The city of York now owns the Korean War Memorial, which is located at the Market Street bridge.

In a special transfer ceremony, the York County Community Foundation was presented with a check for $30,000 by the Korean War Veterans Association to support future maintenance for the memorial.

The association officers were joined in the ceremony by city and county officials.

In the accompanying photo, taken at the ceremony, are representatives from the participating units. They are, left to right: Lorann Jacobs, memorial sculptor; Barre Shepp, York County Veterans Affairs director; Wil liam Frank, KWVA first vice-president; Ronald Busser, KWVA commander; Jennifer Eiben, Community Foundation development officer; Debbie Butcher, Community Foundation community coordinator; York Mayor John Brenner; Ralph Ashton, KWVA second vice-president; and James Gross, York City Public Works director.
Steve Busch, project manager for White Rose Community Television, a public education and government station, testified recently about the station before the Pennsylvania Senate Communications and Technology Committee, regarding Senate Bill 1247, a cable Choice and Competition Act.

Busch explains that the station, once owned by Susquehanna Cable System since 1973, had Channel 16 as its own. When White Rose took over, it added Channel 18, which is used for education and government access. The city re-negotiated for the two channels. It is estimated that Channel 16 reaches 40,000 viewers and Channel 18 reaches 45,000 additional viewers in the county.

The channels are available in 50 of the county's 72 municipalities.


There are actually five cable companies in the county.

Busch told the committee that the PEG system is working with York County government to create a PEG system that will provide service that no one municipality could sustain.

The WRTC will be able to cover all school districts, other public school sports facilities and other agencies, says Busch. He said he hopes the proposed act will not impede the York effort and wants the committee to modify the proposed act.

For details and opinions, phone Busch at (717) 968-4177 or write him at City of York, 50 W. King St., York, PA 17401.
Let's try again. Joe Mi rasola and his wife, Connie, sold their buildings at 46-48 West Philadelphia St. in 2005 but continued to operate there until February of 2006. Around Town recently reported that they sold the stores last week. Mirasola is a 1940 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, and Connie attended Lancaster schools. Mr. Mirasola retired from teaching last week.
The 27th annual Village Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village. It is co-sponsored by the auxiliary of Lutheran Social Services, Shrewsbury Chapter, The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, South York County Chapter 31068. Food, cakewalks, books, jewelry, plants, clowns, haywagon rides, attic treasures, moon walk, antique cars, face painting, baked goods and Indian corn for decorating will be available.

Lunch will be served in the dining room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ham and bean soup will be featured, but the menu includes many other favorite foods.

The proceeds will go to the Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village.
Kristin Renee Finan, a former outstanding newswoman for The York Dispatch, writes Around Town from her home in Houston, Texas, that she will marry Patrick Ryan Badgley, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Austin Catholic Church in Austin, Texas.

Kristin left York to become a staffer with the Houston (Texas) Chronicle, one of the nation's major newspapers. She is currently residing in Houston.

Congratulations, Kristin.
Harry McLaughlin's local Around Town column runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in The York Dis patch. Reach him at