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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Mail call: Memories of the West York area from a ‘boomer’

Today’s reader letter comes from Rose Dayhoff of West Manchester Township, who shared a lot of fun memories from the West York area. She writes, “I remember W. Market St., starting at Richland Ave., heading west. First, Earl Ness’s Gas … Continue reading

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Do you remember Besser’s?

In good news for me, the only anonymous tips I get at the newspaper are ones like this: This index card came, unsigned, in an equally unmarked envelope. To my anonymous contributor, thanks for the tip about Besser’s! A family … Continue reading

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2011 York Fair: A few more photos

You know I’m not done with the York fair, right? I do have a few more photos this week that I’d like to show you, and on Friday, I have something cool from the fair coming from a friend of … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Fashion show edition

So in addition to my multitudinous trips at the York Fair, I did something else fun this past weekend. I went to see my mom in a fashion show! She was “modeling” for one of her favorite stores at the … Continue reading

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Reader photo: An autumn view of Manchester

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Harding Street in Manchester Submitted by: Melanie Pancho, now of Virginia Beach, Va. Something interesting: Melanie is a frequent commenter whose love of York shows even from a few … Continue reading

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