• Dennis Denenberg (left), co-author of "50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet,” presents a revised second edition book to Manheim Central Middle School sixth grade students Nick Haas (center) and Kaylee Neff (right). The students re-created a wax museum portrayal of heroes for the presentation. Haas portrayed Milton Hershey, and Neff portrayed Joan of Arc. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Manheim Central sixth graders focus on heroes

    Sixth grade students at Manheim Central Middle School revisited an earlier lesson on heroes on Monday, Dec. 19. The occasion was a visit from retired Manheim Central educator and administrator and Millersville University educator, Dennis Denenberg. He’s...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Kris and Shanelle Lee are key part of the Heritage Tree Farm in Rothsville. Christmas trees are a year-round business, but the workload multiplies from November 1 until the week before Christmas.
    Rothsville’s Christmas tree heritage

    Christmas tree farming is a very slow kind of agriculture. Plant a tree this coming spring and you’ll have to wait until 2025 before you have a nice, marketable eight-foot blue spruce, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, or...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Detective Theresa Stauffer and Chief David Steffen of Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department have been busy wrapping presents for this year’s Blue Christmas. Photo by Laura Knowles
    This Blue Christmas is one full of smiles

    Regional police officers become ‘Santa’s Helpers’ for local families in need This year will be a Blue Christmas for some children in Northern Lancaster County. And that’s a good thing. The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Jamie ‘Elfie’ Guffey
    Christmas card

    Jamie Guffey, who delivers mail in the Second Avenue area, has assumed the persona of ‘Elfie’ during her Christmas rounds. It’s been a busy season for local carriers, but Guffey delivers each letter, card and package with...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • This photo of Rev. I. W. Bobst with his family was taken around 1891. Bobst delivered the Christmas sermon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 1891. His son Elmer (seated in front of his father) was chairman of the board of Warner Lambert and was responsible for bringing the pharmaceutical factory that still produces Listerine to Lititz in the 1950s.
    Memories of Christmas past

    How did the town of Lititz celebrate Christmas exactly 125 years ago in 1891? President Benjamin Harrison was in office and the Wrigley Company was founded in Chicago. That year also saw the birth of celebrities Cole...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Rolling Hills Daisey Troop 71446 sings carols at the General Sutter Inn.
    Sounds of the Season

     

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Three years ago, Rick Motz decided to kick his display up a few notches by adding music to his light show. Before that it was just lots of colored lights glittering in the wintry night.
    It’s the Motz wonderful time of the year

    Wendy and Rich Motz were not expecting hundreds of visitors to their Laurel Avenue home on Dec. 3. They had cookies and hot chocolate all ready for the huge crowd that gathered outside their house for the...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Walter C. Popejoy
    Walt Popejoy, owned Benner’s Pharmacy, dies

    Walter C. Popejoy, better known as “Walt,” the man who owned and operated Benner’s Pharmacy at 40 E. Main St. for nearly 30 years, died at home Monday in the company of his family. He was 72....

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Madeline Erickson with the German stars and feather trees she crafts At The Christmas folk Art Show. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Holiday traditions continue, begin in Manheim

    Christmas in Manheim celebrations continued this past weekend with two events — the Manheim Historical Society’s Christmas Folk Art Show and the Lancaster Liederkranz’s Christkindlmarkt. The Christmas Folk Art Show has become a holiday tradition for both artisans...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Max Isernia buys old audio equipment, works his magic on it, and sells it to his appreciative buyers.
    The sound man of Manheim: Vintage and high-end audio shop opens downtown

    Adriano Isernia has always loved music. He grew up around it; his uncle is a singer and all his siblings can sing and play instruments. “I haven’t met an Italian that doesn’t sing or play,” said Isernia....

    • Posted December 9, 2016
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