• Scholastic Writing Award winner Gabriel Crouch has been offered a poetry scholarship by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ten years ago he was a 7-year-old cancer patient receiving chemotherapy treatments in Hershey.
    The soul of a young writer

    Cancer survivor will join classmates at Friday’s Mini-THON Gabriel Crouch is a writer who can climb into the souls of those he writes about, whether it is an aging widower who mourns the loss of his beloved...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Debbie Hevener (left) and Marcia Lefever are among the dedicated volunteers at Matthew 25. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Matthew 25 makes top 10

    Thrift store has raised more than $2.5 million for charity since opening in 2000 For years, locals have known of the gems that can be found at Matthew 25. But now, the popular downtown thrift shop is...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Taste of Lititz tickets go on sale May 1

    Taste of Lititz has been scheduled for Friday, June 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., on Main and Broad streets in downtown Lititz. Taste of Lititz is a street festival that serves as the main fundraising event...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Special edition T-shirts were provided to the Boy Scouts who participated in the annual overnight camporee and spring cleanup day at Lititz Springs Park on Saturday morning.
    Park pride / Scouts help clean up Lititz

    Zachary Beale (left) and Carter Newman pay close attention to volunteer Ian Schouten as he explains the finer points of picnic table construction at the Boy and Girl Scouts annual Lititz Springs Park clean-up day April 8....

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Woodridge Swim Club board member Jeff McSparren is the coordinator of the upcoming beer fest hosted at the club. Photo by Rochelle Shenk.
    Woodridge Swim Club to host beer fest May 6

    Woodridge Swim Club will host a beer fest Saturday, May 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. Held rain or shine, the event is open to the public and it will be held on the grounds of the...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Photo by Melissa Mortimer Mark Hough, Venture Lititz board member and Warwick softball coach, is calling for volunteers to join his team in cleaning up the downtown Saturday, April 22.
    Grab a broom and join the fun!

    Downtown cleanup ties in with community weekend The Great American Cleanup is April 22, and volunteers are needed to help tidy downtown Lititz. “Our goal is to not only get people out, but to have them bring...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Keith Rothermel, an assistant chief with the Brickerville Fire Company, detected his prostate cancer early thanks to a PSA test available to local volunteer firefighters.
    Lifesaving saved his life

    Local firefighter’s volunteer physical catches cancer early Firefighters save lives. In the case of Keith Rothermel, being a firefighter may have saved his. The 19-year veteran firefighter of the Brickerville Volunteer Fire Company took part in a...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Seventy-year choir trumpeter John Smith, 88, with niece and 20-year choir veteran Carolyn Weidman.
    The sound of Easter morning

    A Lititz Moravian tradition since 1771 They are a family — literally and physically — and one that documents its roots in generations. They are brass playing musicians — husbands, wives, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • The 1810 Leib house has been saved from possible demolition. Reid and Whit Buckwalter will move the house, built by a first-generation Warwick Township settler, to their nearby property.The 1810 Leib house has been saved from possible demolition. Reid and Whit Buckwalter will move the house, built by a first-generation Warwick Township settler, to their nearby property.
    Great move: Buckwalters step in to save Leib house; will relocate historic home

    The historic 1810 Leib house in Warwick Township will be moving. But not far. Thanks to a father and son, the 207-year-old brick farmhouse that once faced possible demolition is getting a second chance with a life-saving...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • Zach and Megan Butt with Matthew and new baby Caleb, who was born in a Warwick ambulance on Route 501 last week.
    Special delivery: Caleb Butt makes Warwick Ambulance history

    Caleb Butt was born on March 29 at the intersection of Route 501 and Lexington Road, just north of Lititz. If you’re wondering what hospital that might be, there is no hospital there. Caleb was born in...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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