Tubing is Back!

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Haven’t we been spoiled with these low-80s temps? If you want to make the most out of Lancaster’s beautiful weather, look no further than tubing down the Pequea Creek at Sickman’s Mill!

Located just a few miles from downtown Lancaster, Sickman’s Mill offers you the ultimate summer experience. The tubing takes about 2 hours round trip, but that time will fly as you float past the eagles, hawks, deer and many other animals. You’ll finish at the creek and be picked up and shuttled back to Sickman’s Mill, where you have even more entertainment waiting for you!!!

New this year – thanks to the new owners – is Jimmy’s Place. This is the summer hang out spot located at Sickman’s Mill, where you can kick back and relax with a beer or a drink. They have live music and special events posted on their calendar for the rest of summer. It’s a perfect treat for after your float, or make it an adventure in itself! You don’t need to go tubing to enjoy Jimmy’s Place…everyone is welcome. 🙂

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Typical hours are 10am-5pm, but do you work full time until 5? The perfect solution to making sure you can hit the creek is the extended float and sunset cruise every Wednesday evening. Listen to live music, enjoy a drink at Jimmy’s, bring s’mores and get ready for a perfect summer night.

If you’ve never been tubing before, it might be a good idea to sign up for a Guided Tubing Tour. This 4-hour float with an experienced tour guide is a mix between gentle floating and a couple river rapids, all while soaking up the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. On the other hand, if you love tubing and know you want to go more than once, consider purchasing a season pass.

There is something for all levels at Sickman’s Mill! Visit https://outfitters.sickmansmill.com/ for ticket information and pricing. Remember – it is cash only.

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This is another activity my family loved doing while growing up. Even my daughter, who is not a fan of the outdoors, loves going to Sickman’s Mill for a float. Your family is sure to love it, too. Tubing is a great mix between relaxing and exploring the outdoors. Hop on an inflatable tube, strap on to your friends, and enjoy your float under the beautiful green canopy of trees!

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Touring Lancaster

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the history in our County.

As the spring is upon us that means amples of opportunities to get outside in our wonderful county! We have the ability to explore and experience so much of Lancaster especially in the warmer weather. It is a great way to learn about the history of Lancaster County while having fun! One of the places to check out is Hans Herr House located at 1894 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street. This is a historic landmark from 1719! 

The Hans Herr House is a museum that offers tours of the oldest homestead in Lancaster County. While it is the oldest home in Lancaster it is also the oldest mennonite meeting house in all of the Western hemisphere! The home was built by Christian and Anna Herr now the purpose of this house/museum is based off of six core values they are education, preservation, accessibility, intentional health, relationships and faith. These values emulate through your experience be it a museum tour or attending one of the classes offered within this space. 

The Herr House is open April through October on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm. If you want to go into the house you need to go on a guided tour where you learn about the history, experiences and architecture. Tours are an hour and 15 minutes providing you with the opportunity to ask questions and learn from an expert. There is a small admissions price depending on your age as well as the size of your party as well as if you are a member. The house also offers events from their annual music nite to rare and used book auctions. They have learning tours, music, book sales, classes, family history heydays and special events, this space actively brings the community together in fun and creative ways.  

A unique and creative factor is that you can rent out Hans Herr for an event of your choosing…talk about a breathtaking location for your next family birthday party, bridal shower or work event! Not only can you rent the property out, they also offer school tours. These tours have a load of hands-on learning opportunities for students through workshops from games, butter churning, clothing making and more to historic demonstrations of cooking, candle making, storytelling and finger weaving. It really gets students to learn about the history of this land, and the people who lived here. 

If you are not looking to host an event and are not a student but want a hands-on learning experience you can attend classes at the Hans Herr House to build up your experience and knowledge. The organization offers multiple classes in blacksmithing, from ones meant for children to adult groups or one on one classes you can learn how to be a blacksmith and the art that goes into it by working with a true blacksmith learning and practicing this craft. For more information on pricing of classes be sure to check out their website! Sounds like an experience of a lifetime! During school field trips students have the opportunity to go into the Lancaster Longhouse on property to learn about Eastern Woodland Native Americans. The Hans Herr House also offers a fall festival for not only students but their families to learn about the Native Americans and Pennsylvania German cultures. 

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In the summers children ages 10 and older have the opportunity to hone in on all that the Hans Herr House has to offer by being a part of their Summer Student Program where they learn skills of blacksmithing, fraktur, gardening and more. This program is a wonderful way for children to meet friends while also having fun, you never know what passion might spark from the program!

