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    Banding together!

    Cavalcade of Bands scores Manheim Central Marching Barons hosted a Cavalcade of Bands competition on Oct. 29 at Elden Rettew Stadium. The results were as follows: American Division: first place, Greencastle-Antrim, 88.35; second place, Camp Hill, 87.65;...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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    High five in Warwick Township

    Rock Lititz Hotel gets OK for height increase The up-and-coming Rock Lititz Hotel will now be able to have five floors. At the Oct. 19 meeting of Warwick Township Supervisors, the allowed height for buildings in the...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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    A night to remember: Halloween stars under the stars

    Photos by Dennis Bicksler The Lititz Halloween Parade’s return to nighttime was well-received, judging from the crowd that lined East Main Street for an hour of creative costumed entertainment and all the Tootsie Rolls they could grab....

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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    Officials caution kids and parents amid ‘scary clown’ phenomenon as Halloween approaches

    Real clowns impacted by negative public reaction A spotlight in recent months, even wrangled over during the vitriolic Trump-Clinton debates, has emerged on police profiling. And while political views vary, there’s one group the public appears united...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Photo by Laura Knowles Junior Council member Emma Phillips made a birthday cake for Mayor Tim Snyder. Everyone in council chambers got a slice during Tuesday night’s meeting.
    Borough council on the fence about closing part of East Main for Fire & Ice

    To close Main Street, or not to close. That was the question at Tuesday evening’s Lititz Borough Council meeting, when organizers for February’s Fire & Ice Festival requested closing East Main Street from Broad to Water Street....

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Sitting atop the arched bridge in Lititz Springs Park, Nicole Jackson, secretary and co-founder of the Sweet Pea Project, reads the names of loved ones lost as candles honoring their memories are placed in the stream.
    The club no one wants to join

    Hundreds pay tribute to their Sweet Peas during touching ceremony in Lititz Springs Park As the sun set in pink and orange at Lititz Springs Park, tiny candles of light flickered in the stream. As a guitar...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Democratic candidates Christina Hartman (Congress) and Charlie Klein (State House) shared their political views with local voters during a Second Friday meet and greet in downtown Lititz
    Democrats enjoy strong turnout at meet and greet

    Local Democratic candidates Christina Hartman and Charlie Klein were in town during Second Friday for a meet and greet at Lititz Framing & Fine Arts. George Sayles, owner of the North Broad Street business, invited the two...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Taylor Noll (left) was crowned Manheim Central’s 2016 Homecoming Queen on Friday evening during MC’s football match-up versus Ephrata. Last year’s Queen, Chloe Phillips (right), proudly helped Taylor into her tiara.
    Noll crowned Homecoming Queen

    Taylor Noll was crowned Manheim Central’s 2016 Homecoming Queen on Friday evening during MC’s football match-up versus Ephrata. Last year’s winner, Chloe Phillips, proudly helped Taylor into her tiara. Taylor was escorted by Caleb Weaver. Maria Carvell...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • The new Wilbur retail store opened last Friday, following a Thursday night preview for local officials. Photo by Beers + Hoffman Architects
    Officials get sneak peek at new Wilbur store Thursday, opens to public Friday

    The unmistakable aroma of chocolate filled the air as excited visitors savored a preview of the new Wilbur Chocolate retail store last Thursday afternoon. Among the dozens of visitors to the new 3,000-square-foot shop — which includes...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Lititz last week, stopping to chat with voters at Cafe Chocolate. Photo by Ron Oettel
    Pence makes campaign stop at Cafe Chocolate on Wednesday

    Lititz Fire Chief Ron Oettel received a curious call at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from the Lititz Police Department. “I have something top secret to say,” the caller started, “and you cannot reveal it...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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