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!

Memories of Vacation Bible School and York’s airmail service

Only in York County readers share a VBS photo from the 1940s, talk about a May Day song and game, and seek information on airmail delivery in York in the 1940s.

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Readers recall West York area and locate bologna

Only in York County readers locate a place to buy Ahrens Butcher Bologna, answer questions about a 1945 New Year’s photo and recall life in the 1950s in the area of Hokes Mill Road in West York.

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More readers recall downtown York’s past

Only in York County readers remember a variety of downtown York, PA, stores and restaurants of the past.

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Ask Joan: Follow-ups from January edition

Only in York County readers recall movies in the Springwood area, a grocery store with a slanted floor, Franklin School, the Holiday or York Theater and the 615 Club.

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Ask Joan: Follow-ups and mailed questions edition

Readers Ask Joan – and answer previous reader questions – about York’s former Franklin School, Zech’s Bakery in Yoe, the “Dinky” train between York and Lancaster, a tradition of leaving a shiny coin in a returned dish, and a previously published apple pan dowdy recipe.

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