• Annabelle, a doll who scared the pants off everyone who watched “The Conjuring,” is back in her own feature film that 
tells her backstory. “Annabelle” has already grossed $70 million at the box office and hopes to make a killing (no pun intended) over Halloween weekend.
    Reel Reviews: ‘Ouija’ and ‘Annabelle’

    The horror! There are things that go bump in the night and things that go flop on the floor — the box office floor. That is what I wish I could be writing about “Ouija.” In fact, the...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Dave Stahl
    Blow out!

    Four ‘horns’men descend on EPAC Trumpeter Dave Stahl is a local guy. He cut his last live album at the now-defunct Ritz in New Holland. His band has performed many shows at local venues when he is...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Sally and the Cabaret Girls, during a lavish production number.
    Not your granddad’s ‘Cabaret’

    Every writer has a novel. Whether it lives in the imagination or in print, every writer has a certain level of desire to write the great American novel. Clifford Bradshaw is no different, as I found out...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Yuengling’s Porter has become so popular in Pennsylvania that it’s what people receive around the county when they order “porter.”  (Photos courtesy of everydaydrinkers.com)
    Porter: the workingman’s beer

    The American India Pale Ale, a.k.a. IPA, is still the most popular style among beer aficionados. But as the seasons put a nip in the air, drinkers usually start looking for something a tad darker to warm...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Daniel-Radcliffe-Horns
    ‘Dracula Untold’ and Halloween

    Something spooky this way comes! Bring out the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins! “Dracula Untold” flew into theaters over the weekend and locked up second place at the box office (with “Gone Girl” holding onto first place). Just...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • LR20141009_CEntHopin
    Beer of the month …or not

    By now, every brewer — if they make one — has their Oktoberfest/Octoberfest available. So, what is this seasonal concoction? As American craft brewing defines them, Oktoberfests are generally a gold-colored lager with an emphasis on malts and a...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Glimpse of Paddington the movie star
    Holiday treats to look forward to

    Reel Reviews This is a slow time of year for movies. Summer has ended. The kids are back in school and all the summer blockbusters have had their run. The holiday season is approaching, but until then...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    Lititz Craft Beer Festival: brews news

    The streets will flow with beer! Surely not much of the beer will fall directly onto Main Street in Lititz on Sunday, but it will reach the palettes of approximately 2,000 thirsty craft beer fans when they...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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    Reel Reviews

    ‘Dolphin Tale 2’  Flipper is back! Well, not really. Winter is back. The bottlenose who swam into the hearts of millions of Americans in 2011 is once again making a splash on the big screen. “Dolphin Tale...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Portraying the Loman family in EPAC’s “Death of a Salesman,” are (left to right): John Kleimo (Willy), Kevin Fennel (Happy), Josh Kirwin (Biff) and Elizabeth Pattey (Linda). The show runs through Sept. 20. (Photo courtesy of EPAC)
    EPAC ‘dead’ on

    Several years ago I had that year. The dryer broke. The dishwasher stopped working. The fan on our HVAC system went. Even the coffee machine gave up the ghost! It was a year I will never forget....

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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