• Photos by Alice Hummer The Reamstown Park creek bed (top) on July 25 appears to be somewhat redirected, not clear and muddy and rocky on the west side. At bottom, the creek bed has a clear, stream of water flowing from both sides of the creek. The soil remaining at the creek’s center, and not shown on photo, was covered with straw, and a netting material to hold everything in place.
    Banking on it

    Volunteers ‘fix’ creek at Reamstown Park; DEP officials not pleased When is help not helpful? When a group of concerned citizens, attempting to mitigate an unsafe creek bank erosion problem in Reamstown Park, used shovels and a...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • East Cocalico Police Officer David Fisher (far left) receives recognition for his recent life-saving efforts that saved a woman from her burning home at 475 Wabash Road. Presenting Fisher his commendation are (from left) Supervisors Doug Mackley, Noelle Fortna, and Alan Fry. Photo by Alice Hummer
    East Cocalico officials honor heroism of Officer David Fisher

    An East Cocalico police officer was honored at the July 21 township meeting for his heroic work in saving a woman whose mobile home was engulfed in flames. Events unfolded quickly the morning of July 13. At...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Horse caretaker lashes out at West Cocalico leaders

    West Cocalico resident Troy Schlack addressed township officials at their July 19 meeting and was visibly and audibly upset. At a supervisors meeting in early June, Carolyn Hildebrand, township manager, reported that neighbors complained about the condition...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Recent graduate Rebecca Voler, left, watches as classmate Kayla Logar cuts puff pastries withCindy Diehl, right. Diehl is the mother of music teacher Kristen Diehl, who led a book clubdiscussion of the cooking memoir “Julie & Julia.
    Hungry for good books

    Summer of reading tasty task for Cocalico students About 165 Cocalico High School students are battling the summertime reading slump by participating in free school-sponsored book clubs. The district launched the clubs — in which small groups...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Dogged by concerns: Animal ordinance discussion dominates Denver Borough meeting

    Denver Borough Council members reviewed a proposed revised animal ordinance at their Monday, July 25, meeting. After much discussion, which included opinions from residents and from planning commission members, council members agreed additional language is needed. The...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Civil War Day set for Saturday in Reamstown

    Witness Civil War skirmishes and hear stories about the war that almost divided the country during Civil War Day on Saturday, July 30, at Reamstown Memorial Park. The park, located behind the Reamstown Community Center, 23 E....

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Artists and their crafts seated (from left) Jessica Harting, tatting and printing, and Janet Fasnacht, fiber arts. Rear (from left) are Sam Shoemaker, pottery; Gail Burkholder, wool rugs; Lisa Paradis, painted seaglass; Richard Getz, chair caning and woodwork; Helen Reinhold Gordon, painting; Pat Lausch, reverse painting on glass; and Michael Brown, papier mache and chalkware.
    Summer fest set for Aug. 6 at Trinity Chapel

    The Reinholds Station Trinity Chapel is holding its annual summer festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the chapel located along Route 897 in Reinholds. The public is invited to attend the celebration, a day filled with exhibitions...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    Ephrata & East Cocalico Police Logs

    Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following: THEFT: Police filed theft of services charges against Scott L. Behney, 56, the 500 block of Mountain Road, West Cocalico Township. PP&L representatives allege that over the past several months,...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Reinholds man electrocuted while working at West Cocalico home

    A Reinholds man was electrocuted while working on a home in West Cocalico Township Monday afternoon. Nelson Good, 61, was shocked when he inadvertently came in contact with or was too close to wires connecting to the...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Special education contracts get Cocalico board OKs

    The Cocalico School District approved eight contracts Monday for providers of special education and mental health services. The agreements covering evaluations and therapy reflect an ongoing shift toward providing support services within the district or closer to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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