• lr20161020_eric-wolf1986
    Eric Wolf: stirring the local political pot since 1984

    You may remember, if you’re old enough, the presidential election of 1984. Where incumbent Republican Ronald Reagan and his running mate, George H. W. Bush, were slinging all kinds of mud and scandalous invective at the other...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Stevie the Wonder steer has a forever home in Clay.
    Stevie the Wonder steer finds a home in Clay

    Fair sale proceeds donated to disabled Lititz boy Stevie may be the world’s luckiest and most blessed steer. Born blind on a farm in Indiana, he was four months old in July of last year when a...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Aaron Fry with a banner from the 1956 Lititz bicentennial celebration.
    A bank storyteller

    Lititz collector shares local memorabilia, and tales, at the Antiques and Collectibles show Lee Fry has been collecting Lititz memorabilia for almost all of his 81 years, and he had a stand at the annual Antiques and...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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    Dick’s ‘gigged’ up

    Friday, July 29, is the very last day you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. What happens if you don’t upgrade? Nothing. Windows has guaranteed to provide upgrades to Windows 7 and 8.1 for the next...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Manheim Central CTC student Austin Bradley (in orange) and Warwick's Sam Hash confer on the alignment of support posts for the new pavilion being built beside Speedwell Forge Lake.
    Students do the heavy lifting for new pavilion at Speedwell

    The dam on Hammer Creek isn’t the only thing getting new life as part of the project to rejuvenate and refill Speedwell Forge Lake. When the lake was drained in 2011, there was a picnic pavilion at...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Fine artist Carolyn Kilgore gave a lively presentation on pens and inks through the ages to a rapt audience at the April 28 meeting of the Lititz Art Association. Kilgore will be exhibiting her work for the 37th straight year at the association's 50th fine art outdoor show on July 30.
    ‘Gather ye goose feathers while ye may’

    Carolyn Kilgour entertained and informed members of the Lititz Art Association at their monthly meeting April 29 at the Lititz Public Library. She talked about pens. She talked about inks. And she talked about non-pen things that...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Lancaster County Parks naturalist Francine Praught (second from right, holding a clipboard) led a twilight tour of Speedwell Forge Park Sunday ni
    Twilight hike is a little serenade

    Eine kleine Nachtmusik at Speedwell Forge county park Lancaster County Park naturalist Francine Praught, with assist Kelsey Frey, a biologist who loves the slippery and slimy denizens of the woods, led a twilight hike Sunday evening through...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Iconic Warwick basketball coach Dave Althouse (far right) shares a laugh with friends during the Lancaster-Lebanon League Hall of Fame induction ceremony last Friday night at Warwick. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
     Local coaching legends selected for L-L League Hall of Fame

      A few coaching icons had a bit of a reunion Thursday night, Feb. 11, as they were inducted into the Lancaster-Lebanon League Hall of Fame during halftime of the L-L finals’ game between the girls of...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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    Speedwell’s rebirth is a media darling, and a case study in legislative deal-making

    It wasn’t exactly a media circus, but it was definitely a bit of a party Tuesday morning when the slow rebirth of Speedwell Forge Lake began. At about 11 a.m., a work crew from the Pennsylvania Fish...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Lititz auctioneer John Stauffer shows off his chant during the 2016 Pennsylvania Auctioneer Association bid calling contest during the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
    Lititz auctioneer first runner-up in bid calling contest

    Lititz native John Stauffer was born to be in the auction business. He grew up in it, and is now a key component of Stauffer Auctioneers, LLC. Is he any good at what he does? His fellow...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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