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Bird is the word
KATIE HORNE'S first pet was a bird, an American parakeet named Bailey Bird. The one-ounce bird made up for his diminutive size with a lot of personality, including a 400-word vocabulary.
Bailey Bird died in March at age 11 and in a July cover story, Horne said she found the loss difficult to talk about.
The story also offered tips on caring for pet birds, and information on the York Area Pet Bird Club Read the story
Helping four-legged friends
LAURA HERBST-AGEE and her husband, Christopher Agee, spend weekends transporting dogs from high-kill shelters to no-kill rescues and foster homes in a bus they bought on eBay.
Weekly Record staff member Rose Hayes accompanied the couple on one of the transports for an April cover story about their efforts to move the dogs to safety. Read the story
IT STARTED WHEN they were in elementary school and continued for decades. Kaye Allison of Shrewsbury Township became pen pals with Lynne Waugh Moore of Australia, pictured, through a class assignment in sixth grade.
The pair's correspondence has evolved to a combination of letters and emails over the years.
In the 48 years they have been corresponding, Allison and Moore have never met, but Allison hopes to have the chance to visit Australia soon.
MARK DANIELS' spooky Halloween birthday was featured in an October issue.
Mark's wife, Carol, said the holiday is a family affair for the West Manchester Township couple.
THE DELICIOUS CHALLENGE of re-purposing leftover Halloween candy was featured in an October cover story.
Writer Brittany Wilson suggested several ways to use extra treats, including by incorporating them into crafts. Other suggestions included donating the candy or using it in healthier snacks.
Remember the Hiestand School?
ALUMNI REMEMBERED their elementary school days at Hiestand School in a May feature.
The school was built in 1912 and educated the youth of Springettsbury Township until it closed in 1978.
Hiestand gave students a good education, said Dorothy Spangler, who attended the school between 1925 and 1932. Read the story
Decorating with wreaths
THE MANY OPTIONS for wreath decorations were in the spotlight in one of our November cover stories.
Keep an open mind when decorating wreaths, Brillhart said, and don't forget to consider non-traditional shapes and materials. For holiday wreaths, look for classic touches like evergreen branches, bows and a little sparkle.