• Snyder is top Shropshire breeder at Farm Show

    This is the final update in a series about local teens raising livestock to compete in the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Correspondent Art Petrosemolo met Danielle Oberholtzer and Jeremiah Snyder mid-summer as they began six months of...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Christmas ‘back in the day’

    Christmas memories from the past — some just a few years ago and others dating back decades —  seem to bubble up in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Viola White, “Vi” to everyone, turned 100...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Poinsettias and Christmas trees are beloved seasonal decor

    It’s that time of year when all local farm stores look like Santa’s village with piles of Christmas trees and acres of red, pink and white poinsettias plants–symbols of the season in the United States. Christmas Trees...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • FFA teens prepare for 103rd PA Farm Show

    Part two: Feeding and handling LNP Weeklies and Lancaster Farming correspondent Art Petrosemolo has been following both 4H and FFA members this fall. He wrote about the Lancaster 4H team who represented the state at the Livestock...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Local ag judging team competes nationally

        Four Lancaster Country teens, friends and longtime 4-H members, capped an exciting six months of 4-H livestock judging with a top 10 finish in national competition at the North American International Livestock Exposition Nov. 13...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Continuing a Thanksgiving tradition

    Nineteen years ago, the clergy of Lititz area churches decided to host a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need. With the support and encouragement of then Mayor Russell Pettyjohn, the churches hosted their first community celebration for...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Two local FFA teens prepare for PA Farm Show

    FFA members Jeremiah Snyder, Manheim, and Danielle Oberholtzer, Ephrata, have spent the summer down on the farm — literally. Jeremiah, 16, and Danielle, 19, raised goats and sheep for the fall fair circuit and farm shows in...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Fiddling around in New Holland

    The warm and muggy weather on Labor Day kept some of the crowd away from the 31st Fiddlers’ Picnic, the grand finale of the New Holland Summer Arts Association 2018 programs — but the 1,000-plus who braved...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • Getting an early start on the (Servant) Stage

        Riley Shroyer is an eighth grader from Lititz. She has been performing at both the Dutch Apple and American Music Theaters since age eight. “The Servant Stage instructors trust us to work hard and teach...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • The road to Ten Thousand Villages

    In 1946, Akron’s Edna Byler returned from a trip to Puerto Rico with her husband (a member of the Mennonite Central Committee) with handmade embroidery she purchased from a woman in LaPlata. The crafters’ work was so...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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