• Local scouts collected 18,500 pounds of food on Saturday. (photo by Stan Hall)
    Sunday driving on Wednesday morning

    It’s 18 degrees and my car seat is freezing. At the same time, there’s a guy in Buffalo shoveling his SUV out of six feet of snow. A late night order of beef lo mein and a...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Ivan Putski
    Holiday blur amid the brrrr

    Dust off your union suits, folks, here comes the polar vortex! Sounds menacing, doesn’t it? Like a professional wrestler. Ivan Putski better find his sukmana, because the Polish Hammer is no match for this encroaching pocket of...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Lighting up Halloween

    Lions respond to parade change critics Letter to the community, The Lititz Lions Club has been serving the Lititz community for over 73 years. The Club wants to continue that service by again sponsoring the 2014 Halloween...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ammon K. Gibble (1897-1918)
    A tribute to Ammon K. Gibble

    Ammon K. Gibble, who resided on a farm outside of town, was the first boy from the Manheim community to lose his life in France during World War I. He was less than one month short of...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Marriage equality comes to Pennsylvania

    When U.S. District Judge John E. Jones, III, recently issued his decision overturning Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, reactions from religious communities were quite varied. The morning after the ruling was made public, and even before Governor...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Do you know what your kids are into?

    It’s every parent’s nightmare. To come home and your child is supposed to be there and they’re not. I can’t imagine, as a father of two children, experiencing that. And then to have information coming from neighbors...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Skunks of the butterfly world: The black swallowtail

    The Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyexenes, is a butterfly that is not as common as it was 40 years ago, but it is usually seen every year. There are two broods, and the only difference is that the...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Working to streamline tax codes for small businesses

    Most can agree the process of filing taxes each year can be overwhelming. For Pennsylvania business owners; however, “overwhelming” may seem like an understatement. Small businesses oftentimes spend thousands of dollars hiring tax experts and are burdened...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Hunger Garden opening highlights charitable food efforts

    On April 29, I was honored to join members of the General Assembly’s Hunger Caucus and hunger advocates from across the state to break ground for the fifth growing season for the Capitol Hunger Garden in Harrisburg....

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Making ‘America’s pastime’ possible

     Local veterans invited to Salute to Veterans event It has been said there is nothing more American than baseball. The national pastime has evolved with our country, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Its popularity...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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