Smart counts down to the 100 Days of Summer

This will be my first full summer in York County.

I joined the York Daily Record/Sunday News staff last August, so I missed out on almost two whole months of summer activities.

After spending the last four years in Harrisburg and Carlisle, I learned that summertime in southcentral Pennsylvania means a lot of festivals and outdoor dining. But I’m not sure where the best place to grab a funnel cake or dine alfresco is south of the Cumberland County line.

Hopefully you can help me learn my way around York and Adams counties.

Smart Magazine is kicking off its countdown to the 100 Days of Summer.

The annual 100 Days of Summer tab will be in the June 1 edition of the paper. The insert will feature budget-friendly family activities, some summer Olympic-themed entertainment and, you guessed it, 100 things to do this summer.

While we hope you’ll hold onto the tab all summer to use as a reference guide, we’ll also have all sorts of fun stuff featured here on the Smart blog throughout the summer months.

But, first, we need your help.

If your church, business or club holds summer events that are open to the public, let us know. We’re currently taking submissions for our 100 Days of Summer database.

That database can then be accessed by readers at any point throughout the summer, who can search for any combination of the event name, date, location or description on our search page.

The pages will be highlighted through September at the top of our Smart page, so keep coming back to find updated events for you to attend with your family.

I know I’m looking forward to summertime in York and Adams counties — and I hope you are, too. Let the countdown to the 100 Days of Summer begin!

April Trotter

Editor of Smart. NEPA transplant. Penn State and Shippensburg grad. Kickball and craft beer enthusiast. Collector of cardigans. "Bennie and the Jets" fanatic. Contact me at, at "Smart magazine" on Facebook, @SmartMagPA on Twitter or by phone at 717-771-2030.

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