- Brickerville Fire Company honors Wilbur May for 68 years of service
- Chocolate Walk tickets on sale now
- Manheim receives three Townie Awards
- Lititz Independence Day: Schedule of Events
- ‘The Odd Couple’ turns 50
- Penn Township, Pleasant View partner for community day
- Witmer earns valedictorian title for Manheim Central’s class of 2015
- Passenger pigeons once flocked to Lititz
- Manheim Central will graduate 235
- Festival of the Red Rose
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
Eight miles south: Lititz residents didn’t have to travel too far for roots and blues
This past weekend, the second annual Roots and Blues Festival took place in downtown Lancaster, with several Lititz residents playing a part in its success. The two-day celebration of music, organized by local promoter Rich Ruoff, brought...
- Posted February 11, 2015
Christmas a century ago
Festivities reigned throughout the town As we prepare for Christmas this year, I thought I would take you on a nostalgic trip back in time. Let’s travel back exactly 100 years — to 1914 — to learn...
- Posted December 19, 2014
‘Shooster’ of Speedwell
Mystery surrounds the beloved hermit who disappeared during the harsh winter of 1950 Let’s take a trip just northwest of Lititz to an area near what once was (not too long ago) Speedwell Forge Lake. Many years...
- Posted November 5, 2014
Lititz’s early movie theatres Many remember the old Lititz Theatre, which I wrote about extensively back in November 2011 in this newspaper. From 1935 to 1964, it served the community both young and old. However, this wasn’t...
- Posted August 20, 2014
Lititz boy makes it big, but never forgets his roots “I come from Lititz, Pennsylvania.” Those were the words uttered to host Dick Clark on American Bandstand July 15, 1959, right after the song “The Heart of...
- Posted July 16, 2014