July-August 2023

Mount Joy: Honoring the Past, Sailing Into the Future

History abounds in this small town that grew out of the wilderness, offering natural riches to fur traders and religious freedom to Scots-Irish settlers. Fast forward 300-plus years and while ...Read More

Mount Joy: Show Your Colors

Veterans Day (as well as other patriotic holidays) haven’t looked quite the same in Mount Joy since Harold Billow’s passing on May 17, 2022. Billow, who was born in 1922 ...Read More

Mount Joy: Living

Mount Joy living certainly offers a world of possibilities. Whether your taste is period or contemporary, you’ll find it in Mount Joy. If period architecture is your preference, the downtown ...Read More

Mount Joy: Library

Visit the Milanof-Schock Library and it’s obvious that it’s a beloved and very utilized part of the community. As the very popular event facilitator, “Miss Jan”, noted, library personnel were nearly ...Read More

Mount Joy: Parks

For a small town, Mount Joy offers its residents plenty of spaces – ranging from small pocket parks such as Old Standby on West Main Street to the 32-acre Little ...Read More

Mount Joy: Stay

Nancy Skee always dreamed of owning a bed & breakfast. When she retired from teaching – 24 years in the Manheim Township School District – she took over Mount Joy’s ...Read More

Mount Joy: Twirl

Paula’s School of Baton “My cousin took baton lessons, so I wanted to take them,” says Paula McAdoo of idolizing her older cousin. Little did Paula know that she would ...Read More

13 Must-Dos for October 2023

In the opinion of many, October is the unofficial start of the holiday season, as it entails decorating, social gatherings,

Erin Gerlach: Fearless DIYer

Erin Gerlach discovered a “passion for construction” when she and her husband, Justin, purchased their first home and found themselves

Kitchen Design: A Classic But Modern Choice

It was inevitable. Our love affair with all-white kitchens seems to be waning. Peruse home-focused magazines, blogs and internet sites

Celebrating Our Agricultural Roots

Beginning in late August in Elizabethtown and continuing through early October in Manheim, fair season remains a time-honored tradition in

Spice It Up With Saffron

No doubt, you’ve seen the small packets of saffron at the checkouts of local supermarkets and specialty stores. I would

Isaac’s: Cheers to 40 Years

The year was 1983. Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to space. We were listening to Michael

Fall is For Planting

Gardening season is not quite over. Fall is the perfect time to divide perennials and plant new trees and shrubs.

Before or After I Do: Viva Las Vegas! 

Vegas and weddings. Synonymous, right? But, what about bachelor/bachelorette getaways and honeymoons?  My trip to Vegas last year was a blur. As