• Max Isernia buys old audio equipment, works his magic on it, and sells it to his appreciative buyers.
    The sound man of Manheim: Vintage and high-end audio shop opens downtown

    Adriano Isernia has always loved music. He grew up around it; his uncle is a singer and all his siblings can sing and play instruments. “I haven’t met an Italian that doesn’t sing or play,” said Isernia....

    • Posted December 9, 2016
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    British invasion at EPAC: Oliver!

    I sat down with my copy of The Weekly Chronicle, No, 23 384, dated November 1837. The headline spoke of the Poor Amendment Law, which three years after its passing has shown little effect in the view...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Felicity Jones (center), as Jyn Erso, leads a band of ragtag rebels
in “Star Wars: Rogue One.” Shown (left to right) are Riz Ahmed,
Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. The movie
opens Thursday at Penn Cinema. (Photo by Jonathan Olley)
    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

    A primer… and beyond I’ve recently heard a lot of confused chatter from Star Wars fans of my generation (X) and some older generations. What is this new Star Wars movie? When does it take place in...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda with Chocolate (sold
at Candy*ology) is a unique gift for anyone with
an unusual palate.
    ‘Tis the season! – (s)Hopin’ Around

    Now that another Thanksgiving is in the books, it is officially time for what my mother-in-law called “’Tis the season.” Since I was full of turkey and feeling festive, I went “Hop’in Around” with the notion of...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Amy Adams portrays Dr. Louise Banks in “Arrival.”
    Reel Reviews

    ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ While everyone was cramming into theaters to see “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” i.e. the new Harry Potter movie (without Harry Potter), I took the opportunity to relax in some of...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Long Root Ale, not yet available here in Pennsylvania, is organically
brewed. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Take the Long Root home

    The folks at Hopworks Urban Brewery were kind enough to send out samples of their newest project beer, Long Root Ale. HUB is based out of Portland, Ore., so why is it showing up in a Lancaster...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • The ceremonial tapping of the “first keg” happened on Oct. 30. Hoisted up on the shoulder of the bartender, the keg made its way into
the street-level bar accompanied by bagpipes played by James Diener. Diener played several tunes on the pipes after Donal Lally, general
manager, made the official introduction of the brew, which he hopes will be a staple at Tellus360.
    Introducing Narrowback

    The definition of the word narrowback* is twofold. The word can mean a person of slight build who is unfit for hard labor, and it can be used as a disparaging term used to refer to an...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Kurt (Drew Boardman) throws a punch at J.D. (Michael Roman) during Heathers the Musical.
    Bust out the teased hair and neon shoes

    EPAC presents ‘Heathers: the Musical’ The year was 1988. Radio stations pumped out Enya, Robert Palmer, and Kylie Minogue. The eldest Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in the Presidential election. Movie tickets averaged $3.50 … and “Heathers” hit...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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    ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ and ‘The Accountant’

    Cruise vs. Affleck I have to admit, I forgot all about “Jack Reacher. Reacher,” played by Tom Cruise, which first hit the screens in 2012 and brought in over $218 million worldwide. Reacher is the product of...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • This flight of beers from Jailbreak Brewing Company included Feed the Monkey, an orange hefeweizen;
The 19th Tea, an amber ale infused with black tea and lemon; and the Imperial Carrot Cake
Conspiracy. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Beer tour below the Mason-Dixon line

    Good friends of mine have been insisting I take a trip south of the Mason-Dixon and check out what is going on with the beer scene around Columbia, Md. Our first stop was one of the most...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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