• The Junction Center celebrates opening of performing arts center

    The Junction Center, 1875 Junction Road, Manheim, is hosting a grand opening celebration and dedication of its new performing arts center at 6 p.m., on Monday, April 3. This special evening at Robert M. Landis Memorial Hall...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Penryn prepares for annual mud sale

    Penryn is preparing for its 12th annual mud sale. A partnership between Penryn Fire Department and the Limerock Parochial School, the event will be held rain or shine on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, at...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Presenting the certificate to the Miser’s Investment Club president Larry Loose(seated, second from left) is Bruce Kennedy (kneeling, left) from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Investment Clubs. Other members of the investment club include (front row, left to right) Steve Graybill, Arthur Graybill and Kenneth Loeffler; (second row, l-r) Joel Callihan, Dennis Ward, Albert Blough, Doug Mackley, William Funk, Matt Smith; (back row, l-r) Tom Andersen, Mike Hoffman, John Bright Jr., Scott Cover, Phil Fassnacht, Richard Cummings, John McBeth, Mike Gerhart and Tony Kilkuskie. Members missing are Craig Ebersole, Constantinos Scaros, Tom Stradling and Dennis Stuckey.
    Misers Investment Club celebrates 60 years

      Misers Investment Club celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. A representative of the National Association of Investors Corp. honored the club for its longevity in December. The Misers Investment Club’s first meeting was held March 1,...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Ephrata H.S. junior nabs role as Clara in ‘The Nutcracker’

    Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker,” with its fanciful tale of Clara, a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads, is a holiday tradition for many...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • New host, location for Artisan Fair

    For those who enjoy high-quality craft fairs, the Artisan Fair is most likely on your list. This year, the Artisan Fair has a new host and a new location. It’s being held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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  • Deb Bucia (front) and her dog Max were reunited with the help of (back row, left to right) Wanda Williams, clinical coordinator; Audrey Muskee, practice manager; and Lindsey Miller, office assistant; at WellSpan Family and Sports Medicine Cocalico. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Dog, patient reunited

    Thanks to the efforts of two staff members of WellSpan Family & Sports Medicine Cocalico, Deborah “Deb” Bucia is reunited with her emotional support dog, Max. The 57-year-old Berks County resident, who suffers from severe depression, adopted...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Lemonade Concert will feature vocal contest winners

    OperaLancaster Associates recently announced the winners of its 2016 Vocal Performance Award Competition. This is a competition for classically trained musicians. The contest winners will be showcased in a Lemonade Concert on June 23 at Highland Presbyterian...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Jack and Linda Fritz of Narvon (left and right) with Ephrata Cancer Center nurse Diane Moll. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    A special bond: Wellspan Cancer Center patients, caregivers celebrate

    Jack Fritz calls Diane Noll his “head angel.” The 77-year-old Narvon man has been under Noll’s care for nearly five years. “I call her the head angel, since I consider all of the nurses and staff at...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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  • This was the scene in downtown Ephrata in September of 1953, shortly after the town’s own Evelyn Ay was crowned Miss America. A huge celebration was held and many of the items associated with Ay’s amazing story, including the large banner that was across Main Street, are part of the new Ephrata Bor - ough 125th Anniversary display at the Historical Society Of The Cocalico Valley.
    Historical Society’s new exhibit honors Ephrata’s 125th anniversary

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the Borough of Ephrata with a special exhibit that opens on Saturday, March 19. Curated by former Ephrata Mayor Clarence E....

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Kathryn and Michael Hoover outside the Bryce Jordan Center at last October’s THON 5K run.
    THON: Ephrata siblings ready to dance

    Ephrata’s Michael and Kathryn Hoover will be among the more than 700 dancers crowding the floor at Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center this weekend for the annual THON dance marathon. Both siblings are excited about being...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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