• Sharp focus: Ephrata grad pens photography book

    Interested in improving your photography skills, sharpening your nature photography skills or learning about some great places to enjoy the great outdoors? You may want to take a peek at “The Nature of Photography” by Brad Adams....

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Something fishy’s going on in these classrooms!

    Classrooms offer a variety of learning opportunities. In addition to learning from books or computers, students may also have an opportunity for hands-on learning experiences. Trout in the Classroom is one of those hands-on experiences. Participating classrooms...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Penn State’s THON inspires local man’s 1K for 10K

      John “JP” Welliver’s 1K for 10K campaign was inspired by Penn State’s THON, the student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer and known for its 46-hour no sitting,...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Refreshing Mountain adds lighted ziplines, holiday lights

    Imagine ziplining through a winter wonderland of decorations and lights. That’s one of the new options for guests at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center this holiday season. “We’re always looking for creative ways to introduce people...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Ron Gardiner stands between the piano and organ at Salem Hellers Church. He serves as the church’s director of music and organist, but also plays the piano. He will be directing the Dec. 9 Christmas Cantata. Photo by Rochelle Shenk
    Ephrata man shares lifelong love of music

    Music has been part of Ron Gardiner’s life since he was six years old. That’s when the 75-year-old Ephrata resident started piano lessons in his hometown of North Kingstown, R.I. The road from there to Ephrata, and...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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  • Manheim man shares love of drive-in movie theatres through Facebook

    For many people, the term “drive-in movie theatre” is imbued with a bit of nostalgia. But there are still a number of drive-in movie theatres around. Manheim resident Tom Brendel knows where many of the remaining 27...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Party with a purpose: Foodstock Music Fest slated for July 28

    The fifth annual FoodStock Music Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road (Route 72), Manheim. Tickets are $25....

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Historical Society’s new publication focuses on headquarters

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the construction of what is now its headquarters — the Connell Mansion — the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual journal focuses on the historic building at 237-49 W. Main...

    • Posted June 28, 2018
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  • Celtic Fling & Highland Games kick off June 22

    The Celtic Fling & Highland Games return to the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Friday through Sunday, June 22 to 24. The 20th annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Celtic heritage will be held at 2775...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Gary Klinger stands in front of Highland Elementary, his former school which he celebrates in “School for the Ages,” published as the latest edition of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual journal. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Klinger is true to his school

    Historical Society’s journal chronicles Highland Elementary’s history Highland Elementary School’s rich history is celebrated in “School for the Ages” by Gary Klinger. It’s published as the latest edition of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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