Reader memories of North Pole, Tally House and other eateries continue

Today, I’m digging back into some older emails to share a few reader memories about some restaurants of the past, namely the Tally House, the North Pole, Jay’s Subs and The Homestead. I hope you’ll enjoy digging in to them!

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Ask Joan: Settling in edition

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d soon be moving, and as I write this, I’m on my first full day in the new house. (AND we have internet to publish by, so we’re really getting somewhere!)

It’s a good time to take a break from unpacking my junk and instead unpack some reader questions and follow-ups!

What’s inside
1. Remembering Wizard Theatre and more
2. The Howdy Pal bar and many eateries
3. Following up on puddin’ recipes

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Downtown memories of Gregory’s and more

The Gregory's Menswear storefront is seen in an image from the 1968 publication "Greater York in Action."

The Gregory’s Menswear storefront is seen in an image from the 1968 publication “Greater York in Action.”

We’d most recently talked about Gregory’s Menswear in downtown York in a column just a few weeks ago. Following that, I received a couple of wonderful letters that I’d like to share today, along with some bonus downtown retail memories!

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Sharing information on a one-room school, a candy store and a camp

Reader Sarann C. Boring shared this image from her grandfather Worley Forry Rudisill’s New Written Arithmetic schoolbook, published in 1877 and likely given to him by his teacher at Bott’s School in West Manchester Township.

This week, I have a selection of memories and requests to share on some very varied topics – the former Bott’s School in West Manchester Township, the former Mary Henry Homemade Candies in downtown York, and the still-in-operation Summit Grove Camp near New Freedom.

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Ask Joan: The “sold the house” edition

In one whirlwind week, we listed our West Manchester Township home for sale, had many showings and finalized an offer. Now we finish our packing and gear up for our May 12 move a whole five miles up the road back to Dover Township, where I was raised!

As a nice break from packing, here’s a look at some recent Ask Joan mail.

What’s inside
1. Following up on Jay’s Subs
2. Two questions – umbrella, knuckling eggs
3. Memories of former Smith’s bakery
4. Seeking memories of Jim Fuhrman

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