Tag Archives: memories

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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Ask Joan: Summer fun destinations edition

The July 31, 2014, edition of Ask Joan seeks memories about the former Springwood Park and Pool outside Yoe and about the former Meadowbrook Swim Club in northeastern York County.

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Readers remember Squire’s Pub and other Mailman’s and Queensgate-area restaurants

Readers of Only in York County recalled the former Squire’s Pub, later Nicholas’s Pub, in what is now the Queensgate Shopping Center in southern York, PA.

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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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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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