All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

About Cory Van Brookhoven

  • Destruction in Denver

    Sunday’s storm wreaked havoc in the Cocalico area with tornado activity, hail, and torrential rain. (Above) A trailer was demolished and (right) a roof was sheared off a building, both on Kline Road in West Cocalico Township....

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Memorial Day ceremony held at War Memorial Field

    There will be a Memorial Day ceremony in Ephrata, starting at 9 a.m. on May 27 at the Ephrata War Memorial Field. The keynote speaker will be retired Brigadier General, Wilbur E. Wolf III., who served for...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Warwick grad favored to be county’s first female DA

    Clarification:    Herbert Moss ‘Hobie’ Crystle’s is the full name of the Democratic DA candidate About 13% of eligible voters turn out in Tuesday’s primary election By Patrick Burns To the surprise of nobody, Tuesday’s primary election...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Akron chief has convoy safety concerns

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell had some nice things to say about the Make-A-Wish convoy that rolls through Akron every Mother’s Day. There’s the excitement, the spectators, the horns, the dreams-come-true reasons for the event. The chief...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • It’s been a long drive

    A WWII veteran turns 100 I blinked twice when I met George Houck shortly before he celebrated his 100th birthday on May 15. He looked 75, maybe 80 at best. He was animated, talkative, and remembered growing...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Staying safe on local roads for Memorial Day

    Prior to major holidays in the United States, the American Automobile Association, (AAA), provides drivers with estimates of vehicles on the road, potential bottlenecks, and provides safety tips. The AAA doesn’t dwell on it, but it always...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • What it’s all about

    Steady rain can’t dampen success of 30th Mother’s Day convoy An estimated 700 trucks rolled from Burle Industries in Lancaster through the rain down 222 North to Brownstown, before eventually traveling through Akron and downtown Ephrata before...

    • Posted May 16, 2019
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  • Sometimes life needs a little dash of salt

    Terram Olei debuts new Halotherapy booth, offers wide range of natural products A trip to Green Dragon Market is a Friday tradition for many Ephrata residents. It’s the perfect place to stock up on fresh fruit and...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • EASD passes preliminary budget

    The budget, scheduled to be finalized in June, includes a 2.3% tax hike The Ephrata Area School approved a preliminary budget that includes a 2.3% increase in the 2019-20 spending plan. The school board on Monday voted...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Hillcrest Swim Club stays afloat for another season

    Half a century ago, a group of civic-minded Akronites banded together to form the Hillcrest Swim Club. They pooled their resources, built a swimming pool, a baby pool and poolhouse on 337 Pool Road, on a two-acre...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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