Monthly Archives: May 2012

Photos from York County’s past: A collection of the work of Jim Goodling

The late Jim Goodling took several photos in and around York County during the 1960s and 1970s that were previously unpublished; his wife shared them with Joan Concilio and Only in York County, and we’re hoping they will jog some memories.

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Ask Joan: End of the school year, Valley View Park edition

The May 29, 2012, edition of Ask Joan is a special follow-up edition on Valley View Park in the Hellam area, complete with a previously unpublished photo.

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Mail call: Three businesses, three memories

As you read this, I’m traveling with the lovely Christopher Otto somewhere across the general Mid-Atlantic region, in celebration of our seventh anniversary, and we are almost certainly having a great time! But I wanted to leave you with some … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Married for seven years edition

Yesterday marked Chris’s and my seventh wedding anniversary. We celebrated by getting a new hot-water heater yesterday and having an exterminator come deal with the bees and wasps on our deck today! No, really, we’ll celebrate in earnest starting tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Dallastown area’s memories keep rolling in

This post from last year, of memories of the Dallastown area from Wade Kehr, has drawn many responses. In fact, I can’t believe how many Dallastown memories I’ve found! Today, I want to share a few from my friend Betsy … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Tractor pull edition

Guess what we did this weekend? Sarah and I went with my best friend Nina and her son and boyfriend to a tractor and truck pull at The Buck. A TON of fun! (You can read more and see more … Continue reading

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1968 promotional calendar from Mac’s Hardware: Another store, another find, part 2

Remember how I said in this post back in December that I found some neat things to blog while at The Biggest “Little” Flea Market, 481 E. Market St., Hallam? Well, today marks another installment of that collection! Check out … Continue reading

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Proof that York is everywhere, via postcards

Frequent readers probably know that my husband is a big-time collector of used books and paper – and blogs about such ephemera on his own site, Papergreat. Well, when we travel – which is pretty often – he has a … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Famous Faces edition

We’re launching a new feature here on Only in York County. Those who have been reading for a while might remember the Names of York series, which I wrote for more than a year, exploring the people behind some of … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Back to college edition

This week marked my first of two sessions teaching a course through Penn State York’s OLLI program. OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is a series of courses taught primarily to older adults (retirees, mostly) who want to continue discovering … Continue reading

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