Monday, February 23, 2015

Comedy in PA Dutch Country - This Weekend Featuring Greg Morton

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One thing that gets often overlooked is the comedy in Lancaster. You need to head over to Stitches Comedy club where they will definitely keep you in stitches. This weekend Greg Morton will be there. You may recognize him from his numerous T.V. appearances. Shows like Premium Blend on Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed and Comedy T.V. with Byron Allen. his LIST OF CREDENTIALS GOES ON AND ON. Definitely worth checking out this weekend Feb 27 & 28.

Here is a link to LNP's article about Stitches Comedy Club

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fastnacht Day!

Fastnachts are basically a doughnut, typically made with potatoes. Fastnachts can be squares, triangles, rectangles, and even round. Fastnacts do very from county to county in PA. The typical fastnachts are plain, and then you cut them in half like you would a bagel. You can put on Table Syrup such as Golden Barrel Table Syrup. Today's modern fastnachts may have have glaze or could have granulated or powdered sugar on them.

Fastnacht Day is Shrove Tuesday the night before Ash Wednesday (the first day of lent). Fastnacht literally means " fast night". So what people would do is use up all the lard and fattening things before Lent when it would be given up.

Where to find Fastnachts:

York - Brown's Orchard , 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville, PA 17342 (717) 428-2036

Maple Donuts - 3455 East Market St. York, PA 17402 (717) 757-7826

Lancaster - Martin's Country Market 1717 W Main St Ephrata, Pennsylvania (717) 738-3754

Oregon Dairy Supermarket 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 Phone: (717) 656-2856

Lehigh Valley - 20150210-story.html

Dauphin County - Pennsylvania Bakery, 1713 Market St., Camp Hill: 717-763-7755


Fastnachts with potatoes and yeast

2 1/2 c. hot mashed potatoes 1 cup milk 3 beaten eggs 2 Tablespoons melted butter 2 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons Baking powder 5 cup all purpose flour

In a large bowl combine all ingredients, but add flour slowly. Divide dough in half and roll to 1/2" thickness. Cut with doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat or oil, turning when brown. Drain on paper towels and let cool.

Fasnacht Dates:

February 17, 2015 February 9, 2016 February 28, 2017 February 13, 2018 March 5, 2019 February 25, 2020 February 16, 2021 March 1, 2022 February 21, 2023

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Waynesboro Theatre Slated to be Renovated

It's great to see that an old theater is going to be re-vamped and kept in the community in Waynesboro, PA. It's a wonderful way to keep downtown alive and prosperous. Scott Hershberger, director of Economic Development at Mainstreet Waynesboro, Inc., actually said "I definitely think it will bring people downtown," he said. "From an economic development standpoint, hopefully they'll come downtown, eat dinner, check out one of our specialty stores and stay for a while." And I believe he is definitely right. I know I personally plan to visit the theatre when it re-opens. To find out more about the renovations follow this link to an article in the Public Opinion by Marcus Rawhut.