If you or your children fall in love with the history and beautiful terrain of Hans Herr House you can also consider being a volunteer. Their volunteers do it all from the workshops and classes to the guided tours, volunteers have the opportunity to be a volunteer in what interests them while also working a schedule that best suits their lives so long as they can commit to half-days. This is a great way to give back to our community to a space that brings family and friends together to build knowledge of the rich history of Lancaster County.

Whether you want to learn more about what life used to look like in Lancaster County during the 1700s or you are interested in getting hands on experience with blacksmithing I challenge you to do something new this spring. Take time to learn and try new spaces and places within Lancaster County, fall in love with our beautiful space one new experience at a time. As we look to the warmer weather the Hans Herr House is a great idea to get the family outside on a beautiful piece of property and learn about Lancaster County. 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania many call very thin deli meat chipped? Have a great week! 

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For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Let’s Ketchup Soon

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about diners in our area!

Diners, the place where we enjoy a nice meal, the perfect spot for a quick meet up with a friend, an easy space to enjoy a cup of coffee and a good book. There are so many great restaurants in Lancaster including diners! Let’s look at five diners within Lancaster County to try out~

Knight and Day Diner is located at 3140 Lititz Pike within Lititz. This diner is wonderful because it is open seven days a week twenty four hours a day! The perfect place to gather with friends or family to enjoy a meal together. Their soups are prepared daily and the atmosphere is so inviting. The Knight and Day offers pick up and delivery too! Their menu is detailed with multiple options from their main menu to specifics- a breakfast menu, lunch specialties, dinner specialties, and the senior citizen menu. What is a definite must try are one of their many pancake flavors from classic plain or chocolate chip they also have cinnamon-apple, blueberry, oatmeal raisin and banana walnut.The cinnamon apple is topped with cinnamon, apples, granola and whipped cream…the perfect plate for a sweet fix! 

A fan favorite is DJ’s Taste of the 50’s. The restaurant is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 am – 2 pm and Thursday thru Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm. This spot truly takes you back to the 50’s from the decor to the family experience. It is no wonder they have been voted for one of the best spots in America by USA Today and voted the best burger in all of Pennsylvania. Located at 2410 Old Philadelphia Pike they are an owned and operated family business. This gem opened in 2008 and has been serving so many since currently you can dine in, call in, order online and do curbside pick-up. DJ’s has a breakfast, lunch/dinner and dessert menu but knowing they have been ranked for best burger you definitely should try one! They have over twenty burger options from your classic cheeseburger to some creative fun ones with things like onion rings, pineapple, turkey, mac and cheese or peanut butter! Whether you want to try a new burger spot in the county or have a new spot to meet up with friends and catch up over milkshakes, next time you are thinking about trying something new DJ’s should be added to your list.

Located at 1370 Manheim Pike is a diner that has been open since 1997, Lyndon Diner. Currently they are offering take out only seven days a week. Lyndon Diner is a family owned business Lyndon Quinn’s father owned a diner in Lancaster in 1961. Right now their menu is limited but patrons still have a variety of appetizers, soups, main dishes, breakfast foods and burger options to choose from. What is great about the Lyndon menus are they highlight crowd favorites as well as new items on the list. Looking for the green “New!” is a fun way to try a different meal such as their Jersey Boy Benedict with pork roll or Irish Benedict with corned beef hash…yum!!

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Alice’s Diner has been in Lancaster County for over four decades, located at 1665 Lincoln Highway East. They are open Monday through Sunday providing great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their breakfast menu is full of fan favorites from pancakes, eggs, omelets, french Toast and Waffles, cream chipped beef & sausage gravy. What is great about Alice’s is you can get a milkshake and pick your thickness to make it just the way you like it! A fun treat for the family one weekend or on a summer day. 

The last diner we are highlighting is located at 924 North Prince Street is Neptune Diner who prides themselves in homestyle cooking. The diner was established in 1994 and is a family owned and run business. They have also been voted best diner six years in a row by the Travel Channel! Their scrapple was highlighted in the episode as well as how country style cooking is brought to you in every meal from portions,service and atmosphere. Neptune is a great experience for the whole family!

Whether you are looking to get one of the best burgers around, aren’t in the mood to cook brunch this sunday or want to catch up with a friend over a milkshake, whatever the reason consider looking somewhere new to try and support a local diner in Lancaster County by ordering curbside or takeout. The business will appreciate and you can become one of the many patrons of these five locations that rave about their experiences to others, see what all the hype is about and enjoy! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is Haw Mog- which is stuffed pig’s stomach? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night treats at any time of the day with multiple places to choose from. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

My Cup of Tea

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about a true hidden gem, the Sugarplums and Teas.

