• Linda Benton McCloskey's "The Other Side of Me" won Best of Show in 2013.
    The art of repeating

    Last year’s Best of Show winner is back for more Linda Benton McCloskey is making the drive from her Harrisburg-area home this weekend to defend her crown in Lititz Springs Park. Not Queen of Candles, but Best...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • “Lollipop Cop,” officer Ronald Sandhaus, visited Lititz Elementary School and handed out lollipops. He is shown with Christa Carvell (left) and Kerry Lodish in this 1980 photograph.
    Lititz says goodbye to ‘Lollipop Cop’

    Officer Sandhaus, 25-year police veteran, dies “Your policeman is always your friend.” It was this credo that Ron Sandhaus lived by. Whether speaking to a group of elementary kids about the importance of having a flashlight with...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Here’s Johnny!

    Lititz boy makes it big, but never forgets his roots “I come from Lititz, Pennsylvania.” Those were the words uttered to host Dick Clark on American Bandstand July 15, 1959, right after the song “The Heart of...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Sue Weaver (left) and Lynn Hershey, sisters, were former back-to-back Queens of Candles in 1963 and 1964. (photo by Merriell Moyer)
    Royal family

    The story of three Lititz queens “Our mother having won the May Queen pageant in Schuykill Haven did make winning the Queen of Candles crown more special,” Linnea Minnich, now Lynn Hershey, said about her feelings at...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    Not your run-of-the-mill logo

    Warwick Twp. celebrates early industrial history You may be wondering why a mill was chosen as the new logo for Warwick Township. The township will celebrate its 300th birthday in 2029, and to date it’s never had...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • While flooding is a constant issue in Manheim, a July 3 wind storm toppled at least 20 trees, including this one that crushed a house. (Photo courtesy of Manheim Borough)
    Storm Central

    Why does Manheim bear the brunt of this region’s weather? The Manheim Storm. Sounds like a pro sports franchise, but it’s become an unwelcome way of life in this historical borough. And throughout its history, as bad...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz combined for an outstanding fireworks show in Lititz. (photo by Tom Kline)
    Park side of the moon

    A casual stroll down the path through Lititz Springs Park on Saturday evening felt more like a journey to Emerald City than a simple walk in the park. In this case, it was a heavy rain storm...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Jane Weigel (left) and Caleb Walker (right) helped to promote A Week Away, a pending non-profit organization focused on helping families in need, at Saturday's festivities in the park. (photo by Brittany Horn)
    A Week Away

    Cancer patient starts non-profit to provide relief for stressed families Nestled under the shade at Lititz Springs Park on Saturday, a table sat with a simple message emblazoned upon it: “A Week Away.” For 23-year-old Caleb Walker,...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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    Feels like home

    Hollywood family has roots in Lititz For all of her life, Mary Longenecker Hendrix heard about Lititz, with its Fourth of July festivities, Lititz Springs Park, pretzels, chocolate and Moravian Church. The youngest daughter of Charles Robert...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Richard Wenger and  Gladys (Stehman) Hylton.
    On the road back to 1944

    Brethren Village resident recalls singing controversial song at Lititz Fourth of July Richard Wenger was surprised when a friend told him he was mentioned in the Lititz Record Express. His friend, while checking out some old papers,...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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