• Photo courtesy of Mary Lynn Lavender Mary Lynn Lavender of Lititz delivered the invocation at Donald Trump's presidential rally on Saturday.
    Lititz woman delivers invocation at Trump rally

    He’s tall and gregarious. He was wearing a pink tie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And he wasn’t orange. Those were some of the initial impressions Lititz resident Mary Lynn Lavender had of Republican presidential...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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    Fun fall gala: Ticket sales support Lititz

    October has arrived, and with it an aura of mystery. Who is that dashing young man with the Errol Flynn ‘stache over at the bar? Is that elegant enchantress on the dance floor who I think it...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Ted Neeley, as Jesus, in the 1973 film "Jesus Christ Superstar"
    ‘Superstar’ coming to Lititz

      Rock opera lead will appear at Penn Cinema Ted Neeley, who portrayed Jesus in the 1973 rock opera film “Jesus Christ Superstar,” will be visiting Lititz’s Penn Cinema on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. “It’s a...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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    Balmer crowned Farm Show Queen

        The 63rd annual Manheim Community Farm Show kicked off on Monday. Opening ceremonies included crowning of the Farm Show Queen, Junior Queen, and Princesses, and remarks from elected officials and the state Secretary of Agriculture....

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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    Memoir revisits terrifying world of early 20th century Russia

    Lititz teacher Sherry Ostroff has lived a normal, quiet, American life. A Philadelphia native, Ostroff became a teacher and taught in the Lancaster School District for many years, as well as private schools, and Lancaster Community College....

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • Handing out refreshments in the homebrew competition area.
    Cheers to another great Beer Fest

    East Main Street was packed with people by the time music started to fill the downtown air during the third Lititz Craft Beer Fest. Volunteers manned entry lines as thousands of brew fans filtered in to the...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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    Lititz Craft Beer Fest: The beers

    You have to be dedicated to try every beer at beer fest. This is definitely true at the Lititz Craft Beer Festival, which took place on Sunday, September 25. The event brought more than 125 beers (and...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • The new Wilbur Chocolate retail store and museum will be open for business in time for Chocolate Walk, Oct. 8.
    New Wilbur store to open in time for Chocolate Walk

    Officials say the new Wilbur Chocolate retail store and museum will be ready to open on schedule Oct. 8 in time for the annual Lititz Chocolate Walk. Wilbur Chocolate owner, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, targeted the date...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • The Springs Theatre (the building to the left of the Parkview Hotel) was the home of Lititz vaudeville for a brief time in 1911.
    Lititz’s short-lived entertainment venue

    March of 1911 proved to be an important month for live entertainment in Lititz, for that was when The Springs Theatre prepared for its grand opening on North Broad Street. The venue occupied the former building of...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Janice Ballenger as deputy coroner was photographed praying following her experience at the West Nickel Mines Amish school massacre (photo courtesy of The Washington Post).
    Ten years later: Remembering the Nickel Mines Amish school massacre

    On Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, I stood inside the West Nickel Mines Amish one-room school house, desperately searching for one square tile on the floor that didn’t have a speck of bright red blood on it. I...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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