CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

March 2016

The Long & Short of It

People always ask me to name the favorite part of my job. That’s a no-brainer. I love to write about homes and gardens. The next thing they’re always curious about ...Read More

Rise of the Creative Space

The term artisan has surpassed cliché. I can find an abundance of artisan breads and cheeses at market, artisan selections on the paint store color chart, and even artisan household ...Read More

Mulch This Over!

It seems as if mulching has developed into the American way of gardening. Refreshing the mulch has become the first ritual that celebrates the onset of spring. For some homeowners, ...Read More

Up, Up and Away!

How many times have you seen a hot air balloon floating across the skyline and wondered what the landscape would look like from high above? Well, not only are we ...Read More

So Many Gigs, So Many Memories Clair Brothers Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, magic happened in Lititz. Two brothers took their interest in tinkering with audio speakers and their enjoyment of working together and made themselves a hobby, a passion ...Read More

A Unique Dining Experience

Checkers Bistro became an instant favorite with Lancastrians when it opened 10 years ago. Owners David Payne, Masami Kawano and Jeff Thornton have worked to create a dining experience that ...Read More

A Couple of Wine Lovers

Storing wine is serious business. A cool, constant temperature, plus darkness and humidity, equals happy bottles of wine. But, as Fred Young knows, creating a wine cellar doesn’t have to ...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