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

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