• Webelos Scout Connor Avery (left) welcomes new Lions Den
Scout Austin Chmiel to Lititz Cub Scout Pack 44, using the Cub
Scout handshake. (Photo by Rick Reitz)
    Cub Scout Pack 44 welcomes kindergartners in new pilot program

    Lions Den is a new pilot program in which kindergarten-aged boys can explore Cub Scouting. Lititz Cub Scout Pack 44 was recently chosen to test the pilot program this fall. “Pack 44 was invited to participate in the...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Taxing questions

    How will redevelopment at former Wilbur factory impact income for school district, borough, county? By Patrick Burns Sure, we’re all anxious to hear the winning bid to see what will move into Wilbur Chocolate’s 11.3-acre, three-parcel property...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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    Countdown to Chocolate Walk

    New Wilbur store will be open in eight weeks By Stephen Seeber Construction fencing went up last week, work on the new chocolate store began Monday, and the plan for selling Wilbur Buds at 45 N. Broad...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Amber Kelly, one of the Next Step inaugural class members, helps beautify the program’s headquarters
on South Penn Street in Manheim. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Manheim Central students ready to take the Next Step

    Even though summer vacation is winding down, five Manheim Central High School students are looking forward to the new school year. They’ll be the first students in a new program the district is launching that’s known as...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Randy "Hoss" Caldwell
    Organization offers hope for aging bikers, hot rodders

    After Randy “Hoss” Caldwell was injured in a motorcycle accident, he had a lot of reasons to be bitter. “I limp,” Caldwell said. “I had my left shoulder and left knee replaced. I now have a lot...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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    New book a ‘sign’ of hope for local author

    Local resident N. Clair Clawser has spent over 50 years traveling the highways and thoroughfares of Pennsylvania documenting town markers. And now, he recently completed his second book “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks,”...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Henry H. and Henry R. Gibbel of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company, located at the square in downtown Lititz, have a passion for local education.
    Giving back is the Gibbel creed

    Henry H. Gibbel and his son Henry R. Gibbel are both firm believers in education. The elder Gibbel is chairman of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company, while his son is president and chief executive officer. The fourth generation...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Ken Martin thanks Weinoldt, one of Lititz's newest officers, for his service.
    National Night Out fosters sense of community

    Lititz Borough police officer Tyler Weinoldt got a hero’s welcome when he showed up at the National Night Out block party on East Fourth Street, near Locust, Tuesday evening. He also got pasta salad, tortellini, fresh fruit,...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Beth Brunner's blue rain poncho came in handy on Saturday. "Nothing you can do about rain," the event organizer said.
    Watercolors: Storm shortens art show; rain interrupts judging

    The 50th Lititz Outdoor Art Show started off with hazy sunshine and steamy heat. By 2 p.m., Lititz Springs Park was awash with rain. Not just a few sprinkles. It was really raining. “This isn’t the first...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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    Picking up the pieces after Manheim Downtown Development Group folds

    Now that Manheim Downtown Development Group has officially folded, what will become of the various community events the organization hosted and the economic development activities it was involved in? Launched as a volunteer effort in 2000, MDDG’s...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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