Are you someone that enjoys trying new places, taking some time to dress up and enjoy a day out or are looking for your new favorite local spot? Look no further than Sugarplums and Teas located at 403 Bank Barn Lane in Lancaster. Opened Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm this quaint spot is perfect to relax or celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones. 

This tea room has more than 100 different varieties of tea from places across the globe. With so many options it may be hard to choose just one to enjoy on your outing out but do not worry they offer an online store where you can purchase their loose tea leaves to try a whole variety…or this just means another day to Sugarplum and Teas! If tea is not your cup of tea do not worry the tea room also offers specialty drinks and coffee to enjoy during your visit! 

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While sipping on some tea you will most definitely want to order some sweets or a meal to enjoy at your cheerful table. The Sugarplums and Teas offer a variety of sandwiches, and other fun meals to enjoy like quiche, wraps and salads. Or sweet treats like brownies, scones and other mouthwatering baked goods and pastries. If you are going with friends or a group I suggest doing their Courtyard Tea or high tea. You can pick from three-tiered which is a soup or salad, for savorie pieces, three sweet treats and a pot of tea or the garden tea which is one savory, a small salad, small fruit cup, scone and tea or they have the trio of savories where you can pick three savory items a small salad and a pot of tea. With the variety of options it gives you the perfect pick depending on your party’s size. 

A few of my favorites to consider if you are not sure what to try are the quince of the day, their turkey & brie, veggie panini or hawaiian chicken salad. Have you tried something I did not mention? Let me know what it is. I will be sure to check it out next time I go back to the tea room at Sugarplums and Teas! 

Did you know many locals enjoy a sweet, thick pie that is made from sugar and molasses, otherwise known as Shoofly Pie? Here at Wolf and Webb Realtors we not only help you sell or buy a home but work to bring you a personalized experience where you too can come to love our wonderful County! Check out our YouTube page to see some of the wonderful luxury homes we have helped families find.

Have you fallen in love with Sugarplums and Teas yet? Take it home with you for a day of delicious treats! Sugarplums and teas offers a large catering menu where you can pick it up or get it delivered for your convenience. From cold to hot Hors D’oeuvres to main courses and desserts this is the perfect menu to use for a celebration like a bridal shower, birthday or retirement luncheon. 

Whatever the occasion may be Sugarplums and Teas is a great spot to consider for your next at home gathering.

As you consider your plans to try this wonderful hidden gem I suggest you make a reservation to ensure your enjoyable experience at the tea house. Sugarplums and Teas tea room is a wonderful experience that the whole family can enjoy. The space is quaint decorated with such beautiful charm you will fall in love! Their staff creates a very enjoyable experience full of smiles, kindness and help. Your time spent at Sugarplums and Teas will brighten any day of the week…talk about friendly neighbors. It is a great spot to meet up with friends for a light lunch, enjoy celebrating a loved one’s birthday or take time for yourself for a quiet afternoon of delights! I cannot wait to hear what you think of Sugarplums and Teas tea room, I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine! 

Not from the Lancaster area? Do not worry this hidden gem is perfect for an afternoon drive destination, or a spot to enjoy when you come to visit family and friends. Who knows it may be a reason why you continue to fall in love with Lancaster County! If that is true I am here to help as you look to make that next step in buying your forever home in our wonderful community! 

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy a day of tea and treats with your loved ones right down the road. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Snow More Geese

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about Snow Geese!
Snow Geese…what are those you ask. Snow Geese are native to North America and there are white and dark ones. These beautiful birds migrate each year in our backyard, it is an experience like no other! Migrating is when animals move from one habitat to another typically depending on the season. If you are looking to see this for yourself look no further than Middle Creek located at 100 Museum Road in Stevens, Pennsylvania.

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Middle Creek is a wildlife management area providing Lancaster residents hiking trails, conservation trails, Non-motor boat experiences, events and a heritage museum. Their website provides PDF documents of trail maps, tours, checklists, area maps, newsletters, curriculum, and more. Before scheduling your trip be sure to check it out to ensure you have everything you would need. 

This past weekend we took a trip to Middle Creek to watch the Snow Geese migration and it was remarkable! Before going to watch the Middle Creek Snow Geese Migration we tuned in to the video made by Middle Creek’s manager providing us all the information we needed to know in order to view the snow geese safely. 

