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Parade of Homes

by The Pilgrim Team

2013 Parade of Homes for sale in york pa in Lancaster, PA

Pilgrim Team at Professional Realty Associates in York, PA is very excited to be part of the 2013 Parade of Homes for sale in york pa in Lancaster, PA! We will be representing Lancaster Home Builders in the beautiful new home community of Stone Mill Estates in Manheim Township and hosting a brand new model called the Benson. This spacious home features an elegant first floor Master Suite, a spectacular 2-story family room and a gorgeous kitchen! It is one of 15 different plans being offered in this community.  Follow the link below to see the entire floor plan and other amenities. The Parade of Homes will be open to visitors from Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, June 24. Tour hours will be 12-6PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 5-8PM weekdays.  Join us as we celebrate the outstanding workmanship of one of the area’s best builders!

York PA Charities

by The Pilgrim Team

Thanks in large part to the still-struggling economy, need in the York area has been great this year. New users fueled part of that increase. Many more children have been eating at Our Daily Bread as more middle-class families have been relying on the kitchen.

More people have lost their jobs, they have to keep a roof over their heads, and they need a car. If they can find food, that's a huge expense off their back.

At Our Daily Bread, they've served about 67,000 meals in 2010. That's the most in more than a decade.

While the recent cold snap has driven additional people indoors to the warmth of the soup kitchen and other charities, the good news is there's a lot of help available during the holiday season because more people take the time to volunteer or donate this time of the year.

Our Daily Bread accepts food donations, but money is most needed to help pay for utilities. Call Paula Koch at 848-1674.

York Rescue Mission is collecting nonperishable food items, including pastas, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, soups and meats, oatmeal and grits. Call Ada Hite at 812-1692.

The United Way of York County is collecting money to be used for service programs at 73 partner agencies. Call executive director Robert Woods at 843-0957 or go to

York Fair Successful Again!

by The Pilgrim Team

The attendance for the York Fair is in and it is the second most attended fair behind the 2007 fair which reported 617,000 attendees through the gate that year. The attendance for 2010 was approximately 609,000.  It appears the great weather we had in York kept people attending locally instead of leaving the area and traveling to amusemet parks out of the area. Jerry Pilgrim even took time off and walked the midway.

Historic York Tour

by The Pilgrim Team

Useful Information about York PA has a lot of history dating back to the pre-revolutionary days. The photo you see is the Central Farmers Market located on Wmarket and est Philadelphia Street.  York has three famers markets with The Farmers Market on West Market Street and Penn Streets being the oldest. Local Farmers have been tending their stands for decades. Fresh produce, meats and home made items are available for sale.

Sonic coming to western side of York County

by The Pilgrim Team

Sonic Drive-In has signed a deal to lease the former Lone Star Steakhouse building on Route 30 in York.  The deal is still subject to the city’s approval of Sonic's plans. 

Sonic plans to take down the former Lone Star building before building its new restaurant.

Sonic could open its York location this fall or spring.

Sonic has two other York County locations in Hanover and Red Lion.

Local July 4th Celebrations

by The Pilgrim Team

The 4th of July weekend is almost here and people all over York, County will be celebrating with fireworks, food and time with family and friends. Our area is offering several patriotic celebrations for everyone to enjoy. Below are a few of the events that are happening in our are. Enjoy your holiday and celebrate America's 234th birthday!


York Independence Celebration

Fireworks show: 9:20 p.m. Sunday at York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Avenue
Show length: 30-40 minutes
Best parking: Free parking at Expo Center.
Other activities: Concert from the York Symphony Orchestra, York Junior Symphony Orchestra, York Youth Symphony Orchestra, and York Symphony Chorus at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Annual Fourth of July "BLAST"

This festive event will be held Independence Day weekend with children's parade, pageants, commercial and community displays, contests, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, book sale, face painting, dunk tank, silent auction, raffle, games, battle of the bands, Entertainment, fireworks and more. See website for more details and vendor forms. For more information call 717-428-1752 or visit their website at  

Freedom Fest 2010

This music festival at the Mount Hope Estate and Winery features 13 bands, including The Hackensaw Boys, Hoots and Hellmouth, Slimfit, and Toy Soldiers, along with local bands. There will be food vendors and a micro-brewery. Doors open at 11 a.m. Saturday and music starts at 1 p.m. and lasts till 11. Those who wish to may camp overnight until Sunday.
Admission: $10
Notes: Camping is free, but campers must register online. Campers will be served a pancake breakfast in the morning.

Fireworks Show

10 p.m. Saturday at Lititz Spring Park, 18 North Broad Street
Admission: Adults: $10, $8 in advance; Ages 2-10: $4; Under 2; free
Show length: 30 minutes
Best parking: Warwick High School and Lititz Recreational Center. Best view: Baseball field inside park.
Notes: Fireworks are synched to music. Fireworks can be seen from outside the park, but the music cannot be heard.
Other activities: Festivities start at 11 a.m. and include a zumba demonstration, a 3-legged race, an egg scramble, a candy scramble, sack races, and the 69th Queen of Candles Pageant. Live music by The Rodans, Dooligus, The Green Onions, and Bang Up Battery. At 7:30 p.m., Asbury Fever will perform a Bruce Springsteen tribute concert. Info:



Uncork York 2010 Tour de Tanks Event

by The Pilgrim Team

2010 Tour de Tanks Event
Saturdays & Sundays in March


What: Tour de Tanks
You're invited into the cellars at 14 wineries for Pennsylvania's ultimate wine tasting experience. Celebrate the arrival of new vintages with special tank and barrel tastings to preview the season's upcoming wines before they are bottled.


