•   Poinsettia care spelled out

    Place the poinsettia in a sunny window or the brightest area of the room, but don’t let it touch cold windowpanes. The day temperature should be 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit with 60 to 65 degrees at...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • “Frozen” with holiday warmth: Poinsettias ‘let go’ at Esbenshade’s

    It’s an image frozen in every holiday setting: a bright, healthy poinsettia, the tropical flower holding its own against hardy evergreens as the signature plant of the season. Shoppers see them everywhere and, in rural Brecknock Township,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • It’ll be a Howl-a-Day at DVGRR

    Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) will hold its annual “Howl-A-Day” Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Golden Gateway location at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. The bazaar will feature...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Dorma opens business door in Oregon

    DORMA USA has acquired a Portland, Oregon, automatic door distributor for an undisclosed price. Reamstown-based DORMA has bought Advanced Entry Systems, which DORMA called one of the largest independent automatic door distributors in the Pacific Northwest. Advanced...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Following the LED…New program brings new lights, savings to East Cocalico building

    The lights are burning bright at the East Cocalico Township building and it’s not because the holiday season is at hand. “It does make a big difference,” said East Cocalico Township Manager Mark Hiester. His remark centered...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • The numbers add up: It’s a clean audit for Cocalico School District

    The Cocalico School District got an A+ report card at the Monday night school board meeting. Auditor Karen Shenk from Trout, Ebersole & Groff presented the schedule of findings and questioned costs of Cocalico School District to...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • An enlightening initiative blacks out Denver tax hike

    The proposed Denver borough tax increase for 2015 won’t be happening, based on borough council action. The 3-mill real estate tax, unchanged since 2011, will continue. Homeowners with an assessed valued property of $100,000 will owe $300...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Cold shoulder: The tale of the swales takes new turn for PPL substation in Reinholds

    The West Cocalico Township supervisors’ attitude toward PPL and the liability issues at its new substation on Swamp Bridge Road in Reinholds has gone from chilly to downright icy as winter temperatures set in. And, this time,...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Wednesday night shaping up to be a sweet one for Denver Women’s Club

      How sweet can it get? Club members — and guests —  will tour the Sugar Arts Institute in Ephrata. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, starting at 7 p.m., members will join Julie Bashore, master confectioner and award-winning...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Adamstown Books opening at Lancaster Theological Seminary

    Adamstown Books, a used and antiquarian bookseller, will be opening a retail location in the Campus Center at the Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W. James St. in Lancaster. A grand opening sale will occur Saturday, Nov. 15,...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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