• Annual Cocalico Iron Chef contest set for March 1

    The Cocalico Education Foundation will host the Ninth Annual Iron Chef Cocalico Culinary event on Sunday, March 1, at Cocalico High School from 1 to 5 p.m. This unique event incorporates food, entertainment, and award-winning artwork to...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • The separate entrance to the Beer Cafe at Weis.
    Café delay

    Beer sales stalled at Weis as beer distributors association cites law that prohibits the sale of beer and gasoline on same site by PATRICK BURNS Ephrata Borough’s approval in August of a liquor-license transfer seemingly paved the way for Weis...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • The new sign went up last week
    A little off the ‘Top’

      The new sign went up last week After 13 years, Jon Speros simply knew he needed to make a change. Scuttlebutt around Ephrata started Sunday, Jan. 18, when the familiar sign for his restaurant, which used...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • The Beer Cafe at Weis's Lititz store
    ‘Brew-aucracy’ Weis still waiting to sell beer

    Weis’ Beer Cafe Still Fermenting in Ephrata Ephrata-area beer distributors and bar owners were expecting the first competitive Super Bowl Sunday. But that won’t happen. The monopoly those merchants hold — due to antiquated Pennsylvania beer sales laws...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Taco Bell light
    ‘Taco the town’ Taco Bell plans submitted

    It’s official: Taco Bell plans submitted to Ephrata Township. Developer Richard Stauffer confirmed the long-running rumor Tuesday night by presenting a plan to build a Taco Bell before the Ephrata Township Planning Commission. Stauffer, who owns property...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • FB Page Crash
    Serious crash injures 2013 Ephrata HS grad

    Police suspect speed may have factored into the serious crash – involving a 2013 Ephrata High School graduate – along a sharp curve in Earl Township (Crash photos by Kirk Neidermyer). A 2013 Ephrata High School graduate...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Ephrata resident Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped,  was the first to take part in the food truck experiment Tuesday. Despite a constant drizzle and some snow flurries, her dessert truck attracted lines of library patrons and loyal customers who track her travels on Facebook.
    Food trucks ‘booked’

    Library begins new fundraising endeavor; furloughed workers return The Ephrata Public Library staff is again at full strength. Library director Penny Talbert on Monday welcomed back 10 of 11 employees furloughed in November due to a budget...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • prison
    Former honor student jailed for suspected heroin dealing

    Ephrata Police reported that Darion Alston, 20, of Ephrata, was arrested  for suspected drug dealing Friday after a traffic stop  at 2 p.m. on the 800 block of East Main Street. Alston, who made the Ephrata High School...

    • Posted January 18, 2015
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    Black Forest taps ‘Shamrocks’ event

    Black Forest tap competition will benefit ‘Shamrocks’ event Fancy yourself a brew master? Enjoy dabbling in the dark art of fermentation? If you think your malt has what it takes, enter Black Forest Brewery’s inaugural Sixth Tap...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Black Forest tap competition will benefit ‘Shamrocks’ event

    Fancy yourself a brew master? Enjoy dabbling in the dark art of fermentation? If you think your malt has what it takes, enter Black Forest Brewery’s inaugural Sixth Tap Competition. The competition kicks off Jan. 26. “The...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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