• Gettin’ Crafty

    “We had to make some adjustments because the park was too wet,” said Tom Oehme, who has been coordinating the Lititz Rotary Club’s Craft Show for 38 of its 39 years. Those changes involved moving the vendors...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Warwick Little League gets new dugouts

    The fields may be empty and soggy, and the smell of fresh-cut lumber lingers, but the new baseball dugouts at the Elizabeth Township Park ball field will certainly be a hit when the new season starts. Trail...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Their hearts ‘Wil-bur’st

    Family of local chocolate patriarch recalls early days of factory Local artisan Steve de Perrot tried unsuccessfully over the years to get a look inside the Wilbur Chocolate factory where his industrious grandfather had played a key...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • ‘Covering’ the Lititz sinkhole

     Sinkhole Commentary BY Patrick Burns I’ve covered dozens of newspaper beats dating back to the 1990s. The most memorable — besides Darby Borough, where I once phoned in my council meeting story from Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital after...

    • Posted July 29, 2018
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  • Coming soon to Ephrata: Pour Man’s Brewing

    “Coming soon” is a relative term when it comes to a brewery opening. Over my almost two decades of writing about beer, wine, and spirits I’ve never once witnessed a brewery open for their initial planned deadline....

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Worlds collide

    ‘Sicario’  Not many movie studios wanted to go up against “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in its second week, so new releases were limited this past weekend. I chose to see “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” knowing little...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Lighting up Lititz

    The stage is set for the year’s biggest party in Lititz, and you are invited. The annual Independence Day celebration in Lititz Springs Park takes place on July 4. And as in previous years, organizers have a...

    • Posted June 27, 2018
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  • Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors

    The sixth annual Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors (PAWW) was held on May 12, 2018, to raise awareness and funds for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., the nonprofit organization that assists Pennsylvania’s own wounded warriors. Recently, the...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Your 2018 Queen of Candles court

    This year marks the 77th Queen of the Candles Pageant. The pageant is sponsored by Listrak and arranged by the Lititz Woman’s Club. Twelve young ladies, who are all members of the Warwick High School class of...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • The ‘Right-to-No’ law

      The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole recently  refused a Right-to-Know request for denied-parole documentation for Joy O’Shea Woomer. The case offers an example of the latitude some government agencies have on Right-to-Know requests. Woomer  has served almost 10 years of a...

    • Posted June 19, 2018
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