Category Archives: Ask Joan

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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Ask Joan: Gardening edition

The May 29, 2013, edition of Ask Joan follows up on the location of Dottie’s Diner in York and seeks memories of the Mitchell Brothers Orchestra at Harry Keller’s Park in Dallastown, and of an upholstery shop in the Hallam area.

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Ask Joan: Mulching edition

The May 13, 2013, edition of Ask Joan talks about the new WellSpan family practice coming on Roosevelt Avenue, Piccalo’s or Piccolo’s restaurant, and a former Catholic high school in York.

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Ask Joan: Quiet week edition

The May 3, 2013, edition of Ask Joan shares recipes for scrapple, puddin’ and panhaus, and seeks information on the Rothert Company, formerly of York.

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Ask Joan: Helping friends edition

The April 24, 2013, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on a type of schnitz and knepp made with raised dough, as well as the history of the Old Stone Mill Tack Shop in Weigelstown and the York Water Company.

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Ask Joan: The “I’ve Got Nothing” edition

The April 21, 2013, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on a Curtis String Quartet performance in 1934 at the Women’s Club of York, as well as on the Bel-Mar Athletic Association and the Gehm’s Bakery cheesecake recipe.

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Ask Joan: Alpaca season edition

The April 17, 2013, edition of Ask Joan shares a photo of the former Dog House restaurant on York’s Memory Lane, as well as the recipe for Avalong’s ham barbecue, and seeks memories of Moser’s Restaurant.

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