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Please support this show if you can...20 percent of proceeds go to Pioneer and Lincoln fire companies. Please share...So...
09/09/2021
Ticketing Information | Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Please support this show if you can...20 percent of proceeds go to Pioneer and Lincoln fire companies. Please share...

Solemn remembrance
EPAC presents post-9/11 one-act ‘The Guys’
By Michael C. Upton
Every American able to witness the events of Sept. 11, 2001, will always remember where they were when they heard about the largest terrorist attack on US soil.
“The Guys”, a play rekindling those memories, opened to a tepid crowd Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.
I was living in Maine, using my GI Bill and Navy College Fund to attend the state university. I only had one class that day, later in the afternoon, and I started my day much like I always did — coffee, a dog walk, and some time in front of CNN. I tuned in just as breaking news cut to a smoking World Trade Tower. The image of a gaping hole in the upper floors of the north tower prompted me to grab a VHS tape and quickly jam it into the VCR. I set the machine for EP and hit record. I don’t know why I had this instinct to record the days events. Just like I don’t know why, a few hours later after the collapse of the north tower I wandered down to the small town’s local watering hole leaving the TV and VCR running back at the apartment.
I wasn’t alone. The daytime bartender had opened early. And over the next hour all the regulars came walking in. Every TV in the sports bar was tuned to CNN. We watched Wolf Blitzer report from New Jersey, a smoldering Manhattan in the background. I don’t think any of us ordered a drink. We were just 20 or 30 people who needed to be around people we knew, in a place where we knew we were safe. The day went on. We watched with horror and hung onto every new report. All of this flooded back as “The Guys” opened in a darkened Sharadin Bigler theatre with a flashback of audio and imagery of that fateful day.
We are in Manhattan, several weeks after 9/11, in the comfortable and well-lived-in apartment of Joan (Lynne DeMers-Hunt). Joan is an editor and serves as narrator and she tells us all is not well in her beloved Big Apple. The attacks have taken lives but also mangled the psyche of all New Yorkers, who like many, became “witnesses of the world.” One of those lives tragically touched by the events is Nick Flanagan (Bob Checchia), a fire captain who lost several men who responded to the World Trade Towers. Now he is tasked to write their eulogies, something he is struggling with immensely.
Joan offers to help. They spend the day talking about the men, Joan diagnosing her interview subject like a professional and Nick finding all the right emotion and memories to bring the men to life on a written page. The tension is raw. Feelings come flooding out of both Joan and Nick as they struggle to grasp a reason for 9/11 while trying to make sense of their own place in a new normal (well before our newest normal of today).
The performance takes place entirely in Joan’s apartment, except for the end when we see Nick, in his dress uniform, deliver a eulogy. Eulogy, via Merriam-Webster: a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased. But it is so much more and “The Guys” shows us why.
“The Guys” is an exploration of humanity. It is a reflection of our emotion, our combined emotion, our sense of spirit in the face of tragedy. While this is a welcome feeling, to connect once again to that which ultimately makes us stronger, this is the kind of production that made me just want to sit in silence. As the house lights came on and the crowd milled about, after the applause had faded, I wanted silence. I wanted further reflection. I wanted to pull myself out of that emotional chasm slowly, respectfully, and with every bit of reverence I could muster in my soul. “The Guys” is the type of production you witness more than watch. It affects more than it tells. Great theatre does this.
DeMers-Hunt’s delivery is devastatingly emotional and charged with reality. Checchia, a native New Yorker turned EPAC regular, lends a credibility and sincerity to a character that may be as close to home as any other. The pair are true professionals on the stage. “The Guys” is directed by Sean Young with costuming by Kate Willman and set design by Jordan Janota. Young’s vision of this timely production was to give back to the firefighting community, and with the blessing of Artistic Director Ed Fernandez and the EPAC board of directors, 20 percent of all show proceeds will be donated to the Ephrata Pioneer and Lincoln fire departments.
“The Guys” runs Wednesday through Saturday, with two performances on Saturday, Sept. 11. Visit .ephrataperformingartscenter.com/tickets or call (717) 733-7966 ext.1 for ticket information.

