• Hop’in Around: Water, hops, yeast, and …mac ‘n’ cheese!

    Every year, beermaker Mike Brubaker creates a special batch of beer* to celebrate the opening of Moo-Duck Brewery. The dark and alcohol-rich King Slava Russian Imperial Stout (usually 10.5 percent ABV) rates an impressive 4.23 (out of...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: DC makes run at Oscar contention with ‘Joker’

    Movie trailers are not usually that tricky to figure out. You can pretty much tell if all the funny parts are crammed into the preview of a new comedic release. A low budget flick is going to...

    • Posted October 9, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Simple supply and demand

    Hard water. I’m not talking about the mineral-heavy H2O causing calcification on your kitchen sink. I’m talking about the super-trend in drinking, which continues to be the cause of creation for new concoctions hitting the shelves —...

    • Posted October 2, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Special edition: Lititz Craft Beer Fest

    The blow of an air horn. Three hours of fun in the sun. And just like that, another successful Lititz Craft Beer Fest is in the books, helping to raise thousands of dollars for the efforts of...

    • Posted September 25, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Raney Cellars opens Sept. 25

    After six years in the brewing industry, it was time for Sean Raney to make a move. Lancaster County’s newest brewery will bear his name when it opens Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. at 11 Manor...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ is pure fun

      “It’s been a long time since I’ve had this much fun at the theatre.” This is the statement I uttered to my companion when exiting the Sheridan Bigler Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the conclusion...

    • Posted September 11, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘IT Chapter Two’ is scary enough

    In 1988 Rob Base said, “It takes two to make a thing go right / It takes two to make it outta sight.” That was about the same time I was reading “IT,” the novel by Stephen...

    • Posted September 11, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: New breweries, new adventures

    The hot beer news coming out of Lancaster County last month confirmed the running “rumor” that Collusion Tap Works of York will be making Lititz their second home in the coming-soon Lititz Shirt Factory complex at 5...

    • Posted September 4, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: End-of-summer films

    ‘Ready or Not’ “Ready or Not” is a movie about hide and seek, and moviegoers must have taken it seriously, hiding away from this film as it opened with a measly $7.5 million take and landing outside...

    • Posted August 28, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: A brew fest with a bang!

      On July 1, 1863, day one of fighting in what would become known as the Battle of Gettysburg, Seminary Ridge became the front line between the North and South. On Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, for the...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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