Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wrapping up 2010 in York County fashion

Thanks to everyone who has made this blog so much fun in 2010! As I mentioned earlier, in site traffic, number of comments and personal enjoyability, this year has been my best yet on Only in York County! To celebrate, … Continue reading

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One last Christmas-themed post: A 1944 Christmas card

The Christmas greeting pictured above comes from loyal reader Jo. She writes, “This is the Christmas card my uncle Jim sent to his mother (my grandmother). It was mailed on Wednesday, November 29, 1944 from somewhere on the front — … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania Dutch tradition: Pork and sauerkraut for New Year’s

Our Pennsylvania Dutch tradition says pork and sauerkraut is the meal with which to ring in a new year, in order to bring good luck. But did you know these New Year’s customs? – Eating noodles at midnight is customary … Continue reading

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More on York County’s radio history

This undated, submitted photo from the York Daily Record/Sunday News archives shows WORK Radio 1350 announcers conducting an interview. The radio station was one of the many entertainment organizations to start during the Depression. I continue to be thrilled by … Continue reading

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Even more memories of Joe, the Motorists’ Friend, and memories of Pep Boys

Our post earlier this month on Joe, the Motorists’ Friend, continued to draw out even more memories of this store. Here’s what I know: I’ve never been to a “Joe’s,” but I wish I had been able to. You guys … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Only in York County-style

This photo is from my friend Tracey, who went to Washington, D.C., last year to see the National Christmas Tree. She didn’t know – though I bet some of you did – that it’s from York County! The tree, on … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Downtown York, Christmas Eve

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight, in a special “Friday, but it’s Christmas Eve edition”: What: Downtown York with a vintage feel Submitted by: Garrett Snyder of West Manchester Township Something unusual: This photo was taken … Continue reading

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Getting into the holiday spirit with a reindeer

Here’s a bonus reader photo from loyal photographer Jo. She titles it, “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!” She says “Rudy’s cousin” visited the Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill locations in Dover Township and on East Market Street on Nov. 27. She … Continue reading

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Holiday meals: A look back, a look ahead

Last month, I asked what you had for Thanksgiving dinner. In another few days, many of us will be sitting down to a big Christmas dinner; then, a week after that, there’s always the question of a traditional New Year’s … Continue reading

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More memories of Pathmark

Commenter Ray recently chimed in with more on Pathmark and its No Frills brand, which is now merged with A&P. He writes, “Yeah I remember the good times with Pathmark. We too had The Pathmark and No Frills brands all … Continue reading

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