• Andrew and Garrett Lash seem to be saying, "Here, fishy, fishy!"
    84 kids vs. 1,000 fish

    Sportsmen host opening day fun at Riparian Park   It was the first day of trout season along Lititz Run and kids were getting a hands-on lesson in Ichthyology on Saturday. What’s Ichthyology? The study of fish,...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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Locals Ashton Sweitzer, left, and Mika Brzezinski share smiles at Glitz, Sweitzer's shop on Main Street in Lititz .
    Lititz girl with ‘moxie’ on the move

    When author/MSNBC personality/part-time Warwick Township resident Mika Brzezinski said Lititz storekeep Ashton Whitmoyer Sweitzer had “a lot of moxie,” she wasn’t kidding. That assessment wasn’t a surprise around these parts. Local folks have seen her grow up...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Sampling the wares of Fish Brewing Co., from Olympia, Wash. (photos by Mike Shull)
    Beer Fest is back

    Borough council also discusses traffic safety for Warwick Woodlands development Lititz Borough Council played to a full house March 31 when nearly a dozen beer-lovers awaited council’s verdict on the second annual Lititz Craft Beer Fest. “Are...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • SPCA officer Jason Martinez removes carries  from a Rothsville property after a raid seized 19 dogs. (photo courtesy of SPCA)
     Habitual dog hoarding in Rothsville

    Dog law officers responded last week for the third time to a property owned by serial dog hoarder Barbara E. Dienner. The Pennsylvania SPCA’s action in seizing 19 dogs March 27 from Dienner’s property on the 800...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Outside the Spacht Snyder Funeral Home at 127 S. Broad St. are (left to right) Michele DeRosa, Chip Snyder, Doreen Snyder, Bill Spacht, Chad Snyder, and Jackie Adamson. (photo by Laura Knowles)
    Spacht Funeral Home sold

    Bill Spacht couldn’t be happier that his one-time competitor has purchased Spacht Funeral Home in Lititz. On March 25, it was official. Spacht Funeral Home is now Spacht Snyder Funeral Home. “I wouldn’t say that we were...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    Lehmiers will be memorialized at bell dedication

    On Sunday, April 26, two people who lived for the betterment of the Lititz community and its youth will be remembered in a special ceremony. Tom and Mary Lehmier, who died in 2013 and 2010 respectively, will...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    Gone in 70 seconds: Lions annual egg hunt is a Manheim Easter tradition

    Egg hunts are as much a part of Easter activities as colorful flowers, sunrise church services and family gatherings. Families often include egg hunts as part of their celebrations, but they’re also hosted by community groups. The...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," made a surprise visit to Lititz this week. (photo courtesy of MSNBC)
     Lititz shopkeep ‘knows her value’

    Mika Brzezinski pops in for surprise visit Where else but through the Lititz Record Express can you parlay a $13.50 annual subscription into a possible $10,000 bonus? One reader is on the road to doing just that....

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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  • The study of ALS is personal for WHS Science Fair Grand Champion Shohini Banerjee. She presents her research at F&M this week. (photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Science champ finds her passion

    Hopes ALS research leads to improved treatment Shohini Banerjee is always looking for the next opportunity to challenge herself. At 16, the Warwick High School sophomore has poured herself into poetry and classical Indian dance. “That’s where...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Whiskey from the Becker Distillery, once located along Pine Hill Road in Warwick Township, was transported in Conestoga wagons to Delaware for mass distribution in the 19th century. The still house was razed in the early 1980s. (photo courtesy of the Becker family)
     Pine Hill spirits

    History of the Becker Distillery With the recent popularity of whiskey, both locally and nationally, I thought I would use this month’s historical vignette to discuss one of the Lititz area’s lesser-known but important distilleries, the Becker...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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