• Cocalico Corner: Crystal Spring now a flood of memory

    If you’ve got a hankering for some fresh water from the Crystal Spring near Adamstown, you’d better find another way to quench your thirst. The facility, owned by Lynn Rannels, which closed this summer will remain so....

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Gypsy moth issues examined in West Cocalico

    The pesky and destructive gypsy moth has again invaded the northern fringe of Lancaster County. A infestation of the tree-destroying insects has been discovered by property owners along Whitehall Road in the Reinholds area of West Cocalico...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: democracy takes a hit

    Serving as a part-time municipal official has its moments. Well, actually, it has its hours…upon hours…upon hours. I know this certainty from more than a decade of experience. There is legislation to craft and act upon, there...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Don Rongione (left), president and CEO of Bollman Hats, Adamstown, and Neal Stewart, vice president of marketing at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, stand before the newly-named Dogfish Thread Knitting Mill, a part of Bollman Hat Co. in Adamstown. Photo by Donna Reed
    America first: Collaboration caps off new Bollman operation

    Under the hot sun and indoors amid stifling temperatures and high humidity last Thursday, Sept. 8, more than 150 folks bore the elements with smiles and hope at Adamstown’s venerable Bollman Hat Co. The reason for celebration:...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: ‘Dutch Treats:’ Cooking up history

    “If you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much!” Who among us residing or with roots deep in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside hasn’t heard — or used — that expression? For those of us native to...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Ella Musser
    Cocalico Corner: Collaboration a must for Cocalico’s Musser

    When the students, faculty, and staff of the Cocalico School District report back to their respective campuses, there will be a new leader in the front office. Dr. Ella Musser assumed the post of superintendent July 1....

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: A nightmare sadly revisited

    For our neighbors just over the Cocalico line in Berks County, a nightmare unfolded this past hazy humid Saturday afternoon. In a quiet upscale development, the unthinkable occurred: the violent deaths of five members of a family,...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: A time to chill out

    We’re in the dog days of summer and if ever there was a year to feel beaten down by this specific time of the season, it’s this year. The sporadic three-days-at-a-stretch heat waves with their heavy heat...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: A week full of the blues

    The tragic and heartbreaking events last week in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, and Dallas sparked millions of conversations — and one of them occurred Friday afternoon in the Review/Record newsroom. As the staff dwindled down to a final...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: Sold on the old

    There’s a reason why Adamstown is at the epicenter of antiquing in America. This corner of Cocalico has been dubbed Antiques Capital USA. Indeed, there is a Web site dedicated to just that. Antiques fever —and its...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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