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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 August 30, 2017
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    Fresh Flavors for the Fall at the Penguin Hotel Restaurant

    There is no better way to savor the last days of summer than at the Penguin Hotel in Stevens. You’re off in the country in a historic inn that has lots of charm and a warm, friendly...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • “Shonsky” from Ephrata takes part in a veteran-honoring walk at the powwow. Leo Maynard, East Cocalico Lions, stands behind him.
    Peace in their time

    Adamstown Powwow brings surprising circle of acceptance to local Vietnam vets Two East Cocalico Lions Club members, both of whom are veterans, had no idea what they were getting in to when they volunteered to work the...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Interest high, but revenues sinking for Denver pool

    Issues centering on the troubled finances at the Denver Community Pool flooded the discussion at the Aug. 28 meeting of the borough council. Many of the 20 persons attending contributed to the conversation which yielded several feasible...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Raising the bar…

    New Denver Elementary playground, high school library upgrades highlight first day of school Just before noon Monday, third grader Sunny Young charged the new playground behind Denver Elementary School, first zipping down the roller-bar slide then hanging...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • EASD students return

    Though many not yet compliant with new vaccination rules Ephrata Area School District students began school Monday, Aug. 28 — a day earlier than last year. Something else arrived earlier this year for students: new vaccination rules....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Township working on ordinances for pollution, building height limits

    Grass clippings and fallen tree branches can be more than just green waste; they can also contribute to pollution by finding their way into municipal storm sewers, according to the Ephrata Township Supervisors at a recent meeting....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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    Dori takes the crown

    Lancaster County has had its share of star athletes over the years. There was Wally Walker, of Penn Manor, who played for years in the NBA. And Tom Herr, from Hempfield, who played Major League Baseball with...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Help for Harvey

    Locals join national effort to aid hurricane victims The heartbreaking media images of thousands of flooded out residents in Texas continued to multiply since Harvey hit late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane Rebecca Gallagher, who lived...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Drug issues discussed at Akron Council meeting

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell and Mayor John McBeth both spoke at length about the town’s drug issues at August’s regular borough council meeting. McBeth, in his monthly report to council, first thanked everybody who helped make...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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