• Hop’in Around: What to do this weekend

      Many beer fans will be at the inaugural Ephrata Oktoberfest taking place this Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 ‘til 4 p.m. at Grater Memorial Park. But, if you are looking for some other things to fill...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Venom’ and ‘A Star is Born’ – New releases from different worlds

    ‘Venom’ Not to be confused with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means this movie does not tie into the storyline engulfing The Avengers, Thanos, Ant-Man, et al., the latest comic book superhero film to grab the number...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • ‘Carrie’ is scary, fun, and intimate

    Something is not right at the Open Stage of Harrisburg. A warning posted on the entrance to the theatre space at 25 N. Court St. reads “Please ignore the alarms and the screaming from inside the theatre.”...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • Oktoberfest: Ephrata-style

      Oktoberfest is in full swing. The 16-day celebration in Munich, Germany, is expected to attract more than six million visitors from all around the world who will attempt to consume more than 12.000 hectolitres of beer...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Killing it — in different ways

    ‘Assassination Nation’ Every once in a while, a movie comes along that unabashedly says and does whatever the heck it wants. Along these lines I think of movies like “A Clockwork Orange,” “Mother!” and even “The Breakfast...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Wyndridge Farm pops into Lititz

    … and they’ll be back! They all asked about you / Down on the farm. The cows asked, the pigs asked / The horses asked, too. ~ “Down On The Farm,” Little Feat As far as I...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • ‘Picnic’ casts new and familiar faces

        My immediate family has never done much of anything for Labor Day. With the holiday falling so close to the start of school, any kind of traveling vacation seemed an anti-climactic end to our kids’...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Sticking Points

    ‘Peppermint’ I’m not often goaded into seeing a movie, but it did only take slight provocation from a friend to get me to cough up cash to see “Peppermint.” I could have cared less about this film...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Hop’in Around — On the road: Black Narrows Brewing

    Fennel and oysters and corn– oh my! Looking for one last road trip adventure before the summer is officially over? Go check out one of my regular haunts, Chincoteague Island, Va. — now with beer! Located at...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Dog days at the movies

    ‘A-X-L’ Come. Sit. As a dog lover, when I learned there were back-to-back releases featuring stories about dogs I was all in to fetch both shows. Evidently &tstr; based on the box office numbers* &tstr; I was...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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