• EPAC’s ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ is a practically perfect production

    Theatre is where imperfect people strive for perfection. I jotted down this general observation during a moment of reflection unconnected to the subject at hand: the opening of “Mary Poppins Jr.” at EPAC. But, bear with me...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Origin stories

      ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ It was a rough weekend for one of my favorite production companies, Working Title Films (“Les Misérables,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo”). Both “Mary Queen of Scots” and “The Kid Who...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Collusion course

    A couple months ago, I was one of many wandering around downtown Lititz during 2nd Friday, the town’s monthly promotional event, when my wife spotted a sign for a St. Boniface beer tasting in the window of...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Oscar talk starts

    ‘The Favourite’ With the holiday movie hangover coming to an end, it’s time to look at some serious movies. Or, well, movies in serious contention for Oscar nominations.* I never claim to be a voice for historical...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Blue ribbon beers

      Beer has been an agricultural commodity for thousands of years. It is only natural the fermented beverage has a place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. And while you still can’t grab a milk stout alongside a...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns

    ‘Aquaman’ You know how the holidays go: always a ton of plans and not all of them are met. Well, I only got to see two of the many movies I wanted to watch over the holiday...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Beer: the real holiday spirit

    In the spirit of this giving season, I would like to introduce Colin Herbine. Herbine is a beer rep, a.k.a. Beer Ranger, for the Fort Collins, Colo.-based New Belgium Brewing Company. I got in contact with New...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • 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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