• An enthusiastic crowd of Trump supporters, including some Lititz residents, were at the Capitol last Friday. Photo by Mike Yoder
    Locals attend Friday’s inauguration …

    Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration meant many things to many people. Media estimates suggest that a record number viewed the event live, on TV, or through electronic devices as smartphone ownership and social media usage have nearly doubled...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
    • 0
  • Dan Person, proprietor of Dan’s Paper Plate Root’s stand, ladles some of his signature ham and
bean soup for a customer. (Photos by Dan Marshcka)
    Soup-er duper!

    Root’s chef’s soup being served at Queen Elizabeth’s estate Dan Person owns Dan’s Paper Plate at Root’s Country Market & Auction, Manheim. Two of Queen Elizabeth’s chefs recently hand-picked his ham and bean soup to be served...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
    • 0
  • Josh and Kelly Funk took a break from opening their new restaurant to welcome Joshua Robert Funk II to the world. Now it's back to business for Josh, who is a partner at Gravie, located at the Rock Lititz campus.
    Gravie opens at Rock Lititz

    To say Josh Funk has a lot going on is an understatement. He is well-rested, he says, because his wife, Kelly Funk, is a “complete trooper.” Days after opening Lititz’s newest eatery, the Funks welcomed Joshua Robert...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
    • 0
  • Kristin Testerman is the new assistant principal at Warwick High School.
    School board approves new assistant principal

    The Warwick School District welcomed Kristin Testerman as the new assistant principal at Warwick High School. She was approved to the position by the Warwick School Board at its Jan. 17 meeting. She is replacing Steve Szobocsan,...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
    • 0
  • Dorothy Markert Cushman celebrated her 103rd birthday Jan. 14.
    Happy 103rd! Dorothy Markert Cushman

    Some know her as Dorothy. Others call her Dot, Nanny Dot and Aunt Dot. On Monday, everyone wished her a happy birthday. Dorothy Markert Cushman was born in Lititz Jan. 16, 1914, during a snow storm. Her...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
    • 0
  • Kelly Withum, executive director of Venture Lititz since 2007, will resign from her position Feb. 5.
    Withum resigns from Venture Lititz post

    Decreased funding forces decision Kelly Withum, who has served as the executive director of Venture Lititz for the past decade, will resign her post Feb. 8. She confirmed that decreased funding, which led to a drastic reduction...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
    • 1
  • Kyle Burrichter (right) a Manheim Central High School senior, stands with his champion late spring ram lamb at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. At left is Burrichter’s friend, Joe Zimmerman of Reinholds, who showed heifers and sheep at the farm show.
    Locals earn blue ribbons at Farm Show

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its 101st year. More than 10,000 competitive...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
    • 0
  • Fourth of July celebrations in Lititz Springs Park date back to 1818, making the local tradition the second oldest in the nation behind Bristol, Rhode Island. Perhaps these park loungers from yesteryear are reminiscing about the homemade fireworks from the summer of '18.
    Party like it’s 1818!

    Memories of summer days in the park may seem frozen in time while we bundle up against the chill of January, but the warm embrace of Lititz’s Fourth of July is closer than you think. This year’s...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
    • 0
  • Cindy Roof was flipping pancakes Sunday morning at the Baron Stiegel Lions Club benefit breakfast at the Brickerville Fire Hall. The four-times a year breakfast has been a village tradition for more than 30 years.
    Breakfast in Brickerville

    Baron Stiegel Lions keep winter bellies warm four Sundays a year Four times a year, in November, January, February and March, a crew of volunteers spends a good part of a Saturday setting up the Brickerville Fire...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
    • 0
  • Lititz artist John Wenger created this painting of the Park View Hotel in the 1980s.
    History of the Park View Hotel

    In June of 1900, a gentleman named Hiram Holtzhouse opened a brand new restaurant on North Broad Street in Lititz. This business venture, complete with a trolley terminus, would be the perfect location for both travelers and...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
    • 0