Monthly Archives: November 2012

30 things I love about living in York County

In honor of her 30th birthday, Only in York County author Joan Concilio shares 30 things she loves about being a Yorker.

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Ask Joan: Elmwood the Grilled Flamingo edition

The Nov. 27, 2012, edition of Ask Joan follows up on a restaurant near York Little Theatre that was formerly known as both The Flamingo and The Elmwood Grill.

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The Lamentable Death of Polly Yost, Who Died in York County, Pa. (or maybe not)

Joan Concilio found an undated older tract titled “The Lamentable Death of Polly Yost, Who Died in York County, Pa.” at a 2012 estate sale. But was Polly really a Yorker?

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Gift suggestions from Fluhrer the Jeweler: Wouldn’t you like some Vaseline jars?

Joan Concilio shows a handout card from Fluhrer the Jeweler, formerly of 17-19 West Market Street in York, PA, with gift suggestions for men and women.

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Ask Joan: Thankfulness edition

The Nov. 20, 2012, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on the former Deppen’s Pretzel Factor in York, PA, discusses the Grand View Point Hotel in Bedford County, and seeks memories of Mr. Pershing’s ballet-dance lessons in York.

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Avoiding one snowstorm – and being hit by another

Bill Unger avoided the massive 1958 snowstorm in Stewartstown – but not one of the megastorms of the mid-1990s, of which he shares pictures.

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Thoughts on York County’s former telephone service

Reader Andrew P. Smith shares his memories of phone service in York County in the 1950s and 1960s, when service was offered by York Telephone and Telegraph and then General Telephone Company.

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Ask Joan: Even more memories from Valley View Park, including photos of Shorty and Sally Fincher

In the Nov. 13, 2012, edition of Ask Joan, many readers remember entertainment acts that performed at Valley View Park in Hellam Township in the 1950s and 1960s, including The 3 Stooges, the 101 Ranch Boys, Shorty Fincher and Sally Fincher and more.

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More memories of air-raid wardens from William F. Hoffmeyer

William F. Hoffmeyer, Esquire, of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman Attorneys, shared his memories of his father’s time as an air-raid warden in East York during World War II.

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Mail call: Crider’s memories from Yvonne Welt

Yvonne Welt, a former bookkeeper at Crider’s Store in downtown York in the 1950s and 1960s, shares her memories.

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