Category Archives: Joan’s randomness

What does it mean to be a York Countian? A look at why I’m still here

What does it mean to be a York Countian? Or, to put it another way, what is it that keeps you here? Joan Concilio’s Only in York County project seeks to answer that question.

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Huge collection of postcards showing York County’s past

I apologize for the lack of recent posts, everyone! I’m in the middle of a project for the YDR that’s taking 100% of my working hours and then some, but I’m trying to find a few minutes here and there … Continue reading

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York County’s connection to the deadly Lassa Fever virus

Joan Concilio is seeking details on York County’s connection to an outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever virus in 1969-1970, in which a man visiting the area died at York Hospital.

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Print your own York County Christmas coloring book!

Get a free printable coloring book featuring Santa and aliens, a true 1980s classic given out at the West Manchester Mall in York, PA.

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30 things I love about living in York County

In honor of her 30th birthday, Only in York County author Joan Concilio shares 30 things she loves about being a Yorker.

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Fun paper find: Historic York and James Smith’s grave

Joan Concilio recently found what might be a collectible stamp featuring James Smith’s gravestone in York in a packet of ephemera from across the United States.

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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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Only in York County is 5 years old today!

Five years ago today – June 9, 2007 – Joan Concilio made the first post on Only in York County. Just for fun, here’s a look at some “then-and-now” facts!

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A piece of the so-called good old days, courtesy of Jo Ott

Quite some time ago, I received this fun missive from longtime reader Jo Ott. Jo was at the York County Heritage Trust last year, doing some research on a one-room school in the Dover area. She relates, “The Trust has … Continue reading

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Get outside, York County!

Today’s weather was simply beautiful here, despite a VERY brief thunderstorm. I understand it was worse in some parts of the county, but we were very lucky. We headed outside in the late afternoon to the former Hawk Lake golf … Continue reading

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