• Special events ordinance tabled in Ephrata

    Ephrata Fair vendors won’t require special permit… for now While Ephrata Borough’s Special Events ordinance was expected to be voted on at this week’s borough council meeting, the ordinance was tabled for the time being after Matthew...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Quite the ‘spokes’persons

    Couple’s coast-to-coast bike ride raised nearly $300K to help end child labor and sex trafficking It’s been a long and winding road, but it’s been worth every one of the 3,751 miles they crossed, say Brad and...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • Santa arrives with Mrs. Claus atop the Ephrata National Bank
    You can always bank on Santa

    Kris Kringle will once again land at ENB, but greet children after exiting on the ground floor Santa may be taking the stairs this year before greeting his adoring public, but he will still be arriving in...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Santa’s arrival altered; no more ENB roof ‘landings’

        Santa won’t be “flying” his reindeer-driven sleigh into Ephrata this year, but he’ll most certainly arrive for his annual Christmastime appearance. It was Christmas in July Monday evening as Ephrata Borough Council learned about changes...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Ephrata limits tax hike to 1.5%

    Board also approves new administrators With the school board’s unanimous approval of the 2018-2019 Ephrata Area School District’s $67 million budget Monday evening, residents will see an increase of 1.5 percent in real estate taxes, resulting in...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Purple pride reigns

    But weather holds for a near-perfect night at War Memorial as Ephrata says good-bye to 298 seniors Clear skies held throughout the evening for the 123rd commencement of the 298 seniors of Ephrata Area School District at...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Supervisors work to obtain forest buffer grant

    With an eye toward obtaining $100,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Ephrata Township supervisors gave unanimous approval to township engineer Jim Caldwell of Rettew Associates to proceed with a forest buffer grant application. The...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • EDO searches for executive director

    The newly formed Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) is on the hunt for an executive director. The not-for-profit EDO will be the only public/private partnership recognized by the Ephrata Borough for economic development focus, and was formed from...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Board praises demonstration

    A statewide school safety task force is in the works, authorized by Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene Depasquale, according to a state school board association liaison. The task force will be comprised of parents,...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Pictured (left to right) with check: Chief William Harvey, Mayor Ralph Mowen, Council President Susan E. Rowe, Wellspan President Carrie Willetts, and Kim Stonebraker, manager of safety, security, and emergency management. Photo by Marylouise Sholly
    WellSpan contributes to Ephrata’s safety initiatives

    While everyone knows crime doesn’t pay, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s recent gesture shows that safety and concern for the community certainly does. Ephrata Borough was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital at...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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