CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

September 2018

the long & short of it

Working on the August “Back-to-School” feature and paying a recent visit to “The Lancastrian” Facebook page made me realize that 50 years ago I was preparing for my senior year ...Read More

Miesse Candies is Sweet on Penn State Ice Cream

Fans of the ice cream made by the Penn State University Berkey Creamery no longer have to travel to State College for a taste of one of Pennsylvania’s most famous ...Read More

Drager Farms … the Focus is on Healthy Living

Nathan Drager lives and farms by the motto, healthy soil = healthy plants = healthy animals = healthy people. “I could sit and talk about this stuff all day long,” ...Read More

Nissley Vineyards: A Toast to a Third Generation

Nissley Vineyards is “rooted” in tradition. What started as a hobby for J. Richard Nissley has turned into an internationally award-winning vineyard. But, the estate is turning over a new ...Read More

More to Check Out in Marietta

Shank’s Tavern Freddy States fondly refers to owner Bob Shank as the “chairman” of Marietta’s dining scene. “It seems as if he’s been here from the beginning,” he says. Actually, a ...Read More

Heart Café

“I’m really excited to be in Marietta,” says Chef Jason Hampton, who took over the East Market Street café in June. “We’ve been warmly received by residents and other businesses.” Jason, ...Read More

McCleary’s Public House

You might say that McCleary’s is Freddy States’ ongoing fixer-upper project. First, he transformed a patio at the rear of the property into a glass-enclosed four-season garden room. His latest ...Read More

The Railroad House Inn

Like many restaurants in Marietta, the Railroad House, which dates to 1823, has seen its fair share of uses. Originally, it did double duty by providing canal workers with lodging ...Read More

Thoroughly Modern Lancaster

Lancaster may be the epicenter of colonial and traditional styling where kitchen design is concerned, but if this kitchen is any indication, we have our fair share of modernists among ...Read More

Discover the Independent Retailers of Lancaster City

The vibrant variety of independent retail in Lancaster City will take center stage during Lancaster City Indie Retail Week from

August Angst

Sadly, summer is winding down and soon it will be back to the same old routine. Don’t despair; there are

Haint Blue

No, it’s not a Dutchy way of describing a shade of blue … wait a minute, turns out there might

Glass in the Garden

Dale Chihuly is once again putting the focus on glass as an artistic addition to gardens through the exhibit that

Lose Yourself Along Route 23

I know what you’re thinking … how could you possibly lose yourself  along busy Route 23 in Eastern Lancaster County?

Route 23 Corridor: A Variety of Dining Experiences

The Route 23 corridor from Leola to New Holland and beyond offers diverse and fun dining experiences. Choosing from the

The Golden Guernsey

In the shadow of the Welsh Mountains, a small herd of Guernsey cows grazes the rolling pasture. Operated by Dina

Recess! In the Courtyard

Recess! For a kid, that word ranks up there with “Christmas” and “snow day.” For the parents of Sacred Heart