• What originally began as a breakfast club blossomed into a group of 50 seniors who walk each Monday at different locations in Lancaster, such as trails, campuses and school grounds.
    Walking for life: Ephrata’s Early Bird Walkers Club celebrates 25 years

    It’s not an easy feat to wake up at dawn and go for a walk, especially in inclement weather. But there’s a group of seniors that do just that every Monday. They are the Early Bird Walkers...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • PennDOT to fix Ephrata’s jam

    Planned ‘Diverging Diamond Interchange’ at Route 322/222 interchange to add five traffic signals between the current lights at Walmart and Hahnstown Road By Patrick Burns Oblivious to the  40 yards behind her, the driver of a late-model...

    • Posted December 5, 2017
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  • Christmas in Ephrata
    Holly Jolly Ephrata

    Santa’s sleigh arrived safely on top of the Ephrata National Bank building Friday night in downtown Ephrata as a large crowd gathered for Christmas in Ephrata. Christmas caroling with musical accompaniment added to the excitement. Santa later...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Akron Borough Council proposes 10 percent property tax increase

    Taxes are going up in Akron Borough. The owner of an average Akron Borough property with a 2018 tax assessment of $150,000 will pay an additional $40 in property taxes when he or she pays that bill...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Tracy Blunt will take over as the new principal at Clay Elementary School on Jan. 3, 2018. She replaces Joy Darkes, who is retiring
    Ephrata teachers ratify four-year contract

    Average wage hike of 3.25 percent per year The Ephrata Area School Board has approved a four-year contract agreement with the Ephrata Area Education Association. Instructors will see an average wage hike of 3.25 percent per year,...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • ‘Returning the Favor’ to Carol Stark

    After making dreams come true for so many kids, Carol Stark got a dream of her own granted last night. Stark has been donating her time and talents to help children in need for most of her...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Lights, music, balers You don’t need to be in the market for a tractor to visit Messick’s Farm Equipment in Elizabethtown. All that’s needed is a quest to find the Christmas spirit. For the second year in a row, Messick’s is offering its Christmas Light Show — a dazzling display of dancing lights choreographed to holiday music.
    5th Annual Messick’s Light Show!

    Opens December 1st in Elizabethtown to Raise Money for Local Charities ELIZABETHTOWN, Pennsylvania — Messick Farm Equipment is excited to announce the kick off of its spectacularly animated 2017 Christmas Light Show in Elizabethtown PA. This year’s...

    • Posted November 28, 2017
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  • Red Friday

    There likely will be no snow to welcome Santa’s sleigh to the top of the Ephrata National Bank building Friday night, but otherwise the forecast appears almost ideal for one of downtown’s highlight events of the year....

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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  • Talkin’ Turkey

    If you are going to prepare a fresh turkey for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday and you didn’t raise it yourself, there is an excellent chance that you will be cooking one raised locally. A number of...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Hope for the Hills: ExtraOrdinary Give donations will be invested in Camp Furnace Hills

      Camp Furnace Hills has gotten a reprieve, with the Council of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) deciding to retain 50 acres of the original camp for Girl Scouting programs, instead of the 10...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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