Local Links | May 5, 2015

 

The Foundry opens: Woodfire grill is the only one of its kind in PA – Foundry co-owner Eric Hoover reported that there are no other grills like this one in Pennsylvania and the nearest similar grills are located in Manhattan or Washington D.C. The new restaurant is located in the Lebanon Farmers Market.

Lancaster, Strasburg among top 10 most beautiful towns in Pennsylvania – The Culture Trip has some kind words about the Red Rose City and its suburban neighbor.

Who knew? Lancaster County was hemp farming mecca – Author Les Stark will present hemp’s fascinating history on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Reamstown Community Center, 24 E. Church St., Reamstown.

Photo GalleryDaryl Hall and John Oates at Giant Center – 80’s hitmakers Daryl Hall and John Oates performed at Giant Center in Hershey, PA on Monday, May 4, 2015.

Puerto Rican takeout restaurant El Friquitin de Villalba opens in Lancaster – The takeout restaurant at 243 Green St. features a variety of Puerto Rican dishes.

5 places (plus 1) that satisfy chocolate cravings in Lancaster County – As noted in the article Milton Hershey did find make his first million when he sold his Lancaster based caramel company. So why did he choose Dauphin County as the location for his chocolate factory? Land prices and Politics!

Photo Gallery | Cool Spaces: Third Street Alliance building rich with history – From its marble, mahogany and stone fireplaces to the ornate hand-carved grand stairwell, the Herman Simon Mansion in Easton, PA. offers plenty of architectural elements. Article has information on free tours.

Sesame Place 2015: A parent’s guide to the Bucks County park – Located in Langhorne, Pa, the themepark – which greets over one million visitors per year – is celebrating it’s 35th birthday with the 2015 season.

Gift Horse Brewery to add craft beer to George Street – Company founder Jason Snyder and his business partner, Casey Brenner, bought the property at 117 N. George St. in York last Thursday with plans to establish their brewing operation there.

Project seeks preservation of historical Adams County barns – The Historic Gettysburg Adams County’s barn preservation project’s  goal is to preserve historical barns by adding them to a countywide registry and awarding grants funds to owners who need financial help in preserving the archetypes of good old fashioned American architecture. Photo gallery here.

Utz starts new division focusing on ‘better-for-you’ snacks – Privately owned York County snack food firm’s new division will focus on specialty products including Miguelitos, Good Health, California Chips, “Dirty” Potato Chips and Zapp’s potato chips. Did you know you can tour the Hanover potato chip factory?

Photos: New Exhibit at The Hershey Story – A new exhibit, featuring point-of-purchase advertising for Hershey Products at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA was completed on May 4, 2015. Click here to see exclusive photos from inside the Hershey Story.

Primitive Haus owners’ focus on local arts and crafts – Primitive Haus, Myerstown’s newest business with an eclectic collection of primitives and necessitites, opened its doors at 10 N. College St. on April 11. Much of their inventory is produced by local artisans.

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Giant Center
Wilbur Chocolate
Miesse Candies
Groff’s Candies
Spence Candies
Uncle Leroy’s 
Evans Candy
Herman Simon Mansion
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Gift Horse Brewing
Historic Barn Registry of Adams County
Utz Factory Tour
Hershey Story
Primitive Haus
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