• A joyful dance from the 2009 powwow.
    Feeling the spirits

    Popular local powwow transcends ethnic lines A powwow is typically a gathering of Native American tribes to come together for dancing and singing and a way to preserve the rich heritage of American Indians. Last Saturday at...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • A rear view of the warehouse at 1975 N. Reading Road, Denver.
    Cashing out?

    West Cocalico tells East it’s time to pay up on beleaguered North Reading Road property For months, the 1975 N. Reading Road property, the 20-plus-acre site with the 45,000-square-foot warehouse owned by East Cocalico Township in partnership...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • (From left) Supervisor Alan Fry, assistant recycling coordinator, Lisa Kashner, recyling coordinator and East Cocalico Township Manager Mark Hiester stand in front of the large, recycling container for corrugated cardboard donated by Good's Disposal. (Photo by Alice Hummer)
    Recycling profits East Cocalico

    One woman’s idea turns cardboard into money One man’s (or community’s) trash has become East Cocalico’s cash. The trash: corrugated cardboard. The cash: A tripling of the funds returned to the township from Pennsylvania’s Act 101 Recycling...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Brooke, age two, hugs her sister, Evelyn.
    Restaurant to hold benefit to help family

    Baby born with rare heart defects has already faced three surgeries A local restaurant is asking the community to come together and help a  family care for their baby. Evelyn Gromlich was born in January with Tetralogy...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Darius Puff, a well-known local Lenni Lenape educator, participated in the 2013 annual Heritage Festival  at the Berks County Heritage Center on Red Bridge Road just off Route 183 in Bern Township, Berks County.
    A gathering of spirits

    Annual Adamstown Intertribal Powwow is a soaring salute by and for Native Americans Though folks usually think of the Pennsylvania Dutch — or Germans — as those with the deepest roots in the Cocalico area, the truth...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • An investigator with East Cocalico Township is shown at the scene of a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of Denver resident James Ferry July 6. (Photo by Kirk Neidermyer)
    Single-vehicle crash fatal to Denver man

    A Denver man was killed in a single-vehicle crash July 6. James Ferry, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene by the deputy corner from Lancaster County. Police said the crash occurred at 6:50 p.m. in the...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • It’s an about-face for Adamstown

    Officials reconsider and vote to sell controversial property Adamstown borough officials have reversed their position on the sole bid for the controversial inter-municipally owned 1975 N. Reading Road property and voted 6-to-0 to accept the bid. The...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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    East Cocalico reverses stance on jointly owned site

    An about-face and vote reversal by the East Cocalico supervisors at their July 2 meeting has likely put into momentum the sale of the multi-municipally owned building at 1975 N. Reading Road. East Cocalico’s action follows a...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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    Hundreds rally at Relay for Life

      Hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers and friends came out to support cancer research for the 15th-annual Norlanco Relay for Life.       The American Cancer Society event was another qualified success that went for 24...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • East Cocalico Township Manager Mark Hiester opens lone bid for property at  1975 N. Reading Road, jointly owned by East Cocalico , West Cocalico, Denver,  and Adamstown.
    Four municipalities to discuss low bid on sale of jointly owned property

      Four municipalities must decide whether to cut its losses and sell a jointly owned, troublesome property at 1975 N. Reading Road. Before an audience of eight people Friday afternoon, East Cocalico Township manager Mark Hiester unsealed...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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