• Blue Whale Catoosa, Okla — Built in the early 1970s as an anniversary
gift, the Blue Whale turned into a swimming park and
closed in 1988.
    Pix from Route 66

    Manheim couple will present Airstream travelogue at Lititz library “I wish the west was closer,” said Dennis Ober of Manheim. Retired, he and his wife Carol travel the country with their Airstream camper and recently got their...

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  • Aaron Re shows off the finesse that netted him the title of World Skeeball Champion last Labor Day
in Wildwood, N.J. (Photos provided by Aaron Re)
    Skeeball wizard: Comedic documentary being shown at Penn Cinema

    From his boredom on the beach as a kid, Aaron Re has come a long way. His outlet was skeeball. And the 45-year-old southcentral Pennsylvania resident went from winning water park passes in Wildwood’s boardwalk arcades to...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    Rotary Travelogue will explore volcanoes

    The last Rotary Club of Lititz Travel & Adventure program will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St. There are two performances: a matinee at 2 p.m....

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    Crafts & Draughts at JoBoy’s

    Josh Shelley wants you to unlock your inner artist … over a couple of beers. Shelley, the owner of Lancaster-based Crafts & Draughts, is bringing his artistic activities to JoBoy’s Brew Pub every second Tuesday. Crafts &...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band coming to Eicher

    Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band will perform its distinctive, audience-pleasing mix of old-time blues and modern rock music on April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Eicher Arts Center, 409 Cocalico St., Ephrata Borough. With Speal singing,...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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  • Lancaster Symphony Orchestra conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser
    Lancaster Symphony Orchestra to visit Lititz on Memorial Day

    As Lititz residents, visitors, and friends fill the streets for the 2015 Memorial Day Parade and ceremony, they can continue the day’s commemorative events with a free, one-hour concert with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Presented in partnership...

    • Posted April 7, 2015
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    The Districts live on XPN Friday

    This Friday, April 3, at noon, WXPN 88.5 will feature The Districts on their “Free At Noon” show. The band will be broadcast performing live to a sold-out crowd at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. \...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    Local actress in ‘Funny Girl’

    Allison Fund, of Lititz, is currently playing the role of Emma in the Dutch Apple’s rendition of “Funny Girl.” Fund is a veteran of several Dutch Apple productions. “Funny Girl” opened March 26 and runs through May...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    ‘The Breakfast Club’ turns 30

    The Ephrata Main Theatre will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of John Hughes’ classic coming-of-age film, “The Breakfast Club,” with two Saturday showings April 4 and 18, both at 10 a.m. Released in March of...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • The action sequences and good-looking stars of “Insurgent” —
(left to right) Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort —
did little to keep our film reviewer from falling asleep in his seat.
    Reel Reviews: ‘Get Hard’ and ‘Insurgent’

    Laughing myself to sleep Over the weekend, Warner Bros. banked on the idea that Will Farrell is still a major box office draw … and they won. Despite coming in second behind the animated alien Oh (voiced...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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