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January 2018

Dog-friendly Wedding Venues

Including dogs in weddings has become a coast-to-coast phenomenon! Lancaster has joined the trend, as more and more venues are welcoming pets to take part in the weddings of their ...Read More

I DO … to Dogs

Dogs taking part in weddings has become a trend! Just as in a Hallmark movie, they’re serving as ring puppers, flower pups and greeters, not to mention they’re bringing the ...Read More

Four Weddings

Today, weddings are as unique as the couples who plan them. The tried-and-true format of a wedding has become more personalized, as couples elect to incorporate family and cultural traditions, ...Read More

Planting Forward

For gardeners, the mantra is “next year.” Well, if the non-stop arrival of gardening catalogues is any indication, next year has arrived! At this time of year, I’m inclined to think ...Read More

Traditional Fare with a Twist

Owners Jim Rutolo and Mariella “Gracie” Volker describe their Leola restaurant as an “upscale diner.” According to Jim, “We don’t fit into a traditional restaurant category; we’re a hybrid of ...Read More

Winter!

eading Seth Dochter’s column about the activities offered at the Regency Ice Rink brought back childhood memories of ice skating and sledding the winter away. I don’t know if it’s ...Read More

Resolve to Take the Ice

It’s time to make those annual New Year’s resolutions. Exercise is usually at or near the top of our lists. But, as we approach the coldest time of the year, ...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