• ‘All things must come to an end’

    Cloister Restaurant owners reflect on decision to close doors in August A local landmark for nearly seven decades, The Cloister Restaurant, 607 W. Main Street, Ephrata, will close its doors August 31. Mother and son owners Elva,...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Horst Auction Center to feature Hess collection April 26-27

    A two-day event later this week at Horst Auction Center in Ephrata officially kicks off one of several auctions which will spotlight the collection and property of the late Clarke E. Hess. On April 26 and 27,...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Pressed into history

    Featuring hot and cold sandwiches, soups, and salads, The Pressed Plate, 52 E. Main St., Ephrata opens for business Feb. 23. Starting a restaurant was a long road for owner Anne-Marie Bellas, but one that was worth...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Look “Whoooooo’s Back!”

    Look “Whoooooo’s Back!”   Earlier today, Nancy Reber snapped this photo of the Grater Park Owl. “She was very content, hopefully sitting on eggs again!, Reber says. “The cracked egg was gone.”    Locals were worried recently...

    • Posted February 19, 2019
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  • Chilly buildup to 14th Fire & Ice

    Despite Groundhog Phil’s prediction of an early spring, Old Man Winter is not going quietly as freezing temperatures, snow and ice have stalled life for many in the region. Warwick and Manheim schools on Monday and Tuesday...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Trailside eats

    Looking to rustle up some good old fashioned grub right here in your own backyard? Well, now you don’t have to look far. That’s because Brewster’s Bar-B-Que, long a county favorite whose wagons are familiar sights around...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Three generations of the Yeager dynasty (left to right) Charles Jr., Charles Sr., and Charles III, are pictured on this page of The Ephrata Review, taken from the Oct. 21, 1948 edition.
    140 Years Strong!

    It all began 140 years ago in 1878 with The Saturday Review, and today, The Ephrata Review, the community newspaper, continues to thrive. Founded by brothers David and J. Wesley Von Neida in 1878, The Saturday Review...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Five employees of the Pancake Farm, who combined, have over 100 years of service to the beloved restaurant. (Top row, left to right) Patty Pletz (20 years), Connie Donmoyer (28 years), Katie Seibel (25 years). (Bottom l-r) owners Kathy Styer (36 years), Beth Buchter (36 years). Photo by Cory Van Brookhoven
    Griddled with memories

    Longtime owners of The Pancake Farm to close iconic business Dec 1. It’s the end of an era. After nearly four decades, the Pancake Farm, an iconic eatery in Ephrata which has served customers for generations, will...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Scott and Carla Sweigart pose with one of their signature steak sandwiches. According to Scott, this will likely be the last time the familiar sandwich will be served at the yearly Ephrata Fair. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Sweigart’s last stand?

    This one’s for you, “BIP!” That’s the message posted to the Sweigart’s Steaks 2018 Facebook page. But this is no regular mom and pop business­this is an Ephrata icon. Members of the Sweigart family say they may...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Lititz native to portray Carrie

    Kayla Brooks of Lititz is a star on the rise. The 2015 Warwick graduate has recently been featured in several live theatre productions including “Heathers” at Genesius Theater in Reading in May; and in August, she was...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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