• The Anniver5ary Hegemony stout harkens back to St. Boniface’s
beginnings. (Photos by Michael Upton)
    Happy Anniver5ary, St. Boniface!

      Five years can make a big difference. When I first wrote about St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company, the publication running the story didn’t even post all their stories online. That story is almost lost to time,...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Hugh Glass, a pioneer scout pushed
to the edge of his sanity and endurance, in “The Revenant.” (Image from foxmoview.com)
    ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

    Oscar nominees: Best Picture This year’s nominees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been announced, and once again there are a ton of films up for Best Picture. Actually, there are only eight,...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    Happy New Beer! (Part 2 of 2)

    If your New Year’s resolution was to find and try some new beers, I’m hoping I can help you out. Trying new beers has never been a real effort for me; I’ll give any beverage a shot,...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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    Reel Reviews: ‘Carol’ and ‘Joy’

    Oscar nominees: The leading ladies With Oscar nominations set to be announced Thursday, Jan. 14, I got an early jump on two movies creating a lot of buzz. 2016 may be remembered as the year of the...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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    Grammy-winning Brits to rock The Main in Ephrata

    “I don’t care what they say / I won’t stay in a world without love.” – Peter and Gordon, “A World Without Love,” released April 27, 1964 Peter Asher is often labeled as a British guitarist, singer,...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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    Hoppy New Year! (Part 1 of 2)

      If your New Year’s resolution was to find and try some new beers, I’m hoping I can help you out. Trying new beers has never been a real effort for me; I’ll give any beverage a...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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    ‘Star Wars’ fans out in Force for opening night

    It’s been a week since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” began smashing the Hollywood record books. Boxes offices around the world raked in staggering amounts of revenue, and domestically the film set the highest bar by far,...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – The Force is strong (and so are the spoilers)

    (Warning: This review contains SPOILERS!) So, if you were not one of the millions of people who packed into theaters last weekend (for coverage of opening night at Penn Cinema see the other story in this week’s...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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    Happy Anniversary, Black Forest!

    Wow! It’s already been a year since Bob and Denise Harter, owners of the 1777 Americana Inn Bed and Breakfast, opened Black Forest Brewing. On Saturday, Dec. 12, the small brewery (128 barrels in 2015) in Ephrata...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Taylor Luckenbill (left) as Fiona and Bryon Smith as Shrek in EPAC’s “Shrek: The Musical.” The show
runs through Dec. 19. Purchase tickets by visiting ephrataperformingartscenter.com. (Photo by Chris Knight)
    Shrek the Musical: A nasty, fun time

      Once upon a time, in a land called Thomas P. Grater Community Park, there stood a theatre of local renown. Bigger in merit than in stature, the Sharadin Bigler Theatre housed the Ephrata Performing Arts Center,...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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