• “I learned early on to present yourself professionally but also, and more importantly, how you treat other people &tstr; you treat everyone, regardless of their role in an organization or in society, with respect.” Carrie E. Willetts, president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
    Carrie Willetts takes over at WellSpan

    Carrie E. Willetts hit the ground running when she took over last month as the new boss at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Willetts, 41, who along with her husband are house-hunting in the Ephrata area, expressed a...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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    Zig’s Bakery & Cafe: Goodness in Every Bite

    Transformed from an abandoned 1800s brick barn, Zig’s Bakery & Café at Brick Gables at 800 East Newport Road is a sight to behold with its shiny copper cupolas and its open brickwork design. That doesn’t even...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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    Fiorentino’s: Perfect Date Night and Fun-with-Friends Spot

    Whether you have a special date with  your Valentine, or you want to have a  great time with friends and family, you’ll want to fly over to Fiorentino’s at Lancaster Airport. There is always something going on...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • ER Snowblower Monday
    Going ‘Snowhere’

    Road crews in Ephrata and neighboring townships have worked around the clock since last weekend’s storm dumped 20-plus inches of snow which winds whipped into drifts as high as five feet in isolated spots. Snow from Winter...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Ephrata Area School District superintendent Brian Troop (right) greets Kris Miller, who was approved as the school’s head football coach Tuesda
    Mounts Turn to Miller

    Former Viking assistant, CV grad named EHS football coach Ephrata High School has found its man. After a search that drew interest from 22 quality candidates, Kris Miller, an associate head coach at Northern Lebanon High School,...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    How sweet it is!

    UZRC Semi-Chocolate Stroll is Feb. 27 United Zion Retirement Community will once again be hosting its Semi-Chocolate Stroll on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the halls of UZRC. The event is open to...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Current West Cocalico Township Manager Caro - lyn Hildebrand and her visiting “grand-dog” Shelby
    Time to cut the cord

    Imagine you’ve started a new job. Now, imagine you’ve been in that job for a few years. Your superiors acknowledge the quality of your work. You’ve even broadened the duties and responsibilities in the time since you’ve...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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  • Borough solar field project draws crowd to zoning board for ‘Panel’ discussion.

    Ephrata Borough’s proposed solar project took a significant step toward reality Tuesday evening when administration officials presented its case before an Ephrata Township Zoning Hearing Board. In nearly three hours of meticulously detailed testimony, borough solicitor James...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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    Outlook healthy for Rec’s campaign

    Final funding push to complete the campaign The calendar timeline indicates Ephrata Rec Center is one-half way through its three-year Capital Campaign. Financial contributions paint an even brighter picture. “The good news is, thanks to very generous...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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  • An Ephrata Borough plow truck rumbles down Main Street after a storm on Feb . 12, 2014.
    Snow storm cookin’: Experts say we could get two feet, or maybe not

    Local meteorologist Eric Horst’s forecast Monday organized this weekend’s probable snow totals much like a restaurant menu. The question is how much will our bill total? Horst, and his staff at Millersville University, presented a “probabilistic forecast”...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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