Monthly Archives: January 2010

Reader photo: Wills School

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Wills School, a one-room schoolhouse in Hellam Township. By: Melanie Wallace of York Something unusual: The school is now owned and maintained as a museum by the Conservation Society … Continue reading

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Names of York: Gifford Pinchot

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Gifford S. Pinchot State Park, Warrington Township Who was it named after? Gifford S. Pinchot (1865-1946) was a two-term Pennsylvania governor, first elected in 1922. Pinchot created the first … Continue reading

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Didn’tst I tell you not to go acrosst the street?

Remember back a little bit when I was talking about York County’s – or at least my – way of saying “cousins” – by adding a T sound to make it “cousints?” Well, I mentioned in that post that it … Continue reading

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More about chow-chow

Back when we were voting for the best C of York County, friend and coworker (and lifelong Yorker) Jess said she’d never heard of chow-chow until recently! Jo very wisely took her to task, and in honor of that, I … Continue reading

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ABCs of York County: D winner, and vote for the best E

So the winner for the best D of York County is… Dippy eggs! Man, we’re really rocking the food topics; agricultural fair (which is, of course, full of food), then Bricker’s Fries and chicken-corn soup, and now the famous eggs! … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Women’s Club of York

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: The Women’s Club of York, which was once a private home. By: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: The interior of the club showcases beautiful Victorian architecture. Share … Continue reading

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Names of York: Charles B. Wallace

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Charles B. Wallace Elementary School, High Street, West Manchester Township (West York Area School District) Who was it named after? Charles B. Wallace, a former supervising principal. Fun fact: … Continue reading

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Can you help this reader?

It’s “Vote for Your Favorite D of York County” week, and in honor, I pulled this question to see if anyone reading can help. New commenter Marianne, in answer to my original Delco Plaza post, writes: “Can anyone remember the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: Home of a big battle and a silent Y?

This installment of Yorkisms actually breaks the rules a little bit – we’re traveling a little bit west of the York County border! Friend, former coworker and blog reader Beth, though, pointed out this to me, in response to my … Continue reading

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You know what I haven’t had in a while?

I was thinking. You know what I haven’t had in a while? A good hot dog. In fact, I haven’t had any hot dogs lately, because I’m back on the eating-healthy-and-exercising wagon for the new year. But I was going … Continue reading

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