• Box office opposites: ‘Alien: Covenant’ and‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

    I was hooked on the Alien when I first came across her in the early ‘80s. (I was six when the first movie hit the big screens, so I caught the movie after it was released on...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Comfort over headcount: Penn Cinema adds recliners

    In the face of what would be a massive opening weekend for the early summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5, two theaters at Penn Cinema sat devoid of moviegoers. Nothing was projected...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Coming soon: Taste of Lititz

    The massive growth in popularity of craft beer has prompted vendors, restaurants and brewers to seek new and creative ways to make their products stand out in the crowd. One way to highlight the unique flavors of...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Guardians’ & ‘The Circle’

    The future is now As expected, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” lit up the box office over the weekend, hauling in more than $145 million nationwide. The new Marvel Universe installment beat the weekend sequel total...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • More BBQ, more beer in Lancaster County

    BBQ. Beer. Two items that go hand-in-hand. Just ask Jeff Harless at JoBoy’s Brewpub in Lititz, who built a post military career passion into a thriving business. Well, there’s a new kid on the block, with an...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Peace, love, and theatre: EPAC presents ‘Hair’

    At one point in my life, I felt I was born in the wrong generation. I rode around in my buddy Matt’s pickle-colored VW mini-van, barefoot, and wore torn blue jeans and a black, floppy felt hat...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Josh Battisti
    Played well…Cocalico junior defies Asperger’s; lands lead in Reading musical production

    To meet 17-year-old Josh Battisti, a budding thespian and junior at Cocalico High School, one may never expect to link him with the word autism. The theater-obsessed teen is often all smiles, in and out of character....

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Born in China’ and ‘The Boss Baby’

    For children …or adults? DisneyNature, the real-life documentary arm of the worldwide juggernaut, has been putting out films since 2007 when they debuted “Earth.” This year’s installment is “Born in China,” a look at three of the...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Satellite locations

    Now that Lancaster Brewing Company has opened a third location (see Hop’in Around #76, 1/25/2017) I thought I should finally get up to Harrisburg and check out what the county’s namesake brewery is providing the capital. Once...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • St. Boniface introduces Well Wisher IPL to benefit third world water efforts

    After reading “A Long Walk to Water,” Sarah Northup and her daughter, Hannah, knew they needed to find a way to help. The short novel by Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park details the fictional life of...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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