• Orchardists enjoy a peachy growing season

    Last year was a huge disappointment for local peach growers, with crops about a third of what they would normally be. This year Ed Reiff reported that he and his brother Nathan were harvesting 95 percent of...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • No match? No problem!

    Polo tailgaters persevere, despite the heat This summer’s heat was too much, it was feared, for horses and players, Sunday morning, so at about 11 a.m., club officials called off the day’s Lancaster Polo Club match at...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Ghostbusters (left to right) Jim Oplinger, Matt Ensminger, Todd Couzins, Morris Shirey and Jeff from Lancaster (we didn’t get his last name) are more than ready to pit their wits against the forces of mischievous spirits.
    Lititz gets slimed: Ghostbusters visit Historical Foundation

    Becoming a Ghostbuster was a long labor of love for Jim Oplinger, who lives in Lititz and teaches in the technology curriculum — engineering and architecture — at Cedar Crest High School. When his son was five...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • 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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