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About Joan

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!

Ask Joan some history questions

The Aug. 21, 2014, edition of Ask Joan looks for info on the former Hilton Station trolley stop, what was next to the former Playland skating rink, and whether the Boston Red Sox played a 1915 exhibition game in York, PA.

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Ask Joan: Reporting on what you want to know edition

The Aug. 14, 2014, edition of Ask Joan tackles three reader questions that can be answered by various York Daily Record stories – about a Rabbittransit bus, housing prices and the Leader-vs-Leaders-Heights name debate.

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Ask Joan: The “mostly local questions, but also New Jersey” edition

The Aug. 7, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks the recipe for the former Bear’s Department Store’s sticky buns and information on Anna Elizabeth Taylor, a graduate of York Collegiate Institute and York County photographer, and talks about how you can share your news for publication.

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Ask Joan: Summer fun destinations edition

The July 31, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories about the former Springwood Park and Pool outside Yoe and about the former Meadowbrook Swim Club in northeastern York County.

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Readers remember Squire’s Pub and other Mailman’s and Queensgate-area restaurants

Readers of Only in York County recalled the former Squire’s Pub, later Nicholas’s Pub, in what is now the Queensgate Shopping Center in southern York, PA.

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Ask Joan: Questions and memories edition

The July 17, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories on a downtown York, PA, dress shop owned by Alice Hoffer, a former gym (maybe Fitness America) and the name of a restaurant in the Queensgate Shopping Center.

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Ask Joan: Groves and lions and landing crafts, oh my!

The July 10, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on the former Himmelright’s Grove musical venue near the river and the name of a factory in Red Lion that might have made World War II landing crafts, and shares a memory of a pet lion in York, PA, in the 1970s.

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Ask Joan: Lots of follow-ups edition

The June 26, 2014, edition of Ask Joan follows up on questions about Boeckel’s Landing along the Susquehanna River and recipes for hot bacon dressing and Jay’s lemon sponge pie.

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Mail call: Yet more downtown York memories

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of stores and businesses in downtown York, PA, in the 1960s and beyond.

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Ask Joan: Third-grade teacher edition

The June 12, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks information about American Toy and Novelty Works of York, PA, the Acme on Frederick Street in Hanover, and the recipe book for the Italian Oven, and shares details on the former Brook Leaf Love Nest in Hellam and the North Pole restaurant in Weigelstown.

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