• Reel Reviews: ‘Born in China’ and ‘The Boss Baby’

    For children …or adults? DisneyNature, the real-life documentary arm of the worldwide juggernaut, has been putting out films since 2007 when they debuted “Earth.” This year’s installment is “Born in China,” a look at three of the...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • This summer, at the movies…

    Oh man, the summer of 2017 is gonna be a high time for fun loving movie fans. The Oscar snobs will look down their noses at the many sequels and trilogies, but if you just love fun...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Local movie listing

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Simmons’ golden anniversary

    Barry L. and Priscilla (Reed) Simmons, of Ephrata, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on April 15, 1967, at Grace EUB Church, in Penbrook. Barry and Priscilla are the parents of three...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Griffith, Shinholster will marry

    Candice Shinholster, of Warner Robins, Ga., and Sean M. Griffith, Ephrata, recently announced their wedding plans. Candice is the daughter of Barbara Shinholster, of Gordon, Ga. She received a B.S. in information technology from Macon College and...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Births – Reported April 26, 2017

    BEHR, Matthew A. and Natalia Nowak, Ephrata, a son, at Women & Babies Hospital, April 16. BOLLINGER, Timothy S. and Jennifer (Haberman), Stevens, a son, at Women & Babies Hospital, April 20. GLICK, Jonas S. Jr. and...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Quilt raffle to benefit Ephrata Cloister’s educational programs

    Ephrata Cloister Associate board member Linda Carvell has donated a lovely quilt made by her aunt, Erla Hoffman Showalter, to raise funds for Ephrata Cloister’s education programs. The quilt measures 100 inches by 103 inches, ample size...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Parents accompanied the youngest egg hunters onto the field, but for the older kids it was every boy/girl for him/herself. Photo by Dick Wanner
    The thrill of the hunt…

    The Ephrata Lions Club held its umpteenth annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at Grater Memorial Park. The Legion parking lot was filled and there were at least 200 or maybe 300 people by unofficial estimate on...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • It's almost time for the curtain to go up on Ephrata High School's production of "Grease: School Ver-sion," running April 20-22 at 7 p.m. Cast members include (front, left to right) Stephanie Beiler as Sandy; Ellis Vogt as Danny; (back, l-r) Halle Snyder as Jan; Riley Martin as Roger; Eliza Mull as Frenchy; Steve Homan as Sonny; Emily Walker as Miss Lynch; Dana Battle as Patty; Shane Wright as Doody; Carly Ludwig as Marty; Bella Torres as Rizzo; Jerel Straley as Kenickie. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    ‘Grease is the word’ at EHS

    Ephrata High School Theater Program proudly presents “Grease: School Version,” which allows audiences of all ages to enjoy the classic characters and music of the original theatrical and film versions of this beloved musical. While edited for...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Silos rise high above the former Wenger Feed Mill property between East Main and East Franklin streets. Photo courtesy of Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
    Mulling the mill

    Public input sought on historic Wenger property redevelopment Ephrata Borough wants to hear residents’ ideas on possible ways to breathe new life into the old Wenger Feed Mill. Could it be a restaurant, an entertainment center, retail...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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