In other York Fair news, I took this photo last week in an alley. North York is apparently where York Fair stuffed animal prizes go to die.
So, I went to the York Fair this year.
While I was reporting on this story, I met a senior citizen that wouldn’t stop talking to me.
Initially, it was kind of annoying.
I wanted to write my story, get it out of the way and move onto the zillion other things I needed to do that day. Yet he wouldn’t take my body language cues.
He kept talking and talking and wouldn’t leave me alone.
Then, he said something crazy. Continue reading
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In fourth grade, I won a spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “embarrassment.”
On Tuesday, I brought new meaning to that same word as I trolled the aisles of Central Market York looking for people to accost for this video.
You see, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was last week.
After great feedback on this video, which examines the pronunciation of “Utz,” a coworker suggested I take to the streets holding a pop-up spelling bee of sorts. Continue reading
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Tagged central market, digital first, farquhar, fasnacht, funny, idealab, lauren boyer, man on the street, pennsylvania dutch, scripps, sonya paclob, spelling bee, video, words, york county, York Daily Record
The stage of the Strand all decked out for Think Loud’s after party on Feb. 28. Later in the night, the curtains opened and Live played with a backdrop of empty seats.
The past couple weeks, for me, have been about music.
First, there was the lack thereof.
Last week, we broke this story about Harley-Davidson removing radios from its plants as a matter of safety and productivity protocol.
I know what you’re thinking. (Some people even emailed me to share their two cents.)
“Why is this a story?”
“What are you going to write about next? The contents of Harley’s vending machines? The employees’ bathroom breaks?”
Truthfully, this isn’t really a story about Harley at all. Continue reading
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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.
Posted in Adventures, Apps, Boyer101, Community Outreach, Digital First, ideaLab, iPad, iPhone, Meet-ups, Mobile Reporting, NewsVroom, Reporting, York Daily Record
Tagged Brittany Wilson, Dover, dover area community library, education, Girl Scouts, mobile media lab, newspapers, newsvroom, sarah chain, York, york county
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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Tagged business, financing, hopewell township, jci, johnson controls, journalism, lauren boyer, relocation, reporting, south eastern school, stories, tax incentive, tax increment financing, ydr, york county, York Daily Record
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Penn State’s win in overtime against Wisconsin … and these awesome seats!
If you’re looking for a warm fuzzy story this Thanksgiving weekend, I have two.
The first belongs to our Thanksgiving package where we highlighted what Yorkers cherish this holiday. (Hint: It’s difficult to fit this theme for the Money & More section. Most people, I hope, won’t say, “I cherish money.”)
I met Amanda Danuski through through Twitter and wrote this story about her cherishing the ability to start a new job while coping with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease.
Today, a story I wrote about Chandra Illarza appeared on the front of the Sunday News . The York city woman recently quit her job and purchased a house to shelter homeless men.n Continue reading
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Tagged amanda danuski, chandra illarza, cherish, lauren boyer, osteogenesis imperfecta, thanksgiving, York, york county, York Daily Record