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    Bring a visitor to Second Friday

    Win a free dinner for two If you attend Second Friday on April 8 between 5 and 9 p.m., and bring along a guest from outside the 17543 area code, be sure to stop by a downtown...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a budget briefing for reporters at his official residence. *** Local Caption *** AP Photo/Marc Levy
Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a budget briefing for reporters at his official residence.
    Local lawmakers lose patience on budget impasse

    The prevailing gridlock in Harrisburg over the lingering budget impasse preoccupied local lawmakers this past week… …Even more than usual. Several GOP House members and State Sen. Ryan Aument sent urgent messages to Gov. Tom Wolf, warning,...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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    McCormac resigns in Akron; replacement sought

    The day after Akron Borough Council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 14, Councilman Dan McCormac sent an email to his fellow council members telling them of his intention to resign from borough council. The vacancy created by...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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    ‘Owl’ be seeing you…

    The buzz began about a month ago, and now the suspicions of many have proven true regarding the owl, which has once again taken up residence in the tree along the creek in Ephrata’s Tom Grater Park....

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Never. Lose. Hope.

    Drug addiction is everyone’s problem. The nationwide epidemic is well known, but local stories of fatal overdoses and struggles with recovery go largely unnoticed. The Ephrata Review is publishing a monthly series that covers these local stories....

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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    Laura’s Ladder: Emerging from addiction

    “Laura’s Ladder” is the second in a monthly series on the addiction crisis that too many people are battling. The series is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premier 160 bed...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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    My little brother: As told by a grieving big sister

    This is a local family’s drug addiction tragedy as told by a sister who lost a brother to an overdose less than a year ago. It happened right here in our community, and it happens more often...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Lowell Haws (right) was presented with a plaque by Chuck Mummert, 1st vice president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ephrata’s incorporation as a borough
    Making history: Borough officer saluted statewide

    Last August, Sgt. Eric Schmitt of the Ephrata Police Department was called to a non-responsive victim in the Ephrata Walmart parking lot. Within minutes of arriving, he recognized it was more than a simple case of someone...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • This was the scene in downtown Ephrata in September of 1953, shortly after the town’s own Evelyn Ay was crowned Miss America. A huge celebration was held and many of the items associated with Ay’s amazing story, including the large banner that was across Main Street, are part of the new Ephrata Bor - ough 125th Anniversary display at the Historical Society Of The Cocalico Valley.
    Historical Society’s new exhibit honors Ephrata’s 125th anniversary

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the Borough of Ephrata with a special exhibit that opens on Saturday, March 19. Curated by former Ephrata Mayor Clarence E....

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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    Be sure to use 717 when calling The Ephrata Review

    We’ve recently upgraded the phone system at The Ephrata Review, The Lititz Record Express and Lancaster Farming, and the new system requires a 10-digit number, even when you’re dialing within the 717 area code. Some phone systems...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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