• Wolfman Jack on WNBC AM Radio In New York City, August,
1973. (Photo by John Sapiro)
    A voice from the darkness

    I’m checking here to see if the reading public can go back in time to their growing up years. I had previously written about entertainment we kids had in the good old days. I realize that today’s...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • A monarch butterly and its larva (caterpillar). - Original artwork by Al Spoo
    The mysteries of monarch migration

    One of my readers called me last summer to inform me that monarch larvae were eating her parsley; she said she can prove that they don’t stick to a milkweed diet. I tried to tell her that...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • A suicide knob (spinner knob, necking knob) graces the left side of the steering wheel of this 1958
Fury. The attachment made one-handed driving a breeze.
    Bring back the suicide knob

    Let’s go back to the 60s for a few minutes. Being a young man with a car, there were certain requirements to fit into the upwardly mobile crowd of the day. It didn’t matter if your vehicle...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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  • Charlie Hample (LNP photo)
    Open-minded

    The primary election is less than a month away, and while this warm-up for November is usually a real snoozer around here, there might be an interesting storyline developing in the cross-filing of school board candidate Charlie...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • John T. Weber and his wife Olivia (Bemesderfer) Weber were the parents of nine children. In the above photo John and Olivia are seated
in the foreground with their children (back row, left to right) Vera, Mary, Benjamin, Harvey, Edgar, Ruth, and Bessie. Flora and Walter died
as young children. The photo was taken at a family outing at Lititz Springs Park. (Photo courtesy of Gary Shelly)
    J.T. Weber: Manheim’s multi-tasker

        John Taylor Weber was a truly remarkable citizen of his time, (1859-1937), considering his abilities as a multi-tasker and over achiever. J.T., as he was known to friends, operated one of two general stores in...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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     Make wealth, not war

    Even though most living Americans weren’t even born until after World War II, we seem stuck in celebrating and re-celebrating its glory. True, it wasn’t all patriotism and sacrifice and bravery, as there were profiteers and draft...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • The chef sculpture outside of Zest! on East Main Street. (photo by Dick Wanner)
    The ice was nice

    I had to chuckle last week when someone said, “It’s too cold for Fire & Ice.” The sub-zero wind chill turned out to be perfect weather for the festival’s 10th anniversary, and there was definitely no fear...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • Bill Young ran the Lititz Record Express from the late 1930s through 1961, when he retired.
     From the heart

    Thank you to all who took the time to enter our “I Heart LR” campaign. We’ll be picking a winner at 7:05 p.m. at our Fire & Ice booth in Lititz Springs Park. Stop by to join...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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     A decade of Fire & Ice

    Ten years… so hard to believe it has been 10 years. This year is a special one for me personally because my co-founder and friend, Tammy Boltz, is coming back to help me judge in the Chili...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  •  Emerge from the darkness (a response to Oinkin’)

    Editor, Record Express, In regard to “Oinkin’ Dave Bucher,” published in the Feb. 5 edition of our beloved Lititz Record Express (page A15): The two lanes heading in a northern direction up the hill on Route 501,...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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