• Skye, a rare blue merle grand-champion border collie from Rothsville, will compete at the Westminster Dog Show in New York City held Mon. and Tues., Feb. 13 and 14.
    Skye’s the limit!

    Skye, a rare blue merle grand-champion border collie from Rothsville, will compete at the Westminster Dog Show in New York City held Mon. and Tues., Feb. 13 and 14. Owner, trainer, and handler Karen J. Mull and...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Elva Stauffer is shown with her son, Ron, (left) in the Cloister Restaurant’s compact kitchen.
    45 years and counting at the Cloister Restaurant

    At 90, Elva Stauffer shows no signs of slowing down For decades, local eateries like the Ephrata’s Cloister Restaurant were a go-to spot for families seeking a night out, a respite from cooking at home, and —...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Shelley Shellenberger makes knitted caps on a circular loom. Photo by Dan Marschka
    Retired pastor, 94, makes hundreds of caps for needy in Eastern Europe

    Shelley Shellenberger sits in a chair by the window in his Landis Homes apartment, wrapping strands of yarn around the pegs of a Knifty Knitter loom. After he has wrapped enough yarn and used a hook to...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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    Wellspan wants boro name on $3M grant

    Borough officials say municipality would bear no legal or financial liability for grant to help fund $10 million expansion of WECH’s cancer treatment center. Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital is seeking a grant to help fund a possible...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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    Carol keeps it Cool and publishes first book

    Ephrata motivational speaker Carol Cool has added a new act to her life — author. Cool recently published her first book Finding Balance in the Circus of Life. Based on her popular retreat of the same name,...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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    Familiar ‘wise’ crack

    The end of January is the prime time for Pennsylvania’s Great Horned Owls to be seen in local nesting sites. Ephrata’s Grater Community Park once again plays host to a large raptor pair. Photographed Monday, this owl...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Mim Moore of Luther Acres turned 110 on Jan. 28.
    Mim’s the word

    Moore, county’s oldest resident, celebrates her 110th birthday By Laura Knowles Miriam “Mim” Moore had tears in her eyes when Chaplain Tony Tilford read a birthday poem to one of his favorite people. “Her heart still dances...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Presenting the certificate to the Miser’s Investment Club president Larry Loose(seated, second from left) is Bruce Kennedy (kneeling, left) from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Investment Clubs. Other members of the investment club include (front row, left to right) Steve Graybill, Arthur Graybill and Kenneth Loeffler; (second row, l-r) Joel Callihan, Dennis Ward, Albert Blough, Doug Mackley, William Funk, Matt Smith; (back row, l-r) Tom Andersen, Mike Hoffman, John Bright Jr., Scott Cover, Phil Fassnacht, Richard Cummings, John McBeth, Mike Gerhart and Tony Kilkuskie. Members missing are Craig Ebersole, Constantinos Scaros, Tom Stradling and Dennis Stuckey.
    Misers Investment Club celebrates 60 years

      Misers Investment Club celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. A representative of the National Association of Investors Corp. honored the club for its longevity in December. The Misers Investment Club’s first meeting was held March 1,...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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    ‘You Are Not Alone’

    There is a newly-formed support group open to anyone struggling with a loss due to substance abuse. Two local mothers have started a group that meets on the first Monday of every month at the Ephrata Public...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Rod and Sarah Martin’s adopted daughter, Linda, holding a baby.
    Ephrata non-profit doing good things in Guatemala

      There are two things that you may have trouble finding. One is on a map, the other is in your back yard in Ephrata. The first is the country of Guatemala. (Hint: It’s right below Mexico)...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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