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    Blankenbiller named Kentucky Colonel

    Kathy Blankenbiller, Joan Crawford, Omar Bradley, George H. W. Bush, Winston Churchill, Bob Hope, and Elvis Presley all have one thing in common. They are all Kentucky Colonels. Gov. Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky honored the local...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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    Mousetis, Madonna will marry in July

    Sarah Mousetis, of Lititz, and Matt Madonna, of Lancaster, recently announced their engagement. Sarah is the daughter of John and Adele Mousetis, of Lititz. She is a graduate of Warwick High School, Shippensburg University and has a...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Keeners married 50 years

    Bob and Joanne Kettering Keener, of Lititz, celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 20. They were married on that date in 1965 by Rev. Daniel Kettering, Joanne’s father, at the Conewago Church of the Brethren. They have...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Births – Reported June 25, 2015

    BEAMESDERFER, Heather, Manheim, and Doug J. Gillenwater, Willow Street, a son, at Women & Babies Hospital, June 17. BOYERS, Judy Lambert, and Michael G. Murphy, Manheim, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, June 16. BROWN, Mackenzie,...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • The Ringgold Band, pictured here during a performance in Lititz Springs Park, will provide the patriotic music for the Brickerville United
Lutheran picnic July 4.
    Picnic will honor vets, commemorate Vietnam war

    The community is invited to attend Brickerville United Lutheran’s picnic on Saturday, July 4, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The picnic will take place at the church’s shaded grove, located at 340 E. 28th Division Highway, on...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Michele Walter Fry is not a fan of picnics, but she is a huge fan of chicken salad. Give one of her
recipes a try this July 4th.
    Chicken salad for the picky picnicker

    I’m not a picnic person — they should be banned. It’s usually a sea of mayonnaise: Amish macaroni salad, potato salad, chicken salad, deviled eggs. You load up a wafery paper plate and sit in the hot sun...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Tortoise Franky-Lynn and her owner Jennifer Grebinger were reunited on June 6. (Photos by Jesse Rothacker)
    Shell-ebration! – Lost tortoise reunited with family

      Jesse Rothacker, founder of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, recently helped a family reunite with their lost pet — a 36-pound, 11-year-old African spurred tortoise. The tortoise, Franky-Lynn, had been missing from the home of her owners, a...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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    Tour Buckhill Farms on June 27

    Buckhill Farms CSA will hold an open house and farm tour on Saturday, June 27. Join Farmers Andrew Buckwalter and Coral Hotte, along with members of the Buckhill Farm team, along with Beekeeper Lori Stahl, who will...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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    Gennett, Hartwell to marry

    Renee Gennett and Christopher Hartwell, both of Ephrata, recently announced their engagement. Renee is the daughter of Ted and Karen Gennett of Lititz. She is a 2005 graduate of Warwick High School. She is employed by World...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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    Births – Reported June 18, 2015

    BEILER, John Michael and Marlene (Riehl), Leola, a son, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, June 9. BOWERS, Christopher M. and Kelly (Andes), Lititz, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, June 10. FREDERICK, Bradley and...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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