• Ephrata's Justin Hoover (2) splits the Manheim Township defense during Friday's loss to the Blue Streaks.
    Mounts rebound with big win over Cumberland Valley

    by TODD RUTH Fresh off their most difficult loss of the season Friday night vs. Manheim Township, the Ephrata boys lacrosse team rebounded Saturday with a big effort to knock off Cumberland Valley, 16-8 in a key...

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  • Tunnel vision getting blurry

    There may be no light at the end of the rail trail tunnel under Akron’s Main Street after Monday night’s borough council committee meetings. Because there may be no tunnel. The tunnel seemed to be the agreed-upon...

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  • Cocalico keeper Lauren Marte makes a save during Monday's victory over Hempfield.
    Cocalico girls knock off Hempfield, keep L-L hopes alive

    by KEVIN FREY “Every game this week is a must win.” Those were the words of Cocalico Girls Lacrosse Coach Mary Beth Cardin before Monday night’s Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One match-up with Hempfield. The Lady Eagles had...

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  • Ephrata players rush the mound and join in on the dogpile after clinching the Section Two title Monday night in a 10-2 victory at home vs. Lebanon.
    Mounts wrap up third-straight section crown with rout of Lebanon

    by TODD RUTH In baseball, a dogpile signifies the end of a successful mission. Ephrata has had quite a few of them in recent years. And Monday night at War Memorial, the Mounts were at it again....

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  • A mother duck stands over storm sewer grate where her ducklings had fallen below
    Draining experience

      Thirteen ducklings spent half of April 25 stuck in a storm drain on Akron Road while their concerned mother stood helplessly on the metal grate above. Jennifer Donten, who lives at 30 Akron Road in Ephrata,...

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  • CSD celebrates score in the 90s

      Cocalico School Board posted some big scores at its April 21 meeting. The numbers were unveiled in the District Performance Profile. The profile is based on the collective information presented for Cocalico’s five buildings which include...

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  • Remember when families would retire to the drawing room to entertain with music and poetry? TV, video games and Smartphones may have rendered that creative tradition to history, but the Spoken Word Festival is dedicated to returning the artform to prominence.
    Building community through poetry

    Spoken Word Festival visits Linden Hall   Maybe literary art is not the first thing that pops into your head during quiet reveries about our dear county. But from the people at The Theater of the Seventh...

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  • Kristie Ohlinger, Sean Young and Richard Bradberry in "Sunday in the Park with George."
    EPAC to unveil ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

    The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is set to perform “Sunday in the Park with George,” a drama centered around artist George Seurat who painted the famous “A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte” with the...

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    Friendship FEST and Auction set for May 9-10

    Supports adults with developmental disabilities Picture several big top tents sprawled across a quiet field. The delightful aroma of spicy chicken barbeque, soup, French fries, and ethnic foods emanate from the canvas, teasing your senses and drawing...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Birth Announcements – April 30, 2014 edition

    BAXTER, Laura, and Brian L. Allison, New Holland, a daughter, at Ephrata Community Hospital, April 26. BRUNOZZI, David A. and Danielle (Binder), Mount Joy, a daughter, at Ephrata Community Hospital, April 21. BURTON, Jessica, and Zachary M....

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