• Letter to the Editor: A Remarkable Baseball Story

    Editor, I was once taught a lesson of such significance that I have reflected on it throughout my life and continue to find new inspiration and meaning from it. I say that I was taught this lesson,...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Dave Bucher
    A Paean to Paul

    It was in ‘92, as I was about to set off for a motorcycle tour around Great Britain, that Paul Pendyck changed my life. Back then we were all drinking Bud or Miller or PBR or Schlitz...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Steven Seeber, Editor
    A week of tricks and treats

    Oct. 29 It was a gloomy Thursday morning, just a few hours removed from National Chocolate Day and me writing about the stability of Wilbur Chocolate in Lititz, when the sad news arrived. A hundred people are...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Letter to the Editor: Veterans’ Day

    Editor, Record Express, Today we honor and salute all of the man American veterans who throughout our history have unselfishly placed their lives on the line for freedom. On every Veterans Day, we remember our “doughboys” from...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Steve Seeber
    Summer is Unofficially Over

    School is back in session at Warwick, just in time to get ready for Halloween. Every year, the discussion is rehashed — is it better to start school before or after Labor Day? It’s a colorful debate,...

    • Posted September 11, 2015
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  • 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)

    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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