• Alex Fair of the Warwick Cardinals crosses the plate for a run in the bottom of the first against the Warwick Viperz in Little League Friday evening in Lititz.
    Opening day

    Photos by Casey Kreider Opening ceremonies for the 2017 Warwick Little League season were held April 21 at Wilbur Fields, which has been a spring tradition since the league formed in 1995. Spencer Todd, president of the...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Livy — short for Olivia — is a fifth grader at Lititz Elementary and the daughter of Mike and Jody Wetherhold. On Saturday, she joined her dad for the second year in a row to help with the annual Earth Day cleanup in downtown Lititz. Livy plays shortstop on the 10U Warwick Twisters, which is where she got to meet many of the Warriors softballers.
    Sixty volunteers help clean up downtown Lititz

    Livy, short for Olivia, is a fifth grader at Lititz Elementary and the daughter of Mike and Jody Wetherhold. On Saturday, she joined her dad for the second year in a row to help with the annual...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Elijah Yearick of Lititz Borough, Kelly Gutshall of LandStudies, Public Works director Andy Garner and George Biemesderfer of the Shade Tree Commission with two transplanted trees in the New Street Park.
    ‘Pay more attention’ Police chief’s advice to drivers and pedestrians

    Two pedestrians were hit by cars in Lititz in less than a week, and Lititz Borough Police are asking drivers to be more alert. At the April 25 Lititz Borough Council meeting, Police Chief Kerry Nye reported...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Keep an eye on your samples.  Humans are the only critters who love pretzels.
    Pretzel Fest: fun for a good cause

    Tickets still available for May 6 event Lititz has been the birthplace of pretzel bakeries in America since Julius Sturgis rolled his first “bretzel” in 1861. At one time, Lititz was home to six pretzel bakeries. Even...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • These German students, enjoying a day in Lititz Springs Park with their hosts, are wrapping up their visit here this week. The exchange between Warwick High School and König-Karlmann Gymnasium in Altötting started in 1989. (Left to right) Laura Merwald, Alexis Sheely, Theresa Schwarz, Tamina Hantschmann, Lauren Sabol, and Abbi Clauser. Photo by Laura Knowles
    PA Germans: Warwick-Altötting exchange going strong since 1989

    Lauren Sabol and Theresa Schwarz are sisters. Not blood sisters, but two girls with a special bond. Sabol is a Warwick High School junior who spent three weeks in Altötting, Germany, last summer. She lived with the...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Scholastic Writing Award winner Gabriel Crouch has been offered a poetry scholarship by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ten years ago he was a 7-year-old cancer patient receiving chemotherapy treatments in Hershey.
    The soul of a young writer

    Cancer survivor will join classmates at Friday’s Mini-THON Gabriel Crouch is a writer who can climb into the souls of those he writes about, whether it is an aging widower who mourns the loss of his beloved...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Debbie Hevener (left) and Marcia Lefever are among the dedicated volunteers at Matthew 25. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Matthew 25 makes top 10

    Thrift store has raised more than $2.5 million for charity since opening in 2000 For years, locals have known of the gems that can be found at Matthew 25. But now, the popular downtown thrift shop is...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Paul, from A Tea Affair, the downtown tea shop and tea room,
made crepes during 2014’s Taste of Lititz. Tickets for this year’s
event go one sale May 1. (Photo by Cathy Chapis)
    Taste of Lititz tickets go on sale May 1

    Taste of Lititz has been scheduled for Friday, June 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., on Main and Broad streets in downtown Lititz. Taste of Lititz is a street festival that serves as the main fundraising event...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Special edition T-shirts were provided to the Boy Scouts who participated in the annual overnight camporee and spring cleanup day at Lititz Springs Park on Saturday morning.
    Park pride / Scouts help clean up Lititz

    Zachary Beale (left) and Carter Newman pay close attention to volunteer Ian Schouten as he explains the finer points of picnic table construction at the Boy and Girl Scouts annual Lititz Springs Park clean-up day April 8....

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Woodridge Swim Club board member Jeff McSparren is the coordinator of the upcoming beer fest hosted at the club. Photo by Rochelle Shenk.
    Woodridge Swim Club to host beer fest May 6

    Woodridge Swim Club will host a beer fest Saturday, May 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. Held rain or shine, the event is open to the public and it will be held on the grounds of the...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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