• Workers from the Tait and the General Sutter install the refurbished Roebuck Fountain at the Sutter patio last Friday morning. See video on the Lititz Record Facebook page. (photos by Stephen Seeber)
    Fountain facelift

    Repairs complete on beloved landmark Why were Paul Pendyck and Michael Tait directing traffic on East Main Street last week? The owner of the General Sutter Inn and the founder of Tait Towers (now Tait) were guiding...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Dunk the mailman! Barry Lavender looks way too dry. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    Pretzel Fest!

    Dunk this guy! We bumped into Barry Lavender, our mustachioed mailman, during the Rock Lititz Bike Race Sunday, and he was already talking trash about today’s Pretzel Fest dunk tank fundraiser. Come on people, let’s make this...

    • Posted May 2, 2015
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  • Dwayne Clinton (in the lead) of Lititz has dominated the 45+ Men's category of the Rock Lititz Bike Races, taking first place every time the event has been held. (Photo courtesy of Rick Harting)
     Lititz’s Clinton wins again

    Will he have a chance for a fourth first place in 2016? The return of the Rock Lititz Bike Race after a one year hiatus was deemed a “spectacular success” by promoter Rich Ruoff, but there’s no...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Racing day in Lititz

    What a great event yesterday in downtown Lititz. One of the many highlights was the excellent emcee, who kept the crowd engaged with his informative and humorous commentary. Look for an exclusive interview as part of the...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • 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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