Getting to Middle Creek in February or March is a great way to get the family outside, learn something new about wildlife and have an experience you will truly remember forever. Every year thousands of snow geese make a pit stop in Middle Creek. They are here in the winter months but leave in February or March this is why now is a great time to go. When you go to Middle Creek in March there is a chance you see the birds migrate, watching the geese fly with their white wings in the sky is a sight like no other. When we went to view the Snow Geese this past weekend we went to Willow Point Trail, a great spot to see the birds. Before packing up the family for an afternoon out it is important you dress warmly, bring your mask and something to capture this beautiful sign of nature! One suggestion from the Middle Creek employees is to visit in the early hours, that will provide less of a crowd when you go and would most definitely be breathtaking as the sun comes up!

It is important to follow the migration tracking on their website to ensure you go when you will be able to see these birds. If you are unable to get there this weekend it is definitely an activity you MUST add to your bucket list. Viewing these birds in real life will be jaw dropping, an experience you will not want to miss! Hopefully you and your loved ones can enjoy this magnificent experience soon!

If you cannot make it to the migration this year do not worry you can livestream from Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website. This is a great way to share the experience with your family and friends from the comfort of your own home. It is also a creative way to have your children learn, if you are a teacher maybe tune in to the live stream with your class while explaining migration? This could be a fun and creative way for your students to learn something in any subject and base it off of their own backyard of Lancaster County. If you do this definitely let me know, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Snow Geese Migration!

When it is not migration season that does not mean to stay away from Middle Creek, actually it means visit again and again! Middle Creek is open all year and provides patrons the opportunity to get out into nature in fun and different ways. If you and your friends want to enjoy the warm weather that is upon us heading over to Middle Creek for a hike is a great option or kyacking! Getting out on the water is a wonderful opportunity to destress and enjoy the breeze. Head out for a morning hike with a nice cup of coffee or pack up lunch for a day out on the water. Be sure to pack up what ever you pack to bring in, to ensure safety of wildlife and keeping our natural preserves clean! Great ways to get out and experience beautiful Lancaster in new ways, and more ways where you will want to just keep coming back for more. If you fall in love with our incredible County consider making it your home, here at Wolf and Webb we can assist you in buying a home. We pride ourselves in personalized experiences, afterall we are~

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy seeing the snow geese flock every year….you will love it here!

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Booking Up Your Weekend

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the books.

With the cold weather we have coming in what better way to spend your day than enjoying a new book or film? Taking time to unwind and read a book is a great way to break up all the screen time we have been having from doing work and school from home, dive into a new story or place, learn something new and just relax. Instead of going out to buy a new book, ordering one online or through your kindle head over to Lancaster Public Library and rent out a book! 

Using the library is a great way to be sustainable, not hold on to too many books, and also support our local community. Plus Lancaster Public Library has so much to offer! The library has two branches one in Lancaster City and the other in Mountville.  Each is open daily except for Sundays. The Lancaster location is at 125 North Duke Street, and Mountville is at 120 College Avenue. The library dates back to 1759 when it first opened, formed by 54 members and over time grew to the wonderful buildings and spaces we love, talk about another long history in our hometown that we have continued to use as a resource and will continue for years to come. Their mission holds true in the work that all the staff do each day to provide our community the access and resources for great books, “By providing equitable access to vital educational resources, exceptional programming, and community building opportunities, the Lancaster Public Library is recognized as a dynamic center of knowledge and a cornerstone of a thriving Lancaster community”. There are so many dedicated staff members within both locations be sure to thank them next time you head in to pick up a new read. 

So what does the library provide? Well it provides a lot more than books there are:

  • Passport services 
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public computers and free wifi
  • Proctoring
  • Movies
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Music
  • Programming and events
  • Job resources

And so many more special events, programs and initiatives. I would like to highlight 3 of their remarkable services. The first is their Grab Bags initiatives, this is a great way the library adapted during Covid-19, what you do is fill out their online form giving your library card number and your taste in books then one of the staff members browses the library to get new authors or books for you to enjoy! With the pandemic you have the ability to pick how you would like to pick up your grab bag from what location and using what services, because the library has lobby hours for fast pick up as well as curbside pick ups. 

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The library also has an Autism Resource Center that is 11 years old. This center provides great resources like literature, games and a learning space for social skills, behavioral therapy, conflict resolution, community awareness and interactions. The space is full of sensory items to meet the needs of all their patrons. This space is truly remarkable and a wonderful resource for all community members that may need it. 

