Category Archives: Ask Joan

Ask Joan: The mulching routine edition

The Aug. 11, 2015, edition of Ask Joan discusses the former Jerusalem one-room school, Rocky Springs Amusement Park, a 1950s gas explosion in York County, PA, and a possible UFO sighting. Also mulch.

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Ask Joan: Sewing factory, shoe store and gas station recalled

The July 28, 2015, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories of Bernstein & Sons sewing factory, a shoestore in Delco Plaza in the 1980s, H.S. Schmidt, and the W.C. Lauer Mobil Gas & Oil Station, all former businesses in York County, Pennsylvania.

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Ask Joan: Murder mystery edition

The July 14, 2015, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on the former Menu-Ette Restaurant in the York area, the 1962 York White Roses, and a teddy bear that might have been from the former Bear’s Department Store. Several readers also shared topics for future columns.

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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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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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Ask Joan: Some recent letters about Cho Cho bars, the Valencia and train stations

The March 17, 2015, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on the Cho-Cho ice cream dessert and shares memories of York’s Valencia Ballroom and the area’s time as a railroad hub.

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Ask Joan: The “Big changes, but not really?” edition

The Feb. 5, 2015, edition of Ask Joan talks about smierkase, schnitz and knepp, The Web, a gas-line explosion and the history of the York Haven area of York County, PA.

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Ask Joan: Belated birthday edition

The Dec. 4, 2014, edition of Ask Joan follows up on the history of what is now City View Lofts in North York, PA, and seeks information on Pudd’s crab cakes and a recipe for fastnachts.

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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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