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Ask Joan: Orange cats edition

The Oct. 30, 2014, edition of Ask Joan features questions on the history of schools in the Dillsburg area and memories of the 1500 Club in West York, PA, as well as follow-ups on Fisher’s Restaurant’s oysters and a downtown York 5-and-10 store.

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Ask Joan: Following up on stores and more

Today I’m playing catch-up with some mail I’ve received about past questions; I hope you enjoy today’s fun follow-ups in reverse chronological order. What’s inside 1. 5&10 in downtown York 2. Remembering Stillman’s Store in York 3. A note on … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: New questions, new logo edition

The Oct. 2, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks the name of a 5 & 10 store – maybe Kresge’s – in downtown York, PA, mentions the value of the Polk Directory of York City, seeks info on a swimming spot in the Pigeon Hills and shares more thoughts on Boeckel’s Landing along the Susquehanna River.

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Ask Joan: Welcome to fall edition

The Sept. 25, 2014, edition of Ask Joan shares information on placing memorial notices in the York newspapers and seeks another Knaub’s bakery recipe and information on some Hellam Township sunflowers.

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What does it mean to be a York Countian? A look at why I’m still here

What does it mean to be a York Countian? Or, to put it another way, what is it that keeps you here? Joan Concilio’s Only in York County project seeks to answer that question.

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Ask Joan: Trying to catch up edition

The Sept. 11, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks recipes for the Knaub’s bakery chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, and the Jay’s Restaurant Apple Pan Dowdy, as well as the name of a North Mall jewelry store, details on Stillman’s Department Store on East Market Street in York, PA, and how to find older newspaper articles.

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Ask Joan: Are you ready for the fair?

The Sept. 4, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks details on the history of the York Fair as well as the name history of several places in and around York, PA, like Rathton Road, Spry and Powder Mill Road.

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Assorted notes on Bury’s and Playland

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the former Bury’s Burgers restaurant next to Playland Skating Rink in Springettsbury Township in the 1950s and beyond.

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Ask Joan some history questions

The Aug. 21, 2014, edition of Ask Joan looks for info on the former Hilton Station trolley stop, what was next to the former Playland skating rink, and whether the Boston Red Sox played a 1915 exhibition game in York, PA.

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Ask Joan: The “mostly local questions, but also New Jersey” edition

The Aug. 7, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks the recipe for the former Bear’s Department Store’s sticky buns and information on Anna Elizabeth Taylor, a graduate of York Collegiate Institute and York County photographer, and talks about how you can share your news for publication.

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