• Cocalico Cal flies into Grater Park via Martindale Airlines during Saturday’s shenanigans. (Photos by Stan Hall)
    A local groundhog tradition

    Cocalico Cal crash lands in Ephrata and predicts early spring Editor’s Note: While Punxsutawney Phil gets the most media attention on Groundhog Day, nearby Ephrata hosts one of the most unique depictions of the celebration. This year’s...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Stevana and Zacharie are shown with some of the children in Haiti. The couple is determined to build 
an orphanage there and have already bought 2.5 acres of land.
    Couple united by mission to Haiti plan to build orphanage in Charrier

    Stevana Morris met Zacharie Estime for the first time in 2011. “I went to Haiti for one week with Cindy Zimmerman from New Life Mission,” Stevana explained, “and Zacharie was my translator. We stayed right there on...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Open Air Market kicks off summer season

    Shoppers at Ephrata’s Open Air Market were treated to a wonderfully sunny, yet, cool day in which to browse the wares of the many merchants in attendance during the market’s season opening May 17. The Whistle Stop...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Julie Ceresini (left) and Charlotte Boas work together at The Park Place Diner. They also worked at Zinn's Diner at the same location. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Zinn’s Diner employees still family 11 years after the restaurant was sold

    Special reunion set Saturday For 53 years, Zinn’s Diner provided tasty meals and excellent service to dedicated local patrons and hungry tourists alike. “In our peak year, we served 758,000 customers in a diner with fewer than...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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