Category Archives: Ask Joan

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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Ask Joan: Questions and memories edition

The July 17, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories on a downtown York, PA, dress shop owned by Alice Hoffer, a former gym (maybe Fitness America) and the name of a restaurant in the Queensgate Shopping Center.

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Ask Joan: Groves and lions and landing crafts, oh my!

The July 10, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on the former Himmelright’s Grove musical venue near the river and the name of a factory in Red Lion that might have made World War II landing crafts, and shares a memory of a pet lion in York, PA, in the 1970s.

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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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Ask Joan: Third-grade teacher edition

The June 12, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks information about American Toy and Novelty Works of York, PA, the Acme on Frederick Street in Hanover, and the recipe book for the Italian Oven, and shares details on the former Brook Leaf Love Nest in Hellam and the North Pole restaurant in Weigelstown.

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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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