CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

July 2019

Hot Diggity Dog!

Sometimes, you just gotta have a hot dog! Especially on the Fourth of July. After all, they’re as American as baseball or Don McLean and his “American Pie.” To quote ...Read More

Could Ephrata Be On the Cusp of …

Greatness? A revival? A new direction? Kelly Withum, the executive director of Mainspring of Ephrata, as well as Jim Brown and David Boland, who helped to revitalize the borough’s Christmas ...Read More

A History of Performance and a Bright Future for Theatre

In the spring of 1733, sisters Anna and Maria Eicher made a pilgrimage to join the growing settlement of what is now known as the Ephrata Cloister. The Eicher sisters ...Read More

Scratch Bakes: Handcrafted Baked Goods & Gourmet Sandwiches

Scratch Bakes has a prime location in downtown Ephrata that is not only convenient for those who may want to grab a coffee (or latte) and a muffin to go, ...Read More

The Long & Short of It: July 2019

Ephrata Who would have ever guessed that Lancaster would be home to a small town that became a trendsetter from the moment it was founded? I’m referring to Ephrata. I’ve heard ...Read More

Top 10 To-Dos for July 2019

Through August 31 | Music in the Vineyards Nissley Vineyards If you appreciate music and wine, then you will want to attend this musical concert series. Bring a picnic (food vendors ...Read More

A Geocaching Convert

What would you say if someone asked you to go on a treasure hunt? For those of us whose hobby is to get out and explore, that’s an exciting proposition, ...Read More

June is Busting Out All Over!

Summer arrives June 20! It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and celebrate the season. Music! The arrival of summer means concerts

Three Trends to Try in Your Garden

It’s that time of the year! Garden season! Will you be hauling out the same garden art this year? Buying

Takeaways From the 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show That You

The Philadelphia Flower Show, which serves as harbinger of spring, runs deeper than displays of pretty flowers. More importantly, it

The Green Room

Appropriately enough, the creator of this space, David Gelatt, is not only an avid gardener but has long been a

SerenDIPity

Serendipity is defined as making “unexpected and fortunate discoveries.” Such is the professional and personal relationship that exists between Dwight

Say Olá to Thomas Augusto dos Santos Claro

Meet a stranger from another part of the world (and even from another generation) and the saying that we have

A Night in Morocco

Driving down a bamboo-lined drive on a humid summer night, a farmhouse appears at the bottom of the hill. Overlooking

Rafe Hottenstein’s Passion for Cooking Shines at Josephine’s

Growing up in the restaurant industry sparked Rafe Hottenstein’s passion for cooking – a passion he’s now sharing as executive