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November 2020

Today’s Special: Survival

To say 2020 has been rough on restaurants is an understatement and not to be made light of for the sake of the 13.49 million people who were employed in ...Read More

If it’s Tuesday …

Lancaster County is without a doubt home to some of the best farmers markets in the country. Root’s Country Market & Auction, located just outside of Manheim, is among them ...Read More

ISSEI NOODLE: Asian Fusion with a Phamily Twist

Over the last eight months, Andre and Donna Pham have learned to go with the flow – their restaurant’s tagline is “Peace. Love. Ramen.” – and meet the challenges of ...Read More

2020 … What a Year

Who is the person behind the mask on this month’s cover? She’s the magazine’s publisher, Jocelyn Engle, who is very in tune with the ups and downs that have defined  ...Read More

Men’s Mountain Weekend

November is prime time for mountain getaways – after all, it’s deer season and with it, male-bonding time! However, some high school buddies and I look forward to ascending into ...Read More

Pandemic Fundraising Pivots

“Every party needs a Plan B,” a seasoned event planner once said. Plan B used to mean preparing for a downpour during a tented party. Or, how to handle the ...Read More

2020: A Health Odyssey

I recently read that a person’s health begins to go downhill at age 69. “Boy, isn’t that the truth!” I thought to myself. Pair that notion with a pandemic and ...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