• Charlie Hample (LNP photo)

    The primary election is less than a month away, and while this warm-up for November is usually a real snoozer around here, there might be an interesting storyline developing in the cross-filing of school board candidate Charlie...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Bundles of heroin seized by law enforcement officials in Lancaster County. (LNP photo)
    Wake up call

    Lititz has ‘a real problem’ If a packed community forum on drug abuse didn’t jolt “America’s Coolest Small Town” with a reality check, a fatal overdose in a Turkey Hill bathroom should. Police were called to the...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Mary Dixon graduated with Linden Hall's class of 1879.
    Mary Dixon Chapel turns 130

    This week marks the 130th anniversary of the dedication of one of Lititz’s most iconic buildings, the Mary Dixon Memorial Chapel at Linden Hall. The grand brownstone structure has stood majestically at the left side of Church...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • The chef sculpture outside of Zest! on East Main Street. (photo by Dick Wanner)
    The ice was nice

    I had to chuckle last week when someone said, “It’s too cold for Fire & Ice.” The sub-zero wind chill turned out to be perfect weather for the festival’s 10th anniversary, and there was definitely no fear...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • Oehme Barbershop in downtown Lititz.
    Barber in the Basement

    Remember the old Oehme Barbershop, in the basement of the Rudy Building, where you could get a witch hazel steam for 10 cents back in the day? What was this a big Lititz news item way back...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • Bill Young ran the Lititz Record Express from the late 1930s through 1961, when he retired.
     From the heart

    Thank you to all who took the time to enter our “I Heart LR” campaign. We’ll be picking a winner at 7:05 p.m. at our Fire & Ice booth in Lititz Springs Park. Stop by to join...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • The bitter cold may not be appealing to everyone, but it does offer moments of beauty for local photographers. This photo of Erb's Covered Bridge was taken over the weekend, between snow storms. (photo by Dennis Bicksler)
    Send me a letter

    I can’t believe I had to take the “s” off of our Letters to the Editor banner. Thank you, Steve Bartle, for sharing an opinion this week. Dear neighbors, I once again encourage you to participate in...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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     Win $200

    What do you love about your local newspaper? Some newspapers may claim to be local, but the Lititz Record Express has been all about Lititz for nearly 140 years. Last year, the Record Express underwent a redesign...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  •  State of the union suit

    While the President and Congress continue to spew rhetoric, most of America is left in the cold. Get out your long underwear, Lititz, because the local chill could dwell far beyond winter if Susquehanna Bank is downsized....

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  •  It’s so cold out…

    I haven’t seen this many teens since I chaperoned a prom dance. I’m talking temperature, not hormone-fueled jitterbugging to the latest Pat Boone ditty. I’m used to traffic delays behind Amish buggies, but sled dogs during rush...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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