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If you tell them, they will come: Visit to Panera ‘office hours’ in York yields hyperlocal business column

Meet Jeanne Walton, a cool lacrosse mom and eighth grade science teacher who stopped by Panera to visit me Tuesday.

OK.

So it’s not a mall teeming with cockroaches or a trip to check out kinky gadgets in the adult store.

But I did end up with a column every sports mom or dad can relate to today when Jeanne Walton stopped by to see me at Panera in West Manchester Township.

The story goes a little something like this:

Kid plays sport.

Kid does really well at sport and qualifies for national tournament.

Parents rejoice — until they see the price tag.

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Distraction du jour: Creepin’ on my neighborhood using social mapping tool GatheringPoint

What’s going on in Boyer’s neighborhood? Click the map.

So, because WordPress is dumb, and I can’t figure out how to embed an iFrame into the non-customized blog that I barely pay anything annually for, here’s the deal:

Today, my editor Cathy Hirko gave me a distraction that, if executed properly, should keep me sufficiently amused all weekend.  Continue reading

In politics, there are “winners and losers” and YDR videos that take REALLY long to make

A few months ago, Sunday Editor Scott Blanchard had this idea to make me the York Daily Record‘s Jeanne Moos, starring in news video spoofs like this one, for example.

At first, I didn’t know who she was.

(I don’t really watch TV. True story.) Continue reading

York Daily Record live chat connects woman with $40,000 a year job

I have yet to determine whether the live chats I’m doing every Friday with different businesses are worth my time or not.

But I hate breaking a streak.

So, the other Friday, when I was unable to make chat time, I taught my co-worker Sean Adkins how to use Cover It Live to connect with a local staffing agency. Continue reading

Third weekly live chat: Ask the advice of an energy consultant

Click here to check out my latest weekly business live chat with Richards Energy Group of Manheim, Pa.

At YDR.com, I’ve done three weekly Friday live chats on our business page. One was with a dating coach. The other allowed readers to ask tax prep questions to a local CPA firm.

I’m trying to use Cover It Live to engage readers in conversation with types of advisers they might have to pay or make an effort to meet with. Continue reading