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!

A central Pennsylvania way to store your recipes

Longtime reader and source of neat York County information Jo Ott shared something with me several years ago that I just found in my files today and wanted to publish. It’s about the cabinets above, which were seen and photographed … Continue reading

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Do you remember the Red Lion bean strike?

An Only in York County reader shares memories of a 1962 “strike” at Red Lion High School, where students refused to eat any more surplus navy beans.

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Ask Joan: Fun follow-ups edition

The June 16, 2015 edition of Ask Joan follows up on a Grantley Road restaurant and a manhole cover that reads “York T&T.”

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Ask Joan: GRE edition

Only in York County readers wonder about Grade A chocolates, a restaurant on Grantley Road and a bust of President Lincoln made of Hydro-Stone that might have been in a former bank in York County, PA.

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Remembering Ahrens and other York County butcher shops of the past

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the former Ahrens Butcher Shop in York, as well as other former York, Pennsylvania, butchers.

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Receipts from York, PA, businesses of the past

Only in York County reader Lorie Redding shares images of receipts of York, PA, businesses that her mother, Rosella Linebaugh, kept from when she and Lorie’s father, Glenn Linebaugh, were first married in the late 1940s.

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Sending memories from Las Vegas to York, PA

Two readers from Las Vegas shared their memories of life in York, County, PA, especially the downtown York area.

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Remembering C.J. Helfrich Delicatessen

An Only in York County reader is seeking memories of C.J. Helfrich’s Delicatessen in York.

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Ask Joan: Fitbit edition

Ask Joan readers wonder about two former York White Roses baseball players, a Girl Scout cabin in Springettsbury Township and the American Legion shows of the 1950s and ’60s in York, PA.

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Memories from the York Haven area

Only in York County readers recall their times in the northeastern York County borough of York Haven, PA, including the town’s stores, restaurants, schools and more.

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