Author Archives: Joan

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: New car edition

The April 24, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks to clarify whether there was a soda fountain at the Belmont Pharmacy, looks for people who attended a reunion of kids from a particular York city neighborhood, and tries to find a recipe for the apple pan dowdy at the former Jay’s restaurant.

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Ask Joan: School memories edition

The April 15, 2014, edition of Ask Joan shares reader questions about school in days past, including the history of the former Pine Street school building, a chance for Central Elementary students to reunite and a call for memories of York Township Elementary’s “Mr. Smith.”

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A smorgasbord of food memories

Today’s post is just a quick dive into my inbox to share some miscellaneous memories of yummy foods and restaurants of the past. Where I can, I’ve linked to previous times we’ve talked about these particular eateries, so dig in! … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: New round of questions edition

The March 28, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories of the J.S. Hershey Baking Co., formerly of York, as well as a five-and-dime owned by Abram Hershey. Readers are also seeking memories of a pet lion in York in the 1970s, and a recipe for the lemon sponge pie made at the former Jay’s grocery store restaurant.

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Remembering the old hotels of York

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the Union Hotel, the King George Hotel and some local bars, including Degan’s.

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More memories of York County service stations

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of service stations in the area.

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Even more memories of Peoples Drug

Readers of Only in York County share their memories and photos of the former Peoples Drug Store in downtown York.

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More memories of downtown York cafeterias

Readers of Only in York County share memories of downtown York cafeterias such as Les’s and the YMCA’s cafeteria.

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Don’t miss Pennsylvania German gathering March 22 in Lebanon

A Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf, or gathering, is taking place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 at New Covenant Christian School, 452 Ebenezer Route (Route 72), Lebanon.

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Seeking memories of Spurg’s Restaurant

In honor of Syd Grim’s 80th birthday in February 2014, readers are invited to send her their memories of the former Spurg’s Restaurant in Spry.

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