All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

  • Jocelyn Brechbill crowned 78th Queen of Candles

    It might have been the most spectacular Fourth of July celebration ever in Lititz. Despite off-and-on threats of rain almost all day and completely rearranged launching and viewing sites for the fireworks, the crowd was treated to...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Red, white, and new

    It was a hot time in more ways than one on July 4 as Lititz recognized its 202nd Independence Day. The year had special meaning and elevated anticipation compared to previous years — after several months of...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Taco the town

    Taco Bell plans submitted in Warwick Township It looks like pizza will be traded out for tacos and nachos at the fast food location on Trolley Run in Warwick Township. In mid-May, Pizza Hut closed its Lititz...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Illegal in Lititz

    No fireworks, besides sparklers, are legally permitted to be set off in the borough This is the second July 4 season where Class C or “consumer-grade” fireworks are legal to purchase in Pennsylvania. While the state in...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • All for Stan

    A film involving the true story of an inspiring area teacher will begin filming in Lancaster County this fall. And Paul Griffin of Lititz will play a big part in making the project a reality. Through his...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Happy Birthday USA!

    Thursday is the 243rd birthday of the United States of America. As is the custom, patriotic volunteers gather prior to July 4 each year to place hundreds of American flags at Lititz Moravian Church on Main Street...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Merchant Marines fought for freedom in WWII

    The history of World War II is filled with stories of the courage and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces including the Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. Often overlooked, however, is...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Area couple’s cross-country bike trek to benefit LifeCycles

    Erin Steinweg and her fiancé Garrett Collins will set out for a cross-country bicycle ride August 6. Their self-funded cross-country adventure will benefit Lancaster non-profit LifeCycles. “I’ve been cycling my entire life, but in the last three...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Taco Bell drive-thru proposed

    Warwick Township Planning Commission will hear for the first time tonight about a plan to build a Taco Bell in the borough. RGS Associates has submitted sketch plans on behalf of Summerwood Corp. for a proposed fast-food...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Sparks in the park!

      By Cory Van Brookhoven After months of planning, the team of organizers behind this year’s 202nd annual Fourth of July celebration in Lititz are ready for the big day. Below is a list of activities leading...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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