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!

Ask Joan: Recent follow-ups edition

Last week, I shared some of the newest Ask Joan questions I’d received, and this week, I want to share some follow-ups – from those questions, as well as from other more recent topics. What’s inside 1. Following up on … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: The newest questions edition

The Nov. 12, 2017, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on Dick’s Dam near New Oxford, Adams County, the former businesses at what is now The Cove on South George Street, and L&H 5 and 10 memories.

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Ask Joan: Family scrapbook edition

The Nov. 5, 2017, edition of Ask Joan explores more details about a fatal bazooka shell explosion in 1957 and seeks information on a mystery photo.

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“Talking Dutch” – Some more about those fun things we say

Only in York County author Joan Concilio shares readers’ thoughts on Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German phrases, like schleck or schlock, using “ain’t” to indicate agreement, redding up and more.

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Ask Joan: The “How do I know what to write about?” edition

Ask Joan readers share memories of Valley View Park, The Swamp neighborhood in York city, Pappy’s restaurants and the Boundary Avenue area.

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