Two distinct happenings in the summer of 1950 stand out in my mind: The beginning of a war and meeting my new seventh grade teacher.
Our little family of four moved in 1943 and arrived in Lancaster County. We first moved into the barroom of the former Swartzbaugh hotel on Hollinger Road, which was between Lyndon and Willow Street.
If you checked out our roundup of old photos of kids with Santa Claus from the Lancaster Newspapers archive, you might have recognized some of the Santas from those images.
It's that lovely time of year again.
For decades, the Chameleon Club has been at the heart of the music scene in Lancaster and throughout Central Pennsylvania.
It's possible there is no better symbol of the 1950s in America than the drive-in movie theater. It took the country's mid-century automotive obsession, married it to a timeless fascination with the silver screen, and created the perfect storm of postwar pop culture.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2019.
Editor's note: This story was originally published June 3, 2019.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in July, 2019
Last month saw the cancellation of this year's installment of a decades-old local tradition: The LNP | LancasterOnline Spelling Bee was indefinitely postponed, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though recent headlines have told a story of a dwindling list of stores in The Shops @ Rockvale, with merchants continuing to leave the center (some moving up the road to Tanger Outlets), there was a time when Rockvale Square, as it was known then, was among the most in-demand retail hubs in…
It's not uncommon for a particular local store to serve as a nostalgia trigger for a particular generation.