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

12 Things To Do in December 2023

The holidays are upon us, which means the calendar is packed with events that are sure to light up your

The Best Of Lancaster 2023

It’s that time of the year. Your votes have been cast and the results of our annual Best of Lancaster

The Belvedere Inn: Cheers to 25 Years

What constitutes success in an industry that is rife with challenges? In the case of The Belvedere Inn, the buzz

Rachael Lugo: Juliet’s Guiding Light

Always interested in interior design, Rachael Lugo’s life and career path took a few detours before she fully embraced her

A Christmas Miracle! Michter’s Whiskey Cake 

In early December 2018, I was invited to a celebration of Dick Stoll’s 85th birthday. The last master distiller at


As we prepare to usher in 2024, we’d like to say “Cheers” to the following businesses, organizations and individuals that

To Write of Architecture…

Over coffee, on a sunny day in the city, two writers speak of the beauty of Lancaster’s architecture. I am

Christmas Events at Stone Gables Estate

If Stone Gables’ events don’t put you in the Christmas spirit, we don’t know what will! Over the past several