You Might Be From Lancaster, PA if…..

Just like many small towns and beautiful areas across this great land, Lancaster has its own unique quirks, phrases and places. Most local residents don’t even think twice about these and when we do, it’s always good for a laugh. We LOVE Lancaster!

You might be from Lancaster if…..

-Someone has asked you if you are Amish when you say where you’re from.

-Pie as a main course dish is totally normal. Chicken pot pie, spaghetti pie, cheeseburger pie….you name it!

-You know that real “chicken pot pie” has nothing to do with a pie.

-You think of a shopping mall and not skiing when you hear the words “park city.”

-You know what a mud sale is.

-You are a manure expert. By smell alone, you can tell whether it came from a cow, pig or chicken!

-The verb “to be” has been eliminated from your vocabulary. You see nothing wrong with the sentence “The laundry needs done.”

-You know that Long Johns are something you eat for breakfast, not wear to bed.

-You’ve bought roadside produce with an “honor box.”

-You know how to correctly pronounce Lancaster….it’s Lang-Kiss-ter not Lan-cast-er!

-You know what dippy eggs are.

-You pronounce the “roots” in Roots Market differently than the roots of a tree.

-You adamantly believe that doplic is a word…doesn’t everyone use it?

-You’ve been late for something because you got stuck behind a tractor or a horse and buggy.

-Your school district has off for the first day of hunting season and you have a ‘drive your tractor to school’ day.

-You know that a Wilbur Bud trumps a Hershey Kiss any day of the week.

-You’ve engaged in the age-old Turkey Hill vs Sheetz debate and have an addiction to Turkey Hill Iced Tea.

-You know the difference between an Amish and a Mennonite person.

-You know that Shady Maple is the smorgasbord to end all smorgasbords!

-You don’t even think twice about towns named Intercourse, Blue Ball and Paradise.


How do we know all of these great Lancaster Local Secrets? We are local real estate agents and residents of Lancaster for more than 30 years!

For more information on the wonderful homes in Lancaster County,
call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 (WOLF) or visit our real estate website at www.WolfandWebb.com.

No home is too big or too small for our team. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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25 Free Birthday Treats in Lancaster, PA

You may already have plans for your birthday, but if you’re looking for an additional adventure, then check out these local businesses that offer FREE birthday treats and discounts! We created this guide to cover the best 25 birthday offers in 2021, but note that some businesses change what they offer each year.

Wolf Family Tips: It’s a good idea to sign up a few weeks before your birthday! We use this guide as a birthday scavenger hunt!

From all of us at Wolf & Webb, we wish you a very Happy Birthday and here’s to many more!

1. Applebee’s – free dessert
Sign up for Club Applebee’s

2. Arby’s – free shake with any purchase
Sign up for the email list on the website

3. Auntie Anne’s – free pretzel
Sign up for Pretzel Perks

4. BJ’s Brewhouse – free Pizookie
Sign up for BJ’s Premier Rewards Plus

5. Chipotle – free chips and guac with a $5 purchase
Sign up for Chipotle Rewards

6. Cinnabon – free cold brew
Sign up for Cinnabon Rewards

7. Dairy Queen – free blizzard
Sign up for the Blizzard Fan club

8. Duck Donuts – free donut
Download the app and sign up for rewards

9. Dunkin Donuts – free beverage
Sign up for DD Perks

10. Moe’s – free burrito
Sign up for Moe Rewards

11. Nestle Toll House Café – free cookie
Sign up for Nestle Toll House Café Club

12. Panera Bread – free pastry
Sign up for MyPanera

13. Qdoba – free cookie with any purchase
Sign up for Qdoba rewards

14. Rita’s – free Italian ice
Sign up for the Rita’s Birthday eClub

15. Ruby Tuesday – free burger or garden bar entrée
Sign up for So Connected email club

16. Sonic – free shake
Sign up for Sonic Rewards

17. Starbucks – free beverage or pastry
Sign up for Starbucks Rewards

18. Taco Bell – free Baja Blast Freeze
Sign up for Taco Bell Rewards

19. Wendy’s – free frosty
Sign up for Wendy’s Rewards

20. Redbox – free 1 night rental
Sign up for Redbox Perks

21. Bare Minerals – free gift
Sign up for Good Rewards

22. Sephora – free gift
Sign up for Beauty Insider

23. Ulta Beauty – free gift
Sign up for Ultamate Rewards

24. Vera Bradley – birthday coupon
Sign up for VB emails

25. Yankee Candle – free gift
Sign up for Fragrance Family Rewards

Photo Credits:

Cinnabon, PhillyVoice, Moes, Hip2Save, Yankee Candle


How do we know all of these great Lancaster Local Secrets? We are local real estate agents and residents of Lancaster for more than 30 years!

For more information on the wonderful homes in Lancaster County,
call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 (WOLF) or visit our real estate website at www.WolfandWebb.com.

No home is too big or too small for our team. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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Lancaster Words and Slang

If you have moved to the Lancaster area, I am sure you would like to feel as though you fit in with the crowd. Here is a quick guide of some words and phrases that might help out all of us as we continually explore this wonderfully rich area. See how many you’ve heard:


1. Outen the lights = Turn the lights out.


2. Red up your room = Clean up your room.


3. It’s spritzing out = It’s raining out.


4. Cellar = Basement


5. Is the milk all? = Is the milk gone?


6. I’m going to the car nah onse. = I’m going to the car now.


7. Philly = Philadelphia


8. The State Store = Liquor store


9. ‘Wooder’ = Water


10. Slippy = Slippery


11. Left the dog out = Let the dog out.


12. Look here wunst = Look here a moment.


13. It feels close out = It feels hot/humid out.


14. I’m coming with = I’m coming with you.


15. ‘Macadam’ road = Asphalt paved road


16. Jimmies = Sprinkles for ice cream


17. Ruts = Roots(As in Roots market…check it out sometime!)


18. Dutch = Early German settlers


Simple Pronunciation Guide:
1. Lancaster: LANK -iss-ter (It is not LAND-caster)

2. Ephrata: EF-ruh-tuh

3. Lititz: LIT-its (It is Not LIE-TITS)

4. AAAH -mish – Not AIM ish or AM ish.

5. Intercourse (the town) – Just leave that one alone.



Happy Trails!