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

Top 10 March To-Dos

Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival March 11-12 | Millersville University Student Memorial Center This festival will feature exhibitors displaying their woodcarving

Waterside Getaway

Who doesn’t fantasize about living by the water! The historically low interest rates, which were available during the pandemic, created

A Homestyle St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is surrounded by good intentions, misconceptions and green dye. By learning about the man behind the holiday,

Time Marches On

I’m probably among the few people who consider March to be one of their favorite months. I like it for

Eclectic Menu, Golf Course View: Blue Collar Restaurant, Bar

Tucked into the manicured fairways and greens of Four Seasons Golf Club in East Hempfield Township, Blue Collar Restaurant, Bar

Sounds Like Home: Some Other Lancasters

We’ve all heard it before, the verbal butchering of our city and county name, Lancaster. Emphases on the wrong syllables.

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