• New bike park already a hub of activity

    The dream of two mountain bike enthusiasts became a reality last Saturday in the form of the Heatherwood Bike Park. Eric Willetts and Collin Zucchi, both Ephrata High School sophomores, had imagined the idea of an official...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Group petitions council to create dog park

    At a recent Community Service Committee meeting, local women Joanne Ressler, Brenda Perrotti, and Rachel Irby spoke with Ephrata Borough Council members about the possibility of a dog park in Ephrata. The women circulated a petition to...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Band showcase wows at War Memorial

    The annual Ephrata High School Marching Unit Showcase of Bands kicked off at Ephrata War Memorial Field at 5 p.m. Oct. 19. Students from as far away as Wissahickon and Pottstown High Schools joined local bands from...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Secret visitor gives Akron Borough $150,000 check

     Wrote ‘truck’ on memo line after asking manager what was needed The big news at the Oct. 14 Akron council meeting was the story of the man who walked into borough hall the week before and offered...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Crowd gathers for candidates’ forum

    A crowd of nearly 50 attended a local candidate’s forum last Thursday evening at the Ephrata Public Library’s Community Commons building, allowing voters a chance to become familiar with those running for several local municipal and school...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Pool attendance up; memberships down

    Jim Summers, director of the Ephrata Recreation Association provided a recap of the 2019 pool season at the Oct. 14 Ephrata Borough Council meeting. “We had a good year at the pool,” Summers said, adding that overall...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Local drivers conflicted about zipper merging

    Dear Lancaster County: You can’t handle the zipper merge. You get angry. You cut people off. You block other drivers. Sometimes you even crash. Your inability to grasp a seemingly simple traffic pattern — designed to safely...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Mountain bike park opens Saturday

    Collaborative effort between Mainspring of Ephrata and the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association opens the first bike park of its kind in Pa. Opportunities for recreation in the borough were topmost at the Ephrata Borough Council meeting...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Creek restoration, rec development proposed in Ephrata Township

    Last month, state officials joined representatives from Ephrata Township for a tour of a possible recreation site along the Cocalico Creek within the Autumn Hills development in Ephrata Township. Ephrata Township had recently acquired 16 acres along...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata student named to all-national orchestra

    Jamie Chon, an Ephrata High School senior, has been selected as a member of the 2019 National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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