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    Not your granddad’s ‘Cabaret’

    Every writer has a novel. Whether it lives in the imagination or in print, every writer has a certain level of desire to write the great American novel. Clifford Bradshaw is no different, as I found out...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Porter: the workingman’s beer

    The American India Pale Ale, a.k.a. IPA, is still the most popular style among beer aficionados. But as the seasons put a nip in the air, drinkers usually start looking for something a tad darker to warm...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Erik Wolfe is part of the whiskey dream team that is bringing distillery history back to the region. (photo by Michael C. Upton)
    Whiskey a ‘go go’

    For the first time in more than 100 years, a Lititz company put whiskey in a bottle. Bottling of Bomberger’s Distillery whiskey took place on Wednesday, said Lititz resident Erik Wolfe, who is helping to reprise the...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Daniel Radcliffe, of “Harry Potter” fame, will play the role of Ig Perrish in the soon-to-be-released “Horns,” the story of a young murder suspect literally taken over by the devil.
    ‘Dracula Untold’ and Halloween

    Something spooky this way comes! Bring out the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins! “Dracula Untold” flew into theaters over the weekend and locked up second place at the box office (with “Gone Girl” holding onto first place). Just...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • True Oktoberfestbier, served at Munich's Oktoberfest, can only be brewed by the six breweries in the city limits: Löwenbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu-München, Augustiner-Bräu, Paulaner and Spaten.
    Beer of the month …or not

    By now, every brewer — if they make one — has their Oktoberfest/Octoberfest available. So, what is this seasonal concoction? As American craft brewing defines them, Oktoberfests are generally a gold-colored lager with an emphasis on malts and...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Elysian Space Dust IPA (photo by Michael Upton)
    The Hop’ies

    I always like to say, “There are no bad beers, just beers you do not like.” And not to be a hater &tstr; because there were some beers at the inaugural Lititz Craft Beer Fest that were...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Main Street was full for Sunday's beer fest. (photos by Mike Shull)
    Not your ordinary fest

    Homebrew contest results For many visitors to downtown Lititz on Sunday, the Lititz Craft Beer Fest was their first experience at a beer festival. Be warned those looking for a sophomore experience, not all beer festivals are...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Kids of all ages will flock to see “Paddington,” when the adventures of everyone’s favorite displaced bear opens on Nov. 28. (Photo courtesy of pagetopremiere.com)
    Holiday treats to look forward to

    Reel Reviews This is a slow time of year for movies. Summer has ended. The kids are back in school and all the summer blockbusters have had their run. The holiday season is approaching, but until then...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    Lititz Craft Beer Festival: brews news

    The streets will flow with beer! Surely not much of the beer will fall directly onto Main Street in Lititz on Sunday, but it will reach the palettes of approximately 2,000 thirsty craft beer fans when they...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Not nearly as cute and cuddly as they were in the 1980s, today’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are hard core. But the jokes are just as bad, if not worse.
    Reel Reviews

    ‘Dolphin Tale 2’  Flipper is back! Well, not really. Winter is back. The bottlenose who swam into the hearts of millions of Americans in 2011 is once again making a splash on the big screen. “Dolphin Tale...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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