- Youth Lit fest will feature Gordon Korman
- Travelogue will visit Northern Europe
- Field of Screams is a (dysfunctional) family affair
- Spachts honored for years of service
- Lititz women’s chorus seeking new members
- MCFEE Family Breakfast set for Oct. 24
- Cavalcade of Bands set for Halloween
- The Rooster Crows in Lititz
- Art about town
- More Chocolate Walk stops revealed
Jordanmania! — Jordan Brothers exhibit opens Nov. 22
They entertained fans from all over the world, and now they will have an exhibit space dedicated to them in a Pennsylvania museum. They are the Jordan Brothers from Frackville, and no doubt, many remember their hit...
- Posted November 18, 2015
Less than Ideal: A brief history of Rothsville’s auspicious canning company
What began as a promising local business venture more than a century ago sadly fell to financial ruin in just a few short years. That operation was the Ideal Canning Company of Rothsville. The factory was organized...
- Posted October 16, 2015
New Life for an Old Schwinn
A familiar Schwinn bicycle from a long gone Lititz shop has been recently restored to like-new condition, thanks to the efforts of a Brickerville man. When area resident Terry May first noticed that the bike was for...
- Posted September 23, 2015
What’s New on North Lane?
“What’s old is new again” is an apt sentiment for ongoing restorations at an old industrial building at 325 North Lane. Erected in the early 1900s, this charming brick structure was once a flourishing factory. A Lititz...
- Posted August 26, 2015
Sue Shard’s sweet success
The girl who championed Lititz’s candy bar What’s it like to be the face of Wilbur-Suchard Chocolate Company and the host of a WLAN radio show? Just ask Maureen McEvoy-Farrell. In 1946, at age 12, she was...
- Posted July 8, 2015
Passenger pigeons once flocked to Lititz
Almost 170 years ago, two young boys from Lititz had the honor of witnessing, and having an accurate account of, one of the final great flights of a now extinct bird — the passenger pigeon. Also called the...
- Posted June 4, 2015
Kissel Hill Cemetery beautification set for June 27
What started out as a post on a Lititz history Facebook page turned into an online fund raising campaign netting $1,000 in less than a week to beautify an over 200 year-old Lititz cemetery. When someone posted...
- Posted May 27, 2015
She’s been teaching music for over 75 years
Entertaining and singing have always been at the core of 93-year-old Lititz native Verna Kreider-Schenker’s life. She started playing music at age seven, and has been teaching it for more than 75 years and counting. Verna gained...
- Posted April 22, 2015
Pine Hill spirits
History of the Becker Distillery With the recent popularity of whiskey, both locally and nationally, I thought I would use this month’s historical vignette to discuss one of the Lititz area’s lesser-known but important distilleries, the Becker...
- Posted March 25, 2015
Lititz locals brush with history through the years
Oh, the humanity! “The earth shook.” It was the most terrifying thing we have ever seen, and we never want to see anything like it again.” These were the words quoted in the May 13, 1937 issue...
- Posted February 25, 2015