• A Rock ‘N’ Goldsprints event will be held at Rock Lititz’s Pod 2 on Saturday night. (image from Lititz Bikeworks)
    Bikes, bands and beer: Rock ‘N’ Goldsprints has it all

      Mark and Rebecca Branle want to see which local can go 500 yards the fastest from a dead stop on a single gear bike — and they’re putting beers in the hands of those who want to...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Stylish hitman Keanu Reeves is reloaded for non-stop action in
“John Wick: Chapter 2. (Thunder Road Pictures)
    Reel Reviews

    Action! — ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ and ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ It was a good weekend at the box office with higher than expected numbers showing up to see new releases and Oscar nominations. The top three spots...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • A new I.P.A. named after Boose Aluminum Foundry — Boose Ale — is available at Union Barrel Works in Reamstown.
    ‘Bowl’ing for beer

    I was hoping to write a funny column about all the awesome beer ads during the Super Bowl. What happened? The Budweiser family of beers, like always, made a splash, but where did all the funny stuff...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Liam Roy (left) as Scar and Alexander Hamel as Young Simba in “Lion King, Jr.”
    Up-roar-ious applause for ‘Lion King, Jr.’

      When “The Lion King” hit the screens in 1994, Walt Disney Animation Studios was at its zenith of a renaissance, which during preceding years brought “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Prior to “The Little Mermaid”...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Matthew McConaughey doesn’t look like his normal “hunky” self
in his role of Kenny Wells in “Gold.” Like the look, “Gold” didn’t
go over well at the box office, either.
    Reel Reviews: ‘Gold’ and ‘Split’

    When the going gets tough… For those of you looking to see Matthew McConaughey in his full-hunk glory, you may be disappointed in “Gold.” For his role as Kenny Wells the actor shaved his head, donned fake...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Upton paired his dessert with tbarrel aged Underlord Cerberus. “It's not one of the best beers I've had in my life, but it's definitely worth talking about,” he noted.
    LBC Taproom for beer and snacks

    Over the weekend I got a chance to visit the new Lancaster Brewing Company Taproom & Grill on Route 30. Formerly the Olive & Jasmine Restaurant (what was that by the way? seems confused to me…), the...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Josh and Kelly Funk took a break from opening their new restaurant to welcome Joshua Robert Funk II to the world. Now it's back to business for Josh, who is a partner at Gravie, located at the Rock Lititz campus.
    Gravie opens at Rock Lititz

    To say Josh Funk has a lot going on is an understatement. He is well-rested, he says, because his wife, Kelly Funk, is a “complete trooper.” Days after opening Lititz’s newest eatery, the Funks welcomed Joshua Robert...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Critic Michael Upton predicts big things for “La La Land,” staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, when Oscars roll around. Both Gosling and Stone received Golden Globes for their performance in the musical, and the film captured best comedy picture, director, screenplay, score, and song. (Image from CLTure.com)
    Oscar predictions: In my humble opinion

    With the Golden Globes wrapped up, it is only natural to look ahead to Feb. 26 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out Oscars. Like always I’ll try and predict nominees and winners...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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    Boniface and General Sutter pair up

    Beer pairings and dinners have become a popular event over the past couple of years for brew fans and foodies. The General Sutter Inn and Bulls Head Public House have been capitalizing on the popularity for some...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Natalie Portman bears an eerie resemblance to former First
Lady Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.” (Image from vanityfair.com)
    Reel Reviews: ‘Passengers’ and ‘Jackie’

      The bad future and good past It was almost a certainty. My friends and family agreed. “Passengers” looked like a bad movie. Well, I went to see it anyway. Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is a mechanic...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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