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    Warwick Band takes to the streets

    This 2nd Friday, select members of the Warwick High School Band’s brass section will be hitting Broad Street to play some Christmas carols and spread some holiday cheer throughout town. The brass ensemble, comprised of students in...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Jim Carrey (left) and Jeff Daniels are back as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the long-awaited sequel to “Dumb and Dumber.” According to our favorite film critic, it’s the unfunniest comedy he’s ever seen. (Photo courtesy of athenacinema.com)
    ‘The Pyramid’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

    Welcome to what some call the dead zone, the movie industry’s moniker for the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas releases. Why is it dead? Well, because jockeying for position in the box office rankings is hard, having...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Kristie Ohlinger (left) portrays Miss Hannigan and Tori Moss plays Annie, in the Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s rendition of this timeless classic of an orphan finding a home. “Annie” plays at EPAC through Dec. 21. Tickets are available at ephrataperformingartscenter.com and are selling out very quickly. (Photo by Marty Heisey)
    ‘Tomorrow’ is now: EPAC presents “Annie”

    I have to admit, I went into the opening night performance of EPAC’s “Annie” on Thursday, Dec. 4 with a bias. Not long ago, I saw a superb version of the musical. You see, it wasn’t even...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Steve Brown, owner of Ephrata Main Theatre and Lily’s on Main, and Penny Talbert, executive director of the Ephrata Public Library, are gearing up for a premiere of “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” on Dec. 16.
    ‘Hobbit’ premiere will benefit Ephrata Library

    Misty mountaintops, exaggerated features of a hobbit, untold danger lurking beyond the next bend — these brilliant images from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels come alive on the big screen. It seems a fitting parallel that the...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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    Candlelight carol sing at Old Zion

    Carols, candlelight, chorus, church — The “four C’s” will come together on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. when folks gather to sing Carols in Candlelight and to listen to the voices of the Red...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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    Foam for the holidays: local brews

    ‘Tis the season! Thanksgiving has come and gone and I feel I can finally talk about holiday beers (although most brewers are as overzealous as many Christmas fanatics who celebrate earlier and earlier every year and have...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Bartender Vanessa Minnich Belyea mixes a Bloody Mary for a not-so-adventurous customer.
    Sunday, bloody Sunday

    If your Sunday morning typically begins with hangover and regret, and you are searching for a place to grab a “hair on the dog” drink and pull yourself out of your self-inflicted sickness, the Record Express has...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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    Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off Buttons go on sale this Saturday

    Cookbook submissions accepted through Dec. 12 The 10th anniversary of the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is fast approaching and final plans are being made to host a phenomenal event. One of the committee’s new ventures is...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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    Catch the holiday spirit at WHS

    Warwick High School’s Winter Orchestra and Choral Concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Local jam band Blujay rocks the Elstonville Sportsman's Association in Manheim Saturday. (Photo by Lenay Ruhl)
    For the birds: Blujay to play T-Day eve to benefit Power Packs

    Music listeners know what it’s like to be hearing a jam so intense, so long, so epic, that you find yourself thinking … is this still the same song? Rock legends play songs that have not only...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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