• 96th Fair rolls in here Tuesday

      The long preparation checklist for the 96th annual Ephrata Fair is almost complete. Organizers report this year’s fair will contain many of the same memorable activities and tasty treats that have become a tradition for many...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Football alumni will walk on field together before first game on turf

    It will be a big night Friday at War Memorial Field, highlighted by Ephrata’s first game on their new turf field. But prior to the kickoff of the Mounts against Northern Lebanon in the Section Three opener,...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Turf celebration begins Thursday

    It’s time to celebrate. Before the big game Friday night, an opening ceremony will be held at the War Memorial Field Complex Thursday, Sept. 18 to officially kick off and celebrate the new turf field. Help celebrate...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • We will never forget

        A local ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is planned for Thursday evening. The event will be hosted by Blue Ridge Communications in partnership with America’s 9/11 Foundation, Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard,...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Dee Lynch standing with just some of the items she is donating for sale to benefit EASS
    Carousel sale benefits EASS

      Your head may spin when you get a look at the hundreds of carousel-related items set for the “Pony Up” Sale for Ephrata Area Social Services set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, from...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Calling all ‘Parrot Heads’

    Calling all ‘Parrot Heads’ Ephrata will be turning into Margaritaville on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Ephrata merchants pull together a fun community event celebrating the waning days of the season. Bring on...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • From the Brickyard development, Ephrata resident April
Shirk shot this image of the double rainbow which formed after Tuesday evening' storm.
    Double rainbow brightens aftermath of powerful storm

      A quick-moving, powerful storm swept through Lancaster County last night, leaving its mark with downed trees and branches and leaving hundreds in the Ephrata area without power &tstr; although they were treated to a bright, rare...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Free fireworks will once again light up the night sky over Ephrata on July 4
    Full day of fun planned for the Fourth here

      Thanks to the Ephrata Recreation Center, Ephrata Church of the Brethren and a whole host of community organizations, there will once again be a full evening of fun planned in the Lincoln Heights area on Friday,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Elam H. Martzall, retired postman, active in the community, dies at 87

      Elam H. Martzall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Norman and Sallie (Hirneisen) Martzall and was...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • A nice crowd gathered in the lawn in front of the bandshell Sunday for a special Father's Day performance by the Ephrata Concert Band. Current conductor Lincoln Fogelsanger (shown) will give way to long-time director Carl Tobias for the show this Sunday, June 22.
    Tobias back to conduct Concert Band June 22

      Carl Tobias, who conducted the Ephrata Concert Band for 23 years before becoming conductor emeritus in 2009, will fill in as conductor for the June 22 program and also show his vocal talents with a solo...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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