• Wilbur Chocolate became the talk of the town, again, when it was announced that its retail store and museum would be relocating from the west side of North Broad Street to the former Freeze & Frizz building, directly across the street from its current location. The news also heightened speculation that the sale of the former factory building (pictured above) will be announced soon.
    Waiting on Wilbur

    Retail store moving across the street; sale of former factory expected soon While nothing’s been announced publicly, it appears a buyer is ready to soon take ownership of the former Wilbur Chocolate manufacturing plant on North Broad...

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  • Exterior shot of the building during the grand opening ceremony at Rock Lititz in Lititz., Saturday, September 20, 2014. (Andy Blackburn/Staff Phioto)
    Sleep like a Rock

    Room service: Township approves final plan for six-story Rock Lititz hotel and restaurant The updated master plan for Rock Lititz is rockin’ on. At the July 20 meeting of Warwick Township supervisors, the newest version of the...

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  • Ray and Doris Smith
    Smiths go Platinum

    Raymond “Smitty” and Doris (Thomas) Smith, of Lititz, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary two weeks ago. The couple were wed July 15, 1946, in Lebanon. Ray enjoys big band music and is an avid Penn State fan....

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  • Full-time police officer secured for Warwick schools

    Borough, school district to split $80,000 cost Lititz Borough is partnering with the Warwick School District to provide a school resource officer. At the July 26 borough council meeting, a memorandum of understanding was approved for the...

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  • Lititz Springs Park provides a scenic, tranquil background for
visitors to watch the artisans at work. Most work will be for sale.
    50 years of art: Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show set for July 30

    The 50th annual Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show will be held Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, in the Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St. There is no admission charge...

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  • Participants in Manheim’s summer playground program cooled off with super soakers and the slip 'n' slide, on July 22.
    Manheim’s new summer playground program is a hit

    Manheim’s summer playground program is winding down. Held in Mummau Park located off West High Street, it’s the first time that a summer playground program has been offered in the borough in quite some time. It launched...

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  • Sam Altdoerffer washes a Manheim Central School District van
with the help of Aaron’s Acres summer camp staff member Kailey
Zeager as part of the Aaron’s Acts of Kindness community
outreach program. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Special needs, special deeds

    Aaron’s Acres campers reach out through Aaron’s Acts of Kindness Participants in Aaron’s Acres summer day camp had a fun-filled time the week of July 11. Not only did they participate in activities such as swimming in...

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  • Service dogs, working dogs, hunting dogs, and lap dogs — all are
welcome at Lititz Farmers Market’s Dog Days, on Aug. 6.
    On Aug. 6, Lititz Farmers Market is going to the dogs!

      Downtown Lititz Farmers Market is celebrating all the dogs that come to market with the Dog Days of Summer on Aug. 6 One of the many activities will be a dog show with judging and ribbons...

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  • Lititz Borough police and fire personnel will be on hand at the
Lititz Springs Pool on Aug. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. for their annual
Endless Summer National Night. Out The event is free and open
to the public and features food, music and demonstrations.
Those who attend are asked to bring one non-perishable food
item to donate to the Lititz/Warwick Community Chest.
    Police departments plan community events

    National Night Out Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department will host a National Night Out gathering on Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Penn Township Municipal Campus, located at 97 N. Penryn Road, Manheim....

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  • LR20160728_ recovery bracelet
    ‘No Narcs’ bracelet could prevent relapse

    Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premiere 160-bed inpatient drug and alcohol facility, saw this happen one too many times: She went on a call as a volunteer EMT and found Bill, who...

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