• Steve Landis of Lititz speaks at a panel discussion on the Smithsonian-curated exhibit on the question of human origins Saturday at the Ephrata Public Library.
    We’re only human

    After months of anticipation, the Smithsonian-curated exhibit on the question of human origins opened on Saturday at the Ephrata Public Library. The exhibit, “What does it mean to be human?”  uses a series of panels, monitors, films,...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    Trail Tales

    Residents react to graffiti and reported disrespectful behavior on Rail Trail The subject of vandalism and disruptive behavior on the Ephrata Rail Trail  became a sore subject this week among many residents. The issue took wings on...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    Water that works

    “We turned the whole water system around, but people don’t really know it. Our water is pristine.” Jeff Iezzi, water quality specialist at the Ephrata Area Joint Authority Jeff Iezzi is puzzled when he sees people in the...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    Mac is Back

    Rebuilt McDonald’s  to open Sept. 3 at Cloister Shopping Center by PATRICK BURNS Following much anticipation, a rebuilt, two-story McDonald’s in the Cloister Shopping Center is expected to open Sept. 3. Franchisee Kristen Fraser, who operates four...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • The Velairs were the hottest band in Ephrata in the mid-60s--and now they're back!
    Velaires are back for high school reunion

    The Beatles. Elvis. The Rolling Stones. The Velaires. Back in the 1960s, they knew how to make the girls swoon with their rockin’ sound and steamy love songs. Just in case you’re wondering about The Velaires, they...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • The underpass on the Rail Trail in Ephrata.
    Happy Trails

    Ephrata Township supervisors got an upbeat update on the rail trail at their Tuesday night meeting. The board heard an update about work on a portion of the linear rail trail that ends at the Akron border....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • A grainy image of the suspected bank robber at ENB in Ephrata.
    Second ENB Bank Robbery in 4 Months

    Police continue to search for a man who pulled off a daring mid-day bank robbery in downtown Ephrata last Thursday. The man entered a small walk-up area at the Ephrata National Bank branch drive-thru at 42 E....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Elvis was the star of the show during Family Fun Night in Ephrata
    Elvis sighting in Ephrata

    There was an Elvis sighting in Ephrata Friday evening. Hundreds of witnesses confirmed that “The King” was seen gyrating his hips, kissing fans and singing hits like “Viva, Las Vegas!” and “Love Me Tender.” A few fans...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • An interior view of the new pet food distribution center in Cocalico.
    Pet Food Experts opens distribution center in East Cocalico

    Four years ago, the owner of Pet Food Experts thought he could grow his largely regional business by leasing warehouse space in Lancaster County. Last month, President and CEO Michael Baker gave the Rhode Island company permanent...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Former Ephrata art teacher Richard Huck in his job as “the Good Humor Man” this past week at the Women’s U.S. Open in Lancaster.
    He’s the Ice Cream Man

    If you were fortunate enough to attend the Women’s U.S. Open held at Lancaster Country Club this past week, you probably noticed the classic Good Humor ice cream truck perched under a shade tree off the 10th...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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