Monthly Archives: January 2010

Crazy things the Concilio/Otto family does

So, Hubby and I like used books. A lot. In fact, we have a fairly profitable and fun hobby/side business of buying and reselling used books. It’s something to do, it makes us a bit of extra money, and we … Continue reading

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

So the winner for the best C of York County is… Chicken-corn soup! This one has made frequent appearances before on the blog. And it’s definitely a county classic! (A shoutout, also, to Central Market, which came in a close … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Rex/Laurel firehouse

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Rex/Laurel firehouse in York By: Melanie Wallace of York Something unusual: This firehouse had a fire of its own in 1856. Share your own photos of scenes around York … Continue reading

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Names of York: Samuel S. Lewis

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Samuel S. Lewis State Park, Lower Windsor Township Who was it named after? Samuel S. Lewis (1874-1959), described as an “unassuming, jovial, analytical man” who held several cabinet-level positions … Continue reading

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The Susquehanna Trail – the Road of Never-Ending Delight?

At the end of 2008, Jim McClure’s York Town Square blog featured a big post looking at the Susquehanna Trail as it heads north through the county. In it, he mentions an unusual publication. He quotes from a 1997 YDR … Continue reading

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A good Yorkism for winter

Here’s a Yorkism that’s especially good for this time of year, when it gets icy. It’s not “slippery” out. Oh, no. It’s slippy. Yes, this is another saying I’m guilty of using. In this case, I argue that it’s just … Continue reading

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Waffles and chicken, the definitive recipe

Well, as promised, I got a waffles-and-chicken “recipe” from my friend Megan. (Thanks, Megan!) The funny thing is, I could have totally figured this one out for myself, but I thought it had to be more complicated. Megan says. “Waffles … Continue reading

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The One Where Hubby Writes About Cameron Mitchell

A scene from 1979’s “The Demon,” which was not nominated for any Oscars. Hi all. Hubby here. I’m guest-hosting for Joan this morning. It’s kind of like when you were younger and you were all geared up for “The Tonight … Continue reading

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ABCs of York County: B winner, and vote for the best C

So the winner of the best B of York County is… Bricker’s French Fries! This was also suggested by my brother-in-law Mike and seconded by Jo. (Though Jo says she doesn’t like their potatoes!) They certainly are ubiquitous, though – … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Central Market

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: York’s Central Market, two weeks before Christmas By: Patricia Teller of York Township Something unusual: In a mix of old and new, Central Market now offers wireless Internet access. … Continue reading

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