• Jess King rallies voters

    As part of her vigorous campaign to unseat Republican Lloyd Smucker from his job as representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional district, Jess King held a rally last Friday night at Akron’s Lloyd Roland Memorial Park. She had...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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  • 2nd Friday sizzles in August

    There weren’t quite as many people as usual on Lititz’s Main and Broad streets for the Aug. 2 Friday downtown event. Maybe it was the heat &tstr; not as bad as it had been earlier in the...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Comcast is negotiating franchise fees with five municipalities, including Lititz and Warwick Township, which have retained the Cohen Law Group of Pittsburgh to negotiate with Comcast to allow it to provide cable TV service in those areas. LNP file photo
    Is Comcast coming here?

    Comcast will extend operations south of Akron into Lititz where it will initially provide telephone and Internet services only to businesses with access to the new lines Comcast is coming to a business near you. And maybe,...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Independence Day party began July 3

    It was the night before the fabled Independence Day celebration that Lititz is known for. It began with a hot and sweaty parade through downtown, and ended with more comfortable temperatures for a concert in the Lititz...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Ephrata Concert Band performs June 24

      Three marches that Henry Fillmore composed &tstr;”Men of Ohio,” “His Excellency,” and “More Fraternity” &tstr; will be part of the program when Martin Hinkley conducts the Ephrata Concert Band June 24. The band will open its...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Where’s the mud? 

        There was no mud at Penryn Fire Company No. 1’s 13th-annual mud sale. Still, hundreds of guests and 200 volunteers muddled through a bounty of things to buy and flavors to feed on. Fire company...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • The view of the last leg of the Warwick Township portion of the rail trail extends from Rothsville Road on the left, to just short of the yet-to-be-finished bridge across the Cocalico Creek on the right. The rectangular dot in the very center of the photo is a sign that reads “No Trespassing.”
    Untroubled waters under rail trail bridge

    The rail trail bridge over the Cocalico Creek just west of Akron is still a project in progress. But progress is speeding up, Warwick Township Manager Dan Zimmerman told a meeting of the Warwick to Ephrata Rail...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • To demonstrate radar gun use, Trooper James Spencer from the Lancaster barracks, stood in Roland Park on Akron’s Main Street and clocked drivers coming down Zwally’s Hill. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Keeping Up to Speed: Local Cops Want Radar for Speed Enforcement

    In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • The Army’s forgotten WWII force

    History program at Lititz Public Library About a year ago, Brett Snyder, a long-time collector of and dealer in old magazines, bought a copy of a log book for the Gap post of the Aircraft Warning Service....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Another benchmark for the Breakfast Club

    Fourteen members of the Lancaster Breakfast Club East bicycled their way to the park at the Warwick Township municipal campus on a recent Saturday morning, on their way to Wally Otto’s Manheim Township home where the plan...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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