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    Can-demonium!

    St. Boniface products now available in cans! The moment many fans of St. Boniface Craft Brewing have been waiting for is finally here. No longer is a growler necessary to get beer to go. Six-packs of Libation...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • LR20141211_CentReel
    ‘The Pyramid’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

    Welcome to what some call the dead zone, the movie industry’s moniker for the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas releases. Why is it dead? Well, because jockeying for position in the box office rankings is hard, having...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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    ‘Tomorrow’ is now: EPAC presents “Annie”

    I have to admit, I went into the opening night performance of EPAC’s “Annie” on Thursday, Dec. 4 with a bias. Not long ago, I saw a superb version of the musical. You see, it wasn’t even...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Photo courtesy of Stoudt’s
Belsnickel Lager, available at Stoudt’s Brewing Company, incorporates ginger, cinnamon, plums and raisins.
    Local brews for the holidays

    ‘Tis the season! Thanksgiving has come and gone and I feel I can finally talk about holiday beers (although most brewers are as overzealous as many Christmas fanatics who celebrate earlier and earlier every year and have...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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    And the winner is…

    Delicious! The winner is delicious. I’m talking about the winner of the Lititz Craft Beer Festival’s homebrew competition. A Smoked Chipotle Porter created by Brian Thomas, Jason Clement, and Will Meiser was crowned king of homebrews during...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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    ‘Big Hero 6’ and ‘Feast’

    Big bot a big hit  I really wanted to see “Interstellar” over the weekend. I love space movies on the big screen and I am a Matthew McConaughey homer, for sure. As we neared the theater I...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • 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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