• Local amputee hunter beats odds to bring in six-point buck

    Jeff Fralich thought he would never get his buck. Bagging a horned whitetail was an accomplishment he had been seeking to fulfill for a lifetime. After the amputation of both his legs, the 64-year old Lititz resident...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • The Force is with him

    Local sound man goes on Galactic tour The Star Wars-inspired rock band Galactic Empire lists their hometown as “a galaxy far, far away.” In actuality, some of the members live locally. The band’s sound technician, Roger Fitzwater...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • It was Oz-some! 

    EPAC infuses ‘Wizard of Oz’ with humor Over my many years of discussing, watching, learning and writing about film, I have held steadfast to my conviction that the greatest movie ever made is Victor Fleming’s 1939 “The...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Free beer!

    Wait for it… I had some free time before heading over to EPAC this weekend to catch their production of “The Wizard of Oz,” so I thought I’d stop into Union Barrel works in Adamstown for dinner....

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’

    Limited releases shine The battle between “The Justice League” and “Thor” managed to create a massive crevasse in the release of new movies, as only Buena Vistas’ animated “Coco” dared open after the monoliths of super hero...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Beers for a cause Sunday at Mad Chef

      I ran into Francisco Ramirez a few days after hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. Before even talking about what was new at his Mad Chef Craft Brewing in East Pete, I had to inquire...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: Showdown: DC vs. Marvel

    ‘Justice League’ Well, they did it. Just when DC had a good thing going with “Wonder Woman,” they went and threw together a floppish, hack-job of a superhero movie. “Justice League” opened Friday, and without seeing box...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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  • ‘Tis the season for beer events!

      It’s the time of the great debate: are you already into the holiday spirit or are you part of the Thanksgiving faithful (like me) and plan no yuletide merriment until after the turkey is devoured? Either...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • The New Main: Phase 2

    Ketchum continues upgrades to keep customers at Ephrata’s downtown theater The corn has been popping and the seats have been filled. The New Main, formerly Ephrata Main Theatre, has been showing movies under the new management of Penn...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: Shortly, about movies

    A preview of the Lancaster International Short Film Festival The Lancaster International Short Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, and if you are anything like me you had no idea this event is now in its 10th...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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