Monthly Archives: November 2010

Another local eatery reunion possible

A long time ago, I was talking about the presence of Ponderosa in York. Recently, I heard from a reader who worked there, and who’d like to get together with former coworkers, much like I mentioned last week when we … Continue reading

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How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?

I’m back at work after a long weekend for Thanksgiving, which was definitely enjoyable! We did go Black Friday shopping – not so much for gifts for the family, but to try to get the most stuff possible at a … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Fishing time

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Fishing at Gifford Pinchot State Park Submitted by: Julie Briceland of Washington Township Something unusual: Julie titled this photo of her son Levi and their dog, Ruby, “It’s Line-Thirty.” … Continue reading

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Names of York: Samuel Small

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Small Athletic Field in York Who was it named after? The property’s 19th-century owners were P.A. and Samuel Small. Samuel Small, in particular, was an 1800s merchant in the … Continue reading

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The return of Gino’s to Pennsylvania, and a local reunion

Over the summer, we talked about how ‘everyone goes to Gino’s’, based on the old jingle. It was a lot of fun – great memories shared! Well, it’s official, Gino’s has reopened; a new location in King of Prussia opened … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Church sunset outside East Berlin

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: A church outside East Berlin Submitted by: Julie Briceland of Washington Township Something unusual: Julie writes, “The sun was just setting. Had to stop, take a breath and a … Continue reading

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Names of York: Crispus Attucks

This image of Crispus Attucks’ martyrdom during the Boston Massacre was published in Jim McClure’s “Nine Months in York Town.” More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Crispus Attucks Community Center in York Who was it … Continue reading

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Something that was Only in York County for a limited time

Actually, that post title should read “SomeONE who was Only in York County for a limited time.” Can you guess who this is?? It was a special visitor to the YDR’s newsroom last week. Commenter and until-now virtual friend Mark … Continue reading

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Just fun for: A grocery-shopping-night poll

Tonight was grocery-shopping night for our family, and we ran into no fewer than three other YDR staffers at Giant. Funnily, two nights ago, biz editor Cathy was also shopping at Giant and ALSO ran into at least three other … Continue reading

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It’s time to talk slaw again

Coleslaw is a popular topic for discussion on the blog, and today is no exception. In response to a recent post about the smell – which I admit I don’t like – I got several comments. New commenter Ashley writes, … Continue reading

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