• Talkin’ Turkey

    If you are going to prepare a fresh turkey for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday and you didn’t raise it yourself, there is an excellent chance that you will be cooking one raised locally. A number of...

    • Posted November 21, 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.
    Hope for the Hills: ExtraOrdinary Give donations will be invested in Camp Furnace Hills

      Camp Furnace Hills has gotten a reprieve, with the Council of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) deciding to retain 50 acres of the original camp for Girl Scouting programs, instead of the 10...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • The huge tree appears to be floating in mid-air prior to being placed in its new downtown home for the next two months, in front of Ephrata National Bank headquarters.
    In the truest sense…a town tree

    A towering and beautifully-formed blue spruce, an Ephrata native, was placed Tuesday morning in front of the Ephrata National Bank, the same spot many of its predecessors have stood since 1923, the first year for a community...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • EHS Theater Department to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’

    The Ephrata High School Theater Department will be performing the classic story of Romeo and Juliet Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hammon Auditorium at Ephrata High School. Romeo and Juliet...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Ephrata Borough staying connected

    Borough joins the FTR auction market to hold down electricity prices The winter of 2014 was a cold and costly one for Ephrata Borough. Greatly increased energy demand in February 2014 — due to a Polar vortex...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Patriotic glow

    Ephrata’s Veterans Plaza and the Winters Memorial Trail were aglow with 400 luminaries Saturday night, each candle representing a donor brick that honors those who have served in the military. Scroll these photos too:      ...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • GOP dominates local elections

    By PATRICK BURNS   Local voter turnout varied on a chilly, wet Election Day, which featured few contested races and no national or gubernatorial appeal. The results were as expected as GOP candidates dominated all contested and...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • At the conclusion of last Wednesday’s performance of Sweeney Todd at the Ephrata playhouse, actor Preston Schreffler surprised the audience and his girlfriend, Abby Hoy, with an unscripted marriage proposal. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Marriage proposal takes center

    “Sweeney Todd,” despite the bloody gore, body parts, and its subtitle referring to the “Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” is a love story at its core. Preston Schreffler had his own tale of the heart to tell...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Looking for Ephrata PD’s blue light

      Local history intrigues Ethan Brubaker. He spends spare time poring over old documents and articles at his local library and the Historical Society. “I believe it’s vital in truly understanding and appreciating the evolution of society...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Guess who’s coming to town….soon!

    Christmas kickoff downtown just two weeks from Friday It was on a chilly December day in 1923 when a throng of Ephrata residents gathered in front of what was then the Good Hotel to light the town’s...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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