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Come Scrap with Us! The Lancaster Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is on! July 25th and 26th at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA! Join other scrapbookers in shopping the hottest products & latest brands, cropping with your friends, … Continue reading

Mom’s pick of the week: Give it up for the classics

August marks the point in summer when children across the Lancaster area are racing to complete their local library’s summer reading form. It’s amazing what the promise of a ticket to Dutch Wonderland can fuel, as well as the lure … Continue reading

Mame’s corn fritters, wonderfully simple

By Jennifer Kopf, Staff Writer

The beauty of a good family recipe – at least on either side of my family – is that it’s simple. It’s satisfying food created seemingly from nothing, often recipes from a time when folks … Continue reading

Exercising with a newborn?

By Megan Sabol, HARTZ Physical Therapy

Reality. It hits you like a ton of bricks. I fully anticipated this month’s article to be about getting back into shape after pregnancy. Ha! I now laugh at my own unrealistic goals.

When … Continue reading

Ephrata is Cool Fun in the Sun

Bring the entire family for a weekend of Summertime Fun in Ephrata.  The weekend will kick off with a Night at the Movies on Friday, June 18th from 5:30-8pm at the Ephrata Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 East Main Street.  The … Continue reading

Girls on the Run councils in PA are leading the way

In June, three Pennsylvania Girls on the Run Councils were selected from among more than 200 nationally to form a “Young and Strong” Council Collaborative Alliance.  The alliance met at Girls on the Run International Headquarters in Charlotte NC at the historic … Continue reading

Aaron’s Acres hosts Sensory-Sensitive Cinema Day in July at Penn Cinema

Lancaster, PA…Aaron’s Acres will present its summer Sensory-Sensitive CinemaDay at Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road, Lititz, on Saturday, July 19, at 10:00 a.m.

All children and their families are invited to attend a screening of the G-Rated Disney animated film … Continue reading

4 cole slaw varieties, including a true Amish version

By Lynn Commero, Correspondent

Summer is the prime season for coleslaw, a deceptively simple dish that has almost as many variations as there are cooks to prepare it.

There’s slaw with scallions, slaw with hot peppers, slaw with … Continue reading

Mom’s pick of the week: Pack it up

When I walk into a store at this time of year and see school backpacks and supplies on sale, as I did yesterday, a little part of me gets angry. Why must retail be such a killjoy? Here I am … Continue reading

Ask the Pediatrician: Avoiding the pain of swimmer’s ear

By Dr. Pia Fenimore, Correspondent

QUESTION: My child gets frequent swimmer’s ear. What causes this and how do I prevent it?

ANSWER: Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is an infection of the canal leading to the eardrum. This dark, warm, … Continue reading

Maybe we should sweat the small stuff …

Tips/advice for removing small objects from children’s ears and noses

By Madison Pontz, Staff Writer

It is, well, a bit of a common scene.

A young child, fascinated by his own orifices, embarks upon an adventure of discovery.

He sticks … Continue reading