• The Wilbur factory on North Broad Street seems a bit nondescript without its 125th anniversary banners, which were taken down two weeks ago. Prospective buyers started touring the facility this week.
    What will become of the chocolate factory?

    Experts say it won’t be a manufacturing facility A buyer for the former Wilbur Chocolate manufacturing plant in downtown Lititz is expected to be named on or before April 15. Cargill Inc., which purchased Wilbur for $51...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • (Front, left to right) Terry Gehman and Jamie Hess. (Back, l-r) Bill Jobes, Tom Hobbins, and Denny Sweigart.
    Benefit concert to support Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County

    Will be located next to Lititz Public Library The Ephrata American Legion Cloister Post 429 will be rockin’ like it’s 1964 on April 17. The Velaires, central Pennsylvania’s iconic 1960s classic rock ‘n roll band, will be...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Last fall, Chloe Phillips crossed being chosen Homecoming Queen off her to-do list. Now, she’s working
on becoming an ambassador for the Special Olympics in Lancaster County (Photo by Alan Johnson)
    Spreading the word: Manheim teen shares her experience with Special Olympics

    Manheim Central senior Chloe Phillips’ motto is “the sky’s the limit.” Born with Down Syndrome, her mother, Anne Phillips said that she has not let that define her. “From the first day, her dad, Eric, and I...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Wilbur Map One baseball field
    CBRE named to handle Wilbur building sale

    REDEVELOPMENT IDEAS FOR WILBUR BUILDING INCLUDE multifamily, condo, retail, office, senior living, hotel, AND MORE. Cargill has hired the local CBRE Inc. office as exclusive advisor, offer for sale the Wilbur Chocolate Factory. Wilbur operated this multi-level...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Photo: Enid Martindale Creative Commons/flickr: https://flic.kr/p/cNMpth
    Lititz admits error in lead testing reports

    But tests show water is well within DEP-EPA standards The state Department of Environmental Protection is doing an informal review of Lititz’s testing plans for copper and lead in borough homes. Ryan McGovern, safe drinking water specialist...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • The audience chose JJ Volupas
as 2015’s Mr. Four
Diamonds at last year’s
Warwick Talent Show. To
take part in this year’s voting,
come to the show this
Saturday night. (Photos by Cathy Chapis)
    Talent show will feature area students

      The Warwick High School CIA, Interact, and UNITE clubs are hosting a talent show at the Warwick Middle School auditorium, 401 Maple St., on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Performances include dancing, singing, and humor, along...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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    Aiken is new MC superintendent

    Manheim Central School Board hired a new superintendent Monday night. Assistant Superintendent Peter J. Aiken, who has been in his position for close to two years, will replace Norman Hatten, who is retiring at the end of...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • As record-breaking cold swept through the Eastern U.S., Lititz was enjoying a record turnout at its Fire & Ice Festival. Thousands filled the park and downtown for opening night of the three-day event, and the live ice sculpting was one of the big attractions. Joe DiMartino (above) was one of the artist
    As the temperature dropped, the crowds grew at Fire & Ice

    Temperatures dropped into the teens. A light snow began to fall. Fingers and toes were numb. Eyes peered out of layers of scarves and hats. On a frigid February evening, it seemed that the order for “ice”...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Norman Hatten
    Manheim Central superintendent to retire at the end of school year

    Manheim Central School District’s superintendent will retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year, halfway into his five-year contract. Norman Hatten, 55, notified the school board in an executive session Monday, district spokeswoman Caroline Duda said....

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Fire and Ice Logo, lititz leo club
    All eyes on Friday: Fire & Ice weekend

    Fire & Ice’s 10th anniversary in 2015 was a spectacular and overwhelming success. The daunting question for the past year has been, “How do you top that?” “For Friday night, it’s going to be the lights, and...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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