• Rebecca Gallagher, who owns the Historic Smithton Inn with her hus - band, Dave, is seen here with the charging staging at the inn’s park - ing lot. The station was provided free to the inn by Tesla, and can be used at no cost by Smithton guests.
    Test drivers charged by Tesla

    Last Saturday afternoon I was sitting behind the wheel of a battery-driven Tesla Model S P85D, ready for a test drive. The car has 691 horsepower. It can go from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and cover...

    • Posted August 29, 2015
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    Dog Days of Summer: A Best Friend Party

    A Day for the Dogs The 7th annual Dog Days of Summer event was recently held at Ephrata’s Whistle Stop Plaza. Sponsored by the Ephrata Merchants Association, it showcased pets ‘strutting their stuff’ and in included the...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Eagles off to 7-5 start after two matches

    The high school golf season kicked off with a Section One/Section Two match Friday at Foxchase. And members of both host schools, Ephrata and Cocalico, made their marks on opening day. Ephrata’s Matt Kreider got his season...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Fair
    Volunteers needed for Ephrata Fair

    The Ephrata Fair is quickly approaching and now is the chance to volunteer and see what it’s all about. The Ephrata Fair volunteer meeting will be held Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ephrata Farmers Day...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Slip & Slide

    Akron’s Roland Park sledding hill saw what could have been its busiest day of the year on a hot August Sunday as about 2,500 people came to slip and slide down a pair of 300-foot-long soaking wet...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Downtown trees inspected

    Everyone knows taking a walk is good for your health. But a recent group-walk in Downtown Ephrata turned out to be a boost for the borough’s tree population as well.  Julianne Schieffer, a Penn State Extension urban...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Deck Crawl a ball!

    The inaugural  annual Ephrata Deck Crawl was a sold-out affair, according to Stephanie Messer Harley, an Ephrata Merchants Association member who helped coordinate the event held Aug. 8. Harley said she and her cochair, Erin Treese, are already...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • ER_ZIMMERMAN
    Hitting the ground running

    New state Rep. Zimmerman has weekly office hours in Ephrata Pennsylvania Rep. David Zimmerman feels comfortable taking the reins of the evolving 99th District. The 99th recently added Akron and lost Brecknock Township from its constituency base....

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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    Concerts by the Creek wraps for the summer

    The Concerts by the Creek summer music series wrapped its seventh season Tuesday night with a performance by The Underwater Sounds, a Philadelphia five-piece band that blends reggae, jazz and funk sounds. The crowd was a bit...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • PRINCIPALS
    EASD hires two principals

      But both have contractual obligations with other school districts   Ephrata schools will open next week with no open principal positions. However it’s not clear when the new employees will actually begin working in the district....

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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