• Preliminary plans approved on 16-acre development

    Ephrata Twp. supervisors move forward on Ephrata Crossing development across from Giant on Main Street The Ephrata Crossing preliminary development plan, a construction that includes a three-story hotel, was approved by Ephrata Township supervisors Tuesday. The proposed...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • iPads bring 18th-century Cloister into 21st century

    Beginning on Sunday, March 10, visitors touring the Ephrata Cloister will be able to view scenes from the historic site’s past as well as images of upper story rooms that are all but inaccessible to the public....

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Countians age 55+ sought for Senior Games

      Registration for the 31st annual Senior Games will begin on March 6. This year’s event will run May 6 through 10 at Spooky Nook Sports, and is open to Lancaster County residents age 55-plus. Along with...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Retreat Behavioral Health and Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce to Host Wellness Wednesday Workshop

    Experts to discuss how to remove the stigma from addiction and recovery  Retreat Behavioral Health is proud to partner with the Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce for an event focused on fighting the stigma of addiction....

    • Posted March 5, 2019
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  • Sons Provost Marshall David Stewart (left) and Sons Commander John Bray. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Sons of Amvets seeks new members

    The local squadron of the Sons of Amvets is looking for some good men to fill in the ranks and help in their mission of serving veterans and the local community. Based at the local Amvets post...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Michael Palm, with his girlfriend, Lainey.
    It was THON-tastic

          ‘We have been blessed’ Michael Palm and Crystal Bryan-Muñoz’s have gone from ‘patients to participants’ at THON, Penn State University’s enormous philanthropy dedicated to childhood cancer research and enhancing the lives of families and...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Hauler says tariffs impacting recycling

    Borough will discuss request to pay tipping fees for materials Federal trade tariffs imposed on China several months ago may be resulting in recycling changes for communities across the country. At Ephrata Borough’s recent council meeting on...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Mary Keener, of Fairmount Homes in Ephrata, recently celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 25. Photo by Emily Jacoby
    Keener celebrates centennial and a lifetime of helping others

        Fairmount Homes resident Mary Keener celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, Feb. 25, and she continues to spend her time doing what she does best — helping others. Achieving a centennial birthday is a feat...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Akron Borough looks to keep clean water out of sanitary sewers

    Heavy rains last fall dumped thousands of gallons of surface water into Akron’s sanitary sewer system. Rainwater and groundwater from saturated soils are considered clean water, which should drain into the Cocalico Creek. Clean water that enters...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Something fishy’s going on in these classrooms!

    Classrooms offer a variety of learning opportunities. In addition to learning from books or computers, students may also have an opportunity for hands-on learning experiences. Trout in the Classroom is one of those hands-on experiences. Participating classrooms...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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