Not long after we’d returned from my honeymoon, Melanie and I decided that we needed something new around the house. We debated for a while, but in the end we decided to do what many couples do: we got a puppy. Needless to say, this hasn’t left me much room around the house by myself! … Continue reading You’ve Got a Puppy- Now What?
Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries, Scotland You might have wondered where my posts have been for the last two weeks. The answer: I’ve been unable to post because I was overseas in Scotland/Ireland for my belated honeymoon. While I also spent some time in Ireland and the UK, Scotland was really the country that stood out … Continue reading A Gent Abroad: Scotland Edition (Photos to come)
First, let me say that I do not intend to write many articles that aren't informational or at least light-hearted. However, this will indeed be one of my outlier articles (albeit a short one). You may have noticed that I haven't posted recently for our site, and there is a good reason for that: a … Continue reading Ted Smith – A Life Well Lived
A soprano trombone sits on its case next to some Moravian music books Have you ever been to one of the coolest small towns in America? If you're local to Lancaster, it's likely that you've been to the #1 spot from 2013: Lititz, PA. Less than 10,000 people are lucky enough to call this place … Continue reading In the Spotlight: Lititz Moravian Church
As I covered in my last article, buying good quality meats can be a difficult task. If you add in cost savings on top of this, it becomes almost impossible to purchase top tier stock. However, there are a few places in the Lancaster County region that offer both a high standard in grading and … Continue reading Lancaster Country Guide to Buying Meat
Grade A-5 Kobe beef Beef, it’s what’s for dinner! Known largely as an American slogan from the early 1990’s by the beef market, this phrase still has strong roots today in many areas. Why does it do this? Because beef (like most proteins) is a very versatile product that can be altered greatly by seasonings … Continue reading Beef: What’s Grading? (and How to Cook Various Steaks)
Smoked and grilled Frenched rib roast (pork) Springtime has sprung and summer is just around the corner. The smokers are getting loaded with fine woods and pellets and the grills are burning with clean-burning propane or are bursting with charcoal’s flavor. For many, the season beckons the seasoned griller to return to their post for … Continue reading A Gent’s Brief Guide to Spring/Summer Cooking
A natural trumpet as it would have been made from the 1600's through the 1700's. This trumpet was crafted based on a late 1700's instrument More or less everyone enjoys music. Whether it’s classical, hip-hop, R&B, pop, jazz, traditional, indigenous, or any other genre… there really is at least one style of music out there … Continue reading Musical Focus: Early Music in Lancaster
One of Lancaster's most historical locations available to the public every Tuesday, Friday, and shortened hours of Saturday- is considered a local treasure for many reasons... find out why for yourself today!
In today's world, music programs are suffering- and what is life without music? It is the universal language. It contains words that cannot be said, and it embodies the mind and spirit of some of the greatest minds in the known history of the world. A swift uplifting song can bring light to your day … Continue reading Music For Everyone: A Noteworthy Non-Profit