• Concerts by the Creek wraps for the summer

    The Concerts by the Creek summer music series wrapped its seventh season Tuesday night with a performance by The Underwater Sounds, a Philadelphia five-piece band that blends reggae, jazz and funk sounds. The crowd was a bit...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Akron Rail Trail work almost complete

    Work crews last week installed a traffic table —like a speed bump, only bigger — where the new rail trail crosses Main Street. Tuesday of this week a borough crew started working on a motion detection cross...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Old chrome gleams in New Holland

      Old chrome filled the parking lot at New Holland’s Community Memorial Park on Sunday, July 12, and visitors of all ages strolled the grounds to get a glimpse of cars that look like they’ve just rolled...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Hundreds egged on at 78th annual Reamstown hunt

    It was cold and windy but the 78th annual East Cocalico Lions Club Easter egg hunt drew its usual crowd of 800 egg hunters and their partners Saturday morning, April 4, at the Reamstown Community Park. Event...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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  • Akron Mayor’s salary questions linger

    President halts heated exchange between mayor, councilman Akron Mayor John McBeth has hired a lawyer and is prepared to file a lawsuit against the borough. McBeth’s attorney, Glenn Smith of the CGA law firm in York, said...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Pike’s Paint closes after 61 years here

      Joanne Pike, her sons Dick and Gary, and Gary’s wife, Rhonda, locked the door on Pike’s Paint store Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. They shut the store for good, after a run of 61 years in...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Ambulance association distributing free CPR kits

      Call 911 for an ambulance and chances are you’ll have a response in minutes if you are within the 23-square-mile area serviced by the Ephrata Community Ambulance Association. However, if your call is for an adult...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Akron council reverses trail crossing decision

    To tunnel or not to tunnel? The question, apparently, is finally answered. The members of the Akron Borough Council, vexed for months over the controversy of the crossing of the Ephrata-to-Lititz rail trail at Main Street, ultimately...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Akron police ‘confident’ in Roland Park’s safety

    The daylight robbery that occurred July 22 in Akron’s Loyd Roland Park was not an indication of ongoing criminal activity in the park, according to Sergeant Dale Putt of the borough police department. Putt, along with Chief...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Not-so-happy trails in Akron

    T The Akron Borough Council meeting started peacefully enough Monday night at the borough fire hall. Council President Tom Murray began by calling for a motion to award a contract to Horst Excavating for phase one of...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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