More memories of Bierman’s

A few weeks ago, we talked a bit about the former Bierman’s restaurant, and since that time, I’ve received several notes with yet more information and memories on that business that I want to share today.

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Ask Joan: Summer reading and hiking edition

I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely weather. Our family is, once again, taking part in York County Library System’s summer reading program, as well as the Go (Get Outdoors) York hiking program.

So far, we’ve read some cool books and found a new-to-us swimming hole in our hiking. Can’t ask for a better way to gear up to the official start of summer!

Meanwhile, I have some new reader questions, answers and comments to share with you today that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as we’re enjoying our reading and hikes.

What’s inside
1. Following up on Ahrens butcher bologna
2. Seeking details on an ice-cream treat
3. More photos of Mount Rose School sought

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Memories of West York continue

Fellow Yorkblogger Stephen H. Smith had this image of the Lafean residence at West Market Street and Richland Avenue in his postcard collection. An Only in York County reader, Tom Keasey, remembers when that residence became the site of local businesses.

Around this time last year, I shared memories of the West York area from several readers, including Jim Knaub and Sis James.

After that time, longtime reader and commenter Tom Keasey of York Township wrote that Jim and Sis’ comments “rekindled memories and enlightened me about many of the businesses in West York during the late 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.” Tom also had more memories to share, and those are what I’d like to talk about today!

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Remembering Bierman’s and York’s streetcars

Trolley tracks entered and exited York’s Continental Square in the heyday of York County’s far-flung street railways in the first third of the 20th century.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a note from reader Sis James, who was wondering about Bierman’s.

Today, I have some information on that restaurant to share, as well as some memories of York’s former downtown streetcars, like those pictured. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

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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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