Category Archives: Around town

Ask Joan: Memories of Sears, and a Gitt family update

The Nov. 26, 2014, edition of Ask Joan follows up on a photo of Elizabeth Moul Gitt of the Hanover area and shares memories of the former York County Shopping Center, especially Sears.

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Ask Joan: Orange cats edition

The Oct. 30, 2014, edition of Ask Joan features questions on the history of schools in the Dillsburg area and memories of the 1500 Club in West York, PA, as well as follow-ups on Fisher’s Restaurant’s oysters and a downtown York 5-and-10 store.

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Ask Joan: York Township questions edition

The Oct. 9, 2014, edition of Ask Joan shares three questions from York Township in York County, PA: Why School Street is so named; why the Innversville area was renamed Spry; and why a large flyover bridge across Interstate 83 looks rusty.

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Assorted notes on Bury’s and Playland

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the former Bury’s Burgers restaurant next to Playland Skating Rink in Springettsbury Township in the 1950s and beyond.

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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: 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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Some more memories of downtown York, PA

Readers share their memories of stores on both sides of George Street in York, PA, as well as the neighborhood at Beaver and Philadelphia streets.

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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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