• Board members, staff, and volunteers at Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue on Vera Cruz Road in Reinholds participate in ground-breaking ceremonies Aug. 13 for the Golden Gateway Adoption and Activity Center
    Moving some ‘dog dirt’ in Reinholds

    Board members, staff, and volunteers at Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue on Vera Cruz Road in Reinholds participate in ground-breaking ceremonies Aug. 13 for the Golden Gateway Adoption and Activity Center that will allow staff, volunteers, and...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Principals at Choice Fitness are (from left) Krystal Weiler, Tina Weiler, and Barb Snader.
    Choice Fitness in Denver grand opening this weekend

    The new Choice Fitness in Denver is holding its grand opening Aug. 29 through 31, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., each day. Those attending will get a tour of the fitness center at 2350 N. Reading...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • CHS students and teachers at the ready for one of their many adventures in Costa Rica this summer.
    Cocalico to Costa Rica: A shared adventure

    Cocalico High School students along with students from Twin Valley, Ephrata Area, and Pequea Valley high schools traveled to Costa Rica this summer along with teacher chaperones Betsy Techman, Brian Cerullo, Jen Kieffer, Jen Bilby and Dale...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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    Cocalico Corner: Collaboration a must for Cocalico’s Musser

    When the students, faculty, and staff of the Cocalico School District report back to their respective campuses, there will be a new leader in the front office. Dr. Ella Musser assumed the post of superintendent July 1....

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • The Wentz family, who now live in a hotel after losing their home to fire on Aug. 12, return to their destroyed residence for another look. From left: Rayne, 16, Kaleb, 17, Aiden, 13, Jen, Chelsea, 15, Jaden, 13, and John.
    Denver family of seven ‘holding strong’ after home is destroyed by fire

    Three dressers and one bed. That’s all the Wentz family is left with after a fire ravaged their Denver home last week. The family of seven — parents John and Jenn, both 39, and their children, Caleb,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • New district teachers include front row (from left) Jennifer Hess, Erin Kregar, Abbie Enders, Rachel Albrecht, Tyler Wentzel, and second row (from left) Lindsey Place, Terri Beam, Cody Zickler, Theodore Wolf Jr., and Nicholas Heil. Photo courtesy Cocalico School District.
    Cocalico welcomes new teachers

    Cocalico School District recently welcomed several new teachers and long-term substitutes for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers who are new to the district and who participated in new teacher orientation include: Denver Elementary: Rachel Albrecht, school counselor;...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • East Cocalico resident Christine McHenry explains the game and the equipment used in pickleball. She urged township supervisors to consider lining existing courts for the popular sport. Photo by Alice Hummer
    In a pickle: East Cocalico supervisors urged to think progressively about recreation

    Christine McHenry, a resident of Old Homestead, asked supervisors at their Thursday, Aug. 18, meeting to consider installing pickleball courts. She said no new construction would be necessary, as tennis courts can be lined for pickleball, like...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Chapel Gate Park dedication set for Thursday evening

    A newly rehabilitated park will be dedicated Thursday in West Cocalico Township. The ceremony for Chapel Gate Park is set for Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., officials said at the Aug. 16 township meeting. State Rep. Mindy...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Reamstown Days set to return

    Supper is served Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 9 p.m., in Reamstown Park as Reamstown Days starts cooking. Children can enjoy games and “train” rides. Adults can enjoy Blue Grass music plus a free family movie...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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    Ephrata Borough & East Cocalico Police Logs

    Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Derek A. Bollinger, 27, Denver, was arrested Aug. 18 in the 400 block of Blue Lake Road in West Cocalico Township after a caller reported suspicious activity at...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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