Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do you remember Crider’s in downtown York?

Some time ago, I received a note from Greg Leiphart saying, “As a child, I remember Crider’s (Creider’s?) store across from the courthouse on Market Street. I think it was a miscellaneous items store because they had a kids section … Continue reading

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Get outside, York County!

Today’s weather was simply beautiful here, despite a VERY brief thunderstorm. I understand it was worse in some parts of the county, but we were very lucky. We headed outside in the late afternoon to the former Hawk Lake golf … Continue reading

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More memories of York County butcher shops of the past

I had asked, back in December, for your memories of butcher shops in response to a letter from Wayne Breighner. This request drew some great recollections! Kathy Campbell-Beaverson says, “I remember Fisher’s Butchers that was located in the 300 block … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Beautiful day edition

Our neighborhood was BEAUTIFUL today! (Hence Ask Joan in the middle of the night – I was enjoying the weather all day!) What’s inside 1. Finding Twin Pines sweet bologna 2. Scott Stevens sporting-goods store 3. How Pinchtown got its … Continue reading

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Memories of Playland roller-skating rink

Today’s post is very much thanks to the research of frequent commenter Audrey Lerew. She’d been digging in to info on York’s roller-skating rinks at the Heritage Trust library, and she sent me all the details, saying, “It would be … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Spring starts now edition

By the time many of you are reading this, it will be SPRING! We are so excited. I mentioned a few weeks ago that we are now a homeschooling family, and being able to be outdoors is a great blessing … Continue reading

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More memories of the Flamingo restaurant

It’s been almost a full year since we talked about the Flamingo restaurant, which came up in this March 2011 post about a letter I’d received from Yvonne Leiphart. It was only a passing mention, but I received several memories … Continue reading

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The best piece of Only in York County mail I’ve ever received

The photo above arrived at the YDR offices a few weeks ago with a letter from Norma Jean Scott-Mitzel. I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say this is truly the best Only in York County mail I’ve … Continue reading

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Get outside and enjoy the weather!

I LOVE spring, so it’s no surprise that we went to Kiwanis Lake today and down to the Susquehanna River yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather. If it stays nice tomorrow, Sarah and I will likely head to my other … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Post Card Club edition

Late writing Ask Joan tonight, because Chris and I were out visiting the York Post Card Club at their monthly meeting. What a fun group – many of the folks read my columns in the paper, and I’m hopeful some … Continue reading

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