All posts tagged "featured"

  • After slugging a three-run homer in the Warwick Phillies’ LNP title-clinching 12-0 win over SWS on Monday night, Chase Horst (red helmet) gets mobbed by his teammates, including (left to right) Chance Montgom¬ery, Kyle Zimmerman, Reagan Kline, Matt Seibert, and Matthew Williams. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    LNP champs

      For three and a half innings, the starting pitchers for the top-seeded Warwick Phillies and No. 2-seeded Strasburg-Willow Street stole the show. The 0-0 stalemate reflected that. But then with two outs in the bottom of...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Lititz’s Alyssa Manley, a 2012 Warwick High School grad, speaks to reporters after helping Team USA defeat India 3-2 on Monday night in the Rio Send-Off Series at Spooky Nook Sports. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Manley helps U.S. top India in Send-Off Series

        It was another dress rehearsal for the U.S. Women’s Olympic field hockey team … and another first for Lititz’s Alyssa Manley. Only three weeks removed from winning bronze at the Champions Trophy Tournament in London,...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • The Lutz Family Quintet of Lititz made quite a musical name for itself in 1913. Pat Walter offered this
description of this family photograph: “It’s also hanging in my hallway here in my home. The man is
Benjamin Franklin (BF) Lutz, my grandfather. With one exception, they are his children: (left to right)
Benjamin Vermont, my uncle, solo cornet, age 9; Ruth, the eldest of the family and only girl, who died
at age 17 in the flu epidemic of 1917, first cornet, age 11; a cousin of the children and nephew of BF,
Winfield Lutz Wilson, second cornet age 10; and John Henry, my father, baritone age 10.” (Photo from the Robert "Sketch" Mearig collection)
    Fond memories of the Lutz family

      Patricia Walter of Lebanon recently got in touch with the Record Express to submit the obituary of her sister, the late Nancy Jane Weber. In reading Nancy’s biography, it was discovered that both Nancy and Patricia...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Three friends from Lititz (left to right) Jordan Bissonnette, Bailey Carr, and Will Bufis played the Pokemon Go game on Monday and Tuesday.
    ‘Pokemon Go’ captivates Lititz

    Ok, most everyone has heard by now of the “Pokémon Go” smartphone game where users hunt Bulbasaurs, Snorlaxs, and other hard to pronounce virtual creatures. The game, inspired by scavenger hunting geo cachers, is this summer’s viral...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Romaine Davidson celebrated her 105th birthday July 10 at the General Sutter Inn.
    Happy 105, Romaine Davidson!

    What’s the secret to reaching your 105th birthday? “If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret,” says Romaine Davidson, who turned 105 on July 10. That’s right, this clever, engaging Lititz woman was born on July...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • After her final delivery, Cindy Swisher’s co-workers bid her farewell following 30 years at the Lititz Post Office, where she delivered mail on the Brickerville route.
    30 years: through rain, sleet and snow

    For Cindy Swisher of Manheim, delivering mail in all kinds of weather, including through during some of the most treacherous snow storms in Lancaster County history, was all in a day’s work. And now, after 30 years...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Borough Hall and the Lititz Police Department on South Broad Street were a blue beacon of community unity last Friday night, the day after five Dallas police officers were killed and nine others injured during a protest over two fatal black civilian shootings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana earlier in the week. The emotional display of blue lights was set up by Stray Production Services. "We saw this small gesture as an act of solidarity with them, just to say, 'Hey, we believe in you and will stand with you as you walk through these dark days,'" Melody Strayer said of her company's tribute to local law enforcement. Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye said he and his officers were deeply moved by the display, and they appreciate the strong community support. Photos by Dennis Bicksler
    Blue for You: Local cops respond to recent police tragedies

    It’s been a rough week for police officers. Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye responded on Tuesday after three days of horror on the national stage began with the tragic deaths of two black shooting victims stopped by...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Warwick’s Tate Landis connects for a second-inning double off of Manheim Township pitcher Ryan Jones in the Phillies’ 10-0 win on Monday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Phils remain in LNP Tourney hunt

        The Warwick Phillies have a pretty potent formula of success on offense. David Woolley, Chase Horst, and Regan Kline all set the table at the top of the batting order. The middle of the lineup...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Harmony and Melody Lowrey won best Hometown Spirit and the Delmar Landis Memorial Grand Prize. Harmony wasn't available for the post prize photo opportunity.
    Life’s a beach: Baby parade showcases new generation of Lititz Fourth fans

    It looked like moms Marie Cleaves-Rothacker and Krisha Hiller were having just as much fun as their daughters at the annual Fourth of July Baby Parade on Saturday. Maybe even more. While their little girls Paloma and...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Samantha Shields is crowned the 75th Queen of the Candles in Lititz Springs Park Saturday night.
    Sisterhood Saturday: Queens from seven decades join to celebrate pageant’s 75th anniversary

    There was enough royalty at Lititz Springs Park on July 2 to make the rest of us feel like… commoners. It was indeed an uncommon celebration on Saturday evening when nearly 40 former Queen of the Candles...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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