• Matt Good

    Matt Good and his band of merry volunteers were busy setting up 4,000 American flags in the lush green lawn of Lititz Church Square this morning (Wednesday, July 1, 2015). Great job, Matt! Lititz wouldn’t be what...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • Fourth of July Committee Chairman Tim Reedy (left) presented the Smith family with complimentary tickets to this year's program in the park as a prize for creating the 2015 theme. The family includes (from left) Emily Deel, Jane and Mike Smith, and Cecilia Deel. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    Cool contest

    The faces behind this year’s July 4 theme A colossal community event like Lititz’s Fourth of July weekend has many facets, from parades to queens to fireworks, and there’s a local story behind each. But one name...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Atomic workers (from left) Bob Grote, Autumn Obenchain, Kate Wallace, and Chris Simpson are helping with relief efforts in Nepal from June 21 until July 7. (Photo by Pat Burns)
    It’s not only rock and roll

    Atomic helps Nepal “This is not your usual company,” said Daniel McPhillips, Atomic president. He used the phrase “culture” too many times to count when describing the flourishing set design business in a recent interview at his...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • No job was too small for The Pearl iron. (photo by Laura Knowles)
     This antiques show never gets old

    Lititz Historical Foundation offers a bounty of intriguing contraptions at new site Think your smartphone has a lot of great apps? You should check out the 1890 model of a device that was packed with handy features...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Marty Weinberg, at Green Dragon Friday, said demand for Confederate flags have spiked at his Bald Eagle Flags business. (photo by Pat Burns)
    Controversial week

    Locals weigh in on Confederate flag and gay marriage issues Though The Record Express is a local newspaper, at least two national issues this week fired up conversation among readers who expressed varying opinions on the U.S....

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Eric Snavely (left) shows a crayfish that he netted in Chiques Creek to his son Wade
    Two hundred attend Watershed Expo

    The Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance’s fourth Watershed Expo combined fun family activities with education about ground water and watersheds. Sunny skies and moderate temperatures encouraged nearly 200 people to attend the June 24 event that was held...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Jeff Zerbe, a truck driver for Sauder Eggs, sterilizes his vehicle after a farm visit. Avian flu has not penetrated the Pennsylvania border, but major egg producers like Sauder are not taking any chances. (Preston Whitcraft photos)
    PA braces for fall migration

    Sauder Eggs taking precautions to dodge encroaching avian flu epidemic Anyone who steps foot onto a Sauder Eggs farm must disinfect their feet and don a rubber over-boot before they go to the poultry house. Tractor trailers...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Zach Shank
    Shank just one step away from ‘The Show’

    As a fan of the Phillies growing up, Zach Shank wasn’t very fond of John Lannan. It was Lannan, while pitching for the Washington Nationals in 2007, who put star second baseman Chase Utley on the disabled...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Bob Criswell, chairman of the Lions Club Independence Day Committee, will be the the grand marshal July 3. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
     Don’t rain on his parade

    Criswell returns as grand marshal After a one year break due to bad weather, the Lititz Fourth of July Parade is back and will be held July 3. Bob Criswell was supposed to be last year’s grand...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Ben LeRoy (left) drove about 800 miles to speak at the Lititz Cares kickoff Monday night. Joe Vulopas drove about two miles. Regardless of their proximity, both are passionate about healthy communities. The next Lititz Cares meeting is set for July 13, and everyone, near and far, is invited to attend. (Preston Whitcraft photo)
    Caring community

    National speaker drives 800 miles to promote volunteerism Local service organizations, religious leaders, residents and other community leaders sat at attention Monday evening in the fellowship hall of the Lititz Church of the Brethren. The two primary...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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