- Ephrata non-profits join the ‘Extraordinary Give’
- Proposed borough library funding cuts debated Monday
- Turkey-Trotting? Police: “Stay off electronic devices”
- Selfie with the Champ
- Cocalico Corner: You can fight with City Hall
- West Cocalico to pay Ephrata to prepare police proposal
- Pretzel Fest: twisted fun for everyone
- A sure sign of summer: Denver finalizes community pool plans
- Crafts & Draughts at JoBoy’s
There once was an old house on the hill…
Jaycees had ‘em screamin’ long before the big haunted attractions began Before there was Jason’s Woods, Field of Screams and dozens of other Halloween attractions which now thrive in the Lancaster County region each fall, there was...
- Posted October 29, 2015
Huge crowds pack opening night of 97th Ephrata Fair, 50th Tent City
In a week where “fair weather” fans are very welcome, a rainy late Monday night gave way to a beautiful Tuesday and set the scene for a big opening night for the 97th edition...
- Posted September 23, 2015
The Akron dream
I suppose it was around 1970 when this new family rolled into the small green home two doors down from us in Akron. For the life of me, I can’t recall anyone else living there prior though...
- Posted March 26, 2015
As a young boy, despite having constant “ants in my pants” and wanting to go outside to play basketball, ice hockey, street hockey, tackle football and of course, whiffleball, baseball and just about any ball you can...
- Posted February 4, 2015
Still time to watch…
OK, we are going to keep it really light and simple in this final week before the big day. While we spend a great deal of time reminding our children and others around us the reason...
- Posted December 17, 2014
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
Here’s the trick…
With Halloween and the election both quickly approaching, I couldn’t resist trying to somehow put the two together. I think for a trick, we won’t spend too much time talking politics here (full election preview on...
- Posted October 29, 2014
New ‘fair views’
With me celebrating my 50th Ephrata Fair in 2014, I felt it was more important than ever to find some new perspectives. OK, so maybe I don’t recall the first five or so &tstr; when the...
- Posted October 1, 2014
Walking in on an impromptu gathering of Ephrata Farmers Day Association officers and board members Tuesday night, one could expect some degree of angst or stress after the first full day of the 96th Fair. On...
- Posted September 24, 2014
Of all the news stories unfolding over the past week, perhaps none struck a chord with the masses the way the devastating fire at Green Dragon did. Aside from the fact this is a core business...
- Posted September 17, 2014