Monthly Archives: April 2010

Do you remember Joe, The Motorists’ Friend?

Got this comment from a reader, John Loeper, and just curious who else remembers this place! He writes: “Anyone remember ‘Joe, the Motorists’ Friend?’ I used to work there. First at the York County Shopping Center, and then at the … Continue reading

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Even more Salvo’s memories

My post back in March about Salvo’s in Dover generated a lot of very positive memories. I can tell everyone else loved that place as much as I did. Here are a few thoughts: From new commenter Lynda Kindig: “Salvo’s … Continue reading

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I’m not alone in my parking lot phobia

A couple months ago, I wrote about crazy York County parking lots. I was as happy as could be to realize that I’m not just a terrible driver – though I realize I am – they truly are weird, at … Continue reading

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ABCs of York County: Q winner and vote for the best R

So the winner for the best Q of York County is… Queen Street, suggested by Dianne. This is an interesting road; it runs from near Small Field in York out through Spring Garden and York townships as Route 74 South, … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Accomac area

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: A scene along the Susquehanna River near the Accomac Inn By: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: Dianne writes: “America’s first metal hulled steamship, the “Codorus”, was launched … Continue reading

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Names of York: Phineas Davis

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Phineas Davis Elementary School in York Who was it named after? Phineas Davis, an inventor who came to York in 1809. Fun fact: In 1831, Davis won a $4,000 … Continue reading

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I shouldn’t be allowed to watch movies

When I watch movies, I can’t help but look for York County connections. That’s how I ended up with that Cameron Mitchell post from Hubby. Well, the aforementioned Hubby and I are geeks. I don’t guess that’s a big shocker, … Continue reading

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A Yorkism that’s been through the wash

Flickr photo by user eiratansey This is one that I’m not personally guilty of, but I hear it a lot – in fact, not that long ago, it came over the police scanner here at the paper! It’s pronouncing the … Continue reading

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My husband, the … barbecutie?

He’ll kick me for calling him that. Oh, well! Anyway, remember how I said he got weirded out at a church supper this spring because he expected pulled pork barbecue instead of what we Yorkers know as “barbecue”? Well, his … Continue reading

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A York County history mystery

In a recent Weekly Record story about the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, we included a few lines from the county parks department’s Web site about the park. In there was a simple paragraph I didn’t even think that closely … Continue reading

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