5 DIY gifts kids can make this Christmas

When it comes to gift giving for kids, nothing makes more of an impression than a homemade present.

Sure you can run to the mall and have your child pick up a store-bought item for mom … Continue reading

If Memory Serves: Dinner in a hurry, and worthy of guests

Ever have one of those days?

You spill your coffee on your white shirt, blow a deadline at work and come home to a sink full of dirty dishes, courtesy of your kids … Continue reading

A play by the kids, for the kids

The first year Sean Cliff performed in the children’s Christmas pageant at St. John’s Episcopal Church, he was 6 and appeared as the hump of the camel, behind his older brother, Aidan.

“That was … Continue reading

Music For Everyone seeks applications for $80,000 in grants

Music For Everyone, a Lancaster-based nonprofit, is calling for applications to its grant program that supports music education.

The organization will award more than $80,000 to Lancaster County schools and nonprofits. In the past, grants have focused on providing … Continue reading

Cocalico plans kindergarten transition workshop for January


Cocalico School District will host a kindergarten transition workshop for parents and children on Thursday, Jan. 8.

The free session will focus on reading skills. It will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Reamstown Elementary School, 44 … Continue reading


Space is limited for the Lancaster Science Factory 6th Annual Cold Storage Winter Camp. Send your kids to the coolest camp in the coldest time! They’ll enjoy hands on activities, fun demonstrations, and be submerged in the chill and thrill, … Continue reading

Sparkle and shine at the office holiday party

Is your office formal or funky? Conservative or creative?

Answer that, and you will know how to dress at the office parties many companies host at this time of year.

According to Fortune … Continue reading

‘Sounds of the Season’ is a colorful holiday show


Even in musical form, “Carnival of the Animals” is pretty colorful stuff. After all, there are kangaroos. Not to mention tortoises and elephants.

No such beasts will parade across the floor of the Barshinger Center for … Continue reading

Crumpet the Elf is back in ‘Santaland Diaries’ at Open Stage

Is all the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” singing getting to you? Do you shudder when you see a man dressed in a red fur suit walk by? Getting sick of cookies … Continue reading

Schools, nonprofits prepare for new child abuse reporting requirements

When a special task force spoke with child protection advocates about overhauling child protection laws, they heard calls for a new reporting system.

So lawmakers passed legislation.

The new requirements broadened the list of … Continue reading