• Mela: flavors, colors, music and dance

      There were rich silks and satins, embroidered in metallic threads. There were plates piled high with chicken tikka masala and fried vegetable samosas. There were bracelets and earrings adorned with jewels. At the Mela Indian American...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • ‘Annie’ shines at Dutch Apple

    At the tender age of nine, I remember going to see the 1982 theatrical version of “Annie” on the big screen starring Aileen Quinn and Albert Finney. I loved it. As far as I can remember, it...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: More dead things on the big screen

    While two complete opposite children’s tales were topping the box office last weekend — “Child’s Play” and “Toy Story 4” — another story of a scary doll made its way into theaters with a full Thursday opening...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Patriotic concert in Grater Park July 7

      The Ephrata Concert Band will play an array of patriotic music July 7 at 7:15 p.m. at Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park. Martin Hinkley will conduct the band. Following the National Anthem, the band will play John...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Christmas in July with ‘The Nutcracker and I’

      On July 6 at 7:30 p.m., the North American debut of the “Nutcracker and I” comes to the Mount Gretna Playhouse. Romanian pianist, Alexandra Dariescu, performs a 50-minute version of Tchaikovsky’s classic alongside a ballerina who...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • This week at the movies…

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Old Fashioned Picnic will honor vets, active military

      The community is invited to attend Brickerville United Lutheran’s Old Fashioned Picnic on Saturday, July 6, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The picnic will take place at the church’s shaded grove, located at 340 E. 28th...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Maine events

      When I lived in Maine in the late ‘90s through the 2000s, Maine was on the forefront of what was then called microbrews. It was no California, but the states half-dozen or so breweries ranked it...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Chocolate Walk tickets go on sale July 1

      Tickets for the 18th annual Lititz Chocolate Walk go on sale July 1. This year’s walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with more than 25 locations sampling chocolate treats....

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • It’s Mela time!

    The annual Mela festival, hosted by the Indian American Fusion Group of Lancaster, will be held Saturday, June 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. in Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., Lititz. Admission and all activities...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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