Friendship Community Announces Golf TournamentRegistration is now open for Friendship Community’s 21st Annual Irvin C. E...
09/06/2021
Irvin C. Enck Memorial Golf Tournament | Friendship Community

Friendship Community Announces Golf Tournament

Registration is now open for Friendship Community’s 21st Annual Irvin C. Enck Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. This year’s event will be held at Foxchase Golf Club, 300 Stevens Road, Stevens, PA 17578 on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The event will begin with a shot-gun, scramble-style start at 8am with lunch being served at 1:00pm (approximately).

The fee is $95 for an individual golfer and $380 for a foursome; fees include greens fee, golf cart use, continental breakfast, unlimited snacks and drinks on the course and a catered lunch. Additional items, including mulligans and other tricks, as well as tickets for raffle prizes, are available for purchase ahead of time online or on the day of the event.

This year will also include the 3rd Annual Golf Ball Drop sponsored by Blue Ridge Communications. Tickets for numbered golf balls will be sold - $10 per individual golf ball or a bundle of 6 golf balls for $50. The numbered golf balls will be dropped from approximately 15 feet in the air onto the greens of the 18th hole. Any and all golf balls that land and stay in the hole win (and split, potentially) a $300 cash prize. If no golf ball lands and stays in the hole, the ball(s) closest to the hole will win (and split, potentially) a $200 consolation cash prize. While not golf balls landed in the 18th hole last year, 2019 had three winners.

Is your golf game in the sand trap, but you still want to participate somehow in the event? Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from Platinum Level ($3,000.00) to Friend ($250.00). All levels include the company’s listing and logo in the event program, in addition to social media and website presence; the higher sponsorship levels include complimentary golfers and advertisements in future Friendship Community literature. Volunteers, in-kind donations and monetary donations are also being accepted to further support the Individuals of Friendship Community.

Golfer registration, tournament sponsorship and Golf Ball Drop ticket transactions can be completed online at www.friendshipcommunity.net/golf. Please direct any questions to Becky Link at (717) 656-2466, ext. 1155 or [email protected].

This event is held in memory of Irvin C. Enck, former Director of Building & Maintenance for Friendship Community, who passed away in August, 2014. “Not only was Irvin an avid golfer and nature enthusiast,” explained Gwen Schuit, CEO of Friendship Community, “but he was also an inspirational leader and faithful supporter of our mission and programs.”

Friendship Community is a faith-based organization cultivating capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties since 1972. With a thriving arts day program, Home-Based services, Lifesharing and 26 residential homes serving over 200 Individuals in the two counties, Friendship Community continues its vital work every day to Impact the World with Capabilities.

For more information, visit FriendshipCommunity.net/golf, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

   

WARWICK GIRLS TENNIS FUNDRAISER FRIDAY AUG. 6The Warwick Girls Tennis Parents Association is having a fundraiser tomorro...
08/06/2021

WARWICK GIRLS TENNIS FUNDRAISER FRIDAY AUG. 6

The Warwick Girls Tennis Parents Association is having a fundraiser tomorrow, Friday Aug. 6 at the Five Guys in Ephrata. Five Guys has generously agreed to donate 20% of all sales earned between 5 and 9 p.m. to benefit the Warwick girls tennis team.
Mentioning you’re there to support the team—common with fundraisers at many other restaurants—is not necessary.

WARWICK GIRLS TENNIS FUNDRAISER FRIDAY AUG. 6

The Warwick Girls Tennis Parents Association is having a fundraiser tomorrow, Friday Aug. 6 at the Five Guys in Ephrata. Five Guys has generously agreed to donate 20% of all sales earned between 5 and 9 p.m. to benefit the Warwick girls tennis team.
Mentioning you’re there to support the team—common with fundraisers at many other restaurants—is not necessary.

The new Lititz Record Express is now printing.
07/28/2021

The new Lititz Record Express is now printing.

The new Lititz Record Express is now printing.

The Warwick Little League team won the District 23Championship on June 29. The game was hosted by Solanco Little League....
07/14/2021

The Warwick Little League team won the District 23
Championship on June 29. The game was hosted by Solanco Little League. Made up of 11- and 12-year old All-Stars from Warwick, the team will now compete in Sectionals at 1 p.m. July 17 in
Reading at 6 List Road, with the goal of advancing to the Little League World Series

The Warwick Little League team won the District 23
Championship on June 29. The game was hosted by Solanco Little League. Made up of 11- and 12-year old All-Stars from Warwick, the team will now compete in Sectionals at 1 p.m. July 17 in
Reading at 6 List Road, with the goal of advancing to the Little League World Series

