• In the stacks

    While it is evident that libraries are evolving, we still serve a basic purpose of delivering books into the hands of our community. I often get questions from library users who are curious about how we select...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Ephrata Homes of Hope celebrates 10 years of helping

    Homes of Hope is celebrating ten years as a faith-based transitional housing ministry for the Ephrata-Akron area, under the umbrella of Love in the Name of Christ (Love, INC.), Lancaster. “This ministry is ten years old, and...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Township is on the radar

      Ephrata Township has added its voice to a growing chorus of local municipalities supporting efforts in Harrisburg to give local law enforcement the same radar speed enforcement equipment used by State Police. In recent weeks, Ephrata...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • No-tax-hike budget OK’d by Ephrata

    There was good news for property owners within the Ephrata Area School District Monday night as the school board passed its new budget without a tax increase. District officials said this was due largely to an infusion...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Elam H. Martzall, retired postman, active in the community, dies at 87

      Elam H. Martzall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Norman and Sallie (Hirneisen) Martzall and was...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Ephrata teen wins state baking competition

      Emily Holtz of Ephrata has won the SkillsUSA Skilled and Technical Sciences state competition for commercial baking. Holtz is a senior at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Mount Joy. In June, she will go...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • ‘Mark’et it on your calendar

      Ephrata’s open air market will feature more than 20 vendors, international theme Saturday The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors selling their wares at the Downtown...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Tobias back to conduct Concert Band June 22

      Carl Tobias, who conducted the Ephrata Concert Band for 23 years before becoming conductor emeritus in 2009, will fill in as conductor for the June 22 program and also show his vocal talents with a solo...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Weisse, weizen and whatnot!

    Wheat beers can have many monikers: weisse, weissbier, hefeweizen, white beer-witbier. What they all have in common is an abundance of wheat in place of malted barley in the brewing process. So, why all the different, strange...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • EPAC’s ‘Agnes’ is killer entertainment

    When I was young — just barely old enough to remember — I got booted from Sunday school. You see, I had just learned about the digestive system. I was fascinated with the fact that stomach acids...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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