The Duke Street Business Center is the third resource I would like to share with you all. This is a space for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, business individuals or anyone that would like to learn more. It is a space where the staff member is experienced in conducting business, and nonprofit research. The librarian is able to help you learn how to use different softwares and databases to meet your business needs and learn more. The business librarian is available by appointment only so you can really tailor your meeting to what needs you might have. The Duke Street Business Center also has computers and seating spaces that are for the use of business and nonprofit users only. It is wonderful for individuals to have their own space that they can go to for tailored help and equipment.

While the Center has individualized support so does the rest of the library, the employees are all incredible, hardworking and knowledgeable individuals that really make your experience a great one. 

Every week the library puts on multiple events at both locations. This is a great way to meet others within our community, enjoy learning about something new, join a book club or play games. What is wonderful about the events is that you pre sign up to the events that are in person so that way they can maintain capacity and ensure safety. They are also hosting virtual events for you to attend from the comfort of your own home! Events are a variety of topics, types of programs and also for a variety of age ranges, some are for teens, children or all ages. Be sure to check out their events calendar for this month, who knows you may want to get into a new book genre and joining a book club is a great way to start the discussion and find new authors to check out! 

With just a few more weeks until spring, spending so much time at home does not need to be boring, stressful or a time where you are at a loss for what to do. Especially with the Lancaster Public Library not far away. Get yourself a library card to enjoy great books, movies, online platforms and when we can have a great space to sit for an afternoon and have time for yourself. On your way home with a new book grab a cup of coffee from one of the many local shops and dive into a new story or learn something new with the help of the Lancaster Public Library. It is a great way to spend your time! If you find any good reads be sure to share, always up for a new book recommendation! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is ham loaf- made from ham, ground pork, brown sugar, and seasoning? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can not only be a member of a great public library but also get there with a quick walk or drive through the beautiful countryside or incredible city streets. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Take a Pizza my Heart

With Valentine’s day behind us and the month of love coming to an end, who’s to say it needs to stop? Let’s continue to show some love to Lancaster County by shopping local and enjoying some great meals while we are at it! An easy family and friend crowd pleaser has always been pizza. You can get it delivered, add fun topping and have a little clean up. This week I want to share with you ten great places to enjoy a slice, or two or a pie within Lancaster County. 

Two Cousins Pizza Paradise, is located at 3099 Lincoln Hwy E. in Paradise. They recently opened an online ordering system where you can place an order from your computer or phone! Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers markets providing each person truly a fresh pizza! They offer two types of pizza with a lot of fun options of toppings. The first type of pizzas are traditional pizzas that consist of traditional pizza cheese, homemade dough and their pizza sauce (of course with options for tasty toppings too). The second option is one of their specialty pizzas, these are ten pizzas all unique flavors with creative toppings. They range anywhere from taco pizza to a farmers delight pie. Check out their website for all the delicious options! 

The second pizzeria I would like to highlight is Slugger’s Pizzeria, they are located at 701 N. Queen Street in Lancaster. What is great about their pizzeria is that they are open everyday and walking distance from the Clipper Magazine Stadium. Talk about the perfect place for a pre-game slice! You can get a slice from the pizzeria for less than three dollars as you walk to a game or order a whole pie for your family on your way home from work. Their menu has eight specialty pizzas from a veggie extreme to the slugger. Each specialty pie comes in the large sixteen inch size, great to share with your loved ones! 

Rosario’s Pronto Pizza & Italian Restaurant is located at 289 West Main Street in Leola. While they also have a restaurant I will just be sharing their pizzas with you today. They offer customers a variety of pizza pie options in a variety of sizes twelve, fourteen and sixteen inches or their party pizza of twenty four inches! While they have twelve speciality pizzas from ranch romano to hawaiian pizza they also have a crowd pleaser of thick sicilian pies…this is a great way to enjoy pizza!

Today’s Pizza is located in Mount Joy at 933 East Main Street. Open and run by the Roman Family which opened in May 2019. As a newer establishment they have jumped right in creating a space of community and support through hosting fundraisers where they have been able to help the Milanof-Schock Library and Donegal High School. Talk about using your space for good! This pizzeria offers a variety of specialty pizzas from the classic Margherita or Meat Lover to a unique spaghetti pie! They also have gluten free pizza options for those who need or would like and daily deals. Check out their online ordering system for more tasty options!

Roma Pizza is located at 54 East Main Street in Lititz. While you can enjoy a delicious slice of pizza you also have the option to enjoy a pie or two. One type of pizza pie that is creative are their stuffed pizzas. Their grandma style pizzas bring a taste of childhood to your home if you grew up with a grandmother that enjoyed making pizzas when you would come over. Their online ordering on their website makes it easy for you to place an order for takeout or delivery because they accept not only credit cards but apple pay, paypal and venmo…talk about convenience! 

