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I grew up in Lancaster County, and just like any person who spends most of their life in a certain area, you start to take the amazingly unique qualities of that area for granted. Lancaster County is well known for the Amish, the beautiful farmland and the quality products of that farmland. You will never […]

Amish Romance Novels are Best Sellers

Thrill of the Chaste - Amish Romance Novels

Amish Fiction Books are Top Sellers Isn’t it ironic that a group of people who try to live their own lives as separate from the rest of society as they can keep becoming more and more popular in the mainstream society? Amish stories, Amish movies, and Amish television series (although these are ‘Amish’ in name […]

Photographing the Amish

Amish Rollerblading Behind Buggy

The purpose of this website is to promote Lancaster County as a great place to live and a fascinating place to visit. In doing that, we share a lot of information about the local Amish and their culture. When we cover the Amish, our desire is to do so in a respectful way that honors […]

Gordonville Spring Auction & Mud Sale

Gordonville Mud Sale

The Crowds Turned Out for This Year’s Gordonville Auction While the Strasburg Spring Auction two weeks ago started with drizzle and colder temperatures, today’s weather for the Gordonville Mud Sale was absolutely gorgeous – sunny skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees. And the warm temperatures brought out the crowds for what promised to be a […]

Strasburg Spring Auction & Mud Sale

Strasburg Mud Sale

2013 Mud Sale Season Begins in Strasburg The 2013 Mud Sale season began today with…well, mud. The day began with a constant drizzle and temperatures in the mid 30’s. It didn’t take long before the grass became covered in mud. But otherwise the 39th Annual Spring Auction at the Strasburg Fire Company got off to […]

Lititz is Voted “Coolest Small Town in America”

Coolest Small Town banner

Lititz, PA Wins National Voting – Beats 14 Other Towns Well, it’s official. As the national public voting finished, Lititz, Pennsylvania was voted the “Coolest Small Town in America” for 2013. Needless to say, Lititz residents, fans, and all of Lancaster County were excited to learn the results. But then, we all new Lititz was […]

40 Days For Life – Lancaster Style

40 Days For Life Lancaster PA

The nationwide 40 Days For Life campaign started anew February 13th, including here in Lancaster. This afternoon about 25 people gathered in front of the Planned Parenthood office 1t 13 S. Lime Street in Lancaster today to begin this local campaign. Over the next 40 days (until March 24th) volunteers will gather daily in front […]

Lititz is an “America’s Coolest Small Towns 2013” Finalist

'Coolest Small Town' banner over Lititz, PA

Lititz in the Headlines – Lititz residents and fans are all excited about the latest news about their favorite town. Lititz has qualified to be one of the 15 finalists for the online contest “America’s Coolest Small Towns 2013”. This contest is hosted annually by The picture above is of a banner that hangs […]

The Mud Sales are Coming!

Lancaster County Mud Sales

The Spring mud sale schedule is coming for Lancaster County fire companies. “What is a mud sale?“, you ask. Well, these are fund raising events for many of the regional volunteer fire companies throughout Lancaster County – Gordonville, Strasburg, Bird-in-Hand, Quarryville, and many more.  They auction off a variety of merchandise, from quilts and craft […]

Family Cupboard Restaurant is Closing

Family Cupboard Restaurant

We regret to inform loyal diners that the Family Cupboard Restaurant and Buffet along Route 340 between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, PA is closing. This restaurant, and The Amish Barn Restaurant before it, has long been a dining favorite of visitors to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  (This restaurant is different from the Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant […]

Christmas Season Shopping Hours in Lancaster

Tanger Outlets parking lot at Christmas

Lancaster – 2012 The 2012 Lancaster Holiday Shopping Season is Upon Us And with a Bang!  On Black Friday the crowds were out in force taking advantage of special holiday sales that traditionally kickoff the Christmas shopping season. Local malls and outlet complexes were hopping.  Many stores reported very strong sales for Black Friday.  And […]