• The health fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 during the 63rd annual Day in the Park in Grater Memorial Park. It will feature health screenings, games and lots of information.
    Cooking demo & health fair featured at 2016 Day in the Park

    Get some great ideas for summer grilling and healthy side dishes at a cooking demonstration to be featured at the 2016 Day in the Park, Saturday, June 4, in Ephrata. The Ephrata Community Health Foundation is sponsoring...

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  • Photo by Captured Memories Photography Don't come home to this secret. This is a staged photo based on everyday addiction scenarios.
    Secrets of addiction: What you didn’t know

    “Secrets of Addiction” is the fourth feature in a monthly series on the addiction crisis that our society is facing. The series is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premiere 160-bed...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    Ephrata suffers loss of another student

    The Ephrata community once again was touched sadly by the death of a student, this time at the middle school. School officials informed the community through its website that Jack W. Wampler, 14, of Ephrata, an eighth-grade...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    Artist Shaun Hogarth brightens up trail again

    Shaun Hogarth’s routine lately included loading paint cans and brushes in his Honda Civic and lugging extension ladders down East King Street onto the Ephrata Rail Trail. Hogarth last week finished up all the heavy lifting on...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Priscilla Eberly, state Rep. Dave Zimmerman’s chief of staff, presenting Sgt. Eric Schmitt a citation.
    Pennsylvania VFW names Ephrata man police officer of the year

    The Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars named an Ephrata man as police officer of the year at its recent statewide public safety awards. Eric Schmitt, a sergeant in the Ephrata Police Department’s Patrol Division, was...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    School board weighs tax hike

    Ephrata area property owners can expect a bump in school taxes this year. A preliminary budget passed by Tuesday by the Ephrata Area School District board includes a 2.9 percent increase. The jump raises the tax rate...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    Too early to say if Aldi coming to township

    The question of whether an Aldi grocery store is coming to Ephrata Township remains up in the air. Engineer Jim Caldwell addressed the issue at Tuesday’s Ephrata Township Supervisors meeting and said any possibility that the store...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Chloe McBee, Lititz, (front, left) and Gia K’metz, Ephrata, spend some time in ‘Carol’s Corner.’ Denise Himmelreich, a self-taught local artist, painted a portrait of Carol in the room, reading to a group of African children
    Denver area woman remembered for her dedication to children

    Go Fund Me page set up in her honor Carol Kasenchak began working at Tomorrow’s World Early Learning Center in 1989, two years after the center opened. She worked primarily in the preschool room, but also spent...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Rail Trail will eventually be 7 miles long, connecting Lititz to sections already completed in Akron and Ephrata.
    Rail trail to Lititz still on target for 2018

    The newest link in Warwick Township’s rails-to-trails path is well underway, eventually crossing Newport Road and traveling more than a mile to Picnic Woods Road. Right now, the trail that leads from the township municipal campus stops...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • ACI Construction owner Dan Buch, has offered his parking lot and access to the the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail. Photo by Pat Burns.
    … He put up a parking lot

    ACI Construction has offered Ephrata Rail Trail users bang for their Buch. That would be in the form of Dan Buch, ACI owner, who’s provided a parking lot for trail users. “We were really on board with...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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