Cipalla earns All-State honors, signs with MillersvilleWarwick grad touted for his shooting skills, toughness on the cou...
07/14/2021

Cipalla earns All-State honors, signs with Millersville
Warwick grad touted for his shooting skills, toughness on the court

Cipalla earns All-State honors, signs with Millersville
Warwick grad touted for his shooting skills, toughness on the court

Adomnik throws no-hitter in Oddfellows’ win over Lancaster. Even the bat was workingfor Adomnik, who helped his own caus...
07/14/2021

Adomnik throws no-hitter in Oddfellows’ win over Lancaster. Even the bat was working
for Adomnik, who helped his own cause by going
2-for-4 with a two-run long ball and 3 RBI.

Adomnik throws no-hitter in Oddfellows’ win over Lancaster. Even the bat was working
for Adomnik, who helped his own cause by going
2-for-4 with a two-run long ball and 3 RBI.

Pick up the new edition or read it online!
07/14/2021

Pick up the new edition or read it online!

Big Bubble Bonanza with Jeff Boyer – Outdoor program at the Lititz Public LibraryThe Lititz Public Library will host Big...
07/08/2021

Big Bubble Bonanza with Jeff Boyer – Outdoor program at the Lititz Public Library

The Lititz Public Library will host Big Bubble Bonanza with Jeff Boyer on Wednesday, July 14th at 10:00 am.
Bubble rainbows with people inside! Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles? See the newest, funniest, zany spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records- holding, master bubble wrangler, Jeff Boyer.
The program is outside so bring your blanket or chair. You can sign up from our library website www.lititzlibrary.org or call 717-626-2255. Geared for all ages.

Big Bubble Bonanza with Jeff Boyer – Outdoor program at the Lititz Public Library

The Lititz Public Library will host Big Bubble Bonanza with Jeff Boyer on Wednesday, July 14th at 10:00 am.
Bubble rainbows with people inside! Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles? See the newest, funniest, zany spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records- holding, master bubble wrangler, Jeff Boyer.
The program is outside so bring your blanket or chair. You can sign up from our library website www.lititzlibrary.org or call 717-626-2255. Geared for all ages.

July 8 Lititz Record Express ...More July 4th photos coming.
07/08/2021

July 8 Lititz Record Express ...More July 4th photos coming.

06/29/2021
Brody Reber, who had a monster of a meet. The 12-year-old crushed a pool and meet record in his first event, the 100 IM,...
06/24/2021

Brody Reber, who had a monster of a meet. The 12-year-old crushed a pool and meet record in his first event, the 100 IM, with his 1:09.93. The previous best was a 1:12.6. In his next event, the 50 free, he broke an 18-year-old pool record (28.19) and a six-year-old meet record (28.25) with his 28.09. He then set a new meet record in the 50 back with his 32.03 and did it again in the 50 fly with his 31.07, erasing another six-year-old mark. (Correct version)

Brody Reber, who had a monster of a meet. The 12-year-old crushed a pool and meet record in his first event, the 100 IM, with his 1:09.93. The previous best was a 1:12.6. In his next event, the 50 free, he broke an 18-year-old pool record (28.19) and a six-year-old meet record (28.25) with his 28.09. He then set a new meet record in the 50 back with his 32.03 and did it again in the 50 fly with his 31.07, erasing another six-year-old mark. (Correct version)

Manheim Swimmers at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Rilee Bender and Avery Kirchner,  during their 100 I...
06/23/2021

Manheim Swimmers at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Rilee Bender and Avery Kirchner, during their 100 IMs. Missi Mortimer photos.

More swimming: Woodridge's  Brady Schwartz, Lititz Springs Swim team Andrew Seprinski and Lucy Kowitz in respective 100 ...
06/23/2021

More swimming: Woodridge's Brady Schwartz, Lititz Springs Swim team Andrew Seprinski and Lucy Kowitz in respective 100 IM. Missi Mortimer photos.

Missi Mortimer shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Logan Ruth and Cole Richards, in 100 IM.
06/23/2021

Missi Mortimer shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Logan Ruth and Cole Richards, in 100 IM.

06/23/2021

Also setting a new pool and meet record at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday was Jeremiah Gocotano, who erased a seven-year
mark of 33.60 with his 32.78 in the 13-14 breaststroke. Gocatano also took home first in the 50
meters fly with his 30.76 and won the 50 free with a 26.65.

