Remembering Hershey’s Bakery and Hershey’s 5&10

Don Goodling shared this clipping of the A.S. Hershey Co. 5-and-10 in York. Goodling said his mother worked there in the 1950s.

Today, instead of a series of new questions or follow-ups, I want to share a sampling of memories I’ve received from readers about two former York County businesses with similar names: the J.S. Hershey Baking Co. and A.S. Hershey 5-and-10 store.

I hope you’ll enjoy!

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Ask Joan: Last year’s letters edition

I don’t know about you, but I (and my thermostat) could really use a break from the recent crazy weather. Snow, warm, rain, fog… you name it, we’ve pretty much had it in February.

While the weather may change, what always stays the same is that I can never keep up with the awesome flood of letters I receive about York County memories. So today, here are a handful shared with me last year that I had not gotten a chance to share until now. I hope you enjoy!

What’s inside
1. Remembering York White Roses team
2. Memories of music, theater and more
3. The Gregory’s ties memories continue
4. Memories of many York places
5. Store where Biztown is now
6. Sol Kessler’s and the Record King

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Readers recall cemetery, Willis House and more

I have two very nice letters to share today, both of which I received some time ago and which were in response to earlier columns. So not only am I glad to finally get to share them, but I’m also glad to get more details on a few topics from the past that were lingering out there, on topics ranging from a Dover cemetery to the Willis House.

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Ask Joan: Mac’s, Mailman’s, veterans’ plaque and more

What’s inside
1. Memories of Mac’s Hardware continue
2. Recalling Mailman’s and Master’s stores
3. Where veterans’ plaque ended up
4. A few new “Do you remember?” questions

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Ask Joan: Most recent questions edition

Bierman’s is a well-known former York County restaurant. This is a receipt from the wedding reception of Erma (Henry) Raver and Clinton Raver catered by the former Bierman’s.

Just in the first day or so after I published my last column, I received enough replies to it – as well as some new questions – to fill a whole ‘nother one. So this week, you’re getting the newest of the new!

What’s inside
1. Follow-ups to last week’s restaurant questions
2. Seeking info on former Penn Dairy
3. Seeking owners of Maytag shop

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