Monthly Archives: August 2010

A walk down Memory Lane

Photo by Flickr user PYoakum We walk down “Memory Lane” a lot on this blog, but this time, I mean Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township. Fairly new commenter Jak wrote in, back when we were talking about Gino’s, “I remember … Continue reading

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Your ideal day in York County

Remember a month or so ago, when I posted about a day spent with my in-laws that I described as close to a perfect York County day? Well, commenter John L. replied to my question: What would be your ideal … Continue reading

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Reader photo: The Front Porch Tea Room

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: The Front Porch Tea Room in Hallam By: Tim Senft of Hallam Something unusual: The home that houses the tea room was built in 1869 by the sheriff of … Continue reading

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Names of York: Bob Hoffman

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover Township Who was it named after? Bob Hoffman founded York Barbell in 1932 and became known in many circles as the “father of world … Continue reading

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It was supposed to draw comments, and it worked!

My post about the pronunciation of supposedly as “supposably” did just what I said – it led to a bunch of comments! My sister-in-law, Adriane, said it’s one of a list of such things that drive her crazy. Her others? … Continue reading

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Still more on stuffing

I promised last week that we’d talk more about the “taste” of stuffing today than the name of it – though I’d still love to get your votes in the stuffing vs. filling vs. dressing poll – and I’m following … Continue reading

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When vinyl was king: Remembering Record Club of America

Note from Joan: My wonderful Hubby, who we all know loves books and ephemera, found something cool and, rather than me stealing it to write about, I asked him to expound. Enjoy! I stumbled across a neat piece of ephemera … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Dentsply!

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Dentsply’s offices in the Susquehanna Commerce Center in York By: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: Dianne writes: “Dentsply began in New York City in 1899 as ’20th … Continue reading

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Names of York: Norman Wood

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Norman Wood bridge, crossing the Susquehanna River from Lower Chanceford Township to Martic Township, Lancaster County Who was it named after? Norman Wood was a Republican state representative from … Continue reading

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Cool (or not so cool?) cabbage, a.k.a. coleslaw

I asked a few weeks ago for your thoughts on coleslaw, and I admit, I’m with Joe, who responds – HATE IT. Jo mentioned in the earlier post that she loves all coleslaw as long as it isn’t super-sweet. In … Continue reading

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