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Ask Joan: The three-days-late first edition

I’m unashamedly stealing the format for my reader mailbag from Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar. I always liked it, and so do the rest of his readers, so why not? So far, I am getting slightly fewer questions than Trent, though, so I’m not planning to answer 10 at a time!


What’s inside
1. Giant in Delco Plaza
2. How to share your news
3. Hair-salon recommendations
4. Gino’s opening in Maryland
5. Where to go bass-fishing

Q1. I would like to know when the Giant grocery store moved into Delco Plaza and if the gas station was put in at that time also. If not, when did the gas station go in? Thanks!
– Angie

Angie, thank you very much for being one of the first people to ask a question. I appreciate it! The Giant moved from its old location on Loucks Road to the redone Delco Marketplace in the middle of 2006. As near as anyone seems to remember, the gas station went in at the same time; the old Giant spot did not have gas pumps, though.

Q2. I’d like to know if you’d like to know about (and promote!) a great gallery opening at The Art Institute of York on Friday, April 9. JUST BRENDA 5: Steeples, Domes, Stacks & Peaks, 6-9 PM. A great story about local artist and art instructor, Brenda Wintermyer. Thanks for considering this!
– Angie (I think a different Angie?)

I’m glad to share the word on this, and it’s a good chance for me to let you know that we welcome news of ALL kinds at the York Daily Record. The best way to reach us is by emailing Include the pertinent info – who, what, where, when, cost, etc. – in the body of your email, and feel free to attach photos in .jpg format. Advance notice is best; in most cases, if something is date-specific, we’d like to get it a week or more in advance. (In this case, Angie, I forwarded your note to the appropriate section editors, which is what our news assistants would do with items sent to that address above.)

Q3. Where is a good place to get your hair done?
– Ashley

Ashley works at my hair salon, Country Clippers. I bet she thinks she’s funny. In this case, yes, I can recommend that salon (717-432-3910; it’s on Rosstown Road/Route 177 in Rossville.) But in general, our Marketplace business directory is a good place to start if you need to find a business or service recommendation. Beauty salons are here. If you’re reading this and you have a business to recommend, please consider heading over to our Marketplace and writing a review; that way, future “searchers” can benefit from your experiences!

Q4. The Sun has an article about the new Gino’s going in Towson. Closer than King of Prussia. :-) Planning another road trip when it’s finished?
– Linda H.

Linda is a longtime friend and coworker, and also a Maryland native! Here’s the article she mentions. The new location, at Joppa and LaSalle roads in Towson, Md., slightly less than an hour’s drive! It’s set to open in July, and I do suggest you check back closer to the time; I certainly think the answer to Linda’s question about a road trip/meetup will be YES!

Q5. Where’s the best place to fish for bass in York County?
– Mark Gingalewski

I had two guesses on this, knowing that bass is best fished for by boat and in slower water. Happily, my sports-editor husband was able to confirm them for me! Your best bets are Lake Marburg (part of Codorus State Park, outside Hanover) and Pinchot Lake (part of Gifford Pinchot State Park, in Warrington Township). Pennsylvania Game and Fish lists them in their collection of top spots, too, though that was from a few years ago. More current is this list of hot spots from the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, which shows Pinchot and Marburg both to be good for largemouth and Marburg to be a better spot for smallmouth bass.

Got any questions? Ask Joan using the form at right. I’ll attempt to answer them in a future “Ask Joan” column on this blog. I’m already getting a big volume, so it might take me a while, but I hope to be able to answer as many as possible!

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