Monthly Archives: July 2011

Reader photo: Probably abandoned, but you never can tell

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: “Is anyone home?” Submitted by: Tim Silvey of York Something interesting: Tom said he got lost on the back roads around Brogue, Chanceford Township, and found an old farm … Continue reading

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Recap from the 2011 Keystone Games

Well, good news from today’s Keystone State Games, held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! I won a gold medal in forms! (Forms are patterns of movements on which you’re judged on the precision of your technique and the … Continue reading

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Come see me at the Keystone State Games!

Sorry for the lateness of today’s post. I’m working hard so that I can clear my work decks for a busy week and weekend out of the office. Tomorrow (or today, by the time many of you are reading this), … Continue reading

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Mail call: More restaurants of the past from a loyal reader

I realize we’ve done a lot this week with both restaurants and memories, but don’t forget, I’m trying to clear out the ol’ inbox, so things might be slightly “out of balance” for a while. That said, I’m sure if … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Oh, the weather edition

Lots of rain and thunder hit us earlier today in West Manchester Township. Now, it’s as hot as ever. I remind myself frequently that I hate winter! The only truly bad part about the heat for us is the damage … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Downtown train

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: A train pulling freight through downtown York Submitted by: John Tierney of West York Something interesting: I had MANY correct answers to Friday’s pop quiz photo of another scene … Continue reading

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A plethora of city memories from Greg Halpin

I’m thrilled that Greg Halpin has been commenting since earlier this year on stores and restaurants of York County’s past. That list is ever-growing, so when I get notes like Greg’s, I try to add the missing businesses to our … Continue reading

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A story of the Dover area’s history from a reader

Back in March of 2010, I shared a photo from longtime reader Jo Ott of the former Myers farmstead in Dover Township. Today, I’m going to do something I’ve wanted to do for a while (see: my recent unfortunate backlog) … Continue reading

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Memories of the Tally House and Captain Mac’s

Back in February, I shared a question from reader Chris. She wanted to know about a seafood restaurant that had been attached to McCrory’s; she thought maybe the name was Captain Mac’s.

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Mail call: Remembering restaurants, and their cleanliness

I had a fun letter in the mail not too long ago from Daisy Orr of Dallastown. Daisy brought up a business we haven’t talked much about – Spurg’s in the Spry area of York Township, back in the late … Continue reading

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