Acres & Alleyways

Lancaster City Restaurant Week – Spring 2021

  Pennsylvania restaurant owners and employees let out a small sigh of relief after some targeted restrictions on restaurants were lifted on April 4 (Restaurants can now resume bar service, allow ...Read More

A Local Spring Bucket List

Life is looking up. Nature is awakening after a cold, dark winter. There is a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, as vaccination efforts ramp up across the ...Read More

Hand-in-Hand Fire Company and the Search for Linda Stoltzfoos

When we think of fire companies, we often forget how much they truly do for the community. Hand-in-Hand Fire Company has been a poignant reminder this past year. Other than ...Read More

Spotted Lanternfly Prevention

I’m sure we all woefully remember the abundance of spotted lanternflies that hopped around Lancaster County last summer. I couldn’t go anywhere without several buzzing past me; just thinking about ...Read More

8 Ways to Welcome 2021

It is almost time to celebrate the end to this chaotic, unpredictable rollercoaster of a year. Unfortunately, the central obstacle of 2020 – the pandemic – will continue into 2021 ...Read More

Holiday Lights in and around Lancaster County

It’s no surprise that community holiday celebrations will be making big changes this year to help keep attendees safe. Many annual events were canceled, including downtown Lancaster’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, ...Read More

Support local this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

The lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a continuing struggle for our local businesses. Consider opting for your favorite local shops on Black Friday rather than big box ...Read More

New mural in Lancaster city brings awareness to homeless women

Following this year’s Extraordinary Give, there will be a new mural beautifying the streets of Lancaster city. In conjunction with the Nov. 20 event, artist Maria Tomassetti will be painting ...Read More

Let these local restaurants handle the cooking this Thanksgiving

As we head into the colder months, health officials across the country continue to warn about an uptick in COVID-19 cases. This is especially concerning as we approach the holiday ...Read More

Restaurants adapt outdoor dining to cooler weather

Throughout the summer, local restaurants expanded and emphasized their outdoor dining accommodations. But now that the weather is getting colder, restaurants are tasked yet again with adapting their dining experiences. Outdoor ...Read More

The Susquehanna River: The Main Street of Western Lancaster

Thanks to the development of recreational trails on both sides of the Susquehanna, river towns such as Columbia, Marietta and

Wrightsville: Surrounded by Beauty

The area around historic Wrightsville is defined by unsurpassed natural beauty. Travel to Long Level and you’ll find the Zimmerman

Columbia: Is for History Lovers

Thanks to historic preservation, adaptive reuse and the ever-growing presence of antiques shops, Columbia is attracting the attention of tourists

Marietta: Art is Second Nature

Historic preservation, adaptive reuse, a thriving restaurant scene and a new focus on the arts define this riverside town.   The Marietta

Hiding In Plain Sight

Milestones are interesting pieces of history and fortunately you can still find them hiding in plain sight along roadways in

A River Runs Through It: Restaurants, Cafés & Brewpubs

Whether you’re walking the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, spending time on the Susquehanna River, antiquing or exploring the area’s

Go Forest Bathing

Are you looking for a pristine place to practice the outdoor trend that became a huge phenomenon during the pandemic?  For the

Barbecue: The Fat is Where it’s At

Nick Santoleri and Scott Nemeth met more than 10 years ago through their wives, Tina and Krystle, educators who were