• Drumming up donations

    Bobby D gives food insecurity a beatdown on Second Friday and beyond Percussionist “Bobby D” Jones will be drumming up donations for Conestoga Valley Christian Community Center outside Lititz Music Co. on Second Friday, May 11, from...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • Meet the MC Hall of Fame Class of 2018

    The Manheim Central Hall of Fame committee recently announce the Class of 2018. Eight individuals that have brought distinction and pride to our school and community will be permanently recognized at the 17th Annual Hall of Fame...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • First-class farm show: Locals earn blue ribbons in Harrisburg

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived at Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States &tstr; the Pennsylvania Farm Show &tstr; in its 102nd year. More than...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • The arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in the Park is always a production. Archive photo by Dennis Bicksler
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    The signature stars are up around the downtown light posts; so is the crèche on the square. And Santa’s mailbox has already been set up in Lititz Springs Park. The first few weeks of December in Lititz...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Drawing attention to Lititz: New Yorker cartoon causes mixed reactions

      To the typical reader of The New Yorker magazine, Brendan Loper’s no-caption-needed cartoon, drawing attention to America and the NRA, could have depicted any small town in the U.S. But those who live in Lititz recognized...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Captain Jaxon: Barons honor young fan

    Young Manheim Central Barons fan Jaxon Brubaker was able to serve as a game captain on Friday, Oct. 6, during Central’s game against the Elizabethtown Bears. The eight-year-old, a second grader at Doe Run Elementary School, has...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • AJ’s pop up mini golf fundraiser returns

      Last year, eight-year-old Austin Van Grouw created a pop up mini golf course at his home. He opened the course for two weekends, asking golfers to pay $1 to play the nine-hole course. In that time...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Lititz loves a parade!

    The Lititz Lions Club hosted its 26th annual Patriotic Parade on Monday evening, July 3, in downtown Lititz. Businesses, bands, fire companies, civic clubs, and scouting organizations had floats and personnel in the event. In the busier...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Second Friday turns 10

    Neighbors and businesses may come and go here in Lititz, but one thing has remained constant for the past 10 years – Second Friday. The evening event, observed from 5 to 9 p.m. on the second Friday...

    • Posted June 9, 2017
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  • ‘Lititz Remembers’ Parade & encampment will mark Memorial Day

    The Lititz American Legion will conduct the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony May 29 at 10:30 a.m. The short patriotic parade forms on Warwick Street, moves to North Broad, and then to East Main, and ends...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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