• Ephrata Concert Band performs June 24

      Three marches that Henry Fillmore composed &tstr;”Men of Ohio,” “His Excellency,” and “More Fraternity” &tstr; will be part of the program when Martin Hinkley conducts the Ephrata Concert Band June 24. The band will open its...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Where’s the mud? 

        There was no mud at Penryn Fire Company No. 1’s 13th-annual mud sale. Still, hundreds of guests and 200 volunteers muddled through a bounty of things to buy and flavors to feed on. Fire company...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • The view of the last leg of the Warwick Township portion of the rail trail extends from Rothsville Road on the left, to just short of the yet-to-be-finished bridge across the Cocalico Creek on the right. The rectangular dot in the very center of the photo is a sign that reads “No Trespassing.”
    Untroubled waters under rail trail bridge

    The rail trail bridge over the Cocalico Creek just west of Akron is still a project in progress. But progress is speeding up, Warwick Township Manager Dan Zimmerman told a meeting of the Warwick to Ephrata Rail...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • To demonstrate radar gun use, Trooper James Spencer from the Lancaster barracks, stood in Roland Park on Akron’s Main Street and clocked drivers coming down Zwally’s Hill. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Keeping Up to Speed: Local Cops Want Radar for Speed Enforcement

    In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • The Army’s forgotten WWII force

    History program at Lititz Public Library About a year ago, Brett Snyder, a long-time collector of and dealer in old magazines, bought a copy of a log book for the Gap post of the Aircraft Warning Service....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Another benchmark for the Breakfast Club

    Fourteen members of the Lancaster Breakfast Club East bicycled their way to the park at the Warwick Township municipal campus on a recent Saturday morning, on their way to Wally Otto’s Manheim Township home where the plan...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Second Friday adventures

    A fun, but cold night, in downtown Lititz. (Photos by Dick Wanner)                 MORE PHOTOS

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Dismal weather no deterrent to Second Friday shoppers

      Light rain and early nightfall didn’t seem to free up any parking spaces in downtown Lititz for the monthly Second Friday event. Judging from the cars, people were in town, but more of them were indoors...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Lititz Farmers Market closes on a high note

      The high note — we’re guessing B natural above middle C (but then we’re kind of tone impaired) — was provided by Mak Azubike, a full-time singer-songwriter-guitarist who likes to float delightfully around in his upper...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Perfect weather for a Porchwalk

      A delightful fall day greeted visitors to the 19th annual Artisans’ Porchwalk Sept. 29-30 in Lititz. There were 40 artisans displaying and selling their handiwork. The objects of their hands and their minds’ eyes ranged from...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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