• Borough stormwater project underway

    Workers will check and repair new storm sewer pipes, catch basins and manholes where required; replace some existing water service lines and   existing curb and sidewalk. Completion is expected by mid September. A portion of Ephrata Borough’s...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area Tuesday night. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Tradition, patriotism shine on a picture-perfect Fourth

    Starting with a just-graduated Ephrata teen winning the 40th Firecracker Five-Mile Run and concluding with a night full of activities and free fireworks, it was truly a picturesque hometown Fourth of July. Indeed, 2017 graduate Zach Lefever...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Being prepared: Chief Harvey talks event planning at council meeting

    Ephrata Police Chief William “Bill” Harvey often refers to “the Bubba factor” when discussing how to plan a public event. No matter how meticulously planned, any type of event can go awry, and that’s why local police...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Nate Reiff takes a look as some of the early grown-under-plastic sweet corn he expects to be selling at Reiff’s Farm Market by the Fourth of July. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Sweet corn is a deep-rooted local tradition

    Early sweet corn has been trickling into Lancaster County from growers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but the county’s official start of the local sweet corn season was July 4. Nate Reiff, a partner with his brother, Ed,...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Shown is the Thank You letter and personalized cap pins.
    Ephrata Legion learns about one of its own

    The Ephrata American Legion Post 429 organization recently sent this letter of “Thank You” and personalized cap pins to the survivors of the World War II USS Indianapolis crew, in time for their annual reunion in July....

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Carl Tobias, conductor emeritus of the Ephrata Concert Band, will direct the band for a patriotic July 2 concert in Grater Park.
    Patriotic concert kicks it all off Sunday

    Carl Tobias, conductor emeritus of the Ephrata Concert Band, will step onto the bandshell at the foot of Cocalico Street in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park to direct the band’s July 2 concert. The 7:15 p.m. concert, two...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • Township zoning board to consider exemption for car service business

    The Ephrata Township Zoning board recently tabled discussion on a request for an exemption to establish an auto repair shop and towing facility at 471 N. Reading Road. Township manager and zoning officer Steven Sawyer informed the...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • With donations of more than $15,000, a free fireworks show will once again light up the skies of Ephrata on July 4.
    40th Firecracker, free fireworks, family fun set for the 4th

    If you’re planning a hometown Fourth of July, there will be no shortage of fun activities available right here in Ephrata when next Tuesday rolls around. It all starts with the 40th edition of the wildly-popular Firecracker...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • The Green Dragon owners (left to right) Bill Rohrbach, Sandy Rohrbach, John Rohrbach, Sally Bushong and Rob Rohrbach.
    Green Dragon celebrates milestone

    It may have started out as a garage and a repair shop, but the Green Dragon has become one of the largest farmer’s markets on the East Coast. And that famous market is celebrating its 85th anniversary...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • Ephrata Area School District OKs 2.5 percent tax hike with a 5-4 vote

    Ephrata Area School District residents will see their school property taxes increase slightly more than a half mill this year, or .51 mill, increasing millage from 20.45 to 20.96, after the 2017-18 district budget received final approval...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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