Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mail call: Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra, in person at the Valencia

Today’s mailbag item was another anonymous submission. The writer says, “Love your memories of York. Don’t stop. Grew up in York when it was a great place to live.” Enclosed with the letter was this flyer for a performance by … Continue reading

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Another take on whether ‘needs washed’ is OK

Longtime readers – really longtime – might remember that a few years ago, I talked about how dropping the phrase “to be” as part of our verbs is a prominent Yorkism. That’s come up a few times since then, and … Continue reading

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More business memories from unusual sources, this time from a bank giveaway

About a month ago, we talked about some business memories based on ads in a 1947 York cookbook. Today’s mildly unusual source for a list of previous local businesses is what I believe to be a giveaway from The Drovers … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Stone house in the fall

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Farmhouse south of New Salem Submitted by: Tom Berkheimer of North Codorus Township Something interesting: Tom writes, “Autumn always seems to intensify the inherent beauty of these old stone … Continue reading

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Bizarre York County: A new twist from my friend Tom

Remember that earlier this week, I said something fun was coming Friday from a friend and coworker? Well, I’m pleased to introduce Tom Joyce to you today. Tom is one of our metro reporters (he most often covers politics and … Continue reading

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