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  • Jim Summers, ERC executive director since 2012, began working at the Rec in 1980.
    Rec announces three-year, $500,000 fundraising campaign

    Held off on previous effort during bad economy, now in need of funds Since it’s the time of the year to give thanks, perhaps a shout out to the Ephrata Recreation Center is in order. The Rec,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Sleigh actually needed?

      OK, I realize I am kind of breaking my own rule by talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving but you have to at least be a little giddy at the prospect of some snow on the ground...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Skittles Cropped Snow
    The ‘goldens’ rule again

    Reinholds dog rescue receives the most gifts in ‘Extraordinary Give’; Ephrata Library triples take Golden Retrievers once again shined in last Friday’s 24-hour online fundraising marathon “Extraordinary Give” — billed as the county’s “largest day of online...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Additional improvements coming to War Memorial Field?

    The next phase of renovations at the Ephrata War Memorial Field are being considered, but a final decision on whether to proceed has yet to be determined. At the Monday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Ephrata Area...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Denver family seeks help to raise money for child’s service dog

    Shelley and Dale Weik are hoping for a special Christmas gift; a service dog for their son, Caiden. The seven-year-old student at Cocalico Elementary School was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder earlier this year and his family...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Crowds gather to check out the holiday layout at the Short LIne Model Railroad Club.
    Training for 25 years

      This holiday season marks the 25th anniversary of the The Short Line Model Railroad Club located in downtown Ephrata. The club’s humble beginning began in a small garage in nearby Brownstown, with a handful of energetic...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Santa always draws a big crowd during his arrival in downtown Ephrata
    Street will close for Santa; free movie, food vendors added to event

        A Christmas tree has been found thanks to the Diffenderfer family of Akron and their donation of a 25-foot blue Spruce. This year’s Christmas tree was so large that Akron and Ephrata police escorted the...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  •   Poinsettia care spelled out

    Place the poinsettia in a sunny window or the brightest area of the room, but don’t let it touch cold windowpanes. The day temperature should be 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit with 60 to 65 degrees at...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • “Frozen” with holiday warmth: Poinsettias ‘let go’ at Esbenshade’s

    It’s an image frozen in every holiday setting: a bright, healthy poinsettia, the tropical flower holding its own against hardy evergreens as the signature plant of the season. Shoppers see them everywhere and, in rural Brecknock Township,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • ER20141126_CobitSchoenbergerBarbara
    Barbara A. Schoenberger, 71, Ephrata, FUMC member, Pizza Hut worker, fan of Neil Diamond

    Barbara A. Schoenberger, 71, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Ephrata Community Hospital. She was born in Lancaster to the late J. Donald and Julia (Haines) Bear and was the wife of the...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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