• Fourth of July celebrations in Lititz Springs Park date back to 1818, making the local tradition the second oldest in the nation behind Bristol, Rhode Island. Perhaps these park loungers from yesteryear are reminiscing about the homemade fireworks from the summer of '18.
    Party like it’s 1818!

    Memories of summer days in the park may seem frozen in time while we bundle up against the chill of January, but the warm embrace of Lititz’s Fourth of July is closer than you think. This year’s...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Cindy Roof was flipping pancakes Sunday morning at the Baron Stiegel Lions Club benefit breakfast at the Brickerville Fire Hall. The four-times a year breakfast has been a village tradition for more than 30 years.
    Breakfast in Brickerville

    Baron Stiegel Lions keep winter bellies warm four Sundays a year Four times a year, in November, January, February and March, a crew of volunteers spends a good part of a Saturday setting up the Brickerville Fire...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Lititz artist John Wenger created this painting of the Park View Hotel in the 1980s.
    History of the Park View Hotel

    In June of 1900, a gentleman named Hiram Holtzhouse opened a brand new restaurant on North Broad Street in Lititz. This business venture, complete with a trolley terminus, would be the perfect location for both travelers and...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Exotic Istanbul, Turkey, is one of many stops on the Southern European Tour
    Travelogue heads to southern Europe

    The next Rotary Club of Lititz Travel and Adventure Series will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St., Lititz. There will be two showings, at 2 and...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Mathew Jekelski blows air into a ball of hot glass while Jeremy Friedly carefully holds the delicate creation.
    S. Clyde Weaver partners with Stiegel Glassworks for unique lighting

    S. Clyde Weaver’s store and café at 5253 Main St., East Petersburg, has a new look in its café. Renovations that began in September were completed in December with the installation of four pendant lights, crafted by...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • When Brehany Kern 7lbs 5 ounces 10:41AM in Lititz to Mr Mrs Kern of Lancaster
    First baby of 2017

    A bundle of joy named Wren was born to proud parents Autumn and Josh Kern at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz on New Year’s Day at 10:42 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Pork and sauerkraut is serious business in Lancaster County on
New Year’s Day. Enjoy a pork and kraut buffet at Lititz Church of
the Brethren from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are necessary and
can be purchased at McElroy’s, Stauffers, Lititz Mutual Insurance
Co., through the church office, or at the door.
    Ring in the new year with pork ‘n’ kraut!

    Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 W. Orange St., will hold its 18th annual pork and sauerkraut New Year’s Day meal on Sunday, Jan. 1. The food will be served, buffet-style, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m....

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Aimee Ketchum unveiled her app, Aimee’s Babies Word Gap
Challenge, in New Orleans recently at the Zero to Three Conference.
    Lititz businesswoman unveils app to help span word gap

    Technology is so much a part of our lives today. Want to pay for metered parking or track your workout? There are apps for that. Lititz business owner Aimee Ketchum unveiled an app to help bridge the...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • The bouldering wall at Lititz recROC is currently under construction.
    Rock Lititz to open gym inspired by ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Jan. 1

    Starting Jan. 1, a gym on the Rock Lititz campus will let people tackle the kind of obstacle courses they’ve seen on TV shows like “American Ninja Warrior.” “Warped wall, inclined monkey bars, traverse around and jump...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Signature Senior Living Lititz held an open house on Dec. 15. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Signature Senior Living open house gets ‘seal’ of approval

    Signature Senior Living Lititz hosted an open house on Dec. 15. Located at 80 W. Millport Road in Warwick Township, the facility is close to the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and the Traditions of America...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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