• East Cocalico resident Christine McHenry explains the game and the equipment used in pickleball. She urged township supervisors to consider lining existing courts for the popular sport. Photo by Alice Hummer
    In a pickle: East Cocalico supervisors urged to think progressively about recreation

    Christine McHenry, a resident of Old Homestead, asked supervisors at their Thursday, Aug. 18, meeting to consider installing pickleball courts. She said no new construction would be necessary, as tennis courts can be lined for pickleball, like...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Reamstown Days set to return

    Supper is served Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 9 p.m., in Reamstown Park as Reamstown Days starts cooking. Children can enjoy games and “train” rides. Adults can enjoy Blue Grass music plus a free family movie...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Phase Two of Denver skatepark improvements outlined

    Matthew Arment of Arment Concrete LLC, reported that the completed first stage of skatepark improvements have received positive feedback. The skatepark is located in Denver Memorial Park at the west end of Main Street. Arment explained the...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Heavy trucks will need to find detour in East Cocalico

    It appears likely that heavy truck traffic soon be a thing of the past on two East Cocalico Township Roads. At their Aug. 4 meeting, the supervisors approved advertising an ordinance prohibiting trucks over a gross vehicle...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Sam and Callie DiBlasi sit at the first booth near the kitchen area. “I call this my booth,” said Sam. “It’s the one I always choose when I get to sit down.” At the end of the lunch shift, it would not be unusual to see Sam taking time to sit down and talk a bit with businessmen finishing their lunch, a group of students , or a parent and child.
    Savoring Memories: DiBlasis’ reflections cook up the right recipe for retirement

    Why stay in business in the same place in one small town for more than four decades? A conversation with Sam and Callie DiBlasi of Denver will quickly — and repeatedly — provide the answer. “It’s all...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • The refreshments were good, concluded A.J. Martin, 4, his dad Cliff Martin, and Hailey Martin, age 9.
    Oh, What a Night (Out)!

    The skies were kind as Reamstown celebrated its 10th annual National Night Out. “Thank goodness the weather held out,” said East Cocalico Supervisor Alan Fry, as he assisted police Cpl. Chris Progin handing out literature and speaking...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • DiBlasi’s Sandwich Shop is a Main Street institution in Denver.
    DiBlasi’s calling it a day in Denver

    DiBlasi’s Sandwich Shop and Catering Business, a downtown Denver landmark at 328 Main St. for 42 years, will close on Saturday, Aug. 20. “It’s bittersweet,” said owner Sam DiBlasi. “It was a quick decision made by Callie,...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Photos by Alice Hummer The Reamstown Park creek bed (top) on July 25 appears to be somewhat redirected, not clear and muddy and rocky on the west side. At bottom, the creek bed has a clear, stream of water flowing from both sides of the creek. The soil remaining at the creek’s center, and not shown on photo, was covered with straw, and a netting material to hold everything in place.
    Banking on it

    Volunteers ‘fix’ creek at Reamstown Park; DEP officials not pleased When is help not helpful? When a group of concerned citizens, attempting to mitigate an unsafe creek bank erosion problem in Reamstown Park, used shovels and a...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • East Cocalico Police Officer David Fisher (far left) receives recognition for his recent life-saving efforts that saved a woman from her burning home at 475 Wabash Road. Presenting Fisher his commendation are (from left) Supervisors Doug Mackley, Noelle Fortna, and Alan Fry. Photo by Alice Hummer
    East Cocalico officials honor heroism of Officer David Fisher

    An East Cocalico police officer was honored at the July 21 township meeting for his heroic work in saving a woman whose mobile home was engulfed in flames. Events unfolded quickly the morning of July 13. At...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Dogged by concerns: Animal ordinance discussion dominates Denver Borough meeting

    Denver Borough Council members reviewed a proposed revised animal ordinance at their Monday, July 25, meeting. After much discussion, which included opinions from residents and from planning commission members, council members agreed additional language is needed. The...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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