• Reporter-Photographer John Crawford captured this nice fireworks photos from Saturday night while standing in front of the Lititz Welcome Center.
    Fourth of July memories

    When the Fourth of July Committee decided on a 1950s theme in conjunction with the “Red, White & Cool” slogan, the thought was that many of the park’s patrons have fond memories of that era. This year’s...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Maureen McEvoy (aka Sue Shard) was the cute marketing smile behind Wilbur-Suchard candy bars in 1946. (photo from the Sketch Mearig Collection)
    Sue Shard’s sweet success

    The girl who championed Lititz’s candy bar What’s it like to be the face of Wilbur-Suchard Chocolate Company and the host of a WLAN radio show? Just ask Maureen McEvoy-Farrell. In 1946, at age 12, she was...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Craig Kauffman, Susquehanna Market CEO, will take over as BB&T regional president here when the deal is officially completed, a Susquehanna spokesman said
    The Fed Approves Susquehanna Bank Deal

    BB&T Corp. Tuesday announced it’s received regulatory approval to acquire Lititz-based Susquehanna Bancshares from the Federal Reserve, the FDIC and all required state regulators. This is most likely the final hurdle to the deal that’s targeted for...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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    Lititz Farmers Market boasts 20+ vendors

    Lititz Farmers Market, open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, has more than 20 vendors, each selling unique, fresh products. The current list of vendors includes: Bretta’s Bread – breads, sticky buns cookies, etc. Charles Family Farm...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • 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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