• Bucks County comes to Gretna: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

    American playwright Christopher Durang grew up in New Jersey, got an Ivy League education from Harvard and Yale, and then settled down in Bucks County. I always find it amusing to watch the response from theatregoers when...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • The ‘Highway’ leads to Mount Gretna: An introduction to Gretna Theatre

    This first in a series of five reviews of the 2018 Gretna Theatre season — something new to Lancaster County Weeklies — will serve as both an introduction to the theatre and its 2018 season as well...

    • Posted June 27, 2018
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  • Finding Mount Gretna… Brewery

      They have yet to hit their first anniversary. They’ve been to a brewfest in Lititz. Festgoers in Ephrata over the weekend got a chance to check out their brews. So, I thought it was time to...

    • Posted June 27, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Tag’ and ‘Hereditary’ – The LOAD phenomenon

    It was an incredible weekend at the box office, but I was not one of the millions flocking to theatres to see “Incredibles 2.” I must admit, I never saw “The Incredibles.” I caught parts of the...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Clear skies bring great turnout to Bonifest

      St. Boniface was blessed yet again with another beautiful day for their annual namesake festival, Bonifest, Saturday, June 9 as hundreds of Bonifans filled the Ephrata craft brewery’s parking lot to enjoy music, friendship, and special...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Talk to the hand! Last chance to see ‘Hand of God’ at EPAC this weeken

    We’ve all reached the point at some time when we would just like to smack someone across the face (I may be that someone by the end of this review), throw a chair across a room, or...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Solo’ and ‘Adrift’

    Two movies, one theme: solitude Welcome back, director Ron Howard! I can’t think of a better pair of hands to put in charge of the origin story of one of Star Wars’ most well-loved characters, Han Solo....

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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  • New brews at Ephrata Brewfest

      The third annual Ephrata Brewfest is less than a month away, so I gave fest co-organizer Patrick Reed a call to find out what may be new and exciting for 2018. “Every year we get (breweries...

    • Posted May 30, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Comedy for all

    ‘Deadpool 2’ The Avengers have fallen; that’s not a spoiler, but a fact, as “Deadpool 2” became the movie to knock “Avengers: Infinity War” from the number one spot at the box office over the weekend. In...

    • Posted May 23, 2018
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  • OCBC: reach for the beach (Hop’in Around on the road)

      During a recent mini-vacation I stopped by an Ocean City Brewing Company location. I remember when the summer vacation hotspot in Maryland was a craft beer desert — the closest beer fans could come to great...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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