Readers of Only in York County share their memories of service stations in the area.
The Jan. 8, 2013, edition of Ask Joan examines how the Violet Hill neighborhood outside York, PA, got its name, whether any D.E. Jones stores remain in operation, and what happened to an old barn in the Laurel Estates area of Hellam.
In the Nov. 13, 2012, edition of Ask Joan, many readers remember entertainment acts that performed at Valley View Park in Hellam Township in the 1950s and 1960s, including The 3 Stooges, the 101 Ranch Boys, Shorty Fincher and Sally Fincher and more.
The July 24, 2012, edition of Ask Joan follows up on mountain oil tonic and Coastal Tank Lines, and looks for info on a large house overlooking the Susquehanna River, visible from Lancaster County.
The May 29, 2012, edition of Ask Joan is a special follow-up edition on Valley View Park in the Hellam area, complete with a previously unpublished photo.
I had an especially fun “Only in York County” earlier today, when I went to vote at my polling place, Normandie Ridge in West Manchester Township. As I was registering, I heard from a poll volunteer at the table: “Are you … Joan, from the newspaper?” Well, word spread, and
Sometimes, I can’t believe HOW many people in York County read Ask Joan. It’s nice, to be sure, but sometimes pretty surprising! Case in point: The number of responses I received about Heindel’s farm and the horseback riding there, in response to these Ask Joan questions from Penny Bupp and
I LOVE spring, so it’s no surprise that we went to Kiwanis Lake today and down to the Susquehanna River yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather. If it stays nice tomorrow, Sarah and I will likely head to my other favorite York County spot, Pinchot Park, for some afternoon adventures.