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    EASD, Foundation partner to launch new P2P Academy

    The Ephrata Area School District and Ephrata Area Education Foundation announced it will launch the P2P Academy, a new component of the Parent to Parent (P2P) program, in May to help ensure children start school with skills...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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    Bridge repair project creates bumpy ride

    by Patrick Burns The long anticipated Route 272 detour that started 11 a.m. Monday will end in some 440 days. Yet it took only a few hours before concerned residents and community leaders soured on safety issues...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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    Charlie Fisher new boys hoop coach

    Ephrata hires Fisher as boys hoop coach Ephrata tapped into one of the most successful programs in the L-L League to find its new head boys basketball coach. Monday night at the monthly Ephrata school board meeting,...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Ephrata approves tentative teachers’ contract

      Salary increases average 2.8 percent per year by Patrick Burns “It’s a deal that sets a course for the future.” That’s how Ephrata School District Superintendent Brian Troop described a new three-year deal the school board...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    War Memorial bathroom project approved

    The Ephrata Area School Board on Monday approved the second part of the War Memorial Field upgrade project. It approved contract bids totaling $800,846 to upgrade the War Memorial bathroom building. The bids still require a surety...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Burned-out McDonald’s demolition begins

    Bill Brown, co-owner the burned-out McDonald’s in Ephrata today began the tear-down of the old restaurant at 140 N. Reading Road in the Cloister Shopping Center.    The new one is expected to open by mid-July, Justin Sipe,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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    Ephrata Police caution on new smoking rules

    Ephrata Police are reminding residents of a pair of new ordinances passed by Borough council aimed at curbing smoking in the downtown area and Ephrata public parks. Ephrata Borough Council at the end of the summer enacted...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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    Bridge replacement and Route 272 detour begin May 4

    Tricky traffic conditions on Route 272 in Ephrata are about to become more challenging. Work on PennDOT’s long-planned replacement of the 71-year-old bridge that carries Route 272 over Cocalico Creek will finally get underway May 4. The...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Pretzel Fest ticket holders will sample 13 different pretzel-themed creations on May 2. Tickets to Pretzel
Fest can be purchased in the train station in Lititz Springs Park, or online at lititzpretzelfest.com. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Pretzel Fest will feature 13 tasting stations

    The fourth annual Lititz Pretzel Fest is set for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lititz. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area, the event is unique in that it appeals to adults...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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    ‘Who’s going to call chicken first?’ (PLUS VIDEO)

    Council rebuffs suggestions to alleviate Akron’s lawsuit against the mayor by Patrick Burns Councilman Dan McCormac contained his frustration at Monday’s Akron Borough Council meeting. But just barely. “Who’s going to call chicken first?” McCormac asked. “At...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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