The next spot for great pizza is not found at a pizzeria or an italian restaurant it is found at Root’s Country Market and Auction in Manheim! Norma’s Pizza is made with fresh dough that melts in your mouth…so good! The pizza can be bought by the pie or by the slice. It is a great way to enjoy lunch as you roam through the market! Norma knows the market well and she and her husband used to run the Knepp’s Caramel Corn stand at Roots which had been in his family for years when he became too ill to help with the stand they had to sell it. After selling that stand she started the pizza stand and it has been a hit! If you are looking to order a pizza pie be sure to check out her facebook page because orders need to be placed in advance, you cannot get a pie day of. You cannot go wrong with her plain pie the sauce and cheese are top notch and when it comes right out of the oven there is nothing better!

 Luca Lancaster is located at 436 West James Street. Their pizzas are Neapolitan inspired and boy can you tell! They use a wood-burning hearth & Neapolitan oven. Luca has been communicating with their patrons regularly about what they can offer and provide each customer to ensure safety by having the first page of their menu be information about reservations, car pick up and their at home kits. They offer five different pizzas each mixed with wonderful ingredients and delicious dough you might just have to order all five pies to enjoy with your family! From the classic Margherita to a Piccante pie that includes hot honey…you can’t go wrong with any or all of the five! 

Parma Pizza and Grill can be found at 301 Main Street in Landisville. This location has been open since 2005 and they have created a space where old school pizza comes to Lancaster! They offer traditional pizzas, their specialty pizzas, stuffed pizzas and bavarian style stuffed pizzas…talk about a variety. Bavarian stuffed sounds like the pretzel we all know because that is exactly it. Their Bavarian stuffed pizza is a pretzel crust bringing salty a creative way to enjoy pizza. 

The next pizzeria to highlight is Espino’s Pizza Pastas & Subs located in Lancaster at 323 West Lemon Street. You can enjoy their cheese pie at any size from twelve inches all the way up to thirty two! Everyone can enjoy a slice when you can get a pizza pie that big! Espino’s also offers a handful of specialty pizzas as well as Sicilian pizza…yum!

The last pizzeria I want to share is Steel Peel Pennsylvania Pizza Company they are located in Lancaster at 611 Harrisburg Avenue. They offer a gluten free crust option, and toppings based on the type of pie you get. Neapolitan or Sicilian while you can enjoy those classic pizzas you can also make it your own with their fun variety of toppings for each! Steel Peel offers a variety of stellar specialty pies with options for flat, stuffed or counter style stuffed (try it!). With over a dozen specialty pies you are going to want to keep coming back to steel to try them all! 

Each of these pizzeria’s offer a variety of other options from sandwiches and salads to pasta dishes. They are also providing either delivery options, or contactless pick up, be sure to check out each website to learn specifics on how they are accommodating patrons to stay safe. Some of the pizzerias offer daily deals and coupons that you can use at check out too! While these are not the only pizza places in Lancaster, be sure to find some spots on your own and let me know if there are more I should try! As you look to the week’s ahead and decide what is for dinner, why not give one of our local pizza spots a try! Support local while enjoying a great meal with family or friends. Maybe have a family or friend pizza party in the coming weeks and get a pie from multiple places and then have everyone rank their favorites to find your crowd pleaser! Taking a pizza’s Lancaster’s heart one bite at a time. Let me know if you try one of these spots or if you find another in Lancaster that I should check out! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Lancaster we call square egg noodles in a thick chicken broth chicken pot pie ? Have a great week!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience some deliciously cheesy dinners whenever you please. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like 1130 North Bristol, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Isn’t this a-MAZE-ing

Have you ever experienced a top ten? Maybe it is top ten ice cream flavors at a parlor, listening to the top ten songs of the week on your favorite radio station or it could be trying top ten most popular workouts of the year…but have you ever experienced one of the top ten corn mazes in the United States? There is one right in our backyard! 

