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  • BS10Sanguinito
    Lancaster Democratic Committee heats up summer campaigning schedule

    The Lancaster Democratic Committee invites everyone to meet local candidates this week in Ephrata and East Cocalico.   Tuesday, July 29 – Bryan Sanguinito State House Campaign Event: Meet the Candidates, Fundraiser for Bryan Sanguinito Tom Houghton (16th...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • It was a perfect midsummer’s night at Thomas P. Grater Park in Ephrata as the strains of the Kelly Bell Band, Tuesday night’s edition of the Concert by the Creek, melded into the soft evening air.

The group, voted a best blues band in the mid-Atlantic region for a dosen consecutive years, performed their signature sounds as well as funk and rock selections whic they characterize as “phat blues.” The band played well into the setting darkness, with the audience dancing in front of the stage till the very end.

(Photo by Les Martzall)
    Rocking in the park

       

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Owner Melissa Palermo-Spero shown back on the day she opened the toy store in 2008 at the Sprecher building.
    Toy store moving to new location

     Sprecher building will be going up for sale The Fun-est Toy Store is not closing, however it will be moving to a new location at the end of the year and the historic Sprecher building will be...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Railroad building no kids
    Ordinances, cameras aimed at crowd problems

    Borough officials are hoping new surveillance cameras and additional ordinances will resolve loitering issues at Ephrata’s downtown plaza. The community services committee recommended moving forward three ordinances for borough council’s consideration during a meeting Monday that attracted...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • While the plaza is usually buzzing with positive activities, concerns have been raised about  crowds which gather primarily to the right of the train station regularly.
    Merchants boil over loitering issue

      Why allow loiterers to cast a blight on the $1 million-plus decorative polish of Ephrata’s downtown welcome center plaza? That question was once again bluntly delivered to borough officials by downtown merchants during a Monday afternoon...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • ER20140723_CobiBOWERSJoyce
    Joyce J. Bowers, 70, worked in food services for EASD, active with Trinity Lutheran

    Joyce J. Bowers, 70, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 14, 2014, following a tragic accident in Nova Scotia. She was born in Stevens to the late Jesse and Martha (Johns) Sawyer and was the wife...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • ER20140723_CobiDEBOLDJune
    June R. DeBolt, 90, active at Ephrata CoB, past president of Ephrata Woman’s Club

    June R. DeBolt, 90, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in West Orange, N.J., where she lived for over 50 years, to the late William and Ruth (Ploch)...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • ER20140723_CobiCammaufRichard
    Richard E. Cammauf, 80, Ephrata, supervisor at Coca-Cola, collected Coke memorabilia

    Richard E. “Dick” Cammauf, 80, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home. He was born in Warwick Twp., to the late LeRoy and Hattie (Birkenbine) Cammauf and was the husband of Jean (Stewart)...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Charlie Elizabeth Harting, Infant, Denver

    Charlie Elizabeth Harting, precious daughter of Matthew Eugene and Amber Lyn (Werner) Harting, of Denver, was stillborn July 18, 2014, in Ephrata Community Hospital. Also surviving are grandparents: Barbara Beck, Reamstown, Gregory and Jane (Overholser) Harting, Denver;...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Noah B. Weaver, 85, born in Terre Hill, farmer, retired from Manheim Auto Auction

    Noah B. Weaver, 85, of Manheim, died peacefully Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Noah B. and Magdalena S. Martin Weaver....

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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