• Oktoberfest: Ephrata-style

      Oktoberfest is in full swing. The 16-day celebration in Munich, Germany, is expected to attract more than six million visitors from all around the world who will attempt to consume more than 12.000 hectolitres of beer...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Killing it — in different ways

    ‘Assassination Nation’ Every once in a while, a movie comes along that unabashedly says and does whatever the heck it wants. Along these lines I think of movies like “A Clockwork Orange,” “Mother!” and even “The Breakfast...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Wyndridge Farm pops into Lititz

    … and they’ll be back! They all asked about you / Down on the farm. The cows asked, the pigs asked / The horses asked, too. ~ “Down On The Farm,” Little Feat As far as I...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • ‘Picnic’ casts new and familiar faces

        My immediate family has never done much of anything for Labor Day. With the holiday falling so close to the start of school, any kind of traveling vacation seemed an anti-climactic end to our kids’...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Sticking Points

    ‘Peppermint’ I’m not often goaded into seeing a movie, but it did only take slight provocation from a friend to get me to cough up cash to see “Peppermint.” I could have cared less about this film...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around — On the road: Black Narrows Brewing

    Fennel and oysters and corn– oh my! Looking for one last road trip adventure before the summer is officially over? Go check out one of my regular haunts, Chincoteague Island, Va. — now with beer! Located at...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Dog days at the movies

    ‘A-X-L’ Come. Sit. As a dog lover, when I learned there were back-to-back releases featuring stories about dogs I was all in to fetch both shows. Evidently &tstr; based on the box office numbers* &tstr; I was...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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  • Out with a laugh: Gretna ends season with ‘An Evening with Groucho’

    It’s all fun and games until someone — meaning me — gets called out in front of a packed theatre… then it gets really fun! The final regular performance of the 2018 Mount Gretna Theatre season opened...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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  • A rich opening at Pour Man’s

      An early start allowed the folks at Pour Man’s Brewing Company, Ephrata’s newest brewery located at 284 S. Reading Rd., next to the Rita’s, to ease into their grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 18. “It was...

    • Posted August 22, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: End of summer blockbusters

    ‘The Meg’ It’s proven to be a good summer for the movie industry. The slump that grew for weeks over winter and spring is officially over, and for many of us, so is summer. But, theaters are...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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