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Interview with Dennis Powell, Founder of Butter Pat Industries

Dennis' family is from South Carolina; he now lives in Maryland. He is an architect by profession and is partial to old vernacular farm buildings in Lancaster County, specifically the ...Read More

Sláinte! To Irish beer!

Ireland and beer; to say the two are synonymous is an understatement. I feel comfortable making this declaration, being partly Irish myself and because, well ... I love beer. Traditional ...Read More

It’s Hot … Get Wet!

The dog days of August are here! If you’re looking to cool off, there are plenty of options beyond a community swimming pool. Here’s a look at some “hot” spots ...Read More

Home Décor … What’s Trending in 2017

Sheri Smoker of Room with a View offers her observations on the home trends forecast for 2017. In Sheri’s opinion, traditional design continues to be the definitive look of Lancaster County. ...Read More

Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Harrisburg!

PBS’s hit show will be making a stop in Harrisburg on June 3. In 1998, I experienced the Antiques Roadshow phenomenon when it made a stop in Richmond, Virginia. In April, ...Read More

Making A Comeback!

While mid-century has been all the rage for the past few years, styles from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and even the ‘90s are making return appearances … with modern twists.   Blue ...Read More

Be Scene!

Five To-Dos for the month of January. January 28 | 70’s Pop-Up Party Location will be kept secret until a few days before the event Can you dig it? YWCA Lancaster is hosting a ...Read More

The Long & Short of It

Like most nights, I checked my social media sites around 10 p.m. on Friday, October 28. The Instagram feed included pictures from the latest wedding Planned Perfection was orchestrating. The ...Read More

Chatting With Randy Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress

It seems that women of all ages just can’t help themselves when it comes to a certain reality show. They can’t say no to watching Say Yes to the Dress ...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