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 February 2023

Poppy's Groundhog Day Scavenger Hunt | February 2-5 Various Locations Join Poppy, the famous groundhog ambassador of Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation,

Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation: Nature Calls!

Rehabilitating nature’s smaller creatures – squirrels, rabbits and groundhogs – is the driving force behind the nonprofit organization that took

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center: The Art of

If you didn’t know better, you would assume you mistakenly entered an art museum and not Penn State Health’s new

Ville & Rue: Rebecca Addington Finds Her Niche

Rebecca Addington could not be happier. After years of following along a circuitous career path, she became a business owner

Lancaster Beignet Co.: A Taste of New Orleans

Does your bucket list include traveling to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras? If that’s not in your cards for

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre: Dinner And a Show

While the concept of the dinner theatre can be traced to the Middle Ages, it didn’t become a favorite form

Lititz Fire & Ice Festival

Get ready to bundle up and hit the streets of Lititz because the Fire & Ice Festival is back from

Rollin’ Into the Future of Bicycles

Nationwide, sales of electric bikes (or e-bikes) grew by 145% in 2020, outpacing sales of all other bike styles. I