• Phyllo Wrapped Beer Brats and Beer Dip make for good eating on Super Bowl Sunday. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    Brats and dip: an unbeatable team

    Even though my dad was a big football player in the early 50s, I don’t get the game. All they do is fall down. They can’t run or something — it’s frustrating to watch — they run a few...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Chai enhances butternut squash soup

    I have not run one stride since the “I Can Run” for Hemophilia race on Nov. 15. Not one plank, nothing. I’m feeling badly, soft. I’ve eaten, I’ve cheered, and now it’s time to reign it in....

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Pork and sauerkraut: if you live in Lancaster County there’s a 75 percent chance you’ll be eating
some on New Year’s Day. Michele’s version is spiced up with smoked sausage, mustard and sour
cream — and a mashed potato stuffed pepper on the side. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    Pork and sauerkraut

    One thing I’ve learned since living in “Linkister” is you don’t fool around with tried and true recipes. In this recipe, to satisfy the natives, just use the first two ingredients and follow the directions as usual....

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Deven Schwartz (left) as Elsa and Kaydee Stratis as Anna were hanging out with Sven and Olaf from "Frozen" during Chocolate Walk. (photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    In character at the Chocolate Walk

    Hello, you can sit here if ya want. You wan’ a chocolate? At the 13th Annual Lititz Chocolate Walk last Saturday, life was like a walk of chocolates, you never knew what you were gonna get. The...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • From the White House to the Lititz Farmers Market, Chef John Moeller (left) talks shop with Digory the dog, Toni Stirgwolt (with hat) and her friend. (photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    Hail to the chef

    Former White House Chef John Moeller was mingling at the Lititz Farmers Market last Saturday, and giving a cooking demo of a popular dish he served for three of our past presidents. Since I’m about healthy eating,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • (Left to right) Kelly Morris, Kenny McFadden, Carolyn Eisenbach and Nicole Eisenbach are happy about asparagus season! (photos by Michele Walter Fry)
    Farmers Market is in season

    I liked going to our West Shore Farmers Market near Camp Hill (go CV!) when I was a kid. Of course, at that time penny candy was the big draw and I didn’t think about vegetables. Even...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • The Lititz Farmers Market is open for the season. See you there this Saturday morning! (photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    Lititz Farmers Market takes the guesswork out of local

    Rhubarb, I’ve missed you. Buying locally has finally become en vogue. People realize they can think outside the box, literally, and buy outside the big box store when it comes to groceries. Seasonal availability of local food...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Remember when families would retire to the drawing room to entertain with music and poetry? TV, video games and Smartphones may have rendered that creative tradition to history, but the Spoken Word Festival is dedicated to returning the artform to prominence.
    Building community through poetry

    Spoken Word Fest at Linden Hall Maybe literary art is not the first thing that pops into your head during quiet reveries about our dear county. But from the people at The Theater of the Seventh Sister...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Aevidum members (left to right) Emily Steffy, Emma Gerhart, Samantna Marino (Cocalico juniors) and J.J. Volupas and Erik Homberger (Warwick juniors).
    Teen suicide: Aevidum gaining momentum

        Students from six area high school students, including Warwick, have gone national with a breakthrough club dedicated to the prevention of teen suicide. They met April 5 at Cocalico High School for a five-hour rally....

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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    Fishing derby fills Riparian Park

    Lots of kids came out Saturday for the annual worm sacrifice, a cherished spring tradition at Riparian Park thanks to the Lititz Sportsman’s Association. These volunteers “secretly” fill the stream with 1,000 trout. It’s designed to make...

    • Posted April 2, 2014
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