Author Archives: Joan Concilio

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!

That was fast: Following up on Jacks department store

Only in York County readers were quick to identify the owners and potential namesake of Jacks department stores in York, PA.

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Ask Joan: Hickey’s drive-in and some name questions

Ask Joan readers share information about the former Hickey’s drive-in and seek details on Jacks clothing store and H.H. Haugh, a furniture store.

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Ask Joan: Following up on Mount Zion School and more

Only in York County readers talk about the former Mount Zion School, Green Hedge Service Station and mom-and-pop grocery stores.

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Ask Joan: Following up on Dick’s Dam and more

Only in York County readers talk about Dick’s Dam in Adams County, PA; a trucking company and grocery store in Springettsbury Township, PA; and an area called “Devil Hole.”

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Memories of The Bon-Ton from a longtime reader

Only in York County reader Tom Keasey recalls The Bon-Ton at its downtown York, PA, location. The department store chain announced in early 2018 that it is going out of business.

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