• Forbidden Art now at Ephrata Library

    In 1943, a group of prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp decided to document what was happening in Buchenwald so the world would someday know. The secret group called themselves the “International Camp Committee,” and they compiled...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Girl Scout camp to open at limited capacity

    Camp Furnace Hills, a camp for Girl Scouts since 1947, will remain open, although in a limited capacity, according to the Girl Scout Council that administers programs for Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. On Feb....

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Purple Heart returned

    Brian Travis’ determination helped return a lost Purple Heart bestowed on a hero who died during the Battle of Normandy in World War II. Travis, who stumbled upon the Purple Heart at a Goodwill Store in April,...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • EASD students return

    Though many not yet compliant with new vaccination rules Ephrata Area School District students began school Monday, Aug. 28 — a day earlier than last year. Something else arrived earlier this year for students: new vaccination rules....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Township working on ordinances for pollution, building height limits

    Grass clippings and fallen tree branches can be more than just green waste; they can also contribute to pollution by finding their way into municipal storm sewers, according to the Ephrata Township Supervisors at a recent meeting....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • dori the dog
    Dori takes the crown

    Lancaster County has had its share of star athletes over the years. There was Wally Walker, of Penn Manor, who played for years in the NBA. And Tom Herr, from Hempfield, who played Major League Baseball with...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Help for Harvey

    Locals join national effort to aid hurricane victims The heartbreaking media images of thousands of flooded out residents in Texas continued to multiply since Harvey hit late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane Rebecca Gallagher, who lived...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Drug issues discussed at Akron Council meeting

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell and Mayor John McBeth both spoke at length about the town’s drug issues at August’s regular borough council meeting. McBeth, in his monthly report to council, first thanked everybody who helped make...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • East Cocalico gives UGI conditional OK for development

    UGI Utilities plans to construct a new corporate headquarters in East Cocalico Township, with ground-breaking a few weeks away. The 98,000-square-foot structure, estimated to cost more than $20 million, will be built on a 32.7 acres of...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Schools open here Monday

    Ready or not, school buses will once again appear on area roads beginning Monday, Aug. 28. Students in both the Ephrata and Cocalico school districts will resume classes with four full days next week followed by vacation...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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