Monthly Archives: February 2011

Reader photo: Frozen Susquehanna River

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: The Susquehanna River, frozen over Submitted by: Darin Potts of Hellam Township Something interesting: The Susquehanna is a frequent sight in our photo gallery submissions like this one by … Continue reading

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Working at Joe, the Motorists’ Friend was a ‘family thing’

Commenter Donna Marsh tied together a couple of themes from recent weeks – memories of work, and also memories of businesses that tie in to family memories! In a recent comment, she writes, “My father was manager of the Joe, … Continue reading

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Diners and drive-ins: Gino’s news, plus Burger Chef, Western Sizzlin’, Ernie McCall’s and more

Photo by flickr user Robert S. Donovan. Psst! Breaking news about Gino’s came up last evening! Make sure you check it out. Could they end up in York again? Time will tell! Last month, we did a fun roundup of … Continue reading

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Grocery-shopping memories

Side note from Joan: If I’ve been counting correctly, today marks the 1,000th post on Only in York County. That’s pretty awesome! * * * * * * A newer commenter, Lowell Kohler, recently shared his memories of an experience … Continue reading

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What would you like to know about York County?

Something really cool is coming soon here on Only in York County. You can expect a slightly new look, as well as a couple of fun new features. I can’t wait to be able to tell you more, but for … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Historic view of the John Emig Farm

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Views of the John Emig Farm in Emigsville, Manchester Township, circa 1919 Submitted by: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something interesting: Dianne writes, “My grandfather, Norman Rishel, rented the … Continue reading

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Even more store memories from the Weigelstown area

Lorie, a friend and longtime Dover-area resident, has been super-helpful in identifying a lot of stores and restaurants of the past from that area. In fact, last year, when we were talking about all sorts of changes in the Weigelstown … Continue reading

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Another new topic for memories: Music and music lessons

As I’ve been talking about local memories – stores, restaurants, one-room schools, movie theaters, churches and more – I keep thinking that there must be other whole categories of memories that I’m missing. In this case, I found one, but … Continue reading

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More thoughts about spritzing

I really liked hearing so many comments about “spritzing” on my post last month! Hubby pointed out a funny use of “spritz” that I’d forgotten. We have a bottle at home just for spritzing the cats when they go places … Continue reading

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Reader recipe: Make your own sauerkraut

Commenter Bill Schmeer had a very strong reaction to my post mentioning vinegar in sauerkraut. He writes, “Vinegar? In sauerkraut? Huh uh! Here’s the way my father made it and we sold it in our corner grocery store some sixty … Continue reading

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