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    Bringing a little Christmas magic to children’s hospital

    Film producer Kevin Carvell will share a special presentation of the holiday family film “The Christmas Dragon” with patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. “Penn State Children’s Hospital and Child Life very much appreciate Kevin...

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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  • Boy Scout Troop 60 from Reamstown served as the color guard for the ninth annual Thank You Veterans dinner sponsored by Horizons of Northern Lancaster County
    Military vets honored at ninth annual Horizons banquet

    Veterans from all military branches were honored and thanked for their service at a banquet Saturday night at the Ephrata Business Center. Many of the 185 veterans brought guests for a total of 303 attendees at the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns. Workers excavating an area near the sinkhole, which took out the West Pine and Park Avenue intersection, stretched to 60 feet wide by 100 feet long.
    Home(less) for the holiday

    Displaced residents remain homeless two weeks after a giant sinkhole opened at the West Pine Street and Park Avenue intersection. Hope Roten, spokeswoman for the Red Cross Central Pennsylvania region, confirmed the organization helped with assistance for...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Taxing decisions ahead for council

    Some taxing times are ahead for members of Ephrata Borough Council as they consider the proposed municipal budget for 2017. In a presentation by Christine H. Moore, director of finance and administration, it was explained that expected...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • One of the largest crowds in recent memory descended upon downtown Ephrata last “Black Friday,” to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus. Photo by Dwight Palm
    ‘You better watch out…’

    The weather for Friday evening’s Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival should be “just right,” said Cindy Mellinger, co-chair of the Ephrata Christmas committee. “It should be in the high 40s,” she said. “We have added an...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Visitors to the Veterans Day Luminary Tribute Friday walk beneath the flag flown by an Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company ladder truck on the Winters Memorial Trail. Photo by Stan Hall
    Honoring the path to freedom

    On a near-perfect Veterans Day evening, the DEI Winters Leadership Memorial Committee once again hosted a luminary tribute to those who died in combat while serving the country. Approximately 800 luminaries were placed at the site of...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    Despair deepens for displaced residents

    A failed temporary septic pipe backed up sewage Sunday into two Park Avenue apartment units rented by residents displaced by last week’s sinkhole by Patrick Burns Jack Farnquist Jr. grew a fondness for the gardenia plant he’d...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • Ephrata Main Theater owners Steve and Karen Brown say they’re at a crossroads for the future of their iconic movie house. Photo by Patrick Burns
    The Main needs help

    Owner Steve Brown says ticket sales must increase by about 8,000 per year to remain open Ephrata Main Theater owner Steve Brown understands that movie studios these days would like to release straight-to-home movies and even run...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    It’s elementary when it comes to seasonal salutes

    On Pumpkin Day in  kindergarten at   Reamstown Elementary,  students   investigated properties of  the  pumpkin by measuring its height  and  circumference, and testing  whether it  floats.  They played   pumpkin  games,  ate pumpkin  treats, and  finally,  got to  paint ...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    WWII vets celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    It all began in 1940 when Norman Eckert met pretty, dark-eyed Fern Moyer on the porch of her sister’s house in Akron. Fern was playing “You Are My Sunshine” on a steel guitar. Norman didn’t quite realize...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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