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
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  • 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
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  • Hoop crazy

    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • A hair-do malfunction didn’t get in the way of victory Tuesday night for Amber Huber of Denver, champion of the 16-and-older female division, in the 38th annual pig chase at the Ephrata Fair.  It’s clear that her lively porcine partner cheered her on, perhaps even serving as a “guide pig” for part of the race.
    Fair play

      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
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  • Rise again

      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
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  • Who’s all wet?

      Is there anyone out there who hasn’t been touched,  or soaked, by the great ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? For those not on social media, where videos are being posted constantly, or anyone who has not seen...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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