• Shown with the winning entries in the DEI/EHS kiosk project are (left to right) Thais Sanchez, Dylan Fritz, Freddie Gomez-Garcia, Nicholas Kitchen and Trevor Henley.
    DEI, EHS partner on kiosk project

    Downtown Ephrata Incorporated (DEI) has always been all about finding great opportunities for businesses within the central business district. However, a recent joint venture with Ephrata High School’s Desktop Publishing II class brought an opportunity for students...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Laura Brandt, technology manager for the Ephrata Public Library, demonstrated the library’s Zinio service recently for a small group of patrons. Zinio gives library users free online access to magazine. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Online magazine service free, looking for users

    Zinio is an online newsstand that boasts a selection of 6,000 magazines in 33 languages. Ephrata Public Library patrons can access Zinio through their computers or their handheld devices, but only about 30 of the 6,000 titles...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Amber and Gregg Stief enjoying a moment on the Legion dance floor recently.
    Couple dances to save puppies

    And a first-hand look at Legion ballroom lessons Like many couples, Gregg and Amber Stief of Ephrata managed to bring separate interests to their marriage. Gregg brought ballroom dancing into Amber’s life, while she introduced him to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Brielle Brock greets Justine with a big hug.
    So how about some Fresh Air?

    After their two oldest children went off on their own, Lora and Ron Brock, of Ephrata, found a way to bypass the empty nest; they added another chick. The Brocks are the parents of Brittany and Brandon,...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Elsa, the lost and found dog
    Elsa’s 13-day (mis)adventure

    “As she got a little closer, her tail started waging and Lisa knew that Elsa recognized her.” You may have noticed flyers posted around town seeking the public’s help in finding Elsa, a Havanese dog who took...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    Never lose hope: Vic’s Victory

    Vic’s Victory: As told by a life-long Ephrata resident In the decades that spawned the Vietnam War; Star Wars; lava lamps; Pac Man; Rubik Cubes and Swatch watches, Vic was among many doing things other than having...

    • Posted July 23, 2016
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    Black Devils remembered in film

    On July 13, at Ephrata Main Theatre’s screening of “Victory Remembered: Legacy of the Black Devils,” World War II veteran views the story he lived by Laurie Knowles In 1942, the United States and Canada joined to...

    • Posted July 21, 2016
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    Concerns over sidewalks at Wildflower Pond

    Clay Twp. won’t take or dedicate the roads until  Home Owners Association is in place. by Marylouise Sholly   Concerns about sidewalks, liabilities and responsibilities brought three residents of the Wildflower Pond development to the Clay Township Supervisors...

    • Posted July 21, 2016
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  • Carol Cesario meets musician Jon Bon Jovi at his restaurant in Toms River, New Jersey, on Saturday.
    Ephrata woman arranges meeting with Bon Jovi for mother with cancer

    By Jenelle Janci Rosie Skripkunis of Ephrata has fond memories of her mom and sister rocking out to Bon Jovi on drives to the Jersey shore. The three finally got to see Bon Jovi perform in Camden...

    • Posted July 21, 2016
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    Members seek  immediate change in  pool visitor policy

                “We have a level of expectation we hold ourselves to and we want to see that level of expectation held to everyone who visits.”      Steve Heffner  Ephrata Community Pool member...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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