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    Ephrata illustrator publishes children’s book

    Now that she has had a taste of the publishing world, Heather Fox is ready for more. Fox is a graphic designer and illustrator from Ephrata. She is currently finishing her degree at Kutztown University in communication...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Leonard “Lenny” Heiser, a truck driver for Mar-Allen Concrete, is shown with Dominick Barnhart who will be riding with him in the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy for the fifth year in a row.
    Heiser to mark seventh year in convoy

    For one Ephrata truck driver, the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy, which is set for this Sunday, holds a special place in his heart. This will be Leonard “Lenny” Heiser’s seventh convoy. He drives a truck for...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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    Local man honors former hotel, owner

    A local man has found a unique way to remember a historical hotel and honor the man who owned it. Doug Keith of Ephrata has been making turkey calls for more than 20 years, according to his...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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    Let’s dance

    It’s time to fill that dance card. Stief Performance & Event Services is holding Dance Malibu, a new ballroom dance class at the American Legion. The next class is set for March 25, with the beginner’s dance...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique, located at 1832 N. Reading Road, Stevens, will hold a grand opening Feb. 6.
    Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique sets grand opening

    Finding that special wedding gown just got a little bit easier. Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique, located at 1832 N. Reading Road, Stevens, will hold its grand opening Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store,...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Boarding kennel changing hands

      Horton’s Boarding Kennels has new owners. Lisa and Dean Martin have sold Horton’s Boarding Kennels to Tammy Carroll and Tom Lascoskie of Reading. The sale will be final Dec. 31. The kennel, located at 940 Schoeneck...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Same place, new look: Park Place Diner renovations complete

      The Park Place Diner has a brand new look. After six months renovations are complete, and the diner, located at 2270 N. Reading Road, Denver, has received a “complete facelift,’ according to owner Louie Antonellos. Owners...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Shown (left to right) are Jim Brown, Josh Herdman, David Boland and Cindy Mellinger, all members of the Christmas Committee, holding one of the banners displayed around town promoting their efforts to raise money to ‘save the Christmas lights.’
    A Brighter Christmas: Merchants Association Working to Raise Money for Lighting Up Downtown

    Bringing Christmas back to downtown Ephrata. That is the goal of the Ephrata Merchants Association as they work to raise $17,000 to light-up the downtown. “And along with that, as we bring the downtown back to what...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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    Ephrata Cops in Pursuit of a Cure

    The Ephrata Police Department is in pursuit and asking for the community’s help as they chase after a cure for breast cancer throughout the month of October. Cops in Pursuit of a Cure is a fundraiser started...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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    Popular toy store settles into its new home

    Ephrata’s welll-known The Fun-est Toy Store Ever! has settled into its new home at the Cloister Shopping Center. The store officially opened at 108 North Reading Road Jan. 30. Located where Pet Value used to be, owner...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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