CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

July 2017

Oldenburg Vineyards
Oldenburg Vineyards

A South African Wine Safari

Let’s say you’re thinking about taking a vacation to wine country. Where would you go? Napa? Oregon? France? Italy? Joanne Bender would recommend South Africa. And, she’ll even take you ...Read More
On the menu: Start with a cheeseburger and fries, add a black raspberry frappe, and finish with the brown butter almond brickle affogato.
On the menu: Start with a cheeseburger and fries, add a black raspberry frappe, and finish with the brown butter almond brickle affogato.

Flavors Fresh from the Farm

Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market focuses on farm-to-table food, with ice cream being the main attraction. The critical ingredient — milk — doesn’t have far to travel, as the ...Read More
The view of the Saron and Saal buildings from the Bake House.
The view of the Saron and Saal buildings from the Bake House.

Into the Mystic: The Ephrata Cloister by the Numbers

For years I’d driven past the Ephrata Cloister’s welcome signs. Years turned into decades. I wondered why I didn’t know more about the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission site that ...Read More

Lititz – Independence ✮ Remembrance ✮ 200

July 4, 2017, will mark the 200th time that Lititz celebrates Independence Day, making it the second-oldest continuous and community-minded event of its kind in the nation. It’s safe to say ...Read More

Recreation on the Susquehanna

This year I’ve had a lot of questions come my way about kayaking and enjoying our waterways, particularly after last month’s Lancaster Water Week story. So, I thought I would ...Read More
Boys & Girls Club staff leadership team, Scott McLellan, COO; Erin Elliott, chief development officer; and Karen Schloer, CEO, provided guests with more in-depth details on the clubhouse project from a “campaign headquarters” in the Carrs’ library. Plans and schematics for the project were available for guests to review.
Boys & Girls Club staff leadership team, Scott McLellan, COO; Erin Elliott, chief development officer; and Karen Schloer, CEO, provided guests with more in-depth details on the clubhouse project from a “campaign headquarters” in the Carrs’ library. Plans and schematics for the project were available for guests to review.

A Dinner Party Hits a Home Run and Scores a Lasting Legacy

We have all attended house parties that leave lasting impressions. An elegant dinner party held at the home of Edward and Barbara Carr, however, was momentous in that it will ...Read More
Queen of the Candles candidates for 2017.
Queen of the Candles candidates for 2017.

Queen of the Candles

Each year, members of the senior class at Warwick High School select 12 of their classmates as members of the Queen of the Candles court. The girl receiving the most ...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