Nitrauer Elementary garners National Recognition for high performance

By Kara Newhouse, Staff Writer

A Manheim Township school is one of 11 in Pennsylvania to receive national recognition for its academic success.

The U.S. Department of Education awards National Blue Ribbon honors in the categories of “exemplary high performing … Continue reading


LANCASTER, Pa. – The Lancaster Literary Guild will present photographer Richard Renaldi in a lecture, “Challenging Social and Cultural Norms,” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m, at the Ware Center of Millersville University in Lancaster.  The lecture, which is open … Continue reading

Which toys belong in the Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (A.P.)–Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the game Operation and several return nominees, … Continue reading

5 things to do this week

By Margaret Gates, Features Editor

Wednesday is the first day of October — the perfect time to take in a little spookiness.

The Ghost Tour of Lancaster ushers in the Halloween season with nightly tours of Lancaster and weekend tours … Continue reading

Mother/Daughter exhibit to over 500 kids artworks – October IS good

Annex 24 Gallery often boasts of being people friendly, kid friendly and dog friendly.  This October will prove it once again when the Warehouse Gallery will host over 500 pieces of food-themed artwork by Landisville Primary Center’s 1st – 3rd … Continue reading

Ask a Pediatrician: How important are flu vaccines?

By Dr. Pia Fenimore, Correspondent

It is again time to have your family vaccinated against the flu. This task can seem a bit onerous and lacking in any fun, so I thought looking at what happened last year and what … Continue reading


LANCASTER, PA – Families with young children will be able to enjoy a veritable musical menagerie—along with a “petting zoo” of musical instruments—at the first event in the “Family Fun Fest” performing arts series.  The event will be held at … Continue reading

Aaron’s Acres celebrates 16 years, 6 Honored Guests at Ironstone Ranch in September

A Celebration of Aaron Acres was held at Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown on September 11. The venue is known for hosting “events with a purpose,” and this one was no exception. Over 75 supporters gathered to recognize the transformation and … Continue reading

Shaarai Shomayim to Offer “Parent and Me” Classes on Sunday Mornings

LANCASTER, Pa. — Congregation Shaarai Shomayim is pleased to offer a “Parent and Me” class geared toward parents with babies and toddlers.  The class, which meets 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Sundays (Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. … Continue reading

A plethora of pumpkins: Time to get picking and head for kitchen

By Laura Knowles, Correspondent

It seems there used to be maybe three kinds of pumpkins.

Small, medium and large.

Nowadays, if you wanted to buy one of every variety of pumpkin, you would be buying at least 100 different pumpkins. … Continue reading