The Belvedere Inn was the winner of four categories in 2014 : “Dinner,” “Celebrating/Special Occasion,” “Dessert” and “Restaurant in Lancaster City/Township.” Dean Oberholtzer (light jacket) and his staff gather around the piano in the second-floor area of the Belvedere that is known as Crazy Shirley’s Lounge (its namesake is the woman atop the piano).
Barns are quintessentially Lancaster County, standing as a testament to the county’s agricultural heritage. Adaptive reuse is helping to ensure that these beloved structures survive and thrive in their new roles as restaurants, event venues, commercial spaces and yes, even as homes.
Seth Dochter’s photographs serve as a reminder of how beautiful Lancaster County truly is. Seth is a self-taught photographer who began dabbling in the art three years ago. His full-time manufacturing job helps to explain why many of Seth’s shots are taken as the sun rises or sets.