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    Newport Commons fire could have been catastrophic

      Last week’s big fire in the Newport Commons development was Lititz’s second smoking-related fire in the past month. Local firefighters spent Monday night assessing the response, talking about firewalls, and reiterating the need for public diligence....

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Veteran Lady Warriors seek playoff run

        Chrissy Casella has just one wish for her Warwick girls soccer team. “Our freshmen through our seniors, none of them have ever made it to the post-season and it breaks my heart because they’re such...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Horse power

    Spectators at Sunday’s Lancaster Polo Club’s match lined the length of the comfortable, tree-covered sidelines. The shade provided a cool view to watch the four-on-four match versus Delaware Polo Club on a sun-baked Forney Field. Groups of...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Nicole Esposito, in the blond wig, performing “Dance at the Gym” in West Side Story at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Dutch Apple)
    Esposito swings ‘West Side Story’

    When “West Side Story” opened at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Thursday, Aug. 6, one young actress was poised to step in wherever she could. Nicole Esposito, who grew up in the shadows of Lancaster Airport, was...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Ephrata Main screening Aerosmith, Hall & Oates concert films

    Community Arts Foundation of Ephrata (CAFÉ) will show two concert films, Aerosmith at Donington Park, UK and Hall & Oats in Dublin, Ireland, at Ephrata Main Theatre in the coming weeks (Aug. 22 and Sept. 11, respectively)....

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • BB&T, which acquired Lititz-based  Susquehanna Bank, plans to rename  Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden and call it the BB&T Center
    BB&T officially acquires Susquehanna

    BB&T Corp.’s takeover of Lititz-based Susquehanna Bancshares is complete. After receiving necessary regulatory approvals last month, BB&T completed the acquisition Saturday and as part of the agreement, integrated Susquehanna into BB&T’s Branch Banking and Trust Company segment. ...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Steve Bartle flashes a smile after he and Sophie, a Shih Tzu, won the Owner/Dog Look-Alike category in the eighth edition of the Dog Days Dog Show at the Lititz Farmers Market on Saturday. This “just for fun” event featured 18 local dogs and their best friends. The Farmers Market resumes this Saturday at 8 a.m
    Canine clone

    The Lititz Farmers Market hosted its annual Dog Days Dog Show Saturday, and judges Jan D’Imperio and Laura and Matt Mandell had no trouble figuring out who Steve Bartle brought to the show — his twin of...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire opens this weekend

      The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will celebrate its 35th anniversary season with the return of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine reigning over the mirth and merriment planned for their arrival. The festivities planned for the 13-week...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Manheim Historical Society volunteer Bill Hackman scrapes whitewash from the logs in the interior of the Keath House. Deteriorated chinking has already been removed from between the logs in preparation for replacement with a modern material. The white material under his arms and in the upper right of the photo is original chinking that will remain in place. Photo by Rochelle Shenk)
    Restoration effort continues on Manheim Historical Society’s Keath House

      Manheim Historical Society volunteers are working on the next step of the first phase of a project to restore the interior of the Keath House. The 18th century log home is located along East High Street,...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Toast of the tailgaters

      Polo parties include watermelon margaritas and Macedonian baklava It was a toasty day for a tailgate at the Rothsville polo grounds. With temperatures inching into the high 90s on Sunday, it was a challenge for Mark...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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