Meet UnCork York winemakers and enjoy delicious treats along the way.


When: Saturdays & Sundays in March 2010
              11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28


Where: 14 Wineries Along The
            UnCork York Wine Trail*

    *Participating Wineries:
Adams County Winery
      Allegro Vineyards
      Cullari Vineyards
      Four Springs Winery
      Fox Ridge Vineyard & Winery
      Hauser Estate Winery
      Hummingbird Ridge Winery (NEW!)
      Moon Dancer Vineyard & Winery
      Naylor Wine Cellars
      Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate
      Reid's Orchard & Winery
      Tamanend Winery (NEW!)
      West Hanover Winery
      Waltz Vineyards Estate Winery (NEW!)* 
            *Waltz is ONLY offering Tour de Tanks
              tastings SATURDAYS during the event.

Tickets: $20 Each*
Your ticket includes a souvenir UnCork York Wine Glass, which you'll receive at the first winery you visit. Your ticket is good for all four weekends at all 13 wineries.

Use your ticket at any participating winery during the event to get 10% off the sale of wine. Collect stamps along the way to become eligible for exciting UnCork York prizes.

Tickets are available online and at participating wineries and will be on sale through the end of the event.

Click Here To Buy Tickets Online

  • Tickets can be purchased online for $20 using a credit card.
  • Tickets may be purchased at the participating wineries for $20 using cash or check.
  • *Tickets can also be purchased at participating wineries via credit card, however, a $1 credit card processing fee will be applied per ticket.

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Harvest Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving!

by JoAnn Peters

A Happy Thanksgiving of Gratitude! Gratitude is an Attitude...

Do you wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you? It is important to spend time during these special holidays to be thankful. However, it shouldn't be the only time you demonstrate your love and appreciation to others.


Here in York County Pennsylvania you should have no problem thinking of ones to thank on a daily or weekly basis. What can be done to help others this Thanksgiving?

If you need some ideas, here are some to get you thinking:


* The economy has affected many families this holiday season, donate non perishables to a local food bank, or donate your grocery store free turkey for those less fortunate. Invite a family less fortunate into your home and share your meal with them. Better yet invite someone who is alone to enjoy the holidays with your family.  Do you have extra coats? You can donate them too.


* Pilgrim Team is proud to sponsor the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program again this year! We will be accepting donations for needy children at our office 3921 E. Market St York, PA.  We are starting our toy drive early this year, because now more than ever there is a need to help out the families of less fortunate children have a great Christmas. In addition The Pilgrim Team is Happy to donate their moving truck to help distribute the toys.


* Your appreciation may have more of an impact when it is done at an unexpected time. Giving thanks during the holidays can be somewhat expected. Surprise someone by showing your gratitude when it is least expected and it will be remembered for a long time.


* Your notes and thoughtful comments won't get diluted by those from others trying to catch up for the past year on their thanks.


* True gratitude involves action. Lend a hand, Pitch in, Volunteer, Thank a Veteran  or a Solder overseas, Make a gift, Give your time, or just listen. Give back as often as you can. 


Giving thanks doesn't just benefit the other person. You will receive benefits from doing it as well. You will begin to feel happier and more relaxed. In fact, it has been proven in studies that being grateful can have a positive effect on your health. It can reduce your stress and boost your immune system.


Christmas is important. Easter is important. Halloween is important for the kids. But for our own personal happiness, there is nothing like a truly heartfelt Thanksgiving. Why wouldn't you look for every opportunity to show your thankfulness to others? Don't wait for a holiday before you look for opportunities to show your gratitude. Give thanks on a regular basis throughout the year.


Make every day Thanksgiving Day in 2009!


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it --William Arthur Ward


Help Others Have a Merry Christmas!

by Twenty Lou
44 days and counting! Are you ready for all the holiday shopping? Please don't forget the Toys for Tots Program this year when you are looking over you list. At Professional Realty Associates located at 3921 East Market Street, Pilgrim Team has a drop off box to collect any new toys you would like to donate to less fortunate children. This is a very worthwhile project and I know it would make your heart feel warm, and it would especially warm the hearts of all the youngsters who receive these gifts on Christmas morning! You can visit the Pilgrim Team website at for more information. Have a happy holiday season!

Thank a Veteran Today!

by JoAnn


Honor those who fought for us and those who served our country!                                                  
Take the time to "Thank a vet" for their patriotic sacrifice for country.          
So remember each time you see someone who has served our country. When you see one just lean over and say Thank You.                                      
That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Professional Realty Associates
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York PA 17403
Office: 717-757-5955
Fax: 717-757-2887