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    Class of 2016 says goodbye at War Memorial Field

    Family and friends arrived in their Sunday best on a muggy evening to celebrate the 2016 graduating class of Ephrata High School held at War Memorial Stadium June 2. Standing by the chain link fence that circled...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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    New Route 272 bridge opened over Cocalico Creek

    Workers officially completed PennDOT’s $4.2 million bridge replacement project June 3 when the new Route 272 bridge over Cocalico Creek opened to two lanes of traffic. The temporary signals along the Old Mill Road detour remained in...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Riley Mull is the new ambassador for the March of Dimes.
    Brownstown boy March of Dimes Ambassador

    Riley Mull, a student at Diamond Street Early Childhood Center, is the March of Dimes Ambassador for Lancaster County. Riley was born nine weeks early on June 7, 2012, weighing just 2 pounds, 14 ounces. Riley’s prematurity...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Music, fun and food: Hospital Day in the Park

    Hear music, see a cooking demonstration, browse a health fair and eat great food at the 63rd annual Day in the Park. The Ephrata Community Health Foundation is sponsoring the event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m....

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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  • (Left to right) Craig Stedman, Lancaster County District Attorney, and emergency room doctors Michael Reihart, of LGH/Penn Medicine, and Dr. Christopher Echterling of Wellspan, discuss the drug addiction epidemic during a forum, at Ephrata High School. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Navigating the heroin minefield

    Everybody knows heroin is a highly addictive opioid narcotic that first robs ambition, then dignity, and, all too often these days, one’s freedom and/or life. The destructive heroin epidemic is widely documented as news stories abound of...

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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    Ephrata music community again recognized among best in United States

    Ephrata Area School District has been named among the 2016 Best Communities for Music Education in the United States, according to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. Of the 13,515 school districts in the United...

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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    Ephrata High School Class of 2016

    Ephrata High School will hold its 121st commencement exercises Thursday, June 2. Ephrata Area School District announced Tuesday that 313 seniors will be graduating during ceremonies set for 7 p.m. at War Memorial Field. It will be...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Dillon Good delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s victory over Cumberland Valley. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Delivering the ‘Goods’

     Senior pitcher blanks Cumberland Valley as Mounts reach title game The Ephrata baseball team made a little history Tuesday. That’s kind of saying something based on the fact that the Mounts have won a slew of section...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Typically held on the third Saturday of month at The Whistle Stop, The Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market is on hiatus in 2016. Photo by Patrick Burns.
    Ephrata Merchants Association replaced by The Ephrata Alliance

    Monthly open-air market on hiatus in 2016. Many events will continue, run by new groups. By Patrick Burns For the first time since 2013, the Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market no longer buzzes on the third...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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    Ephrata’s 121st graduation will be its first live-streamed

    Ceremony set for June 2 at War Memorial The Ephrata Area School District announced this week that next week’s graduation ceremony, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday June 2 at War Memorial Field (weather permitting), will be streamed...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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