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Lancaster County

Amish Rite of Spring Is Just Plain Dirty (PHOTOS)

Laura Lippstone | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

You know spring is in sight because every year, at the end of February, the Amish there have what's known as mud sales. They're held on several weekends leading into the warmer months.

Republicans Aim To Finish State Takeover

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore shares some striking political data when visiting local party meetings: I...

A Love Letter To Lancaster County

Love Letters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

If a stranger were to ask me about my heritage, I might reply that I'm an amalgamation of Pennsylvania Dutch puritanical restraint and Irish Catholic exuberance: the product of farmers and coal miners. Another way to say this is that I come from you, Lancaster County.

The Ten Best Offbeat Sites in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Most tourists come to Lancaster County, PA to get a glimpse of horse-driven buggies, bearded men and bonnet-clad women; the Amish and other Pennsylvania Dutch who still farm with ox and plow. But there's so much more to this region of PA.

Cask Ale Festival at the Historic General Sutter Inn in Lititz, PA

Amber DeGrace | Posted 06.24.2012 | Food
Amber DeGrace

This festival was set up to encourage relaxed enjoyment of beer as opposed to rapid consumption.

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Jane Ellis | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Pennsylvania can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we...

Democracy In Action: Lottery Breaks Tie In Primary Election

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

BAINBRIDGE, Pa. -- The luck of the draw is going to settle one central Pennsylvania election. Incumbent Gina Mariani and challenger George Rhoads fin...

Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim Threatened With Jail If She Does Not Testify

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home

OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska judge's unusual decision to threaten an alleged sexual assault victim with jail if she doesn't testify could backfire a...

Amish Population Booms, Moves West

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The search by the booming North American population of Amish for affordable, fertile farmland has produced settlements in 28 s...