CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

March 2018

Victoria Mowrer’s City Garden

Three years ago, Victoria bought a house in the city and immediately went to work restoring its “postage-stamp-sized” backyard. “It was a mess,” Victoria says of the backyard that was distinguished ...Read More

Life/Style

“Styles and lifestyles change,” says kitchen designer Amber Miller of Bareville Kitchens & Design. When those changes happen simultaneously, homeowners are faced with the age-old question of whether to remodel ...Read More

Making an Entrance

The front door. Yes, it’s a vital component of your home, as it gets you from point A to point B. But, it’s more than that! A front door can ...Read More

Cooking With Cast Iron

Almost everyone has a deep-rooted fondness for cooking with cast iron. Whether it’s a secret family recipe passed from generation to generation or the aroma of bacon sizzling in a ...Read More

Interview with Dennis Powell, Founder of Butter Pat Industries

Dennis' family is from South Carolina; he now lives in Maryland. He is an architect by profession and is partial to old vernacular farm buildings in Lancaster County, specifically the ...Read More

Sparks in the Dark

A Party in Black Enlivens Mid-winter Lancaster’s first Fête en Noire — French for “party in black” — was so heartily embraced by local party-goers that its 400 online tickets sold ...Read More

Sláinte! To Irish beer!

Ireland and beer; to say the two are synonymous is an understatement. I feel comfortable making this declaration, being partly Irish myself and because, well ... I love beer. Traditional ...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