• Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," made a surprise visit to Lititz this week. (photo courtesy of MSNBC)
     Lititz shopkeep ‘knows her value’

    Mika Brzezinski pops in for surprise visit Where else but through the Lititz Record Express can you parlay a $13.50 annual subscription into a possible $10,000 bonus? One reader is on the road to doing just that....

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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  • The study of ALS is personal for WHS Science Fair Grand Champion Shohini Banerjee. She presents her research at F&M this week. (photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Science champ finds her passion

    Hopes ALS research leads to improved treatment Shohini Banerjee is always looking for the next opportunity to challenge herself. At 16, the Warwick High School sophomore has poured herself into poetry and classical Indian dance. “That’s where...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Whiskey from the Becker Distillery, once located along Pine Hill Road in Warwick Township, was transported in Conestoga wagons to Delaware for mass distribution in the 19th century. The still house was razed in the early 1980s. (photo courtesy of the Becker family)
     Pine Hill spirits

    History of the Becker Distillery With the recent popularity of whiskey, both locally and nationally, I thought I would use this month’s historical vignette to discuss one of the Lititz area’s lesser-known but important distilleries, the Becker...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Young helpers deliver auction items to the pick-up area during Saturday's muddy mud sale in Penryn. (photo by Laura Knowles)
    Penryn delivers

    Plenty of mud at this year’s sale There was mud, mud and more mud at the 10th annual Penryn Mud Sale March 20 and 21 at the Penryn Fire Hall. How muddy was it? The mud sale...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Manheim Central is in the midst of some major building upgrades. The administrative offices are
currently located in the former middle school (above) while work on new administrative offices is
underway (below). (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Facilities upgrades under way at Manheim Central

    Over the next three years Manheim Central School District will complete construction on three projects — a new district administration office and two new elementary schools. Construction of the new two-story administration office, which adjoins the middle school...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Ukulele students, under the direction of John Beck music teacher Michele Conrad, play for Warwick School Board members Tuesday night. (photo by Laura Knowles)
    Budget limbo

    Gov. Wolf’s plan could help district taxpayers, if approved Putting together the Warwick School District 2015-16 budget this year promises to be more challenging than usual. At the school board meeting on March 17, board member Michael...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Lititz wildlife artist Steve Leed, pictured here with his painting "Coppery Splendor," which is the cover of Stromberg's Chicks & Game Birds 2015 catalog, will be at this weekend's Woodcarvers and Wildlife Art Festival at Millersville University. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    He Leeds a wild life

    Steve Leed first put his brush against a fresh canvas as a Warwick High School senior in 1969. He signed up for the electives art class, with no intention of igniting a passion that would continue to...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Will Lititz's Ashton Sweitzer get a $10,000 bonus from Mika Brzezinski?
    $10,000 bonus

    Cash in on Brzezinski’s ‘Know Your Value’ tour Think of it as your neighbor lending a helping hand or some friendly advice. She knows you’re not exactly feeling great about yourself &tstr; maybe you got passed over...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Bundles of heroin seized by law enforcement officials in Lancaster County. (LNP photo)
    Wake up call

    Lititz has ‘a real problem’ If a packed community forum on drug abuse didn’t jolt “America’s Coolest Small Town” with a reality check, a fatal overdose in a Turkey Hill bathroom should. Police were called to the...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • The Lititz VFW reopened Feb. 28 after a three month shutdown imposed by the state VFW. (photo by Pat Burns)
    VFW marches on

    New officers look to get local post back on track Lititz Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463 is open. An internal three-month investigation and audit turned up no wrong-doing, post officials said Monday. The post received...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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