• OMPH Team Competes in Sea Perch Challenge

    Recently, five sixth grade students from Our Mother of Perpetual Help School traveled to Temple University to represent their class at the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. The entire OMPH sixth grade class worked to design, test, modify...

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  • All four one: Ephrata’s plan seeks to unify economic groups

    Ephrata Borough hurdled a difficult obstacle Monday in its two-year pursuit to merge four economic development organizations. Three of the organizations — Downtown Ephrata Incorporated (DEI), the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce, and the Ephrata Alliance — have...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Fair Committee plans celebration of a century

    In 1919, Ephrata welcomed home its war-weary soldiers from the battlefields of Europe with a celebration on Main Street. This day-long event has expanded to become the largest street fair in Pennsylvania. With 2018 marking the Ephrata...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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    For nearly 30 years, the professionals at Zimmerman’s Electrical & Plumbing Inc. have been serving the Ephrata area. Specializing in plumbing and electrical contracting for both residential and commercial properties, they do everything from repiping and sewer...

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    Just What You Have Been Waiting For: The Log Cabin Reopens

    Few places could have such a storied tradition as The Log Cabin restaurant. Tucked away in the Lehoy Forest, it even has a covered bridge. For generations, this wonderful spot has been the setting for romantic dinners,...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Front row are Tayler Moyer (left) and Nadine Eichenlaub; second row are (from left) Misee Vang, Nicholas Mich, Caleb McKinney and Sydney Morgan.
    Ephrata students earn multiple honors at Science fair

    More than 35 Ephrata Area School District students in Grades 7-12 participated in the 2017 North Museum Science and Engineering Fair held at Spooky Nook Sports March 22. Over 350 Lancaster County students participated in the event...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Proposed farmland rezoning draws crowd

    When Karen Martynick was growing up in Chester County, most of it was farmland. Some neighbors were concerned about urban sprawl spreading into their county, but most of the folks said, “Oh, it will never happen here,”...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Ephrata's Edwin Crockett is shown with his award during last week's county science fair. Photo by Chris Knight
    Speaking a new language

    Ephrata junior’s ‘Neo-Esperanto’ project earns reserve champion at county science fair When it comes to science fair projects, forget the foaming volcanoes and the Styrofoam planets —Ephrata High School Junior Edwin Crockett has taken creativity to a...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Hoarding can create serious dangers not just for a home’s occupants, but for first responders attempting to render aid. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Fry
    Clutter or hoarding?

    In wake of fatal fire, Denver debates increasing property inspections After the March 15 fatal fire call in the borough revealed hoarding conditions in a residence, Denver council members pondered revising their existing rental unit inspection code...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Warwick Middle School seventh grader Talon Ludwig, center, argues on behalf of his favorite speech during an oratory event at Cocalico Middle School. Photos by Kimberly Marselas
    Speech, Speech!

    The spoken word’s the thing at countywide oratory contest Twenty-five students gathered onstage at Cocalico Middle School Wednesday and prepared for stints as public speakers by posing as birthday cakes and elephants. The game — in which...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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