor James hanging out in the background of my Tout video.

On Monday, I went to McDonald’s in Springettsbury Township to get some work done.

They say news doesn’t walk by your desk, and this particular fast food establishment has had plenty of action in the last year.

Seemed like a good choice.

I got my coffee, sat down in a cushy chair and ignored the fact that people were obviously staring at me for being that dressed-up weirdo on a laptop in McDonald’s. Continue reading

Sean and I suck at children’s Halloween games

Sean and I agreed to be partners (OK, I basically wrote his name on the sign up sheet.) for the games at the work Halloween party today.

One of the games involved finding a piece of gum in a container of whip cream without the use of hands. Then, you had to blow a bubble.

We lost. Here’s what happened: Continue reading

ALL THE BOYERS EVER: A profile story by an actual Boyer

 

Aside from Donald, these are all the Boyers you'll ever need to know. Meet my family -- Stan, Ann, and Casey.

Aside from Donald, these are all the Boyers you’ll ever need to know. Meet my fabulous family — Stan (the man), Ann, and Casey.

This story seems, at first, kind of self-serving.

Except it’s not.

I’ve never been a huge genealogy person. I know what I know, and that’s enough.

Maybe I’m scared what a little research might reveal. Maybe I’ll find out some of my relatives were heinous criminals or total weirdo losers.

Or maybe I just don’t care all that much.

But that’s OK. Donald Boyer cares enough ¬†for the both of us. Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Reporter Sean Adkins, 38, explains social media of the 1990s

Business Reporter Sean Adkins ponders how the world has changed.

Business Reporter Sean Adkins ponders how the world has changed.

Today, someone was making a video for our Teen Takeover staff. Folks around here were asked to share their tips for teen journos.

I was asked to explain what social media was like when I was a kid. Basically it barely existed, I said. (Aside from this gem.)

I shared the question with fellow business reporter Sean Adkins. He’s 38.

Crap was really in the stone age back then. Continue reading

Today, I visited an air duct factory.

In this screenshot, Ken Brown, president of MKT Manufacturing, is contemplating his love of ducts. To watch the video, click here.

In this screenshot, Ken Brown, president of MKT Metal Manufacturing, is contemplating his love of ducts. To watch the video, click here.

Today, I visited a duct factory.

No, not the tape.

MKT Metal Manufacturing in Manchester Township, Pa., makes air ducts for commercial buildings and the kinds that are exposed in super swanky apartments.

Think ducts are boring, eh?

You’re wrong. Ducts are cool for a lot of reasons. Continue reading