All posts by Cory Van Brokkhoven

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  • History of the Fairyland of Candles (Part 1)

    This is the first in a three-part series of historical vignettes leading up the 175th Fairyland of Candles celebration on July 4th in the Lititz Springs Park It all began as a fundraiser; and now, 175 years...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Making Lititz shine again

    As part of the Great American Clean Up, the Warwick Girls Softball team will again partner with Venture Lititz for this year’s downtown cleanup on April 28 at 8 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Lititz Borough Hall...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Fun with a twist

    There’s lots to look forward to May 5 when the Lititz Kiwanis Club presents its annual Pretzel Fest from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Games, music, food and lots of fun will take place all over the...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Oh Snap!

    Preston Whitcraft, iconic, five-decade news photographer, readies to retire this week “What’s a weekend?” That’s been the typical response photographer Preston Whitcraft reserved for Friday afternoon queries about plans for his “presumed” days off. Preston, who this...

    • Posted April 13, 2018
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  • Earth Day at Millport Conservancy

    Linden Hall’s 23rd annual art show will be Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Millport Conservancy, 737 Millport Road. The show is part of the Conservancy’s annual Earth Day celebration, and will feature...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • This 94-year old pilot earned her wings

    A worker let Jessie Eckhart, then 14, take off alone by mistake. She taxied the plane around the airport and landed with a ‘big grin’ on her face Ninety-four-year-old Jessie Eckhart amassed a wealth of stories and...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • ‘Beaming’ with history

    For Sylvia Beam of Lititz, history runs deep in her family. You could even say it’s distilled. Her late father-in-law Charles Everett Beam was master distiller at Michter’s, known at one time as one of America’s oldest...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • Bully, Bully

    Bulls Head Public House nabs a pair of awards Voters of an online survey named the Bulls Head “Pennsylvania’s Great American Beer Bar” for the third straight year. That accolade from craftbeer.com would actually be the first...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • Wertsch optimistic on 2018-19 school budget

    The 2018-19 Warwick School District budget continues to look favorable, as the district completes final touches on the upcoming budget. Nathan Wertsch, chief financial officer, provided an update and analysis of a proposed budget during the Warwick...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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  • A star is (re) born

    Do you want to own a piece of Lititz history? Well, now’s your chance. The iconic Christmas stars that adorn the streets of Lititz during each holiday season will soon be retired and put up for sale,...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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