Monthly Archives: March 2010

Reader photo: Unusual meats for sale

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Pig’s head for sale at the New Eastern Market By: Jo Ott of Fairview Township Something unusual: Jo writes: “There’s a meat stand called Country Boy Meats that sells … Continue reading

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Names of York: George Leib

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Leib Elementary School, Dover Township (Dover Area School District) Who was it named after? George N. Leib was a longtime teacher and principal in the Dover district. Fun fact: … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Cape Horn Road in 1948

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight, but this one is from the past, not present-day York County: What: A picture from about 1948 of the intersection of Cape Horn and East Prospect roads. Submitted by: Carla … Continue reading

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Do you remember Avalong’s?

A reader, Kathy Becker, wants to know who remembers Avalong’s near what is now the York Galleria. She said, “It had a restaurant, ice cream parlor and two miniature golf courses to choose from.” Jim McClure has some great memories … Continue reading

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Even more on wonderful waffles

Earlier this year, I shared a recipe for waffles and chicken from my friend Megan, who was so kind as to help me out. Well, that drew a lot of response about waffles and how to eat them! Mark says: … Continue reading

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ABCs of York County: K winner, and vote for the best L

So the winner for the best K of York County is… Kiwanis Lake! This was suggested by Dianne and also by my brother-in-law Mike, who writes: “Kiwanis Lake is an artificial lake created in 1937 at the 13-acre Farquhar Park. … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Ice on the river

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Ice forming on the Susquehanna River in January By: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: Dianne writes: “Photo taken south of the 1930 Veterans Memorial Bridge.” For a … Continue reading

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Names of York: Emory H. Markle

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Emory H. Markle Elementary School, Penn Township (South Western School District) Who was it named after? Emory H. Markle was the first superintendent of the South Western School District. … Continue reading

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Just a few more thoughts on ‘the Brogue’

Remember last summer, when I was talking about why locals say “the Brogue” instead of Brogue? Well, commenter Rita was very helpful then, telling me about The Brogue Hotel, possibly the reason for the “the” in the name. I was … Continue reading

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Time to get down!

Here’s a fun Yorkism from Mark in Austria: going “down” to a place. He wrote: “Don’t forget, no matter where you are going, North, South, East or West, you are always going ‘down to’ somewhere … I’m going down to … Continue reading

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