• Midway…the center of it all

    This is the eighth and final installment of a monthly series leading up to the 100th Ephrata Fair, set to begin next month, Sept. 25-29. Since its founding in 1919, the Fair (or Farmers Day) in Ephrata...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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  • Gone but not forgotten: Beloved events that were once at the Ephrata Fair

    (The following is the sixth in a series of monthly articles leading up to the 100th Ephrata Fair, set for Sept. 25-29. The feature highlights beloved elements of the past that no longer exist) Once we were...

    • Posted June 28, 2018
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  • River to the community

    Few realize how many non-profits benefit from the fair, and how much is given back for the benefit of all (The following is the third in a series of monthly articles on the Ephrata Fair, leading up...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • An early photo of the livestock show when it was still held uptown during fair week, near Washington Avenue. Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley
    From Farmers Day to Tent City

    The following is the second in a series of articles leading up to the 100th anniversary of The Ephrata Fair in September In 1919, residential Ephrata was very different from today. To the west, the town stopped...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Sunday on the Trail

    It is a gorgeous autumn Sunday afternoon as Major Dick Winters and I stand guard at the Fulton Street entry to the Ephrata-to- Lititz railtrail. The sun is warm with just enough of a seasonal chill to...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • Filling the gap

    With Title 35, Chapter 74 subchapter D of the Pennsylvania Health and Welfare Act, the Pennsylvania Legislature created an entity called the “Special Fire Police.” And why, you may ask, are you bothering me with this trivia?...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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