Located at 150 Cherry Hill Road in Ronks you will find Cherry Crest Farm, an incredible space that has been within Lancaster County for over twenty-five years. This farm offers amples of events and activities for school, friends, and families! The farm is open in Spring, Summer and Fall months.This is an adventure farm that is operated with only solar power and has over 300 acres of land! What is wonderful about Cherry Crest Farm is that they are driven by their mission, vision and values in all the work they do through entertainment, service, education and cultivation. The farm has eight values and they are:

  • Integrity
  • Biblical Stewardship
  • Service
  • Simple Fun
  • Exceeding Expectations
  • Creativity
  • Safety
  • Education 

The farm dates back to the early 1700’s but was owned by a different family and over the years the farm has switched families until the current owners, the Coleman family. Their farm is made up of beef cows, crop farm, and a ton of activities for fun from their famous corn maze to a jump pillow, petting zoo, slide, wagon ride and more! If you have children they would absolutely love all the games and activities to do at the farm. Let’s focus on their three months starting with spring since that is right around the corner…why not spark some ideas for the family and a day out on the farm!

Spring is known as “Early Season” at Cherry Crest Farm. During the spring you can enjoy over thirty activities. Help with the baby chicks or go to the paintball range…Cherry Crest works hard to bring a variety of activities in each season so that there is something for all age ranges. During the summer the fun and activities continue to grow from apple games & more. During the summer is also when the corn maze opens up and guess what…the path and design changes every year! Good luck to newcomers and regulars, what a way to keep the fun coming! During the fall Cherry Crest continues the maze fun while adding in classic fall favorites like a pumpkin patch! If you feel like you want a bigger challenge you can do the maze at night with flashlights too. Talk about creativity! With enough activities to fill multiple days I suggest you take a day or a few to experience the farm and they offer a variety of food options as well your whole family can enjoy the entire day including incredibly tasty treats! They have Chuck Wagon Cafe & Grill, Home Cookin’ Cafe, Maizie’s Dairy Barn and wagons of treats like: Apple Cider Donuts, pizza, kettle corn and lemonade. The Dairy Barn is definitely a must before you leave their ice cream and other sweets are mouth watering! 

While the farm itself can give you a day outside full of laughter and enjoyment the Cherry Crest Farm does a wonderful job of adding in unique and creative events throughout their seasons to enjoy. From butter making demonstrations, pig races, bringing local wineries and breweries to the farm, fireworks, music and variety shows. The farm’s events are each different. Be sure to check out their seasonal event calendar to find out how you can enjoy one of their special days on the property with friends! 

Cherry Crest is a great way for enjoying a nice day outside, having a birthday party, having a campfire, booking a field trip for your students or an afternoon of live music. The innovative way Cherry Crest uses their land, and space to provide a true one of a kind experience is exactly why they are one of the top tens you need to experience this spring! 

As we power through the cold weather and get closer to spring be sure to check Cherry Crest Farm out and when they open this spring plan a trip with your friends or family. You will have an absolute blast at the adventure farm, this is a great way to get outside, learn about the local environment and support a local family owned business! Can’t wait to hear what you think of this wonderful spot! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know Birch Beer does not contain alcohol? Have a great week!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience this a-MAZE-ing farm. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Cocina Mexicana

When you think Lancaster County what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it food, a restaurant, a market, fruit stand, vegetable stand, a meal you had? We have all had that one…or a few meals where you can not help but say WOW. It was well made, delicious and the place you got it from provided the perfect atmosphere. While when we think of the perfect meal it can bring us to remember a great trip, a weekend away, that time in Europe but what about that time here? In our hometown within Lancaster County where was a time your meal made you say WOW? Mine is from Cocina Mexicana, a wonderful restaurant that brings authentic Mexican food to Lancaster through so many plates and flavors it is hard to pick just one as the favorite. 

Cocina Mexicana is located at 112 North Water Street in Lancaster. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am until 8:00pm and Fridays through Saturdays from 11:00am until 9:00pm, closed on Sundays. With this timeframe you have the opportunity for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert! 

Cocina is Lancaster City’s first authentic Mexican restaurant; they offer a regular menu as well as a catering menu. Both give you wonderful options to feed yourself, family or friends. Let’s dive into the food, their menu offers a variety of salads, appetizers, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, alambres, platters, tamales and drinks. From vegetarian, fish, chicken, beef, pork and eggs Cocina has a variety of options to make your plate just right for you! One of my go to favorites is their seafood combo- you get breaded tilapia fish with a shrimp enchilada and a shrimp tostada. The combos are a great option because you really get the chance to taste multiple dishes in one meal, it is awesome! Their menu is wonderful full of variety, an appetizer I highly suggest are their Sopes. These are two thick tortillas that have sauce, onion, cilantro, cheese and sour cream on them…DELICIOUS! You can add meat to them or have them on their own either way you cannot go wrong.

