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    Deck Crawl a ball!

    The inaugural  annual Ephrata Deck Crawl was a sold-out affair, according to Stephanie Messer Harley, an Ephrata Merchants Association member who helped coordinate the event held Aug. 8. Harley said she and her cochair, Erin Treese, are already...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • State Rep. David Zimmerman
    Hitting the ground running

    New state Rep. Zimmerman has weekly office hours in Ephrata Pennsylvania Rep. David Zimmerman feels comfortable taking the reins of the evolving 99th District. The 99th recently added Akron and lost Brecknock Township from its constituency base....

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • ZZZZ 5 REVIEW
    Concerts by the Creek wraps for the summer

    The Concerts by the Creek summer music series wrapped its seventh season Tuesday night with a performance by The Underwater Sounds, a Philadelphia five-piece band that blends reggae, jazz and funk sounds. The crowd was a bit...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • PRINCIPALS
    EASD hires two principals

      But both have contractual obligations with other school districts   Ephrata schools will open next week with no open principal positions. However it’s not clear when the new employees will actually begin working in the district....

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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    Flying Jimmy Hickey

    Photo by Mike Shull Ephrata senior soccer goalie goes all out to deflect the ball over the cross-bar during pre-season practice Tuesday morning. Fall practices for all sports teams began this week as athletes get prepared for...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Goss gives instruction on the basics before instruments are brought out
    Ephrata Band Gets 2015 Season Underway

    The Ephrata High School marching unit officially kicked off the 2015 season with daylong band camp from July 30 through Aug. 6 under the direction of second-year director Steve Goss. The new field show will debut at...

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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    Trail is Really Going to Town

    The newly printed map of the nearly completed Ephrata Rail Trail on the Ephrata Borough offices is the culmination of what many thought couldn’t be done only a few years ago. But Ephrata Borough Manager Bob Thompson...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • Green Dragon Crop
    A Greener Green Dragon

    It’s been 11 months since Green Dragon co-owner Rob Rohrbach sullenly sifted through the ashes after flames tore through building No. 7 of the iconic farmers market and auction. But on Friday that unlucky portion of  the...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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    Update on 272 bridge work

    The bridge construction work on the Route 272 bridge above Route 322 could be finished soon, officials say. That’s the word from Mike Crochunis, PennDOT’s district press officer, who said “most of the physical work” on the...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns
    Supervisors on fence about trail issues

    LuAnne Mikos is not happy. Akron Borough’s newly completed portion of the Rail Trail ends at the edge of her property. Come spring, Ephrata Township will resume work on the next phase of the trail, which will...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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