• Getting ready for Black Forest
Brewery’s first beer pairing
dinner.
    Black Forest’s first pairing dinner this Sunday

    What does traditional English and Irish pub fare have to do with a brewery inspired by a hiking trail in northern Pennsylvania? Technically little, but the grub is the basis for what has morphed into Black Forest...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    Fear and humor in the Midwest: EPAC stages ‘August Osage County’

    After every EPAC opening night performance theatergoers are treated to access to an after-party where the actors and actresses of the show mingle with the crowd. The venues rotate throughout the season, but there is always a...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    ‘Cut Bank’: A special preview event

    North Dakota has its “Fargo” and now Montana has “Cut Bank,” a dark tale of unfortunate events in the real-life town known as the coldest spot in the nation. Recently, I got a chance to catch an...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • CAFE will present “The Secret Garden” at The Ephrata Main Theatre
March 13-15. The production stars (left to right) Austin Nedrow,
Shawn Gable, Lauren Elledge, and Preston Cuer. (Photo by Laura Knowles
)
    CAFE presents ‘The Secret Garden’

    There are stories so beloved, so powerful, and memorable the tale lives on in the hearts and minds of generations. This is how many feel about “The Secret Garden.” First appearing as a serial in 1910, Frances...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Uncle Jacob’s Stout was Monday’s bottle release at the Bulls Head. One case, at $20 per bottle, sold
in about five minutes. Special thanks to customer Bob Garner, a professional photographer, who
helped compose this photo. Thanks, Bob, it was fun chatting with you!
    Bulls Head Public House: The pub is the hub

    A week-long celebration for craft beer fans On the heels of one anniversary (St. Boniface Craft Brewing celebrated their fourth last month) comes another beer-centric milestone. The Bulls Head Public House turns five, and to celebrate, the...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Will Smith (left) and Margot Robbie play a pair of professional hucksters in this week’s #1 box office
film, “Focus.” (Photo from usmagazine.com)
    ‘Focus’ and a look at the future

    Finally, “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its massive publicity machine has been knocked from the top spot at the box office. Lusting fans helped bring in more than $147 million for Universal, but over the weekend, kink...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • Down By The Glenside
    Kilts for a cause: Library teams with Winters Fund to host Celtic celebration

    Joy Ashley needed to find another way to get money for the Ephrata Public Library. Recently, the non-profit has been embroiled in funding issues; for 2015, some funding for the library was cut, which had a 2014...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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    Oscar predictions

    And the winner is… The Oscars ceremony takes place this Sunday and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will — along with other prizes — crown best actor and actress for 2014. Over the past...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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    Under the sea … out of this world

    EPAC presents Kids4Kids production of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.’ This past summer the family and I headed out on our version of the great American road trip. We went to Asheville, N.C. for daddy (the craft...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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    Happy anniversary, St. Boniface

    A steady stream of craft beer fans flooded St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company as the popular business celebrated its fourth anniversary Saturday. Barbecue, sweets, and music filled the Ephrata brewery while customers collected tickets to win St....

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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