November Mom of the Month: Alicia Benson

By Amy Balestier, LancMoms

When asked, Alicia Benson—LancMoms.com’s November Mom of the Month—describes her family practices as “old school,” “unconventional” and “uncommon.” She sews, her meals are exclusively homemade and her family rarely turns on the TV.

But then she … Continue reading

Cool Finds: Park programs aren’t always about parks

When I think of our local parks and, more specifically, the programming that Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation has to offer, I used to think nature walks, bird house building and composting workshops. All of which, I assure … Continue reading

Turkey day craft

By Erin Pyrott

It’s that time of year … when family and friends come together to celebrate what they are thankful for. And what would Thanksgiving be without a turkey? Why not welcome them to the Thanksgiving dinner table with … Continue reading

Pumpkin bran muffins

By Ann Fulton, Fountain Avenue Kitchen

I love a good bran muffin, although so many bran muffins rely on a lot of sugar and oil to make the bran taste so good. Enter pumpkin!

Not only do the pumpkin and … Continue reading

Fulton and Schreiber Pediatric to present show for sensory challenged kids on Saturday

Schreiber Pediatric and the Fulton Theatre are joining forces Saturday to present a sensory friendly production for families of children with sensory challenges and those on the autism spectrum.

Families can watch a workshop production of “The Nutcracker,” which will … Continue reading

Battling the autumn allergies

By Jen Kopf, Lifestyle Editor

You might associate allergies with springtime pollen, but autumn has its share of miseries, too — especially if what affects you is found inside the home.

Cats, dogs, mold, dust mites, chemicals all can impact … Continue reading

The basics of babywearing

By Megan Sabol, HARTZ Physical Therapy

Babywearing. It’s a trending term. Women have actually been “wearing” their babies for centuries, but after almost disappearing from the Western society, it has made a dramatic comeback in recent years. With celebrities such … Continue reading

A salty caramel makeover for Rice Krispie Treats

The Associated Press

To be honest, I had no idea about Rice Krispies Treats. That is, I certainly knew of them, but I’d never made them. And I never knew just how delicious they could be.

The first time I … Continue reading

American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Hands-on House

Lancaster, PA (October, 2014) – Hands-on House Children’s Museum of Lancaster celebrates girls and all they can be by hosting Central PA’s only American Girl Fashion Show held on November 14 – 15.

The American Girl Fashion Show provides an … Continue reading

From bowling to pinball, new clubhouse at Willow Valley offers fun for the whole family

By Mary Beth Schweigert, Lifestyle Staff

Elaine and Edward Eichner’s teenage grandsons love to sleep in — but that doesn’t happen when they visit their grandparents at Willow Valley Retirement Communities.

There’s way too much to do.

“We usually end … Continue reading