• Handing out refreshments in the homebrew competition area.
    Cheers to another great Beer Fest

    East Main Street was packed with people by the time music started to fill the downtown air during the third Lititz Craft Beer Fest. Volunteers manned entry lines as thousands of brew fans filtered in to the...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Lititz Beer Fest photos by Mike Shull
    Lititz Craft Beer Fest: The beers

    You have to be dedicated to try every beer at beer fest. This is definitely true at the Lititz Craft Beer Festival, which took place on Sunday, September 25. The event brought more than 125 beers (and...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • The new Wilbur Chocolate retail store and museum will be open for business in time for Chocolate Walk, Oct. 8.
    New Wilbur store to open in time for Chocolate Walk

    Officials say the new Wilbur Chocolate retail store and museum will be ready to open on schedule Oct. 8 in time for the annual Lititz Chocolate Walk. Wilbur Chocolate owner, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, targeted the date...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • The Springs Theatre (the building to the left of the Parkview Hotel) was the home of Lititz vaudeville for a brief time in 1911.
    Lititz’s short-lived entertainment venue

    March of 1911 proved to be an important month for live entertainment in Lititz, for that was when The Springs Theatre prepared for its grand opening on North Broad Street. The venue occupied the former building of...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Janice Ballenger as deputy coroner was photographed praying following her experience at the West Nickel Mines Amish school massacre (photo courtesy of The Washington Post).
    Ten years later: Remembering the Nickel Mines Amish school massacre

    On Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, I stood inside the West Nickel Mines Amish one-room school house, desperately searching for one square tile on the floor that didn’t have a speck of bright red blood on it. I...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Peter “PJ” Savage of the Lititz Borough Police Department is filling the newly-created position of school resource officer in the Warwick School District.
    Say hello to Warwick School District’s new SRO

    When Warwick High School students returned for classes Sept. 7, they probably noticed someone new in the halls. It wasn’t necessarily a new teacher, student or principal, although there were certainly a few of those. It was...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Tuesday's $50,000 donation will support 17 grants for 45 teachers in the Warwick School District. (Left to right) Warwick Education Foundation member Grant Hummer, School Board President Timothy Quinn, and WEF member Daniel Doremus.
    WEF funds science, technology and theater grants for school district

    The Warwick Education Foundation presented the Warwick School District with a check for $50,138 during Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Foundation members Grant Hummer and Dan Doremus made the presentation, and Hummer reported the donation will go...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • At his 100th birthday party, Charles Pawling poses with a chair he caned and a sewing machine he repaired.
    Getting to 100 is hard work

    When you make it to 100, everyone wants to know how you did it. Charles Pawling of Brethren Village has some simple advice. “You have to keep busy. Do something. Don’t just sit around,” he said. He...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Stevie the Wonder steer has a forever home in Clay.
    Stevie the Wonder steer finds a home in Clay

    Fair sale proceeds donated to disabled Lititz boy Stevie may be the world’s luckiest and most blessed steer. Born blind on a farm in Indiana, he was four months old in July of last year when a...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Owen Alexander at the wheel of a recreated International Harvester
during the 2015 Manheim Farm Show Baby Parade. This
year’s parade is Monday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. (Photo by Rochelle Shenk)
    63rd Manheim Farm Show kicks off Oct. 3

    The 63rd annual Manheim Community Farm Show begins Monday, Oct. 3, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 8. As in previous years, it will be held at the Farm Show Complex off Adele Avenue. Activities are also held...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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