CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

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Dine and Shop in Brickerville

The Brickerville House and its shops have become a dining/shopping destination. “People enjoy the restaurant’s historic atmosphere. They dine here and then visit the shops, or they’ll come shopping and ...Read More

Front Porch Baking Co.: Grain Forward

Earlier this year, Food & Wine magazine presented a state-by-state rundown of the best forward-thinking bread bakers in the country. For Pennsylvania, author David Landsel profiled three such enterprises, including ...Read More

More Than Chocolate

 Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate. But what happens if your significant other dislikes the “most popular sweet treat” in the world? Options do exist!  Love and chocolate – the connection ...Read More

Charcuterie Saves the Holidays … And a Business

With the holiday season in full swing, you might find yourself needing options for a drop-in open house or a last-minute party. A quick and easy solution comes in the ...Read More

15 Festivities for the Holidays

After last year’s scaled-down and canceled activities, Lancaster County is ready to celebrate the holiday season like never before. Residents started to decorate their homes as soon as Halloween was ...Read More

Dig Into Some Gardening Books

It may be winter, but that doesn’t deter avid gardeners from finding a way to stay connected to the natural world. Many turn to books and spend the winter reading ...Read More

In Search of the Perfect Candle

In this part of the country we have a plethora of options when it comes to purchasing candles, but I’ve found a few makers I really like for some specific ...Read More

Tiffany Rupert: From Dress Whites to White Dresses

Walking through the door of Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique is like entering a small jewel box. Several of the walls are awash in an appropriate color – Tiffany Blue – while ...Read More

The Columbia Market House is Back!

After undergoing extensive renovations, the Columbia Market House will officially reopen on May 29, with a weekend of events planned to celebrate. The revitalized market features year-round farm stands and vendors, a restaurant and an ...Read More

Let’s Go Shopping!

I haven’t shopped for furniture in years. In fact, I’m at the point where downsizing is in my near future. However, I do have a throw pillow obsession and can’t ...Read More

Columbia Makes A Super-Natural Connection to Halloween

Thanks to several organizations that sponsor Halloween-related events and the fact that spookiness seems to be synonymous with Columbia, it

Good Bones

It’s only appropriate that the Halloween-loving Schaeffer family lives in one of Columbia’s grand Victorian homes – many of the

The Brubaker: Museum of Halloween

While Gary and Denise Brubaker love all the holidays on the calendar, Halloween sits atop the list. Actually, the Brubakers

Travel Wellbeing

Destinations have started selling the idea of wellness travel to visitors. Over the last few years of traveling, I’ve spotted

Tacos El Gordo: The Road to Success Leads to

Over-the-road truck drivers know how grueling and isolating life on the road can become. Francisco Ostos and his family can

Columbia Market House: Food & Community

Are you looking for a fun and entertaining place to grab some breakfast or lunch and do some shopping for

Strasburg!

Who hasn’t walked down Main Street in Strasburg and admired the beautifully restored and preserved homes? You can thank the

A Plant for All Seasons

“Are there any flowering shrubs I can grow under or at the edge of large deciduous trees?” is a familiar