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    Volksfest coming to Mount Hope Estate

    On Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Hope Estate will welcome Volkswagen enthusiasts to a day of food, friends and VWs. Volksfest 2016 will showcase a collection of over 300 VWs, ranging from...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Sexy Charlize Theron is downright evil as Ravenna in “The Hunstman: Winter’s War.” But even
she and the handsome Chris Hemworth (”Thor”) cannot save what reviewer Michael Upton calls a
“cash grab disguised as a movie.”
    ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War’ and ‘The Jungle Book’

      ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War’ This is not your child’s Snow White. This is the sequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) is back as Eric the huntsman in “The Huntsman: Winter’s...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • This photo of Jen and Noah Felty was taken during a production
of “Les Miserables.” Jen is the chair of fine arts at Lititz Christian
School, and the director of the upcoming production of ‘Peter
Pan.’ Her son Noah, playing Peter, is a sixth grader at Lititz Christian.
    Mother, son conspire to make ‘Peter Pan’ magical

    It’s not often that a mother and son get to work together in the production of a musical. Because of that, “Peter Pan,” showing this weekend at Lititz Christian School is extra special. It stars Noah Felty...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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    ‘Hello, Dolly!’ opens Thursday at EPAC

    Tricia Corcoran (as Dolly Levi) and Bruce Weaver (as Horace Vandergelder) will star in “Hello, Dolly!” opening at EPAC on Thursday, April 28. The show chronicles the adventures of Dolly, a matchmaking widow, who plots to get...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Lititz Area Mennonite School students starring in “CRASH!” include (left to right) Michael Zimmerman,
Michael Wenger, Landon Weaver, and Olivia Harrington.
    LAMS will stage ‘CRASH!’ May 4-6

      Lititz Area Mennonite School is pleased to present “CRASH!,” a staged adaptation of the novel by Jerry Spinelli, to be performed May 4 at 12:30 p.m.; and and May 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. The...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Nathan Morgan recently earned an honorable mention at the Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Band Championships.
Morgan and the entire Warwick High School Jazz Ensemble will perform with the Moonlighters
in a concert at the high school April 30. (Photo by Mark Myers)
    WHS Jazz Ensemble honored

    Concert this weekend The Warwick High School Jazz Ensemble earned an “outstanding rating” and “overall grand champion” in the Glenn Miller Division at this year’s Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Band Championships. The ensemble also took home honors...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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    Evergreen Diner Has Breakfast All Day…and Much More

    Did you ever have a craving for French toast and bacon at 3 o’clock in the afternoon? Wouldn’t you just love a feast of scrambled eggs, sausage and home fries for dinner? Wouldn’t an omelette really hit...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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  • Scott Schmittel (left) and Mary Jeanne deGroot will star in the barbershop music-laden "Somewhereville Station" at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater on Sunday. (Photo by Melissa Hunnefield)
    ‘Somewhereville Station’ revisits the 50s and 60s

    In early 2015, Ephrata native Paul Stober had an idea. The member of the men’s Red Rose Chorus thought it would be swell to join with the all-female Red Rose City Chorus from Lititz for a combined...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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    Let the festivals begin!

    Rails & Ales puts the season on the right track Over the weekend, I attended the inaugural Rails & Ales brewfest at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and by far, the museum is one of the best...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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    Funk brings funny to Reamstown

      In his online biography, comedian Zach Funk describes Ephrata as “the kind of place where biology and debate class is the same thing (and) you can get into arguments about the minutia of manure.” “Ephrata was...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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