• A peregrine falcon bears down on this eagle carrying a fish it just caught. The eagle can't match the speed of the peregrine but somehow managed to escape with its catch.
    Falcons vs. Eagles

      This adult bald eagle didn’t know what happened… at first. After some chirps it came out of a tree behind the parking lot at Conowingo Dam, glided out over the pool at the base of the...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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    Library Support overdue?

     **This story is corrected to reflect the correct Ephrata Borough’s total cost of the skatepark as $220,000. That cost is totally unrelated to the funds the borough gives to Ephrata Public Library.    Social media lit up...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • This year, the Ephrata High School Marching Unit field show theme featured a Wizard of Oz/Mean Girls twist
    Marching in a new direction

    There was a time in the not too distant past when much of the focus of local high school marching band units was preparing for competitions with other bands. And in particular, there was a time when...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • ER Ephrata Library Story Nov. 13 2014
    Ephrata library announces cuts to programs, hours, staff

    It’s no fairy tale; toddler story time will vanish Nov. 17 at the Ephrata Public Library. Aslo gone beginning Monday is the Lego Builder’s Club, Ephrata Writers Group, Inspirational Movie Night, and at least 11 part-time workers....

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Boro proposes no tax hike; possible cut to electric rate

    If a draft budget presented to Ephrata Borough Council makes its way through its seven committees unscathed, it will mean no tax increase for borough residents. It could also mean a reduction in electric rates for borough...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • It was a full house at the Ephrata VFW Post 3376 the evening of Nov. 1 as the band played on.
    Ephrata VFW bucks national trend, attracts younger members

    Across the nation, some Veterans of Foreign War Posts are closing up shop as memberships and funds keep dropping. But at the Ephrata VFW, the officers and members are pushing forward and welcoming new – and younger...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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    Wolf wins; local Dems pack it in

    Local Democratic candidates correctly sensed a voter backlash on Gov. Tom Corbett. The party perceived a vulnerability in the state House and Senate and possibly even an opportunity to derail Congressman Joe Pitts’ bid to return to...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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  • Cocalico Catholic graphic
    Cocalico-Lancaster Catholic

    Eagles, Crusaders to meet with a lot on the line The last two years, Cocalico and Lancaster Catholic have ended each other’s season. The Crusaders knocked off the Eagles two years ago in the District quarterfinals and...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    CRICKETS on a CORNER

    I was intrigued the other day to hear crickets  chirping loudly at around 2:30 p.m. near the Lincoln Avenue-Main Street intersection in Ephrata. My research uncovered little to explain the autumn afternoon cricket-cacophony near Downtown Ephrata. However,...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Crane
    Skatepark takes shape

    Workers on Tuesday rolled out the precast pieces that will create the Ephrata Skate Park next to the Ephrata Public Library. A crane placed the precast elements at about 7:30 from three flatbed truck and workers from...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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