Nine-year-old Micah Davies also had a great meet. He earned three golds, winning the 50 free (31.53), the 100 IM (1:33.27), and the 25 free in 15.95.

Missi Mortimer got some great shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Woodridge  swimmer Jack Derderian...
06/23/2021

Missi Mortimer got some great shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Woodridge swimmer Jack Derderian 100 IM

Missi Mortimer got some great shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Woodridge swimmer Jack Derderian 100 IM

Missi Mortimer got some great shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Woodridge  swimmer Sophia Newell ...
06/23/2021

Missi Mortimer got some great shots at Woodridge Swim Club Classic Swim meet Saturday: Woodridge swimmer Sophia Newell in 100 IM

More of Missi Mortimer's photos of  Lititz VFW at Warwick Township Park Monday.
06/23/2021

More of Missi Mortimer's photos of Lititz VFW at Warwick Township Park Monday.

More of Missi Mortimer's photos of Lititz VFW at Warwick Township Park Monday.

Missi Mortimer took some great shots at the Penn Manor at Lititz VFW game at Warwick Township park on Monday. Unfortunat...
06/23/2021

Missi Mortimer took some great shots at the Penn Manor at Lititz VFW game at Warwick Township park on Monday. Unfortunately, the game was rained out after a few innings.

Don't forget! The Lititz Woman's Club will be hosting a baby parade to start the festivities in the Lititz Springs Park ...
06/23/2021

Don't forget! The Lititz Woman's Club will be hosting a baby parade to start the festivities in the Lititz Springs Park on July 3rd. Families are welcome to register their floats starting at noon by the bandstand. The parade will begin at 12:30 with prizes awarded to the top three floats. Families are welcome to create floats celebrating Lititz, Summer, Independence Day or 'Going Fourth'.

Bill Dussinger's latest work of art!
06/23/2021

Bill Dussinger's latest work of art!

Bill Dussinger's latest work of art!

New Lititz Record Express on sale and available digitally today
06/23/2021

New Lititz Record Express on sale and available digitally today

New Lititz Record Express on sale and available digitally today

Hot off the press...Different format this year for Lititz Craft Beer Fest, tickets go on sale July 5 at 5 p.m.
06/23/2021

Hot off the press...Different format this year for Lititz Craft Beer Fest, tickets go on sale July 5 at 5 p.m.

Hot off the press...Different format this year for Lititz Craft Beer Fest, tickets go on sale July 5 at 5 p.m.

The new Lititz Record Express is now available
06/16/2021

The new Lititz Record Express is now available

The new Lititz Record Express is now available

Photos from Kirk Neidermyer Photography LLC's post
06/12/2021

Photos from Kirk Neidermyer Photography LLC's post

06/12/2021

Warwick PROM night! Great job Kirk Neidermyer !

Get your tickets NOW for Lititz’s July 4th Celebration.  ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE EVENT!  www.lititz4tho...
06/11/2021
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Get your tickets NOW for Lititz’s July 4th Celebration. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE EVENT! www.lititz4thofjuly.com.

For the July 4th festivities set to be held on Saturday, July 3, the maximum capacity has been increased to 12,000, after previously being 10,000.

“This is still below 50 percent capacity for the size of the venue but is similar to the attendance of July 4th celebrations in recent years. This is the maximum size that the committee feels comfortable with at the tail end of this pandemic,” said Kellye Martin, Chair of the July 4th Committee for Lititz Springs Park.

One of the biggest changes is that the Fireworks and other festivities will be held on two different days. On Friday, July 2, there will be the Queen of the Candles ceremony during the intermission of the concert, around 8:30 p.m. The traditional candle lighting down the stream and around the park grounds will also take place on Friday night this year.

The Friday night concert features local favorite Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods at the Beck Memorial Band Shell for a concert beginning at 7 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand Friday night and donations will be collected to offset the entertainment and event costs.

The July 2nd Concert in the Park is a free night for all to attend. No pre-registration is required and there is no capacity limit on the Friday night event.

For the July 3 festivities, Martin reminds people that no tickets will be sold at the gate. The festivities are pre-sale tickets only. Tickets will be available on June 1, via an online sales platform, with the link will be posted on lititz4thofjuly.com. Guests can also purchase tickets in person at the Welcome Center on the four Saturdays in June leading up to the event, until they are sold out.

