Category Archives: Ask Joan

Ask Joan: Sick cat edition

The June 5, 2014, edition of Ask Joan follows up on a model of the Liberty Bell in Tennessee, shares some background on the former Washington House inn, and seeks some York County yearbooks from the ’60s and ’70s.

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Ask Joan: Summer fun edition

The May 29, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on a faux Liberty Bell and summer activities for kids.

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Ask Joan: Seeking more memories edition

The May 14, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories of Boeckel’s Landing, People’s Drug and Pilot Haven Garage, all former locales in York County, PA.

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Ask Joan: Bevy of lemon sponge pies edition

The May 1, 2014, edition of Ask Joan shares multiple recipes for lemon sponge pie (possibly the one formerly served at the Jay’s restaurants in York County) and updates readers on a Pennsylvania Dutch church service coming May 4, 2014.

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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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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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Ask Joan: Butcher bologna edition

The July 26, 2013, edition of Ask Joan shares information on the former Highland Park and having Twin Pines butcher bologna shipped out of the area; it also seeks information on the former Naples Cafe.

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Ask Joan: Long to-do list edition

The June 11, 2013, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on a photo taken in front of a former Bury’s Burgers, a business called Sutcliffe on Richland Avenue, and a former York furrier.

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Ask Joan: All about alpacas edition

The June 4, 2013, edition of Ask Joan follows up on a bendy toy from the 1950s and 1960s called Snuggles, and seeks information on a Texas Hot Weiner recipe and powwowing.

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