All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

About Cory Van Brookhoven

  • Take precautions in extreme summer heat

    Take precautions in extreme summer heat If you’re keeping score, according to Eric Horst, we’re just past the halfway point of the year and we’re tracking .36 degrees above normal and year-to-date rainfall is 1.51 inches above...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Akron council focused on Walnut St. woes

    Walnut Street concerns took up most of Akron borough council’s regular meeting on July 8. Those concerns will be a big part of council’s next meeting/work session on Monday, July 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at borough...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Behind the brushstrokes

      Living on a college budget is no easy task, but Brooke Balmer, a West Chester University sophomore and 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, uses her artistic skills and creativity to help her through it. Many college...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata Elks host Summer Music Fest July 27

    The Ephrata Elks Lodge sits a short distance away from downtown Ephrata. The Lodge on Akron Road is nestled among a normally quiet, green lot of 17 acres where pet owners walk dogs, kids play and families...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Fast, fun and firework-filled Fourth

    One dreary downpour during the day didn’t deter folks from having a fabulous Fourth last Thursday evening on the grassy grounds of the Lincoln Heights area, with a special event sponsored by the Ephrata Church of the...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Much more than ‘just Sheree’

    SJ Kober’s Boutique owner Sheree Kober creates custom wigs to remind anyone they are beautiful When Sheree Kober opened her wig and fashion boutique at 114 W. Main St. in Ephrata, she intended to provide quality wigs...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • More regulation on short-term rentals

    Ephrata Township seeks zoning amendments to limit Airbnb-type rentals, especially farm and residential accessory buildings  Mixing tourism with operating farms may not be in anybody’s best interests. That was the opinion Clark Stauffer, Chairman of the Ephrata...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Concerns raised about street plates

    Borough residents aren’t the only ones being inconvenienced by the extension of the UGI natural gas line installation, noted Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen at the July 1 borough council meeting. A number of horses have slipped on...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Bike park will be first in the state

    The Heatherwood Bike Park will not only offer something fresh and new to Ephrata, but to all of Lancaster County. The mountain biking park is a collaborative effort between Mainspring of Ephrata and the Susquehanna Area Mountain...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Gone but not forgotten: tributes to Dick Winters keep coming

    It was a simple tribute to a great man. On the gravestone of Major Richard D. Winters at Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery lay a gold-trimmed U. S. Army medallion reading “For Excellence Presented by the Command...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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