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    Jammin’ at JoBoy’s: blues and brews

      They make a great gose, which is now on tap, and JoBoy’s Brew Pub in Lititz may be best known for its southern-style barbecue and flagship brews like Lititz Springs Lager, Manheim Red, and Hopitude IPA,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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    ‘Sausage Party’ and ‘Suicide Squad’

    Not exactly a laugh a minute… With a cast of voices including Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, and Kristen Wiig, I figured the adult-themed, animated flick...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Pig Iron Old Canal Cream Ale was Michael Upton’s favorite offering
at Iron Pig Brewing Company in Marietta.
    Home brews and Pig Iron

    I apologize if I’m pouring salt in a wound for those who couldn’t secure tickets to this year’s Lititz Craft Beer Fest, but a venerable who’s who of regional brewing gathered at JoBoy’s Brew Pub on Wednesday,...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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    ‘Jason Bourne’

    Franchise reboots with familiar face Jason Bourne is back … for real this time.* After a one-movie hiatus, Matt Damon is back into the spy/thriller franchise. It seems the masses wanted it this way, since the movie...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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    A first look at BJ’s Brewhouse

    With locations in 22 states, I assumed BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse knew what they were doing when it came to beer. Wait for it … Lancaster County’s newest brewery is a chain based out of California, which...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    ‘American Idiot’ teaches a tough societal lesson

    “Welcome to a new kind of tension. / All across the alienation. / Where everything isn’t meant to be okay. / Television dreams of tomorrow. / We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow. / For that’s...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Bryan Cranston (left) and John Leguizamo star in “The Infiltrator,” now in theaters. The movie tells
the true story of Robert Mazur, an undercover agent deep in the dangerous world of drug smuggling
    ‘The Infiltrator’

      The Bryan Cranston effect In real life, Robert Mazur risked everything — his life and the lives of his family members. No wonder the original cover of his book, “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • LR20160623_DYH beerfest

    “That didn’t take long” was the comment I put up on Lititz Craft Beer Fest’s Facebook photo. The photo, courtesy of the Lititz Record Express, shows the backdrop of a previous festival with the words SOLD OUT...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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    Ephrata Brewfest: good libations

    The sun was shining Saturday, June 25, and the beer was flowing from 12 breweries as the first Ephrata Brewfest went off with success. Organizers promised the event’s return for 2017, and plan to make it bigger...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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    Hopin’ Around: Special travel edition: Bermuda

    This island destination has pink sand, palm trees, and … beer. Of course, while on vacation I made it a point to visit Bermuda’s only brewery and sample all their beers! I wasn’t the only one. Dockyard...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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