All posts by Patrick Burns

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  • Fireworks will return to park in 2018

    Safety codes require 70 feet of clearance per inch of shell. The Lititz July 4th fireworks show uses shells up to six inches requiring 420 feet of clearance from an active roadway, an occupied building or any...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Plans unveiled for former Wilbur complex

    Preliminary plans for the former Wilbur Chocolate plant in downtown Lititz includes a boutique hotel and luxury apartments facing the picturesque Lititz Springs Park   By Patrick Burns After more than a year in suspense, the new...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Finnigan and Stella Ashcroft enjoy the snow on Tuesday in Lititz. (submitted photos)
  • A really ‘cool’ birthday party

    A Lititz church pastor surprised his boys with a camping outing  and  unforgettable birthday party courtesy of  Storm Stella Nicholas Todd had been waiting for Monday since January of 2016. Finally a storm worthy to enjoy with...

    • Posted March 16, 2017
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  • Reassessment rattles homeowners

    Reassessment notices like this one began appearing Friday in mailboxes By Patrick Burns Anxiety raged Friday on social media when homeowners opened mail boldly labeled “Important: 2018 Preliminary Property Assessment Notice.” Panicked residents took to Facebook to...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • Upstage Video, launched in 2005, relocated from Pottstown as the first tenant of Pod 2 at Rock Lititz. Upstage Video’s 22 employees moved into the building in December. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Rock Lititz welcomes the public to “Rock the Block” Open House

      Rock Lititz Pod 2 open to the community, Sat.  Feb. 25   Pod 2 at Rock Lititz, the newest addition to the Rock Lititz campus, invites the public to its “open house” event on Saturday, February...

    • Posted February 13, 2017
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  • An enthusiastic crowd of Trump supporters, including some Lititz residents, were at the Capitol last Friday. Photo by Mike Yoder
    Locals attend Friday’s inauguration …

    By Patrick Burns Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration meant many things to many people. Media estimates suggest that a record number viewed the event live, on TV, or through electronic devices as smartphone ownership and social media usage...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Warwick’s volleyball team celebrates with the L-L League championship trophy after shutting out Garden Spot 3-0 in the finals last Wednesday at Manheim Township. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Maddy Glouner, Jackie Barilar, Jensen Burnheimer, Jayna Class, Rylee Derr, Hailey Miller, McKenzie Cossette an Lexie Landis; (back, l-r) Cassi Sellers, coach Brad Glouner, Olivia Gregory and Rachall Adams. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    A look back at what was in 2016

        By Patrick Burns The post-holiday season is here and 2016 has not yet faded from our rear-view mirrors. With that in mind we’re going to look back on the year through the lens of our...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Letters to the Editor/Opinion Pages

    • Posted December 2, 2016
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  • Make America Great Again hat trick Trump wins Lititz, Pennsylvania, nation

    By Patrick Burns While local homeowners had posted Donald Trump lawn signs about 35-times more often than dwellings fronted with Hillary Clinton placards, the news programs broadcast inside those homes offered little chance for the supporters of the maverick GOP presidential candidate. Yet...

    • Posted November 11, 2016
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