All posts tagged "featured"

  • The new Wilbur retail store opened last Friday, following a Thursday night preview for local officials. Photo by Beers + Hoffman Architects
    Officials get sneak peek at new Wilbur store Thursday, opens to public Friday

    The unmistakable aroma of chocolate filled the air as excited visitors savored a preview of the new Wilbur Chocolate retail store last Thursday afternoon. Among the dozens of visitors to the new 3,000-square-foot shop — which includes...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Lititz last week, stopping to chat with voters at Cafe Chocolate. Photo by Ron Oettel
    Pence makes campaign stop at Cafe Chocolate on Wednesday

    Lititz Fire Chief Ron Oettel received a curious call at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from the Lititz Police Department. “I have something top secret to say,” the caller started, “and you cannot reveal it...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Lititz was bustling with chocolate fans Saturday. The annual Chocolate Walk featured 32 stops, each showcasing a unique sweet treat. Photo by Laura Knowles
    Thousands indulge during Lititz’s sweetest Saturday

    A little drizzle wasn’t going to stop chocolate walkers from getting their chocolate. At Saturday’s 15th annual Chocolate Walk, thousands of chocolate lovers made their way to 32 different stops throughout downtown Lititz. What would drive so...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Sarditren Dete (left) and Antovan Enit, residents of Cité Soleil, one of the poorest parts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, stand where their houses used to be. They were washed away by Hurricane Matthew along with their possessions, livestock and gardens.
    Mennonite service workers provide relief in Matthew-ravaged Haiti

    When rushing water of the River Gris, overflowing with rain from Hurricane Matthew, washed away Sarditren Dete’s and Antovan Enit’s houses and possessions, it destroyed their livelihoods too. “Yesterday we lost everything: our chickens, our pig, and...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Waiting eagerly on the curb for the rain of candy to begin.
    Picturesque parade!

      The Manheim Community Farm Show Parade was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5. The parade boasted over 135 entries, and to many, it seemed that more people than ever lined the parade route to take...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Maddie Wagner was crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen during Warwick's Sept. 30 home football game against Lebanon.
    Way to go, Maddie!: A quick Q&A with the Queen

    Maddie Wagner is Warwick High School’s 2016 Homecoming Queen, crowned during halftime at last Friday’s home football game against Lebanon. She shared her thoughts on the experience in our Quick Queen Q&A: What do you do throughout...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Photo courtesy of Mary Lynn Lavender Mary Lynn Lavender of Lititz delivered the invocation at Donald Trump's presidential rally on Saturday.
    Lititz woman delivers invocation at Trump rally

    He’s tall and gregarious. He was wearing a pink tie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And he wasn’t orange. Those were some of the initial impressions Lititz resident Mary Lynn Lavender had of Republican presidential...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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    Fun fall gala: Ticket sales support Lititz

    October has arrived, and with it an aura of mystery. Who is that dashing young man with the Errol Flynn ‘stache over at the bar? Is that elegant enchantress on the dance floor who I think it...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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    Balmer crowned Farm Show Queen

        The 63rd annual Manheim Community Farm Show kicked off on Monday. Opening ceremonies included crowning of the Farm Show Queen, Junior Queen, and Princesses, and remarks from elected officials and the state Secretary of Agriculture....

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Lititz’s Zach Shank watches batting practice at Safeco Field last Saturday with Scott Brosius, who was the hitting coach at Triple-A Tacoma this season prior to being called up to Seattle in September.
    Shank receives ‘Mr. Mariner’ Award

      From the perspective of Lititz’s Zach Shank, it seemed like “a ton of fun.” Playing ball at Safeco Field, that is. The Seattle Mariners’ 28th-round pick in the 2013 MLB draft made his first visit to...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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