Category Archives: Central/Eastern

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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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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Ye Olde York Valley Inn – and the original York Valley Inn

Readers share their memories of Ye Olde York Valley Inn and the York Valley Inn (not to be confused) along East Market Street.

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Ask Joan: Undecorating edition

The Jan. 8, 2013, edition of Ask Joan examines how the Violet Hill neighborhood outside York, PA, got its name, whether any D.E. Jones stores remain in operation, and what happened to an old barn in the Laurel Estates area of Hellam.

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Another photo from Valley View Park’s heyday

Vincent Quinn of Glen Rock shares a photo taken during the 1940s at Hellam Township’s Valley View Park entertainment venue.

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Ask Joan: Even more memories from Valley View Park, including photos of Shorty and Sally Fincher

In the Nov. 13, 2012, edition of Ask Joan, many readers remember entertainment acts that performed at Valley View Park in Hellam Township in the 1950s and 1960s, including The 3 Stooges, the 101 Ranch Boys, Shorty Fincher and Sally Fincher and more.

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Ask Joan: Back from Washington, D.C. edition

The July 24, 2012, edition of Ask Joan follows up on mountain oil tonic and Coastal Tank Lines, and looks for info on a large house overlooking the Susquehanna River, visible from Lancaster County.

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Ask Joan: End of the school year, Valley View Park edition

The May 29, 2012, edition of Ask Joan is a special follow-up edition on Valley View Park in the Hellam area, complete with a previously unpublished photo.

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Ask Joan: Primary edition

I had an especially fun “Only in York County” earlier today, when I went to vote at my polling place, Normandie Ridge in West Manchester Township. As I was registering, I heard from a poll volunteer at the table: “Are … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Horseback riding follow-up edition

Sometimes, I can’t believe HOW many people in York County read Ask Joan. It’s nice, to be sure, but sometimes pretty surprising! Case in point: The number of responses I received about Heindel’s farm and the horseback riding there, in … Continue reading

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