• Dutchland Derby Rollers enter second decade of play

    Women’s Roller Derby sounds like a 1950s thing, and if you watch it on YouTube it’s pure entertainment with skaters on a high-bank track creating havoc with their opponents at breakneck speed. But don’t be fooled, roller...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Kevin Carvell joins ‘Seniors’ dogumentary as executive producer

    Ephrata native and filmmaker Kevin Carvell has reteamed with Gorman Bechard, the acclaimed director of “A Dog Named Gucci,” the 2015 ASPCA Media Excellence Award winner. Carvell will executive produce and Bechard will direct the all-new film...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Leshers married 70 years

    Pierce and Ethel Lesher are celebrating 70 years of marriage this week. They were married May 10, 1947, in St. Paul’s Lutheran and Reformed Church in Adamstown. They have one son, Kent, husband of Jane; three grandchildren:...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Forever Friends

    Friends of the Ephrata Public Library have raised about $881K between 1984-2016 and donated about $50K per year since 2010 By Patrick Burns Friends of the Ephrata Public Library may be gone but it’s certainly not forgotten....

    • Posted May 8, 2017
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  • About 60 people gathered at Ephrata Borough Council's meeting Monday to hear results of the pilot Conceptual Development Program which assessed the redevelopment potential for the Wenger Feed Mill. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Community participates in study examining possible redevelopment uses for the Wenger Feed Mill

    There’s no consensus on what the community wishes to make of the former Wenger Feed Mill property in the heart of downtown Ephrata Borough. However, the possibilities are intriguing, according to the first-of-its-kind study conducted by teams...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Ephrata police and area emergency responders were also a key part of creating an accident scene in front of the high school during the “Every 15 Minutes” program last Thursday and Friday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata High School holds ‘Every 15 Minutes’ program

    The Every 15 Minutes program was presented to Ephrata High School students April 27 and 28. Students in grades 11 and 12 were exposed to real life experiences and motivational learning opportunities. Ephrata High School incorporates this...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Jill Shober Hilt (left), president of the former Friends of the Ephrata Public Library, and Lorraine Bowman (right), a fixture with the Friends since it launched in 1983. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Forever Friends

    Friends of the Ephrata Public Library have raised about $881K between 1984-2016 and donated about $50K per year since 2010 Friends of the Ephrata Public Library may be gone but it’s certainly not forgotten. The group officially...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • The executive team of the Ephrata Area Education Foundation includes (front row, left to right) Dean Hoover, president; Connie Kirby, vice president; (back, l-r) Aaron Groff, treasurer; Ann Marie Haus, secretary and executive director
    Foundation making huge impact

    Has awarded 119 grants totaling nearly $168K to EASD programs Over the past several years, school administrators across the country have had to scramble to deal with an ever-shrinking revenue stream. However, the Ephrata Area School District...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Grease was the word…

                                  Photos by Dick Wanner

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Josh Battisti
    Played well…Cocalico junior defies Asperger’s; lands lead in Reading musical production

    To meet 17-year-old Josh Battisti, a budding thespian and junior at Cocalico High School, one may never expect to link him with the word autism. The theater-obsessed teen is often all smiles, in and out of character....

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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