• OCBC: reach for the beach (Hop’in Around on the road)

      During a recent mini-vacation I stopped by an Ocean City Brewing Company location. I remember when the summer vacation hotspot in Maryland was a craft beer desert — the closest beer fans could come to great...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • Woodbridge Beer Fest recap

      Woodbridge Swim Club’s second annual beer fest took place on Saturday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. and raised more than $7,000 for the Lititz club. The total goes toward the pool’s operating costs, said...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

    If you are one of the few people who is still waiting to see “Avengers: Infinity War” you should be warned: spoilers and conjecture lie ahead. By this point, entering week three, those who were eagerly awaiting...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • EPAC’s ‘Fun Home’ really is ‘theater that matters’

      I had an uncle who died in the closet. My wife and I (and several other family members and close friends) “knew” he was gay, but he never officially came out. As a straight man I...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • Carrying a tune into the future ♫♪

    Singing group renamed Vocal Harmonix, headed to Dutch Apple stage Everything old is new again. It’s an adage Lori Jo Whitehaus has turned on its head. As director of both the male and female choruses in Lancaster,...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around: The case for NA beer

    O’Doul’s is a joke, right? Billed as a “premium non-alcoholic beer,” the Anheuser-Busch InBev drink was introduced in 1990 and is still found on distributor shelves today. So, what gives? Although I can’t attest for the longevity...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Isle of Dogs’ and ‘Rampage’

    Animals abound Well, I finally got my chance to see Wes Anderson’s (“Fantastic Mr. Fox”) latest animated film — evidently you shouldn’t call Anderson’s work “movies” — and it was exactly what I thought it would be....

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • A capitol beer event

    Harrisburg Beer Week starts April 20 Founded by craft beer fans Sara Bozich, Chelsie Markel, Colleen Nguyen, Tierney Pomone, and Jimi Werner, Harrisburg Beer Week is entering its fourth year. On Thursday, I’ll travel up to the...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Silence is golden

    ‘A Quiet Place’ I successfully avoided seeing “Ready Player One,” and like many other theatregoers over the weekend, eagerly headed out to see “A Quiet Place.” The number one movie at the box office is the latest...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • Beers for the pool…not in the pool!

        Jeff McSparran practically grew up at Woodridge Swim Club. It is one of the reasons he organized the first Woodridge Beer Fest in 2017. “I swam there since I was five years old. I had...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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