December 2016

Coffee, Casual Fare & More

Offering a unique blend of craft coffee and artisan food, the Speckled Hen, which opened in July 2015, has become the go-to place in Strasburg for breakfast, lunch, dinner and ...Read More

The Choo Choo Barn

While The Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg officially opened in 1961, its story begins in 1945, when George Groff, freshly home from World War II, bought his oldest son, Gary, ...Read More

Gifts for the Gardener

It’s that time of the year when we can take a break from our gardening chores. However, if you subscribe to the notion that a gardener’s work is never done, ...Read More

Reinventing Christmas Traditions

The holidays are filled with traditions. Sometimes traditions need to change. As families grow and shrink, regular customs can be lost, forgotten or just unnecessary. I thought about starting some ...Read More

And a Hip New Year

The ‘60s were a time of dramatic change. A young, dynamic president took office. The racial divide took center stage. A man landed on the moon. War was being waged ...Read More

Merry Christmas …

Many of today’s holiday traditions are rooted in the Victorian era. Greeting cards, handmade ornaments, feather trees and more can trace their beginnings to the 19th century. Jeanne Fisher never does ...Read More

Foodie Flashback

We’re going back in time to December 2006, when Chef Bill Scepansky provided advice and recipes for hosting a holiday party. Ten years later, shooters, grilled cheese, martinis and mojitos ...Read More

Top 10 March To-Dos

Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival March 11-12 | Millersville University Student Memorial Center This festival will feature exhibitors displaying their woodcarving

Waterside Getaway

Who doesn’t fantasize about living by the water! The historically low interest rates, which were available during the pandemic, created

A Homestyle St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is surrounded by good intentions, misconceptions and green dye. By learning about the man behind the holiday,

Time Marches On

I’m probably among the few people who consider March to be one of their favorite months. I like it for

Eclectic Menu, Golf Course View: Blue Collar Restaurant, Bar

Tucked into the manicured fairways and greens of Four Seasons Golf Club in East Hempfield Township, Blue Collar Restaurant, Bar

Sounds Like Home: Some Other Lancasters

We’ve all heard it before, the verbal butchering of our city and county name, Lancaster. Emphases on the wrong syllables.

Top 10 To-Dos for February 2023

Poppy's Groundhog Day Scavenger Hunt | February 2-5 Various Locations Join Poppy, the famous groundhog ambassador of Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation,

Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation: Nature Calls!

Rehabilitating nature’s smaller creatures – squirrels, rabbits and groundhogs – is the driving force behind the nonprofit organization that took