We are excited about the possibility of bringing our community back together this summer to celebrate the 204th consecutive July 4th celebration in Lititz Springs Park!

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For those who have lost a spouse, Speedwell Heights Church will be offering a one-day seminar on "Loss of a Spouse," October 17th at 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/534387131219401
Wristband Update as of June 27, 2021: Due to relaxed COVID restrictions, additional tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event. $15 adults ages 11+ $5 children ages 3-10 Children under 3 FREE Payment forms accepted: Cash accepted at all gates. Credit Cards accepted at Broad Street Gate, Boy Scout Gate, and Fireworks Gate in the evening. If you have pre-purchased your tickets online via GiveLively and still need to pick them up, please bring your order confirmation to the Will Call window at the train station between Noon - 6:00 pm on July 3rd. Pre-purchased tickets can also be picked up during the concert the night before, July 2nd, from 6-9 pm at the Information Booth inside the Park. If you have chosen to have your tickets mailed, all orders have been mailed. Please be patient for them to arrive. If you are coming from out of town and they do not arrive before you leave, please contact us at [email protected] to make arrangements to pick up new wristbands. Thank you for supporting Lititz Springs Park's fundraiser with your ticket purchase and we look forward to a fantastic celebration on July 3rd! Lititz4thofjuly.com
Food distribution coming on March 20th. Spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/events/548487159461370
We need Bruce Morgan back full time. What a disservice to the community right now. We need him.
New grief support group starting on February 24th. Spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/events/2916801425216819/
Food distribution on February 6th. Spread the word. https://www.facebook.com/events/591851471786532/
I have a question, why was the Warwick vs Penn Manor Field hockey game not covered in the Record at all? Did someone not realize this was a HUGE game for WHS??? Did someone not know that Warwick BEAT Penn Manor in field hockey last Wednesday, October 7th, 2-1?? Did not someone realize that Penn Manor had tons of corners on Warwick and only scored one goal?? Did someone not realize that this win happened in the last exciting 40 seconds of the game??? Did no one care??? I bet the WHS Field Hockey team and their parents and fans cared, but to be ignored in coverage to me is appalling. What do teams at Warwick have to do to get some Sports coverage in the LITITZ Record??
Lititz recCenter 14th Annual Youth Triathlon Friday October 9 at 5pm To register www.lititzrec.com / special-events or 7176265096 ext.0 For details contact [email protected]
A HUGE shout out of thanks to the Lititz PD for their swift and caring response to the calls from our W Lincoln Avenue residents!! UGI recently did work and dug a trench across our street. The result, however temporary it may be, is a dangerous drop in the pavement, for which they left no notice to drivers. Since early last week we have had to endure horrendous crashing noises from the tractor trailers that drive our road, not to mention the airborne hubcaps from vehicles hitting the dip. The responding officers were very sympathetic and quickly addressed the safety issue by placing safety cones to warn drivers of the hazardous conditions. HOPEFULLY, UGI will respond to the NUMEROUS calls we have all made and correct this problem SOON. Again, THANK YOU, Lititz PD! #lititzpd, #UGI
Safety concerns of children in Lititz-not so cool. It is no longer safe to let your children ride bike in small town Lititz. When 7, 8 and 9-year old girls cannot ride bike in their own neighborhood without being “videotaped” constantly by a neighbor with a cell phone—that is wrong. And creepy. We need to be aware of laws of harassment, cyber-harassment, stalking and cyber-stalking. In Pennsylvania, PA Law Title 18, Chapter 27:2709 defines harassment as (2) follows the other person in or about a public place or places. (a.1) cyber-harassment of a child—(1) A person commits cyber-harassment of a child, if, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm, the person engages in a continuing course of conduct making any of the following by electronic means. (b) stalking. US Senate Bill 134 passed-now in the House as House Bill 570 is the Combat Online Predators Act. This bill defines Cyber-stalking as the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group or organization. ‘§ 2261B. Enhanced penalty for stalkers of children; if the victim of an offense is under the age of 18 years, the maximum imprisonment for the offense is 5 years greater than the maximum term otherwise provided for that offense. The PA laws need to be enforced. The Federal laws are being voted on and need to pass the House to then be signed by the President and made law. Let us protect our children.
Add it to your calendar... Sunday Oct 11. Come out and support Lititz Springs Park, by getting a haircut/trim/buzzcut.
Thank you to Joe D'Orsie for a very well written letter to the editor in this week's Record.