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

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