All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

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  • Best in show

    Legendary dog handler Peter Green of Bowmansville shows no sign of slowing down. At 82, Green last month selected the Best in Show winner at the iconic Westminster Dog Show in New York. “I’ve judged there before...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Two Ephrata students battling rare illness

    Nathan Barnica, 13, back in class after aggressive, ongoing treatment for AFM A polio-like illness has come out of nowhere in the past few years, with no known cause and no cure, attacking children indiscriminately and leaving...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • EASS proposes plan to help with electric bills

    Earlier this month, as temperatures hovered in the teens, the Ephrata Area Social Services (EASS) agency asked Ephrata Borough Council to consider the EASS plan to let people know they can get help with their electric bill....

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Clay seeks to improve stormwater run-off

    Clay Township supervisors announced at their Feb. 11 meeting that they have acquired a grant that addresses ways to improve water quality in the township. The Growing Greener Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection is for...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Students share internship experiences with school board

    Going backward from traditional teaching methods may help students go forward into a technology-rich future. At the monthly meeting of the Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors on Feb. 25, Dr. Scott Galen, principal of Ephrata...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Cloister had 1,000 visitors last Sunday

    Back in 1681, Quaker William Penn was granted a charter by King Charles II of England for a substantial amount of land in the New World. That forested plot became, of course, Pennsylvania. Only 51 years later,...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Mainspring of Ephrata rolls out new name, website

    A group of well-wishers crowded into Ephrata’s former train station Tuesday night to celebrate the rollout of the borough’s newest community development organization, Mainspring of Ephrata. The newly named organization grew out of the consolidation of three...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Preliminary plans approved on 16-acre development

    Ephrata Twp. supervisors move forward on Ephrata Crossing development across from Giant on Main Street The Ephrata Crossing preliminary development plan, a construction that includes a three-story hotel, was approved by Ephrata Township supervisors Tuesday. The proposed...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • iPads bring 18th-century Cloister into 21st century

    Beginning on Sunday, March 10, visitors touring the Ephrata Cloister will be able to view scenes from the historic site’s past as well as images of upper story rooms that are all but inaccessible to the public....

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Akron Borough looks to keep clean water out of sanitary sewers

    Heavy rains last fall dumped thousands of gallons of surface water into Akron’s sanitary sewer system. Rainwater and groundwater from saturated soils are considered clean water, which should drain into the Cocalico Creek. Clean water that enters...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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