Monthly Archives: February 2012

eBay becomes a source for local business memories

Many thanks to longtime reader Larry Good, who last week shared with me links to several eBay items for sale – matchbooks and other memorabilia depicting former York County businesses. I do occasionally watch some eBay auctions for York “stuff,” … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Special shout-outs edition

Today’s Ask Joan on the blog and yesterday’s Ask Joan in our print edition have a “dedication” component. I’d love to give a special hello to Jim Goodling and Yvonne Altland, two loyal readers, fans and friends who are fighting … Continue reading

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A wonderful image of York’s Continental Square and its trolleys in the late 1930s

Today’s post is just a fun image shared by reader Francis Wark – who you might remember had shared memories of working at McCrory’s in a past post. This image depicts York’s Continental Square at Christmastime, circa 1938, complete with … Continue reading

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More memories of Mack the Fire Horse

I wrote in depth about Old Mack the Fire Horse for the first time in this October post. Well, some time after that, an excerpt from that post ran in our print edition, and in response I received a letter … Continue reading

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Sharing the love of Pennsylvania Dutch cooking: Sweets and sours

Our daughter is an active member of York County 4-H, and through that, our family has had the pleasure to get to know Mary Jo Kraft of the Penn State Cooperative Extension, an awesome lady who is as “True Dutch” … Continue reading

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A photo contest and a free Harley-Davidson sticker: Random fun from Joan’s inbox

Just a quick post today to tell you about two fun things that showed up in my inbox recently. First, if you’re into Harleys, you can get a free Harley-Davidson sticker here. Random, but I know some of my readers … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Piano concert edition

A somewhat little-known fact about me: I played the piano for about 15 years – from the time I was 4 years old until part way through college. Then, having no piano, I just didn’t play at all for several … Continue reading

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A look at Joan’s Valentines

As some of you know, I work primarily outside the office for the YDR; I come in once a week to do some in-office tasks and, of course, pick up my mail! Well, last night, Hubby told me there was … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Don’t eat the dip edition

My mom and I were the unfortunate sufferers of what seems to be food poisoning this past weekend. I’m doing a lot better… just a little tired, but she’s still really under the weather. Send good thoughts her way! (And … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Middle of the night edition

I am definitely a night owl, much more so than a morning person. So today’s Ask Joan was started just before midnight on Monday night. Hopefully, it will make good Tuesday morning reading for you – unless you’re a “latecomer” … Continue reading

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