• Lititz weekends start with market night

    Nobody quite knew what to expect May 18 as the Downtown Lititz Farmers Market started its 10th year. There was a new location, the BB&T-owned parking lot between Lititz Run and the Parkview Hotel. There was a...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Lititz Bikeworks, Clair Global work on a plan to roll out bike rentals

    Sky blue Uptown Breezer commuter bicycles will soon be a familiar sight on the Warwick-to-(sometime next year) Ephrata rail trail as soon as Lititz Bikeworks co-owner Mark Branle and Clair Global’s Matthew Clair put all the pieces...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Let’s do the twist! The return of Pretzel Fest

    Pretzel Fest, back in downtown Lititz after a one year break, enjoyed a nice turnout last Saturday despite the threat of rain most of the day, and a few sprinkles here and there. Downtown was busy as families...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Sixty volunteers help clean up downtown Lititz

    Livy, short for Olivia, is a fifth grader at Lititz Elementary and the daughter of Mike and Jody Wetherhold. On Saturday, she joined her dad for the second year in a row to help with the annual...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • A sure sign of spring: Muddy boots in Penryn

    Twelve years ago, members of the Amish community surrounding Penryn approached members of the all-volunteer Penryn Fire Department. Their idea was to hold a fundraiser to benefit both the firefighters and the students in the local Amish...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Cindy Roof was flipping pancakes Sunday morning at the Baron Stiegel Lions Club benefit breakfast at the Brickerville Fire Hall. The four-times a year breakfast has been a village tradition for more than 30 years.
    Breakfast in Brickerville

    Baron Stiegel Lions keep winter bellies warm four Sundays a year Four times a year, in November, January, February and March, a crew of volunteers spends a good part of a Saturday setting up the Brickerville Fire...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Kris and Shanelle Lee are key part of the Heritage Tree Farm in Rothsville. Christmas trees are a year-round business, but the workload multiplies from November 1 until the week before Christmas.
    Rothsville’s Christmas tree heritage

    Christmas tree farming is a very slow kind of agriculture. Plant a tree this coming spring and you’ll have to wait until 2025 before you have a nice, marketable eight-foot blue spruce, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, or...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Permanent pole for Akron’s New Year’s Eve shoe drop

    It was cold and windy Friday morning, Dec. 14, as a small group of Akronites gathered to witness the installation of a permanent pole to hold the town’s most famous shoe as it makes its slow New...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Scouts provided much of the labor that went into the LWCC food bank drive last year. They’ll be on the job again for the 2016 drive. Photo by Owen Blevins
    Scouts help replenish local food bank in time for Thanksgiving

    Last Saturday, if you live in the Warwick School District, chances are excellent that a local Boy or Girl Scout hung a plastic bag on your doorknob. It’s part of the national Scouting for Food drive, an...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • A voter, a pencil, and a piece of paper provides the simplest and fastest way to tally election results, according to local election officials.
    Voters step back from machines for a speedier tally

    It may seem like a step backward, but Lancaster County poll workers this year were gently encouraging voters to use paper ballots. The reason, said Randall O. Wenger, chief clerk to the Lancaster County Board of Elections,...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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