• Hop’in Around: To the mead hall!

      I’ve been asked several times over the past couple months if I’ve gotten into the new meadery in Lancaster. Although I’d sampled Meduseld Meadery’s goods at a festival, I hadn’t actually been to the brick and...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Two heroes set up to fail

    ‘The Commuter’ As the buzz surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” wanes into a mellow murmur, a handful of seemingly lackluster new releases made their way into theaters over the weekend. Enter Liam Neeson, whose characters never...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • It’s cold…Put a sweater on that beer!

      Just in time for these nearly unbearable winter temps, Appalachian Brewing Company based a beer on a piece of clothing we could all use right now: a sweater. It turns out Argyle Sweater IPA, which was...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews

    For those who already piled into theaters to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” or perhaps could care less about stories from galaxies far, far away, here is a look at two movies hoping to topple the...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • 100th: A milestone and turning point

    When I meet new friends, they eventually learn what I do for a living — write about beer, spirits, food, etc. — almost always this fact elicits a response of “that’s a tough job,” “must be nice,”...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

      I was working as a manager/projectionist at a small independent theater when “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” opened in 1999. I watched the trailer literally hundreds of times. I read every piece of conjecture and sought...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • The Force is with him

    Local sound man goes on Galactic tour The Star Wars-inspired rock band Galactic Empire lists their hometown as “a galaxy far, far away.” In actuality, some of the members live locally. The band’s sound technician, Roger Fitzwater...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • It was Oz-some! 

    EPAC infuses ‘Wizard of Oz’ with humor Over my many years of discussing, watching, learning and writing about film, I have held steadfast to my conviction that the greatest movie ever made is Victor Fleming’s 1939 “The...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Free beer!

    Wait for it… I had some free time before heading over to EPAC this weekend to catch their production of “The Wizard of Oz,” so I thought I’d stop into Union Barrel works in Adamstown for dinner....

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Billboards’

    Limited releases shine The battle between “The Justice League” and “Thor” managed to create a massive crevasse in the release of new movies, as only Buena Vistas’ animated “Coco” dared open after the monoliths of super hero...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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