• Times have changed. Many members of Lancaster County's Plain communities are opting to have babies in hospitals instead of at home.
    More maternity care choices for the Plain community

    For generations, the Plain Community preferred midwives for maternity care and had their babies at home. Many still do. But in the second decade of the 21st century, there are more choices for Amish and Mennonite families...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • On the road again: Legion Riders revved up about helping fellow veterans

    There was friendly banter between the Harley and Honda motorcycle riders Sunday morning at Lititz American Legion Post 56 before the start of the American Legion Riders’ 12th Hospice Ride to bring personal care items to the...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Bill Dorsey concentrates in a RSB session. A fundraiser for this Parkinson’s disease program is planned for Monday, Aug. 14, at the Bulls Head pub in Lititz.
    Fighting back against Parkinson’s

    I peeked into the gym at the former Jewish Community Center on Oregon Pike just before 8 a.m. recently, looking for trainer Sue Ludwig. A group of seniors preparing for an exercise session greeted me warmly. They...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Lititz couple trains Renaissance faire jousters, horses

    Renaissance faires are held from California to New England and attract thousands of tourists who enjoy reliving the culture of England from medieval times through the Tudor period. One of the highlights of any faire — especially...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Stay safe and share the road

    It can be dangerous out there. There are close to 8,000 Amish and Old Order Mennonite households in Lancaster County all using horse-pulled carriages and wagons as their means of transportation. Each home has at least two...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Lititz Watch Technicum Principal Herman Mayer works with first year student Madison Jardine of Carlisle.
    Timeless profession

    Lititz Watch Technicum training the next generation of watchmakers The modern wrist watch dates back to the 1800s but historians have differences of opinion on exactly when. It could have been the bracelet watch by Capt &...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Dennis Tessen and wife Peggy Woods roast beans at Whiff Roasters, Lititz. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Busy beans: Small batch coffee roasters and gourmet coffee shops

    We are a nation obsessed with coffee! Nearly 50 percent of us say we’d rather give up our cell phones for a month, pass on the morning shower, or even live with an extra 10 pounds than...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Polo season opens in Rothsville

      The Lancaster Polo Club hosted its first match of the season at Forney Field, Warwick Township, Sunday, June 11. A team from Maryland jumped to an early lead against a squad from Destiny Stables, Carlisle, and...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Dutchland Derby Rollers enter second decade of play

    Women’s Roller Derby sounds like a 1950s thing, and if you watch it on YouTube it’s pure entertainment with skaters on a high-bank track creating havoc with their opponents at breakneck speed. But don’t be fooled, roller...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Seventy-year choir trumpeter John Smith, 88, with niece and 20-year choir veteran Carolyn Weidman.
    The sound of Easter morning

    A Lititz Moravian tradition since 1771 They are a family — literally and physically — and one that documents its roots in generations. They are brass playing musicians — husbands, wives, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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