• Fred Esbenshade of Esbenshade’s Greenhouse in Brickerville with an early blooming lily and surrounded by more than 20,000 lilies growing for Easter. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Lancaster County Is back in bloom

    When’s Easter and Mother’s Day this year? What date do we plant the lilies, and start filling hanging baskets? Do we grow more pansies or petunias? It’s all about timing and the numbers for the Lancaster County...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Charles Adkins, of NexGen Utility Solutions checks the newly installed unit. The entire process takes about one minute. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Watt to expect…Electric meters being replaced in the borough

    “We recently pulled a meter that was from the 1940s. That’s a 70-year-old meter. It was still reading but there was no way it was near as accurate as the day it was installed.” — Brett McClain,...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Council supports proposed economic development merger

    Clarifies issues raised in Review letter Ephrata Borough Council voted unanimously to support a plan to merge four economic development organizations. Council approved a resolution recommended by the Development Activities Committee at its regular session Monday night....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Weist Memorial, built more than a century ago, is an example of more traditional church architecture. Photo by Missy Mortimer
    Time again for architectural pilgrimage

    Elaine Bowman and her friends at the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley are busy these days putting the final touches on the second Cocalico Valley Church Tour. As Bowman and the committee of volunteers organizers work...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • Crisis manager: Harvey’s experience, certifications prepare him for many scenarios

    Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey celebrated eight years at the helm of the police department back in February. And what many do not know is that Harvey, a highly trained and accomplished chief, is the go-to man...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • The EPAC Board of Directors from left to right are David Dierwechter, president; Lynne DeMers-Hunt, secretary; Steve Sellers, treasurer; Robin Payne, member at large; and Greta Laube, vice president.
    Transitional stage: New president looks to enhance and refresh EPAC image

    Coming off EPAC’s recent successful run of a sold-out production of “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” (the first such sell out run in recent history) the mood of the regional theatre’s board, staff, and volunteers is elated...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • Photo by Mike Shull
    Hangry Bird?

    Ace nature photographer Mike Shull said he was finally able to get an image of the new owlet up front in its home at Ephrata’s Grater Park. Shull said the adult owl temporarily departed the nest at...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • ‘High School Musical’

    Garden Spot High School, 669 E. Main St., New Holland, will present Disney’s “High School Musical” April 6, 7, and 8, at 7:30 p.m.; and April 8 and 9 at 2:30 p.m. All seats are reserved; the...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • OMPH Team Competes in Sea Perch Challenge

    Recently, five sixth grade students from Our Mother of Perpetual Help School traveled to Temple University to represent their class at the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. The entire OMPH sixth grade class worked to design, test, modify...

    • Posted March 31, 2017
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  • All four one: Ephrata’s plan seeks to unify economic groups

    Ephrata Borough hurdled a difficult obstacle Monday in its two-year pursuit to merge four economic development organizations. Three of the organizations — Downtown Ephrata Incorporated (DEI), the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce, and the Ephrata Alliance — have...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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