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    Community tree lighting

    In covering last Friday’s Christmas in the Park tree lighting, photographer Dennis Bicksler noted, “What a beautiful evening and a great crowd. It felt like a movie set with all the people singing carols. Bill Dussinger did...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Ella Ober goes over her Christmas wish list with Santa during “Have Yourself a Merry Lititz Christmas” last Saturday. Photo by Dennis Bicksler.
    Merry Lititz Christmas!

    A day for the kids, made possible by local volunteers   For Hannah Bates, the best part of Have Yourself a Merry Lititz Christmas was the homemade marshmallow she got at Sugar Whipped Bakery. Anabelle Hershey enjoyed...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Four-year-old Maci Sherwood performed “Santa’s Reindeer” at Manheim’s tree lighting in Market
Square on Saturday night. She is the daughter of Ashley and Derek Sherwood, Manheim, and has
been dancing with Cricket’s Performing Arts since she was two. (Photos by Alan Johnson)
    Magical Manheim!

    Borough enjoys a weekend full of holiday activities Manheim is definitely in the holiday mood after a weekend of holiday-themed activities. You’d have to have less holiday spirit than the Grinch if you’re not feeling festive after...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • According to the organizer, there were 384 contestants at this year’s Santa Run 5K.
    Manheim man takes first place at Santa Run

      Manheim’s second annual Santa Run 5K took place on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Manheim Lions Club. The race began and ended in Market Square. Chris McCabe, of Manheim, was the overall first place...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • The Lititz Fire Company ladder truck was a key part of the multi-department response to last week’s fire in Rothsville. (photo by Kirk Neidermyer)
    Lititz Fire Company needs more public support, says chief

    Next ladder truck will cost $1.8 million While Fire & Ice was a hot topic at Tuesday’s Lititz Borough Council meeting, Ron Oettel was there to focus solely on fire — more specifically the future of the...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • An ice sculptor works on one of the Fire & Ice displays during a past festival in Lititz. Attendance for the February event has grown each year, and blocks of Main and Broad streets will be closed for the opening night of the 2017 festival. (photo by Dan Marschka)
    Downtown streets will close for Fire & Ice opening night

    With the Fire & Ice Festival a little more than two months away, Lititz Borough Council agreed to close the first block of East Main Street and two blocks on Broad Street to accommodate the growing event’s...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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    Bringing a little Christmas magic to children’s hospital

    Film producer Kevin Carvell will share a special presentation of the holiday family film “The Christmas Dragon” with patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. “Penn State Children’s Hospital and Child Life very much appreciate Kevin...

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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  • Ron Reedy, pictured with his wife Brenda, was the grand marshal in the 2007 Fourth of July parade.
    Lititz legend: Mourning the loss of Ron Reedy

    “Lititz is the finest community in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” This was the proud sentiment that occupied the mind of Ron Reedy when he was chauffeured through the streets of his hometown as grand marshal of the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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    What a rush!

    Colton Miller amassed 140 yards and two touchdowns as Warwick’s Midget A team ran past the Black Knights of Hempfield on its way to a 21-0 win and the Red Rose League Championship Saturday night. The frozen...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Luke and Mary Martin may live in Lititz, but their hearts will
always be in Vietnam, where they worked as missionaries during
the war. Luke recently wrote a book about it, and a signing is
planned at Landis Homes Dec. 12. (Photo by Laura Knowles)
    Memories of Vietnam: Missionary recalls life amid war in new book

    There is a line in the musical “Miss Saigon” that touched a chord with Luke Martin. “But now I know I’m caught, I’ll never leave Vietnam.” Martin, 83, understands this well. He has been living in the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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