• Jim Summers, ERC executive director since 2012, began working at the Rec in 1980.
    Rec announces three-year, $500,000 fundraising campaign

    Held off on previous effort during bad economy, now in need of funds Since it’s the time of the year to give thanks, perhaps a shout out to the Ephrata Recreation Center is in order. The Rec,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Skittles Cropped Snow
    The ‘goldens’ rule again

    Reinholds dog rescue receives the most gifts in ‘Extraordinary Give’; Ephrata Library triples take Golden Retrievers once again shined in last Friday’s 24-hour online fundraising marathon “Extraordinary Give” — billed as the county’s “largest day of online...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Penny Talbert
    Library Support overdue?

     **This story is corrected to reflect the correct Ephrata Borough’s total cost of the skatepark as $220,000. That cost is totally unrelated to the funds the borough gives to Ephrata Public Library.    Social media lit up...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • ER Ephrata Library Story Nov. 13 2014
    Ephrata library announces cuts to programs, hours, staff

    It’s no fairy tale; toddler story time will vanish Nov. 17 at the Ephrata Public Library. Aslo gone beginning Monday is the Lego Builder’s Club, Ephrata Writers Group, Inspirational Movie Night, and at least 11 part-time workers....

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • 20141025_103705
    Wolf wins; local Dems pack it in

    Local Democratic candidates correctly sensed a voter backlash on Gov. Tom Corbett. The party perceived a vulnerability in the state House and Senate and possibly even an opportunity to derail Congressman Joe Pitts’ bid to return to...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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  • NE20090409CEEL201
    CRICKETS on a CORNER

    I was intrigued the other day to hear crickets  chirping loudly at around 2:30 p.m. near the Lincoln Avenue-Main Street intersection in Ephrata. My research uncovered little to explain the autumn afternoon cricket-cacophony near Downtown Ephrata. However,...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Crane
    Skatepark takes shape

    Workers on Tuesday rolled out the precast pieces that will create the Ephrata Skate Park next to the Ephrata Public Library. A crane placed the precast elements at about 7:30 from three flatbed truck and workers from...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Gary Schreckengost (D)- Ryan Aument (R)
    “Schreck” answers questions after Aument debate

    Aument, ‘Schreck’ debate in the 36th Dissimilar styles and contrasting philosophies of state governance were on stage Monday when Democrat Gary Schreckengost debated GOP candidate Ryan Aument at Grace Brethren Church of Lititz. Both men hope to...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Sanguinito-Zimerman together
    Sanguinito, Zimmerman Answer

              Sanguinito  v.  Zimmerman in 99th Pa. District David Zimmerman, 58-year-old Republican, is an East Earl Township supervisor and its roadmaster, Bryan Sanguinito, 39-year-old Democrat from Ephrata, is a music teacher in the Berks...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • ND GAME
    Did ABC’s mistake bleed into print media reporting of ND-FSU game?

    No corrections from NYTs, USA Today, New York Post It’s unfair to criticize New York Times reporter Tom Spousta for a pair of minor errors in his coverage of Notre Dame-Florida State game Saturday. Deadline reporting –...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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