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    Burned-out McDonald’s demolition begins

    Bill Brown, co-owner the burned-out McDonald’s in Ephrata today began the tear-down of the old restaurant at 140 N. Reading Road in the Cloister Shopping Center.    The new one is expected to open by mid-July, Justin Sipe,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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    Ephrata Police caution on new smoking rules

    Ephrata Police are reminding residents of a pair of new ordinances passed by Borough council aimed at curbing smoking in the downtown area and Ephrata public parks. Ephrata Borough Council at the end of the summer enacted...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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    Bridge replacement and Route 272 detour begin May 4

    Tricky traffic conditions on Route 272 in Ephrata are about to become more challenging. Work on PennDOT’s long-planned replacement of the 71-year-old bridge that carries Route 272 over Cocalico Creek will finally get underway May 4. The...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Volunteer orientation, training night scheduled

    Triangle Therapeutic Riding is looking for volunteers who enjoy working with people to help walk along side of its riders. The organization is also looking for individuals to be horse leaders and to help get the horses...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Just ducky! 12th annual FireQuacker 1000 promises a fowl time

    The Adamstown FireQuacker 1000, a fundraiser for Adamstown Community Days now marking its 12th year, is set for Saturday, May 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Willow Street Bridge, across Route 272 from Dave’s Diner. The...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Denver Park Festival coming

    The Denver Park Festival is set for Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Denver Memorial Park, 801 Main St. The festival will feature an Armed Forces Day tribute at noon. There will also...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Photo by Donna Reed

A view of Mazzotta Road from the cul-de-sac looking towards Wollups Hill Road in West Cocalico Township.
    On the street where they live…

    At perhaps one of its most low-key meetings in some time, the West Cocalico Township supervisors spent about one-third of its 30-minute April 21 session discussing ownership of a street in the municipality. Residents who live along...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Progress continues on merger of East Cocalico volunteer fire companies

    Fire chiefs from the three East Cocalico volunteer fire companies reported to the East Cocalico Township supervisors on April 16 that the steering committee and other committees formed last year are meeting regularly with the goal of...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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    ‘Spamalot’ coming to EPAC

    Eric Idle’s “Spamalot” elevated to cult classic status when King Arthur and his haphazard knights first stormed the Broadway stage in 2005, earning “Spamalot” the Tony Award for Best Musical and garnering 14 other Tony nominations. The...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Resigned to slow growth: Limited choices not limited to Cocalico school director’s experience

    When Cocalico School Board member Michael Messner announced last week that he resigning due to moving out of the district, he decried a lack of new housing in nearby jurisdictions. Spurred by medical necessity, Messner wanted to...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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