• Bomberger’s whiskey
    Local Distiller Changes Name and Plans New Distillery

    Faced with taking on the large alcohol distributor Chatham Imports and spending over $100,000 in legal costs to preserve its trademark claim, Heritage Spirits, producers of Lititz-based Bomberger’s Whiskey, have decided defending the claim is not a...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Despite the sequins and the racy themes, at the heart of it all, EPAC’s “La Cage aux Folles” is about
family and acceptance. Starring in the show are (left to right) James Barksdale, Ed Fernandez, and
Michael Duschl. (Photo by Marty Heisey/LNP)
    ‘La Cage’ is all about family

    Sadly, my relationship with EPAC has become a distant one over the summer. I missed “The Odd Couple” in June because I was on vacation. After being a part of EPAC’s Center Stage Summer Theater Camp for...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s The Kimmie, The
Yink & The Holy Gose is currently on tap at Bulls Head,
but it won’t be there for long now that Michael Upton has
discovered it. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Gose: salty beer is trending

    Those of us who grew up around hard working, blue collar grandfathers may remember something quite odd about those men who drank beers of yesteryear like Goebel, Schlitz, and Stroh’s. Salt. As a youngster, I remember sitting...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Will crowd favorite Elysian Brewing return to the Lititz Craft Beer
Fest this fall? Michael Upton certainly hopes so. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    The beer is near!

    Lititz Craft Beer Fest nearly sold out If you plan on drinking at the Lititz Craft Beer Fest on Sept. 27, you better get your hands on tickets soon. In its inaugural year, 2014, the all-craft beer...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Emilia Clarke (left) is Sarah Connor; and Arnold Schwarzenegger
is the Guardian, in “Terminator Genisys,” which had a very lukewarm
opening over Independence Day weekend.
    The ‘80s and ‘Terminator Genisys’

        They’ll be back … or not The 1980s have rebounded! Boom boxes and excessive hairspray have managed to stay away, but most things ‘80s — especially entertainment — are back en vogue (and have been for an...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • JoBoy’s will unveil its collaborative brew, Smoke IPA, at two allyou-can-eat
barbecue meals celebrating its one-year Lititz anniversary
on July 4. Pictured below, JoBoy’s co-owner Jeff Harless
(stirring) is at the helm during the brewing process, along with
experts from DuClaw and Heavy Seas. (Photos provided by JoBoy's)
    Stop, collaborate, and listen: JoBoy’s will unveil Smoke IPA July 4

      COLLABORATION (col·lab·o·ra·tion) noun: The action of working with someone to produce or create something. Collaborations are one of the hippest things going on in brewing. A brewmaster meets this other brewmaster and they start talking. Next...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Disney Pixar’s newest offering, “Inside Out,” explores the multiple personalities that might reside
inside a person’s head, and represents them with animated characters. Michael Upton thinks the
plot is a bit cerebral for the kids, but perfect for their parents to enjoy.
    ‘Inside Out’: Kids’ movies with the kids

    I’m back where it all started. Literally, I’m writing from the place where I became overly addicted to movies: Farmington, Maine. I’d always enjoyed movies, even as a kid. It wasn’t until I was in college that...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Small fest, big crowd

    It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a beer festival Saturday, June 6. The second annual St. Bonifest, a micro-festival celebrating the beers of St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company, brought out hundreds of beer fans...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • SPY - 2015 FILM STILL - Pictured: Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) races to stop a deadly arms dealer - Photo Credit: Larry Horricks  

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    ‘Spy’ and ‘San Andreas’: Cracking up all over

    After making one of the biggest clunkers in comedic history (“Tammy”) Melissa McCarthy is back. The television star of “Mike & Molly” has reunited with writer and director Paul Feig (“The Heat,” “Bridesmaids”) to take the top...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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    A toast to Lititz

    Naming Lititz “America’s Coolest Small Town” put the borough of 9,000-plus on a special map. After being awarded the moniker by Budget Travel, the community rallied around the idea and created a bit of a celebration, which...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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