• Pretzel Fest: fun for a good cause

    Tickets still available for May 6 event Lititz has been the birthplace of pretzel bakeries in America since Julius Sturgis rolled his first “bretzel” in 1861. At one time, Lititz was home to six pretzel bakeries. Even...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • These German students, enjoying a day in Lititz Springs Park with their hosts, are wrapping up their visit here this week. The exchange between Warwick High School and König-Karlmann Gymnasium in Altötting started in 1989. (Left to right) Laura Merwald, Alexis Sheely, Theresa Schwarz, Tamina Hantschmann, Lauren Sabol, and Abbi Clauser. Photo by Laura Knowles
    PA Germans: Warwick-Altötting exchange going strong since 1989

    Lauren Sabol and Theresa Schwarz are sisters. Not blood sisters, but two girls with a special bond. Sabol is a Warwick High School junior who spent three weeks in Altötting, Germany, last summer. She lived with the...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Scholastic Writing Award winner Gabriel Crouch has been offered a poetry scholarship by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ten years ago he was a 7-year-old cancer patient receiving chemotherapy treatments in Hershey.
    The soul of a young writer

    Cancer survivor will join classmates at Friday’s Mini-THON Gabriel Crouch is a writer who can climb into the souls of those he writes about, whether it is an aging widower who mourns the loss of his beloved...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Debbie Hevener (left) and Marcia Lefever are among the dedicated volunteers at Matthew 25. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Matthew 25 makes top 10

    Thrift store has raised more than $2.5 million for charity since opening in 2000 For years, locals have known of the gems that can be found at Matthew 25. But now, the popular downtown thrift shop is...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Taste of Lititz tickets go on sale May 1

    Taste of Lititz has been scheduled for Friday, June 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., on Main and Broad streets in downtown Lititz. Taste of Lititz is a street festival that serves as the main fundraising event...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Special edition T-shirts were provided to the Boy Scouts who participated in the annual overnight camporee and spring cleanup day at Lititz Springs Park on Saturday morning.
    Park pride / Scouts help clean up Lititz

    Zachary Beale (left) and Carter Newman pay close attention to volunteer Ian Schouten as he explains the finer points of picnic table construction at the Boy and Girl Scouts annual Lititz Springs Park clean-up day April 8....

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Woodridge Swim Club board member Jeff McSparren is the coordinator of the upcoming beer fest hosted at the club. Photo by Rochelle Shenk.
    Woodridge Swim Club to host beer fest May 6

    Woodridge Swim Club will host a beer fest Saturday, May 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. Held rain or shine, the event is open to the public and it will be held on the grounds of the...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Photo by Melissa Mortimer Mark Hough, Venture Lititz board member and Warwick softball coach, is calling for volunteers to join his team in cleaning up the downtown Saturday, April 22.
    Grab a broom and join the fun!

    Downtown cleanup ties in with community weekend The Great American Cleanup is April 22, and volunteers are needed to help tidy downtown Lititz. “Our goal is to not only get people out, but to have them bring...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Keith Rothermel, an assistant chief with the Brickerville Fire Company, detected his prostate cancer early thanks to a PSA test available to local volunteer firefighters.
    Lifesaving saved his life

    Local firefighter’s volunteer physical catches cancer early Firefighters save lives. In the case of Keith Rothermel, being a firefighter may have saved his. The 19-year veteran firefighter of the Brickerville Volunteer Fire Company took part in a...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Seventy-year choir trumpeter John Smith, 88, with niece and 20-year choir veteran Carolyn Weidman.
    The sound of Easter morning

    A Lititz Moravian tradition since 1771 They are a family — literally and physically — and one that documents its roots in generations. They are brass playing musicians — husbands, wives, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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