CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

February 2018

Exercise for Life

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can have a profound effect on your life – at all stages and ages. The benefits include weight control, disease prevention, mood improvement, a ...Read More

Mardi Gras!

Having grown up in Lancaster County, I remember looking forward to my grandmother dropping off a fresh batch of fasnachts every Shrove Tuesday. That was the pinnacle of my pre-Lenten ...Read More

A RELAXING SECOND ACT

If you want to lose weight, quit smoking or lead a more stress-free life, you could contact Jennifer Stumpf for help. But, be forewarned: Her “second act” just may put ...Read More

Chocolate … Lancaster-style!

The connection between chocolate and Valentine’s Day was a result of the newly found availability of edible chocolate treats. In 1861, British confectioner, Richard Cadbury, began selling his chocolate creations ...Read More

Celebrating the Love of Friends and Family – and a Great Glass of Wine

Following California Wine Country’s historic year of unprecedented wildfires that impacted the Napa, Sonoma and Lake County wine-growing regions in 2017, the Thorn family had much to be thankful for ...Read More

CONTINUING A LANCASTER TRADITION

The Horse Inn is considered by many to be one of Lancaster’s iconic restaurants. Some may find it a bit daunting to live up to that reputation, but owners Starla ...Read More

Iron Valley Tubing

The hills that border Lancaster and Lebanon counties have a long history of iron mining. Remnants of that industry are preserved in towns like Cornwall. However, these same hills are ...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