Category Archives: County customs

A look at the Official Pennsylvania Dutch Guide-Book, a 1960s treasure

Joan Concilio shares information about York County and the Pennsylvania Dutch foods and language from the 1966 edition of the Official Pennsylvania Dutch Guidebook.

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A look back in video at the 2012 York Fair

Matt Schardt, a local photographer and videographer, shares his retrospective in video from the 2012 York Fair.

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York County goes to the shore: Memories of a Wildwood vacation

Where do people from York County, Pa., go on vacation? Wildwood, West Virginia and lots of other places!

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New Year’s pork and sauerkraut, the 2012 edition

You might remember that around this time in 2010, I started asking you if pork and sauerkraut is a New Year must-have in your house. Well, it turns out you guys really like it. I know. Shocking! One commenter, Justine … Continue reading

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Bizarre York County: Tom visits a classic local fall attraction

Remember my slightly unusual friend Tom? Well, he’s getting into the spirit of the season – pun intended – this week with another episode of Bizarre York County. Here, Tom follows some Spring Grove teens through the Haunted Mill Scream … Continue reading

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2011 York Fair: Food with a friend, Part 2

Hello everyone! I’m one of Joan’s best friends, Tracey. As she’s warned you, I’m guest-blogging today. I feel like one of those radio callers having a ‘long-time listener, first-time caller’ moments. If you’re a frequent reader of her blog, as … Continue reading

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2011 York Fair: Food with a friend, Part 1

Today’s visit to the York Fair came with a special guest: One of my best friends, Tracey, also a lifelong Yorker and as die-hard of a fairgoer as I am! She agreed to take on the task of helping me … Continue reading

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2011 York Fair: Spotlight on food

I mentioned yesterday that Sunday marked my second trip to the fair. I even showed you some of the highlights of that day. What I didn’t show you was our other effort: We focused on some food. I know, what … Continue reading

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2011 York Fair: Sunday in the rain

Sunday marked my second trip to the fair; this time, “Fair Team Joan” included me, Sarah, and my husband, Chris. Highlights of this day were a lot of carnival games, a trip to the “World of Wonders,” more familiarly known … Continue reading

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2011 York Fair: First-day fun

Friday night marked our first of what will be many trips to the fair this year. “Fair team Joan” that night included my mom, Joan, and my daughter, Sarah. Here’s a look at some of what we saw and ate. … Continue reading

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