Category Archives: Local memories

Memories from the York Haven area

Only in York County readers recall their times in the northeastern York County borough of York Haven, PA, including the town’s stores, restaurants, schools and more.

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Memories of Alice Hoffer’s dress shop in York

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the former Alice Hoffer’s dress shop, also known as The Fabric Shop or Shoppe, on East Market Street. in York, PA.

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More music-lesson memories: Recalling Keyboard Studios and Gingerich music

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the former Keyboard Studios and Gingerich Band School, which sold instruments and gave music lessons in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in York, PA.

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Letters about York, PA, and its food, hangouts and more

Only in York County readers share their memories of Holland’s Candy, Bear’s Cafeteria, the Golden Glow and the neighborhood around Princess and Hartley streets in York, PA.

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Seeking information on York Fair postcard

Only in York County reader Cindy Roach wonders about a 1906 York Fair postcard dated in October, later than the fair was generally held.

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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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