• EASD passes preliminary budget

    The budget, scheduled to be finalized in June, includes a 2.3% tax hike The Ephrata Area School approved a preliminary budget that includes a 2.3% increase in the 2019-20 spending plan. The school board on Monday voted...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Hillcrest Swim Club stays afloat for another season

    Half a century ago, a group of civic-minded Akronites banded together to form the Hillcrest Swim Club. They pooled their resources, built a swimming pool, a baby pool and poolhouse on 337 Pool Road, on a two-acre...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Ephrata Area Social Services instituting new policy

    Constantly worrying about how the bills are going to get paid is tough. Receiving money from a non-profit agency helps for awhile, but it’s not something anybody wants to do forever. Now, the Ephrata Area Social Services...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza starts May 18

    Mainspring of Ephrata will be hosting the Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza on the third Saturday of each month from May through October from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Plaza, located along Main...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Mainspring debuts new ‘Live…On The Plaza’

    Mainspring of Ephrata will begin two new series this month — Brown Bag Lunch Days and Exercise in the Plaza — as part of a new Live…On The Plaza series of programs. All programs are open to...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Beep beep!

    30th annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy coming through town The 30th annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy is revving up for another record-breaking event as it aims to raise $550,000. The Truck Convoy is annually the longest truck...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Council considers diesel generator to cut electric costs

    Two borough residents urged council to pump the breaks on a plan to significantly cut peak electricity usage costs by adding a diesel generator and diesel fuel storage tank. The residents spoke at the Ephrata Borough Council...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Woods Leads Oxford School District to National Prominence

    By Alice Hummer  Imagine a secondary school where students earn both a diploma and a college associate’s degree while attending a four year public high school. David A. Woods, a 1987 Cocalico High School graduate, recently made that dream...

    • Posted May 3, 2019
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  • EAEF to host 2nd annual Backyard Throwdown

    The Ephrata Area Education Foundation (EAEF) will host the 2nd annual Backyard Throwdown on Saturday, May 4, at the Ephrata Elks Lodge. The event will begin at noon with a smoked meat competition, featuring six local competitors:...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Rail Trail is formally dedicated

    A legitimate question 20 years ago could have asked northern Lancaster County citizens what was a better spending choice of their tax dollars A) Having their potholes fixed, or B) Repurposing a 7.2-mile stretch of abandoned railroad...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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