• The annual Lantern Tours program will be held at the Historic Ephrata Cloister on Fridays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, and Saturdays, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.  Playing the roles of people from Ephrata's past will be the Student Historians of the Ephrata Cloister, local junior and senior high school volunteers.
    Ephrata Cloister Lantern Tours set

      Have you seen it? Up in the sky! It’s a comet with a fan of six long tails. What could it mean? Discover what people thought when The Great Comet appeared in 1744 at the annual...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Crowds gather to check out the holiday layout at the Short LIne Model Railroad Club.
    Training for 25 years

      This holiday season marks the 25th anniversary of the The Short Line Model Railroad Club located in downtown Ephrata. The club’s humble beginning began in a small garage in nearby Brownstown, with a handful of energetic...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Santa always draws a big crowd during his arrival in downtown Ephrata
    Street will close for Santa; free movie, food vendors added to event

        A Christmas tree has been found thanks to the Diffenderfer family of Akron and their donation of a 25-foot blue Spruce. This year’s Christmas tree was so large that Akron and Ephrata police escorted the...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Boro police provide Halloween safety tips Trick-or- Treat night set for this Friday

    The following information was submitted by Chief William Harvey of the Ephrata Police Department. Lancaster County-wide Trick-or-Treat is Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Here are a few safety tips that can ensure safe fun for kids and...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Scout’s honor 70 years in the making

    Doris White, a former Ephrata resident, who now resides at Cornwall Manor, received her 70-year membership pin recently from representatives of the Cedars Service Unit at a Foxfire meeting at nearby Camp Furnace Hills. She joined Girl...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
Who will wear the crown Friday night when Ephrata High School announces its 2014 Homecoming Queen during half-time of its game against Pequea Valley at War Memorial Field? Shown are the candidates (left to right) Mackenzie Lagaza, Andrea Castillo, Katie Hammaker, Morgan Weaver, Kelly Liebl, Emily Yarger.
    Queens for a night

      Andrea Castillo is the daughter of Pedro Castillo and Berna Romero. Andrea has participated on the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams all four years of high school. She also plans to continue to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • EPAC announces 2015 season

    EPAC is on an artistic roll, and the 2015 season promises to be no different. They have put together an amazing selection of plays and musicals that will make audiences laugh, cry, sing out loud, and contemplate...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • 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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