Ask Joan readers share memories of Valley View Park, The Swamp neighborhood in York city, Pappy’s restaurants and the Boundary Avenue area.
The Oct. 8, 2017, edition of Ask Joan shares recipes for sugar cakes like those made at the former Bear’s Department Store, ponders how the areas of Red Front and The Swamp got their names and seeks information on a former veterans’ memorial in the Elmwood neighborhood.
In this edition of Ask Joan, Only in York County readers talk about Happy Johnny’s Gang, Tales From the Tomb, staying at the Haines Shoe House, Chantiles Parking Lot, Willow Beach Park in Hanover and more.
Only in York County readers recall movies in the Springwood area, a grocery store with a slanted floor, Franklin School, the Holiday or York Theater and the 615 Club.
Readers Ask Joan – and answer previous reader questions – about York’s former Franklin School, Zech’s Bakery in Yoe, the “Dinky” train between York and Lancaster, a tradition of leaving a shiny coin in a returned dish, and a previously published apple pan dowdy recipe.
Today’s edition of Ask Joan features a variety of lingering questions from my email inbox, ranging from Pennsylvania dutch story-telling to rodeos! What’s inside 1. Looking for Aunt Min’s stories 2. What became of Academy of Arts? 3. Details on Cohen Bros. Sporting Goods 4. Seeking information on Rosemount Days