CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

Things to See & Do

Way Down Yonder in the Pawpaw Patch

A few years ago, Bill Lauris, the owner of Off the Beaten Path Nursery in Lancaster, clued me in on pawpaw fruit. Occasionally referred to as “Appalachian bananas” or “custard ...Read More

Scoops Ice Cream & Grille: Ice Cream, Food and Fun

It’s August! You’ve taken your vacation and the kids have grown bored with their summer routine. What’s a family to do? Head for Mountville, where you can enjoy a casual ...Read More

Sunflowers!

Known to induce smiles and feelings of overwhelming happiness, sunflowers have been cultivated in the Americas since at least 1,000 B.C. They are also good for your physical wellbeing, as ...Read More

The Susquehanna River: The Main Street of Western Lancaster and Eastern York Counties

Thanks to the development of recreational trails on both sides of the Susquehanna, river towns such as Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville are experiencing a revitalization that extends to a growing ...Read More

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 Center for Heritage, which serves as the headquarters of the ...Read More

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 and entrepreneurs alike.  Daisy and Tony Pagan have combined all three ...Read More

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 Community House  Upon buying the house at 264 West Market Street ...Read More

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 rich history, the River Towns – Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge and ...Read More

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 uninitiated, forest bathing became trendy in Japan in the 1980s. ...Read More

Summer Bucket List

Summer in Lancaster County means farm-fresh produce, a bounty of community events, dining alfresco at local restaurants and exploring the county’s many trails and preserves. What follows are ideas for ...Read More

Top 12 To-Dos for December 2022

Christmas at Stone Gables Estate | Through December 30 Stone Gables Estate Get in the holiday spirit at Stone Gables Estate,

It’s a Wonderfully Fascinating Life!

Walk into Carolyn McGuigan’s apartment at Willow Valley Communities and you’ll think you’ve been transported to a glam penthouse in

Willow Valley Communities, Celebrations, Decorations & Illuminations: It’s a

At Willow Valley Communities, residents experience all aspects of the holiday season – the decorations, the festivities, the glow and

Holiday Home Tours Return

After canceling home tours and offering alternative activities such as outdoor lighting displays due to the pandemic, local organizations are

Learning About the Amish … With a Side of

Last December, I set out on a tour sponsored by The Amish Farm and House to learn about how the

The Terrace at Longwood Gardens: Dine Amidst Garden and

Longwood Gardens is filled with all the things that make the holidays special – festive trees, sparkling lights, magical water

Why We Love Lancaster: Resiliency!

’Tis the season … to Recognize Milestones Earlier this year we noticed a trend: 1972 must have been a very good

Looking Ahead to Spring

As gardening catalogues begin filling our mail and inboxes this month, we are motivated to think ahead to the spring