• Reel Reviews: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Hunter Killer’

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Oh mama mia, mama mia… I could not wait for “Bohemian Rhapsody” to be released… I’m a sucker for a good rock and roll movie. Based on the...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Local haunts

    The haunting season is upon us. Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts walk the streets of small towns, trick-or-treaters go out to collect goodies. But, what about the real ghosts who walk the ethereal plane between this world and...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Hopin Around: With a quack, quack here…

    …and a quack, quack there, Mike and Kristen Brubaker will be celebrating an anniversary. Throw in a “moo,” too, because I’m talking about Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown. The environmentally-friendly brewery is marking its fourth anniversary in November...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • If the stage is a rockin’… EPAC presents: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

      I cannot recall the first time I walked into a theatre to see a show. I’m sure it was part of some public-school field trip to some local stage where I saw some title appropriate for...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Earthly and lunar fears

    ‘Halloween’ There was no doubt “Halloween” would nab the top spot at the box office on its opening weekend. Horror films are the industry dandy these days. The question was whether the supposed finale to the slasher...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around: What to do this weekend

      Many beer fans will be at the inaugural Ephrata Oktoberfest taking place this Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 ‘til 4 p.m. at Grater Memorial Park. But, if you are looking for some other things to fill...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Venom’ and ‘A Star is Born’ – New releases from different worlds

    ‘Venom’ Not to be confused with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means this movie does not tie into the storyline engulfing The Avengers, Thanos, Ant-Man, et al., the latest comic book superhero film to grab the number...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • ‘Carrie’ is scary, fun, and intimate

    Something is not right at the Open Stage of Harrisburg. A warning posted on the entrance to the theatre space at 25 N. Court St. reads “Please ignore the alarms and the screaming from inside the theatre.”...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • Oktoberfest: Ephrata-style

      Oktoberfest is in full swing. The 16-day celebration in Munich, Germany, is expected to attract more than six million visitors from all around the world who will attempt to consume more than 12.000 hectolitres of beer...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Killing it — in different ways

    ‘Assassination Nation’ Every once in a while, a movie comes along that unabashedly says and does whatever the heck it wants. Along these lines I think of movies like “A Clockwork Orange,” “Mother!” and even “The Breakfast...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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