• Hop’in Around: Maine events

      When I lived in Maine in the late ‘90s through the 2000s, Maine was on the forefront of what was then called microbrews. It was no California, but the states half-dozen or so breweries ranked it...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: See free movies this summer

    Now that I’ve got your attention with the whole “free movies” bit, know that donations help support the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, a city-wide celebration that includes screenings of some better-than-average anime films at Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • ‘Rounding Third’ swings for the fences

    At the end of June, the boys of summer are far from gone. Baseball is still in the air, especially in Mount Gretna. There’s no major league affiliation in the hamlet just across the Lancaster County line....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Sunshine, music, philanthropy highlight Bonifest 2019

      Another year and another Bonifest is in the books. The area’s coolest brewery festival saw sunny skies and happy crowds Saturday, June 8 as beer fans gathered to enjoy great music, raise donations for the local...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • ‘The play that dare not speak its name’

      Having the benefit of seeing Bob Checchia’s excellent theatrical work and his commitment to EPAC firsthand over the years, I was worried for him as he made his directorial debut with “The Motherf**ker With the Hat.”...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • ‘Crick or Creek’ Boniface beer promotes Water Week

    To many purists, water is the most important ingredient in beer. Breweries all around the world champion the purity of their water, or treat or process water before it gets near a recipe. After all, beer is...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Monster and magic tops box office

    ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ There are certain people who are lured to the presence of Godzilla. However, after seeing the opening weekend numbers for “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” those folks are becoming fewer and fewer....

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: A patriotic pour

        When I got out of the Navy, one thing I swore I would never do again was wait in a line. I think that resolution lasted about a year. One trip to a water park...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘A Dog’s Journey’ and ‘The Intruder’

    Well played, Quaid Which Dennis Quaid are you looking for? Do you want the creepy, “that guy makes me feel uneasy” Quaid or the lovable and laughable dad-type Quaid? Take your pick, because both are at the...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: A hidden gem in Middletown

      At the beginning of the month, Woodridge Beer Fest successfully met its goal by raising $10,000 for the Lititz swim club. While talking with organizer Jeff McSparran about the event, he couldn’t help gushing about one...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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