Category Archives: Local memories

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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Mail call: Yet more downtown York memories

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of stores and businesses in downtown York, PA, in the 1960s and beyond.

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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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Some more memories of downtown York, PA

Readers share their memories of stores on both sides of George Street in York, PA, as well as the neighborhood at Beaver and Philadelphia streets.

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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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A couple more memories about Ernie McCall

Only in York County readers remember longtime area restaurant owner Ernie McCall, who, among other ventures, owned The North Pole and The Florida Room.

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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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Ask Joan: School memories edition

The April 15, 2014, edition of Ask Joan shares reader questions about school in days past, including the history of the former Pine Street school building, a chance for Central Elementary students to reunite and a call for memories of York Township Elementary’s “Mr. Smith.”

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