• Walter Hackman from Schoeneck displays and discusses this unique baseball sign. Photo by Gary Klinger
    The grown-up ‘Show and Tell’

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley started the new year off with one of its most popular events, the annual “Show and Tell” program. Held each January, the program invites members to bring unique or meaningful...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Visions of green
    Shamrocks & Shenanigans returns to kick the winter blues

    Once in a blue moon, an event comes along that rocks a little town like Ephrata from its mid-winter blues. That event is Shamrocks & Shenanigans. The 3rd Annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans storms into Ephrata March 4,...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Father John McLoughlin, above, speaks during "Blue Mass," which  honors local first responders and recognizes those who lost their lives while serving communities across Pennsylvania. OMPH has held the service since 2009.
    God’s gift of friendship

    I really like being a Lutheran pastor. When I first considered going into the ordained ministry my pastor said to me, “Jeff, if you can do anything else you should do that.” He said that because in order to be a...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • The rail trail in Ephrata.
    Happy trails ahead for townships

    The Warwick to Ephrata Rails-to-Trails project was discussed at a recent Ephrata Township Supervisor’s meeting and the final connections are coming soon. The supervisors approved Wilson Consulting Group for engineering services regarding an abandoned railroad bridge over...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • The two-story, former Doneckers Restaurant building, most recently occupied by the Sugar Arts Institute is, 7,400 square feet and comes with a 26-space parking lot. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Former Doneckers Restaurant property is under contract

    The former Restaurant at Doneckers property, 333 N. State St., Ephrata, is under contract for sale. John Male, a businessman from Lititz who has family ties to Ephrata, is scheduled to make settlement on the property on...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Will Ephrata's juniors and seniors get the chance to enjoy Lily's and The Main Theater again this year for Post Prom?
    Ephrata Post Prom may be canceled

    After decades of providing a safe and entertaining destination for students after the prom has ended, the Ephrata Post Prom may be coming to end. With a rapid decline in community donations, Post Prom chair Betty Heydt...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • CHS HOBY Winner Zoe Smith and alternate Kathryn Voler pose for photo.
    Stellar Students

    Each  year  one  sophomore  at  Cocalico  High  School  is  nominated  to  attend  the  Hugh  O’Brien  Leadership  Conference  at Millersville University. This year’s nominee is Zoe Smith (left), daughter of Donna and Samuel Smith of Stevens. The alternate...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Associated Press Albert Boscov is shown in the cosmetics department of the Boscov’s department store in Reading.
    Albert R. Boscov, Retailer & Philanthropist, Remembered

    Albert Robert Boscov, of Reading, Pa., passed away on February 10, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family and the many well-wishes of his extended family of Boscov’s communities and employees. Albert was the beloved husband...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Fire & Ice
    Fire & Ice 2017

    • Posted February 10, 2017
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  • DEP regulations may result in call for Clay tax hike next year

    While the Clay Township Supervisors were able to pass the 2017 budget without any increase in taxes, that might not be the case next year due to a hefty increase in expenses associated with complying with new...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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