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    Seven Valley's Vineyard and Winery

    by Stellaluna Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Finding this winery can sometimes be a task but once you know the way you will return often! The winery hosts many events that will teach you all about wine. Sign up for a red wine class and the owners and staff will walk you through the ins and outs of fine wine tasting. The food and wine events are also spectacular.

    Buy some cases of wine and join the Case Club and receive discounts on your favorites.

    My favorite is Country Red and of course Celebration is a favorite of all my guests.

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    by davecallahan Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    Found this sign in one of York's many little parks (exact location eludes me at present).
    It proclaims York, NY to be the official birthplace of the official holiday of Thanksgiving.

    The first Thanksgiving meal was at Berkeley, VA along the James River in 1619(some claim it was four years later). (not sure if it was on a Thursday though). The Thanksgiving Thursday was decalred an official national holiday right here in York, PA 158 years later.

    the written reason for this was:
    "…for solemn thanksgiving and praise. That with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their Divine Benefactor;… and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them (their manifold sins) out of remembrance… That it may please Him… to take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety under His nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth of 'righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost'…"

    Thanksgiving officially declared
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    Rail Trail, York, PA

    by TravelinMissy Written Jan 29, 2004

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    The York County Rail Trail begins in center city York and runs all the way south to Monkton, MD. It's a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors. The trail is paved and follows the old Southern PA railroad tracks. There are picnic benches along the way and plenty of places to stop and grab a bite to eat or go to the bathroom.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Cycling

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    Lake Redman is a beautiful...

    by SheDragon Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Lake Redman is a beautiful place to go for a picnic on a warm, spring day! If it's not raining, of course. When I was a freshman, one of the girls who lived next door to me kept track on a calendar each day that it rained, and figured out that it rained every Tuesday, and every other Thursday. It rained on other days, too, but specifically Tuesday and Thursday. Hmmm...perhaps we should have been paying more attention to our studies than the weather?

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