• Skeleton Crew ‘living’ it up in Schoeneck

    Kristy and Brent Firestone love to create crazy Halloween displays. This year’s edition, which can be found along Swamp Bridge Road in Schoeneck, features a skeleton crew “living” the outdoor life barbecuing, kayaking and playing with a skele-dog.  

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • Denver Borough Hosts Four Special Halloween Events

                     A Parade, Trick or Treat Night, Haunted Forest and Pumpkin Decorating Await Children                                                                   By Alice Hummer If the famous quote, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is correct, Denver Borough is a good...

    • Posted October 26, 2017
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    It’s Halloween at the Penguin Hotel

    All decorated for fall, the Penguin Hotel is the fun place to celebrate the season of witches and ghosts. The historic 1880s tavern is all dressed up for Halloween with corn stalks, pumpkins and all sorts of...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Getting ‘pumped’ for Halloween

    Pumpkins used to be just orange and came in two sizes, big and small, and you hoped they lasted until Halloween before someone smashed it on the sidewalk. Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, traces its roots to...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Ephrata and Cocalico school districts are collecting non-perishable food supplies for the Ephrata Area Social Services Food Bank, which will be delivered at the Oct. 27 football game between the two local schools. The public is also encouraged to bring items to the game. EASS Board members (left to right) Kathy Kilkuskie, Lowell Yost, Lisa Shaver (Interim Director) and Alma Buffenmyer display donated food and school signs at the EASS building. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    ‘Neighborly’ rivalry

    Bring non-perishables to Friday’s Ephrata-Cocalico game to benefit EASS A long-time rivalry on the field between neighboring schools and now, a very friendly competition on the sidelines of the game that indeed will help friends and neighbors...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • A school jacket was part of the Class of 1962’s 55th reunion memory table. Photo by Rochelle A. Shenk
    Class of ‘62 celebrates

    They were the first to graduate from new high school on Oak Blvd. Friday night football games. Ephrata Fair. Homecoming celebrations. Class reunions. They’re all part of the fabric of fall. Ephrata High School’s Class of ‘62...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • 2018 veterans banners sold out quickly at market

    On Saturday night, banners honoring 73 of Ephrata’s hometown veterans were offered to the community by the Cocalico Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3376. Sales began at 4:30 p.m., when the final Whistle Stop Night Market...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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    Showcase of Homes, October 25, 2017

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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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 October 25, 2017
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  • This rendering shows the Statue of Liberty museum, now under construction.
    Denver firm cements history

    High Concrete to craft 144 pieces for Statue of Liberty Museum Helping to construct a museum on tiny Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, is not an ordinary task. That’s why the project’s designers turned...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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