When the weather gets warmer maybe ordering off their catering menu could be perfect for a day or evening on your back porch. If you are having some family or friends stop over for a visit Cocina Mexicana’s catering menu could be the perfect solution so you do not have to worry about cooking and can enjoy your company. Their catering menu has a variety of options from salads, appetizers, enchiladas, multiple meat options and dessert. What is so nice is that the staff at Cocina Mexicana will work with you, their menu is typically for 20 people but they are flexible with the quantity you need, they are also flexible if there is something not on their menu that you were hoping to get you can work with them to find something that is just right for your order. If it is not on the menu you can see if they can make it and if not they give you multiple options, it is so easy doing business with them for catering truly a wonderful option! 

So who is behind Cocina Mexicana? Lucy, Lucila Gomez Lucero brought Lancaster this wonderful place. She grew up in Puebla, Mexico. Where Lucy grew up it is a place that is abundant in fresh fruit, wonderful flavors and strong traditions within the kitchen. She says her food and way within her restaurant are driven by her experiences and the way she grew up with her family. She has created a wonderful restaurant that emulates her history, traditions and love for cooking! 

During COVID Cocina Mexicana is working hard to keep their employees and patrons safe with limiting their hours and providing takeout or delivery. For takeout you can call in your order and they will give you a time frame so you know when to come and pick it up. For pick up you have three parking options, there are two garages walking distance or if you find street parking, know parking is free after 6:00pm on the street. If you are not wanting to pick up the order you can have it brought to your home through Doordash or the Grubhub apps. They ask that patrons do not use delivery.com when online ordering. You can find Cocina Mexicana on Facebook, check out their site or social media account to see what is new and give them a like! While you think about the week ahead and what is on the menu for your family maybe take a night off and order some delicious cuisine, you will not regret it! Cocina Mexicana will become a family favorite, I am sure of it! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know purple hardboiled eggs are red beet eggs? Have a great week!

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties not far from where you could get tasty meals like this every day.  You will love it here!


For more information on wonderful homes like: 679 Goose Neck Drive, Lititz PA 17543 overlooking the 13th-hole fareway call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Ice, Chili & Fire


It is our favorite time of year again…the annual Lititz Fire & Ice Festival would be right around the corner. What we typically look forward to and  know is a time with ice sculptures, great food, live fire show, breathtaking art, block party, an awesome chili competition and the Lititz Lions Carnival & vender fair. While the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is not happening this year it will be back in February 2022. But that doesn’t go without some celebration this year! 

Though we will not have our favorite chili cookoff, fire show, carnival or block party festivities we WILL be able to experience the remarkable ice sculptures! Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is revamped to the Lititz Ice Walk for 2021. From February 12th until February 20th you can walk through the streets to see the sculptures. Each day more will be added so this does not have to be a one day walk you can go to Littiz multiple times to see what has been added! This is a great way to get the family outside and moving after the past few cold snow storms we have had while getting a taste of one of our favorite Lancaster County winter traditions. 

Venture Lititz has thought of everything making sure we are all kept safe, this event is all outside, there will be no live carvings, and people are required to be masked and stay socially distant. By adding extra days to the event this is a way they are working to help spread out the crowds as well. It truly is magnificent that during this time the committee and organizers thought to figure out a way for us all to have a little cheer and taste of our Lancaster! 

The ice sculptures will be located on North, South and Broad street. There are going to be twenty six ice sculptures put out on just one day! Then in the following days another fifteen sculptures and twenty two…that is over sixty plus ice sculptures to enjoy and truly marvel at.  What is wonderful is that like the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival the Lititz Ice Walk is also sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Some of the ice sculptures are in front of local shops and businesses. This is a great way to pop into the shops and get a valentine gift for someone you love or a birthday gift! Attending this event is a great way to support our local businesses while enjoying the artwork of so many! Consider getting a hot chocolate or order takeout for when you finish your walk for a great meal after with your family. 

So over the next few days plan a night, an afternoon or two or three to get over to downtown Lititz, you will not want to miss the incredible artwork of the ice sculptures or a little taste of our favorite festival. Bundle up with some warm clothing, look up some of the shops and local buisnesses that are sponsoring the event, check out some restuarant menus in Lititz and have yourself a day! Get out into the town and enjoy the fresh air while getting a piece of our favorite tradition and opportunity to help buisnesses in the local area by enjoying a treat or two and shopping for your loved ones. Thank you to all that worked so hard to bring us a version of our Lititz Fire & Ice Festival. We look forward to when we can all be back together enjoying the festivities like in years past! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania many call pickled vegetables Chow Chow? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience some Lancaster County Traditions yearly, seasonaly or monthly. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com