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    Bikes, bands and beer: Rock ‘N’ Goldsprints has it all

    Mark and Rebecca Branle want to see which local can go 500 yards the fastest from a dead stop on a single gear bike — and they’re putting beers in the hands of those who want to watch...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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    Reel Reviews

    Action! — ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ and ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ It was a good weekend at the box office with higher than expected numbers showing up to see new releases and Oscar nominations. The top three spots...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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    ‘Bowl’ing for beer

    I was hoping to write a funny column about all the awesome beer ads during the Super Bowl. What happened? The Budweiser family of beers, like always, made a splash, but where did all the funny stuff...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Front row l-r, Maya Burdick as Nala, Katie Latta as Rafiki and Alexander Hamel as Young Simba, back row l-r, Miguel Prysakar as Simba, Liam Roy as Scar and Olivia Eichler as Young Nala in the "Lion King" at Ephrata Performing Arts Center on Monday, January 30, 2017.
    Up-roar-ious applause for ‘Lion King, Jr.’

    When “The Lion King” hit the screens in 1994, Walt Disney Animation Studios was at its zenith of a renaissance, which during preceding years brought “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Prior to “The Little Mermaid” in...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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    Reel Reviews: ‘Gold’ and ‘Split’

    When the going gets tough… For those of you looking to see Matthew McConaughey in his full-hunk glory, you may be disappointed in “Gold.” For his role as Kenny Wells the actor shaved his head, donned fake...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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    LBC Taproom for beer and snacks

    Over the weekend I got a chance to visit the new Lancaster Brewing Company Taproom & Grill on Route 30. Formerly the Olive & Jasmine Restaurant (what was that by the way? seems confused to me…), the...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Critic Michael Upton predicts big things for “La La Land,” staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, when Oscars roll around. Both Gosling and Stone received Golden Globes for their performance in the musical, and the film captured best comedy picture, director, screenplay, score, and song. (Image from CLTure.com)
    Reel Reviews: 2017 Oscar picks

    With the Golden Globes wrapped up, it is only natural to look ahead to Feb. 26 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out Oscars. Like always I’ll try and predict nominees and winners...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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    Boniface and General Sutter pair up

    Beer pairings and dinners have become a popular event over the past couple of years for brew fans and foodies. The General Sutter Inn and Bulls Head Public House have been capitalizing on the popularity for some...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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    Reel Reviews: ‘Passengers’ and ‘Jackie’

    The bad future and good past It was almost a certainty. My friends and family agreed. “Passengers” looked like a bad movie. Well, I went to see it anyway. Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is a mechanic on...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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    Celebrating New Beers Eve

    Since I’ve been on a seasonal kick, I thought I might try and find a few beers to help ring in the New Year. There must be beers more celebratory than Miller High Life, the “champagne of...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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