• Ephrata resident Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped,  was the first to take part in the food truck experiment Tuesday. Despite a constant drizzle and some snow flurries, her dessert truck attracted lines of library patrons and loyal customers who track her travels on Facebook.
    Food trucks ‘booked’

    Library begins new fundraising endeavor; furloughed workers return The Ephrata Public Library staff is again at full strength. Library director Penny Talbert on Monday welcomed back 10 of 11 employees furloughed in November due to a budget...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Former honor student jailed for suspected heroin dealing

    Ephrata Police reported that Darion Alston, 20, of Ephrata, was arrested  for suspected drug dealing Friday after a traffic stop  at 2 p.m. on the 800 block of East Main Street. Alston, who made the Ephrata High School...

    • Posted January 18, 2015
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    Black Forest taps ‘Shamrocks’ event

    Black Forest tap competition will benefit ‘Shamrocks’ event Fancy yourself a brew master? Enjoy dabbling in the dark art of fermentation? If you think your malt has what it takes, enter Black Forest Brewery’s inaugural Sixth Tap...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Black Forest tap competition will benefit ‘Shamrocks’ event

    Fancy yourself a brew master? Enjoy dabbling in the dark art of fermentation? If you think your malt has what it takes, enter Black Forest Brewery’s inaugural Sixth Tap Competition. The competition kicks off Jan. 26. “The...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Hollywood reaches Ephrata

    Joshua Buago is not only a local Ephrata resident but also studies IST in his senior year at Penn State University. He had the opportunity to work alongside Hollywood in a new film called ‘Behind the Water.’...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Mary Martin (on stage, right) auditions for the upcoming CAFÉ Variety Show to be staged at Ephrata Main Theater on Feb. 8.  Looking on are (left to right) Terry Kreider, David Dierwechter, Karen Brown and Steve Brown.
    A second ‘act’

    For the trio of Steve Brown, Terry Kreider, and David Dierwechter, making the Ephrata Main Theatre a center for arts for the entire community is more than just a vision. Their new mission is to reinvigorate the...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Demolition continued this week at East Main and Pleasant Valley Road where workers razed thsi home Tuesday.¶
    To Bell or Not to Bell

    Speculation continues to swirl in local diners, bars, shops, at ball games, social functions, and especially on social media about what chain restaurant will next dot the Route 322/222 corridor. The loudest “voice’ has come from speculators...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Town Christmas lights coming down…forever?

    Could it be that the Christmas lights in Ephrata could go out permanently? Does anyone care? That was the question posed by Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen Monday night at the working session of Ephrata Borough Council. There...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Snow Crawl

    School bus drivers, who fired up their yellow wagons in sub-20 degree temperatures Tuesday morning, traversed slippery, snow-covered roads. There were no school delays to speak of though many roads appeared still covered beyond 8:30 a.m. &tstr;...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Gone baby gone

    A look back at some of 2014’s top stories The year 2014 was interesting, fun, happy, sad, exciting, sometimes unpleasant and in the end: Over. Similar to that end, Ephrata residents will notice several constants that aren’t...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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