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  • Ephrata: The small town with a big heart

    The Extraordinary Give is happening in Lancaster County Nov. 21. There will be approximately 16 Ephrata non-profits that will participate in this unique fundraising effort. Close to half of the non-profits listed, I or my family members,...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • This huge tree made its way into downtown Ephrata Wednesday morning and will soon be the center of downtown Ephrata's Christmas celebration.
    ‘Tree’ mendous event

    Members of the Ephrata Merchant Association and the community are once again combining forces to start the preparation for the lighting of the town Christmas tree in front of Ephrata National Bank and the arrival of Santa...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • A peregrine falcon bears down on this eagle carrying a fish it just caught. The eagle can't match the speed of the peregrine but somehow managed to escape with its catch.
    Falcons vs. Eagles

      This adult bald eagle didn’t know what happened… at first. After some chirps it came out of a tree behind the parking lot at Conowingo Dam, glided out over the pool at the base of the...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Penny Talbert
    Library Support overdue?

     **This story is corrected to reflect the correct Ephrata Borough’s total cost of the skatepark as $220,000. That cost is totally unrelated to the funds the borough gives to Ephrata Public Library.    Social media lit up...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • This year, the Ephrata High School Marching Unit field show theme featured a Wizard of Oz/Mean Girls twist
    Marching in a new direction

    There was a time in the not too distant past when much of the focus of local high school marching band units was preparing for competitions with other bands. And in particular, there was a time when...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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    Weaver, Horst will marry

    Laura Horst of Denver and Brandon Weaver of Ephrata recently announced their engagement. Laura is the daughter of Larry and Debbie Horst, Denver. A homeschooler, she graduated in 2012. She is employed by Friendship Community in Lititz....

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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    Wilkerson, Kreider will wed

    Tara Kreider and Kyle Wilkerson, of Houston, Texas, recently announced their engagement. Tara is the daughter of Kent and Debra Kreider, of Ephrata. She is a 2007 graduate of Ephrata Senior High School. She graduated from Ursinus...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Births – reported Nov. 19, 2014

    BEILER, Ira J. and Lena (Esh), Paradise, a son, at Ephrata Community Hospital, Nov. 11. BURKHOLDER, Steven A. and Joanna (Nolt), Lebanon, a son, at Ephrata Community Hospital, Nov. 11. BYERLY, Ericka, and Brian S. Meeks, East...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • The numbers add up: It’s a clean audit for Cocalico School District

    The Cocalico School District got an A+ report card at the Monday night school board meeting. Auditor Karen Shenk from Trout, Ebersole & Groff presented the schedule of findings and questioned costs of Cocalico School District to...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • An enlightening initiative blacks out Denver tax hike

    The proposed Denver borough tax increase for 2015 won’t be happening, based on borough council action. The 3-mill real estate tax, unchanged since 2011, will continue. Homeowners with an assessed valued property of $100,000 will owe $300...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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