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  • Regina Witmeyer and Karen Huff, from the Bakery at the Cupboard in Lititz, are set up outside Tomato Pie Cafe for Chocolate Walk. They made 2,164 Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons in seven hours! (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    And they’re off! Today’s forecast is sweet!

    Chocolate Walk is underway The rain stopped just as Chocolate Walk got underway, just about an hour ago. Downtown Lititz is hopping (and that’s not the sugar high talking). Look for our Lititz reporters and photographers, and...

    • Posted October 11, 2014
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  • Talk of the town! (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    Lititz Theatre returns!

    For the first time in more than 40 years, there will be a movie theater marquee in downtown Lititz. Atomic Design, part of the Rock Lititz family, has donated its time and talent to recreate the old...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Bison tastes a lot like beef, only a bit sweeter and more delicate. It’s also got one third less saturated fat.
    Exotic meats … grilled!

    Exotic. That word gets your mind to wandering. In 5th Avenue marketing parlance, exotic is a sexy word; a positive phrase that excites and inspires. For instance: Kilimanjaro, Tahiti, Komodo dragon, blood red Ferraris, Papua, New Guinea…...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Sickman’s Mill event will benefit Lititz man with ALS

    Sickman’s Mill owners, Erik and Trina Armstrong, will donate their grounds along the Pequea stream to help benefit a Lititz family struck by ALS. The “Oink Out ALS ­ Blazek Family Pig Roast Benefit Fundraiser,” taking place...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Ryan Levan performs a solo number at Shank’s Tavern in Marietta. (Photo by Lenay Ruhl)
    Together or apart, these brothers rock the house

    “One question that is always asked: Who’s better &tstr;The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?” said Brandon Levan. “I’ll let Ryan answer that for you.” Turning to his younger brother, Ryan Levan, they both smiled. “I don’t want...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • 2ndfri
    Fall into 2nd Friday

    Fall is beautiful in Historic Downtown Lititz. On the 2nd Friday of every month merchants host family activities and entertainment, free and open to the public, in stores and venues throughout the downtown shopping area. The event...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Open mic host Kevin Gannon (left) plays harmonica, backed by Albert Van Schaaf from Killin the Blues on guitar. The Sandwich Factory Sports Lounge holds open mic night each Wednesday. (Photo by Lenay Ruhl)
    Mojitos and music

    “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel On Wednesday nights Billy Joel’s...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • spamalot
    EPAC announces 2015 season

    EPAC is on an artistic roll, and the 2015 season promises to be no different. They have put together an amazing selection of plays and musicals that will make audiences laugh, cry, sing out loud, and contemplate...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • True Oktoberfestbier, served at Munich's Oktoberfest, can only be brewed by the six breweries in the city limits: Löwenbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu-München, Augustiner-Bräu, Paulaner and Spaten.
    Beer of the month …or not

    By now, every brewer — if they make one — has their Oktoberfest/Octoberfest available. So, what is this seasonal concoction? As American craft brewing defines them, Oktoberfests are generally a gold-colored lager with an emphasis on malts and...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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    A purr-sonal problem

    Rescuing a cat from a tree is harder than you think Smokey, a large gray 18-month-old house cat, escaped his home at 219 N. Locust St. Sept. 30 and wound up having quite an adventure. “He could...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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