CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

August 2017

Arts and Crafts – The Heart of a Show’s Success

The Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show, which is held at Root’s Country Market over Labor Day weekend, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The show’s founder, Marilyn Hobday, reflects ...Read More
Broasted chicken and ice cream treats, such as milkshakes, are on the menu at The Caddy Shack in Manheim.
Broasted chicken and ice cream treats, such as milkshakes, are on the menu at The Caddy Shack in Manheim.

Food and Mini-Golf Combine for Late Summer Fun

Tucked away in a valley along Route 72 just south of Manheim, The Caddy Shack offers old-fashioned family fun. The restaurant and mini-golf course, established in Kauffman Park in 1989, ...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
Diandra and her parents, Hector and Sandra Valdez.
Diandra and her parents, Hector and Sandra Valdez.

Quinceañera – A Fiesta Celebrating 15 Years

In the Latino community, a girl’s “coming of age” is celebrated as QuinceaÑera. A Lancaster family recently celebrated their daughter’s QuinceaÑera with a party that brought Hollywood’s iconic red carpet ...Read More

Living Smart

It was a win-win for seniors and their loved ones when Willow Valley introduced SmartLife VIA Willow Valley. three years later, it’s the fastest growing Lifecare-at-home program of its kind ...Read More

Lancaster Barnstormers

History books will tell you the War of the Roses ended in England sometime around 1487, with the last significant victory going to the House of Lancaster following the death ...Read More
Deb Martin Berkoski pays homage to her mother, Dorothy M. Martin, whose first entries at the West Lampeter Community Fair – 65 years ago – included chow-chow, a floral arrangement and sugar cookies.
Deb Martin Berkoski pays homage to her mother, Dorothy M. Martin, whose first entries at the West Lampeter Community Fair – 65 years ago – included chow-chow, a floral arrangement and sugar cookies.

It’s Fair Season!

What is Christmas, a birthday and the Super Bowl all rolled into one? For seven local communities, the answer is easy … It’s Fair Season! The International Association of Fairs and ...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