• Black Forest tap competition will benefit ‘Shamrocks’ event

    Fancy yourself a brew master? Enjoy dabbling in the dark art of fermentation? If you think your malt has what it takes, enter Black Forest Brewery’s inaugural Sixth Tap Competition. The competition kicks off Jan. 26. “The...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Hollywood reaches Ephrata

    Joshua Buago is not only a local Ephrata resident but also studies IST in his senior year at Penn State University. He had the opportunity to work alongside Hollywood in a new film called ‘Behind the Water.’...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Nasty flu strain targeting area in the coming weeks…

    Think it’s too late to get the flu shot? The answer is an emphatic no, especially not that an outbreak is hitting the area with a vengeance. According to Amy E. Walsh, senior media relations and communications...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Staff, programs reinstated at Ephrata library, but…

    Reduced hours. Staff lay-offs. Cancelled programs. That was the reality library patrons experienced in mid-November when the Ephrata Public Library took action to lessen the impact of a growing deficit. In the weeks that followed, library officials...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Shown with their box is: Brooke Rathman, Haley Rathman, Megan Zook, Abigail Kachel, Lauren Kachel, Elizabeth Hoffman, Serena Eberly, Piper Snow, and Leah Knepper.
    The true meaning…

      A group of middle school girls recently celebrated Abby Kachel’s 13th birthday by packing and donating 12 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to Operation Christmas Child, who ships the boxes to needy...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • 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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