• The arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in Lititz Springs Park on Dec. 2 will herald the start of the holiday season in Lititz. (photo by Mike Shull)
    ‘Christmas in the Park’ kickstarts holiday season

    Merry Lititz Christmas on Saturday 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...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Judi Dilloway (front, center) poses with some of her Bienvenue Salon & Spa team members. Shown
are (front row, left to right) Kristy Poremba, Dilloway, and Ashlee Psenicka; (back row, l-r) Lori Gibble,
Lindsay Brown, Callie Ludwig, Ashley, Dohner, Courtney Snader, and Sara Miller. Not pictured are
Kaitlin Bos and Charlotte Vacca.
    At Bienvenue Salon & Spa, customer satisfaction is a team effort

    Bienvenue Salon & Spa opened in early August at 6 S. Charlotte St. According to owner Judi Dilloway, the spa is named after her grandmother. “The genesis of the idea to have my own salon began 20...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Ted Neeley, as Jesus, in the 1973 film "Jesus Christ Superstar"
    ‘Superstar’ coming to Lititz

      Rock opera lead will appear at Penn Cinema Ted Neeley, who portrayed Jesus in the 1973 rock opera film “Jesus Christ Superstar,” will be visiting Lititz’s Penn Cinema on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. “It’s a...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • 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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