• In “Goosebumps,” a movie made for teenage fans of the series
by the same name, Jack Black (center) plays Goosebumps author
R.L. Stine, whose creations are coming to life and wreaking
havoc. “This movie has dollar signs all over it,” said film reviewer
Michael Upton.
    ‘The Inhabitants’ and other scary things

      Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to be given an advanced screening of “The Inhabitants,” the second foray into filmmaking by the writing, directing, brotherly duo of Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. The Rasmussens are known...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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    Lititz Craft Beer Fest 2.0

    That was fun! The sun has set on another successful Lititz Craft Beer Festival after thousands of fans sampled everything from bologna beer to best-in-shows. Here’s a rundown of some of the most memorable — for good and...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • Tony and Kristina Page in the curing room of their new gourmet butcher shop on South Cedar Street.
    The Rooster Crows in Lititz

    New butcher shop gets warm welcome For Kristina and Tony Page, proprietors of Rooster Street Butcher, the 10 a.m. opening of their door at 11 S. Cedar St. on Friday, Sept. 18, was a labor of love...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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  • Michael Upton let his taste buds take flight with a flight of Mad
Chef’s beer creations recently. Spot Hop Pale Ale, Mad Chef’s
scratch beer, was his favorite.
    Something Mad is brewing

    Believe it or not, I don’t immediately run to the newest brewery or brewpub when it opens. I like to give it time. So much can go wrong in the food service industry during a new establishment’s...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is seen on his property where he works in Malvern, PA. He is working on a new movie called Lady In The Water. 4/ 21/2006 Photo by Jennifer S. Altman
    ‘The Visit’ – To Shyamalan or not to Shyamalan

    M. Night Shyamalan is back … for better or for worse. If you’ve followed this column for a while you know I have deep seeded love/hate relationship* for the Philadelphia-raised director of all things supernatural and slightly...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • SUZETTE WENGER | Staff Photographer Gene Connelly as Dr. Frederick Treves and Tim Riggs as John Merrick in “The Elephant Man,” opening tonight at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.
    ‘The Elephant Man’ is everyman

    As many may know, I have as much adoration for cinema as I do live theater. So, it will be with little surprise to learn I thought of the 1985 movie “Mask” when I first learned EPAC...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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    Alternate content: Ephrata Main Theatre looks beyond Hollywood

    First-run films are one thing, but the Ephrata Main Theatre and CAFÉ are now looking to provide more than just Hollywood blockbusters. In August, the theater offered the live film, “Aerosmith Rocks Donington,” which catalogs the band’s...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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    A little bit of Lititz in every sip

    Per capita, Lititz has its due share of breweries, for sure. Some of the beers created by these breweries carry names dedicated to the area, Lititz Spring Lager from JoBoy’s, Moravian Wheat and Sturgis Stout from Sturgis...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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    Time to get schooled

    Once again, we’ve entered into the movie doldrums as we move out of summer and wait for the big-budget films of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s back to school time, which made me think of movies along that...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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    Judgment day: The craft beer tasters have spoken

    Aug. 13 was my birthday, and I couldn’t think of a much better way to spend it than trying a few dozen brews. It just so happened the first round of judging for the Lititz Craft Beer...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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