• Beers for the pool…not in the pool!

        Jeff McSparran practically grew up at Woodridge Swim Club. It is one of the reasons he organized the first Woodridge Beer Fest in 2017. “I swam there since I was five years old. I had...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Blockbuster lackluster

    ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Holy cats! Something finally knocked “Black Panther” out of the number one spot at the box office! “Pacific Rim Uprising,” the sequel to the 2013 action hit starring Idris Elba and directed by this...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Local girls share ‘Show Boat’ spotlight

      Preteen BFFs (that’s “Best Friends Forever”) Abigail Lesher and Jaclyn Niven share a love of theatre and now get to share not only a stage, but a role. The nine-year-old girls from Cocalico were both cast...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • EPAC presents ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

    Off to Neverland! One of my high school English teachers pulled me aside after class one day and gave me some sage advice. Mrs. Ingram said, “You know, Michael, there is a difference between being childish and...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around: Shenanigans abound!

      The worldwide Irish rite of passage fell on a Saturday this year, and beer lovers (for the most part) flocked to local watering holes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this past weekend. I grabbed the family...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around: Big Apple brews

    Whenever I visit a place I always make it a point to check out the beer scene. While New York, state and city, has a well-established brewing identity, I wanted to see how the craft was doing...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Annihilation’

    A changing world Has Natalie Portman lost her allure as a hero? Well, if the box office has an answer, it is a resounding yes. Portman’s star was too dull to shine brightly over the weekend as...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Welcome to Helping Hour

      Since opening the doors of Black Forest Brewing in 2014, owners Bob and Denise Harter have been quite charitable. They have taken an active role in giving back to the community that supports them as a...

    • Posted February 21, 2018
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  • Bound by wild desire: Lititz couple ‘Cashes’ in on love of theater

    “I ended up marrying a girl from Lititz.” This is the long story short on how actor Justin Droegemueller became a Lititz resident. The Minnesota-born performer met fellow thespian Allison Fund seven years ago, and the two...

    • Posted February 19, 2018
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  • The sweetest show of the year

    EPAC kicks off 2018 season with Kids4Kids production of ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ There are stories that magically span generations, and Charlie Bucket’s adventure at Willy Wonka’s factory is one of those tales. I was not even born...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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