• While the plaza is usually buzzing with positive activities, concerns have been raised about  crowds which gather primarily to the right of the train station regularly.
    Merchants boil over loitering issue

      Why allow loiterers to cast a blight on the $1 million-plus decorative polish of Ephrata’s downtown welcome center plaza? That question was once again bluntly delivered to borough officials by downtown merchants during a Monday afternoon...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • ‘Summertime’ idol

    It’s summertime and the living just got a bit easier for Peggy Keller of Ephrata. Keller received the good news Tuesday morning that she is one of 30 finalists in the AARP Boomer Superstar contest, honored for...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Lots of fun for everyone this weekend in downtown Ephrata
    Downtown fun in the sun

      Bring the entire family for a weekend of summertime fun in Ephrata. The weekend will kick off with a Night at the Movies July 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Ephrata Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 East...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Dave and Joyce Bowers are shown in this 50th anniversary photo from December of 2012.
    Tragedy in Canada

      An Ephrata Township woman who died Sunday after her tour bus crashed in Canada is being remembered by her church community. Joyce Bowers, 70, was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ephrata,...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • A trio of Boehringer's staff (from left to right): Kam Mueller, Amelia Kowalski, and Brooke Burkholder are ready for today’s 11 a.m. opening.
    It’s so cool! Boehringer’s brings back business

    Chris Schnader will make history this morning at the historic Boehringer’s Drive-In in Adamstown. “This is the first year we’ll have two openings,” said Schnader, whose family has operated the famous landmark ice cream shop and restaurant...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • From the Brickyard development, Ephrata resident April
Shirk shot this image of the double rainbow which formed after Tuesday evening' storm.
    Double rainbow brightens aftermath of powerful storm

      A quick-moving, powerful storm swept through Lancaster County last night, leaving its mark with downed trees and branches and leaving hundreds in the Ephrata area without power &tstr; although they were treated to a bright, rare...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Becky Summers
    Summers first woman to chair state organization

      This has been a whirlwind spring for Rebecca Summers, president of Lester R. Summers Inc. and partner in K & B Summers Inc. She not only was named chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Motor Trucking Association (PMTA),...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Painters at the cupola atop the Cloister Academy building
    History in the painting

      For nearly everyone, the familiar site of the Ephrata Cloister Academy building located along West Main Street is a symbol of the by-gone era of unique community. Few remember that as recently as the 1930s, that...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Major Winters memorial project still going strong

    The Winters Leadership Memorial Committee continues to embark on the latest phase of its goal to bring a monument and Veterans’ Plaza to Ephrata. A monument to honor Major Dick Winters of Ephrata served as the original...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Smoke clearing at Whistle Stop?

    Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen is determined to see things change at Whistle Stop Plaza. And, he has been using his own elbow grease to help make it happen. At Monday night’s meeting of Ephrata Borough Council, Mowen...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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