• Reel Reviews: Monster and magic tops box office

    ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ There are certain people who are lured to the presence of Godzilla. However, after seeing the opening weekend numbers for “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” those folks are becoming fewer and fewer....

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: A patriotic pour

        When I got out of the Navy, one thing I swore I would never do again was wait in a line. I think that resolution lasted about a year. One trip to a water park...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘A Dog’s Journey’ and ‘The Intruder’

    Well played, Quaid Which Dennis Quaid are you looking for? Do you want the creepy, “that guy makes me feel uneasy” Quaid or the lovable and laughable dad-type Quaid? Take your pick, because both are at the...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: A hidden gem in Middletown

      At the beginning of the month, Woodridge Beer Fest successfully met its goal by raising $10,000 for the Lititz swim club. While talking with organizer Jeff McSparran about the event, he couldn’t help gushing about one...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ …or is it?

    —- SPOILER ALERT! —- If you believe ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe I have a bridge I could sell you. There’s no way a production company is going to smash the record...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Just what the Doctorow ordered: EPAC presents apropos production of ‘Ragtime’

      In the western foothills of Maine, Ross Swain can be found in dining rooms and eateries doling out ragtime tunes on his piano. “Have Piano — Will Travel” is the motto stretched across the coffee cup...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Give a beer a hand

      Way back in Hop’in Around #39 (dated July 29, 2015*) I mentioned Ardmore’s Tired Hands Brewing Company, specifically the crafter’s Ghost gose as a standout of the style. I’ve always been impressed with Tired Hands’ offerings...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Horror reigns, again

    ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ While spiritually empowering films like “Breakthrough” (which opened at number three at the box office this weekend) continue to draw audiences to theaters, they are still no David taking down the Goliath...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Two beer tasting events in Lititz May 4

      In a town already known for hosting some great beer events, a more intimate festival is gaining a reputation for being one of the most enjoyable beer fests in the area. The third annual Woodridge Beer...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Magic and millionaires make movies

    ‘Shazam!’ With that magic word, orphaned schoolboy Billy Batson (Asher Angel) turns into a superhero (played by workhorse Zachary Levi, who does his best Brendan Fraser impression, but only slightly better than the real actor). Our boy...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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