• 1985’s “The Breakfast Club,” starring (left to right) Judd Nelson,
Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, and Anthony Michael
Hall, won Michael Upton’s poll as the best back-to-school
movie of all time.
    Time to get schooled

    Once again, we’ve entered into the movie doldrums as we move out of summer and wait for the big-budget films of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s back to school time, which made me think of movies along that...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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    Judgment day: The craft beer tasters have spoken

      Aug. 13 was my birthday, and I couldn’t think of a much better way to spend it than trying a few dozen brews. It just so happened the first round of judging for the Lititz Craft...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • LR20150820_ReelReviews
    ‘Straight Outta Compton’: The strength of street knowledge

    I remember when I first heard N.W.A. I was up late, flipping through the channels when I landed on MTV. Here were a couple dudes dressed in a style I had never seen before telling me they...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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    Lititz Craft Beer Fest sold out!

    Some other options for those who missed out on Lititz Beer Fest tickets Organizers of the Lititz Craft Beer Fest were surprised, but pleased, by how fast the 2015 festival sold out two weeks ago. If you...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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    Totally tubular! – ‘Vacation’ and ‘Pixels’

    The return of all things 80s continues to dominate pop culture, and the movie theater is no stranger to the phenomena. The latest reprise, reincarnation, rewrite, resurrection, or whatever you want to re-call it, is “Vacation,” which...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • On the cover

James Barksdale, left, Ed Fernandez and Michael Duschl star in “La Cage Aux Folles,” opening tonight at EPAC. See story, page 10.
    ‘La Cage’ is all about family

    Sadly, my relationship with EPAC has become a distant one over the summer. I missed “The Odd Couple” in June because I was on vacation. After being a part of EPAC’s Center Stage Summer Theater Camp for...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    Gose: salty beer is trending

    Those of us who grew up around hard working, blue collar grandfathers may remember something quite odd about those men who drank beers of yesteryear like Goebel, Schlitz, and Stroh’s. Salt. As a youngster, I remember sitting...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • water
    Water that works

    “We turned the whole water system around, but people don’t really know it. Our water is pristine.” Jeff Iezzi, water quality specialist at the Ephrata Area Joint Authority Jeff Iezzi is puzzled when he sees people in the...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    The beer is near!

    Lititz Craft Beer Fest nearly sold out If you plan on drinking at the Lititz Craft Beer Fest on Sept. 27, you better get your hands on tickets soon. In its inaugural year, 2014, the all-craft beer...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Emilia Clarke (left) is Sarah Connor; and Arnold Schwarzenegger
is the Guardian, in “Terminator Genisys,” which had a very lukewarm
opening over Independence Day weekend.
    The ‘80s and ‘Terminator Genisys’

      They’ll be back … or not The 1980s have rebounded! Boom boxes and excessive hairspray have managed to stay away, but most things ‘80s — especially entertainment — are back en vogue (and have been for an eerily...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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