• Life-changing donations

    Julie Sawyer’s unselfish decision to donate a kidney to a stranger as part of an innovative program sparked a positive chain of events that also helped save her husband’s life. Worsening kidney disease left Michael Sawyer with...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Just Be‘Claus’

    Arrives to adoring crowd on Black Friday at Ephrata downtown Christmas celebration The delighted, excited, loud and cheerful cheers of hundreds of children seeing the man in the red suit Friday evening in Ephrata proved, once again,...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Town tree rooted in the love of a little girl

    Little Samantha’s eyes lit up when she saw the Christmas tree in her foster parents’ Ephrata house. That was back in 1990 and the four-month-old little girl was living with Phil Eisemann and his wife at their...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival this Friday

    Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of young and old alike. With the celebration set for...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Ephrata Twp. supervisors debate Sheetz liquor license

    The Sheetz store at 891 E. Main St. in Ephrata Township is applying for a liquor license to sell beer for on premises consumption and wine to go at the store. Since no Ephrata Township license was...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Akron seeks 30% property tax hike

    Akron borough council on Monday took the first step in raising the real estate millage rate from 2.32 mills to 3 mills. Council voted to advertise an ordinance that would raise an extra $180,000 for the borough’s...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Electricity sparks council discussion

    The Borough of Ephrata has provided electric power through the community for several years, enabling the borough to hold down costs for residents, but possible new regulations by way of two state House of Representatives bills may...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Griddle me this

    What new crepe and coffee shop is coming to downtown Ephrata? Griddle & Grind Cafe, a new eatery in downtown Ephrata, will feature crepes and gourmet coffee starting this week. “We are really hoping to open the...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • EDO Christmas Committe pictured (left to right) Linda Martin, David Boland, Kelly Withum and Lee Jacoby.
    Guess who’s coming to town?

    Gala Santa arrival, tree lighting set for Nov. 23 Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • On the Road special edition: Culpeper, Va.

      Not so literally I stumbled upon the beer scene in Culpeper, Va., while making a trek toward the Shenandoah Mountains recently. I didn’t stop here to find beer. I simply wanted to crash for the night...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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