CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

March 2017

House Rock Nature Preserve

I’ve sung the praises of the Lancaster County Conservancy on this page before, and I’m about to do it once more. As stewards to so many great nature preserves in ...Read More

Channel Your Inner Irish Spirit

 This Marietta restaurant combines the tradition of an Irish pub with the relaxed feel of a casual dining destination. This dual personality translates into an eclectic atmosphere. Mccleary’s Pub was established ...Read More

Watch Out for Poison Ivy!

This is the one plant that every person who gardens must be able to identify and be respectful of the risks it presents. I garden in the country where there is ...Read More

A Bat Mitzvah – Beyond!

When a beloved only daughter reached the once-in-a-lifetime milestone in the Jewish faith – her bat mitzvah – her parents declared it time for an over-the-top, out-of-the-park celebration. Sloane Kidan ...Read More

Andrea Schopf: She Collects Seashells by the Seashore

Who hasn’t collected seashells with the idea of doing something artsy with them? Andrea Schopf has done just that; this month she will exhibit her shell creations in the 80th ...Read More

Home Décor … What’s Trending in 2017

Sheri Smoker of Room with a View offers her observations on the home trends forecast for 2017. In Sheri’s opinion, traditional design continues to be the definitive look of Lancaster County. ...Read More

Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Harrisburg!

PBS’s hit show will be making a stop in Harrisburg on June 3. In 1998, I experienced the Antiques Roadshow phenomenon when it made a stop in Richmond, Virginia. In April, ...Read More

Top 10 To-Dos for October 2022

Lancaster County Best Kept Secrets Tour | October 6-22 Various Locations Experience a unique shopping adventure featuring 41 off-the-beaten path businesses.

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