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

What’s inside
1. Sharing Bear’s sugar cake recipe
2. Red Front, The Swamp and name origins
3. Where did Elmwood veterans’ memorial go?

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More memories of Playland, Mount Rose area and more

Cindy Roach of Dover shared this postcard from her collection, depicting the former Playland motel, pool and roller rink complex in Springettsbury Township.

It’s been close to a year since we last talked about Playland, the former motel/pool/roller rink complex in Springettsbury Township.

Looking back through some of my oldest emailed letters today, I realized we were due to revisit this former York County landmark, and in addition to Playland memories, I also have a great and more recent letter from a reader who recalls a number of other popular topics as well.

I hope you’ll enjoy!

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Memories from Avalong’s and Rutter’s restaurants

Avalong mural

This mural depicting Avalong Dairy Bar was seen in 2011 at what was formerly Metro Bank (now First National Bank).

Has everyone enjoyed the many weeks of music memories? Today I’m switching things up and returning to something that I know is a true passion for many Yorkers – food!

I have letters to share today about both Avalong’s and Rutter’s restaurants, which I hope everyone will enjoy.

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

Musical Memories from York County, PA: A miniseries on Only in York County (www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork)

Often in my columns, I try to jump around to a variety of topics – talking about restaurants one week, stores another, particular towns another, and so on.

But now we’re coming into fall, which will always be most notable in my mind as marching band season, and I wanted to talk some more about local music memories. This is the fourth installment of a series of musical memories from York County; you can read the first one at www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork/music, the second at www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork/music-2 and the third at www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork/music-3.

I hope you’ll read on today for more of readers’ memories and photos on a variety of local musical topics. This is the last installment of the series for now, but I fully expect we will revisit these topics in the future!

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Musical memories from York County, PA: A fall miniseries, Part 3

Musical Memories from York County, PA: A miniseries on Only in York County (www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork)

Often in my columns, I try to jump around to a variety of topics – talking about restaurants one week, stores another, particular towns another, and so on.

But now we’re coming into fall, which will always be most notable in my mind as marching band season, and I wanted to talk some more about local music memories. This is the third installment of a series of musical memories from York County; you can read the first one at www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork/music and the second at www.yorkblog.com/onlyyork/music-2.

I hope you’ll read on today for more of readers’ memories and photos on a variety of local musical topics.

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