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    Lancaster Democratic Committee heats up summer campaigning schedule

    The Lancaster Democratic Committee invites everyone to meet local candidates this week in Ephrata and East Cocalico.   Tuesday, July 29 – Bryan Sanguinito State House Campaign Event: Meet the Candidates, Fundraiser for Bryan Sanguinito Tom Houghton (16th...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    Ordinances, cameras aimed at crowd problems

    Borough officials are hoping new surveillance cameras and additional ordinances will resolve loitering issues at Ephrata’s downtown plaza. The community services committee recommended moving forward three ordinances for borough council’s consideration during a meeting Monday that attracted...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • While the plaza is usually buzzing with positive activities, concerns have been raised about  crowds which gather primarily to the right of the train station regularly.
    Merchants boil over loitering issue

      Why allow loiterers to cast a blight on the $1 million-plus decorative polish of Ephrata’s downtown welcome center plaza? That question was once again bluntly delivered to borough officials by downtown merchants during a Monday afternoon...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • A trio of Boehringer's staff (from left to right): Kam Mueller, Amelia Kowalski, and Brooke Burkholder are ready for today’s 11 a.m. opening.
    It’s so cool! Boehringer’s brings back business

    Chris Schnader will make history this morning at the historic Boehringer’s Drive-In in Adamstown. “This is the first year we’ll have two openings,” said Schnader, whose family has operated the famous landmark ice cream shop and restaurant...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Vacationing columnist Pat Burns casting off North Wildwood’s sea wall on 2nd Avenue beach.  (PHOTOS by Patrick Burns)
    A shore thing

    Alarm washed over a swamped and sticky Wildwood boardwalk when a public-address alert reported a 7-year-old-boy had vanished on a muggy evening in July 1968. The McCarrick, Lannon, McRath, McCloskey, Goetz, and Burns families knew the description...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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A water retention tube spans the outfield of War Memorial Field’s baseball diamond. The tube will help retain any water run-off during the construction phase of the War’s turf field project.
    Turf project begins at War Memorial

    The potential for delay in starting the artificial turf project at War Memorial Field was perhaps imminent. But work will begin this morning, according to Brian Troop, Ephrata Area School District superintendent. The construction plan received final...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Smile Mile
    Mural brightens up Linear Trail

    Shaun Hogarth believes smiles are infectious. “When someone smiles at you, you generally smile back and that makes you feel good,” said Hogarth, an Ephrata artist. That thought inspired Hogarth’s latest mural which he completed last week...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Kayla Young, Myah Sexton, Cortney Gensemer, Emily Brubaker at the June 6 graduation
    Cocalico grads bid adieu to high school

    A speech by Alexander McCollom during Cocalico High School’s commencement at Calvary Church Friday asked graduates to put down their phones and enjoy the moment. The speech complemented the choir’s beautiful dedication to the memory of Alex...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Boehringer’s hopes to reopen for summer

      Chris Schnader’s cell phone buzzed Tuesday afternoon in Adamstown as it had almost non-stop since early Sunday morning. Instead of greeting Boehringer’s Drive-In’s lunchtime overflow of the happy, hurried, and hungry, Schnader vacillated between ripping burned...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Friends and foes

    • Aument-Denlinger supporters accuse foes of hypocrisy in GOP primary race for the 36th Senatorial District. • Franklin & Marshall pollster G. Terry Madonna weighs in on campaign strategies. • May 8 debate does little to separate...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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