All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

  • Brother’s spirit runs like the wind

    One local woman’s enduring love for her famous, late brother has prompted her to write a book about his life. Jennifer Hippensteel of Ephrata recently added “author” to her list of accomplishments, which include reiki master, holistic...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Pressed into history

    Featuring hot and cold sandwiches, soups, and salads, The Pressed Plate, 52 E. Main St., Ephrata opens for business Feb. 23. Starting a restaurant was a long road for owner Anne-Marie Bellas, but one that was worth...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Look “Whoooooo’s Back!”

    Look “Whoooooo’s Back!”   Earlier today, Nancy Reber snapped this photo of the Grater Park Owl. “She was very content, hopefully sitting on eggs again!, Reber says. “The cracked egg was gone.”    Locals were worried recently...

    • Posted February 19, 2019
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  • Bensing family plays at White House

    Families have traditions during the holidays. Some cut down a Christmas tree together or go Christmas caroling. For the Bensing family it is spending time at the White House. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 29,...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Locals worry about status of Grater Park owls’ nest

    Local residents and bird enthusiasts from afar were all smiles when the Jan. 30 edition of The Ephrata Review published Grater Park adult owl photos and commentary by Kirk Neidermyer and Tim Eisenberger. It seems Mother Nature,...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • ‘Our community, Our future…’

    The Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) is now Mainspring of Ephrata. Organizers felt it was important that the organization, which is the primary group for economic development in the borough, have a name that reflected the spirit of...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Trailside eats

    Looking to rustle up some good old fashioned grub right here in your own backyard? Well, now you don’t have to look far. That’s because Brewster’s Bar-B-Que, long a county favorite whose wagons are familiar sights around...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Boro expresses concern for local fire companies

    Additional funding, volunteers needed The fire companies of Ephrata Borough — Lincoln and Pioneer — are excellent in the performance of their duties, through their efficiency and dedication, said councilman Ricky Ressler at the meeting of Ephrata Borough...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Rail trail dedication set for April 24

    When a bridge over the Cocalico Creek was opened last month, the entire length of the Warwick to Ephrata rail trail (WERT) was finally available to pedestrians and bicyclists.The opening marked the culmination of a 15-year visionary...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • First some fun, now the freeze

    Wednesday morning to a frozen mess as iced-over steps, streets, sidewalks and vehicles — some with the doors and windows sealed shut by ice — created delays for those setting out on their daily commute. The overnight...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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