• FFA teens prepare for 103rd PA Farm Show

    Part two: Feeding and handling LNP Weeklies and Lancaster Farming correspondent Art Petrosemolo has been following both 4H and FFA members this fall. He wrote about the Lancaster 4H team who represented the state at the Livestock...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Remembering Christmas ‘back in the day’

    Christmas memories from the past — some just a few years ago and others dating back decades — seem to bubble up in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Viola White, “Vi” to everyone, turned 100...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Poinsettias and Christmas trees are beloved seasonal decor

    It’s that time of year when all local farm stores look like Santa’s village with piles of Christmas trees and acres of red, pink and white poinsettias plants–symbols of the season in the United States. Christmas Trees...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • A father and son survey the selection at Leola Produce Market. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Still time to get those pumpkins

    This fall, your local farm market has pumpkins, but probably not in the quantity that you are used to. Retailers are taking a careful approach this season on stocking Halloween’s iconic jack-o-lanterns. The wild summer weather —...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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  • Fiddling around in New Holland

    The warm and muggy weather on Labor Day kept some of the crowd away from the 31st Fiddlers’ Picnic, the grand finale of the New Holland Summer Arts Association 2018 programs — but the 1,000-plus who braved...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • The New Holland Transport Team pictured (left to right) are Cliff Stauffer, shop maintenance manager; Kevin Koskot, controller; Ken Martin, sales and warehouse manager; Pamela Reel, office manager; Josh Hollinger, general manager and part owner; Rose Weaver, president; George Weaver; Tim Eshbach, dispatch manager, and Steve Mellinger, IT technician. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    New Holland Transport relocates to Denver

    New Holland Transport (NHT), a Weaver-family business and a fixture in the movement of eggs and produce to Eastern markets, has moved its operation from North Shirk Road in New Holland to a 90,000 square foot facility...

    • Posted August 22, 2018
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  • Ten Thousand Villages CEO Carl Lundblad discusses the company in the product bank display room at the Akron headquarters. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Ten Thousand Villages looks forward while embracing its past

    In 1946, Akron’s Edna Byler returned from a trip to Puerto Rico with her husband (a member of the Mennonite Central Committee) with handmade embroidery she purchased from a woman in LaPlata. The crafters’ work was so...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Lyrica Sacra: a renaissance in Anabaptist musical life

      The musical traditions of the conservative Anabaptist Christian churches are focused on four-part, acappella singing. Children are taught hymns early and master four-part harmony in their teens. For this community, musical instruments might be played in...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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  • Easter is a busy time for Carol Stark

    In mid-March, when Mike Rowe’s “Return the Favor” video program featuring Ephrata’s Carol Stark first aired on Facebook, more than two million people tuned in the first day. It was and is a tribute to Stark, who...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Dawn Nolt works with daughter Natalie as they taste a Lemon Pie Shooter dessert. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Denver’s Nolt has the recipe for success

    The consumer-driven cooking industry is a multimillion-dollar business with celebrity-hosted television shows, glossy magazines and internet blogs discussing food, providing recipes, cooking tips and more. And, don’t forget QVC and similar cable TV shopping sites for gourmet...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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