• Walter Hackman from Schoeneck displays and discusses this unique baseball sign. Photo by Gary Klinger
    The grown-up ‘Show and Tell’

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley started the new year off with one of its most popular events, the annual “Show and Tell” program. Held each January, the program invites members to bring unique or meaningful...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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    Albert R. Boscov…by the numbers…and from the heart

    Oh, Mr. B, how did we love thee? Let me count (some of) the ways. Eight thousand. The approximate number of those who work at or for your 45 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey,...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • The Salem Cemetery Restoration Board consists of (left to right) Ronald Horning, Michael Mondo, Ronald Good, Patty Gehman, Fred Over-hoser, and Milton Haldeman. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Stone cold determination…

    There’s a shady spot under a cedar tree in the Salem Union Cemetery in Reamstown. Nothing much grows there. It’s a quiet and nondescript spot. But hallowed. Beneath the cedar’s branches is a mass grave, holding the...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Irvin Redcay displays cigars from one of the two boxes of 100-year-old cigars found while cleaning out the former Denver House. Photo by Alice Hummer
    The walls are talking…Old hotel secrets revealed in Denver

    Volunteers have worked diligently each Saturday since October to remove everything on all three floors of the former Denver House, 240 Main St., and they’ve uncovered some curious artifacts. Most unusual were two century-old unopened boxes containing...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • New traffic pattern on Denver Road starts Monday

    There’ll be a new route in town — at least for a while. Denver Borough Council Vice President Chris Flory told citizens that beginning Monday, Feb. 20, work begins on replacing the Denver Road Bridge. Project completion...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Baby talk…Adamstown officials discuss cost, design of new toddlers’ pool

    In the deep chill of winter, swimming pool designs were the topic of the evening at the Feb. 7 Adamstown Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Jessica Kelly, reporting from the board of recreation, presented council with three designs...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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    Plummer new DVGRR executive director

    Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, based in Reinholds, recently named John Plummer as the organization’s executive director. In this role, Plummer will oversee daily operations in addition to coordinating the efforts of the Leadership Team that includes...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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    East Cocalico Police Report, February 16, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: THEFT: A theft was reported in the first block of Ingham Drive, East Cocalico Township, Feb. 2. Justin Deater, 35, stole several video gaming items from the residence and...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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    Ephrata Police Report, February 16, 2017

    The Ephrata Police Department reported the following: WARRANT: Police obtained arrest warrants for two brothers for burglarizing an Adamstown business. Management at Stoudt’s Black Angus, 2800 North Reading Road, Adamstown Borough, reported that video surveillance captured two...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Carrie Rupp, Reamstown Elementary School guidance counselor, works with kindergartners to improve their interpersonal one-on-one communication in a technology-heavy world. Photo courtesy Carrie Rupp
    Early intervention boosts Reamstown kindergartners’ social skills

    Concerned that its youngest students need extra help with social skills, Reamstown Elementary School officials have instituted a behavioral support program that encourages kindergartners to connect with the world around them. Guidance Counselor Carrie Rupp noticed her...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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