Monthly Archives: May 2010

ABCs of York County: V winner, and vote for the best W

So the winner for the best V of York County is… The Valencia Ballroom! This famous downtown sight was suggested by Dianne. It’s known as a great example of the Art Deco architectural style. And of course, it’s been home … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Miller’s house at Wallace-Cross Mill

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: The “Miller’s House” at Wallace-Cross Mill in East Hopewell Township Submitted by: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: You can see Dianne’s photo of Cross Mill itself at … Continue reading

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Names of York: Jacob Devers

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Places: Jacob L. Devers Elementary School in York Who was it named after? Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, the highest-ranking military officer in a long list of York County military achievers. … Continue reading

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The Appalachian Trail – an area wonder

Anyone who’s read this blog for a while knows how much our family likes to hike. I guess it’s no surprise that both Hubby and I are pretty into the Appalachian Trail, then. Our goal – albeit a bit vague … Continue reading

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A blast from the past: York Ice Machinery Corp.

Eleven days before the Pearl Harbor bombing, a man named Glenn R. Gruver was calculating the area and volume of various items, possibly as a homework assignment. Interestingly for readers of this blog, he was doing so on a piece … Continue reading

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A fun look at someone even thriftier than me

Remember my post about tightwad treasures, like the ubiquitous York County tinfoil ball? Well, my friend Tracey had SUCH a true York County response that I had to share it. Now, I want to make it clear here, that I … Continue reading

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ABCs of York County: U winner, and vote for the best V

Note from Joan: I’m off celebrating my fifth anniversary today, so my friend Pat is doing an extra-special guest-hosting of the ABCs winners! So the winner for the best U of York County is… Utz Potato Chips! The tasty snacks … Continue reading

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Reader photo: York College rock

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: The “rock” at York College of Pennsylvania Submitted by: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: Dianne writes: “Graduation Day is the only day of the year the rock … Continue reading

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Names of York: William and Hannah Penn

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Places: William Penn High School and Hannah Penn Middle School in York, Pennsylvania Who were they named after? William Penn and his second wife, Hannah. Fun fact: You probably all … Continue reading

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Still looking for info from UA theater, Delco Plaza

I posted a while back a request from commenter Chris, who wants to know about the intro music that used to play at the UA theater in Delco Plaza. If you missed his question, it was: “I remember going to … Continue reading

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