• Reel Reviews: ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’

    Worth waiting for: a proper sequel We all have them: movies we are scared to admit we’ve never seen. For me, one of those movies was 1982’s “Blade Runner.” The star-studded, Ridley Scott (“Alien,” “The Martian”) directed...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Deer Demo attendees shared the best bits of Rick Fetrow’s deer. The bbq experts at Meadow Creek cooked and served fresh tenderloin steak bites to those who joined the demonstration.
    Breaking down a deer

    Meadow Creek Barbecue’s Deer Demo features master butcher When it comes to deer processing, Rick Fetrow knows what he is talking about. Through his work as chairman of Hunters Sharing the Harvest and his day job as...

    • Posted October 5, 2017
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  • To the Victory goes the spoils

        My brother-in-law, Ron Delvisco, makes it over to Chester County more often than I do. So, when he said Victory opened up a new location in Parkesburg (just a bit closer to Lancaster County than...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Special edition: Lititz Craft Beer Fest

    An unseasonably warm day welcomed beer fans from all over to Lititz on Sunday, Sept. 24, for the fourth annual Lititz Craft Beer Fest. Of course, I was there to check out the brews from both new...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • ‘Friend Request’ and ‘mother!’ – The horror continues

    ‘Friend Request’ Has the horror bubble burst? Right before Halloween? Probably not, but the newest cyber-horror, “Friend Request,” opened poorly against the blockbuster with the clown. It’s okay, even a $2.4 million opening weekend will not deter...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Sneak peek! – New brews for Lititz Craft Beer Fest

        The folks at the Lititz Craft Beer Fest have been kind enough to let #hopinaround readers be the first in the know about some newcomers for this year’s fest. The next round of announced breweries...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • No ‘Doubt’ in EPAC director

    The worth or impact of a director can be hard to discern in the world of theatre. In my movie column, Reel Reviews, I’m often quick to slap the blame on or reward the efforts of a...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • ‘It’ and ‘Inhumans’ – Scaring up a box office win

    ‘It’ It was hard to discern the screams of horror from the sighs of relief over the weekend as people packed into theaters to catch a glimpse of “It.” The film adaptation of the Stephen King novel...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Levengoods: Lancaster’s first cidery

    Fall is definitely in the air. And it’s a perfect time for ciders! So, I took a trip into Lancaster to check out the city’s newest destination to its ever-growing libations scene: Levengoods of Lancaster. Lancaster City’s...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Dark days: box office slumps amid tepid releases

    These truly are dark days. As the weekend approached I knew box offices around the U.S. were suffering. People are just not coming out to the theater. Releases like the rebirth of Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) in...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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