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    Melissa Plowmaker, O.D. at Walmart Vision Center Provides Family Vision Care

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

    • Posted July 26, 2018
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    Cool Off and Refresh at Zig’s Bakery & Cafe at Brick Gables

    On these steamy summer days, you’ll want to refresh yourself and cool off at Zig’s Bakery & Café at Brick Gables. Chill with an icy cold summer drink like mint tea, Italian soda or a berry smoothie....

    • Posted July 26, 2018
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  • From Fairmount Homes, ominous rain clouds hang over Ephrata Monday night. Unfortunately, they have been hanging around for days now. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    The sun will come out…eventually

    Heavy rains cause area flooding & disrupt events Though the Ephrata area was spared from the worst of it, heavy rains in the area over the past five days have certainly left their mark. Flooding, road closings,...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Little Eleanor Brossman Hartranft, shown here with older sister Amelia, first served as an apple judge when she was just 10. She would then go on to serve 60 years with the Ephrata Fair.
    All those contests and exhibits…

    Into the second half of the 20th Century, the Ephrata area was a major producer of fruit. There were three large apple orchards; Snyder, Brubaker and Brossman each growing a dozen or so cultivars ranging from the...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Pioneer housing event celebrates new engine

    In honor of its newly purchased engine, the Pioneer Fire Company of Ephrata will host a housing event on Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at the station. As a long-standing tradition, the new engine will be...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Cocalico votes to expand service center

    Cocalico School District is moving forward with plans to expand its service center, an area housing transportation, maintenance and food services. At a meeting Monday night, July 23, the school board voted 8-0 to approve a contract...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • West Cocalico hopes to give speeding a red light

    In delivering a police report to West Cocalico supervisors at their July 17 meeting, Ephrata Police Lt. Tom Shumaker discussed traffic issues in the township with two members of the board, James J. Stoner and Leon Eby....

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • East Cocalico moves ahead with possible business tax abatement

    Supervisors announced they had a positive meeting with Cocalico School District officials about the possibility of a tax abatement plan which would apply to businesses building in the commercial/ industrial zone along the township’s Route 272 corridor....

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • 14U Eagles fall short vs. Manheim in LNP Tourney

    After winning two of three games against Lititz VFW in the qualifying series, the Cocalico 14U baseball squad traveled to Mount Joy last Wednesday for the 73rd annual LNP (formerly New Era) Tournament. The Kunkle Field opponent...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Ephrata pitcher Hunter Johns struck out nine and walked just one in the Chryslers’ 8-1 victory over Shippensburg last Friday. He’ll get the ball Thursday against New Cumberland. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Rain wreaks havoc on Region Four Tourney

    Play resumes Thursday at new venue with Ephrata one of four teams still alive Thursday is the day the Region Four Legion Tournament will crown its champ. That much is known. However, whether or not that champion...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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