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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Ask Joan: New old restaurants edition

Two fine bear dining companions enjoyed their lunch at the new Marco’s Pizza on Carlisle Road in West York in January 2018. (So did Only in York County author Joan Concilio and her fiance, Dan Herman!)

I recently had the privilege of eating at the new home of Marco’s Pizza on Carlisle Road in the West York area – also known as the former home of Alexander’s. I’ve always loved eating at Marco’s at their former White Street location, and I grew up going to Alexander’s with my parents after church most Sundays. (Soup of the day: Chicken Supreme. Every Sunday. I’m still not sure what the “supremeness” was.) So bringing those two things together was a lot of fun for me.

The new Marco’s is great, too. Lots more seating and same great food, plus the space looks amazing. You should definitely check it out. And in its honor, I figured today would be a good time to share some food-themed questions and memories!

What’s inside
1. Seeking info on East King eatery
2. More memories of Pappy’s Pizza
3. What was Cottage Place restaurant?
4. Ritz Ice Cream in Freysville
5. Forest Ice Cream and Jolly Cow

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