• A trio of Boehringer's staff (from left to right): Kam Mueller, Amelia Kowalski, and Brooke Burkholder are ready for today’s 11 a.m. opening.
    It’s so cool! Boehringer’s brings back business

    Chris Schnader will make history this morning at the historic Boehringer’s Drive-In in Adamstown. “This is the first year we’ll have two openings,” said Schnader, whose family has operated the famous landmark ice cream shop and restaurant...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • From the Brickyard development, Ephrata resident April
Shirk shot this image of the double rainbow which formed after Tuesday evening' storm.
    Double rainbow brightens aftermath of powerful storm

      A quick-moving, powerful storm swept through Lancaster County last night, leaving its mark with downed trees and branches and leaving hundreds in the Ephrata area without power &tstr; although they were treated to a bright, rare...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Becky Summers
    Summers first woman to chair state organization

      This has been a whirlwind spring for Rebecca Summers, president of Lester R. Summers Inc. and partner in K & B Summers Inc. She not only was named chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Motor Trucking Association (PMTA),...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Painters at the cupola atop the Cloister Academy building
    History in the painting

      For nearly everyone, the familiar site of the Ephrata Cloister Academy building located along West Main Street is a symbol of the by-gone era of unique community. Few remember that as recently as the 1930s, that...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Major Winters memorial project still going strong

    The Winters Leadership Memorial Committee continues to embark on the latest phase of its goal to bring a monument and Veterans’ Plaza to Ephrata. A monument to honor Major Dick Winters of Ephrata served as the original...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Smoke clearing at Whistle Stop?

    Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen is determined to see things change at Whistle Stop Plaza. And, he has been using his own elbow grease to help make it happen. At Monday night’s meeting of Ephrata Borough Council, Mowen...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Myrtle Martin
    Myrtle Martin, one of Ephrata’s first female principals, dies

    Ephrata lost a pioneer in education on Monday, June 23, when Myrtle S. Martin died at age 93. An unusual woman for her time, she was not only a college graduate with advanced degrees, but she was...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Free fireworks will once again light up the night sky over Ephrata on July 4
    Full day of fun planned for the Fourth here

      Thanks to the Ephrata Recreation Center, Ephrata Church of the Brethren and a whole host of community organizations, there will once again be a full evening of fun planned in the Lincoln Heights area on Friday,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Photo by Preston Whitcraft
A water retention tube spans the outfield of War Memorial Field’s baseball diamond. The tube will help retain any water run-off during the construction phase of the War’s turf field project.
    Turf project begins at War Memorial

    The potential for delay in starting the artificial turf project at War Memorial Field was perhaps imminent. But work will begin this morning, according to Brian Troop, Ephrata Area School District superintendent. The construction plan received final...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Smile Mile
    Mural brightens up Linear Trail

    Shaun Hogarth believes smiles are infectious. “When someone smiles at you, you generally smile back and that makes you feel good,” said Hogarth, an Ephrata artist. That thought inspired Hogarth’s latest mural which he completed last week...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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