• ‘Night of One Acts’ seeks to spook you

    To build some anticipation for Halloween, the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is performing “A Night of One Acts,” a hair-raising production including “The Unscary Ghost,” “The Nightmare of Frankenstein” and “The Lottery.”
    “For a small theater with a not-very-big budget, we put on some awesome shows,” said stage director Catherine Wallace.

  • McCorkle publishes ‘The Buddy Plan’

    Thirty years ago, Vietnam War veteran Don McCorkle started pulling together ideas for his book “The Buddy Plan,” which was finally published last month.
    The book comprises a collection of stories of significance to the author’s life, including the story of his childhood friend Jacky Bayne, with whom he signed up for the Army in 1966.
    “It’s one of the most amazing stories I’ve ever known,” McCorkle said.

  • Bluegrass & Barbecue will be on the menu Saturday

    We at Habitat believe we’ve got a great family night out planned for our sixth BBB (Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building) at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium and Arnold Multi-purpose Room from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Young actors, singers stage ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will debut its production of “Peter Pan Jr.” on Friday, July 13, a modern interpretation of J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan and his adventures with Wendy, the lost boys and the villainous Capt. Hook.
    The musical, directed by Stephanie Daniels, is based on the Disney movie and will feature new arrangements of classic songs from the film.
    Daniels, who teaches at Rock Hill High School, has worked with the playhouse for five years and keeps coming back for more.

  • Ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan in concert July 8


    Popular ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan returns to Lancaster this weekend to wrap up our July 4th week of celebrations with his second Vivian Major Robinson Summer Pops Concert.

  • Red Rose Festival this weekend in Lancaster

    Everything will be coming up roses when the ninth annual Red Rose Festival sets the stage for a weekend of free family fun in the Cultural Arts District of Lancaster – the Red Rose City.
    There is no admission fee for the May 18-19 music festival, which also features children’s rides and activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, Red Rose Photography Contest, the new Red Rose Festival Pageant and much more. 

  • Conductor for royal wedding holding Q&A in Lancaster

    People in the Lancaster area, like most Americans, are captivated by the British royal family, especially with a royal wedding coming soon.
    But think about all the details. Who handles the planning? Are royal family members directly involved, or do they leave the planning to someone else? What is it like to direct the music for a royal ceremony?

  • Park celebrates AJ’s birthday Saturday

    Laura Ledford
    Andrew Jackson State Park

    On Saturday, March 24, Andrew Jackson State Park will host Andrew Jackson’s 251st Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a stroll around the lawn to meet traditional crafters and re-enactors. Listen to the blasts of black-powder guns during firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors. See how everyday items that we can get at any retail store today were made by hand during Jackson’s time.

  • 'Mrs. Jackson' visits DAR

    from Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson DAR chapter
    Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, mother of the nation’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson, dropped by to chat at the February meeting of the Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter. 

  • Women bond in ‘Steel Magnolias’

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County brings another well-known drama to life this weekend with an adaptation of the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias,” the story of small-town women bonding at Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, La.
    “It was a very iconic film, with some of the best stars of the ’80s,” said the play’s director, Sheri Marvin. “You really will laugh until you cry then cry until you laugh. It’s the funniest, most heartwarming show in a very, very long time.”