CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

October 2017

Take a Long Weekend

Fall is a great time to hit the road and treat yourself to a relaxing long weekend. Fall foliage, cool temperatures, fairs and festivals … there’s so much to enjoy ...Read More
Like their father, Ed (center), Gene (left) and Jim (right) Schopf became teachers and farmers. They probably inherited their love of entertaining the 100,000 guests who visit Field of Screams each year from him, as well.
Like their father, Ed (center), Gene (left) and Jim (right) Schopf became teachers and farmers. They probably inherited their love of entertaining the 100,000 guests who visit Field of Screams each year from him, as well.

Like Father, Like Sons

Field of Screams is celebrating its 25th season this year. Owners Jim and Gene Schopf credit their success to hard work and a solid family ethic that was taught to ...Read More
House-made rubs and a selection of sauces allow guests to experiment with the taste and heat factor for barbecue, ribs and brisket. Here, sides include baked beans, a cornbread muffin and cole slaw.
House-made rubs and a selection of sauces allow guests to experiment with the taste and heat factor for barbecue, ribs and brisket. Here, sides include baked beans, a cornbread muffin and cole slaw.

A Pa Dutch Take on Barbecue

Smokehouse BBQ and Brews offers a bit of the unexpected – barbecue in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Located at Plain & Fancy Farm in Bird-in-Hand, the restaurant made ...Read More

Pop-Up Plants

Can you name a group of plants that provide non-stop color from early spring until frost, are easy to grow, need sowing just once, and are irresistible to beneficial pollinating ...Read More
The birthday girl, Heather Colosi.
The birthday girl, Heather Colosi.

Polo, Ponies and a Pretty Woman

Many of us recall the iconic polo match scene from the 1990 movie, Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, like it was yesterday. Vivian’s lovely brown-and-white polka dot ...Read More
What had been a storage room filled with dead computers and empty boxes was remodeled into a beer kitchen where Kurt takes on the role of “mad scientist” and makes beer to his heart’s content. He credits the look of the space to Dwight Graybill (Cocalico Builders), who purchased the cabinetry at an auction, relocated the beams from a barn on the property and salvaged the teak/mahogany flooring from tractor-trailer trucks. Kurt’s wife, Tracy, also gets kudos for finding the specialty lighting on the beam, as well as much of the “beer art” that hangs on the walls. Family memorabilia also decorates the space.
What had been a storage room filled with dead computers and empty boxes was remodeled into a beer kitchen where Kurt takes on the role of “mad scientist” and makes beer to his heart’s content. He credits the look of the space to Dwight Graybill (Cocalico Builders), who purchased the cabinetry at an auction, relocated the beams from a barn on the property and salvaged the teak/mahogany flooring from tractor-trailer trucks. Kurt’s wife, Tracy, also gets kudos for finding the specialty lighting on the beam, as well as much of the “beer art” that hangs on the walls. Family memorabilia also decorates the space.

The Beer Kitchen

“Don’t cry over spilled milk … it could have been beer!” reads the sign positioned directly over the stove in Kurt Fichthorn’s beer kitchen. Stepping into Kurt Fichthorn’s home is a ...Read More
Downsizing led Terry and Becky McKim to Stoudtburg Village in Adamstown. Their distinctive purple house attracts droves of picture takers – “It’s very popular with Baltimore Ravens fans,” Terry reports. While there are several outdoor-living areas, there isn’t a blade of grass to cut.
Downsizing led Terry and Becky McKim to Stoudtburg Village in Adamstown. Their distinctive purple house attracts droves of picture takers – “It’s very popular with Baltimore Ravens fans,” Terry reports. While there are several outdoor-living areas, there isn’t a blade of grass to cut.

Creating a New Nest

Six years ago, Becky and Terry McKim became empty nesters. “A year into it, we began contemplating our next move,” says Terry. Baby Boomers. They continue to impact the way of ...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