• Kenneth ‘Bear’ MacCord, 70, Cocalico district teacher, referee and statistician for several Cocalico H.S. sports

    Kenneth “Bear” MacCord, 70, of Stevens, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Frank and Pauline (Criswell) MacCord. He was a member of the Ephrata...

    • Posted December 29, 2016
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  • Walmart Vision Center serves your needs for professional vision care

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    Vision Care from Melissa Plowmaker, O.D. at Walmart Vision Center

    At the Walmart Vision Center, owner Melissa Plowmaker, O.D., and her staff provide vision care services at the office located at 890 East Main Street, Ephrata, at the front area of Walmart. Whether you are looking for...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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    What’s On Tap

    What’s On Tap Showcasing Local Micro Breweries Events, Craft Beers, Specials, and Weekly Drafts. Look for this section every other week in the Ephrata Review & Lititz Record! To Advertise on this page please contact your Sales...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Gus’s Keystone Restaurant

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    Gus’s Keystone Restaurant Wishes You a Happy New Year

    At Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant in Ephrata, everyone wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year. The family of Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant includes Gus Kourgelis, along with his wife Eleni, daughters Lemonia (Lem) and Evangelia (Lia),...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Library launches Teen Reading Lounge

    The Ephrata Public Library is launching a Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club for teens 12-18. The library is pleased to be the only library in Lancaster County selected to host Teen Reading Lounge. Created by...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Sophia Wagner shows off her Christmas outfit after being discharged from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where doctors pronounced her cancer-free.
    Ephrata parents get Christmas wish: 8-month-old daughter is cancer free

    Their first Christmas with their first child isn’t quite what Rick and Amanda Wagner expected. For the past six months, 8-month-old Sophia Rae has battled leukemia, undergoing a blood transfusion, chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant. Sophia was...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Tour of hope stops at Wellspan Cancer Center. Singer Charlie Lustman, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in his jaw 10 years ago, travels across the country singing songs in a unique way that resonates with cancer patients. On Dec. 13, he brought his Musical HOPE Campaign Tour to WellSpan's Ephrata Cancer Center. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Music medicine

    Entertainer Charlie Lustman doesn’t sing the standards and his stage is about as far as you can get from a glitzy rock show with fancy lights and flashy pyrotechnics. But Lustman’s shows are in fact larger-than-life and...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • A permanent pole will replace the usual crane for this year’s New Year’s Eve shoe drop ceremony in Akron’s Broad Street park. Stoner Industrial Services of Denver donated the labor and materials to make and install the pole. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Waiting for the shoe to drop

    Akron’s New Year’s Eve Family Night will, for the ninth year, feature the famous Akron shoe descending from a newly installed permanent pole at the Broad Street Playground. The shoe will begin its slow descent shortly before...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • On Dec. 21, three skate-boarders were enjoying the new surface and ramps installed by Arment Concrete, Denver. The improvements will be completed in spring with landscape plantings. Photos by Alice Hummer
    Denver Borough awarded grant for park accessibility improvements

    Accessibility for everyone using the Denver Memorial Park will be enhanced thanks to the cooperation of several Denver Borough entities and a $49,900 Community Conservation Partnership Grant awarded to Denver Borough on Dec. 15. The funding match...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Cocalico school taxes will respect state index

    The Cocalico School Board has agreed once again not to raise property taxes above the state-mandated index. At a meeting Monday, Dec. 19, the board voted unanimously to keep any increases below the 3.1 percent maximum increase...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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