• Merriell Moyer is not your average feature writer! (photo by Mike Shull)
    Feeling the burn

    Hanging out with the Lititz Fire Company The living room was thick with heat and smoke as we entered the house through the front door, making our way to the back, toward the kitchen. The urge to...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Sometimes, when you want something done right you do it yourself. That's the approach Mary Read (center) is taking with her diagnosis of Young Onset Alzheimer's. She is pictured here with her sister Diane Shee and mother Mary Jane Howard. (photo by Merriell Moyer)
    Who cares?

    Young Alzheimer’s victim takes matters into her own hands “It was four years ago when I lost my job as a nurse in a doctor’s office. Every time I went into work I got yelled at, laughed...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Sue Weaver (left) and Lynn Hershey, sisters, were former back-to-back Queens of Candles in 1963 and 1964. (photo by Merriell Moyer)
    Royal family

    The story of three Lititz queens “Our mother having won the May Queen pageant in Schuykill Haven did make winning the Queen of Candles crown more special,” Linnea Minnich, now Lynn Hershey, said about her feelings at...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz combined for an outstanding fireworks show in Lititz. (photo by Tom Kline)
    Park side of the moon

    A casual stroll down the path through Lititz Springs Park on Saturday evening felt more like a journey to Emerald City than a simple walk in the park. In this case, it was a heavy rain storm...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Paul Kline poses with one of his favorite tractors, a John Deere. (Photo by Merriell Moyer)
    Kline’s tractor supply

    If you drove past Paul Kline’s place at 1400 Brunnerville Road in Lititz last weekend you probably noticed the rainbow of tractors in the front lawn. Five, long rows of tractors and farm equipment were neatly lined...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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    Classic character

    Longtime Keller employee trained with Henry Ford “I hired out for three months during the summer while I was off from business school. I worked for a farmer by the name of Bixler not far from the...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Memorial Day in Lititz

    Memorial Day speaker sheds some light on an often forgotten branch of veterans Onlookers, most of them attempting to make use of whatever shade was available on a sunny and warm Memorial Day, lined up in droves...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Noelle Ambs (center) with parents Jon Weinhold and Sara Ambs Weinhold, at Warwick’s MiniTHON on May 16. (Photos by Preston Whitcraft)
    THON funds provide a buoy in rough seas for local family

    MiniTHON raises $30,251.27 for kids with pediatric cancer “My name is Sara and this young lady is our stage-four kidney cancer survivor, Noelle. On March 12, 2013, I took Noelle into the emergency room thinking she had appendicitis...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Bacon, chocolate and pretzels make a nice threesome at Candyology.
    Sweet victory

     Scooter’s takes down ABC to become Lititz’s top pretzel chef The defending champion from last year’s Top Pretzel Chef competition, Appalachian Brewing Company, had some major rivalries to contend with going into this year’s Lititz Pretzel Fest....

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Manheim Library contemplating move

    Stiegel Elementary eyed as possible site   Award-winning fantasy author Neil Gaiman once said, “A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it … It’s a community...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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