• Workers from the Tait and the General Sutter install the refurbished Roebuck Fountain at the Sutter patio last Friday morning. See video on the Lititz Record Facebook page. (photos by Stephen Seeber)
    Fountain facelift

    Repairs complete on beloved landmark Why were Paul Pendyck and Michael Tait directing traffic on East Main Street last week? The owner of the General Sutter Inn and the founder of Tait Towers (now Tait) were guiding...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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    Shop for Mom on 2nd Friday

    Historic Downtown Lititz is bursting with energy every 2nd Friday of the month. This Friday, May 8, from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be plenty of special deals just in time for Mother’s Day. Entertainers and...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Valerie Stapleton examines rose paperweights that were hand-blown by Stiegel Glassworks artisans.
    Artist’s Alley spotlights local creativity

    Sunday was a banner day for enjoying the outdoors, and for some, a chance to do chat with and purchase items from area artisans during Artist’s Alley in Manheim. Stiegel Glassworks 1976, the Manheim Historical Society and...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Dunk the mailman! Barry Lavender looks way too dry. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    Pretzel Fest!

    Dunk this guy! We bumped into Barry Lavender, our mustachioed mailman, during the Rock Lititz Bike Race Sunday, and he was already talking trash about today’s Pretzel Fest dunk tank fundraiser. Come on people, let’s make this...

    • Posted May 2, 2015
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  • Rock ‘n’ Glow is here to stay!

      On Saturday, May 30, the Manheim Downtown Development Group will host our 3rd Annual Manheim Rock-N-Glow 5K!  Lots of fun entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. on Market Square with live music by Crackerboxx, DJ music by...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Dwayne Clinton (in the lead) of Lititz has dominated the 45+ Men's category of the Rock Lititz Bike Races, taking first place every time the event has been held. (Photo courtesy of Rick Harting)
     Lititz’s Clinton wins again

    Will he have a chance for a fourth first place in 2016? The return of the Rock Lititz Bike Race after a one year hiatus was deemed a “spectacular success” by promoter Rich Ruoff, but there’s no...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Joe Jefferson entertained and informed the spectators at the Rock Lititz Bike Race Sunday. He also urged the racers to pedal harder. (photos by Dick Wanner)
    Meet Joe Jefferson

    The charismatic announcer who calls the Rock Lititz races Joe Jefferson was THE standout performer at the 2015 Rock Lititz Bike Race and Block Party Sunday, and he didn’t have to pedal even once around the 0.8-mile,...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Pretzel Fest: twisted fun for everyone

    The fourth annual Lititz Pretzel Fest is set for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lititz. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area, the event is unique in that it appeals to adults...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Daniel Shoemaker places the label on an heirloom tomato plant
    MC Ag students nurturing 31 types of tomatoes

    Like many area greenhouses at this time of the year, the Manheim Central High School’s Agriculture Education program’s greenhouse is overflowing with plants. The difference at the high school’s greenhouse is that right now there’s one type...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Racing day in Lititz

    What a great event yesterday in downtown Lititz. One of the many highlights was the excellent emcee, who kept the crowd engaged with his informative and humorous commentary. Look for an exclusive interview as part of the...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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