CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

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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 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