• Soundtracks of summer

      So much going on in the big town of Ephrata but after such a serious column last week, and with summer slipping away, it really is time for something fun. Back in June as I was...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Akron police ‘confident’ in Roland Park’s safety

    The daylight robbery that occurred July 22 in Akron’s Loyd Roland Park was not an indication of ongoing criminal activity in the park, according to Sergeant Dale Putt of the borough police department. Putt, along with Chief...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Ordinance for rent

    Ephrata Borough’s solicitor submitted a redraft of a proposed rental ordinance at Monday’s Development Activities Committee meeting. Solicitor James R. McManus went over some of the major revisions on the controversial document that was first disclosed to...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s busy business landscape

    Today’s frontpage provides evidence that the Ephrata-area business landscape is changing at a great pace. As does Google Earth’s satellite map of Main Street, which can’t keep pace with the changes. Missing is the nearly completed, 70-seat...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Franklin E. Williams, 92, Akron community leader

    Franklin E. Williams, 92, of Akron, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, on his birthday, Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Ephrata Community Hospital. He was born in Clay Township, son of the late Chester L....

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Not bugged out

    Madeline Fritz of Ephrata was not at all bugged by swarm of insects that descended on the Millersville pool as the home swimmers dueled New Holland July 8 in a section two meet. Fritz, 10, who swims...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • ‘Can’onizing Saint Boniface

    The craft brewer’s ambitious expansion includes a canning line. But don’t expect TVs. Saint Boniface Craft Brewery Co. is expanding brew capacity, production, distribution and the size of its brew pub at 1701 W. Main St. in...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • George Gruen, 86, Ephrata, minister, coached inner city kids’ sports in Philly

    George Gruen, 86, of 16 Kennedy Drive, Ephrata, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Ephrata Hospital with his family by his side. Born in West Caldwell, N.J., he was the son of the late Samuel and...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Weis proposes to sell beer in Ephrata store

    Weis Markets plans to open a Beer Café restaurant and take-out beer section inside its Ephrata store on Route 272. The 30-seat restaurant would be only the second supermarket in Lancaster County to sell beer and the...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • James S. Van Buskirk, 81, Stevens, retired housing mfg. manager, member of NRA, Scouts

    James S. Van Buskirk, 81, of Stevens, entered into eternal rest Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born April 30, 1933 in Selinsgrove, he was the son of the last William and Mable (McCarty) Van Buskirk. He was preceded...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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