• Akron seeks 30% property tax hike

    Akron borough council on Monday took the first step in raising the real estate millage rate from 2.32 mills to 3 mills. Council voted to advertise an ordinance that would raise an extra $180,000 for the borough’s...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Electricity sparks council discussion

    The Borough of Ephrata has provided electric power through the community for several years, enabling the borough to hold down costs for residents, but possible new regulations by way of two state House of Representatives bills may...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Griddle me this

    What new crepe and coffee shop is coming to downtown Ephrata? Griddle & Grind Cafe, a new eatery in downtown Ephrata, will feature crepes and gourmet coffee starting this week. “We are really hoping to open the...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • EDO Christmas Committe pictured (left to right) Linda Martin, David Boland, Kelly Withum and Lee Jacoby.
    Guess who’s coming to town?

    Gala Santa arrival, tree lighting set for Nov. 23 Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • On the Road special edition: Culpeper, Va.

      Not so literally I stumbled upon the beer scene in Culpeper, Va., while making a trek toward the Shenandoah Mountains recently. I didn’t stop here to find beer. I simply wanted to crash for the night...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Smucker tops King and takes 11th Congressional race

      Democrat Jess King’s year-long Congressional campaign received universal praise as tightly organized and focused along the way. While her failed bid to unseat GOP Lloyd Smucker played out Tuesday in a nearly 25,000 vote loss (among...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • The Winters Memorial luminaries, each represent a donation made to date toward the Veterans Plaza / Winters Leadership Memorial project, will honor the nearly 850,000 men and women who have given their lives in combat since the Revolutionary War. Review file photo
    Ephrata’s 5th Annual Luminary Tribute set for Nov. 10

    Continuing a tradition begun on Veterans Day 2014, The Winters Leadership Memorial Committee will host a moving luminary tribute to those who died in combat while serving our country on Saturday, Nov. 10. Approximately 400 luminaries will...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Remembering Ephrata’s fallen

    Anna Kemper was a young woman who volunteered to be a U.S. Army nurse shortly after the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917. She began her service on Aug. 15, 1917, and died at...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • This year’s Toyland was built from scratch, then assembled Nov. 3 at the Whistlestop Plaza. Photo by Dick Wanner
    It’s beginning to look a lot like…

    Volunteers transform Whistlestop Plaza into holiday Toyland When Sue Burkholder offered to turn Ephrata’s Whistlestop Plaza into a holiday season Toyland, she figured she’d have two good arms to work with. Then she fell and injured her...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Santa is ready to come to town once again, Nov. 23.
    Santa arrives in just two weeks!

    Members of the Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) and the community are once again combining forces to prepare for the lighting of the town Christmas tree in front of Ephrata National Bank and the arrival of Santa Claus...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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