• Ephrata Township grants Sheetz liquor license

    With no input from the public, and no qualms from the local police department, Ephrata Township supervisors recently approved the request for a liquor license for the Sheetz convenience store located at 891 E. Main St. in...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • EDO votes in permanent board

    Strong group of local leaders will direct new Ephrata economic group The Ephrata Development Organization is moving forward and has voted in a permanent board, Borough Manager D. Robert Thompson told the borough council at its work...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Borough approves no-tax-hike budget

    Rec says outdoor pool had another good year despite rough weather The budget approved by Ephrata Borough Council on Dec. 10 will keep the current millage the same as last year for borough residents, at 1.7625 for...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Council will vote on no-tax-hike, budget Dec. 10

    Ephrata Borough’s 2019 proposed budget comes with good news and not-as-good news; no increase in taxes for 2019, but residents may not be that fortunate in 2020. Millage remains at 1.7625, the lowest of any borough in...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • “FanSchool”

    To be competitive in tomorrow’s world, today’s students need to know about the world at large as well as have an understanding of international current events. At the school board meeting of Nov. 19, Ephrata Middle School...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Just Be‘Claus’

    Arrives to adoring crowd on Black Friday at Ephrata downtown Christmas celebration The delighted, excited, loud and cheerful cheers of hundreds of children seeing the man in the red suit Friday evening in Ephrata proved, once again,...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • New school year off and running in EASD

    Ephrata ‘Life Ready Graduate’ program drawing national interest The Ephrata Area School District’s 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start, members of the school board told administration Monday evening. The school year officially started for...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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  • EASD Wins American School Board Journal Magna Award

    EASD wins American School Board Journal Magna Award By Marylouise Sholly       The Ephrata Area School District recently received an American School Board Journal Magna Award for instituting the Attollo program at Ephrata High School. The...

    • Posted April 27, 2018
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Furnace Hills Camp future uncertain

      By Marylouise Sholly The Furnace Hills Girl Scout Camp faces an uncertain future after being heavily damaged by the wind storm that blew through northern Lancaster County last February. Located in West Cocalico and Clay townships,...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Evening market coming to town

    Saturday night events will feature live music, food, beverages and more Beginning in August, the Whistle Stop Plaza will be home for the Whistle Stop Night Market, a project of the Ephrata Alliance. The evening market will...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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