CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

April 2015

Whisked Back into History

On October 13, 2014, three guys and a lady got together in the dimly lit lower level of Thistle Finch Distillery in Lancaster. This actually marked the dawn of a ...Read More

Enjoy the Bounty of the County

Ma(i)son bills itself as an intimate, farm-driven, urban cookery, and it delivers on all counts. Prior to opening its doors nearly four years ago, owners Taylor and Leeann Mason not ...Read More

Summer Kitchen Renaissance

The summer kitchen is regarded as the original outdoor-cooking space. Prior to the arrival of electricity, the summer kitchen was used for cooking purposes in warm-weather months. That tradition is ...Read More

Spring is in the Air!

April has finally arrived. I can’t tell you how excited I am to watch the cold, vacant pastures of the countryside once again start the cycle of life. I captured this ...Read More

Clay Soil

Choice is not an option where soil is concerned. It comes with the house. While I don’t garden on clay soil, it’s among the most common gardening challenges – well, ...Read More

City Hall is a Happening Place

City Hall Gallery Keeping with Lancaster’s role as an art mecca, City Hall has unveiled its own art gallery. Open since late 2014, City Hall Gallery will be offering exhibits throughout ...Read More

Meet the 2022 SCORE Small Business Award Winners

This year’s SCORE Small Business Awards recognized five local businesses that demonstrated resiliency, leadership and excellence in the face of

Living in a Natural World

When Stacy Martin and Kevin Lehman moved to suburbia six years ago, the property they purchased provided them with a

Perfect Pots: A Grassroots Enterprise Blooms

With Longwood Gardens as her playground, a grandmother whose gardens served as a classroom and a mother who operated a

Plant Shopping For a Cause

May is when gardeners get serious about buying plants. By early June, they’re putting the finishing touches on their gardens,

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

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.

Hummingbirds!

Continuing last month’s column on attracting songbirds to the garden, the focus this month is on the special characteristics and

Painting the River Towns En Plein Air

Sixty local and regional artists are taking their work outdoors to capture the beauty of the Susquehanna River and surrounding