• 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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  •  Oinkin’

    Is there a more ridiculous stretch of highway than the short, five-lane stretch of 501 running south from Kissel Hill? OK, I’ll concede that driving between the square and Lincoln Avenue in Lititz is pretty much like...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  •  Divide and conquer

    Politics Matters Charles and David Koch have pledged to spend $889M – that’s almost $1 billion – on the 2016 election in support of GOP candidates. That’s more than the three Republican national committees combined spent in...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • The bitter cold may not be appealing to everyone, but it does offer moments of beauty for local photographers. This photo of Erb's Covered Bridge was taken over the weekend, between snow storms. (photo by Dennis Bicksler)
    Send me a letter

    I can’t believe I had to take the “s” off of our Letters to the Editor banner. Thank you, Steve Bartle, for sharing an opinion this week. Dear neighbors, I once again encourage you to participate in...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  •  State of the union suit

    While the President and Congress continue to spew rhetoric, most of America is left in the cold. Get out your long underwear, Lititz, because the local chill could dwell far beyond winter if Susquehanna Bank is downsized....

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  •  It’s so cold out…

    I haven’t seen this many teens since I chaperoned a prom dance. I’m talking temperature, not hormone-fueled jitterbugging to the latest Pat Boone ditty. I’m used to traffic delays behind Amish buggies, but sled dogs during rush...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • The only thing the studio refs  lack are Carnac the Magnificent hats and  dramatic drum rolls to spice up their farcical “predictions” that miss the mark about half the time.
    Armchair Angst

    Disclaimer: As a former Eagles season ticket-holder from Philadelphia, I hate the Dallas Cowboys. I’m amazed and angered by the NFL. The absurd officiating, the TV propaganda, and the willingness of fans to accept as fact anything...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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