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    Benefit concert to support Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County

    Will be located next to Lititz Public Library The Ephrata American Legion Cloister Post 429 will be rockin’ like it’s 1964 on April 17. The Velaires, central Pennsylvania’s iconic 1960s classic rock ‘n roll band, will be...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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    At 90, Elva Stauffer is still one of a kind

    Whenever Elva Stauffer is making schnitz un knepp, she calls customers from a list she keeps on the wall by the phone at her Cloister Restaurant. “Kumm esse!” Stauffer says, which is the Pennsylvania Dutch saying for,...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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    Taste of The Town, The Hill is Tops for Food, Fun and Friends

    With its relaxed Cheers-like atmosphere, The Hill is always a hit for fun and flavor. At the The Hill in Ephrata, you’ll find smooth sippin’ tequilas, innovative weekend creations, weeklong entertainment and good friends to enjoy it...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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    Hoover siblings share intense THON experience

    Being part of a 46-hour dance marathon that raised an incredible $9.77 million to benefit families dealing with pediatric cancer is something Ephrata’s Michael and Kathryn Hoover won’t soon forget. Last weekend’s Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Brady Spangler won’t be 21 until he’s actually 84 years old.
    Leap year Birthday: Wait ‘four’ it…

    Brady Spangler was born at 6 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. And on Monday he’ll finally celebrate his first birthday. Brady, whose mother Jessica works in Ephrata, has waited patiently...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • EASD building ‘Better Future’ for these students

    The Ephrata Area School District’s Project Build a Better Future program is aimed at giving students in need of additional life skills training a boost through a new approach. Based at the Ephrata High School facility on...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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    Beth’s Story: Commentary on an epidemic that hits close to home

    “Beth’s Story” is the first in a five-part monthly series on the addiction epidemic that our society is facing. While names, locations, and dates have been changed to protect her family, Beth’s story is true and sadly...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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    Taste of The Town, Evergreen Diner Has Something for Every Taste

    Evergreen Diner Has Something for Every Taste Do you like seafood, while he likes steak? Do you like hearty meat and potatoes dishes, while she likes healthy salads? Is Italian food your favorite, but he wants breakfast...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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    EHS talent will be on stage Thursday

    Ephrata Student Council’s annual Talent Show will hit the stage of the high school auditorium, Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. In addition to the numerous student acts, the judges will also participate in a lip sync...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Kathryn and Michael Hoover outside the Bryce Jordan Center at last October’s THON 5K run.
    THON: Ephrata siblings ready to dance

    Ephrata’s Michael and Kathryn Hoover will be among the more than 700 dancers crowding the floor at Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center this weekend for the annual THON dance marathon. Both siblings are excited about being...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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