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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

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