• A pony cart stops at Lapp Valley Farm drive through window for ice cream and milk.
    Summer’s almost here

    Unique farm store serves ice cream that’s Lancaster County special There are no shortage of ice cream parlors and roadside stops in Lancaster County. But there is only one Lapp Valley Farm. Locals and tourists find the...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Dutchland Derby Rollers enter second decade of play

    Women’s Roller Derby sounds like a 1950s thing, and if you watch it on YouTube it’s pure entertainment with skaters on a high-bank track creating havoc with their opponents at breakneck speed. But don’t be fooled, roller...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Fred Esbenshade of Esbenshade’s Greenhouse in Brickerville with an early blooming lily and surrounded by more than 20,000 lilies growing for Easter. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Lancaster County Is back in bloom

    When’s Easter and Mother’s Day this year? What date do we plant the lilies, and start filling hanging baskets? Do we grow more pansies or petunias? It’s all about timing and the numbers for the Lancaster County...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Lancaster County Is back in bloom

    When’s Easter and Mother’s Day this year? What date do we plant the lilies, and start filling hanging baskets? Do we grow more pansies or petunias? It’s all about timing and the numbers for the Lancaster County...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • Irish dance showcase at Warwick High School

    For generations, young girls have taken dance lessons and loved it. Ballet and tap, classes with yearly recitals, and frilly dance costumes are all part of many young adults’ and parents’ memories. But who would have guessed...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Elva Stauffer is shown with her son, Ron, (left) in the Cloister Restaurant’s compact kitchen.
    45 years and counting at the Cloister Restaurant

    At 90, Elva Stauffer shows no signs of slowing down For decades, local eateries like the Ephrata’s Cloister Restaurant were a go-to spot for families seeking a night out, a respite from cooking at home, and —...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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