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

The Story of Washington, D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

Each spring, thousands of tourists flock to D.C. to see the famous cherry blossoms that encircle the Tidal Basin and

In Her Own Words

Looking for guidance or simply an interesting read? Turn to the blogs on Henrietta Heisler’s website for her observations on

It’s Flower Show Time!

One indication that spring is on our doorstep has always been the Philadelphia Flower Show, which is being held March

February 1992: The Boys From the Hill

In the world of magazines, some covers are unforgettable, while others pass on into oblivion. In the case of Lancaster

Marching Into Spring!

March reminds us that spring is on its way (it arrives on the 19th) but lets us know that winter

A Most Unusual Houseguest

Groundhog Day always makes me think back to 1990. For the February 1991 issue, we decided to do a take-off

Leaping Through February

Considering that February is the shortest month of the year – it grows to 29 days every four years, including

LCM’s Top 10 From 2023

It’s always interesting to look back and see what captured the attention of visitors to our website (lancastercountymag.com) during the