• Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: A nightmare sadly revisited

    For our neighbors just over the Cocalico line in Berks County, a nightmare unfolded this past hazy humid Saturday afternoon. In a quiet upscale development, the unthinkable occurred: the violent deaths of five members of a family,...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • The siren call: Ephrata Police response time focus of Adamstown council meeting

    The Ephrata Police Department received its first six-month “report card” regarding response time, at the Adamstown Borough meeting Aug. 2. The report was compiled by Ephrata Police Lt. Chris McKim and presented to Mayor Dean Johnson, which...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • DVGRR groundbreaking set for Saturday

    The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, Aug. 13, at 9:15 a.m., at its campus at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. prior to its monthly Meet and Greet event. The organization is...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Daniel J. Greco admitted to robbing Anderson’s Pharmacy Aug. 2 was arrested for attempting to rob the business again the following day.
    Denver man admits attempting to rob pharmacy two days in a row

    A Denver man who admitted to robbing Anderson’s Pharmacy Aug. 2 was arrested for attempting to rob the business again the following day. Daniel J. Greco, 27, was charged with felony counts robbery, criminal attempt to commit...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Sam and Callie DiBlasi sit at the first booth near the kitchen area. “I call this my booth,” said Sam. “It’s the one I always choose when I get to sit down.” At the end of the lunch shift, it would not be unusual to see Sam taking time to sit down and talk a bit with businessmen finishing their lunch, a group of students , or a parent and child.
    Savoring Memories: DiBlasis’ reflections cook up the right recipe for retirement

    Why stay in business in the same place in one small town for more than four decades? A conversation with Sam and Callie DiBlasi of Denver will quickly — and repeatedly — provide the answer. “It’s all...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Stevens man charged with sexually assaulting young girl

    A Stevens man has been charged with multiple offenses related to the alleged sexual assault of a young girl. Philip S. Groff, 43, was charged July 28 with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • The refreshments were good, concluded A.J. Martin, 4, his dad Cliff Martin, and Hailey Martin, age 9.
    Oh, What a Night (Out)!

    The skies were kind as Reamstown celebrated its 10th annual National Night Out. “Thank goodness the weather held out,” said East Cocalico Supervisor Alan Fry, as he assisted police Cpl. Chris Progin handing out literature and speaking...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Spring Center of Learning sprouts hands-on education

    Parents have more options when it comes to educating their children than they did 25 years ago, and the now cutting-edge trend in education is “experiential learning.” Some 40 parents, children, educators, and government workers congregated in...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Re-enactor Donna DeBolt from Manheim is in period dress.
    A day in the Civil War life

    Reamstown Park was the site of a Civil War skirmish Saturday performed by the 79th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C; the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves; and the 1st Virginia Irish Brigade when the...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • DiBlasi’s Sandwich Shop is a Main Street institution in Denver.
    DiBlasi’s calling it a day in Denver

    DiBlasi’s Sandwich Shop and Catering Business, a downtown Denver landmark at 328 Main St. for 42 years, will close on Saturday, Aug. 20. “It’s bittersweet,” said owner Sam DiBlasi. “It was a quick decision made by Callie,...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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