• Sexy Charlize Theron is downright evil as Ravenna in “The Hunstman: Winter’s War.” But even
she and the handsome Chris Hemworth (”Thor”) cannot save what reviewer Michael Upton calls a
“cash grab disguised as a movie.”
    ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War’ and ‘The Jungle Book’

      ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War’ This is not your child’s Snow White. This is the sequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) is back as Eric the huntsman in “The Huntsman: Winter’s...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Scott Schmittel (left) and Mary Jeanne deGroot will star in the barbershop music-laden "Somewhereville Station" at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater on Sunday. (Photo by Melissa Hunnefield)
    ‘Somewhereville Station’ revisits the 50s and 60s

    In early 2015, Ephrata native Paul Stober had an idea. The member of the men’s Red Rose Chorus thought it would be swell to join with the all-female Red Rose City Chorus from Lititz for a combined...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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    Let the festivals begin!

    Rails & Ales puts the season on the right track Over the weekend, I attended the inaugural Rails & Ales brewfest at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and by far, the museum is one of the best...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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    Funk brings funny to Reamstown

      In his online biography, comedian Zach Funk describes Ephrata as “the kind of place where biology and debate class is the same thing (and) you can get into arguments about the minutia of manure.” “Ephrata was...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • In “Demolition,” Jake Gyllenhall plays a man unhinged by tragedy. “I really liked this movie,” said
reviewer Michael Upton. “It’s been awhile since I was able to get behind a movie 100 percent, but
from the writing to the soundtrack, ‘Demolition’ is a wonderful piece of art.” (Photo from people.com)
    Reel Reviews: ‘Hardcore Henry’ and ‘Demolition’

    Two different views into character After viewing “Hardcore Henry,” I wasn’t sure if I had just seen the worst movie ever made or if this new “genre” is a really good idea. The entire movie is filmed...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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    All aboard! Newest beer fest will feature St. Boniface one-off

      Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Director Jeff Bliemeister is a beer fan. So, when the staff of the museum suggested running a brew festival, he was all in. Rails & Ales was born. “We jumped at the...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • The cast of EPAC’s “The Heiress,” is (from back left, counter clockwise) Andi Hill, Lisa Harris, Elizabeth Pattey, Kenneth Seigh, Robin
Payne, Preston Cuer, Rachel Faust, Brian Viera, and Megan Riggs. The show runs through March 26. Purchase tickets at ephrataperformingartscenter.com. (Photo by Suzette Wenger)
    A different portrait of a lady: EPAC presents ‘The Heiress’

      This may be a bit of a shock, coming from someone who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; someone whose collegiate mentor was twice removed from Robert Frost; someone who toured the English...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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    It’s gettin’ Funcky in Leola

    All of Lancaster County is abuzz about Funck’s. Here’s a quick recap if you haven’t already heard about the new beer-stablishment. Brothers Alan and Matt Funck, owners of Funck’s restaurants in Fort Indian Town Gap and Palmyra,*...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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    Wunderlich House Concerts

    Lititz resident opens her doors for musicians There is an underground music phenomena going on nationwide. House concerts — where everyday “Joe Music Fans” open the doors of their homes to musicians — are growing in popularity. In Lititz,...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Carson Kegerreis is the proud bar manager at the Bulls Head Public House, recently voted the
Best Beer Bar in Pennsylvania by readers of craftbeer.com. (Photos by Michael Upton)
    Basking in the sun of #1

    The news broke early on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Craftbeer.com, the webzine of the Brewers Association, named Bulls Head Public House in Lititz the number one beer bar in Pennsylvania. Bar manager Carson Kegerreis’ phone lit up with...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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