• 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 Sinkhole

     Sinkhole Commentary 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 a brawl among...

    • 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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  • Museum’s ‘newsiest’ exhibit

    Extra! Extra! The History of the Newspaper in Lititz exhibit runs through December 2019 With a population of just over 4,000 in the 1930s, you wouldn’t expect a community like Lititz to have three separate newspapers. “It...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Historic Lititz flagpole retrieval set for THIS FRIDAY, May 25

    Historic Lititz flagpole retrieval set for THIS FRIDAY, May 25 Flagpole will mark future site of Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County   A century-old flagpole that stood at Lititz Elementary School for most of those years...

    • Posted May 24, 2018
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