• Reel Reviews: Swing time at the box office

    It’s a weird time at the box office. Numbers have underperformed for four weeks straight. And, looking forward, there is not much to draw people to new releases until the kiddos get “Lion King” on July 19...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • No twist on ‘Oliver!’ — Gretna Theatre presents big musical in classic style

    Charles Dickens’ second novel, “Oliver Twist,” has been spun far and wide in the realm of adaptations. Disney took poetic license with the story in 1988 with its animated tale “Oliver & Company.” Dark Horse Comics recently...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Beer in suburbia

      Suburban Brewing Company is not really located in a suburban setting, at least not how I think of suburbia. Tucked away in what looks like a former furniture showroom (from the outside) in the small borough...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: More dead things on the big screen

    While two complete opposite children’s tales were topping the box office last weekend — “Child’s Play” and “Toy Story 4” — another story of a scary doll made its way into theaters with a full Thursday opening...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Maine events

      When I lived in Maine in the late ‘90s through the 2000s, Maine was on the forefront of what was then called microbrews. It was no California, but the states half-dozen or so breweries ranked it...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: See free movies this summer

    Now that I’ve got your attention with the whole “free movies” bit, know that donations help support the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, a city-wide celebration that includes screenings of some better-than-average anime films at Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • ‘Rounding Third’ swings for the fences

    At the end of June, the boys of summer are far from gone. Baseball is still in the air, especially in Mount Gretna. There’s no major league affiliation in the hamlet just across the Lancaster County line....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Sunshine, music, philanthropy highlight Bonifest 2019

      Another year and another Bonifest is in the books. The area’s coolest brewery festival saw sunny skies and happy crowds Saturday, June 8 as beer fans gathered to enjoy great music, raise donations for the local...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • ‘The play that dare not speak its name’

      Having the benefit of seeing Bob Checchia’s excellent theatrical work and his commitment to EPAC firsthand over the years, I was worried for him as he made his directorial debut with “The Motherf**ker With the Hat.”...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • ‘Crick or Creek’ Boniface beer promotes Water Week

    To many purists, water is the most important ingredient in beer. Breweries all around the world champion the purity of their water, or treat or process water before it gets near a recipe. After all, beer is...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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