• A tale as old as time: EPAC presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

        Like the majority of those who have enjoyed the tale of beautiful Belle and the Beast who dwells in the castle on the outskirts of her town, I have only known “Beauty and the Beast”...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • ‘Tis the season… for seasonal brews!

      That goofy Grinnin’ Grizzly has reared his adorable mug at Appalachian Brewing Company, marking the unofficial start of holiday-inspired beers. ‘Tis the season! And all those wintery-wonderful brews spiced with Christmas spirit are now on tap...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Setting up the Christmas box office champ

    ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ While “Ralph Breaks the Internet” was breaking the box office, Screen Gems (a.k.a. Sony) tried to break into the wallets of holiday-spending Americans with a horror flick. They got me. “The Possession...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Staging a Christmas ‘Wish’: Local youngsters part of holiday musical at Dutch Apple

      While waiting through auditions, Kelly Ann Lynch wished every child could be cast in the 2014 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre’s holiday show. “I knew many of the children there and asked them which Christmas song he...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around: Lancaster County Resilience

    What would it take to get 15 of the region’s breweries to collaborate on one brew? The answer is: a good cause. When Sierra Nevada Brewery put out a nationwide call for help to raise funds for...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: holiday blockbusters begin

    ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ It’s that time of year again. Welcome to the holiday blockbuster season! Don’t tell my family, but I had to go see “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” without them. But,...

    • Posted November 20, 2018
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  • Griddle me this

    What new crepe and coffee shop is coming to downtown Ephrata? Griddle & Grind Cafe, a new eatery in downtown Ephrata, will feature crepes and gourmet coffee starting this week. “We are really hoping to open the...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • On the Road special edition: Culpeper, Va.

      Not so literally I stumbled upon the beer scene in Culpeper, Va., while making a trek toward the Shenandoah Mountains recently. I didn’t stop here to find beer. I simply wanted to crash for the night...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Hunter Killer’

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Oh mama mia, mama mia… I could not wait for “Bohemian Rhapsody” to be released… I’m a sucker for a good rock and roll movie. Based on the...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Local haunts

    The haunting season is upon us. Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts walk the streets of small towns, trick-or-treaters go out to collect goodies. But, what about the real ghosts who walk the ethereal plane between this world and...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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