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

Meet the 2022 SCORE Small Business Award Winners

This year’s SCORE Small Business Awards recognized five local businesses that demonstrated resiliency, leadership and excellence in the face of

Living in a Natural World

When Stacy Martin and Kevin Lehman moved to suburbia six years ago, the property they purchased provided them with a

Perfect Pots: A Grassroots Enterprise Blooms

With Longwood Gardens as her playground, a grandmother whose gardens served as a classroom and a mother who operated a

Plant Shopping For a Cause

May is when gardeners get serious about buying plants. By early June, they’re putting the finishing touches on their gardens,

Dine and Shop in Brickerville

The Brickerville House and its shops have become a dining/shopping destination. “People enjoy the restaurant’s historic atmosphere. They dine here

Front Porch Baking Co.: Grain Forward

Earlier this year, Food & Wine magazine presented a state-by-state rundown of the best forward-thinking bread bakers in the country.

Hummingbirds!

Continuing last month’s column on attracting songbirds to the garden, the focus this month is on the special characteristics and

Painting the River Towns En Plein Air

Sixty local and regional artists are taking their work outdoors to capture the beauty of the Susquehanna River and surrounding