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

Meet the 2022 SCORE Small Business Award Winners

This year’s SCORE Small Business Awards recognized five local businesses that demonstrated resiliency, leadership and excellence in the face of

Living in a Natural World

When Stacy Martin and Kevin Lehman moved to suburbia six years ago, the property they purchased provided them with a

Perfect Pots: A Grassroots Enterprise Blooms

With Longwood Gardens as her playground, a grandmother whose gardens served as a classroom and a mother who operated a

Plant Shopping For a Cause

May is when gardeners get serious about buying plants. By early June, they’re putting the finishing touches on their gardens,

Dine and Shop in Brickerville

The Brickerville House and its shops have become a dining/shopping destination. “People enjoy the restaurant’s historic atmosphere. They dine here

Front Porch Baking Co.: Grain Forward

Earlier this year, Food & Wine magazine presented a state-by-state rundown of the best forward-thinking bread bakers in the country.

Hummingbirds!

Continuing last month’s column on attracting songbirds to the garden, the focus this month is on the special characteristics and

Painting the River Towns En Plein Air

Sixty local and regional artists are taking their work outdoors to capture the beauty of the Susquehanna River and surrounding