Category Archives: Feature

Have you met the ‘murse?’ Read my latest piece.


In today’s Sunday business section, I have a byline about murses.

Why?

I don’t really know. Does a story about murses have to happen for a reason?

If you haven’t figured this out by now, allow me to explain it: Continue reading

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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

Hot for tots: A story that finally happened

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Designer tots at the Left Bank in York, Pa.

I wrote a story about tater tots the other week, just because.

Philip Given, who is mentioned in the story, suggested the tot angle months ago.

Naturally, I love weird stories. I, too, experienced the hipster tot phenomena on recent trip to DC, where we ate at Sticky Rice. Continue reading

Beards in Battle: A hairy angle on the Gettysburg 150th

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At every event I attend, I have to find something strange to write about.

 It’s no fun otherwise. Check out the stories I’ve done the last two years at the York Fair. (Here and here).

This seemed like the perfect strategy to employ Friday at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, which is kind of a big deal, if you weren’t aware.

Anyway, no one wants to read a normal story from this event, except maybe the people participating. Continue reading

BOYER INVESTIGATES: How do you pronounce “Utz?”

This photo, taken by coworker Jess Sprenkle, shows me offering chips to Bryan Tate, republican candidate for state representative.

This photo, taken by coworker Jess Sprenkle, shows me offering chips to Bryan Tate, republican candidate for state representative.

If the camera adds 10 pounds, I probably gained 15 Friday.

That’s the day Sonya and I wandered around York city eating chips and feeding them to strangers for this video.

Why?

The former Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center has a new sponsor: Utz Quality Foods.

It’s going to be called the Utz Arena, effective June 1 — which some people think is a good thing. Continue reading

Adult footie pajamas: A trend story that’s warm and cozy

Horrible picture. These were taken the day my mom gave me Penn State footie pajamas.

Horrible picture. These were taken the day my mom gave me Penn State footie pajamas.

Click here to read my story on the adult footie pajama trend that’s sweeping the nation.

As some of you know, I’m a huge footie pajama advocate.

In fact, I blogged about the topic not too long ago for YDR.

Ever since then, I’ve been scouring York County in a search for my fellow footie brethren.

One day last month, I had the hankering for a light-hearted story. Continue reading

A feature on nude art models: Seeing your source naked and surviving to write about it

Just wanted to share this story that ran last Sunday on the front page.

It’s about naked people.

A few months ago, via Facebook, a man I didn’t know messaged me on Facebook about doing a story on nude models. I kind of giggled.

Let’s be real. Nudity is hilarious, and I can — at times — be the most immature human on the planet. Continue reading