• Christmas Dragon
    Bringing a little Christmas magic to children’s hospital

    Film producer Kevin Carvell will share a special presentation of the holiday family film “The Christmas Dragon” with patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. “Penn State Children’s Hospital and Child Life very much appreciate Kevin...

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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  • Military vets honored at ninth annual Horizons banquet

    Veterans from all military branches were honored and thanked for their service at a banquet Saturday night at the Ephrata Business Center. Many of the 185 veterans brought guests for a total of 303 attendees at the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Showcase of Homes November 23, 2016

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Tire Consultants: Winter is on the Way

    We haven’t had our first snowfall quite yet, but with winter on the way, you can be sure that snow will be in the forecast very soon. Along with snow comes ice, freezing rain and slush. That’s...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • The Holiday Season Begins at the Penguin Hotel Restaurant

    Thanksgiving means that the holiday season has begun and there’s no better place to celebrate than at the Penguin Hotel in Mount Airy. As the sign outside the Penguin Hotel says, “Come in as strangers, leave as...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns. Workers excavating an area near the sinkhole, which took out the West Pine and Park Avenue intersection, stretched to 60 feet wide by 100 feet long.
    Home(less) for the holiday

    Displaced residents remain homeless two weeks after a giant sinkhole opened at the West Pine Street and Park Avenue intersection. Hope Roten, spokeswoman for the Red Cross Central Pennsylvania region, confirmed the organization helped with assistance for...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Taxing decisions ahead for council

    Some taxing times are ahead for members of Ephrata Borough Council as they consider the proposed municipal budget for 2017. In a presentation by Christine H. Moore, director of finance and administration, it was explained that expected...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • One of the largest crowds in recent memory descended upon downtown Ephrata last “Black Friday,” to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus. Photo by Dwight Palm
    ‘You better watch out…’

    The weather for Friday evening’s Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival should be “just right,” said Cindy Mellinger, co-chair of the Ephrata Christmas committee. “It should be in the high 40s,” she said. “We have added an...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • The Messiah players from Lancaster-Lebanon League schools pose with the national championship trophy Sunday after their big win.
    Messiah wins first-ever national field hockey crown

    Ephrata’s Pfautz, Wilkerson named to all-tourney team No. 1 Messiah College played through freezing temperatures, wind, and snow against No. 3 Tufts University in the NCAA Division III national championship on Sunday in Geneva, New York, and...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • ocalico’s Noah Palm (10) tries to corral Manheim Central running back Jay Barreto as he heads around left end.
    End of the Road: Eagles’ run snapped by MC in District semi-finals

    As one of Manheim Central’s defensive QBs, senior linebacker Nick Brown just smiles at the mention of his offensive counterpart Kody Kegarise. “I’m primarily defense, and just being able to watch him make plays,” Brown said, “it...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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