• Hop’in Around: What to do this weekend

      Many beer fans will be at the inaugural Ephrata Oktoberfest taking place this Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 ‘til 4 p.m. at Grater Memorial Park. But, if you are looking for some other things to fill...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Venom’ and ‘A Star is Born’ – New releases from different worlds

    ‘Venom’ Not to be confused with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means this movie does not tie into the storyline engulfing The Avengers, Thanos, Ant-Man, et al., the latest comic book superhero film to grab the number...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • ‘Carrie’ is scary, fun, and intimate

    Something is not right at the Open Stage of Harrisburg. A warning posted on the entrance to the theatre space at 25 N. Court St. reads “Please ignore the alarms and the screaming from inside the theatre.”...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • A ‘brew-tiful’ day

    The organizers and grateful attendees of the Lititz Craft Beer Fest appear to be blessed–perhaps by Saint Boniface? Every year the weather cooperates with what has become the premiere beer festival in Lancaster County. Sunday, Sept. 30...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Oktoberfest: Ephrata-style

      Oktoberfest is in full swing. The 16-day celebration in Munich, Germany, is expected to attract more than six million visitors from all around the world who will attempt to consume more than 12.000 hectolitres of beer...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Killing it — in different ways

    ‘Assassination Nation’ Every once in a while, a movie comes along that unabashedly says and does whatever the heck it wants. Along these lines I think of movies like “A Clockwork Orange,” “Mother!” and even “The Breakfast...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Wyndridge Farm pops into Lititz

    … and they’ll be back! They all asked about you / Down on the farm. The cows asked, the pigs asked / The horses asked, too. ~ “Down On The Farm,” Little Feat As far as I...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • ‘Picnic’ casts new and familiar faces

        My immediate family has never done much of anything for Labor Day. With the holiday falling so close to the start of school, any kind of traveling vacation seemed an anti-climactic end to our kids’...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Sticking Points

    ‘Peppermint’ I’m not often goaded into seeing a movie, but it did only take slight provocation from a friend to get me to cough up cash to see “Peppermint.” I could have cared less about this film...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • The Penn-dulum swings

    Lititz-based movieplex completes newseats, opens new theater…what’s next? Penn Ketchum, Jonathan Byler, and Bob Tucci–the forces behind Penn Cinema–have been busy. The Lititz location has been fully updated, ahead of schedule, with new reclining seats. The Wilmington,...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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