• COBYS Bike & Hike features activities for all ages and skill levels. (Photos provided by COBYS)
    COBYS Bike & Hike celebrates 20 years of helping children

      People have been walking, riding, and giving to support the ministries of COBYS Family Services through Bike & Hike, the organization’s signature fundraiser, for two decades now. COBYS’ — short for Church of the Brethren Youth Services...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Local artists will display works at Gretna show

    Mount Gretna, a picturesque waterside hamlet in the northwest corner of the Record-Express’ coverage area, will be the host of the town’s 42nd annual Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show. The show will be held Saturday, Aug. 20,...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Webelos Scout Connor Avery (left) welcomes new Lions Den
Scout Austin Chmiel to Lititz Cub Scout Pack 44, using the Cub
Scout handshake. (Photo by Rick Reitz)
    Cub Scout Pack 44 welcomes kindergartners in new pilot program

    Lions Den is a new pilot program in which kindergarten-aged boys can explore Cub Scouting. Lititz Cub Scout Pack 44 was recently chosen to test the pilot program this fall. “Pack 44 was invited to participate in the...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Randy "Hoss" Caldwell
    Organization offers hope for aging bikers, hot rodders

    After Randy “Hoss” Caldwell was injured in a motorcycle accident, he had a lot of reasons to be bitter. “I limp,” Caldwell said. “I had my left shoulder and left knee replaced. I now have a lot...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Connie Guy receives a hug from her little brother, Jim Shackelford, as they meet for the first time. (Photos provided by Connie Guy)
    Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years

      Connie Guy searched for her younger half-brother for 40 years, and had almost given up hope. Then, a chance conversation in an online gaming app gave her the clue she needed to piece the puzzle together....

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • The Lutz Family Quintet of Lititz made quite a musical name for itself in 1913. Pat Walter offered this
description of this family photograph: “It’s also hanging in my hallway here in my home. The man is
Benjamin Franklin (BF) Lutz, my grandfather. With one exception, they are his children: (left to right)
Benjamin Vermont, my uncle, solo cornet, age 9; Ruth, the eldest of the family and only girl, who died
at age 17 in the flu epidemic of 1917, first cornet, age 11; a cousin of the children and nephew of BF,
Winfield Lutz Wilson, second cornet age 10; and John Henry, my father, baritone age 10.” (Photo from the Robert "Sketch" Mearig collection)
    Fond memories of the Lutz family

      Patricia Walter of Lebanon recently got in touch with the Record Express to submit the obituary of her sister, the late Nancy Jane Weber. In reading Nancy’s biography, it was discovered that both Nancy and Patricia...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Lititz Mayor Tim Snyder pedaled his way through the parade. (Photo by Lisa Mears)
    Parade Coverage: People in your neighborhood

    Friday’s Independence Day Parade was a showcase of familiar faces “Who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day?” – Bob, from “Sesame Street” This is what small town life is all...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • The Lausch family — Brady, Caden and Ava — rocked the ‘50s theme at the 2015 baby parade in Lititz Springs Park, and took home the event’s grand prize.
    Fourth of July celebration in Lititz Springs Park is an all-day affair

    Lititz has been celebrating Independence Day in Lititz Springs Park for 199 years, making it one of the oldest consecutive community-wide celebrations in the United States. The first recorded Fourth of July observance in the park occurred...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Runners of all ages participated in the Fourth Annual Rock-n-Glow 5K. The Manheim Chamber has
agreed to continue to sponsor Rock-N-Glow in 2017. (Photos by Alan Johnson)
    Manheim runners are tops at Rock-N-Glow

      Despite the rain, more than 1,000 people finished the fourth annual Rock-N-Glow 5K in Manheim on Saturday evening. The race started at 9 p.m., and a finish list posted online indicates that 1,018 people completed the...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Warwick High School Science Fair overall winners (left to right)
were Maddie Harmes, Champion; Brigham Rhoads, Grand
Champion; and Annie Rakos, Reserve Champion. (Photos provided by WHS)
    Science fair winner was inspired by his grandparents

    Warwick High School science students participated in the school’s Science Fair, held March 10 in the high school’s small gymnasium. An awards ceremony was held Friday, March 11, honoring the science fair participants with certificates and monetary...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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