• The beer section at the Lititz Weis, the first supermarket to sell beer in the Lancaster County,  has expanded from 300 to 800 beers.
    Near beer

    Weis cafe ready to open Beer could be available at Weis Market in Ephrata by the end of next week. Weis spokesman Dennis Curtin said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board confirmed the company’s application to transfer a...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • Ada and Clayton Musselman
    New exhibit opens here

      The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is pleased to announce the opening of a special exhibit, “The Musselmans of Murrell, Pioneer Dealers in Pennsylvania German and Early American Antiques,” Feb. 14. Admission is free to...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • ER Ephrata Arson Fire001
    Arson investigation intensifies

    by PATRICK BURNS Ephrata Police and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal are investigating an arson fire set on the 900 block of Fairview Avenue in October. Ephrata Police Detective Graeme Quinn said Tuesday investigators are in...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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    1K in Kelly

    Ephrata Coach Mike Garman (right) greets senior Kelly Liebl moments after she became the seventh girl in Ephrata history to reach 1,000 career points. For the complete story on Liebl’s latest achievement, turn to page B1.

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Dr. Jacy Clugston Hess
    EASD hires new assistant superintendent

      Despite some recent calls to not replace the position, Ephrata Area School District has a new assistant superintendent. Dr. Jacy Clugston Hess was unanimously approved by the school board in a special meeting of the whole...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • John Porter
    ECH president moves into key WellSpan Health position

      WellSpan Health has named WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital President John M. Porter Jr. as the regional health system’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Porter will continue to serve a dual role...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • 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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