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    Members seek  immediate change in  pool visitor policy

                “We have a level of expectation we hold ourselves to and we want to see that level of expectation held to everyone who visits.”      Steve Heffner  Ephrata Community Pool member...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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    Local cops respond to recent police tragedies

    Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye and Ephrata PD boss William Harvey responded on Tuesday after two days of horror on the national stage began with the tragic deaths of two black shooting victims stopped by police on...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Vince DePaul serves up Lancaster Brewing Company’s popular seasonal “Blue Trail Lemon Blueberry SHandy." Photo by Patrick Burns
    Ephrata Brewfest Success!

    “Really good beer, really good people, and really good weather.” That’s how Ephrata resident Ron Malkin summed up the inaugural Ephrata Brewfest last Saturday. The event, which was three years in the making, amazed even veterans of...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • (Left to right) Chief William Harvey, Lt. Thomas Shumaker, Lt. Christopher McKim, Mayor Ralph Mowen, and Scott McCloud hold a box donated to Ephrata that honors Ephrata Police chief James McCloud, who held the position from 1926 to 1928. Photo by Patrick Burns
    McCloud proud

    Months of indecision preceded Scott McCloud’s call to the Ephrata Police Department in December. Even as Lt. Christopher McKim picked up the phone, McCloud wasn’t convinced if Ephrata PD would be interested in items he’d gathered in...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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    It’s hop’ning (Ephrata Brewfest Sold-out!)

    Inaugural Ephrata Brewfest rocks Saturday with 12 craft breweries By Patrick Burns The configuration of Saturday afternoon’s inaugural Ephrata Brewfest at the Whistle Stop Plaza Saturday will be an enclosed area that extends from Main Street back...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    New Route 272 bridge opened over Cocalico Creek

    Workers officially completed PennDOT’s $4.2 million bridge replacement project June 3 when the new Route 272 bridge over Cocalico Creek opened to two lanes of traffic. The temporary signals along the Old Mill Road detour remained in...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • (Left to right) Craig Stedman, Lancaster County District Attorney, and emergency room doctors Michael Reihart, of LGH/Penn Medicine, and Dr. Christopher Echterling of Wellspan, discuss the drug addiction epidemic during a forum, at Ephrata High School. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Navigating the heroin minefield

    Everybody knows heroin is a highly addictive opioid narcotic that first robs ambition, then dignity, and, all too often these days, one’s freedom and/or life. The destructive heroin epidemic is widely documented as news stories abound of...

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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  • Typically held on the third Saturday of month at The Whistle Stop, The Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market is on hiatus in 2016. Photo by Patrick Burns.
    Ephrata Merchants Association replaced by The Ephrata Alliance

    Monthly open-air market on hiatus in 2016. Many events will continue, run by new groups. By Patrick Burns For the first time since 2013, the Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market no longer buzzes on the third...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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    Artist Shaun Hogarth brightens up trail again

    Shaun Hogarth’s routine lately included loading paint cans and brushes in his Honda Civic and lugging extension ladders down East King Street onto the Ephrata Rail Trail. Hogarth last week finished up all the heavy lifting on...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • ACI Construction owner Dan Buch, has offered his parking lot and access to the the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail. Photo by Pat Burns.
    … He put up a parking lot

    ACI Construction has offered Ephrata Rail Trail users bang for their Buch. That would be in the form of Dan Buch, ACI owner, who’s provided a parking lot for trail users. “We were really on board with...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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