CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

October 2016

A Passion for Toy Trains X 2

Christmas at the Elizabethtown public Library is special to kids and adults alike thanks to the Train Guys, who volunteer their efforts yearly to transform the basement of the library ...Read More

The View from a Helicopter

Crackle, Crackle … “If you look up ahead, that’s Leola. Over in that direction is New Holland, and off in the distance is Ephrata.” The voice of Pilot Garrett Snyder ...Read More

Barbecue, Southern Cuisine, Hard Cider and More

Craving Southern-style barbecue and all the fixins? Divine Swine In-Out BBQ in Manheim is definitely a place to try. Opened in November 2014 by Scott and Heather Bowser, owners of ...Read More

Utilizing Roadside “Weeds”

“Only the roadside weeds are flourishing; my prized perennials are languishing during all this heat and humidity,” lamented a gardening friend late in August. “Most are requiring almost daily watering.” This ...Read More

NORTH & WEST: Moo-Duck

In the North & West, one of the newer players (opened November 2014) has a deep connection to the conservation of the county’s history and community. When I first walked ...Read More

THE OLD EAST: St. Boniface 

What many people call the best brewery in the county started in a small space in a former shoe factory in downtown Ephrata in 2011. Eventually, owners Mike Price and ...Read More

FAR WEST: Columbia Kettle Works

Walking into Columbia Kettle Works, I realized the interior reminds me of mechanization. It should. Both Rod Smith and Bill Collister, owners of the establishment, are mechanical engineers. Bill is ...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