Monthly Archives: November 2011

Giving the gift of scrapple

This holiday season, won’t you consider sending some yummy (?) York County foods to your out-of-town friends and family members? You might recall we’ve got a list of local snacks you can get via mail-order, but then, I got this … Continue reading

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Mail call: Memories of Schiding’s Service Store

Today’s letter came in response to this August post on former businesses gleaned from ads in a 1947 cookbook put out by Christ Lutheran Church of York. Well, among those businesses listed John L. R. Schiding’s Yorktowne Service Store (“We … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Birthday week edition

Tomorrow marks my 29th birthday! I’m really excited… only a year until 30. I expect a major celebration for my 30th. Unlike some who dread it, I feel like that’s when you’re really “someone,” if that makes sense. But for … Continue reading

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Reader photo: A fall scene over a Bull Road bridge

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight. What: Bridge over Beaver Creek on Bull Road Submitted by: Bill Allison of Newberry Township Something interesting: This bridge is one of my favorite spots in York County, and I … Continue reading

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Mail call: Memories of Dauber’s Florist and more

Today’s letter comes from Jane (Dauber) Duke, who describes herself: “I am also a life-long York countian and my family has roots in York back to the 1700’s.” Jane writes, “I was reading thru this and have some things to … Continue reading

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Black Friday special: More on the West Manchester Mall

So, what better topic for Black Friday, day of shopping and discount wonder and craziness, than thoughts and memories of my local shopping center, the West Manchester Mall? You have probably heard already that the mall is up for sale. … Continue reading

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Today, I’m thankful for my life in York County

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I thought today might make a fun time to look at some of the top things I’m thankful for about my life in York County, Pa. Please, share your “York thanks” in the comments too. I’d love … Continue reading

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A pre-Thanksgiving roundup on stuffing

Whether you call it stuffing, filling or dressing, I think we can all agree that it’s a carb-filled side dish of holiday fame in York County and beyond. Today, since I know everyone is busy getting ready for the holiday, … Continue reading

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Mail call: Gizzy’s history of the Yoe area

Today’s letter comes from a wonderful gentleman I’ve had the privilege to correspond with for a couple of years. His name is Gizz Davis and he titled his note, “Life in a small town.” He writes, “I love all of … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: It can’t be Thanksgiving week already edition

I’m decidedly not ready for it to be Thanksgiving yet. So, we’ll wait a couple weeks. Oh, wait, that doesn’t work? Darn it. Because I know you’re busy, today’s Ask Joan is going to be very visual and very short. … Continue reading

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