Category Archives: Local memories

Ask Joan: The “How do I know what to write about?” edition

Ask Joan readers share memories of Valley View Park, The Swamp neighborhood in York city, Pappy’s restaurants and the Boundary Avenue area.

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Ask Joan: Recipes, Red Front and a veterans’ memorial

The Oct. 8, 2017, edition of Ask Joan shares recipes for sugar cakes like those made at the former Bear’s Department Store, ponders how the areas of Red Front and The Swamp got their names and seeks information on a former veterans’ memorial in the Elmwood neighborhood.

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More memories of Playland, Mount Rose area and more

Only in York County readers share their memories of the former Playland motel, swimming pool and roller rink, as well as the Mount Rose area.

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Memories from Avalong’s and Rutter’s restaurants

Two Ask Joan readers shared letters about former restaurants at the same Springettsbury Township, PA, location – Avalong’s and Rutter’s.

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Musical memories from York County, PA: A fall miniseries, Part 4

Only in York County readers share memories of local musical group the Missionaires, try to find out about Mouseketeers in York, PA, and talk about J.P. Julius, Gingerich’s and Keyboard Studios, all former music stores.

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