• Saturday marks the first day of summer, so we're talking all about Weiss beers. This refreshing Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb was found relaxing on the patio at the General Sutter. Meanwhile, ABC just released their Hinterland Hefe Weizen. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Weisse, weizen and whatnot!

    Wheat beers can have many monikers: weisse, weissbier, hefeweizen, white beer-witbier. What they all have in common is an abundance of wheat in place of malted barley in the brewing process. So, why all the different, strange...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • “Agnes of God” cast members Meegan Gagnon (left) and Robin Payne at the Ephrata Performing 
Arts Center. (Photo by Marty Heisey)
    EPAC’s ‘Agnes’ is killer entertainment

    When I was young — just barely old enough to remember — I got booted from Sunday school. You see, I had just learned about the digestive system. I was fascinated with the fact that stomach acids...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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    Taste of the Town – June 11, 2014 Edition

    Enjoy the Wide Open Skies at Fiorentino’s Now that summer is here, the deck at Fiorentino’s will be opening, so you can enjoy the great outdoors and wide open views of Lancaster Airport. The patio with its...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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    Strawberry Social: Seasonal treat supports Old Zion

    The Old Zion Church will celebrate the coming of summer with its annual Strawberry Social. The public is invited to visit the church lawn, located on Reifsnyder Road near Brickerville, on June 14 from 3:30 to 6:30...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Tractor show will feature 120+ vintage machines

    Paul Kline of 1400 Brunnerville Road, Lititz, has been collecting vintage tractors at his farm since the early 1990s. He’ll be holding an outdoor show, open to the public, on Father’s Day weekend &tstr; June 14 and...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    The past and future of film in Ephrata

    There are hidden gems throughout Lancaster County– spots only the locals really know about, places you don’t talk about because no one wants outside forces spoiling them. Inherently they are ours … as a community. However, sometimes people...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • The perceived simplicity of beer and grilled cheese has been elevated to new heights! (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Pairings: Commonwealth on Queen

    Beer pairings are super popular now (as beer begins to be considered more refined) and many great restaurants are offering full meals paired with a selection of local and national craft beers. Beer tastings are a course...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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    Back from the U.K., The Districts aren’t slowing down

    “These great fields are stretching, taking me oh so far…” is the line that flows into a guitar rift and harmonic melody. It is the beginning line of the song “Funeral Beds,” and the four-piece band that...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Drinking on the Deck at the Dutchmaid is a Spring rite of passage for many locals. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Drinking it all in… outside!

    Spring has sprung and Memorial Day is right around the corner. Pools will open. The rains will taper off. Time to grab a beer and hang outside! There are some great options for outdoor imbibing around the...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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    Concerts by the Creek begin May 20

    For the sixth year in a row, the Concerts by the Creek concert series will bring nationally known bands to Ephrata’s Grater Park. The first concert, held May 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., will feature The American Rogues,...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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