Category Archives: Local memories

Memories of Ziegler’s Drug Store

Reader Paul Thomas shared his memories of the former Ziegler’s Drug Store in York, PA, where he worked beginning in 1951.

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Ask Joan: Some recent letters about Cho Cho bars, the Valencia and train stations

The March 17, 2015, edition of Ask Joan seeks information on the Cho-Cho ice cream dessert and shares memories of York’s Valencia Ballroom and the area’s time as a railroad hub.

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Memories of roller-skating in Lancaster

An Only in York County reader shares memories of Maple Grove Park and Rocky Springs Amusement Park, both Lancaster County attractions of the past, following a local reader’s question about the name of a roller-skating spot there.

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Living at the YWCA in York

A reader recalls living at the YWCA in York, PA, when moving to York County as an immigrant.

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A log house in York and fastnacht follow-ups

An Only in York County reader asks about a small log house tucked amid larger buildings in the City of York, and readers share their fastnacht memories and stories.

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Ask Joan: A photo question about York T&T

Reader Bob Finke shared an image of a metal York T&T plate – no, not dynamite; instead, it stood for York Telephone and Telegraph, a former phone provider in York, PA.

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Some fastnacht fun for the week of Fat Tuesday

Reader Paul A. Neiman of Dover shares memories and a newspaper article about his late mother’s fastnacht-making tradition, and we seek other York County fastnacht stories.

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Pictures and postcards from Dover, PA

Reader Maravene (Codd) Covert shared photos of the square in Dover, PA, through the years.

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Ask Joan: The “Big changes, but not really?” edition

The Feb. 5, 2015, edition of Ask Joan talks about smierkase, schnitz and knepp, The Web, a gas-line explosion and the history of the York Haven area of York County, PA.

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More Washington House photos

Reader Betty J. Massa shares photos of the former Washington House in Wrightsville.

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