• The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors  from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21. The theme in June is international.
    ‘Mark’et it on your calendar

      Ephrata’s open air market will feature more than 20 vendors, international theme Saturday The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors selling their wares at the Downtown...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • A nice crowd gathered in the lawn in front of the bandshell Sunday for a special Father's Day performance by the Ephrata Concert Band. Current conductor Lincoln Fogelsanger (shown) will give way to long-time director Carl Tobias for the show this Sunday, June 22.
    Tobias back to conduct Concert Band June 22

      Carl Tobias, who conducted the Ephrata Concert Band for 23 years before becoming conductor emeritus in 2009, will fill in as conductor for the June 22 program and also show his vocal talents with a solo...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Getting a big, extra special hug after the ceremony is senior Shane Howe. (Photo by Jeremy Bischoff)
    EHS Graduation Photos Run the Gamut of Emotions

    With a near perfect evening, emotions were running high at Ephrata High School’s 119th Commencement exercises last Thursday. (All photos, except where noted, were taken by Jeremy Bischoff)

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Tatiana Davis shows her school spirit.
    EHS gets its outdoor ceremony at 119th commencement

    Mostly sunny skies and 77-degree temperatures greeted exiting seniors and their guests at Ephrata High School’s Class of 2014 commencement ceremony on June 5. The 119th commencement at Ephrata War Memorial Field completed a changing of the...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Valedictorian Grace Chon is outstanding in many ways

    Being named as Ephrata Area High School’s valedictorian June 3 came as a surprise to graduating senior Grace Chon. The Ephrata resident explained that for the past few years she had been ranked second in her class,...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Rail Trail project going to bid

    Phase II of the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail project is going to bid. After much discussion, the Akron Borough Council agreed Monday to bid the project with two options, a street-level rail trail crossing at Main...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Band director Lincoln Fogelsanger leads the Ephrata Concert Band, which will open its 40th season at 
7:30 p.m. June 15 in the bandshell at Thomas Grater Community Park.
    Ephrata Concert Band celebrating 40th anniversary

    The Ephrata Concert Band will open its 40th anniversary “Concerts in the Park” season at 7:30 p.m. June 15 in the bandshell at Thomas Grater Community Park. The season will continue with concerts on the following seven...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Ian E. Swarr, 16, Make-A-Wish Convoy regular, lifetime member of several local fire and rescue companies

    Ian E. Swarr, 16, of Washington Boro, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 7, 2014 at home surrounded by family and friends after a brilliant, heroic fight with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Born May 28, 1998, in Lancaster, he was...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Ephrata’s Wiker named National Merit Scholar

    Ephrata High School senior Julia Wiker has been awarded an honor through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which draws approximately 1.5 million entrants each year. Wiker is a 2014 National Merit Scholar, who received the Corporate-sponsored Merit...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Ephrata Community Hospital Day in the Park set for June 7

    Hospital Day in the Park is set for June 7 at Grater Memorial Park in Ephrata from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.. It is hosted by WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. The schedule for this year’s event includes all the...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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